The Right Honourable
The Baron Audley
Arms of Tuchet: Ermine, a chevron gules
|Member of Parliament|
30 September 1566 – 5 April 1614
|Died||20 February 1617|
He succeeded his father as 11th Baron Audley and 8th Baron Tuchet on 30 December 1563, and served in the Parliament of England from 30 September 1566 to 5 April 1614. He was a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. He was Governor of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and Governor of Kells, County Meath, Ireland. He was wounded at the Battle of Kinsale, 24 December 1601. He resided primarily in Ireland and was summoned by writ to the Irish House of Lords 11 March 1613/1614.
Marriage and issue
Before 28 August 1584, he married Lucy Mervyn, who died before April 1610, only daughter of Sir James Mervyn, Knt. (1529-1 May 1611) and his first wife Amy Clarke from Fonthill in Wilts, acoording to Burke, John Mervyn.
They had seven children:
- Eleanor Tuchet (1590 – 1652), who married:
- Sir John Davies, attorney of the king.
- Sir Archibald Douglas 7th of Tilquhillie (died 1644).
- Mervyn (1593 – 1631)
- Sir Ferdinando Tuchet K.B., who married widow of Sir John Rodney.
- Anne Tuchet, who married Edward Blount Esq.
- Elizabeth Tuchet, who married:
- Sir John Stawel.
- Sir Thomas Griffin.
- Mary Tuchet, who married Sir Thomas Thynne of Longleat.
- Christian Tuchet (c 1587 - before 1646), who married Sir Henry Mervyn, son of Sir James's distant cousin Edmund Esq, of Durford Abbey, Susssex. Adopted son of her grandfather and co-hier. Henry who was knighted in 1619 sold the Foothill estate to his brother-in-law, Mervyn. The had atleast two sons:
- James Mervyn
- Sir Audley Mervyn
On 29 August 1611, at St. Mary-le-Strand, Middlesex, he married his second wife, Elizabeth Noel (died 1644), the daughter of Sir Andrew Noel (died 1607) and his wife, née Mabel Harington. The couple had no children.
The administration of his will was granted to his daughter Eleanor, wife of Sir Archibald Douglas. He was succeeded as Earl of Castlehaven by his son, Mervyn. His widow married Sir Piers Crosby on 6 March 1618/19, and was living in 1644.
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|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation|| Earl of Castlehaven
1616 – 1617
| Baron Audley of Orier|
1616 – 1617
|Peerage of England|
| Baron Tuchet
1613 – 1617
| Baron Audley|
1613 – 1617