TOUCHET FAMILY

Orme TOUCHET

Born: 1070, Buglawton, Cheshire, England

Married: ?

Children:

1. Matthew TOUCHET

2. Jocelin TOUCHET (Lord of Buglanton)

3. Adam TOUCHET


Jocelin TOUCHET (Lord of Buglanton)

Born: ABT 1102, Mackworth

Father: Orme TOUCHET

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Henry TOUCHET (Lord of Long Clawson)


Henry TOUCHET (Lord of Long Clawson)

Born: ABT 1132, Buglanton, Cheshire, England

Died: ABT 1159

Father: Jocelin TOUCHET (Lord of Buglanton)

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Henry TOUCHET (Lord of Long Clawson)


Henry TOUCHET (Lord of Long Clawson)

Born: ABT 1104, Buglanton, Cheshire, England

Died: ABT 1178

Father: Henry TOUCHET (Lord of Long Clawson)

Mother:

Married: Maud ?


Matthew TOUCHET

Born: 1100

Father: Orme TOUCHET

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Simon TOUCHET


Simon TOUCHET

Born: 1132

Father: Matthew TOUCHET

Mother: ?

Married 1: Petronilla De CUMBRE

Children:

1. Robert TOUCHET

Married 2: Alice De COLEVILLE


Robert TOUCHET

Born: 1160

Father: Simon TOUCHET

Mother: Petronilla De CUMBRE

Married: Alice FITZROGER

Children:

1. Thomas TOUCHET


Thomas TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1192, Buglanton, Cheshire, England

Died: ABT 1235

Father: Robert TOUCHET

Mother: Alice FITZROGER

Married: Isambella ? (b. ABT 1178 - d. ABT 1248)

Children:

1. Henry TOUCHET

2. Robert TOUCHET

3. William TOUCHET


Henry TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1200

Died: 8 Jan 1242

Father: Thomas TOUCHET

Mother: Isambella ?

Married 1: Basilea ?

Married 2: Emma de AUDLEY

Children:

1. Simon TOUCHET (m. Alice Colville)


William TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1222, Great Cotes, Lincolnshire

Father: Thomas TOUCHET

Mother: Isambella ?

Married: Maud BURNELL

Children:

1. Nicholas TOUCHET


Nicholas TOUCHET

Died: 1312

Father: William TOUCHET

Mother: Maud BURNELL

Married: Alicia de KYME (dau. of Phillip De Kyme and Agnes (Alice) Walley)


Robert TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1218, Buglanton, Cheshire, England

Died: 13 Oct 1248

Father: Thomas TOUCHET

Mother: Isambella ?

Married: Eva De APLEBY

Children:

1. Thomas TOUCHET

2. Richard TOUCHET (b. 1246)


Thomas TOUCHET

Born: 1244, Buglanton, Cheshire, England

Died: 1315

Father: Robert TOUCHET

Mother: Eva De APLEBY

Married: Margery ?

Children:

1. Robert TOUCHET

2. Simon TOUCHET (b. 1279)


Robert TOUCHET

Born: 25 Dec 1264 / 1275, Buglawton, Cheshire, England

Died: 1337 / 1341, Mark Eaton, Derbyshire, England

Father: Thomas TOUCHET

Mother: Margery ?

Married 1: Agnes ? ABT 1294

Children:

1. Thomas TOUCHET

Married 2: Joan DUTTON ABT 1300

Children:

2. Robert TOUCHET


Robert TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1310

Father: Robert TOUCHET

Mother: Joan DUTTON

Married: Maud BROMHALL


Thomas TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1296, Mark Eaton, Derby, England

Died: 18 Aug 1350

Father: Robert TOUCHET

Mother: Agnes ?

Married: Joan ?

Children:

1. James TOUCHET

2. John TOUCHET of Markeaton (Sir)

3. Humphrey TOUCHET

4. Nicholas TOUCHET (1 B. Audley of Heleigh by writ - 10 B. Audley by Tenure)?


James TOUCHET

Born: 1312

Died: 1386

Father: Thomas TOUCHET

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Beatrice De AUDLEY (dau. of James De Audley 3 Baron Audley of Heleigh and Joan De Mortimer)

Children:

1. Roger TOUCHET

2. Humphrey TOUCHET

3. Charles TOUCHET

4. James TOUCHET

5. Elizabeth TOUCHET


Roger TOUCHET

Born: 1345, Maccleston, Derby, England

Father: James TOUCHET

Mother: Beatrice De AUDLEY

Married: Anne HUSSEY 1346

Children:

1. Beatrice TOUCHET


John TOUCHET of Markeaton (Sir)

Born: 25 Jul 1327, Maccleston, Derby, England

Died: 22 Jun 1371, Rochelle, Derby, England

Father: Thomas TOUCHET

Mother: Joan ?

Married: Joan De AUDLEY (b. ABT 1332) (dau. of James De Audley 3 Baron Audley of Heleigh and Joan De Mortimer)

Children:

1. John TOUCHET

2. Thomas TOUCHET (b. ABT 1352)

3. Richard TOUCHET of Mackworth


Richard TOUCHET of Mackworth

Born: ABT 1354, Mackworth

Father: John TOUCHET of Markeaton (Sir)

Mother: Joan De AUDLEY

Married: Catherine KNIVETON


John TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1350, Markeston, Derbyshire, England

Died: 23 Jun 1372

Father: John TOUCHET of Markeaton (Sir)

Mother: Joan De AUDLEY

Married: Maud De MORTIMER (b. ABT 1352 - d. 1405) BEF 1371

Children:

1. John TOUCHET (1 B. Audley of Heleigh)


John TOUCHET (1 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Born: 23 Apr 1371

Died: 19 Dec 1408

Notes: REF FarisPA. Of Magna Charta Surety descent and descendant of Charlemagne. Served under Henry IV in the war against Glendower and the French

Father: John TOUCHET

Mother: Maud De MORTIMER

Married: Isabel ?

Children:

1. James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

2. Margaret TOUCHET

3. Elizabeth TOUCHET


Margaret TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1399, Nether Stowery, Somerset, England

Died: 1 Jun 1438

Father: John TOUCHET (1 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Isabel ?

Married 1: John MANWARING (Sir)

Children:

1. William MAINWARING

Married 2: John LUTTRELL (Sir Knight)

Children:

2. James LUTTRELL (Sir Knight)

3. Juliana LUTTRELL

4. John LUTTRELL

Married 3: Robert COKER  AFT Mar 1431/2


Elizabeth TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1401

Father: John TOUCHET (1 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Isabel ?

Married: John BASKERVILLE

Children:

1. James BASKERVILLE (m. Catherine Devereux)

2. Jane BASKERVILLE (m. John Monington)


James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Born: ABT 1398, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: 23 Sep 1458/9, Blore Heath, Salop, Shropshire, England

Notes: slain by the Yorkists at the battle of Blore Heath.

Father: John TOUCHET (1 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Isabel ?

Married 1: Margaret De ROS (B. Audley of Heleigh) 24 Feb 1414/15, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. John TOUCHET (3 B. Audley of Heleigh)

2. Anne TOUCHET

3. Margaret TOUCHET (C. Tankerville)

Married 2: Eleanor HOLLAND (dau. of Edmund Holland, 4 E. of Kent, and Constance Plantagenet) 14 Feb  1428/29, Disp

Children:

4. Elizabeth TOUCHET (B. Cobham)

5. Constance TOUCHET

6. Humphrey TOUCHET (Sir Knight)

7. Edmund TOUCHET (Bishop of Rochester)

8. Thomas TOUCHET

9. Anne TOUCHET

10. Dau. TOUCHET


Anne TOUCHET

Born: 1422, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: 1503

Notes: Sir Thomas de Dutton with his brother John and eldest son Peter Dutton killed at the battle of Blore-Heath in Cheshire Sunday, 23 Sep 1459, during the War of the Roses. In 1527, at the death of Laurence Dutton of Dutton without a male heir, Dutton property passed to Sir Piers Dutton of Hatton whose right contested by heirs-general of Sir Hugh Dutton. In 1534, Termination of the Dutton lawsuit by awary of Henry VIII (May 16) by which Sir Piers Dutton of Hatton became owner of Dutton, confirmed by Act of Parliament in 1536.

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Margaret De ROS (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 1: Thomas DUTTON (Sir) (son of John Dutton and Margaret Savage)

Children:

1. Peter DUTTON

2. Margaret DUTTON (m.1 Thomas Aston - m.2 Ralph Vernon)

3. Anne DUTTON (m. Thomas Molyneux)

4. Isabel DUTTON (m. Christopher Southworth)

5. Maud DUTTON (m. William Booth)

6. John DUTTON (b. ABT 1444 - d. ABT 1473) (m. Margaret Molyneux)

7. Eleanor DUTTON (m. Richard Cholmondeley, Esq.)

8. Elizabeth DUTTON (m. Ralph Bostock)

9. Alice DUTTON

10. Laurence DUTTON (b. ABT 1458 - d. AFT 1522)

Married 2: Hugh DONE

Children:

11. Elizabeth DONE (m. John Egerton)


Margaret TOUCHET (C. Tankerville)

Born: 1422, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: BEF 2 Feb 1480/1, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Margaret De ROS (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 1: Richard GREY (3 E. Tankerville) 12 Jan 1458

Children:

1. John GREY (3 B. Powis)

2. Elizabeth GREY

Married 2: Roger VAUGHAN

Children:

3. Dau. VAUGHAN (m. Humphrey Newton)

Married 3: Son BERKELEY


Elizabeth TOUCHET (B. Cobham)

Born: ABT 1433

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Eleanor HOLLAND (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 1: Edward BROOKE (1 B. Cobham) ABT 1447, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. John BROOKE (2 B. Cobham)

2. Elizabeth BROOKE

3. Mary BROOKE

Married 2: Christopher WORSLEY BEF 8 Nov 1464


Constance TOUCHET

Born: 1443, Heleigh, Staffordshire

Died: AFT 1467

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Eleanor HOLLAND (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married: Robert WHITNEY of Whitney (son of Eustace Whitney and Jennet Russell) ABT 1464

Children:

1. James WHITNEY (Sir) (m. Blanche Milbourne)

2. Joan WHITNEY (m. Roger Vaughan)

3. Eleanor WHITNEY (m. John Pulleston)

4. John WHITNEY

5. Robert WHITNEY


Anne TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1446

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Eleanor HOLLAND (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 1: Edward COBHAM

Married 2: Richard De La BERE ABT 1462, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Thomas De La BERE

2. Seneca De La BERE (b. ABT 1486 - d. 1526) (m. Elizabeth Baskerville)


Dau. TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1442, Powis, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Eleanor HOLLAND (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married: Humphrey GREY ABT 1468

Children:

1. John GREY


Edmund TOUCHET (Bishop of Rochester)

Born: 1437, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: 23 Aug 1524, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Buried: Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Notes: Bishop of Rochester 1480-1493; of Hereford 1493-1502; and of Salisbury 1502-1524.

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Eleanor HOLLAND (B. Audley of Heleigh)


Thomas TOUCHET

Born: 1439, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: Jun 1507

Buried: Monastery, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Eleanor HOLLAND (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married: Catherine ? ABT 1469, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England

Children:

1. Anne AUDLEY (b. 1507)


Humphrey TOUCHET (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1435

Died: 6 May 1471, Battle of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Eleanor HOLLAND (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married: Elizabeth COURTENAY ABT 1462

Children:

1. Elizabeth TOUCHET

2. Philippa TOUCHET

3. John AUDLEY TOUCHET (Sir)


Elizabeth TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1472, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: BEF 5 Sep 1559

Father: Humphrey TOUCHET (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth COURTENAY

Married: John SYDENHAM (son of Walter Sydenham and Margaret Harcourt) (m. 2 Joan Arundell) ABT 1492, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Children:

1. Henry SYDENHAM (b. ABT 1493 - d. ABT 1519) (m. Eleanor Warre)

2. John SYDENHAM (Sir) (b. 1494 - d. 16 Apr 1557) (m. Ursula Brydges)

3. Alice SYDENHAM

4. Margery SYDENHAM

5. Thomas SYDENHAM of Whetstow (m. Elizabeth Gross)


Philippa TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1461, Dublin, Ireland?

Father: Humphrey TOUCHET (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth COURTENAY

Married: Richard HADLEY 1493

Children:

1. William HADLEY

2. John HADLEY

3. George HADLEY

4. Henry HADLEY

5. Jane HADLEY

6. Anne HADLEY

7. James HADLEY

8. Joan HADLEY


John AUDLEY TOUCHET (Sir)

Born: ABT 1468, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England

Died: 8 Apr 1529

Father: Humphrey TOUCHET (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth COURTENAY

Married: Muriel BREWSE (b. ABT 1468, Winham, Suffolk, England)

Children:

1. Ellen AUDLEY


Ellen AUDLEY

Born: ABT 1500, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England

Father: John AUDLEY TOUCHET (Sir)

Mother: Muriel BREWSE

Married: Thomas DERHAM (b. ABT 1498, Crimplesham, Norfolk, England) ABT 1522, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, England

Children:

1. Thomasine DERHAM (b. ABT 1525) (m. John Throckmorton)


John TOUCHET (3 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Born: 1420, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: 26 Sep 1490, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Notes: had livery of his lands in 1459-60, joined Edward IV, was summoned to parliament from 1461 to 1483, and was sworn of the privy council in 1471. He was employed in Britany in 1475, and was present at the coronation of Richard III, who appointed him lord treasurer in 1484.

Father: James TOUCHET (2 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Margaret De ROS (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married: Anne ECHINGHAM (B. Audley of Heleigh) (b. ABT 1420 - d. 7 May 1498) (dau. of Sir Thomas de Echyngham and Margaret Knyvett) (w. of Sir John Rogers) BEF 1456, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Children: 

1. Eleanor TOUCHET

2. Anne TOUCHET

3. Elizabeth TOUCHET

4. James TOUCHET (4 B. Audley of Heleigh)

5. John TOUCHET

6. Thomas TOUCHET


John TOUCHET

Father: John TOUCHET (3 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Anne ECHINGHAM (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 1: Dau. PLANTAGENET

Married 2: ?


Anne TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1455, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: 13 Nov 1559

Father: John TOUCHET (3 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Anne ECHINGHAM (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married: John WINGFIELD of Letheringham (Sir)

Children:

1. Anthony WINGFIELD of Letheringham (Sir Knight)

2. Edward WINGFIELD

3. Edmund WINGFIELD

4. Margaret WINGFIELD

5. Elizabeth WINGFIELD

6. Anne WINGFIELD

7. Hugh WINGFIELD


Eleanor TOUCHET

Father: John TOUCHET (3 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Anne ECHINGHAM (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married: Roger LEWKNOR of Dedisham and Bodiam (Sir Knight) (b. 1465 - d. 1543)

Children:

1. Jane LEWKNOR (m.1 Christopher Pickering - m.2 Sir Arthur Pole - m.3 Sir William Barentyn)


James TOUCHET (4 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Born: 1468/9, Heleigh, Staffordshire, England

Died: 28 Jun 1497, London, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: John TOUCHET (3 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Anne ECHINGHAM (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 1: Margaret DARREL (dau. of Richard Darrell and Margaret Beaufort, C. Stafford) BEF 1483, Lillington Dayrell, Buckinghamshire, England

Children:

1. John TOUCHET (5 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 2: Joan BOURCHIER (B. Audley of Heleigh) ABT 1488


John TOUCHET (5 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Born: 1483, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England

Died: BEF 20 Jan 1558

Father: James TOUCHET (4 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Margaret DARREL

Married: Mary GRIFFIN

Children:

1. George TOUCHET (6 B. Audley of Heleigh)

2. Richard TOUCHET (b. 1511)

3. Edward TOUCHET (b. 1513)


George TOUCHET (6 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Born: 1509, Braybrooke, N, England

Died: 1560

Father: John TOUCHET (5 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Mary GRIFFIN

Married 1: Elizabeth TUKE (dau. of Sir Brian Tuke and Grizell Boughton)

Children:

1. Henry TOUCHET (7 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 2: Joan PLATT (B. Audley of Heleigh)


Henry TOUCHET (7 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Died: 30 Dec 1563

Father: George TOUCHET (6 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Elizabeth TUKE

Married: Elizabeth SNEYDE

Children:

1. George TOUCHET (1 E. Castleheaven)

2. James (Francis) TOUCHET (b. 1553, Audley, Staffodshire, England)

3. Anne TOUCHET (b. 1565, Norton, Cheshire, England)

4. Elizabeth TOUCHET (b. 1557, Audley, Staffodshire, England)

5. Anne TOUCHET (b. 1549)

6. Catherine TOUCHET (b. 1553)


George TOUCHET (1 E. Castleheaven)

Born: ABT 1550

Died: 20 Feb 1616/7

Notes: 8 B. Audley of Heleigh. Governor of Utrecht. Wounded at the siege of Kinsale on 24 Dec 1601, was an undertaker in the plantation of Ulster, was summoned by writ to the Irish House of Lords on 11 Mar 1613/14, was created a peer of Ireland as Baron Audley of Orier, co. Armagh, and Earl of Castlehaven, co. Cork, on 6 Sep 1616.

Father: Henry TOUCHET (7 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Mother: Elizabeth SNEYDE

Married 1: Lucia MERVYN (d. ABT 1611)

Children:

1. Christian TOUCHET

2. Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

3. Mary TOUCHET

4. Eleanor TOUCHET (b. 1579)

5. Maria TOUCHET (b. 1585)

6. Eleanor TOUCHET (b. 1589)

Married 2: Elizabeth NOEL (C. Castlehaven)


Mary TOUCHET

Born: ABT 1578

Died: 1611

Notes: in May 1594, after a brief stint at the court of Queen Elizabeth, Mary married Thomas Thynne in a clandestine wedding. They were sixteen. They kept the marriage secret, since their families were bitter enemies and the story, when it came out, is said to have inspired Shakespeare to write 'Romeo and Juliet'. The Thynnes attempted to have the marriage annulled but were unsuccessful. In Nov 1605, Thomas inherited Longleat, Wiltshire and Mary lived there, managing the estate, until his death. Mary died in childbirth. 

Father: George TOUCHET (1 E. Castleheaven)

Mother: Lucia MERVYN

Married: Thomas THYNNE (b. 1578 - d. 1639) May 1594, Beaconsfield

Children:

1. John THYNNE (b. 1604 - d. young)

2. James THYNNE (Sir) (d. 12 Oct 1670) (m. Isabella Rich)

3. Thomas THYNNE (b. 1611)

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Mary Touchet when pregnant

by Mytens, 1611


Christian TOUCHET

Born: 1587

Father: George TOUCHET (1 E. Castleheaven)

Mother: Lucia MERVYN

Married: Henry MERVYN

Children:

1. Deborah MERVYN

2. Audley MERVYN


Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

Born: ABT 1592

Died: 14 May 1631, Tower Hill, London, England

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: George TOUCHET (1 E. Castleheaven)

Mother: Lucia MERVYN

Married 1: Elizabeth BARNHAM (dau. and heiress of Benedict Barnham, Alderman of London and Dorothea Smythe)

Children:

1. James TOUCHET (3 E. Castlehaven)

2. George TOUCHET (Monk)

3. Mervyn TOUCHET (11 B. Audley of Heleigh)

4. Lucy TOUCHET

5. Frances TOUCHET

6. Dorothy TOUCHET

Married 2: Anne STANLEY (B. Chandos of Sudeley / C. Castleheaven)


Lucy TOUCHET

Father: Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

Mother: Elizabeth BARNHAM

Married: John ANKETELL of Farriby

Children:

1. Frances ANKETELL (m. Thomas O'Grady, ancestor of Viscount Standish O'Grady)

Married 2: Gerald FITZMAURICE (son of Lord Kerry)


Frances TOUCHET

Father: Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

Mother: Elizabeth BARNHAM

Married: Richard BUTLER of Kilcash


Dorothy TOUCHET

Father: Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

Mother: Elizabeth BARNHAM

Married: Edmund BUTLER (son and heir of Lord Mountgarret)


George TOUCHET (Monk)

Died: ABT 1689

Notes: Benedictine monk, born at Stalbridge, Dorset, was second son of Mervyn Touchet, twelfth lord Audley and second Earl of Castlehaven, and younger brother of James Audley, third Earl of Castlehaven. He made his solemn profession in the chapel of English Benedictine monastery of St. Gregory at Douay on 22 Nov 1643, taking in religion the name of Anselm. He was sent to the mission in the southern province of England, and was appointed chaplain to Queen Catherine of Braganza about 1671 with a salary of 100 a year and apartments in Somerset House. He was banished in 1675, and, by act of parliament in 1678, was expressly excluded from the succession to the earldom of Castlehaven.

Father: Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

Mother: Elizabeth BARNHAM


James TOUCHET (3 E. Castelhaven)

Born: 1617

Died: 11 Oct 1684

Notes: 10 B. Audley of Heleigh. Eldest son and heir of Mervyn, lord Audley, second Earl of Castlehaven, by his first wife, Elizabeth Barnham. His father, a man of the most profligate life, who married for his second wife Lady Anne, daughter of Ferdinando Stanley, fifth Earl of Derby, and widow of Grey Brydges, fifth baron Chandos, was executed for unatural offences, after a trial by his peers, on 14 may 1631. When a mere boy of thirteen or fourteen, James, Earl of Castlehaven, was married to Elizabeth Brydges (daughter of his father's second wife, Anne, by her first husband, Grey Brydges, fifth baron Chandos of Sudeley). When scarcely twelve years of age, the girl have been forced by her stepfather into criminal intercourse with her mother's paramour, Henry Skipworth or Skipwith. She died in 1679, and was buried on 16 Mar at St. Martin's-in-the-fields. Utterly neglected as to his education, and discusted at the scene of bestiality he was compelled to witness, but preserving his natural sense of decency intact, 'he appealed for protection from the Earl, his natural father, to the father of his country, the king's majesty', and was instrumental in bringing his father to justice. His conduct, though a severe strain on his filial duty, was regarded with aproval, and on 3 Jun 1633 he was created Baron Audley of Heleigh, with remainder 'to his heirs for ever', and with the place and precedency of George, his grandfather; but in the meanwhile most of his father's estates in England had passed into the possession of Lord Cottington and others. In so far as the creation was virtually a restoration to an ancient dignity it lay outside the power of the crown alone to make it, but necessary confirmation was obtained by act of parliament in 1678. As for the Irish peerage, it was held to be protected by the statute 'de donis', preserving all entailed honours against forfeiture for felony.

Father: Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

Mother: Elizabeth BARNHAM

Married 1: Elizabeth BRYDGES (C. Castleheaven)

Married 2: Elizabeth GRAVES (C. Castlehaven)


Mervyn TOUCHET (11 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Died: 1686

Father: Mervyn TOUCHET (2 E. Castlehaven)

Mother: Elizabeth BARNHAM

Married 1: Mary TALBOT (B. Audley of Heleigh)

Children:

1. James TOUCHET (12 B. Audley of Heleigh)

Married 2: Mary ARUNDELL (B. Audley of Heleigh)


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