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Henry de Audithley and Bertred Mainwaring

Henry de AUDITHLEY. Sheriff of Staffordshire. (Audley)(Alditheley) [Familytree].
Born about 1175; son of Adam de AUDITHLEY and Mabella de STONLEIGH.

His father, Adam de Alditheley, held Alditheley (Staffordshire) from the Verdons in 1186. Henry began his career as constable to Hugh de Lacy (whose first wife was a Verdon) when Earl of Ulster, and, on Hugh's disgrace (1214), attached himself to Ranulph, the great royalist Earl of Chester, and was rewarded by the crown with a forfeited estate (1216). (S4).

He was in great favor with Ranulph de Meschines, Earl of Chester and Lincoln (the most powerful subject in England in his time). Henry de Alditheley obtained from Ranulph de Meschines a grant of Newhall in Cheshire, with manors in Staffordshire and other parts, and for his adhesion to King John, in that monarch's struggle with the insurrectionary barons, a royal grant of the lordship of Storton, in Warwickshire, part of the possessions of Robert of Summerville. In the four first years of the reign of King Henry III he filled the office of sheriff for the counties of Salop and Stafford, as deputy for his patron, the great Earl Ranulph.

In the 10th year of Henry III, Henry de Alditheley was appointed governor of the castles of Carmarthen and Cardigan, and made sheriff the next year of the counties of Salop and Stafford and constable of the castles of Salop and Bridgenorth, which office he held for five years.

Upon his retirement from office, he had a confirmation of all such lands whereof he was then possessed, as well as those granted to him by Ranulph, Earl of Chester, and Nicholas de Verdon, as those in Ireland, given him by Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Ulster, whose constable he was in that province. He subsequently obtained diverse other territorial grants from the crown.

When Richard Mareschal, Earl of Pembroke, rebelled, and made an incursion into Wales, King Henry III thought it prudent to secure the persons of Henry Audithley, and all the other barons-marchers. He was afterwards, however, constituted governor of Shrewsbury, in the place of John de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, and on the death of John, Earl of Chester, governor of the castle of Chester, and also that of Beeston, then called the "Castle on the Rock," and soon after made governor of Newcastle-under-Lyne.

He served as sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire 1227 and 1229, as deputy for the Earl of Chester, from whom he obtained large grants of lands. On acquiring Heleigh Castle he made it his chief seat, but was entrusted by the crown, with the constableship of several castles on the Welsh borders from 1223 to his death. (S4).

He married Bertred Mainwaring, daughter of Ralph de Meisnilwarin.

Heleigh Castle, located near Madeley, Staffordshire, was built by Henry de Aldithley (later "de Audley"), Sheriff of Shropshire 1227-1232. He also built the nearby Red Castle, Shropshire. (S2). The Castle Heleigh was begun by Henry de Audley in 1233. (S3).

He endowed the nearby Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary at Hulton in 1223, and donated to it a large amount of land, some of which was an inheritance from his mother and some of which was purchased. (S2). He endowed the nearby Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary at Hulton in 1223, and donated to it a large amount of land, some of which was an inheritance from his mother and some of which was purchased. (S4).

He died in 1236. (S1). His death took place shortly before 11 November 1246, when his son James de Audley did homage. (S4).

Bertred MAINWARING. (Meinilwarin, Meisnilwarin). [Familytree].
Born about 1180; daughter of Ralph de MEINILWARIN and Amicia de MESCHINES.

CHILDREN of Henry de Audithley and Bertred Mainwaring:
  1. James de AUDLEY. [Familytree]. He married Ela LONGSPEE.
  3. Emma D'ALDITHLY


Henry de Audithley (c1175-1236) and Bertred Mainwaring  
James de Audley and Ela Longspee
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Hugh de Audley md  Isolde de Mortimer.     Nicholas de Audley and Katherine Giffard          
Hugh de Audley md  Margaret de Clare.      Nicholas de Audley and Joan Martin      
Margaret de Audley  md Ralph de Stafford.  Alice Audley and Hugh de Meinhill    
Hugh Stafford.  md Philippa de Beauchamp.  Isabella Meinhill and Thomas Shirley        
Edmund Stafford.  md Anne of Gloucester.   Hugh Shirley and Beatrix de Braose  
Humphrey Stafford.  md Anne Neville.       Ralph Shirley and Joan Basset        
Margaret Stafford md Robert Dunham.        Beatrice Shirley and John Brome        
John Dunham md Elizabeth Bowett.           Isabell Brome and Robert John Denton             
John Dunham II md Jean Thorland.           Alice Denton and Nicholas Purefoy            
John Dunham III md Benedict Folgamsee.     Edward Purefoy and Alice Fettiplace     
Ralph Dunham.  He married Elizabeth Wentworth. Mary Purefoy and Thomas Thorne
Thomas Dunham. He married Jane Bromley.        Susanna Thorne and (Cpt) Roger Dudley      
John Dunham Sr.. He married Susanna Kenney/Keno. Thomas Dudley and Dorothy Yorke
John Dunham Jr..  He married Mary.               Samuel Dudley and Elizabeth Smith     
Mary Dunham. She married  James Hamblin.         Dorothy Dudley and Moses Leavitt        
Elkenah Hamblin.  He married Abigail Hamblin.    Joseph Leavitt and Mary Wadleigh   
Sylvanus Hamblin.  He married Dorcas Fish.       Nathaniel Leavitt and Lydia Sanborn
Barnabus Hamblin.  He married Mary Bassett.      Jeremiah Leavitt and Sarah Shannon  
Isaiah Hamblin.  He married Daphne Haynes.       Jeremiah Leavitt and Sarah Sturdevant
Jacob Vernon Hamblin    ----     md    ----     Sarah Priscilla Leavitt. 
Ella Ann Hamblin md Warren Moroni Tenney         
Clive Vernon Tenney md Minnie Williams
Mildred Ella Tenney = Glenn Russell Handy
Deborah Lee Handy and Rodney Allen Morris