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Audley Places in New Hampshire USA

The following advert for 'R S Audley Incorporated'  a General Construction & Contracting company was photographed in New Hampshire USA where the company is based.

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Audley Places in Arizona USA

Audley, Yavapal, County, Arizona USA

 

 On the Smith Map of 1879 the place was called Audrey

On the General Land Office Map of  1921 and and the United Stated Geological Survey map of 1923 the place was called Audley

  Station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad 11 miles west of Sigliman, at the head of the Aubrey valley and Should have been spelt that way, after Francoise Xavier Aubrey. According to A G Wells the President of the Santa Fe Railroad " It was originally Aubrey, but there was another station on the Santa Fe by this name of much earlier use, so it was changed to Audley
 

The above has been taken from "Arizona Place Names" by Will C Barnes

This document  refers to the place as Audley

  The following two maps show the location of Audley in Yavapal County, Arizona, close to 'the historic Route 66
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  In the map below the locator shows the location of Audley
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Audley Places in Wiltshire

 In Wiltshire there are the following places associated with the Audley surname;

    • Audley Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral
    • Audley House, Salisbury
  Audley Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral
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  Edmund Audley became Bishop of Salisbury in 1502. He built Audley Chapel within Salisbury Cathedral and lived in Audley House (see below)
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   Inside the Audley Chapel    Ceiling of the Audley Chapel
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    The Ceiling Bosses in Audley Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral
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     Coat of Arms on Alter Cloth
  Audley Chapel was built (perpendicular style and of Bath Limestone, possibly Haslebury) by Bishop Audley (1502-24) as his chantry and was built in honour of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Refurnished as memorial to Bishop Lovett 1936-46. Frieze with shields bearing Audley’s arms and those of diocese. Niches formerly contained effigies removed during Reformation. Inside two bosses displaying his arms, eastern one surrounded by roses and pomegragnates symbolising Henry V111 marriage to Catherine of Aragon. Her symbol was ordered to be excised everywhere after their divorce, but this one couldn’t be – or was overlooked. On east wall mutilated carving of Assumption (chapel was damaged during Reformation) is now covered by painting of Virgin and Child. Altar frontal shows Audley’s initials (EA) and design of Tudor roses and pomegranates with arms of diocese. Altar cushion bears intitials of Edmund of Sarum. Kneeler has dragon based on carving on cornice outside. These are all the work of the Sarum Group of Embroiderers and were done in 1980. Bishop Audley’s tomb is on the south side of the chantry, set into the wall.
‘Externally the chapel is richly decorated with Audley’s initials and his heraldry, together with HIS and Maria monograms. The chapel was brightly coloured externally and internally, making it a conspicuous target for Reformation iconoclasts’. (from Sumptuous and Richly Adorned by Sarah Brown)
       
     Audley House, Salisbury
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Audley Places in County Down Northern Ireland

In County Down Northern Ireland is the following place associated with the Audley surname:

  • Audley's Castle, Audleystown, County Down
  • Audleystown Cairn, County Down.
  Audley's Castle, Audleystown, County Down
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Information about Audley's Castle:

       
     Audleystown Cairn, County Down
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  I wonder whether an Audley ancestor was buried here!!    
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Audley Places in Surrey

 In Surrey there is the following place associated with the Audley surname;

        • Commerative Brass to {Z38} John Touchet Lord Audley in St James Church, Shere
  St James Church, Shere
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  St James Church Shere
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The commerative Brass to {Z38} John Touchet; Lord Audley

The History of St James Church Shere states: 'A second brass in the chancel floor commemorates Lord Audley, who died in 1490 (some documents state that he died in 1491). Granted the Manor of Shere in 1466, he became Lord Treasurer in 1484, and three years later, he passed the manor to Sir Reginald Bray, a prominent court figure.

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   The individuals name in the boarder around the brass

County Churches - Surrey by J. E. Morris B.A. published in 1910 indicates that the brass originally formed part of a table-tomb that originally stood in the chapel and was 'wickedly stolen' with only a small section of the border remaining. It would appear the brass was reinstated dueing the 1911 refurbishments of the church.

 

 

On this website there are three brasses commemorating various members of the Audley Family. The following links will take you to the other brasses;

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