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{Z49} Bishop Edmund Audley

Whilst no image of Bishop Edmund Audley (c1439 - 1524) appears to exist his legacy can be seen from the following photographs

     Hereford Cathedral
         

 The list of Bishops Edmund Audley 1492

   The Audley Chapel    The Edmund Audley Monogram on chapel door
The 3 images above have been published with the kind permission of the Dean & Chapter of Hereford Cathedral who retain copyright and ownership

 

   Salisbury Cathedral
 Salisbury1    
 The Audley Chapel    Ceiling Boss showing Audley Coat of Arms
   The above photographs of Salisbury Cathedral are published by permission of Julie Wilson

 

Edmund Audley (c1439 - 1524) was the second son of James Tuchet, fifth Baron Audley and his second wife Eleanor Holland. He took the surname Audley. The key points in his life are summarised below:

   1463  

Probably resident at Lincoln College Oxford

   1467  

Graduated Bachelor of Arts (BA)

   1471  

Awarded Master of Arts (MA)

   1480  

Became Bishop of Rochester

  1482/3  

Awarded Doctorate of Theology (DTh)

  1464  

Admitted to prebend of Colwall in Hereford Cathedral

  1475  

Became archdeacon of the East Riding of Yorkshire

  1474  

Admitted canon and prebendary of St George's Chapel Windsor

  1479  

Also became archdeacon of Essex

  1492  

Transferred to become Bishop of Hereford

  1502  

Transferred to become Bishop of Salisbury

  1502  

Also appointed as chancellor of the Order of the Garter

  1524  

Died at Ramsbury and buried in the Audley Chapel Salisbury Cathedral

The above information summarised from the 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'

More information about Bishop Edmund Audley can be found in the following documents on this website

pdfAudley Pedigrees Chapter 9 titled Audley of Wiltshire, and of Swaffham, Co. Norfolk· Audley

pdfFamily Z - The Barons Audley file based on 'Baronagium Geanologicum'

 

{Z37} James Touchet 5th Lord Audley

{Z37} James Touchet 5th Lord Audley was slain at the Battle of Blore Heath on 23rd September 1459. His Family tree can be found in the 'History of Audley Family Z' file that can be found on the 'Family Tree' page of this website.

The two files below contain descriptions of the battle of Blore Heath.

pdfThe Wars of the Roses by Trevor Royal (pages 240 to 242)

Published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2005

pdfThe Daily Telegraph - British Battlefields by Philip Warner (356 to 363)

Published byOsprey Publishing between 1972 and 1975 in  four volumes.

Battlefieldimage1

 

{C47} Derek Dundonald Audley (1921 - 1942)

 

For Royal Air Force - 266 (Rhodesia)Squadron at Warmwell in Dorset Saturday 24th October 1942 was a fine day, with good visibility with a strong wind. Six anti - intruder patrols had been carried out without incident. Non-operational flying included formation practice, tail chasing and aerobatics. Unfortunately during these aerobatics, Sergeant Derek Dundonald Audley's Typhoon was seen to break up at 18,000 ft, scattering debris over 5 miles. He was buried on the afternoon of 27th October in the Churchyard of Holy Trinity, Warmwell, Dorset, the son of William & Constance Elizabeth Audley of Durban, South Africa.

 

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Sergeant D D Audley (778599)

The details of Sergeant Derek Dundonald Audley's short RAF career is listed below

Date of Enlistment                                       9 May 1941

(Duration of Present Emergency)

Ranks

Aircraftman Second Class                           9 May 1941

Leading Aircraftman                                    9 May 1941

Sergeant                                              9 November 1941

Mustering

Aircrafthand/pilot                                      9 May 1941

Under training pilot                                        Undated

Pilot                                                      27 February 1942

Postings

Salisbury                                                         9 May 1941

Initial Training Wing                                    9 May 1941

25 Elementary Flying Training School  1 August 1941

Initial Training Wing                            21 October 1941

20 Service Flying Training School    8 November 1941

Headquarters Middle East                        6 March 1942

3 Personnel Reception Centre                    10 May 1942

5 Air Defence Flight Unit 1                           5 June 1942

Grangemouth                                                  7 July 1942

58 Operational Training Unit                          Undated

266 (Rhodesia) Squadron                            9 September 1942

Killed on active service                       24 October 1942

 

{R45} William Audley or Aidley

  {R45} William Aidley or Audley was described as of Crowton a Brickmaker in the 1841 census and a farmer of Dodgley, Kingsley in the 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census. So between 1841 and 1851 his place of residence moved a distance of 3500 metre. This relocation is shown below in a series of images from Google Earth (2010) and the Cheshire Tithe Maps (produced between 1836 and 1851.)

The image below is based on Google Earth:

   moderncombined
 

The map below from the Crowton Tithe Map (date unknown) shows William Aidley or Audley occupying land as a joint occupier with Thomas Yearsley. In the 1841 census Thomas Yearsley was living adjacent to William Aidley. The land they occupied was owned by George Wilbraham. It is speculated that Thomas Yearsley may have been the father of Hannah Aidley the wife of William Aidley, but this remains to be proven.

   crowtontithe
 

The field details are as follows:

Plot: 341 Plot Name: Gardens Plot Size: 0 Acres 0 Roods 39 Perches

Plot: 342 Plot Name: Gardens Plot Size 0 Acres 0 Roods 0 Perches

The Google Earth image below shows the same location in 2010:

   crowtonmodern
 

The map below is the Tithe Map (circa 1845) for Kingsley and shows the fields that were occupied by William Aidley in 1851. The Landowner for all these fields was William Nichols.

   kingsleytithe
 

The Field details areas follows:

Plot: 153 Plot Name: Dodgeley Plot Size: 2 Acres 2 Roods 4 Perches

Plot; 157 Plot Name: Long Field Plot size: 3 Acres 1 Roods 2 Perches

Plot: 158 Plot Name: Willow Moor Hill Plot size: 5 Acres 1 Roods 21 Perches

Plot: 159 Plot Name: Backside Plot size: 1 Acres 0 Roods 39 Perches

Plot: 160 Plot Name: Homestead Yard & Garden Plot size: 0 Acres 2 Roods 30 Perches

Plot: 161 Plot Name: Near Common Lot Plot size: 4 Acres 1 Roods 6 Perches

Plot: 162 Plot Name: Further Common Lot Plot size: 4 Acres 3 Roods 23 Perches

The Google Earth Image below shows the same location in 2010

   kingsleymodern

{A51} Gordon Vernon Audley

Gordon Vernon Audley

Bronze Medal Olympic Speed Skater

(1928 to 2012)

 

   1928   born 20th April
   1939   at the age of 10 won his first speed skating competition, setting Manitoba records in both the 110 and 220 yard events
   1944   won the Junior Division in the Manitoba Open Championship
   1945  

broke the Manitoba Intermediate record

     

won the Saskatchewan Indoor Championships

     

won an invitation meeting in Detroit, Michigan

   1946  

won the Canadian Championship

      won the Manitoba Open and Closed (Intermediate class)
      second place in the North American Outdoor Championships
   1947   second place in the Manitoba Championships (Senior Class)
     

second place in the Canadian Championships (Senior Class)

   1948  

represented Canada in the Olympics in St Moritz

      he was placed 17th out of 42 skaters from 15 nations in the 500 metres speed skating event that took place on Saturday 31st January. His time was 45.3 seconds against a winning time of 43.1 seconds
      he was placed 32nd out of 45 skaters from 14 nations in the 1500 metres speed skating event that took place on Monday 2nd February. His time was 2 minutes 30 seconds against a winning time of 2 minutes 17.7 seconds.
       He Married Grace Collen Mackenzie in July in Winnipeg
   1949   second place in the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)
     

second place in the Canadian Championships (Senior Class)

   1950  

won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

   1951  

second place in the Canadian Championships (Senior Class)

   1952  

won the 500 metre Olympic Trial

     

carried the flag for Canada at the opening ceremony of the Oslo Olympic Games

     

won a bronze medal in the 500 metres speedskating Olympic Event (the only individual medal won by Canada). The event took place on Saturday February 16th and involved 41 skaters from 14 nations. His time was 44.0 seconds against a winning time of 43.2 seconds.

   1953  

he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

     

 birth of his daughter Karey

  1954  

he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

  1955  

 he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

  1956  

Represented Canada in the in the Olympic Games at Cortina, Italy

     

He was placed 25th in the 500metre speed skating event that took place on Saturday 28th January involved 47 skaters from 17 nations. His time was 43.2 seconds against a winning time of 40.2 seconds (this winning time equalled the world record)

     

He was placed 53rd in the 1500 metre speed skating event event that took place on Monday 30th January involving 54 skaters from 18 nations. His time was 2 minutes 26.1 seconds against a winning time of 2 minutes 8.6 seconds (a new world record)

  1957  

he won the Manitoba Championship (Senior Class)

     

he moved with his Wife, Grace Colleen to California

     

 Birth of his son Rocky

  1960  

served as an official in the Squaw Valley, California, USA Olympic Games

  1988  

Made a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

   2012  

Passed away on the 1st October 2012m, and was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, Orange County California on 12th October 2012 

     

 

     

 Information base on Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

 

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