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Audley Seals in the British Library; The National Archives &  The National Library of France

 

As Seals usually incorporate a Coat of Arms; this webpage should be read in conjunction with the Coat of Arms section of this website. The advantage with seals is that they are usually attached to a manuscript which can be dated

 

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 SealofSirJamesAudley2

 

Seal 7019 in the British Library Dated 1305

Attributed to {ZA23} Hugh Daudlee or de Audeleghe

of Horseheath county Cambridge (and of Stratton-Audley Oxfordshire) Knt.

The seal of {ZA27} Sir James Audley the hero of the Battle of Poitiers (19th September 1356). The seal is on a Manuscript dated 1360 in the National Library of France
In early documents he is frequently confused with {ZA13} whose seal is shown below. 

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Seal 7026 in the British Library Dated Temp Edw III (1312-1377)
Attributed to {ZA13}  James de Audeleye “Seigneur de Rouge Chaustell et de Heleye”, Shropshire

 

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Seal 7028 in the British Library; Dated Temp Hen III (1207 – 1272)
Attributed to James de Audithele or Audelelega of Berkhampstead co Herts  Sectetum

 

   PRO23 749  PRO23 4809
 

 

Seal Mould PRO23/749 in  the National Archive
Date not specified
Attributed to John Tuchet
The unusual thing about the Coat of Arms in the above seal is that the lower left hand quadrant is different from the upper right hand quadrant

 Seal Mould PRO23/4809 in The National Archive Date 1353 – 1354
Attributed to {ZA13} Lord James de Audeleye see image of actual seal above
   PRO23 748 1 PRO23 4117 1 
 

The above to seals ate attributed to {ZA24} Hugh de Aldithley (Audley) - Earl of Gloucester

The seal on the left is from seal mould PRO23-748-1 dated 1341-42.

The seal on the right is from seal mould PRO23-4117-1 dated 1344-45

   PRO23 4117 2  PRO23 4117 3
 

 Seal Attributed to Ralph Lord Stafford, son in law of {ZA24} Hugh Audley, Earl of Gloucester.

From seal mould PRO23-4117-2 dated 1344-45 a similar seal is in PRO23-748-2 dated 1341-42

Seal Attributed to {ZA25} Margaret Audley the daughter of {ZA24} Hugh Audley, Earl of Gloucester and wife of Ralph Lord Stafford

From Seal mould PRO23-4117-3 dated 1344-45

Note how her seal contains the 'arms' of her father and her husband.

   PRO23 4117 3

Seal Mould PRO23/279 dated 1538

The Seal of Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire

Whilst the seal is attached to a manuscript dated 1538 it contains a Fret.

This is the Coat of Arms of {ZA5} Henry Audley, who in 1219 founded and endowed Hulton Abbey

  The images of seals and seal moulds (moulds made from original seals) below are less distinct than those above but still have significance in concluding the family relationship between individuals
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  Seal 7024 in the British Library;  Dated 1628
Attributed to Hugh Awdeley Esq, of the Inner Temple, London
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  Seal 7016 in the British Library. Dated 1228
Attributed to Henry de Audithelega Knt of Chorsbure, in Weston, Shropshire
  PRO23 750  
  Seal Mould PRO23/750 in the National Archive
Date 1537 – 1538
Attributed to Thomas Audeley Knight
 
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