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Dates: 1426 - 1426 (These are the dates Audelay, John flourished. ) 

John Audelay was a Middle Engish poet all of whose works are recorded in MS Douce 302 (Bodleian Library), including some of the first English carols. Little is known about his early life, except that he may have been born in Staffordshire and was working in the household of Lord Richard Lestrange in 1417. He became a priest at Haughmond Abbey in Shropshire and by 1426 was very old, blind and deaf. TLM