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Orm Fitz Ailward
(Abt 1090-)
Emma Grelley
Richard de Lancaster
(-Bef 1202)
(-After 1202)
Roger Fitz Orme de Ashton
(Abt 1122-After 1195)
Daughter of Richerd de Lancaster
Orm de Assheton
(Abt 1145-After 1201)


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Orm de Assheton

  • Born: Abt 1145, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: After 1201, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England

bullet   Another name for Orm was Orm de Ashton.

bullet  General Notes:

~The Genealogy of the Southworths, p. 405, Identifies Orm de Ashton as the son of Roger Fitz Orm and the father of Roger de Croft.

Orm de Ashton is not mentioned in Burke's A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland or in or Glovers's History of Ashton-under Lyne & Surrounding Districts, but he is mentioned in VCH, The History of Lancaster, Vol. IV and History and Description of the Town & Parish ofAshton-under-Lyne (by James Butterworth). The exact lineage of the Assheton family between Orm de Assheton and Sir Robert de Assheton, vice chamberlain to King Edward III, is a bit different and confusing in each of the sources. I may have added or left out generations. 535,826,833,931

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 1035
Orm, son of Roger, who was probably Orm de Ashton, had a son and heir, Roger, called Roger, son of Orm, was somtimes called "de Wrightington," but Ulitimately assumed the name of "de Barton," from the estates acquired in Burton-in-Kendal from Gilbert Fitz Reinfred [Cockersand Chartulary, ff. 68b. 146b].

• Background Information. 827
The vills of Wrightington and Parbold were probably from its formation members of the barony of Manchester, and the connexion was recognized down to the 17th century [Court Leet Rec. iv, 148, &c.]. Albert Grelley the elder, who died about 1162, gave them, together with the adjacent Dalton in West Derby Hundred, to Orm son of Ailward in marriage with his daughter Emma, to be held by the service of one knight's fee [Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), i, 55; in 1212 'the heirs of that Orm held' the land]. From Orm descended the family of Kirkby of Kirkby Ireleth [Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 405], of whom Wrightington continued to be held, at least in part. The Kirkbys granted it out, and in 1195, probably by marriage with co-heirs, the group of manors was held in moiety by Robert son of Bernard de Goosnargh and by Roger de Burton and Orm de Ashton, his brother.

A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6 p. 169-178


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