Sir Geoffrey de Dutton Knight
- Born: Dutton, Cheshire, England
- Marriage: Alice de Lacy of Clifton 713
- Died: After 1271, Warburton, Cheshire, England 957
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 169
Sir Geoffrey Dutton, eldest son of Adam Dutton, resided principally at Sutton. He obtained Aston, near Budworth, in which Arley lies. The name of the lady he married does not appear, but Alice, the daughter of John Lacy, constable of Chester, Baron of Halton, may have been his wife. This same Alice has also been given as one of the wifes of his father. The proof used to show that Geoffry was married to Alice is a family deed by John Lacy that gives the manor of Clifton to Geoffry Dutton.
Adam de Dutton, as well as his cousin, the Baron of Halton, had emulated each other in donations to religious establishments, and in this generation the representatives of both families, John de Lacy and Geoffrey Dutton followed up the zeal of their fathers and raised the banner of the Cross. Sir Geoffry before his death, consigned by deed, a port of his estate to his friend Herbert de Orseby. The crest of Warburton is born to comemorate an exploit performed by this Geoffry.
~The Dutton Family, Duttons of Duttons, pp. 13-14
• Background Information. 750
In the beginning of the reign of Henry III, Geoffrey, son of Adam de Dutton, possessed the town of Warburton. He took the name Warburton from the place of his residence. This Geoffrey, son of Adam, lived at the town of Budworth. His name appears on a deed for the purchase of Claterwigge, a hamlet in Little Legh, by Sir Thomas Dutton of Dutton, as a witness. In this deed he styled himself Sir Geffrey of Budworth, son of Adam Dutton. He often styled himself Sir Geffrey de Budworth.
~The History of Cheshire: Containing King's Vale-Royal, Vol. II, p. 683
• Background Information. 720
Geoffrey de Dutton, somestimes called Geffrey de Budworth, "fired by the religious enthusiasm of the age which he lived, took the cross and went out to the Holy Land to assist in rescuing the sacred city from the dangers with which it was threatened.:" He assigned a portion of his estates in the care of Herbert, son of Philip de Orreby (Justice of Chester), before he left on Crusade. It is recorded that in the conflicts with the Paynim foe, Sir Geoffrey greatly distinguished himself.
"The old Crusader," has been said to have married Alice, the daughter of John de Lacy, Baron of Halton, by whom he had a son, also named Geoffrey, who succeeded him after his death sometime around 1248. Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey and Alice, had a son by the name of Sir Peter, who sold the mansion at Budworth, and lived in Warburton.
~County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire, pp. 219
Geoffrey married Alice de Lacy of Clifton, daughter of John "the Surety" de Lacy 7th Earl of Lincoln, Baron of Halton and Margaret de Quincy.713