The following documents mention Orm son of Magnus and members of his family.
A gift (undated, 1146-53; perhaps 1151-53) by William son of Duncan, nephew of the king of Scotland, and Alice his wife, to Fountains Abbey of 2½ carucates of land in Kilnsey (Parish of Burnsall). At Skipton.
Witnesses included: Adam son of Swani and Henry his brother, and Jordan de Laceio and Roger son of Rauenkill and Orm son of Magnus and Walter Viennensis and William son of Essolf and Jordan his brother and Roger Tempest... and others. At Skipton.
Fountains Chartulary Add. MS. 37770, f.112 (old p.223) Abst. Fountains Chartulary, p. 434. [YAS Early Yorkshire Charters Vol 7, Honour of Skipton p. 61, 14]
In the Inquest of co. Lancaster, AD 1212:
Theobald Walter holds the fee of half a knight and thereof Hervey father of Hervey Walter gave to Orm son of Magnus in marriage with his daughter Alice four carucates of land in Rawcliffe, Thistleton and Greenhalgh.
[Liber Feodorum also called the Testa de Nevill, II, f.818]
In the 1240s, John de Thornhill, is recorded as holding lands in Rawcliffe, Thistleton and Greenhalgh
Confirmation by Richard Bussel to the Abbey of Evesham of his father's grants, with the addition of the Church of Leyland, land in Longton and Penwortham, and the fourth fish of his fishery, and the chapel of Northmeoles.
I Richard Bussel herein confirm to the church of Evesham the grant in frankelmoign made by my father Warine, that is, the church of Penwortham with tithes, Farrington, that is, the township with appurtenances, two oxgangs of land in Longton, 3s yearly from the church of Leyland, two thirds of the tithe of my demense there, 2s yearly from the chapel of Northmeols, two thirds of the tithe of my demesne in Freckleton and Warton, the free right of fishing in the Ribble with one net, and tithe of the corody of my mansion, that is, of the provisions assigned to the use of my castle or mansion at Penwortham. He also granted to the Abbot a free court at Penwortham, in all respects as freely as his father Warine held his court or he himself then held his, and he bestowed upon the abbey these further gifts: the church of Leyland, the fourth fish from his fishery, which was to be always fished with two nets, four oxgangs of land in Longton one oxgang in Penwortham and the chapel of Northmeols.
Witness list as copied by William Farrer:
Undated. 18 Stephen – 6 Henry II, AD 1153-1160
From the original charter at Werden. The Lancashire Chartulary, Series V Charter No IV, copied in The Lancashire Pipe Rolls of 31 Henry I, AD1130, and of the Reigns of Henry II, AD1155-1189, Richard I, AD1189-1199, and King John, AD1199-1216, also Early Lancashire Charters of the period from the reign of William Rufus to that of King John. William Farrer, p. 322]
The above witness list may be transcribed as:
William priest of [the church of] Preston; Lidulph priest of [the church of] Croston; Eafward priest of [the chapel of] Longton; Geoffrey, Osbern and Ralph Chaplains [in the church of Penwortham]; Robert the dean [of Kirkham?]; Osborne son of Edmund; Orm son of Magnus; Warin his son; Swain child; William son of Alan; Ughtred; son of Swain; [possibly as Ughtred son of Swain]; Arthur de Ashton; Swain of Penwortham; and Adam his brother and Sibilla and Matilda my sisters (sisters of Richard Bussel); and many others.
Grant by Richard Bussel to the Abbey of Evesham of the Church of Leyland and its appurtenances, with the consent of his brothers Albert and Geoffrey. Witnesses: Willelmus presbiter de Prestona, Lidulfus presbiter de Crostona, Auewardus presbiter de Langetona, Gaufridus, Radulfus, Osbernus capellani, Rodbertus diaconus, Osbernus filius Eadmundi, Ormus filius Magni, Warinus filius ejus, Suein Child, Willelmus filius Alani, Uchtredus filius Suein, Ormus filius Suein, Arturus de Astuna, Sucin de Penuerdham et Adam frater ejus, Sibilla et Matildis sorores Richardi Bussel, and many others. Undated, c. 1153-1160, 18 Stephen – 6 Henry II
From the original charter at Werden. The Lancashire Chartulary, Series V Charter No V, copied in The Lancashire Pipe Rolls of 31 Henry I, AD1130, and of the Reigns of Henry II, AD1155-1189, Richard I, AD1189-1199, and King John, AD1199-1216, also Early Lancashire Charters of the period from the reign of William Rufus to that of King John. William Farrer, p. 325]
That the same men witnessed this deed as the one above, suggests that they were both completed at the same time. Albert and Geoffrey were the younger brothers of Richard Bussel, which suggests that Richard had no issue.
Grant by Richard Bussel [Baron of Penwortham], with the consent of his brothers Albert and Geoffrey, to Richard Fitton of 8 carucates of land in Elswick, Clayton-le-Woods, Whittle-le-Woods, Wheelton, Withnell, Hoghton and Roddlesworth, to hold by the service of a fourth part of 1 knight's fee and if the land which William son of Alan holds of Richard Fitton comes into the hands of Richard Fitton the service should increase to half a knight's fee.
Witness list copied by William Farrer:
Undated. AD 1159-1164, 5-10 Henry II
[Documents relating to the Priory of Penwortham and other Possessions of the Abbey of Evesham – Dodsworth MS. Brit. Mus; Addit. MS No. 32106, fol. 237] [The Lancashire Chartulary Series XIV Charter No 1 in Lancashire Pipe Rolls of 31 Henry I, AD1130, and of the Reigns of Henry II, AD1155-1189, Richard I, AD1189-1199, and King John, AD1199-1216, also Early Lancashire Charters of the period from the reign of William Rufus to that of King John. William Farrer. p.374]
The witness list above may be transcribed as:
Albert and Geoffrey, [younger] brothers of the grantor; Henry prior [of Penwortham]; Roger son of Ranechil, [Lord of Woodplumpton], and Richard his son; Orm son of Magnus; Osbert son of Edmund; Roger Pincerna [Roger le Boteler of Warton]; Siward son of Auti and Richard his brother; Ulf de Walton [of Ulnes-Walton]; Orm son of Swain; Richard de Molyneux [of Sefton]; Adam son of Ughtred; Auger de Lea; William son of Alan [son of Swain, held land in Gunnolf's moors under Richard Fritton]; Walter son of Stainulf; Geoffrey, priest; Robert, priest; Roger son of Rainwood, Robert his brother [nephews of Richard Bussel]; Gilbert de Whittle [held lands in Whittle under Richard Fitton] and many others. Farewell.
Confirmation by William de Warren, Count of Mortain, to Ughtred, son of Huck de Singleton and his heirs 8 oxgangs of land in Broughton with appurtenances, to hold of him and his heirs as Ughtred's ancestors had held it by the service due (that is) 8 shillings yearly. Witnesses: Reg de Warren, Wil Malabel, Wil de Saltumuill, Wil fit Gileb, Orm fit Magn, Rog Ravakil, Osbert fit Edi, Siwardo fit Orm. At Teodesford (Thetford). Undated. 1153-1160.
Farrer describes the witnesses as being the Count's uncle, Reginald de Warren, two of his knights not of co. Lancaster, William Malebisse, and William de Sauchevill, and a number of his Lancashire knights or thanes, William fitz Gilbert de Lancaster, Orm son of Magnus of Hutton and Greenhalgh, Roger son of Ravenkil of Woodplumpton, Osbert son of Edmund and Siward son of Orm. Broughton is in the Parish of Preston
[The Lancashire Chartulary Series XX Charter II. in Lancashire Pipe Rolls of 31 Henry I, AD1130, and of the Reigns of Henry II, AD1155-1189, Richard I, AD1189-1199, and King John, AD1199-1216, also Early Lancashire Charters of the period from the reign of William Rufus to that of King John. William Farrer. p.430
Revised 20:20 /23rd August 2018 / mmo235 / 13448
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