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Name: Denise Ormrod <denise@kinis.com.br>
Date: 2017-02-07
Research interests (surnames) Ormrod
Research interests (places) Brazil
Hello, I am a Brazilian Ormrod. I know little about my English grandfather Thomaz Ormrod, since he died at a very young age, when my father was only 6 yars old. All I know is that he came to brazil to work at the railway construction (contructed by English companies at the begining of the 20st century). Is there any way I could get to know his origins or the year he Left England?
Thank you for youre time and sorry for the bad english.
Denise Ormrod


Name: Lorraine Whitehurst <lorraine.whitehurst@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2017-02-05
Research interests (surnames) Ormrod
Research interests (places) Lees
I'm looking into my travelling showman Fathers side of our family tree, his mother was Mabel Ormrod born 1892-1935 daughter of John Ormrod born around 1850 son of Oliver Ormrod born around 1826 (married to Elizabeth). I'm trying to work out if we are related to the said runaway Oliver on your Ormrod page. Could anyone point me to a census that could link up? Thank you for putting the site together its an amazing story and I hope I'm part of it.

Name: Ian Howard <howard412@talktalk.net>
Date: 2016-12-06
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod /Howard
Research interests (places) Clivigar, Lancashire.
As a decendant of Richard Howard and his wife Alice Ormerod of Cliviger ,Lancashire. I am interested to find out as much as I can about this branch of the Family. I would be gratefull of any information about their connections with that area and with Ormerod House.Many Thanks.

Name: maria Ormerod <marirosa@hotmail.com>
Date: 2016-11-30
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) just wondering where in England my husband's family roots are.
His family lives in Louisville, KY. I have been always interested in knowing the origins of his family in England and maybe visit the area sometime. Gracias!

Name: Dottie HALL <Dottles44@gmail.com>
Date: 2016-10-04
Research interests (surnames) ORMEROD
Research interests (places) Worldwide
What a fabulous website! Top idea Ian... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Name: karen hargreaves <oneandonlykazebabe1@hotmail.com>
Date: 2016-02-18
Research interests (surnames) hargreaves
Research interests (places) Lancashire
was just searching for the family history of the Hargreaves family line

Name: fay ormerod <fayo40@outlook.com.au>
Date: 2016-02-07
Research interests (surnames) charles ormerod
Research interests (places) colne. lancashire
Can you please tell me anything about my Dad's brother Charles, who died in 1924, the same year as his Mother Sarah Ann Ormerod, new Windle.
I have a photo of him taken at his poultry farm in 1921, he would have been
About 24 y.o.a. I was told in my younger days that one of the brothers fell into a lime pit in his teens, so it couldn't have been Charles. It's a mystery to me of how many boys were in the family, 4 or 5. It would be great to find out
Before I start to lose my memory, as I am getting ancient. Some of my family are interested in my side, which is the Ormerod's of Fence.
My Dad's parents were Thomas Henry Ormerod, and Sarah Anne -nee
Much Obliged if you could find help me with my request

Day Ormerod


Name: Gianna Ormerod <Giannalorenziormerod@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-09-06
Nice to view an uncommon name, I heard the translation from its Viking heritage in Scandinavian is red dragon.
We're the Ormerod's from Hertfordshire with parents from North London, my great granddad was Harvey Ormerod nick named curly clayton that had a hand in introducing the Rolling Stones, he recorded their first demos in his North London studio.


Name: Alun Hughes <ahughes@wmhaltd.org.uk>
Date: 2015-09-04
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod George Sumner
Research interests (places) WW1
I came across your site as a result of attempting research into the 9th Royal Irish Rifles through one of their number who was an Old Boy of my former school, Birkenhead Institute. I was interested to see that you had a photograph of the Officers of the Battalion. I was wondering where the original image might be accessed and whether there was any names written on the back and any date? Looking forward to hearing from you.

Name: jacqui ormerod <unababy@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2015-05-06
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Hi I found this site while looking up my family surname. It's very interesting reading and I'm wondering if I'm part of this family tree :)

Name: Gordon Berry <hgb@att.net>
Date: 2015-04-24
Research interests (surnames) Berry, Haydock, Bakewell, Potts
Research interests (places) Bury, Methodists, Huddersfield
The genealogy on this site of Mary Haydock has at least one fatal error -

I don't know whether significant errors in this file this have previously been brought to your attention:
Here are some of my results from an analysis of Mary's stated ancestry.
Important Note: Mary Haydock born 1530 (more likely 1528) CANNOT be the daughter of Simon Haydock and Anne Grimshaw - the dates are WRONG!
Her supposed grandfather John Grimshaw was born 20 years after Mary, and her supposed mother Anne Grimshaw was born about 1570.
The Grimshaw connection is important because it is this line that goes through the Clifford family to Lionel of Antwerp, son of King Edward III.
Mary might have been the daughter of Siman Haydock's father (also called Simon) but i have seen no evidence of that, and that would eliminate the Grimshaw connection.


Name: John ormerod <Johnormerod6@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-03-16
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) New church rosin dale
John ormerod born1947 farther jack born burnley 19911 grandad Harry bornglentop new church 1884 grt gran dad john born 1854glen top new church pos but not proven gt gt gran dad George born about1832 in cough foot rossendale are you related

Name: Sherry Neve <sneve1@asu.edu>
Date: 2015-02-16
Research interests (surnames) George Ormerod/Ormrod
my Great grandfather George Ormrod married Margaret McMahon(?), in United States, but I'm having a difficult time tracing the history of my family. They had two daughters, my grandmother was Winifred. My great grandfather past away in Phoenix Arizona as a C.P.A. around 1970/1972? Please contact me if there's any knowledge of my family's tree. There was a family crest my cousins now have it, I may be able to.get a.photo of it. thank you.

Name: Angela <angeedowling@yahoo.com>
Date: 2015-01-19
Research interests (surnames) julie ormerod
Research interests (places) Blackburn Lancashire
Searching for Julie ormerod birth mother of Susanna Marie ormerod please get in contact

Name: Edmund Paul Charnley <Baronofree1@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-11-12
Research interests (surnames) Joseph Holden
Research interests (places) Thiepval Monument
Thank you for keeping the promice to perpetuate the names of the Somme war dead. I see you have an image of Pier and Face C6. A great Uncle of mine is named on the same face, Joseph Holden. Do you happen to have a higher deffinition image of the same photo?

Name: Kesja <sen22@wp.pl>
Date: 2014-10-06
Research interests (surnames) Harry Ormerod

My name is Kesja and I attend The Manchester College.
Our college campus, Shena Simon is doing a project about the Fallen Boys from our college that before the Great War, housed the Central High School and Municipal Cental High School for Boys.
One of the names I was given was Harry Ormerod. The database on ancestry.com came up with four names, therefore I am focusing on Pte. Harry Ormerod of the East Lancashire Regiment, 2nd Bn., 28817, who died on Monday 5th March 1917.
Is it okay if I'll ask you about the physical appearence of Harry's and/or any photos that could add to his physical descripion?
If you have any documents that say which one of the four Harry's Omerod's was the one attending this school on Whitworth Street Manchester M1 3HB, can I just ask about the confirmation that I have the right boy. I am assuming it is him, since he was the youngest, however they all died in the same year and lived close to each other, they all ranked as a Private, but any information will be helpful.

Thank you very much,
Miss Dabrowska


Name: Kesja <sen22@wp.pl>
Date: 2014-10-06
Research interests (surnames) Harry Ormerod
Hi! I was interested in Harry Ormerod, 28817, Private who served in the Great War. I have chosen him as one of the Fallen Boys from the Municipal Central High School that now houses our college, Shena Simon Campus. We are doing the project about the fallen boys.

Name: margaret herbert <margaretherbert@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2014-09-15
Research interests (surnames) ormrod
Research interests (places) stretford, droylsdon, manchester
Hi, I am an Ormrod by birth. My father is trying to look at his origins in Stretford and droylsdon. We are soon to go on a trip to look at some of his childhood memories. We think that his father's brother, George Ormrod, went to America about 1920s where he changed his name to Ormerod.
I will let you know if we find out more about our branch of the family.


Name: Fay Ormerod <fayo40@outlook.com.>
Date: 2014-08-15
Research interests (surnames) Towler
Research interests (places) Colne U.K.
Hi! Ian, can you please find out any information on Dads best friend who came out from England with him, they sailed on the Largs Bay Ship in 1924. He went back to England after Dad got married to Mum in 1928. I heard he died about 1953. His first name was Rennie. Much obliged Cuz fay

Name: Fay Ormerod <fayo40@outlook.com>
Date: 2014-08-05
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) England, Norway and Denmark
I would like to hear from relatives that have the same name as me. I originated from the Ormerods of Fence

Name: William G. Ruymann <Wheatman667@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-04
Research interests (surnames) Ruymann, Gano, Naylor, Spinke
Research interests (places) Holstein, Brittany, Lancaster
I am the 21st Great Grandson of Matthew DeOrmerode Hormerodes and I am currently working on the British Isles.

Name: Sariah Izusqui <sizusqui@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-02
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod, Ashworth, Barker, Lord
Hi there!
I just found your wonderful website here and I'm so happy to see my ancestors in your Cliviger lists!
I am a descendant of Dorothy Ann Ormerod who married James Ashworth - they are my 2nd great grand parents.
I'm just trying to figure out this family tree...how are we all connected back to the original Orm??


Name: Diane Lee Ormerod <dianeormerod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-07-28
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) western australia
Ormerod is my maiden name and i'm interested to find out all i can on them.

Name: Fay Ormerod <fayo40@outlook.com.au>
Date: 2014-07-21
Research interests (surnames) Ormerods
Research interests (places) Norway & Denmark
Can anyone tell me of the history of Orm & Gamels lives before they set foot on English soil Regards Fay Ormerod From Western Australia

Name: Fay Ormerod <fayo40@outlook.com.au>
Date: 2014-07-20
Research interests (surnames) the ormerods
Research interests (places) oslo norway
I want to know if anyone can tell me what Orm and Gamels surname was in the 900 AD to 1100's

Name: Lee Taylor (mr.) <letayl@msn.com>
Date: 2014-05-20
My interest relates to Harry Ormerod who died on July 1st 1916, on the Somme. My wife's late grandfather was the Capt. K E Poyser, who you rightly say led the attack of the 8th KOYLI on that day. The other, more senior officers of the battalion seemed to go missing.

I am trying to learn everything I can about Capt. Poyser


L Taylor


Name: john alfred maurice ormerod <jormerod1@sky.com>
Date: 2014-04-14
Research interests (surnames) ormerod and stanton
Research interests (places) burnley and oswaldtwistle

Name: (Lillith) Sara Marie Ormerod <lillithormerod@yahoo.com>
Date: 2014-02-12
Research interests (surnames) Whitehill and Ormerod
Wondering if my branch of the family is documented here...

Name: Brian Ormerod Heath <bheath@infogen.net.nz>
Date: 2014-02-08
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod, Heath, Johnston.Hitch & Harrison
Research interests (places) Any
A very good site. Have not yet tied my tree in yet but will soon.If my info is correct I link to the first ORMEROD Matthew De HORMERODES 1270.



Name: Rupert Ormerod <rupert@once.eclipse.co.uk>
Date: 2013-12-27
Research interests (surnames) Hanson & Hoyle
Research interests (places) Brighouse & Rastrick
I am the great grandson or grandson of the owners of the Ormerod silk mill in either Rastrick or Brighouse. The family seem to have been connected to families of Hanson & Hoyle because I am in possession of a privately printed book entitled Pedigree of Hanson & Hoyle. This was researched & written by one Hanson Ormerod of Greenroyd, Brighouse & (if my Latin is right) published in 1906 - with 30 copies printed, mine being copy No 2. It contains a massive amount of detail with copies of wills etc, and charts of Hansons of Woodhouse & Hoyles of Swift Place

If anyone is interested in this geneology, please do get in touch.
(Charles)Rupert Ormerod


Name: sam cosgrove <damian.cosgrove@ymail.com>
Date: 2013-12-15
Research interests (surnames) hannah maria ormerod
Research interests (places) staffordshire
Hi do you have any info on Hannah Maria Ormerod b 1872 d 1926 married James Cosgrove my direct descent James worked on the Sutherland estate trentham Staffordshire she was his second wife, her dad was called George ormerod

Name: William Cann <billandelspeth@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2013-09-30
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Alvinston / Brooke Twp
Sarah Elizabeth Ormerod 1893-1944 Married Duncan Cann 1890-1947. Sarah was born in Alvinston (Brooke Twp) Ontario Canada. She was my Grandmother. She told my Aunt she was Irish?? I always thought Ormerod was Scottish but now I see it is most likely English. Have you traced any Ormerods to Ireland?

Great site thanks


Name: Tony Waddington <tonywaddington@outlook.com>
Date: 2013-08-24
Research interests (surnames) Waddington
Research interests (places) around Accrington
What a wonderful and informative website this is - congratulations!
I have been trying to find additional information about the families of my great-grandparents, Robert Waddington and Amelia Sutcliffe who were married at Accrington in 1855 and who with daughter Jane Alice Amelia, born Accrington 1861, sailed to Melbourne on the SS Great Britain in 1862.
From the marriage certificate I know that Robert's father was Nicholas (block cutter) and Amelia's father was John a labourer in a print works. On the marriage certificate John is listed as deceased.
On Jane's registration of birth the family's address is Ormerod Street New Accrington.
I would appreciate advice on how to research Robert and Amelia's siblings and how to trace further back the family line.
I would also, with your permission, like to add to our work your quote written by Rev. S. T. Taylor-Taswell.
You can see our "work in progress" here
Best wishes
Tony Waddington


Name: Brad Wilson <brad-lilylane@rogers.com>
Date: 2013-08-09
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Bowness-on-Solway & Ontario
Hi, thanks for the great information on your website and for all the work you have done! I am descended through Martha Ormerod and John Lowry (in Ontario). I am looking for information on Thomas Ormerod who married Isabella Blain. You have listed that he was born in 1790 and also in 1770. Is this the same person, or is it a father / son? I am trying to go back further, and I just have some uncertainty on this point.

Thanks, and best regards,



Name: Nicola Escott <escott_nicola@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-06-24
I recently found a letter written from17 Marine square, Brighton in 1847. My interest is that I live in Marine Square now but have deciphered the signature as that of Sarah Ormerod. The letter mentions Herbert who is likely to be her husband. A brief search in Ancestry reveals that she was born in India nee Prend. The l etter is not easy to read but appears to be to a member of the local church and is eight pages long. If this is of any interest, please contact me.

Name: Innes stiles (mr) <Inneschristines@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-04-25
Research interests (surnames) Elizabeth Omerod born c 1800
Research interests (places) Glamorgan
This person is my forebear. She married James Atkinson and had her children in Glanmorgan. This family came to Australia about 1850.(to Sydney) There are many descendants. Do you know anything about her?

Name: Teresa Murray <teresa.murray08@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-04-23
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Burnley, Lancashire.
Hi hope any one can help me as I am looking for my husbands family as in the last 3 years he has lost both his own parents sadly and really knows nothing of there past Ive managed to track his grandfathers family to Burnley, Lancashire. and his only believed to be living sister Ivy Davis married a one John T Ormerod in Huddersfield in 1928 and had 2 sons Alfred J, 1930, and Kenneth, 1934, both born in Burnley, Lancashire. I have been lost to track them down as i am unsure as to whether they emigrated so i am hoping and my fingers crossed that another fellow Ormerod may be well related to him or show me a way or let me out know how i can get any more info as to see if there is any more family still with us it would be great news if their was thanks for your time
Kind regards
Teresa South Wales UK


Name: Teresa Murray <teresa.murray08@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-04-23
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Burnley, Lancashire.
Hi hope any one can help me as I am looking for my husbands family as in the last 3 years he has lost both his own parents sadly and really knows nothing of there past Ive managed to track his grandfathers family to Burnley, Lancashire. and his only believed to be living sister Ivy Davis married a one John T Ormerod in Huddersfield in 1928 and had 2 sons Alfred J, 1930, and Kenneth, 1934, both born in Burnley, Lancashire. I have been lost to track them down as i am unsure as to whether they emigrated so i am hoping and my fingers crossed that another fellow Ormerod may be well related to him or show me a way or let me out know how i can get any more info as to see if there is any more family still with us it would be great news if their was thanks for your time
Kind regards
Teresa South Wales UK


Name: Stephen <sas00@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2013-04-19
Research interests (surnames) ormerod + variants
Research interests (places) Heptonstall/Todmorden area, Yorkshire
Hello, my name is Stephen and I am working on a friend's family tree. I have reached Susannah Ormerod (b abt 1824 in Todmorden acc to censuses# who married a James Whittaker in Bury in 1847. The marriage document states that her father was Richard Ormerod.
I found a Susannah Ormroyd bap 1.8.1823, parents Richard and Jane Ormroyd in Stansfield #I understand Stansfield is now part of Todmorden) in the parish of Heptonstall. I think this must be her.
But I have found an Ormerod tree with Susannah, Jane and Richard Ormerod, but with Susannah's birth given as 1825. Copuld this be a different Susannah?
Then I found the birth of a Richard Ormroyd (bap 1.7.1798, Heptonstall), parents Richard and Sally Ormroyd. The tree mentioned above has Richard with the same baptismal date, but different parents (John Ormerod and Jennet Chadwick). I haven't been able to clarify this, even via your great site, and wondered if anyone could help me out. Many thanks in advance, Stephen


Name: Fay Elenor Ormerod <fayo40@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-14
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Colne
Hi! there Ian and Paul, it's cousin Fay, I hope you can help me, I'm trying to find out what happened to Dads best friend named Rennie Towler, who came to Oz on the Largs Bay ship in 1924, and he was best man at Mum and Dads wedding, then he returned to England. I've found a few males with Rennie as their second name but I have to sign up and join. So I thought of you, Love to hear from you.Fay

Name: Trevor Wheeler <trevor776@hotmail.com>
Date: 2013-02-11
Research interests (surnames) Omerod, Bentley, Wheeler
Research interests (places) Fence, Brierfield, Burnley
Thanks to Dr Brian Omerod for his input to this site Jennifer Young will be in contact to update you.

Name: Sandra North (nee Ormerod) <sandrich2@btinternet.com>
Date: 2013-02-06
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Wroxham, Norfolk
I am the daughter of Victor Marmont Ormerod, granddaughter of Reginald and Octavia May Ormerod who had two other sons, Roland and Raymond (photo of his grave in Penzance, for which many thanks to your website). Reginald also had another family and was living in Hackney in the 1950's. I know that one of his sons, Richard, was looking for the Ormerod connection through curiousfox.com but I could not reply to this website. Would love to get in touch after all these years. We all met as children but lost touch.

Name: Lorenzo <aussie_59@live.com>
Date: 2013-01-27
Hello, thank you for posting the information on 2nd Lt. Andrew Ormerod. I maintain a website dedicated to No. 59 Squadron and have recently added a Honour Roll on for WW1 and have added Andrew.


I would love to know where you got the copies of the Squadron Record Book for the RFC? I have been in contact with the National Archives but haven't had any luck so far...

Kind regards,



Name: Donald Maiden <donmaiden@comcast.net>
Date: 2013-01-22
Research interests (surnames) MADEN, Edmund
Research interests (places) Gambleside
Edmund Maden married Betty Ormerod 19 Oct 1793 in Haslingden, Lancashire, England. Still looking for my ancestors.

Name: curtiss ormerod <curtiss.ormerod@googlemail.com>
Date: 2013-01-18
Research interests (surnames) surname
Research interests (places) Blackburn blackpool manchester
Very interesting site, My father who sadly passed away in the south of france (Brian Stephen Ormerod) jan 2012 was very interested in the Ormerod family history.
I would like too learn more of the family history i remember my father saying he lived in the blackburn area as a child then moved too Blackpool.
Sons of Brian Stephen Ormerod Curtiss Ormerod and Darryl Ormerod


Name: June Cohen <jmcoh@bigpond.com>
Date: 2012-12-10
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod,Board,
Research interests (places) Geelong,Melbourne,Australia
It is sometime since I was in contact. My email address has changed and I have more information and corrections on my gr.grandfather Lionel Ormerod (parents William Ormerod and Hannah Board)his wife and descendants

Name: Clive Hughes <clive@hughes2003.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2012-12-08
Research interests (places) Anglesey and the Maelor
Re. grave of Oliver Ogle Ormrod at Bangor on Dee churchyard.

The illegible inscription reads "All they had they gave".

I can send you a picture where this is clearer, if you wish.


Name: roger kidd <rkidd14@austin.rr.com>
Date: 2012-12-04
Beautiful website. I purchased a vintage china service for 12 by Haviland, France. Each piece is signed "L Ormerod" and I am not sure if the set was created for the Ormerods or if an Ormerod was the artist. Any thoughts? Please disregard if this email is a bother. Best regards, Roger.

Name: John Ormerod <johno@bio.uio.no>
Date: 2012-11-27
I live in Norway

Name: Crystal Ormrod <dancingmaenad@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-11-05
Research interests (surnames) Ormrod or Ormerod

I am one of the North American Ormrod`s.
I`m an avid student of history and have just recently been intrested in fiding out more about our family tree.
I stumbled across this page while searching the internet.
It is really wonderful a wealth of information.


Name: June Cohen <jmcoh@bigpond.com>
Date: 2012-10-15
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Bristol
I sent some information a few years ago now and on returning to the website would like to give and receive more information on my greatgrandfather Lionel Ormerod who came to Australia in 1858. Plese note my changed email address.

Name: Robert Ormerod <orm@iafrica.co.za>
Date: 2012-10-11
Research interests (surnames) Descendants of Robert Frederick Ormerod
I notice your site does not mention the Ormerods in South Africa . Robert Frederick who emmigrated to Cape Town early 1900s .

Name: david ormerod <daveormerod77@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-03
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) cumbria/lancashire/yorkshire
really good site, very educational

Name: Anthony Ormerod <tony.ormerodsouthsea@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-03
Research interests (surnames) Whittle/ Ormerod
Research interests (places) Preston
My father was Clifford Ormerod born in Preston, born 27 may 1926
My grandfather was Frank Ormerod, grandmother Edith nee Whittle
I believe my grandfather had a brother and they ran a foundry together, I think it was between the 2 world wars.


Name: Anthony Ormerod <tony.ormerodsouthsea@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-10-03
Research interests (surnames) Whittle/ Ormerod
Research interests (places) Preston
My father was Clifford Ormerod born in Preston, born 27 may 1926
My grandfather was Frank Ormerod, grandmother Edith nee Whittle
I believe my grandfather had a brother and they ran a foundry together, I think it was between the 2 world wars.


Name: James Lawrence Paterson Ormerod <revjames@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2012-09-18
Interesting site. Nice to know there are so many of us about.

Name: John POWELL <family_history_2006-ormerod@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2012-08-04
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Rosegrove/Gambleside
Wonderful website -thank you for posting all this interesting iinformation.

The Ormerods of Ormerod tree has Mary the daughter of Lawrence ORMEROD (6O1 according to Milton Ormerod's nomenclature) and his second wife marrying Robert TOWNLEY of Royle (Burnley).

This tree has Nicholas, the son of Mary and Robert, born abt 1634 (incidentally I think he was more likely born about 1624). But the tree also has Mary (namely his mother) born abt 1640. So there is something wrong here!

Robert TOWNLEY definitely married a Mary daughter of Lawrence ORMEROD. He could have been 6O1 but I don't know(maybe 5O1)which Lawrence he would have been.


Name: wendy osullivan <wendyosull@hotmail.com>
Date: 2012-07-08
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) lancashire Newchurch
I live in Australia .My great grandfather was a James Richard Ormerod who emigrated in the late 1800s and died in Qld Australia in 1906.
I am the grand daughter of Percival Richard Ormerod who received a military medal at the SOMME in WW1.
I am interested in tracing our family tree.


Name: Sarah Ormerod <SarahOrmerod@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-06-29
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) America
I was wondering if any of the Ormerods in this family ever went to Canada or America?

Name: Shelley Ormerod <shelley.ormerod@googlemail.com>
Date: 2012-06-29
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod/Blain
Fantastic website, very informative and helpful to my research. I have traced back to Thomas Ormerod Preseton 1793 but havent been able to go back any further? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I currently live in Surrey England, am Canadian by birth and grand-daughter of Catherine Adams and Claire Henry Gordon Ormerod

Name: Julie Jett <rljett@agtelco.com>
Date: 2012-04-29
I Have a National Album from the 1800 with 8 Ormerod photos.I would be glad to share the photos.


Name: Raleigh Ormerod (IV) <Raleigh@ormerod.us>
Date: 2012-04-28
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
US Ormerods interested in knowing where we fit in to Ormerod family tree. Believe descended from a John Ormerod of Lancashire who was kin to Eleanor Ormerod, entomologist. Would like to find way to verify.

Best Regards,



Name: Juliet Ormerod <j_ormerod_nz@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-03-30
Research interests (surnames) ORMEROD LANE BARROW HARDIE
Research interests (places) Lancs Kent Scotland
Most interesting. Will return, J.R.L.Ormerod

Name: Jozee <jozeeormerod@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-03-02
Research interests (places) Prince Albert Saskatchewan and enland
My grandfather Richard Ormerod was adopted into the Ormerod family but was originally German, he resided in Prince Albert Saskatchewan until his death and I was just wondering if anyone else knows of any information on this part of the ormerod family tree

Name: Jean Simpson <jean.simpson51@gmail.com>
Date: 2012-02-06
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Edgeside and Newchurch
My paternal grandma Florence Lilian Ormerod. I have not traced back beyond her father James Henry born in 1864

Name: John Bilbao Gomez WADDINGTON <bilbaojm@yahoo.com>
Date: 2012-01-23
Research interests (surnames) Waddington (Harriett)
I believe that Harriett Waddington born in Nelson, Lancashire in 1861 could be my great grandmother. She emigrated to Spain (Barcelona) then to Havana, Cuba.
There she married Pedro Gomez Mena. They had a son, Manuel Gomez Waddington.

Any additional information would be very welcome....Also, many thanks to ORMEROD for the opportunity of publishing my few lines of information.


Name: phil ormerod <phil ormerod@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2012-01-21
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) rochdale/oldham
I'm Philip Ormerod, born in Rochdale, brought up in Oldham, now living in Long Eaton Derbyshire.

My parents were Dennis Ormerod of Rochdale - his dad was Walter i think of Milnrow who married Eva

Would love to know more if anyone recognises any of the names

Brilliant site!


Name: Bea Scott <eandbscott@aol.com>
Date: 2012-01-05
Research interests (surnames) Tordoff/Dalby
Research interests (places) Yorkshire
My Great Grand Aunt married a Tordoff. He, in turn, was a descendant of the Openshaws, a Bury family who, I believe, married into the Ormerod/Barcroft families.
fascinated by the Edward 111 connection, although I think you need to re-edit your page on that! mary cannot have been the tenth grandFATHER of Edward 111. She was more likely to have been the 10th grandDAUGHTER!
Your guest book sign in gubbins is practically impossible to read, by the way.


Name: christine barrow <christine.barrow@talktalk.net>
Date: 2011-11-12
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) ribchester, longridge, blackburn
I'm new to using the computer so I probably miss a great deal of information. I would like to contact anyone researching the longridge and blackburn branch of the ormerod family. I think this branch originated in preston

Name: Anne Callan <anne-tom@sky.com>
Date: 2011-10-23
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Blackburn
I am currently researching my mother-in-law's family. So far I have traced them back to an Oliver Ormerod born abt. 1815. He was first married to Betty Shaw on 6 February 1837 in St Mary the Virgin Church in Blackburn. He later married Elizabeth Lang on 24 September 1860 in Preston. I have found 12 children to the first wife and 5 to the second wife. I have not yet checked to see if there are any links to the families you have listed in the 'genealogy' section. Almost all the research I have done so far has been in Scotland so I would be grateful for any pointers in taking this research any further. Thank you.

Anne Callan


Name: John Tilley <jti1706>
Date: 2011-10-14
Research interests (surnames) Waddington & Ormerod
Research interests (places) Padiham, Lancs
What a great site! I e mailed the following to Paul on the 2nd October but perhaps it got lost in the spam folder. It would make a hudge difference if you or your readers could help fill the gaps.

Hi Paul

I am researching the history of Memorial Park, Padiham for a small permanent exhibition, booklet and virtual exhibition. I am doing this as my contribution to the work of the Friends of Memorial Park, a voluntary group that supports the development of the park.

Although the creation of a park had been talked about for many years between the late 19thC and the early 20thC it took the tragedy of WW1 to finally galvanise the town into creating the park as a memorial to those local men who died during the war. I am trying to make the exhibition and the history of these men more interesting to viewers today by researching the background of some of the men named on the memorial and identifying where they lived, worked etc.

I found your excellent web site and the information on the Waddington family with its concentration on Padiham and adjoining villages. This and the Ormerod information has been most helpful.

There is one Ormerod and four Waddingtons listed on the WW1 memorial. It would be really helpful if you or your family could help me find out more about these men. I'm particularly interested in anything that makes them real to people now and/or links with other aspects of the parks history. For example Knight Hill estate and House was purchased to form part of the park and in the 19thC George Waddington had lived at Knight Hill and farmed the land as a tenant of the Honor of Clitheroe. Also the solicitors acting for the purchase were Waddingtons. What if any is the family link with the Waddingtons that died in WW1?

The men are:

Harry Ormerod
b. Sabden, Lancs, e. Burnley, Lancs, r. Padiham, Lancs, 35021, PRIVATE, Killed in action, France & Flanders 0I/04/17, Lancashire Fusiliers,16th Battalion. According to the CWGC, Harry was the husband of Beatrice Ethel Ormerod of 33 Shakespeare St, Padiham.

Albert Edward Waddington
b. Accrington, e. Burnley, r. Padiham. 17176 Private, Killed in action, France & Flanders 19/91/16. Cameronians (Scottish Riffles) 19th Bn. According to the Burnley Express 29/1/1916 Albert lived at 52 Ightenhill St, Padiham.

John Waddington
b. Padiham, e. Padiham 235312 Private, Killed in action, France & Flanders 23/08/1918. Suffolk Regt 2nd Bn. Formerly 3402 E Lancs Regt. According to the CWGC, John was the husband of Elizabeth Ann Waddington of 16 Well St Padiham and the son of Nicholas Waddington.

T L Waddington
Thomas b. Padiham, e. Burnley r. Padiham 36210 Private, Killed in action, France & Flanders 25/05/1915. Welsh Regt 1st Bn

The other Waddington on the memorial is:
A Waddington, Scottish Riffles. I can't find this name in the records.

I would appreciate any help that you may be able to provide.

John Tilley
01282 776498

ps. Is the Ian Ormerod of your web site the same Ian that was a councillor at Hyndburn Borough Council? If so please say hello to him from me.


Name: bronwyne scott <bronwyne@econo-heat.com>
Date: 2011-10-03
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) Manchester
my Maternal grandmother was an ormerod. would like to know anything about the ormerods of manchester

Name: Beverly Jean <beverlyjean@rocketmail.com>
Date: 2011-10-02
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod ,Walter Pomfred
Research interests (places) Ormerod in USA
Would like to fimd out about Ormerods as immigrants to the USA ,

Name: Elizabeth Muir <elizabethmuir@easy.com>
Date: 2011-08-04
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Burnley/Blackpool
My great grandmother (Florence)was an Ormerod (daughter of Peter) and we have cousins with the name living in Bolton and Canada.
My brother is tracing the family and has been very successful in some branches and less so in others. Interested in all areas of the family.


Name: Julie Mattson <Julidrew@msn.com>
Date: 2011-08-02
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Salesbury, Wilpshire and Blackburn Lancashire
Henry Ormerod
6th great grandfather

Birth 1682 inYate Bank, Lancashire England
Death 1761 inBillington Lancashire England
would like to find out more


Name: John Ormerod <johnormerod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-07-14
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Longridge, Preston
I would be interested in being contacted by anyone who has information on any of the Ormerods who lived in Longridge near Preston throghout the 1800's.

Name: Bill Ormerod III <bormerod0341@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-06-25
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
I live in the U.S. just curious about the family origins.

Name: cecilie ormrod <cecilie@ormrod.dk>
Date: 2011-06-18
Research interests (surnames) ormrod
Hi i am a girl aged 11
I live in Denmark i am interested in my family history so if you now of any ormrod`s please write to me.
My dad is from England and my mom from Denmark


Name: Linda Renny <lrenny24@talktalk.net>
Date: 2011-06-16
Research interests (surnames) Ormorod
John Reginald Harrison son of Lillian Ursula Ormorod deceased June 10 2004. John was a family friend and I looked after his wife following his death and am helping Mrs Harrison's family with clearnance at the house. I have found some faimily objects and letters that may be of interest.

Name: Nicola Jane Highfield <nickyhighfield@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2011-05-31
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Bridgnorth
My Great Grandfather, Herbert James Ormerod. Was the Mayor of Bridgnorth, He had 10 children, one of which was my Grandfather, Harold percy Ormerod.. I'm looking for anything related to him, could you please help? Intriguing site, I should have gone to bed hours ago.

Name: Colin Phillips <c-phillips@msn.com>
Date: 2011-05-26
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Stansfield and Cliviger
With the help this amazing site and other sources, I have been researching my wife’s (nee. Ormerod) ancestry. I have information regarding the descendents of John Ormerod who was baptized at Cross Stone on 17 Jan 1787. Your records of this sub-branch appear to finish at him but from information obtained from my wife’s relation, aged 92 and still living in Todmorden, the line continues.
As your records show, John married Betty - no maiden name I’m afraid. They had a son, Abraham who was born at Stansfield in 1835, lived at Pudsey, Cornholme and died 22 Jun 1891 and was buried at Shore Baptist Chapel. His gravestone is the first shown on your relevant page of grave photos.
Abraham married Sarah Cunfiffe who died on 26 Mar 1898 and was buried with Abraham. They had six children and I have some details of them and the following generations. Please contact me if you would like to have them.
Regards – Colin Phillips


Name: Nigel Catterall <ndhcat@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2011-04-29
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod, Catterall
My father was Tom Ormerod Catterall, son of Jane Ormerod (d.1957). I have information that would bring this line more up-to-date and correct some names. What do I do next? Please advise.

What a marvellous site!


Name: Sandra Booth nee Ormerod <sandra.booth6@btinternet.com>
Date: 2011-04-03
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod, Brooks.
Research interests (places) Newchuch, Haslingden, Rossendale, Barnoldswick.
I love this site, didn't realise there were so many of us! Of course this doesn't make it any easier doing my genealogy research! Sometimes I'm not sure 'which tree I'm barking up!)

Name: Carrie Ormerod Ruffra <carrieruffra@gmail.com>
Date: 2011-03-10
I live in the Louisville, Kentucky (Home of the Kentucky Derby) and my maiden name is Ormerod. I am the only Carrie Ormerod in the United States and I am very interested in our heritage. I was pleased to find this website and will share it with all my family. I was on the phone with a customer who lives in Hastings and I asked if she had heard of Ormerod. She had not, but was able to google information that lead her to this sight. I am so excited to learn about our name and it's history

Name: Ashley <ashleyormerod88@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2011-02-22
Research interests (surnames) ormerods
Research interests (places) Lancashire
Reading through some of the information on this website has helped me to understand my surname and I would like to thank you. I found it very interesting that my Great Grandad and current Grandad are called Harold which seems a common name in my ancient family and I also have distant family that live in Australia.

Name: Melanie Branson <mellymatt@hotmail.com>
Date: 2011-01-21
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) stansfield and cliviger
excellent web site. I'm a descendent of Peter Ormerod from Mercerfield (born 1857)to Robert and sarah Ormerod. With Thanks to your website I have been able to retrace the Ormerod family back to the 1st generation.

Name: Paul Tomlinson <paulandhilary@tomlinsoniow.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2010-12-10
Research interests (surnames) Alice Ormerod
Research interests (places) Cumberland & Lancashire
I am researching my family tree, which has Ormerod within the names of 4 generations. I have discovered my 2nd Great Grandfather Edmund Tomlinson (Born 1853, Clitheroe)married Alice Ormerod (Born 1854, Cumberland) in 1880 Lancashire. Her paraents were John Ormerod (b 1816) & Ellen (b 1826). I would appreciate any information regarding John and Ellen family history.
Thanking you in anticipation.


Name: Sean Coglan <scoglan@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2010-12-10
Research interests (surnames) Ormarod
Research interests (places) Colne Lancashire
My mothers Maiden name is Ormarod, She has one sister left in Nelson, She had at least five Brothers and another sister who was Blind ,who i believe now have met their maker, she does not talk about her past so am just seing if i cand find any Information of my past History.

Name: Mary Cooper <cooperme@e-wire.net.au>
Date: 2010-11-21
Research interests (surnames) Unsworth & Tillotson
Research interests (places) Westmorland & Lancashire
Thoroughly enjoyed reading about the ORMEROD family especially the Foxstones branch. My early rememberance of Ormerod Hall near Hurstwood, Burnley and a small connection to the family through Arthur ORMEROD who married Ada TILLOTSON, daughter of one of my UNSWORTHs was really my only initial interest. I found the site of great interest and thanks to contact with David Baxter, I have gained so much more of Worsthorne's early history. Many thanks to all concerned in the creation & upkeep of a worthwhile site.

Name: Kate Ormerod <kormerod@live.com>
Date: 2010-11-03
I am an Ormerod in Canberra Australia and have loved reading about the heritage of my name.

Name: Linda Harbin Grubbs <Lharbingrubbs@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-10-29
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod - Tweedale
Research interests (places) Lancashire, Burmley
My great grandfather was Harry Ormerod (b. 1837 Lancashire) who married in 1863 in Rochdale to Eliza Ann Tweedale, daughter of Isaac Tweedale. Anyone with any additional information that you can share on this particular branch of the Ormerod family would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your reply,
Linda Harbin Grubbs, Louisville, KY. USA.


Name: James Lawrence Paterson Ormerod <revjames@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2010-10-19
Great site. Very interesting.

Name: Gail Ulrich <gbulrich@yahoo.com>
Date: 2010-10-05
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Indiana, USA
Came upon your site while researching my family history. My mother's maiden name is Ormerod. There are several Ormerods from Indiana/KY/CA/SC. I'm looking to find info beyond my grandparents & great grandparents. I would love to find where our name originates from. My grandfather was Kenneth Ormerod, Sr.; his father was Leslie Ormerod.

Name: Frances Soar <mike.frances@talktalk.net>
Date: 2010-09-06
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Sheffield, Yorkshire
I am trying to find out more about a Mrs Emily Ormerod, who was living at 21 Falmouth Road, Sheffield in 1903. She was either a close friend of my great grand parents (Wilkinson surname) or possibly a relative. Ormerod doesn't seem to be a common name in Sheffield, so I would be interested in any information.

Name: Richard Ormeord <richard@ormerod.no>
Date: 2010-08-14
Nice to see that our family goes way back, though I miss our newer history - ut to our time 2010. Our branch of the family lived in Liverpool in the beginning of the 20th century. My father, John Greenwood Ormerod, moved to Norway in the 1950's and married my mum, Kari Solveig Jørgensen, now Kari Solveig Ormerod. We are three brothers, Robert, Richard and Peter Ormerod, all living in Oslo, Norway. Robert has three children, all Ormerods and my yonger brother Peter has one girl and one boy, also Ormerods.


Name: Alayne Jones <alaynefj@hotmail.com>
Date: 2010-07-28
Research interests (surnames) George Ormrod and Hannah Goosetry
Not sure which line I should look into for my George, is there an index available>

Name: Brandi Ormerod <bormerod@bme.ufl.edu>
Date: 2010-07-05
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod Geneology
This site is fantastic. My family is in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada (father is Peter Thomas Ormerod and grandfather was William Thomas Ormerod). Was interested in learning more about our heritage and stumbled upon your outstanding work.

Date: 2010-06-05
Well done to Brett Ormerod from Blackpool FC.. We now have a premiership player to bring the name of Ormerod to the front!!!!

Name: Tracy Carlin <tracycarlin0505@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2010-05-29
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Rawtenstall
Just thought I would sign this and let you know that my Dad is Roy Ormerod, living in Blackburn Lancs. Thanks for all the interesting history!



Name: PAUL WATTERS <jackiepaul@watters28.wanadoo.co.uk>
Date: 2010-05-11
Research interests (surnames) ORMEROD
Research interests (places) HIGHAM
what a fantastic website , i am a descendent of Thomas Ormerod born Higham 1817 who married Nancy Walton (nee- Whitaker) in 1858 , they moved to Tockholes nr Darwen around the same time because my Gt Gt grandfather, Thomas , was born there 1859 , he married and had 2 children , before moving to Clayton-le-Moors near Accrington around 1895 and had my Gt Grandfather James in 1897 , he fought in WW1 as a private in the Loyal North Lancs regiment (no. 27670) we still live in the Accrington area

Name: John Powell <family_history_2006-ormerod@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2010-05-08
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod, Hartley, Smith, Whitaker, Veevers
Research interests (places) Burnley, Blackpool, Ancoats
In your posted Rosegrove Ormerod Genealogy, the wife of Peter whose will was proved 1713 is given as Alice with Milton Ormerod's book cited as evidence. In the source, this is Peter 8G2 with wife Ellen, her will proved 1743.

Name: George Mitchell Ormerod <g.mitchell.ormerod@gmail.com>
Date: 2010-03-17
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Bolton, United Kingdom; Hamilton, Ontario,Canada
I am a member of the Ormerod family from Bolton. My grandparents names were Henry Ormerod and Margaret Ormerod. I'm not aware of her maiden name. Their children were, William Ormerod, Nora Ormerod Wren, Bella Ormerod Norris, Harry Ormerod and Polly Ormerod Davis. We have never been aware of any reletives in England and not that many in Canada. All children from Henry and Margaret came to Ontario Canada to my knowledge.

Name: Phil Tomaselli <phil.tomaselli@btinternet.com>
Date: 2010-03-11
Research interests (surnames) George Milner Ormerod
George Milner Ormerod was a senior MI5 officer in WW1, running a small section of plain clothes investigators in 1917/18. I am particularly interested in contacting any relatives who might have any papers relating to this fascinating man.

Name: Daniel Sach <daniel_sach@fastmail.fm>
Date: 2010-03-05
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
My wife's name is Ormerod and we have put together a small family tree of Ormerod for her family here in Australia. Her grandfather, John Ormerod, came from England in about 1956. I was wondering whether this tree linked to any of the pedegrees on your website. If this is of any interest to you I can send the family tree as I have it.

Name: John Powell <family_history_2006-omerod@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2010-02-20
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod, Hartley, Smith and Parker of Burnley, Alston, Moorhouse, Veevers
Research interests (places) Ancoats, Blackpool, Rosegrove
In your Rosegrove genealogy, a daughter of Peter ORMEROD of Meadowhead (his will proved 1713, a G8 grandfather of mine)is marked as still living and her details accordingly censored.

According to Milton ORMEROD, she would be Ann, who married George HAWORTH.


Name: Elizabeth Bradwin <elizabethbradwin@googlemail.com>
Date: 2010-02-07
Research interests (surnames) Townley
Research interests (places) Yorkshire and Lancashire
Finally discovered the 'Townley' connection for my family...the name often used as a second christian name for the girls. Now I'm researching the Townley line, and note that Robert Townley [1582-1664] married Mary Omerod. Robert Townley's brother, Nicholas Townley, bequeathed the Royle estate [Lancashire] to Robert and Mary's son Nicholas in 1645.
Aside from all that...compliments to you for producing a great website, and thank you for sharing all your research. regards...Elizabeth


Name: Shelley Ormerod <shelley.ormerod@googlemail.com>
Date: 2010-02-07
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Hello, Trying to complete my family tree and came accross your website, the Ormerod's from my family start in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My grandfathers name was Clair Henry Gordon Ormerod b. May 5 1907 - my tree starts with William George Washington Ormerod b. 27 March 1861 d. 10 March 1949. Does this link to your family tree?

Name: Linda Hargreaves <linda.hargreaves@o2.co.uk>
Date: 2010-01-26
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Burnley
My great grandmother was Selinda Ormerod, she married John Merrifield. She gave birth to my grandmother Selinda Merrifield in 1892. She lived in Finsley Gate Burnley. I would welcome any information. Very user friendly site thankyou

Name: Matthew Hill <kaledmaster@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2010-01-19
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Cornwall
My Great Grandfather was Frank Ormerod. Unfortunately, he passed away before I was born, but I am eager to find out more.

I know that Frank fought in WWII, and was married to Edith May. Later on in life, he lost his sight to glaucoma. If memory serves, I think he died in 1984/5?

If you know anything of Frank, I would be so grateful if you would let me know.

Thank you


Name: Rose Latella (Tringali Ormerod) <rose@logical.net>
Date: 2010-01-18
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
My mothers maiden name was Ormerod, her father was Fredrick Ormerod who married Josephine Verquse and lived in Maine, USA.... I was interested in the relationship to the sur name Cook. My mother said that the family Cook came over on the Mayflower and that we were some how connected. Do you have any knowldge of this

Name: Joan (Ormerod) Padrenoss <jep828@aol.com>
Date: 2010-01-17
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Massachusetts, USA
My father was Derwood F Ormerod, His parents were Garfield and Mary Ellen Ormerod. His brothers James, John, George, Everett, Russell, Arthur, sisters Doris, Ida, and Elsie. If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You, Joan Ormerod Padrenoss

Name: Jim Ormerod <jormerod@cox.net>
Date: 2010-01-16
Just Looking Around Thanks

Name: David Ormerod <ormerod.david@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-12-29
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Brighton
Just passing through, I am from salisbury ,wiltshire but have links back to brighton.


Name: David Ormerod <ormerod.david@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-12-29
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Brighton
Just passing through, I am from salisbury ,wiltshire but have links back to brighton.


Name: christopherglanusk <christopher@glanusk.org>
Date: 2009-11-11
I believe that a Thomas Johnson Ormerod archdeacon and of Sedbury park, married into my family Maria Susan Bailey on 25 January 1838, and they had issue.

Name: Dave <caronomy52218@msn.com>
Date: 2009-11-06

Name: Bjørn Sæbø, Måndalen, Norway <bjorn.elsema.sabo@consoll.net>
Date: 2009-07-26
I have been looking at "The Aidensfield Hospital" at TV here, and there is a doctor Ormerod. I found that interesting, as I guessed it had to be a norwegian name. Many names in Norway have the ending -rud, that means land which is "rydd", cleared for forest and stones and cultivated. 6650 Ormerod names in norw. thelephone books.


Name: Fabiane Ormerod <fabi.ormerod@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-07-20
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod way from Europe to Brazil
Research interests (places) Brazil
I just read the comments of: Neville Ormerod's Family Site

Presents the results of Neville Ormerod's research into his family history - including an intriguing Ormerod link with Brazil...

And yes...I ve thought we were only a few Ormerod´s in Brazil but now i´ve been researching and actually we´re a lot down here. I am trying to trace the family origin till at least we know the first Ormerod that arrived in Brazil...Tks for any information.


Name: Maggie Tringali <m.tringali@verizon.net>
Date: 2009-07-06
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) maine USA
My husband's mother's name was Mildred Ormerod. She was born in Maine; her father was Frederick Ormerod.
I've just begun looking into (or trying to, anyway) the Ormerod history.


Name: Bill Atkinson <bill.atkinson1@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-06-26
Research interests (surnames) Harvey (Curly) Ormerod
Research interests (places) North London
Trying to trace children of above. He went to Highbury Grammar School North London late 1920/1930's. Became a musician and eventually moved to The Azores. Any information would be appreciated

Name: Peter Lucas <plucas@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2009-05-28
On the page Ormerods around the British Isles the link to Leicestershire does not work.

Name: Peter Lucas <plucas@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2009-05-28
I have recently done obituaries of Edward Ormerod on www.findagrave.com and wikipedia. He was born in Church near Accrington and died in Atherton, between Bolton and Wigan. I have a set of photos of his grave in Atherton cemetery you can have.
He is famous in mining circles as the inventor of the Ormerod safety link.
I have not found him or his family in any of your families- yet.
Peter Lucas


Name: Stephen Ormerod <stephenormerod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-05-07
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Todmorden, Burnley
I have just found the website, unfortunately i haven't found any info for my family. The information on the history of the Ormerod name is very interesting.I have a couple of photos for graves at Cross Stone Church in Todmorden if you are interested.

Name: Rob Ormerod <rormerod@gmail.com>
Date: 2009-04-18
Just referred to this site, very interesting!

Name: Laurie Ormerod <lauriejeansong@yahoo.com >
Date: 2009-04-16
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Yonkers
I am Laurie Ormerod looking for ancestry information. I did not grow up knowing my gradfather Walter Ormerod...who lived in Yonkers...His father's name I believe was John..and he cooked..His wife was of french desent.John and his son Walter came over from England when Walter was a small boy...Any suggestions where to start?
Thank you! Laurie Ormerod


Name: Rosemary Ormerod <ormerods@once.eclipse.co.uk>
Date: 2009-03-19
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Brighouse / Rastrick
My husband's family stems from the east coast. His father traced the family back to Norway - we have fairly extensive family tree going back a long way. The family christian name of Hereward crops up a lot, also Charles.

Name: Gail <ga546@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-03-08
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Ontario
I offered to do a look up for my partner as I think that knowing our ancestors gives us sense of belonging. I was amazed at finding things so quickly. I have been doing research on my own family for about 10 years and it has been a struggle. I want to thank you for your hard research and making it available for all Ormerods. I wish my family roots were so free with their information. Your site is excellent. Many thanks as now he can leave a legacy for his grandchildren. My partner is william Ormerod son of Harvey B and Mable Heal and is more than willing to share any info.
Many thanks for sharing


Name: Adrian Thomas Ormerod <adrian.ormerod@agr.com>
Date: 2009-02-17
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Australia/ Ireland
Just looking up the surname of Ormerod for the first time.
My Family History - Father William Edmond Ormerod
Mother Margret Anne
Brother Darren John Ormerod
Myself Adrian Thomas Ormerod
My Sons Jordan Thomas Ormerod
Riley Thomas Ormerod &
one on the way.
I have Family in Belfast Ireland & a Cousin Queensland Australia.


Name: Timothy Ormerod <timoormerod1966@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2009-02-05
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Rochdale
I was informed about this website by a colleague in the Armed forces. I only know my family ancestry as far back as my Grandfather who was called Joseph, he had four children, one being my father Terence. My Grandfather was born in Rochdale as was my father and myself. They were brought in the Newbold area of Rochdale. I did not realise that the Ormerod name was so old, and we are spread all over the country, I was always told by my grandfather that we were predominantly from Lancashire. having read the history of the Ormerods on the website, i must admit i am hooked on finding out more about my own ancestry and the history of the ormerod family. Regards Timothy Ormerod.

Name: Aaron Ormerod <grab-the-pickle@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-03
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Ireland
id like to know if there is any other Ormerods in ireland.

Name: Graham Anthony Ormerod <grahamormerod@live.com>
Date: 2009-02-03
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod, Ormrod
Research interests (places) Southport
Born in Southport, Lancashire. My families name was originally spelt Ormrod but due to my Grate Grandfather being forced to spell him surname with an 'e' by his school teacher our surname was changed.

Name: nicole <nicolexowwx@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2009-01-16
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) blackburn
stefan n nicole xx

Name: nicole ormerd <nicolexowwx@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2009-01-12
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) blackburn

Name: James Hedley <hedleys6@btinternet.com>
Date: 2009-01-11
Research interests (surnames) Ormrod
Research interests (places) Pen y lan
I have found your website on the Ormerod/Ormrod family. I am married to an Ormrod. I see you have some details of the Ormrods of Pickhill(Cousins)but cannot locate details of the Ormrods of Pen y lan, both places being close by to Wrexham. Please contact me if you wish.

Name: jason ormerod <j.ormerod@live.ca>
Date: 2009-01-03
Research interests (surnames) ormerod
Research interests (places) scarborough ontario
I have information to add to the history

Name: Karen Strother <pm1960@bigpond.com>
Date: 2008-12-30
Research interests (surnames) HUNT
Research interests (places) IRELAND
Sorry, I said James Hunt was married to Ann when he actually was married to Lavinia Ormerod, born Bury Lancs in 1883. They married burnley 1900 folio 8E 571.
(I am very new to all this, sorry for incorrect info)


Name: Karen Strother <pm1960@bigpond.com>
Date: 2008-12-30
Research interests (surnames) HUNT
Research interests (places) IRELAND
I believe your James Hunt was my GG grandads brother. My GG Grandad was John Francis Hunt born to John and Bridget(Annie). James was the eldest born in Ireland 1878 followed by Margaret b Ireland 1879, John Francis b Cheshire 1882, William b 1885 in Cheshire, Annie b 1890 in Lancashire. I have not done much research "sideways" and only have John Hunt b1830 Ireland as the next ancestor. Not sure on Mother - possibly Ellen Ryan? I have come to a stop and searched almost every Ireland site but can't find much info at all. Ancestry.com matched me with some of your tree but I cannot email you through them.
I believe we are related somehow through your Ormerod line (Anne married James)
Karen (nee Hunt)(b1960 Salford, lived in Australia since 1969)


Name: Howard Ormerod <howard.ormerod@gmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-27
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Stumbled across this website purely by chance. I'd like to thank you for your time and effort in compiling all this information and getting it on the web. I've managed to find out where my Granddads brother died in WW1, his name was Rennie Ormerod. His brother Clement also died in WW1, both names are inscribed on the Radcliffe Borough church WW1 memoriam. I believe my dad has photos of them both somewhere (his dad was Ernest Ormered, Rennie and Clements younger brother). Very interesting website. Thanks.


Name: Ryan Ormerod <blackiwoods@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-12-09
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Lancashire
Hiya, I've been tryin to research our family tree but haven't been able to find out much. My Dad is Philip Ormerod, his family is as follows. Brother Paul, Daren and Sister Elaine. His Mum is Olive and Dad is Francis. Do any of these names sound familier and/or where is the best place to find out about the Ormerods?

Thanks for any help and great site.


Name: Gary Calderwood <silik@xtra.co.nz>
Date: 2008-12-02
Research interests (surnames) Ormerod
Research interests (places) Blackburn, Lancashire
Mary (Polly) Ormerod is my late grandmother, her brother Richard Ormerod was killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme and features on the Ormerod war grave web site. I'm trying to trace our family tree and have got as far as my grandmother's grandfather George Ormerod born Wlipshire Lancs 1835.Only his mother Jane Ormerod is recorded as his parent on the Mormon website, no father. I would be very appreciative if any body could help me on this.
Gary Calderwood


Name: Mike Ormerod <meormerod@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2008-03-31
never considered my family background too much as I live in hertfordshire and I know my dad's family (John Ormerod) came from Accrington.

Date: 2008-03-23

Date: 2008-03-23

Name: John Ormerod <john.ormerod@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2008-03-19
interested in family name, origins, & links to other families

Name: David Ormerod <dorw@ihug.co.nz>
Date: 2008-02-14
History of family of Archer Ormerod who emigrated to NZ in the early 1900s. Two of his sisters Evelyn Lees and Jessie moved to Perth Australia after WW2.I understand there was 10 in his family.
I am his youngest son (64 yrs)and interested in our family ancestory


Name: william james ormerod <wj@ormerodw.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2008-02-14
i am trying to find ancestors from john ormerod c1836 who married eleanor huartson c1842 living west derby 1881 census

Name: Alice Ormerod <snabigon@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-26
I was born in Providence Rhode Island and my parents were from Maasachusettes, and am currently living in Canada with my husband and our children. Be fun to see if anyone were connected somehow. Hope to hear from you.

Name: Alice Ormerod <snabigon@hotmail.com>
Date: 2008-01-21
interesting in contacting relatives in the UK and other countries.

Name: Tracy <ttanner@premiersalons.com>
Date: 2008-01-10
I am the daughter of George Ormerod, he is the son of Eric and Edith May Purchase. I am interested in seaching my family tree. If anyone one has any information regarding this it would be a great help.

Name: Janet Ormerod <janet.v.ormerod@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-12-23
You have gone to a lot of time and effort to produce an excellent site. It is nice to see so many Ormerod's in one place.

I live in Derbyshire now, formerly Wiltshire but the majority of the Ormerod side of our family live in Sussex. We have a substantial number of male Ormerods to carry on the family name.

Feel free to get in touch - you never know, we may be distant cousins!



Name: Denise Horrocks <denise.horrocks@tesco.net>
Date: 2007-12-21
My husbands family is Horrocks, however his Great Grandma on his fathers side was Ann Ormerod who was born in Mossley which was then in Cheshire but now in Great Manchester in circ 1851, she married Joseph Ditchfield who was born in Bury Lancashire now Greater Manchester, but appeared to moved to Blackburn as a child sometime after 1861. It appears that our Ormerods are those from Waddington, through Oliver who was married to Ellen Thornber. We have found your website extremely interesting.

It was nice to see the town where we settled after getting married ATHERTON mentioned. My husband's family the Horrocks still mainly live in Blackburn 23 miles from us, I come from Bolton and my father is CAIN and my mother HEWITT.

Fabulous website.


Name: barbara ormerod <teacup@talktalk.net>
Date: 2007-12-14
my husband keith mortimer ormerod ,was born in manchester

as was his father and his grandad,he wonder if there is any conection between the manchchester ormerods and rochdale etc


Name: Eleanor Rees <eleanorwebb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-09
On your War Graves Project you mention my great uncle, George Ellis Ormerod, buried in the Charlottenburg Cemetery, Berlin. Indeed he was originally buried at the cemetery at Meiningen. He had been captured at Calais in 1940 and, although he managed to escape, he was a POW at Stalag 9C (Bad Sulza) and worked in the salt mines. He was wounded and was then Prisoner at the Hospital at Obermassfeld. Whilst here, he managed to escape again and apparently "died whilst crossing a railway track".

He is also listed on the War Memorial at Rickmansworth,Hertfordshire which is where he lived (not London- although this was where he worked). Prioir to WW2 he had been a regular soldier and had only left the army 8 months prior to the outbreak of war.


Name: David Ormerod <davidormerod@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2007-11-30
Hi to all! Great website & really informative. We just gave birth to a baby to keep our side of the Ormerod's going. Kostas was born 23.11.07. Love to you all, David & Izolda Ormerod

Name: ormerod. wayne <wayne.ormerod@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: 2007-11-06
very good site and excelent info. I am the son of john adrian ormerod from foulridge. grandson of john & edna ormerod (both deceased). great, great, great nephew of jack ormerod who apparently built houses on ormerod road, burnley and blackburn. I have a brother in Tomintoul, scotland and he has 2 sons in perth scotland. I have a son and daughter in fort william, scotland. I now live in cheltenham.

Name: adam sutton <agagricultural@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2007-10-12
i have found a 1914-1915 star medal in my shed. with following on the back of it. M2-176546.CPL.J.ORMEROD.A.S.C just thought it may be of interest to you

Name: Christine Phillips ne.Ormerod <c-phillips@msn.com>
Date: 2007-09-25
Information on your brilliant site has helped me trace my ancestors back to the Robert Ormerod that died in 1591. The Ormerod name of this branch of the family ended with the death in 1973 of my father Walter who came from Cornholme. Many of his more recent forebears are buried in the graveyard at the old chapel at the top of the hill at Shore where the family were farmers.
I already had details of the family back to the John Ormerod who was born 1787 and baptised at Crosstone on 17 Jan 1787.
A previous Walter (my great uncle) was killed in WW1 but I have no date for it or information of the whereabouts of his grave. Any help in finding this would be greatly appreciated. His father was Henry Ormerod who was born on 9th May 1858. He had two brothers, Frank and Fielden who was born on 22nd March 1893 - my grandfather.
Again many thanks for the information contained in this excellent website. Regards - Christine Phillips


Name: gwendoline ormerod <gwen.ormerod@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-09-21
I have found your site very interesting. having moved from burnley at a young age i didn't realise what an interesting family history i had.(in Durham there are not many ormerods!)thanks.


Name: Jean Ormerod <jdormerod@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2007-09-05
I have been researching my husband's family tree for quite some time. Most of his ancestors were born in Blackburn/Mellor districts in Lancashire. I find your site extremely interesting. Two of my husband's uncles are listed on the Commonwealth War Graves site - Alfred and Fred Ormerod who died in 1942 whilst prisoners of war - names on memorial at El Alamien. I will watch you site with interest.

Name: Jill Bell <bell.jjll@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-09
The new maps of War Graves are great, thank you for all the hard work.



Name: LOUIE OMEROD <hkunewa@turquoise.net>
Date: 2007-08-03
William Joseph Omerod is my father born RI. Aug 8 1912 two brothers Adolph and Edward (younger). Parents were John patrick Omerod of Mass. and Mary Colombe. John was a Diver and passed while attemting to raise a submarine 1926-1928. William settled in Hawaii where we the children were born. I would like to find my fathers family and get to know them. Aloha....

Name: LOUIE OMEROD <hkunewa@turquoise.net>
Date: 2007-08-03
I am louie "William" Omerod of Hawaii we are the only Omerods in Hawaii. My father William and his family are from Mass. and East coast area. We the omerod children were not fortunate to have met our fathers parents or family but I understand some of them considered "Ormerod" to be the correct spelling. Either way I would like to thank you for this website its comforting to know who I am and where Im from. ALOHA

Name: Sean Ormerod <sormerod@sli.wcape.gov.za>
Date: 2007-07-09
Hi all you Ormerods.Thanks for the interesting site.I am from South Africa and all the Ormerods hear are related and I know of cousins in England,USA and Canada.Would love to hear from you guys or any other Ormerods.My name is Sean Ormerod
Dad-George Norman Ormerod
Mom-Joan Ormerod
Brother-Granville Clayton Ormerod
SisteGail Patricia Ormerod.


Name: elaine brooks <elaine.brooks6@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-07-05
Hi again
just to let you no iam looking for james ormerod and william ormerod
cheers again


Name: elaine brooks <elaine.brooks6@btinternet.com>
Date: 2007-07-05
Hi great site which i was told about, can any one help with information on my grt gandparents, james brn 1831 in newchurch, married Elizabeth also william brn 1858 newchurch married jane if anybody got information on them that be great


Name: Thomas Robert Ormerod <ormerods@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-06-25
Ormerod's of Canada.


All in calgary, Alberta, but Thomas started out in London Ontario.


Name: Maggie Gray nee Ormerod <maggie.gray@tarmac.co.uk>
Date: 2007-06-12
Father was Francis Ormerod, grandfather Arthur Ormerod, both from Liverpool. Do not know whether I am related to anyone on your site or not.

Name: Richardson family <highfieldhouse@dslpipex.com>
Date: 2007-06-04
I don't know why a Waddington tree should be on the Ormerod site but I'm very glad it is! I found my husband's great grandfather James Charles Wadddington (1858) on it. We already knew one more generation back (Charles Waddington and Alice Helm), but this gives us eight further generations back through William - John - William - Nicholas - Jeremiah - Nicholas - William - Leonard. Great stuff! Would love to hear from any distant cousins or anyone who has more information on any of those named above or their wives. Thankyou so much.

Name: James Ormerod <mickconvoy@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2007-06-04
Hi, like many others I typed my name into Google and found your brilliant site. I was born in 1958 to my parents James Ormerod and Patricia Ormerod (nee Lillis), I was born in Bank Hall Hospital Burnley, but lived in Bacup (Todmorden Road). My Grandfather was Samuel Ormerod who also lived in Bacup. I now live in Southwest Scotland. Nice to see so many Ormerods!


James Ormerod


Name: Robert Williams <robwilliams@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: 2007-04-09
great great grandson of Daniel Ormerod who immagrated to the United States, Im guessing late 1800s'

Name: Adrian Ormerod <ormera@aol.com>
Date: 2007-04-09
Tried to leave info but was rejected as spam, contact me please.

Name: David ormerod <dave.ormerod@epson.co.uk>
Date: 2007-04-04
excellent site ,I am currently trying to find where my family fit into the ormerod geneology ,my grandparents settled in sabden around 1900-1930 with seven sons and a daughter




Name: Marilyn L. Winton <mlwinton@cox.net>
Date: 2007-03-13
Dr. Ormerod's fine book does not mention any Ormerods of Hapton, although the parish registers indicate there was at least one family of Ormerods there in the late 16th and into the 17th century. I would like to ask him about these, but do not know how to contact him. Any help would be much appreciated.
Your site is to be commended. It would be nice to have an early, perhaps 18th century (or at least 19th century) map of the "Ormerod heartland" areas, in the map section.
I appreciate the parish register entries.
Well done.


Name: Robyn Cook <rob_c3@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2007-03-08
I'm a desendant of Ormerods from Newchurch who moved to Brisbane Australia. We are affectionately known as the South Brisbane Ormerods.

I also have a relative who is also a Ormerod who only lives a couple of mile away and didn't know until I start reseaching my family tree.

I think this site is great.


Name: ida ormerod <ormerods@shaw.ca>
Date: 2007-03-06
great site. my husband`s family of ormerods live in ontario canada.

Name: martin A. McGuire <mmcguire@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2007-02-24
Looking for data years 1300-1700

Name: Richard Ormerod <tricky@internode.on.net>
Date: 2007-02-18
I was interested to know if anyone has any information about the ancestry of the Ormerod name from Rugby, England? I'm the grandson of Harry and Joan Ormerod (Whom were from Rugby).

I was born, and I'm living in Tasmania, Australia. Please contact me if you think you may be able to assist me.

Great site, keep up the good work!


Name: adam ormrod <adam.ormrod@yahoo.com>
Date: 2007-02-16

good effort with the website!! dad found it and is very impressed. hope you are well have not spoken to you in ages.

if you get a chance:

07860 941803. just moved house so have forgotten the phone number and i am on nights!!



Name: Steven Ormerod <NormaChariot@gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-25
I am Steven Ormerod from Virginia.

Name: JENNIFER ORMEROD <jkormerod@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-01-15
Hi. great site - not sure if we are somehow linked - grandfather's name was Adolph Ormerod not sure of his parents name but he was raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island USA.

Name: JENNIFER ORMEROD <jkormerod@comcast.net>
Date: 2007-01-15
Hi. great site - not sure if we are somehow linked - grandfather's name was Adolph Ormerod not sure of his parents name but he was raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island USA.

Name: Dana Ormerod <drormerod@aol.com>
Date: 2007-01-03
USA - Ohio

Name: Philip Ormrod <philormrod@eircom.net>
Date: 2006-12-26
For the past 35 years the only Ormrod ( bar one other for just a few years ) the only Ormrod family in the Republic of Ireland. Would be nice to find the family linked all the way back to Viking Dublin .
My parents origin is Oldham, Lancashire.
Philip Ormrod.


Name: Eli ormerod <eli.ormerod@medisin.uio.no>
Date: 2006-12-22
I live in Norway

Name: Marvin L. Ormerod Jr. <work7710@insightbb.com>
Date: 2006-12-21
I am a member of the Ormerod family in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Name: Susan Ormerod <sormerod@tadaust.org.au>
Date: 2006-12-16
Hi I never realised that there were so many Ormerods in the world. Where I live there is only two in the phone book I always thought it an uncommon name. But after seeing your website I'm keen to get started on researching my family history. Again thankyou

Name: Lauren Thursby <lissel3@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-11
My line: William Henry Cummings Thursby, son of
Thomas and Mary Milligan Thursby
son of George & Mary Cummings Thursby

any information is appreciated.


Name: craig peter ormerod <craig.ormerod1@homecall.co.uk>
Date: 2006-11-28
interested in hearing from any Ormerods.

Name: diane ormrod <dvormrod@comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-22
I found this site by mistake by entering my own name on google, and I am so happy to have found it! I found information on my great grandfather James Ormrod, who went down on the Lusitania with his brother. I always knew about it, but seeing this made it so real and brought me to tears for the first time about my great grandfather who I never met.

I live in New York (actually, New Jersey right across the river) now, and am so glad to have found this site. I intend on going to the memorial in London, and definitely intend on reading as much of this site as possible. THANK YOU!!


Name: clay <clay2412>
Date: 2006-11-17
i know norman and he is part of this famely!

Name: lucy ormerod <lucy@sps-lifestyle.co.uk>
Date: 2006-11-01
please contact me

Name: Wendy (Rheault) Ormord <wendy.ormord@verizon.net>
Date: 2006-10-16
Very interesting site. My husband is an Ormord, decended from Joseph Marshall of Ontario. You seem to be missing a few of his offspring, one of which, Joseph Arthur, was my husbands grandfather. If you would like that information, deel free to write. Thanks for some more info on his family.



Name: Bryan Knowles <mail@BryanKnowles.com>
Date: 2006-09-16
Whos who of Waddington lists my maternal grandfather as being of pedigree 91.
John Waddington of Burnley Lane Padiham married Mary Nuttall 1788 their son was Nicholas.
Waddington whos who lists in this copy of the 1934 book pages 153 184 262 418 that refer to our pedigree.
the Schofield family also connect in 1823
My grandfather was Frank married to lily nee Oates of Nelson
My parents are June & James Knowles of Nelson their other son is Eric (Antiques Roadshow Expert)
I would love to hear if our families are connected also if you have any further info on my relatives.
Thank you for providing such a great website
Kindest Regards Bryan Knowles


Name: Sylvia Mease (nee Ormerod) <cookielady@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-08-26
I was born in Rochdale, daughter of James and May Ormerod.
Paternal grandparents David and Maria Ormerod.
My father - James, was born in Burnley but lived most of his life before marriage in Shaw, Nr Oldham.
I don't know any family history past my grandfather David.

I am now living in Florida, USA


Name: Nicholas & Amanda Ormerod <amanda@people.net.au>
Date: 2006-08-11
Living in Australia. William Lennord Ormerod father of Liesl, Christopher & Nicholas.

Am interested to see if any blood lines exisit.



Name: Diana Macintyre <Dcmacintyre@aol.com>
Date: 2006-07-24
A very interesting site. My Gt Gt.Grandmother Elizabeth Lonsdale's parents were Ormeroyd Kenyon a butcher in Accrington and Alice Sykes - 1841 census. Hence names and palces intest.

Name: David Ormerod <daver_ormerod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-21
I would like to find any information on my father Richard Otto Ormerod & Valerie Ormerod.Is it possible to find any info on a family tree?Anything you can do would be great.Thank You
David Ormerod


Name: Graham Ormerod <gmormerod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-07-15
Just trying to start my family tree. I was born in Hamilton, Ontario. I know that my great grandmother was Helen Ormerod, mother of Eric, Roy, Sarah and Cliff. Any other information would be greatly appreciated.

Name: Jessica Omerod <jessicaomy@aol.com>
Date: 2006-06-29
I was just reserching the ormerod name. I've heard that we are all related in some way but im not sure. I'm from Ct. USA. if theres any information the will help my learn about this get back to me.

Name: Judy Mills <judith.mills@rogers.com>
Date: 2006-06-29
My great grandmother's aunt was Elizabeth Robinson, married to George Waddington.

Name: sam <y05sormerod>
Date: 2006-05-25

Name: andy prada <andyprada@fougassefilms.co.uk>
Date: 2006-05-22
I've just produced a film you might be interested in called Fitz's Luck - A Soldier's Story. Fitz was in 2/6th Manchesters and was captured at Fervaque Farm on 21t March 1918.



Name: darryl Ormerod <darrylormerod@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-05-06
wanted to know were the name originated from? very good site!

Name: Dirk Bruin <islander@planet.nl>
Date: 2006-05-01

I am doing research into the aircrew buried in the war grave plot of the West Frisian Island Vlieland, The Netherlands.

One of the men buried on Vlieland is Frank Edwin Ormerod, son of Joseph Wingate and Lilian Ormerod, husband of Edith Mary Ormerod.

I would like to contact relatives or next of kin of Sgt. Frank Ormerod.
My hope is that readers of this guestbook could be of assistance in this matter.

Dirk Bruin
The Netherlands


Name: Mark Anthony Ormrod <mucknliz@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-04-30
I am the son of Leonard Ormrod from Westville Nova Scotia Canada ca 1925. All I know of his father is that my father called him Jud. I don't know the correct spelling of his first name. I do know that he came from England. I suspect that his real name was George but I am not certain.
I have a lot of information on the Ormrods that are in Canada if you would like to contact me.


Name: tracy <paulhartland@btopenworld.com>
Date: 2006-04-18
what a great site.
trying to find any information on oliver ormerod(aka ormrod) born 1826 in blackburn but spent a few years in st johns newfoundland where his children were born before returning home to lancashire


Name: sir <sir+@gimail.com>
Date: 2006-04-08
great web site, just what i wanted to know about


Name: Wendy Duncalfe <brownowl@dsl.pipex.com>
Date: 2006-03-10
I came across your web site after typing in Ormerod on the google search page. My great great grandmother was called Mary Jane Ormerod (b1850) and I know of a brother called Peter (b1861). Mary Jane married Thomas Clegg and my great grandmother was Margaret Jane and she married a Ralph Smith in 1902. The Ceggs and Ormerods came from Milnrow - census place (1881) Butterworth lancs. Is this on of your Ormerods?

Name: Laura Maddox(nee Ormerod) <shortblack@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2006-03-03
<br>Ormerod, Hanson <br>[1807-1890] Brighouse cotton mill-owner of The Hollies and Elm road. With his brother, Thomas Theodore Ormerod, he carried on the family wine and spirit business H.& T.T. Ormerod.Our branch of the family moved to Australia before his death andlive mainly in Sydney.

Name: Louise Ormerod <gbormerod@aol.com>
Date: 2006-03-01
Wow! I am amazed that there is a site like this! Vey impressed! xxx

Name: Douglas S. Ormerod <andorm@aol.com>
Date: 2006-02-26
I descend from an Oliver Ormrod, born 1 Sept. 1798.His wife was Lois Settle. They had at least eight children: I descend thrpogh his seventh child, Jubal. Two of their other children were named "Thomas" and "Peter" <br> <br>I would appreciate further contact.

Name: Nicola Ormerod <NicolaOrmerod@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-22
Love this sight

Name: Calvin Edward Ormerod <corme7@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2006-02-14
I am originally from Truro, Massachusetts (born in Hynannis) along with sisters: Norma (Bales) Ormerod, Evelyn (Drieling) Ormerod, Mary (Wolfe) Ormerod, Barbara (Williamson) Ormerod, Elizabeth Ann (McQueen) Ormerod, and Jeannette Marie (Summerall) Ormerod, and brother: William Johnson Ormerod. We still have some relatives in that area. Our mother is Marjorie Elizabeth (Rose)Ormerod, married to Walter Johnson Ormerod - divorced in 1952 or 1953 time frame. Have come across some Ormerods recently in Kentucky - one is Carly Ormerod who is a star basketball player for the University of Kentucky women's basketball team. Am not sure where they are originally from - talked with a couple of Ormerod's during my tour of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps - one was from the New England area, but not sure exactly where. Finding this site was a wonderful experience - did not know exactly where the Ormerod name originated from, although I knew it had English background - was not aware of the Australian side. Very, very interesting - will visit again.

Name: Gary Ormerod <gary@garlyn.ca>
Date: 2006-02-11
Just found the site.. I plan to have a good read. My grandfather came over to Canada around 1920 and settled in Hamilton, Ontario. <br> <br>TTFN <br>Gary Ormerod

Name: Martha Berryman <avara_e@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-02-05
You have done a remarkable job of documenting and presenting the genealogy and history of so many of the Ormerod families. It was a pure delight to visit the many pages of the site here and learn more about the family and some of my own ancestry. Thank you!

Name: Andrew Ormerod <quebecbc@hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-31
I'm living in Quebec, Canada, and I don't relly no the origins of my ancestors but the cosin of my father was saying then we were from Irland.If ou got some info on Ormerod familly in Irland, please send me on my Email...Thank.

Name: Mary <valleysview@danylan.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2006-01-26
I have traced my ancestor Joseph ORMEROD <1827> born in Waddington, Yorkshire. He was a stone mason. His son was John Henry ORMEROD, <1857> born in Newchurch, Lancashire, also a stone mason working for G.W.R.
Joseph's wife was Elizabeth (?) <1831> born in Great Harwood, Lancashire.
John Henry's wife was Emma CUNLIFFE,<1853> Born in Birkenhead, Cheshire.


Name: geoff cunliffe <geoff.cunliffe1@btinternet.com>
Date: 2006-01-25
Hello. I am the son of Margaret Cunliffe nee Ormerod. She was born 25.6.25 at Old Hall Farm, Worsthorne, parents were John Ormerod died 1969 and Doris Ormerod nee Duerden, born Dec 1901 died Dec 2003 (aged 102 and 2 weeks!) at Wallstreams Retirement Home, Worsthorne. I was born 13.10.1955 and my sister Barbara 26.12.1951. My Mum has lots of info from her side of the family and will be very pleased to correspond on request. Please contact me if appropriate on 0121 748 1465 or email me as above, or weekdays at Geoffcunli@whs-tools.co.uk (8 to 5, Mon to Fri).
I know my Mum is very interested in the family tree etc and is excited at the prospect of having some input into your research. Thank you.


Name: David Ormerod <manfromuncle99@msn.com>
Date: 2006-01-09
Ian and friends...Youve done an amazing job over the years truly fantastic. Wondering if anyone has any links to my grandfather Henry Ormerod whos grandparents lived at 24 Byerden Lane Burnley (James and Fanny). His father was William, he also had a brother called Arthur and married Ada Cowburn, living in Nelson and Colne. they had 3 children Doris, Arthur and my recently deceased Dad Ronnie. If anyone has any information that would be great....Long live the Ormerods

Name: mark bokop <ccbokop@verizon.nete>
Date: 2005-12-25
enjoyed the website

Name: Jacki Tetlow <tetlowsjks@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-12-24
we have recently purchased Barcroft Hall for redevelopment and are researching the Barcroft family and Hall history. any links/tips gratefully received.

Name: Karen Ormerod <kes1964uk@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-12-16
Very interesting to view your site. I'm from Todmorden originally but now living in Norfolk.

Name: Wendy Baranowski <wendy.baranowski@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-12-01
My father (Chris Ormerod) born on December 21st 1923, England, now lives in Canada; He moved to Canada when he was 21; He married my mother Jean Clarke Hislop in England but she was Canadian but she was born in Scotland, moved to Canada when she was 6 years old with her parents John Hislop and Marion Hislop (nee Campbell) moved to Canada, (Montreal, Quebec).

My mother, Jean Clarke Hislop, married my father, Chris Ormerod, in England just after the war.

I have 1 brother, David Ormerod, who lives in Mt. Tremblant Quebec.

I am 52 years old, my birthdate being June 13th 1953, my brother's (David Ormerod)birthdate is July 19, 1950.

Here is some general information;


Wendy Baranowski (Nee Ormerod)


Name: Leonard Ormerod <lenormerod@rogers.com>
Date: 2005-11-13
The Ormerod family settled in what was called 'Malvern, Ontario, Canada. This area eventually became part of Scarborough, Ontario and is now part of the City of Toronto.
I am interested in contacting anyone in this area who has done any research into our family bacground. (Canadian)


Name: Garfield H. Ormerod <gabooka@comcast.net>
Date: 2005-11-09
My great Grand-father was named Riley Ormerod

Name: Alan James Ormerod <alanormerod@btinternet.com>
Date: 2005-10-25
Am I any relation

Name: asa ormerod <asaormerod@msn.com>
Date: 2005-10-13

Name: James Lawrence Paterson Ormerod <revjames@onetel.net>
Date: 2005-09-07
A good, useful site. I am the son of Dr.W.P.Ormerod who was the son of Dr. G.L. Ormerod of the Bristol line. I currently live in Essex.

Name: Russ Ormrod <raormrod@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-09-02
I am just wondering if these are my decendants??? I really have never looking into my geneology before!

Name: Francesco Maria di Majo <dimajo@utanet.at>
Date: 2005-08-02
I'm an italian lawyer who met in 1987-88 in Lausanne a young girl called Katherin Ormerod (she did dressage at that time), aged around 33-34 years now, daughter of a high Lieutenant of the British Army (who has many childs). Since 1989 I have no contact with her anymore. I found recently an object belonging to her. I would be therefore grateful if you could help me to contact her maybe through e-mail.
Thank you very much
Best Regards
Francesco Maria di Majo


Name: Mark Chatwin <m.chatwin@optusnet.co.au>
Date: 2005-07-07
Greetings! I am trying to locate any relatives of my father Kenneth Ormrod, born Oldham 1928. Son of Thomas & Jane Ormrod,later later living in Acton London. He had a brother Jack and a sister Ada that I know of. Can anyone shed any light.

Name: Fred Ormerod <Fredormerod@freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2005-07-06
Ormerods rule

Name: Dr William Higgins <HigginsPhD@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-26
Graham Ormerod(living) is my son in law. I have done much research using your excellent site. However, I would like to correct some discrepancies. Could Eileen Hartley contact me at the above email address?



Name: James Robert Ormerod <jamesormerod591@btinternet.com>
Date: 2005-06-22
Very interesting website.

It has intrigued me to think i could be related to all of these people. I was born in Rossendale and all of the ormerods related to me are from here.


Name: cheryl saynor (nee ormerod) <p.saynor@aol.com>
Date: 2005-06-20
family tree information required.

Name: Thomas Ormerod <thomas_ormerod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-13
"If there was a gathering of Ormerods, the Ormerods would only talk to Ormerods about other Ormerods!"
I've enjoyed my little browse through your website but found it rather hard to find the 'route'to myself? Therefore resulting in a little light research with the help of Mitlon Ormerod and John Hess, and some helpful annotations by my late grandfather (Patrick Johnson Ormerod) From which Milton Ormerod seems to deny George Ormerod of the Ormerod line, this appears almost ideosyncratic that the author of 'History of Cheshire' would be able to make such a gargantuan mistake!? Has anybody else noticed the trend for Americans and Canadians discovering Ormerods in their family?


Name: Katie <katiebabe467@netscape.net>
Date: 2005-06-03
My family has the names of
Robert Ormerod {my dad)
Jane Ormerod {my mom}
Robert Ormerod {my brother}
Steven Ormerod {my brother}
And me Katherine Ormerod
Just thought I'd add to your first name counting thing.


Name: john eastham <john_eastham@onetel.com>
Date: 2005-05-27
I note from your familly distribution map that you have an Ormrod in the Garstang area roughly in the vicinity of Dolphinholme. I am trying to trace my maternal G.Grandmother Elizabeth Orm(e)rod who married James Cooke in about 1877 and who was apparently born in Dolphinholme. Can you help?

Name: Clare Torrance nee Ormerod <clare_torrance@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2005-04-27
My grandfather Harold Ormerod lived in Bombay, India as did his father but I don't know where they came from in the UK. My father Brigadier Denis Ormerod died on 11 February 2005 aged 83 and never really talked about his ancestry. He had two brothers Noel Ormerod and Peter Ormerod who are still alive.

Does anybody know the link between these Ormerods and the Lancashire Ormerods?




Name: Robyn Roylance <robyn.roylance@uq.edu.au>
Date: 2005-04-25
I enjoyed your web. I am researching the Roylances from Nether Peover and Allostock.
Cheers Robyn


Name: Richard Whitney <richard_whitney@fsmail.net>
Date: 2005-03-26
I think this website is excellent. You have obviously worked very hard in producing this website and it pays off. There is a wealth of information here and it will take a while to soak it all in! However, I was surprised, as yet, not to have found anything on Eleanor Anne Ormerod (Tyldesley) (1828-1901). She is very important in that she was the first woman to be awarded an LL.D. from Edinburgh University, and Virginia Woolf wrote an essay on her called 'Miss Ormerod' (1924). There is a lot of information on her and is known as an excallent Entermologist.

Thank you very much for producing this site. I myself am thankful for using it to research my own interests, and, as a member of the Ormerod family, am impressed by the extrordinary and diverse lives my ancestors had.

Well done and thank you.


Name: Jack Ormrod <jxormrod@tiscali.co.uk>
Date: 2005-03-24
Having only recently discovered this site, I must congratulate you and express my appreciation of the work, dedication and ability invested in it.

Name: Matthew Ormrod <lorraine.ward3@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2005-03-15
My father is named Jack Ormrod & my grandfather was also named Jack Ormrod both born in Bolton

Name: Sue <cornwall2day@aol.com>
Date: 2005-03-10
My Grandfather was Frank Ormerod. He married Mary Bennett. They had six children: Fred, Arthur, Frank, Vera, Jean (My Mum born in 1934) and Patricia. They lived in the Hoghton/Pleasington area.

I never got to meet my Grandfather as he left the family only to return just before his death in the 1980's.

Any pointers to the rest of his ancestors?

Regards Sue


Name: Ian Hudson <ianwilliamhudson@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-03-09
Hi all,
Just a quick hello as I flit from site to site. I've managed to contact a distant cousin (unknown until two weeks ago) Alan Middlemass. His gt grandmother was Sarah Tamar Hudson, I have forwarded copies of his e-mails to Paul. Hope everyone is well and looking forward to some better weather, I must drag myself out of my winters hibernation to restart work, well at least when it stops raining and snowing.
All the best Ian.


Name: Neil Ormerod <ormerod@punkt.se>
Date: 2005-02-18
Ow Do Ormerods!
I'd like to announce the foundation of a Swedish branch of the family line, which came about with the birth of my son James Ormerod, citizen of Sweden.
I come myself from Accrington, which isn't especially unusual for an Ormerod. My father is Ian Ormerod and my Grandfather was called James Ormerod, and that's about the extent of my knowledge unfortunately.
I work at a technical translation company and one of our Norwegian translators tried to persuade me that 'Ormerod' must be of Norwegian origin: apparently there are quite a number of 'Ormerud's living in the greater Oslo area.
Does anyone know of any other Scandinavian Ormerods? A quick check of the Swedish phonebook reveals three: myself, my wife and one mysterious other (Maria Ormerod). There's also a Pia Ormerod, who is the London correspondent of one of the Swedish newspapers, but I suppose she's married to an English Ormerod.


Name: Pat Horton <pat.horton@btinternet.com>
Date: 2005-01-28
My paternal gt.grandmother was Annie Eliza ORMEROD born around 1843 in Bradford. Birth as yet not found. She was married in 1860 to Robert WALSHAW in Hunslet, her father was said to be Henry Samuel ORMEROD a cotton merchant.
her mother was Mary ASQUITH of Leeds. She was single on the 1841 census in Leeds and a widow in 1851 in Pontefract.
Annie had a grandmother Rebecca ORMEROD who died aged 76 but no date given. there is also a Kate ORMEROD who we think was the daughter of Robert & Annie but born out of wedlock anddid not live with her parents until she appeared on the 1881 Pontefract census aged 21.
Has anyone got any idea where these Yorkshire Ormerods where?


Name: Wendy Neufeld (nee Ormerod) <wendybradneufeld@hotmail.com>
Date: 2005-01-24
You have a great site! I was excited to find a site dedicated to the Ormerod name, unfortunately as far as I can tell my family is of no relation to those on your web site. Mind you there is many missing pieces to my family line so I could be wrong. My grand father was John Coulson Ormerod born 1900,in Clithroe, England. He married Anne (nee Brown)Ormerod. She was born in St.Helen's area. Looking for info on Ormerod's from St.Helen's area. thanks


Name: Thomas A G Ormerod <tagohair@sympatico.ca>
Date: 2005-01-23
this is very interesting this is my 1st visit to your site while watching tv last night (the royals) were on & one of the characters was Dr. Ormerod so that prompted me to check out Ormerod on the web many thanks tom

Name: Audrey Cox Ormerod <acormerod@juno.com>
Date: 2005-01-19
Tracing Harry Ormerod, born July 24, 1837, son of Henry Ormerod, who married Eliza A. Tweedale, March 22, 1843.

Name: Victoria Lea Ormerod <vorm@dodo.com.au>
Date: 2005-01-05
Unbelieveable...I always thought that Ormerod was a dead name as my parents emigrated/migrated to Australia in 1963 and the family line here is known. Having known that we are Vikings has never been enough for me, and when my dads cousin Jack Lord sent a family tree from Todmerden, England I photocopied a copy and wanted to research more. It wasn't until I recently got the internet connected that I could start. GUESS WHAT. I now go back further than the written record, but I can also fill in the gaps down past my father to my brother and his boys etc...Who do i contact to pass this information on.All us Ormerod's came from a common source, we all need to know our history. Feel free to contact me vorm@dodo.com.au
Love, Vicky


Name: Matthew Ormerod <mattormerod@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-26
Just another Ormerod from the USA. I'm probably related to you, just not sure how. Anyway, nice site!

Name: Loretta Ormerod <lcard@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2004-12-15
Father William, born in Bolton Lanceshire. 2 brothers. George, Harry, 1 sister Nora. Hary served in WW1 and WW2. Wm and George in WW11. Their father's name was Henry and mother's Margaret. Two half sisters Bella and Polly.

Name: Kate Booth <kathryn@kabooth.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2004-12-09
I have researched the soldiers of Millbrook, Stalybridge-one of whom was Bertie O.- educated Carmel, who rejoined his family at 31, Grafton St [moving to 22, Stamford St] on leaving school. He was killed in WW1, and his brother, William, served. His father was Richard and his siblings: William, Edith, Marjorie, Maud Mary, Lizzie and twins Ethel & Ernest [who was killed in WW2].

Name: john ormrod <ormrod2002@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-30
Thank you for all your hard work, my eyes are now open to history that had been long forgotten within my own family. Although settled in Brighton East Sussex now for many years i came originally from liverpool, one of six children my father was one of nine, all boys! Thus the lines ever grow!

Name: Daniel Ormerod <cwbdbo@terra.com.br>
Date: 2004-11-25
Hi there!!! Nice site!!! I also would like to know the origin of my name.... so good see others Ormerods... even don´t know if they are some part of the frist Ormerod as me...

Daniel Ormerod

Brazil -


Name: leslie ormerod <leslieridler@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2004-11-19
leslie ormerod ridler
gordon william ormerod
clair henry gordon ormerod
william george washington ormerod


Name: RICHARD ORMEROD <spencer.ormerod@dialaflight.co.uk>
Date: 2004-11-13
King of Names. What a joy to see such a wide selection Of Ormerod's and the history. The Ormerod side of my family were Pie makers from the Moulton Mowberay area and specialised in such a great feast for Ormerod's alike. Good stuff keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Octavio Augusto Bueno Ormerod Jr <octavio.ormerodjr@ultragaz.com.br>
Date: 2004-11-12
I would to know more about my family.


Octavio Ormerod Jr


Name: james colin ormerod <col@jormerod.fsnet.co.uk>
Date: 2004-10-28
trying to find details of my father. he died 17/05/1965 in Bury. I dont have many details of my family history as most of my relations are now dead. so iam finding it difficult to get started on a family history

Name: susan chadwick <susan.chadwick@ukf.net>
Date: 2004-10-26
A fascinating site. I grew up with the tale that my grandfather Herbert James Ormerod (1889-1965)had once traced his family back to a norman baron who had travelled to England with the norman conquest, and had been given land in Lancashire which became known as Ormerod.

Name: Donovan Rees <d.rees@quaritch.com>
Date: 2004-10-07
You may be interested in the following:
An Oliver Ormerod of Rochdale 1811-1879 wrote regularly for the Rochdale Observer, and produced two books collecting his articles in the mid-nineteenth century. They comprise humorous accounts of trips to the Great Exhibition in London and are written in a phonetic rendering of the Rochdale dialect. I work for Bernard Quaritch, a rare book dealership in London, and a copy of the later volume has just come into stock, inscribed by the author to a friend.


Name: leslie ormerod ridler <leslieridler@yahoo.ca>
Date: 2004-09-29
please let me know how i can continue the line of claire henry gordon ormerod (my paternal grandfather)

Name: Kingsley Ormerod <cent50@dodo.com.au>
Date: 2004-09-27
I never knew you had a site like this I'm so suprised

Name: Eleanor Webb <eleanorwebb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-26
Am searching for Alice Clarkeson who married James Ormerod and lived in Rhodes Lancs as found on the 1851 census.Still trying to trace parentage of James Ormerod born Rhodes 1868/9. Alice was his grandmother.(Do not now think his mother is Betty and father Whittaker as their James died aged 22).

Name: Linda Harbin Grubbs <Lharbing@att.net>
Date: 2004-09-18
Researching HENRY ORMEROD b. 24 July 1837 England - d. 19 Oct. 1907 Louisville, Kentucky USA. he married ELIZA A. TWEEDALE on 30 April 1863 in Rochdale, Lancashire Eng. Per the marriage record for Henry & Eliza the father of Henry was HENRY ORMEROD, no mothers name is listed. I would like to find the parents and siblings of HENRY ORMEROD (b. 1837). The names of the children of Henry & Eliza were: Martha Jane, James, Harry, Abraham, George Washington, Mary Elizabeth, and Sarah Alice (my grandmother). Martha Jane was the only child born in England, others were born in the U.S.

Name: Monica Bettina Ormerod <miss_orm89@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-09-09
My name is Ormerod, and I'm from Norway. This page is very exciting, I knew something about this family, but I know more now... I wondered why my family doesn't standing there. It's John Ormerod 1927-1930 I think, Robert Ian Ormerod 26.7.1961, Richard Ormerod 1941, Peter Robin Ormerod, Kari Solveig Ormerod 9.2.1934, Monica Bettina Ormerod 13.12.1989, Susanne Michaela Ormerod 7.2.1996, Eva Jeanette Ormerod 11.1.1992, Sonja Elkjær Ormerod 10.10.1967. If you could do something with this, please contact me with an e-mail. Love Monica Ormerod

Name: Susan Ormerod Lyes <salyes@bellsouth.net>
Date: 2004-09-04
Great website, so glad to see the family name. I am interested in more research but I am a novice. Keep up the good work!

Name: Janice Lehmann <janice.lehmann@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2004-08-30
A wonderful site, which I found this evening! Over the next few days I will search through it all, so much content and so interesting. I've only just started in Family History, and found my Ormerod family living in Rochdale.
Off to read the Guest Book now.


Name: Jonathan coley <b.coley@btinternet.com>
Date: 2004-08-29
I am descended from the ormerods. from my grandmother.
my name is jonathan coley.

i have been trying to research the family as has my great uncle john for a very long time.

i must congratulate you for this incredible website

i am going to email my great uncle about it right now.

ps. you may be interested in some copies of photos of what ormerod house looks like now interior and exterior. i posess these as my grandmotehr went to find the house about ten years again

wow. wow wow!!


please get back to me


Name: stephen ormerod <s.ormerod@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2004-07-21
very interesting Im an artist my family has lived in burley lancashire for at least fou generations

Name: Paul Ormerod <paulant@bigfoot.com>
Date: 2004-07-20
son of noel and sheelagh, grandson of Harold who was main engineer in India responsible for major engineering works and highways in 1930s and pioneer of British Highway Code . Many old photos of India and historic automobiles

Name: Russell Ormerod <orm@telkomsa.net>
Date: 2004-07-12
How Surprising, COming from south africa never belived there was a whole webpage, will definatly bookmark this one

Name: Michael Goode <michael@lighthouse.org.au>
Date: 2004-07-12
My wife is related to James Ormerod Hill born around 1818 who appears to the son of James Hill and Ann Ormerod ammried aound 1818. I enjoyed your site and am now a little wiser about the Ormerods



Name: Jaclyn Wallace <jaclyn@cogeco.ca>
Date: 2004-06-25
I am an Ormerod from Toronto, Ont. Canada. My Grandparents were Eric Gladstone Ormerod and Edith May Purchase. I have been trying to find our family for several years and just found this site... It is super!
Both Eric and Edith were born in Canada I think Toronto area, in 1900.


Name: fraser ormerod <fraser.ormerod@ntlworld.com>
Date: 2004-06-04
i m an ormerod away from blackburn! moved to mansfield notts with my parents ken and sheila ormerod, used to live on bolton road , blackburn. grandfather owned a shop on bolton road across from ewood park, george ormerod and edna his wife, nice if it rings any bells

Name: June Howels <june.howelsatesco.net>
Date: 2004-05-31
I have been looking for John Ormerod who lived in Burnley c 1851 married to Sarah Robinson parents of my Gt Grandfather Abraham Ormerod for 20 years! He says he was born in Cliviger c. 1824 but I cannot trace him. I am new to the internet and your website is great.

Name: david ormerod <lynsey_46@msn.com>
Date: 2004-05-18
Very interesting reading.Would love any information on Henry and Ada Ormerod [nee Cowburn] of the Nelson, Burnley, Colne area. Born 1895 and 1894 respectively. This has been very informative a real heartwarming eyeopener. Thankyou for all the painstaking hard work that must have gone into this assingment.....David

Name: Benet Ormerod <benmar@benmar.karoo,co.uk>
Date: 2004-05-15
I am trying to find details of John Ormerod, Wellington Ormerod's father, although to-date without success. I am looking at the Grane Ormerods to find a connection. I hope someone from the tribe can help!

Benet Ormerod


Name: lynsey Ormerod <lynsey_46@msn.com>
Date: 2004-05-02
I will get in the rest of the info asap
love your relative
Lynsey Ormerod


Name: linda holmes <holmes6909freeserve.co.uk_599@fsmail.net>
Date: 2004-04-17
thank you for letting me into your site. i would be most gratefull if anyone can help me trace my family background .
many thanks .


Name: Steve Suthers <s_t_e_v_e40@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-04-07
Fantastic website!

Phebe Ormeroyd (bap 8 Jul 1666 of Stansfield) was the second wife of my 9th great grandfather Robert Suthers (circa 1666-1742). She had a will proved Feb 1734/35. Robert's first wife was buried 20 Jan 1700 at Heptonstall. I don't think Robert & Phebe had any children in that relationship.



Name: Nic Ormerod <me@nicormerod.fslife.co.uk>
Date: 2004-03-21
I am trying to discover if the Arthur Ormerod you have listed record ID#1482 is the same person I am looking for. He would be my Great Great Grandad....do you have any further info other than that in the Gedcom file I downloaded? It has him there as still living?? And no accurate birth date??
Brilliant website by the way, very easy to navigate & informative...keep up the good work!

Kind regards


Name: Rob Ormerod <rob@marquise.ca>
Date: 2004-02-22
I am an Ormerod in Calgary Alberta Canada. I understand from my Grandparents that our family name is from England as well as our ancestors. I am interested in finding out more about myself and family history.

Name: Jill Bell <j.m.bell@bradford.ac.uk>
Date: 2004-02-16
I have a fledgling website where I am trying to document the Ormrods from 1819 who lived in Westmorland from about 1850 and moved to Stalybridge in the 1910s?

Let me know what you think.


Name: David Ormerod <davidormerod@onetel.com>
Date: 2004-02-01
Any information or links with Corp. George Ellis Ormerod, 2nd Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps who died 07/09/1944 and lies Berlin War Cemetery, would be much apreciated.

Name: David Ormerod <davidormerod@onetel.com>
Date: 2004-02-01
Very interesting content.... still reading with interest!

Name: scott <oiscottyboi@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-10
Just realized that by reading thru some of the postings my father told me that they were stone masons from the accrington area and were involved in building churches.. the name clara also rings a bell..

Name: scott ormerod <oiscottyboi@hotmail.com>
Date: 2004-01-10
Hi just wondered if my dad john earnest ormerod, died colne 1996.. buried colne cemetary, brother of jim, keith, lewiss, roland and sister jean are of same family tree i know grandmother was called rene and grandfather was POW who was involved in building of burma railway. I know of family connection in accrington.. would be interested in hearing if you or others have any further information and to which ormerods i belong..

Name: David Ormerod <ormerod.david@btinternet.com>
Date: 2003-12-20
Looking in from Shaftesbury,Dorset

Nice to see there is more


Name: jill bell <j.m.bell@bradford.ac.uk>
Date: 2003-11-21
Very interesting website, Many thanks.

Do you know of anyone researching the ormrods that lived at Ackenthwaite, Haversham with Milnthorpe, Westmorland?


Name: Mark Ormerod <markormerod@aol.com>
Date: 2003-11-08

Very interesting website. Thank you for all the hard work.


Name: Mary Williams <valleysview@danylan.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2003-10-10
My maternal grandfather was Charles Ormerod from Wigan, he married Mary Ann Ward who was born in Wolverhampton. They had five children John Edward, Frederick, Ethel (died in infancy), Mary, and my mother Winifred Lilian.
My grandparents moved to Crumlin, Monmouthshire where they became the first caretakers of The School of Mines in Crumlin, about1914/15.
My mother was very proud of her surname and helped to form a "family tree" for a lady in Australia where my cousin John Ormerod now lives.It is interesting to note that many of the same Christian names crop up! She was particularly sad that she did not include her maiden name with her married name -Jones, but at that time this was considered somewhat pretentious.
I would like to carry on from where she left off -looking for family links.


Name: Mary Williams <valleysview@danylan.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2003-10-10
My maternal grandfather was Charles Ormerod from Wigan, he married Mary Ann Ward who was born in Wolverhampton. They had five children John Edward, Frederick, Ethel (died in infancy), Mary, and my mother Winifred Lilian.
my grandparents moved to Crumlin, Monmouthshire where they became the first caretakers of The School of Mines in Crumlin, about1914/15.
My mother was very proud of her surname and helped to form a "family tree" for a lady in Australia where my cousin John Ormerod now lives.It is interesting to note that many of the same Christian names crop up! She was particularly sad that she did not include her maiden name with her married name -Jones, but at that time this was considered somewhat pretentious.
I would like to carry on from where she left off -looking for family links.


Name: debbie hendricks <debeh@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2003-09-09
I have found a copy of my great-grandmothers birth certicicate. She was born Clara on the 12th February,1886 at 11 Holden Street, Accrington. Her parent were Mary (nee Fielding) and William Ormerod. William is listed as being aCotton Spinner. She married my great grandfather Michael Kirrane on 9th April, 1910 at St Mary's Church, Haslingden, Lancashire. Would like to hear from anyone who can help fill in family tree, as no-one here in Australia has any idea.

Debbie Hendricks
Perth, Western Australia


Name: debbie hendricks <debeh@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2003-09-05
Looking for any relatives of Clare(Clara) Mercedes Kirrane nee Ormerod. Whe was my Great-Grandmother and we are trying to fill some blanks. Hoping her name pops up in someone elses family tree. Great reading about others.


Name: Richard L. Ormerod Jr. <Mach-Ten@webtv.net>
Date: 2003-09-01
Great website.A lot of work and hours involved. Trying to find Harry and Abraham genealogy.

Name: Patrick Ormerod <jp_ormerod18@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-08-12
Just interested to see this website made by (probably) my distant relations. V. Interesting, thanks.

Name: Bernice <kiddle@oberon.ark.com>
Date: 2003-06-19
Re: my message of April 7. I have since found out that my g-g grandparents were named James Ormrod and Jane Higson, not John and Mary as mentioned below. I don't know at this point if there is a connection to the Ormrods who built the Bolton Churches.

Name: christina m bokop <jcbok@aol.com>
Date: 2003-06-17
My Grandfather was named Moses Ormerod - I think this is a very unusual name and would like more info. concerning this family. thank you

Name: Neville Ormerod <nevilleo@lineone.net>
Date: 2003-06-14
All these Orm(e)rod's and I cannot yet find a connection to my family. My findings to date can be found at http://website.lineone.net/~nevilleo
Will keep on trying your excellent site - you never know!??


Name: David Ormerod Baxter <d.o.baxter@bronco.co.uk>
Date: 2003-05-31
Have traced a clear connection to Worsthorne - James Ormerod Born 1836.It seems his father may have been Thomas - Born 1818 who married Mary ?. Does anyone have any clarity on the above information ?

Name: David Rigby <drigby@sciti.com>
Date: 2003-05-13


Enjoyed browsing your site and was wondering if you might
know the approximate year the Ormerod->Ormrod variation
in surname spellings originated?

Best Regards,



Name: Robert William Ormerod <bobjo123@netzero.com>
Date: 2003-05-03
I am trying to find more info on David Ormerod and his parents. David was either born in England or Canada about 1826. I believe his father was William Ormerod born in England about 1788. Any help would be appreciated. This is a great site.

Name: Gladys Paterson <ingpat@compuserve.com>
Date: 2003-04-21
descent from Thomas1781 stone masons,reputed to have built
Higham & Fence Churches.

were the Ormerod's calico printers of Mitcham Surrey from Lancshire?


Name: evelyn mijat <evelyn@midge.com.au>
Date: 2003-04-19
These are only names on my mothers side of the family, she was evelyn ormerod, before she married my father. She was the daughter of William Henry Ormerod, son of Oliver Ormerod, born 1846 to Elizabeth Ormerod (he was illegitimate) she later married George Harwood when Oliver was 6 weeks old, she was the daughter of George Ormerod born 1802 to Oliver Ormerod born 1773 in Wilpshire, and Rosamund Eastham who were the parents of
John, George, Oliver, Catherine, Ellen and Rosamund. All born in Wilpshire, he, Oliver senior was classed as a farmer.
Oliver was born in 1773, his father was George Ormerod and his mother was Jane Catlow. My cousin was talking to someone at a lectur in Rossendale, and the lecturer thought that we might be descended from the Gambleside and Wolfenden Ormerods. Have you come across any of these names?

I would welcome any thoughts on this matter. By the way my grandfather William Henry Ormerod married Emma Duxbury from Darwen. She was the daughter of Eli Duxbury and Mary Anne Walsh, also from Darwen. She was the daughter od Croft Walsh also from Darwn.

Evelyn Mijat
Western Australia


Name: Bernice McGowan <kiddle@oberon.ark.com>
Date: 2003-04-07
I am amazed at the Ormerod lore here. Is there a connection with Ormrod families, without the "e"?
My grandmother was born Jane Alice Ormrod and her mother was Mary Ormrod, daughter of Mary Higson and John Ormrod. Family story has it that this John Ormrod was the brother of James and Peter Ormrod who had cotton mills in Bolton and built churches there. I am looking for any family connections and trying to document the connection of these supposed brothers. The children of Mary Higson and John Ormrod appear on the 1881 census in and around Rosamund St, but I have not been able to find their parents.


Name: Ian McConnell <imccon77@hotmail.con>
Date: 2003-04-06
Am trying to trace the ancestors of William Henry Medcalf ORMEROD Bap 21/8/1842 All Saints & St John, Hertford marr Edith COLLEY in 1861 in Camberwell Eng. Children John, Edith Emma Marian, Ellen (Helen Jane, and Mary born in England befor emigration to Australia about 1875. Williams parents were Thomas ORMEROD and Sarah MEDCALF. Any information would help.

Name: Eleanor Webb <Eleanorwebb@hotmail.com>
Date: 2003-03-18
My mother is Margaret Ormerod whose father,Bruce ,came down to Willesden just before 1901 census. His father,James married Margaret Boardman in Dec 1888. James is belived to be illegitimate but his mother became Betty Ormerod in 1868 (I believe)when she married a Whitaker Ormerod in Oldham district.