Great Orton Parish

  • Description

    "Ancient parish in Cumberland ward, Cumberland, embracing townships of Great Orton and Baldwinholme.....manor of Orton held by Orton family in 13th and 14th centuries, passing by marriage of Joan, daughter and heiress of Giles Orton (d. 1369) to Sir Clement Skelton of Armathwaite; then divided between their four daughters. John Brisco (d. 1583) of Crofton bought two-thirds of manor; his grandson, John Brisco (d. 1632) bought final third and manor descended in Brisco family, who built Orton Park 1830s...."
  • Owner

    Cumbria County History Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 2 months ago
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