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Families covered: Fermor of Somerton, Fermor of Tusmore
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Thomas Fermor of Somerton
Collins (1741, vol iii, Fermor of Pomfret) reports that Thomas's "Posterity remain the worthy Possessors of (Somerton) to this Day, altho' they have remov'd their Habitation to Tursmore, three Miles distant from it." The move appears to have taken place in the late 17th century.
m. Bridget Bradshaw (dau of Sir Henry Bradshaw of Halton)
1. Sir Richard Fermor of Somerton
TGM, the Main Source used for this page, shows only Richard's marriage to Cornelia Cornwallis but it appears that he also married ...
  m1/2. Jane Lacon (dau of Roland Lacon of Willey)
  m2/1. Cornelia Cornwallis (dau of Sir William Cornwallis of Brome by Lucy Nevill)
  A. Sir John Fermor of Somerton not mentioned by TGM but probably of this generation
  m. Cicely/Cecily Compton (b c1610, d 24.03.1675/6, dau of Sir Henry Compton of Brambletye)
B. Henry Fermor of Somerton (b c1611, d 30.01.1672)
  m. Ursula Middelton (b c1616, d 08.09.1669, dau of Sir Peter Middelton of Stockeld)
  i. Richard Fermor of Tusmore (d 1684)
  m. (1656) Frances Brooke (dau of Sir Basil Brooke of Madeley by (Frances) Mordaunt)
a. Henry Fermor of Tusmore (a 1701)
  m. Helen Browne (d 13.08.1741, dau of Sir George Browne of Shefford)
  (1) James Fermor of Tusmore & Somerton (d 30.11.1722)
  m. Mary Throgmorton (dau of Sir Robert Throgmorton of Weston, Bart)
  (A) Henry Fermor of Tusmore & Somerton (b c1715, d 17.01.1746-7)
  m. Frances Sheldon (a 1787, dau of Edward Sheldon of Weston)
  (i) William Fermor of Tusmore & Somerton (b 1737, d 1806)
  The following is supported by 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 4, John Crawford Hodgson, 1897, 'Fermor of Tusmore', p195).
  m. (16.05.1766) Frances Errington (d 25.06.1787, dau of John Errington of Beaufront)
  (a) William Fermor of Tusmore (d 17.11.1828)
  Hodgson reports that William "gave all his real and personal estate in trust for his adopted daughter, Maria Whitehead" who m. John Turner Ramsay.
  (b)+ other issue - James, Richard (d unm 1816), Barbara (dsp), Henrietta (dsp), Louisa (dsp)
  (ii)+ other issue (d young) - Elizabeth, James, Frances
  (B) Robert Fermor of Rome (a 1794)
  m. "an Italian Lady"
  (i)+ issue (in Italy) - Henry, James, Clementine (nun), Sophia (nun)
(C) James Fermor (dsp 1783)
  m. Cecily Maize of Yarm
  (D)+ 3 others
  (2) Henry Fermor of Banbuy (a 1717)
  m. Anne Wighwicke of Banbury
(A) Henry Fermor of Worcester (d 1800)
  m. Catharine Bowyer (sister of Thomas & James)
  (i) Catharine Fermor (dsp 1824)
  m. (1801) Henry Maire of Lartington, later Sir Henry Lawson, Bart of Brough Hall
  (3) Arabella Fermor (b 1696, d 1737)
  m. (1715) F(rancis) Perkins of Ufton Court (d 1736)
  (4) Anne Fermor
  m. John Sutton of Jamaica
  (5)+ other issue - Henrietta (d unm 04.09.1744), 4 other daughters
b. Richard Fermor (d 18.05.1730)
  c. Ursula Fermor (b 1662, d 16.07.1748)
  m. (1685) Charles Towneley of Towneley (b 19.04.1658, d 1711/2)
  d. Mary Fermor
  m. Thomas Maire of Lartington
  e. Elizabeth Fermor (b 1665, d 29.12.1738)
  m. (1687) Stephen Tempest of Broughton (b 09.04.1654, d 10.04.1742)
  ii.+ other issue - Peter, 5 others
  C. Jane Fermor ("eldest dau.")
  m. Thomas Morgan of Heyford (Colonel)
2. Anne Fermor (d 12.04.1575)
3. Mary Fermor probably the Mary who married ...
  m. Francis Plowden of Plowden (b 1562, d 11.12.1652)

Main source(s): 'The Gentleman's Magazine' ('TGM') volume XCVII (sb XVII?) (Jan-Jun 1827, edited by Sylvanus Urban) with thanks to Google Books for making it available online and to a contributor (JY, 14.10.07) for bringing the 2 relevant articles to our attention
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