'Orton1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Orton of Le Grange, Orton of Reresby

Nichols identifies the arms of the following family as "Vert, a fess flory and counterflory Argent, between three castles Argent".
Hugh Orton of Leicester
m. Anne Ferne (dau of Henry Ferne, archdeacon of Leicester)
1. Samuel Orton of Reresby (b c1583, d c1643)
  m. Audrey Fox of London
  A. John Orton of Reresby (b c1625, d c1675)
  m1. Sarah Ludlam (dau of Richard Ludlam, Mayor of Leicester)
i. Samuel Orton of Reresby (b c1647, dsp 01.1681)
  m. Elizabeth Pearman (dau of Thomas Pearman of London, m2. _ Bree of Warwickshire)
  ii. John Orton (b 1646-7, d 13.09.1715, rector of Reresby)
  m. Anne (b 1644-5, d 18.08.1710)
  a. John Orton (b 1687-8, d 02.05.1760, rector of Reresby)
  m. (05.02.1718) Mary Boothby (b 1689-90, d 14.05.1762, dau of Thomas Boothby of Marston)
  (1) John Orton (d 022.1791, rector of Reresby)
  m. Elizabebh Wells (dau of William Wells of Thrussington, Sheriff of Leicestershire)
  (A)+ issue - William of Enfield (a 1800), Elizabeh (d unm 1797), 2 other daughters (d by 1800)
  (2) Thomas Orton (b 1726, a 1800, rector of Brokesby & Reresby)
  (3) William Orton of Leicester (d 1793, alderman & hosier)
  m1. Anne Erpe of Leicester
  m2. Margaret Bamford (b c1729, a 1800, dau of Philip Bamford by Elizabeth)
  (4) Anne Orton
  m. John Brown (rector of Hoby)
  (5) Margaret Orton
  m. Rev. Benjamin Cooper
  iii.+ other isuse - Cordell (d young), Elizabeth (a 1683), Sarah (d young)
  m2. Frances Whittaphe (dau of Rev. William Whittaphe of Reresby)
  vi. William Orton (b c1670, a 1683)
  B. Elizabeth Orton
  m. Henry Stratford of Bowden Parva
  C.+ other issue - Samuel of Loindon (woollen draper), John of London, Cordell (d young), Mary, Anne (d young)



The Harleian editor has noted, underneath the following pedigree, that "This pedigree has been cancelled in the original Visitation." That could be viewed as suggesting that no connection had been found between the following family and the one shown above. However, the shared Leicester & London associations suggest that they may well have been.
Richard Orton of Le Grange, Leicestershire
1. Richard Orton of Le Grange
  m. Elianor Mascall (dau of William Mascall of Worcestershire)
  A. Richard Orton of Le Grange
  i. Richard Orton of Le Grange probably of this generation
  m. Catharine Jervis (dau of William Jervis of Peatling, sister of Samuel)
  ii. Elizabeth Orton (bur 31.07.1708) probably of this generation
  m. Samuel Jervis of Great Peatling (b c1631, d 04.1674)
  B. John Orton of London (a 1633, 3rd son)
  m. (by 1633) Joane Quaplade (dau of Anthony Quaplade of London)
  C other issue - William of London, Edward, Thomas

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'Pedigree of Orton of Rereseby', p395)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (London, 1633, 'Orton')
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