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From: Kay Allen AG <>
Subject: Re: Odard de Dutton
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999 05:51:12 -0700
> Who was Odard de Dutton, ancestor, I believe, of the Despencers and of the
> Warburton family of Arley. Older copies of Burke's Landed Gentry give a
> descent (under Warburton of Arley) from one of the earlier Dukes of Normandy,
> making the family
> patrilineal descendants of Rollo. I have also read that he was a member of the
> d'Avranches family or that he sprang from a Norman baronial house. Does anyone
> know the latest and/or most likely theory?
> Thank you,
This descent, as is so much of the early material in Burke's, is a lot
According to Ormerod, he is one of five brothers who came with Nigel of
Halton, who, I believe, is connected with Ives de Criel. It is not Cope
who doubts that the five brothers were brothers of Nigel; this is a
direct steal from Ormerod and Leycester, virtually verbatim.
It would appear that Cope is an incompetent genealogist and a plagerist
to boot, if he did not cite Ormerod.
Kay Allen AG
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