'Orfeur1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Orfeur of High Close, Orfeur of Plumland

Thomas Orfeur (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
1. John Orfeur
  A. William Orfeur
  i. Robert Orfeur
  a. Richard Orfeur (a 1404)
m. Margery Birkby (dau/heir of Robert Birkby of Birkby)
  (1) Richard Orfeur
  m. Margaret Lamplugh (a 1415, dau/heir of Sir John Lamplugh of Lamplugh)
  (A) Richard Orfeur
  m. Elizabeth Lowther (a 1467, dau of Richard Lowther of Crookedayke (Crookdake))
  (i) Richard Orfeur
  m. Alice Colvil (a 1488, dau/heir of Thomas Colvil (Covell) of Hayton Castle)
  (a) Richard Orfeur
  m1. (sp) Jane Dykes (dau of Thomas Dykes of Warthall)
  m2. Margaret Swinburne (dau of John Swinburne of Hewthwayt)
  ((1)) William Orfeur, Sheriff (a 1601) - continued below
  m. Anne Lamplugh (dau of Robert Lamplugh of Dovenby)



William Orfeur 'of High Close', Sheriff (a 1601) - continued above
m. Anne Lamplugh (dau of Robert Lamplugh of Dovenby)
1. William Orfeur of Plumland Hall
m. Mabell Osmonderly (dau of William Osmonderly or Osmotherley of Langrigge)
  A. William Orfeur of Plumland Hall (d 05.04.1660)
  m. Bridget Musgrave (dau of John Musgrave of Plumpton)
  i. William Orfeur of High Close & Plumland Hall (b c1618, a 04.1665)
m. Elizabeth Howard (dau of Sir Charles Howard of Ridsdale)
  a. Charles Orfeur of Plumland 'of Netherhall' (2nd son)
  m. Jane Lampleugh of Ribton (widow of John Senhouse of Netherhall)
  (1) Anne Orfeur
  m. Francis Yates of Whitehaven
  (A) John Orfeur Yates of Skirwith Abbey, Cumberland' (3rd son?) had issue
  m. Mary Aglionby (dau/coheir of H(enry) Aglionby of Nunnery)
  Their successors inherited Nunnery and assumed the name Aglionby.
  (B) Jane Yates
  m. John Matthews of Wigton (RN)
  (C)+ other issue - Charles in Virginia, Lowther
  (2) Bridget Orfeur (dsp)
m. Richard Musgrave of Hayton
  (3) Margaret Orfeur
  m. Lancelot Pattinson of Melmerby
  (4)+ other issue - Catharine, Eleanor
  b.+ other issue (a 04.1665) - William (b c1656), dvp?, Edward, Philip, John, Elizabeth (b c1660)
  ii. Elizabeth Orfeur
  m. Thomas Sandford of Askham
  iii. Catherine Orfeur probably the Catharine who married ...
  m. John Latus
  iv.+ other issue - John of Waterton, Richard, Cuthbert, Francis, Catherine
  B. Elizabeth Orfeur
  m. Henry Eaglesfield of Canonby
  C. Mary Orfeur
  m. Philip Wilson of Cockermouth
  D. Mabell Orfeur
  m. Robert Brisko of Langrigg
  E.+ other issue - Francis of Allergarth in Gilsland, Richard of Carlisle, Robert (of Gray's Inn)
2. Jane Orfeur possibly of this generation
  m. William Brisco of Crofton & Orton (a 1583)

Main source(s): Visitation (William Dugdale, Cumberland, 1665-6, 'Orfeur of High Close and Plumland Hall'), 'The History and Antiquities of Cumberland' by William Hutchinson (vol II, 1794, p350)
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