Geoffrey le Norreys
(Cir 1110-Bef 1170)
William le Norreys Norreys
(Cir 1130-Bef 1196)
Hugh le Norreys
(Abt 1150-1221)


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Hugh le Norreys

  • Born: Abt 1150, Bereford, Yorkshire, England 923
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 1221, Bereford, Yorkshire, England about age 71 923

bullet   Other names for Hugh were Hugh de Blackrod 923 and Hugh de Haigh.923

bullet  Information about this person:

• Web Reference: The Family of "le Norreys". 923
Hugh le Norreys was a benefactor to the Cockersand Abbey, granting six acres near Harestone in free alms. He was granted the manor of Blackrod in Salford Hundred, Lancashire by then John, Count of Mortain who was later King John. In 1193/4, under the name of Hugh de Haigh, paid three marks for having the King's good will. In 1203, Hugh le Norreys of Bereford, Yorkshire, gave Robert de Perham five bovates and four acres of land with the appurtenances in Bereford, to hold to him and his heirs forever. In 1212, as Hugh de Blackrod, returned as tenant again to Blackrod by the King. Hugh's son and heir, also named Hugh, received the manor of Blackrod in 1223, after the death of his father.

Children of Hugh le Norreys were:
Geoffrey le Norreys of Bereford, Yorkshire
Hugh le Norreys, heir to his father, of Blackrod and Haigh, Lancashire.
Alan le Norreys of Formby and Haigh, Lancashire
William le Norreys of Eltonhead, Lancashire
Adam le Norreys of Otteringham, Yorkshire
Robert le Norreys
Alicia le Norreys, who married Roald de Caldwell

• Records and Notes. 946
Grant in frankalmoign from Hugh le Norreys [to the canons of Cockersand] of a portion of his land within the boundary of Elton-head, to wit, six acres next to Harestand on the south side. [S.D. 1200c.-1239c.]

~ The Chartulary of Cockersand Abbey, Vol. II, part II, p. 600

• Background Information. 1031
Hugh le Norreis obtained Blackrod by the grant of John, Count of Mortain; which grant King John confirmed by Charter which passed at Chinon, 10 Oct 1199 [Charter Roll, 2 John, m.5]. Hugh was Possessed of Haigh as ealry as the time of Henry II, as appears from an entry in the Pipe Roll of 6 Richard I, 1194/5, recording a fine paid by Hugh for returning to the King's allegiance after the rebellion of Count John of Mortain had been quell; and for the recovery of his said estates. "Et de iij. m. de Hugone de Hagh pro pace et benevolentia Regis havenda." He died in 1223, and was succeeded by his son Hugh, who gave ten marks for his relief of one carucate of land in Blackrod, formerly of the fief of William Peverel of Notthing ham, and had livery by writ, dated 12 May 1223 [Fine Roll, 7 Henry III, m. 5].

~ Final Concords of the County of Lancashire, Vol. I, p. 185

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