Geoffrey de Dutton Lord of Rocksavage
- Marriage (1): Helen de Lacy
- Marriage (2): Ellen de Chedle
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 169
Geoffrey de Dutton, son of Hugh, from whom the Duttons of Chedill in this county were propagated, who assumed the sir-name of Chedill, and continued to the Reign of Edward the Third, until Sir Roger of Chedill, (the last of that family) dying 1 Edw. 3, 1327, left his Inheritance to be shared by his two daughters and heirs, Clemence and Agnes; and out of that family de Chedill, branched Hamon Dutton under Edward the First, younger son to Sir Geffrey Dutton of Chedill, to whom his father gave Ashley, (13, Ed. 1, 1285) which he purchased for him. The posterity of this Hamon assumed to sir-name of Ashley from the place of their residence, as was the manner of the ages; which Family of Ashley's of Ashley continued to the end of Henry the Eighth; about which time Thomasin, daughter and heir of George Ashley of Ashley, Esquire, brought that Inheritance to Richard Brereton of Lea-Hall, not far from Middlewich, by marriage, who was a younger son of Sir William Brereton of Brereton in this county; in which name of Brer of Ashley it continued but four descents, and was divided among the three sisters of Thomas Brereton, and their heirs, Anno Domini 1661.
~The Duttons of Dutton, pg. 13-15
~Ormerod's History of Cheshire, Vol. I, pg. 644
• Background Information. 713,799
The parish of Cheadle is in the Stockport Union and the Macclesfield Hundred. It was not mentioned in the Domesday survey, yet it seems to have been held by the Earl of Chester. A deed, showing that Chedle was held directly by Hugh Kuvelioc while he was the Earl of Chester, shows that the earl quit claimed to Robert de Chedle "four porkers which he was used to pay the Earl."
In the Thirteenth century, Hellen de Chedle, a descendent of Robert mentioned in the deed, married Geoffrey de Dutton. Geoffrey de Dutton adopted the name of his wife's family and the manor that he now held of the king as earl by service of a knight's fee, paying a mark of silver.
Roger, the grandson of Geoffrey de Dutton (or Geoffrey de Chedle), left two daughters, Clemence and Agnes, who held the moiety of Chedle. Clemence married William de Baguley, of Baguley, and Agnes married Richard de Bulkeley, whose great-grandfather, Robert de Bulkeley, was that sheriff of Cheshire in 1309. The portion of the estate belonging to the Baguley family passed by marriage to the Leigh family of Lyme.
~Cheshire Notes and Queries, pg. 106
~~Ormerod's History of Cheshire, vol III, pg. 621
Geoffrey married Helen de Lacy, daughter of John Fitz Richard Baron of Halton, Constable of Cheshire and Alice de Vere. (Helen de Lacy died in 1144.)
Geoffrey next married Ellen de Chedle.