Odard de Dutton Lord of Dutton
- Born: Abt 1061, Normandy
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1086, Dutton, Cheshire, England 169
Another name for Odard was Hudard of Dutton.492
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol I, pg. 643 713, The English ancestry of the Duttons in The Duttons of Dutton169 follow very closely to both Ormerod's History of Chester and Collins's Peerage of England. 776 I used all three for the Dutton line, and they followed each other very closely.
Noted events in his life were:
• Origin of Name. 761
This (Dutton) Township, in the ancient record of Doomsday-book, is written Duntune: Dun, In the old Saxon language, signifies A Hill, for, which we now use the word Down : So that Duntune signifies as much as A Town upon a Hill or Down; now contracted to Dutton.
From this Town did the ancient Family of the Duttons assume their surname: For Odard being seated here in the Conqueror's time, his posterity were sir-named de Dutton, from the place of their residence; where they have continued ever since to this present 1666.
• Dates & Events. 221
Odard came into England with William the Conqueror. "And in the Record of Doomsday, Odard held Aston under William Fitz Nigell, Baron of Halton; and also Odard and Bretrix held Weston under the said William, Anno Domini 1086."
~From Leycester's Historical Antiquities
• Background Information. 169
Odard, or Udard, sometimes also written Hodard and Hudard, came into England with William the Conqueror, and seated himself at Dutton; a good part whereof Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, gave him, according to the Doomsday Book. The ancient Roll of the Barons of Halton says that with Hugh, the Earl of Chester and Nigell came five brethren, Hudard, Edard, Wolmere, Horswyn and Wolfaith, a Priest. Nigell gave Hudard Weston and Great Aston, and from Hudard came all the Duttons.
~The Duttons of Dutton, pp. 12-13
~Ormerod's History of Cheshire, Vol. I, p. 643
• Background Information. 776
Sir Peter Leycester, in his Historical Antiquities of Cheshire, has given the pedigree of the Duttons of Dutton, which he says is faithfully collected from the evidence of that family and other good records and deeds.
Orard, or Udard, sometimes written Hodard and Hudard, who came with William the Conquer, and seated himself at Dutton; a good part of Whereof Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, gave unto him, as appears by the Doomesday-book.
The ancient roll of the Barons of Halton say that with Hugh, Earl of Chester, came one Nigell, a nobleman; and with Nigell came five brethren, Hudard, Edard, Wolmere, Horswyne, and Wolfaith, a priest, to whom Nigell gave the church of Runcorne; and unto Hudard the same Nigell gave Weston, and Great Aston. From this Hudard came all the Duttons. In the record of the Doomsday, Odard held Aston, under William Fitz-Nigell, Baron of Halton; and also Odard and Brictric held Weston, under the said William, annon Dom. 1086.
This Hudards, or Odard's sword, was in 1665, "in the custody of the Lady Elinour, Viscountess Kilmorey, sole daughter of heir of Thomas Dutton, late of Dutton, Esq. deceased; which sword has for many years been preserved and passed down from heir to heir.
(Continued on the next generation)
~Collins's Perrage of England, Vol. 8, pp. 39-40