Urmston in Trafford - Greater Manchester - England

In 1069 King William gave his kinsman, Roger de Poictou, the land between the rivers Mersey and Ribble.

During the reign of King John (1199-1216) some of the land belonged to Albert de Greslet.

When Emma, Albert de Greslet's daughter, married Orm, son of Edward Aylward, one caracute of land was given to Orm (one caracute is as much land as a team of oxen can plough in one year).

The area became known as 'Orm's Tun' (Orm's enclosure, or Orm's Settlement) and over the course of time this has evolved to Urmston.




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