Various Surveys and Rentals of Blackburnshire
Information taken from one of Appendices to the transcribed Halmote Court Roll for the Manor of Ightenhill.
Survey of the Forests or Chases of Blackburnshire, A.D. 1507
GAMELSEUD - Item there is an other Vachery in Rossendale called Gamelseud late in ferme at 44s. 8d. by yere now to be holden in like wise to Oliver Ormerode and George Ormerode for £4 by yere - £4.
PRIMEROSEFELD - Item there is an othir lytill place with a certein ground therto callid Prymerosefeld to be leten to George Ormerode and John Ormerod for 43s. 4d. by yere - 43s. 4d.
Copyhold Rents of the Honour of Clitheroe A.D. 1527
(Public Record Office, Duchy of Lancaster, Rentals.)
COPYHOLD OF THE NEW FYNES
PENDLE : TENANTS OF THE LORD THE KING THERE
George Ormerode . . 30s.
COPYHOLD OF THE OLD FYNES
Joan Ormerode . . . . . ½ d.
A Rentall of Blackburnshire as it was gathared 30 Henry 8 at Ester 
from Christopher Towneley’s MS., Honor of Clitheroe, p.291.
FOREST OF PENDLE
George Ormeroide . . 15 0
HALMOTE, 23 October, 9 Charles .
Lawrence Ormerrod of Ratchdale, schoolmaster, in Little Marsden, late belonging to Christopher Aspden.
WAPENTAKE OF BLAKEBURNESHIRE
From C. Towneley’s MS., Honor of Clitheroe, p.109.
Court of the right honourable George, Duke of Albemarle, &c., of his wapentake of Blakeburne, held at Padiham within the wapentake aforesaid on the 8th day of January, 14 Charles II, 1662[-3], before Charles, Lord Viscount Mollineux, chief steward there.
Inquisition taken there to inquire for the said Duke by the oath of John Houlkar of Reade, Peter Ormeroid of Ormeroid, Richard Marsden of Pale, John Dewhurst of Blackburne, Richard Waddington of Worston, John Heartley of Cliviger, Charles Wood of the same, Thomas Eastwood of the same, Richard Johnson alias Carleton of Worston, Richard Dugdale of Clitherow, John Deane of the same, Richard Marsden, the younger, of Lagrum, Richard Calvert of Balderston, homagers of the said court, who say upon their oath as follows:- …
A RENTAL OF THE ANTIENT LANDS
Peeter Ormeroid, gent., for his lands there [in Cliviger] . 5s. 1d.
A RENTALL OF THE NEW IMPROVEMENT
Oliver Ormeroid for his lands there [in Cliviger] . . . 2s.
Peter and Oliver Ormerod were both bailiffs of the Wapentake of Blackburnshire, and were to collect the following amounts of rental:
Peter Ormeroid, gent . . . . . . . . . . . 1s. 8¾ d.
Oliver Ormeroid . . . . . . . . . . . . 2s. 6¾ d.
Freeholders within the wapentake, listed together with their rent, were:
4. BURNLEY AND CLIVIGER
Peter Ormeroid, gent., for his lands at Ormeroid . . 12s. 11d.
Oliver Ormeroid for the Foxstones . . . . . . . 2s. 6d.
Lawrance Ormeroid . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1½ d.
John Ormeroid Clerke for land there [in Huncote] . . . . 5d.
George Ormeroid for land called the Spoutehouse . . . . 7½ d.