Ormesby, Sir William
- Paul Brand
Ormesby, Sir William (d. 1317), justice, probably derived his name from one of two adjacent villages of Ormesby (St Michael and St Margaret) in south-east Norfolk, about 5 miles north of Great Yarmouth. Nothing else is known of his origins and, if he inherited any property from his parents, it seems only to have been of very modest extent. His first appearance in the records is probably in 1275 when a ...