Name: John Ormond
Death: 5 OCT 1503
Residence: Alfreton, Derbys
Occupation: Paid a fine not be made a KB
MEM: Alfreton church, Derbyshire: brass tablet in memory of John and Joan his wife
Change Date: 14 JUL 2008
In the parish church of Alfreton is a brass tablet in memory of John Ormond, Esq., who died in 1503, and Joan his wife (the heiress of Chaworth) who died in 1507. It appears by the inscription, that the daughters and co-heiresses of Joan Ormond, one of whom married Babington, had a right to quarter the arms of Chaworth, Caltoft, Brett, Aylesbury, Engayne, and Bassett of Weldon.
JOHN ORMOND of Alfreton, Derbyshire, second son, born 1462-65. The Butlers of Ormond held lands in Derbyshire as early as 1406, and John Ormond apparently was groomed to wield local influence.
In 1485 [some text missing?] and a marriage was arranged for him that year with Joan Chaworth, heiress of Alfreton manor and he had a commission to hold inquests in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire 19 February 1487.
He was selected to be made a Knight of the Bath at the marriage of Prince Arthur, but paid a fine to release himself from that honor in July 1501.
He married, 1485, Joan Chaworth, born about 1463, only daughter of Sir William Chaworth of Wiverton. On the death of her childless cousin Sir Thomas Chaworth in 1483, Joan was heiress to the manors of Medbourne (Leicestershire), Marnham (Nottinghamshire) and Alfreton. Sir Thomas Chaworth had been married to John Ormond's first cousin Margaret Talbot (daughter of the 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury and Elizabeth Butler, sister of the 5th, 6th and 7th Earls of Ormond). It was likely through the influence of his Talbot relations that John Ormond's marriage to the Chaworth heiress was secured.
John Ormond died 5 October 1503, and his wife Joan died 29 August 1507.
They are buried in St. Martin church, Alfreton.
Issue, three daughters and co-heiresses:
1. JOAN, married 1st, Thomas Dynham (d. 1519), of Eythorpe, Buckinghamshire, illegitimate son of John, 7th Lord Dinham; married 2nd, William Fitzwilliam (d. at Milton 9 August 1534) of Gains Park,
Essex and Milton, Northamptonshire, son of John Fitzwilliam of Greens Norton and Ellen Villiers.
2. ANNE, married Sir William Mering of Mering, Nottinghamshire, and died without issue.
3. ELIZABETH, married 1498, Sir Anthony Babington (b. by 1476, died at Kingston-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire 23 August 1536) of Dethick, Derbyshire, son and heir of Thomas Babington of Dethick and Edith Fitzherbert, and died November 1505, leaving issue, two sons.
Father: John Butler b: ABT 1422
Mother: Reynalda O'Brien
- Jane Ormonde b: ABT 1480 in Ashridge, Hertfordshire
- Text: T. Blake Butler
The Butler family of Ireland, Earls of Ormond, etc.,
Printed privately about 1962,
Ninth Volume: ?The First To Seventh Earl of Ormond'.