Name: Henry de Lathom 1
Change Date: 7 DEC 2009
Henry was the son of Robert de Lathom. The Lathom family, from whom the Tarbocs andprobably the Turtons descended, were a well-known Lancashire family. Dunning de Lathom is mentioned in the Domesday Book as holding the manor of Lathom and other places in 1086. He was the immediatesuccessor and probably the son of Ughtred, who was an important thane in the time of Edward theConfessor (1042-1066) and held as many as seventeen manors in the West Derby hundred of Lancashire,Lathom being one of them. When Henry married Ellen (or Elena) de Turton he become Lord of Turton.This, it will be noticed, is the second time that Turton passed by marriage to a younger branch of the Lathoms.
I can not see him credited as being ancestor of the de Torbocs (qv). Indeed his gg grandfather?s brother Richard de Latham is given that distinction: ?Richard was a witness to his brother's
foundation Charter of the Burscough priory, and used the Boteler arms with the Latham difference, with the addition of an eagle's leg erased. He was ancestor of the Torbocks of Torbock.?
(Alan D. Henry on Latham family Genealogy Forum)
Tarbock is 6 miles from Liverpool, 3.5 miles from Widnes and 2 miles from Prescot.
The Domesday Survey noted that the manor of 'Tarboc' was one of those previously held by the Saxon Thane Dot. The parish along with that of 'Hitune' (Huyton) was granted to Henry II in 1150 before it was given to the Lathom family.
Towards the end of the twelfth century the two were split between different branches of the Lathom family with Tarbock being assigned to Henry de Lathom. His son Richard was the first to adopt the name 'de Torbock'.
Father: Robert De Lathom
Mother: Amicia de Alfreton b: BEF 22 MAR 1200
Ellen de Torboc
- Richard de Torboke
- Text: Torboc family of Tarbock, and Turtons of Turton.