stitute in 1860, 4to, London, 1860; private reimpression.
- ‘Strigulensia: Archæological Memoirs relating to the District adjacent to the Confluence of the Severn and the Wye,’ 8vo, London, 1861.
He also edited ‘Tracts relating to Military Proceedings in Lancashire during the Great Civil War’ (Chetham Society's Remains, vol. ii. 1844), and contributed to ‘Vetusta Monumenta’ (vol. v. 1828) some observations on the ‘Swords of the Earldom of Chester.’
A portrait of Ormerod, engraved after John Jackson, R.A., by H. Meyer, is prefixed to both editions of his ‘History of Cheshire;’ there is also another engraving of the same portrait by ‘W. D.’
[Helsby's Preface to second edition of Ormerod's Hist. of Cheshire; Proc. of Soc. Antiq. 2nd ser. vi. 196; Athenæum, 18 Oct. 1873, p. 498; Evans's Cat. of Engraved Portraits, vol. ii.; private information.]
ORMEROD, GEORGE WAREING (1810–1891), geologist, second son of George Ormerod [q. v.], the historian of Cheshire, and brother of Edward Latham Ormerod [q. v.], was born at Tyldesley, Lancashire, on 12 Oct. 1810. He was educated at private schools, and matriculated on 31 Jan. 1829 at Brasenose College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1833, and M.A. in 1836. Admitted a solicitor in the latter year, he practised at Manchester till 1855; then at Chagford in Devonshire, and finally at Teignmouth, whither he removed about 1869. Ormerod, who was unmarried, died on 6 Jan. 1891, highly esteemed for his many sterling qualities. His leisure was devoted to the study of geology, on which subject he published some twenty-three papers, nine of them appearing in the ‘Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society.’ These deal with the granite of Dartmoor, the carboniferous, and the new red sandstone rocks of Devonshire, and the Cheshire saltfield. Others were published in the ‘Transactions’ of the Devonshire Association, of which he was an original member. But he will be more gratefully remembered by geologists for his exhaustive index to the ‘Transactions,’ ‘Proceedings,’ and ‘Quarterly Journal’ of the Geological Society. The second edition of the original work brought the index to the close of the session of 1867–8, and since this three supplements have appeared, carrying it on to the corresponding dates in 1875, 1882, and 1889 respectively.
[Obituary notices in Quart. Jour. Geol. Soc. 1891; Proc. p. 61, Geol. Mag. 1891, p. 144, and Trans. Devonshire Association, xxiii. 108.]
ORMEROD, OLIVER (1580?–1626), controversialist, born about 1580, was descended paternally from a family which assumed the name of their estate at Ormerod in Lancashire in the reign of Henry III. He was the second son of Oliver Ormerod of Haslingden, Lancashire, by Sibylla Hargrave (Whitaker, Hist. of Whalley, 4th edit. ii. 220). He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was admitted a sizar on 6 June 1596 (Addit. MS. 5851, p. 36). He graduated B.A. in 1599, but took no other degree. His polemical works brought him to the notice of William Bourchier, third earl of Bath, on whose presentation he was instituted first to the rectory of Norton-Fitzwarren, Somerset, on 20 March 1609–10, and afterwards, on 31 March 1617, to the rectory of Huntspill in the same county, where he died in 1626. His will, dated 17 Jan. 1625–6, was proved at the Prerogative Office, London, on 28 June 1626.
By his wife Johanna, daughter of Richard Hinckson of Soham, Cambridgeshire (she died in 1638), he left issue one son, Richard, born in 1619, and three daughters.
His works are:
- ‘The Pictvre of a Puritane; or a Relation of the Opinions, Qualities, and Practises of the Anabaptists in Germanie, and of the Puritanes in England. Wherein is firmely prooued that the Puritanes doe resemble the Anabaptists in aboue fourescore seuerall Thinges,’ London, 1605, 4to (without pagination); another edition, newly corrected and enlarged, London, 1605, 8vo, pp. 81 and 32.
- ‘Puritano-papismus: or a Discouerie of Puritan-papisme: made by way of Dialogue or Conference betweene a Protestant and a Puritane,’ London (two editions), 1605, 4to and 8vo.
- ‘The Pictvre of a Papist; or a Relation of the damnable Heresies, detestable Qualities, and diabolicall Practises of sundry Hereticks in former Ages, and of the Papists in this Age,’ London, 1606, 8vo, pp. 272; dedicated to Robert, earl of Salisbury. Ormerod takes occasion to deny that he was the author of a book entitled ‘The Double PP., or the Picture of a traiterous Jesuit,’ and of some other works which the papists had fathered upon him.
- ‘Pagano-Papismus; or a Discouery of Popish Paganisme: wherein is plainlie shewed that the Papistes doo resemble the idolatrous Heathen in aboue sixscore Particulars,’ London, 1606, 8vo, pp. 62.