|Urso D' ABBETOT Sheriff of Worcestershire
Urso D' ABBETOT Sheriff of Worcestershire
- Born: 1050, Lincolnshire, England
- Died: Abt 1118
Other names for Urso were Urso D' ABITOT and Urso D' ARBITOT Constable of Worchester.
He was the hereditary Sheriff of Worcestershire.
He was one of the King's council, and rendered great service in the suppression of the rebellion of the Earls of Hereford and Norfolk in 1073.
He was known as a spoiler and devastator and amongst the worst recorded of the Norman settlers in England. He appears to have especially oppressed the Church of Worcester, building so close to it that the mole of the castle encroached on the cemetery of the monks.
He helped crush the revolt of Roger of Hereford in 1075.
He had large holdings in Worcester, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Warwickshire in 1086.
Urso married Viscontessa Atheliza.