George Ormerod was a historian and antiquary who was active in the early-19th century. He was born in Manchester, and was educated privately and at Oxford. He became interested in the history of Cheshire in around 1808, and moved to Chorlton House near Chester in 1811, where he continued his studies. He published three volumes of his 'History of Cheshire' between 1816 and 1819. During his research he visited the townships of Cheshire. Though he was not specifically interested in domestic architecture or gardening, he noted works underway at the sites he visited, and this information has become a key record about these sites.
Further information about George Ormerod can be found in the Cheshire Gardens Trust Newsletter, Issue 30 (April 2011).