Sir William de Ferrers, III, Knight, 5th Earl of Derby

Sir William de Ferrers, III, Knight, 5th Earl of Derby

Male 1193 - 1254  (61 years)

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  • Name William de Ferrers 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix III, Knight, 5th Earl of Derby 
    Born 1193  Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Mar 1254  Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Merevale Abbey, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I46241  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2019 

    Father William de Ferrers, Knight, 4th Earl of Derby,   b. 1168-1172, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1247, Duffield, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Agnes of Chester,   b. 1174,   d. 2 Nov 1247  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Y  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Family ID F17143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sybil Marshal,   b. ~ 1201, (Pembroke Castle, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Apr 1245  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 14 May 1219  Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. Sibyl de Ferrers,   b. (Derbyshire, England) Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isabel Ferrers,   b. 1218, Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 NOVE 1260, Torre (Tor) Mohun, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     3. Maud Ferrers,   b. ~1230, Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1299  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F16923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret de Quincy,   b. 0___ 1218,   d. 0___ 1281  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 0___ 1238  [2, 8, 9
    Children 
     1. William de Ferrers,   b. 0___ 1240, Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1288, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     2. Joan de Ferrers,   b. 0___ 1255, Derby, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1309, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. Robert de Ferrers, Sr., Knight, 6th Earl of Derby,   b. 0___ 1239, Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 April 1279, (Staffordshire) England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F16924  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1193 - Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 May 1219 - Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1254 - Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Merevale Abbey, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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    Arms of William de Ferrers
    Arms of William de Ferrers
    William III de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby (1193 - 28 March 1254) was an English nobleman and head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire including an area known as Duffield Frith.

    He was born in Derbyshire, England, the son of William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby and Agnes of Chester, a daughter of Hugh of Kevelioc, Earl of Chester and Bertrada de Montfort. He succeeded to the title in 1247, on the death of his father and, after doing homage to King Henry III, he had livery of Chartley Castle and other lands of his mother's inheritance. He had accompanied King Henry to France in 1230 and sat in parliament in London in the same year.

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      William III de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby (1193 – 28 March 1254) was an English nobleman and head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire including an area known as Duffield Frith.

      He was born in Derbyshire, England, the son of William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby and Agnes of Chester, a daughter of Hugh of Kevelioc, Earl of Chester and Bertrada de Montfort. He succeeded to the title in 1247, on the death of his father and, after doing homage to King Henry III, he had livery of Chartley Castle and other lands of his mother's inheritance. He had accompanied King Henry to France in 1230 and sat in parliament in London in the same year.

      He had many favours granted to him by the king, among them the right of free warren in Beaurepair (Belper), Makeney, Winleigh (Windley), Holbrooke, Siward (Southwood near Coxbench), Heyhegh (Heage) Cortelegh (Corkley, in the parish of Muggington), Ravensdale, Holland (Hulland), and many other places,[1]

      Like his father, he suffered from gout from youth, and always traveled in a litter. He was accidentally thrown from his litter into water, while crossing a bridge, at St Neots, in Huntingdon and although he escaped immediate death, yet he never recovered from the effects of the accident. He died on 28 March 1254, after only seven years, and was succeeded by his son Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby.


      Earl William Ferrers' effigy in Merevale Abbey
      William de Ferrers is buried at Merevale Abbey, Warwickshire, England. His widow died on 12 March 1280.

      Family and children

      William Ferrers married Sibyl Marshal, one of the daughters and co-heirs of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. They had seven daughters:

      Agnes Ferrers (died 11 May 1290), married William de Vesci.
      Isabel Ferrers (died before 26 November 1260), married (1) Gilbert Basset, of Wycombe, and (2) Reginald de Mohun
      Maud Ferrers (died 12 March 1298), married (1) Simon de Kyme, and (2) William de Vivonia (de Forz), and (3) Amaury IX of Rochechouart.
      Sibyl Ferrers, married Sir Francis or Franco de Bohun, an ancestor of Daniel Boone. (it is her aunt Sibyl, sister of William, who married John de Vipont, Lord of Appleby)
      Joan Ferrers (died 1267), married to:
      John de Mohun;
      Robert Aguillon
      Agatha Ferrers (died May 1306), married Hugh Mortimer, of Chelmarsh.
      Eleanor Ferrers (died 16 October 1274), married to:
      William de Vaux;
      Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester (m. abt. 1252);
      Roger de Leybourne

      In 1238, he married Margaret de Quincy (born 1218), daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen of Galloway. Following the marriage of her stepdaughter Eleanor to her father about 1252, Margaret was both the stepmother and stepdaughter of William's daughter, Eleanor.

      The earl and Margaret had the following children:

      Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby, his successor. He married:
      Mary de Lusignan, daughter of Hugh XI of Lusignan, Count of Angoulăeme, and niece of King Henry III, by whom he had no issue;
      Alianore de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey VI de Bohun and Eleanor de Braose, per Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines 57-30 & 68-29.
      William Ferrers obtained, by gift of Margaret, his mother, the manor of Groby in Leicestershire, assuming the arms of the family of De Quincy. He married:
      Anne Durward, daughter of Alan Durward;[2] their son was William de Ferrers, 1st Baron Ferrers of Groby. (However Weis, "Ancestral Roots", 2006, line 58 no. 30, has Anne le Despencer, dau. of Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron Despencer, who was slain at the battle of Evesham)
      Eleanor, daughter of Matthew Lovaine. following William Ferrers death, she married secondly William the Hardy, Lord of Douglas
      Joan Ferrers (died 19 March 1309) married Thomas de Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley.
      Agnes Ferrers married Sir Robert de Muscegros (aka Robert de Musgrove), Lord of Kemerton, Boddington & Deerhurst.
      Elizabeth Ferrers, married to:
      William Marshal, 2nd Baron Marshal;
      Prince Dafydd ap Gruffydd

      References

      Cawley, Charles, Medieval Lands Project on William de Ferrers, 5th Earl Derby, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[better source needed]
      Complete Peerage
      Sanders, I.J. English Baronies: A Study of Their Origin and Descent, 1086-1327, 1960
      Weis, Frederick. The Magna Carta Sureties, 1215, 1997
      Jump up ^ Bland, W., 1887 Duffield Castle: A lecture at the Temperance Hall, Wirksworth Derbyshire Advertiser
      Jump up ^ http://groups.google.com/group/soc.genealogy.medieval/browse_thread/thread/52b858d7cc86c0ed# [2]

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