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William de Ferrers 3rd Earl of Derby
(Abt 1140-Bef 1190)
Sybil de Braose
(Abt 1150-After 1228)
Hugh of Chester 5th Earl of Chester, Vicomte d'Avranches
(1147-1181)
Bertrade de Montfort
(Abt 1155-1227)
William de Ferrers 4th Earl of Derby
(Bef 1170-1247)
Agnes of Chester Lady of Chartley
(Abt 1174-1247)
William de Ferrers 5th Earl of Derby
(Abt 1193-1254)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Sibyl Marshal

2. Margaret de Quincy
  • Robert de Ferrers 6th Earl of Derby
  • Sir William de Ferrers of Groby, Leicestershire+
  • Joan de Ferrers
  • Elizabeth de Ferrers+

William de Ferrers 5th Earl of Derby 2 5 6 7

  • Born: Abt 1193 8
  • Marriage (1): Sibyl Marshal before 14 May 1219 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Margaret de Quincy about 1238 2 3 4
  • Died: 28 Mar 1254, Evington, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5, GB aged about 61 1 2
  • BuriedMale: 31 Mar 1254, Merevale Abbey, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9, GB 2 3

  General Notes:

WILLIAM (-Evington, near Leicester 28 Mar 1254, bur Merevale Abbey). The Annales Londonienses name "Willelmum juniorem qui fuit comes de Ferrariis" as the son of "Willelmo seniore" & his wife. He succeeded his father in 1247 as Earl of Derby. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the death in 1254 of "comes de Ferrers". The Annals of Burton record the death "V Kal Apr apud Eventonam" in 1254 of "Willelmus comes de Ferrariis comes Derbeić" and his burial "in capitulo de Mirevalle II Kal Apr".

m firstly (before 14 May 1219) SIBYL Marshal, daughter of WILLIAM Marshal Earl of Pembroke & his wife Isabel Ctss of Pembroke (-before 1238). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire records that "quarta filia…Willihelmi Marescalli…Sibilla" married "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbić".

m secondly (1238) MARGARET de Quincy, daughter of ROGER de Quincy Earl of Winchester & his first wife Helen of Galloway (-before 12 Mar 1281). The Annales Londonienses name "Margarete countesse de Ferreres et Eleyne la Zusche et la countesse de Bougham" as the three daughters of "Eleyn countesse de Wynton". A charter dated 3 Dec 1274 records the homage of "Margaret de Ferariis countess of Derby, eldest daughter and one of the heirs of Roger de Quency eael of Wynton" for her part of the lands "lately held in dower by Alianora de Vaux late countess of Wynton widow of the said Roger". Inquisitions after a writ "9 Edw I" following the death 15 Apr of "Margaret de Ferrariis countess of Derbeye" name her son "William de Ferrariis...".

Earl William & his first wife had seven children: Agnes, Isabel, Matilda, Sibyl, Eleanor, Joan and Agatha.

Earl William & his second wife had four children: Robert, William, Joan and Elizabeth.

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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William de Ferrers, buried 31 Mar 1254, Earl of Derby.

[Magna Charta Sureties, line 88-3]

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EARLDOM OF DERBY (V) 1247

WILLIAM (DE FERRIERES or DE FERRERS), EARL OF DERBY, son and heir. He accompanied the King to France in April 1230. Constable of Bolsover Castle, 28 February 1234/5 to 3 July 1236. The King took his homage, and he had livery of Cbartley Castle and the rest of his mother's lands, 10 November 1247. He was invested with the Earldom, 2 February 1247/8, at Westminster, and was present at the Parliament of London held in that motith. On passing over a bridge at St. Neots was accidentally thrown from the litter which be habitually used, having been afflicted with gout from his youth-and sustained injuries from which he never recovered.

He married, 1stly, before 14 May 1219 Sibyl, sister and in her issue coheir of Walter, EARL OF PEMBROKE, and 3rd daughter of William (LE MARESCHAL), EARL OF PEMBROKE, by Isabel, suo jure Countess of Pembroke, daughter and eventually heir of Richard (FITZ GILBERT), EARL OF PEMBROKE. She died s.p.m. He married, 2ndly, in or before 1238, Margaret, 1st daughter and coheir of Roger (DE QUENCY), EARL OF WINCHESTER, by his 1st wife, Helen, 1st daughter and coheir of Alan DE GALLOWAY, CONSTABLE OF SCOTLAND. He died at Evington near Leicester, 24 or 28, and was buried 31 March 1254, at Merevale Abbey. His widow, the King having taken her homage, had livery, 3 December 1274, of her purparty of the lands which Alianore de Vaux, late Countess of Winchester, had held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de Quency, sometime Earl of Winchester, formerly Alianore's husband. She died shortly before 12 March 1280/1.

[Complete Peerage IV:196-8, XIV:250, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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William de Ferrers, 7th Earl of Derby, upon doing homage in the 32nd Henry III [c. 1248], had livery of Chartley Castle and the other lands of his mother's inheritance; and the same year he sat in the parliament held in London wherein the king made so stout an answer to the demands of his impetuous barons. His lordship m. 1st, Sibel, one of the daus. and co-heirs of William Mareschal, Earl of Pembroke, by whom he had seven daus., viz., Agnes, m. to William de Vesci; Isabel m. 1st to Gilbert Basset, of Wycombe, and 2ndly, to Reginald de Mohun; Maud, m. 1st to William de Kymes; 2ndly to William de Vyvon, and 3rdly, to Emerick de Rupel Carnardi; Sibil m. 1st to John de Vipont, 2ndly to Franco de Mohun; Joane m. to William Aguillon, and 2ndly to John de Mohun; Agatha m. to Hugh Mortimer of Chelmersh; Eleanor m. 1st to William de Vallibus, 2ndly to Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winton, and 3rdly to Roger de Leybourne, but had no issue. The earl m. 2ndly Margaret, one of the daus. and co-heirs of Roger de Quincy, Earl of Winchester, and had issue: Robert, his successor; William, upon whom his mother conferred the lordship of Groby, co. Leicester; Joan, m. Thomas, Lord Berkeley; and Agnes, m. to Robert de Muscegros, Lord of Deerhurst.

His lordship, who from his youth had been a martyr to the gout, and in consequence obliged to he drawn from place to place in a chariot, lost his life by being thrown through the heedlessness of his driver over the bridge at St. Neots, co. Huntingdon, in 1254. He was survived by his eldest son, Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby.

[Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 197, Ferrers, Earls of Derby]

  Events

• Inquisition, 7 May 1255. 9 333. Margaret late the wife of William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby.

Stafford.

Writ of extent to the sheriff of lands claimed in dower by the said Margaret, 7 May, 39 Hen. III.

Extent and appraisement (undated).

Horecros, 10s. rent paid by Nicholas de Walesh' to Robert de Meleberne by the gift of William the last earl.

Mercinton, a mill held of the earl by Robert Owen, out of which the last earl assigned 40s. to Simon de Tok' in exchange for land.

Rolveston, 2 virgates land held by William de Rolveston of the gift of the last earl.

Derby.

Writ (as above) to the sheriff, 7 May, 39 Hen. III.

Extent and appraisement (undated).

Arelewasseleg, 120a. land.

Wyggeleg', Fernigleg alias Fernelig' and Asselewehay alias Asselewesshay, 40s. land.

Bradeborn, 5 marks rent.

Northampton.

Writ (as above) to the sheriff, 7 May.

Extent and appraisement Monday before St. Barnabas, 39 Hen. III.

Ringstede, 12˝ virgates land and 2 cottages.

Stanewigg', 5 virgates land and 2 cottages.

Caldecot', ˝ virgate land.

Rissenden, a mill.

Northampton.

Extent and appraisement, Saturday the morrow of St. Barnabas, 39 Hen. III.

Neubottell' manor (full extent given).

Essex.

Writ (as above) to the sheriff, 7 May, 39 Hen. III.

Extent and appraisement (undated).

Wodeham Ferreres manor (extent given).

Essex.

Extent and appraisement (undated).

Fayerstede (manor) (extent given).

Essex.

Extent and appraisement (undated).

Stebbing' alias Stubbingg' manor (extent given).

C. Hen. III. File 17. (8.)


William married Sibyl Marshal, daughter of William Marshal 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare Countess of Pembroke, before 14 May 1219.1 2 (Sibyl Marshal died before 1238 10.)


William next married Margaret de Quincy, daughter of Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen of Galloway, about 1238.2 3 4 (Margaret de Quincy was born about 1223 and died before 15 Apr 1281 2 3 11.)


Sources


1 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 149-2.

2 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), IV:196-8.

3 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 88-3.

4 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 57-29.

5 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, <i>Magna Carta Sureties 1215: the Barons Named in the Magna Carta, 1215 and Some of their Descendants who Settled in America during the Early Colonial Years</i> (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 57-4, 88-3, 102-3, 149-2, 149a-2, 59a-3.

6 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 57-29, 189-4.

7 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), XII/2:278.

8 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 127-30.

9 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry III: 87-93.

10 Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris, <i>Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants</i> (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992), 261-30.

11 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 230-238.

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