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William de Ferrers 4th Earl of Derby
(Bef 1170-1247)
Agnes of Chester Lady of Chartley
(Abt 1174-1247)
William Marshal 1st Earl of Pembroke
(Abt 1146-1219)
Isabel de Clare Countess of Pembroke
(Abt 1172-1220)
William de Ferrers 5th Earl of Derby
(Abt 1193-1254)
Sibyl Marshal
(-Bef 1238)
Eleanor de Ferrers
(Abt 1232-Bef 1274)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William de Vaux of Tharston and Wisset
2. Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester
3. Roger de Leyburn of Elham

Eleanor de Ferrers 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1232
  • Marriage (1): William de Vaux of Tharston and Wisset 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester before 5 Dec 1252
  • Marriage (3): Roger de Leyburn of Elham before 8 Sep 1267 1
  • Died: Bef 26 Oct 1274 3
  • BuriedFem: Leeds Priory (Priory of St. Mary and St. Nicholas), Leeds, Maidstone, Kent, ME17, GB

  General Notes:

ELEANOR (-before 25 Oct 1274, bur Leeds Priory). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Agnes, secunda Isabella, tertia Matilda, quarta Sibilla, quinta Johanna, sexta Alianora, septima Agatha" as the seven daughters of "Willielmo de Ferrers comiti Derbiæ" and his wife "quarta filia…Willihelmi Marescalli…Sibilla", adding that "Alianora sexta filia" was "comitissa de Wintonia" and died childless. A charter dated 28 Jun 1248 records that "Margaret late Countess of Lincoln…recovered her dower out of the lands in Ireland of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke her husband" and that the dower was "taken out of the portions of the inheritance which accrued to William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, Matilda de Kyme, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, and Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife". A charter dated 26 May 1250 records the restoration of property, granted to "Margaret Countess of Lincoln", to "William de Vescy and Agnes his wife, Reginald de Moun and Isabel his wife, William de Fortibus and Matilda his wife, Francis de Boun and Sibil his wife, William de Vallibus and Alienor his wife, John de Moun and Joan his wife, Agatha de Ferrers in the king´s custody, Roger de Mortimer and Matilda his wife, and William de Cantilupe and Eva his wife". Her second marriage is confirmed by the Annals of Ireland which record that "Sibilla comitissa de Ferreys" had seven daughters (in order) "quinta, Elianora de Varis, quæ fuit uxor comitis Wintonie…". Matthew Paris records her (second) husband's remarriage soon after the death of his second wife, but does not name his third wife. King Edward I ordered the the escheator of Ireland to take all the lands of the deceased "Alianora widow of Roger de Quency earl of Winchester" into the hands of the king by charter dated 25 Oct 1274.

m firstly WILLIAM de Vaux of Tharston and Wisset, son of --- (-before 14 Sep 1252). The executors of the will of "William de Vallibus formerly husband of Alienor de Ferrers, one of the heirs of W[alter] Marshall late Earl of Pembroke" requested restoration of his part of the inheritance by charter dated 9 May 1251.

m secondly (before 5 Dec 1252) as his third wife, ROGER de Quincy Earl of Winchester, son of SAHER de Quincy Earl of Winchester & his wife Margaret of Leicester (-25 Apr 1264, bur [Brackley]).

m thirdly (before 8 Sep 1267) as his second wife, ROGER de Leyburn of Elham, son of ROGER de Leyburn & his wife Eleanor de Thurnham (-[Oct] 1271).

[FMG/Medieval Lands]

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He [Roger de Leyburn] married, 2ndly, before September 1267, Eleanor, widow, 1stly, of William DE VAUX and, 2ndly, of Roger (DE QUINCY), EARL OF WINCHESTER, and daughter of William (DE FERRERS), EARL OF DERBY, by his 1st wife, Sybil, 3rd daughter and coheir of William (MARSHAL), EARL OF PEMBROKE, sister of Walter, 8th Earl of Pembroke. He died circa October 1271, being still alive in the middle of that month. Dower was assigned to his widow 2 November. She died before 26 October 1274, and was buried at Leeds Priory.

[Complete Peerage VII:634, XIV:433, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

  Events

• Inquisition, 2 Nov 1271. 4 776. Roger de Quency alias de Quinsy, sometime earl of Winchester.

Writ of certiorari de feodis, &c. to the sheriff of Oxford, 2 Nov., 55 Hen. III, that the cohiers may receive their pourparties. Inq. (undated).

[Oxford.] Chinore with Sideham in Wallingford honour. 1 knight's fee held by the said Roger of the king in chief: the advowson of Chinore pertains to the abbot of St. Albans. Sydeham a member of Chinore. ½ fee held by the abbot of Thame, paying 21l. yearly.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Berks, 2 Nov. Inq. Sunday after St. Scholastica, 55 Hen. III.

[Berks.] Westildele in Cumptone hundred. 17½ virgates land, whereof each virgate renders 5s. yearly and customs worth 12d., held by the prior of Saundelford, by Sir Roger de Beuchamp, and by William de Abintune.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Dorset, 2 Nov. 55 Hen. III. Inq. Sunday after the Purification.

Dorset. Little Curchull. 1 fee held by William de Brudeport. Bradeford. ½ fee held by Ralph de Stopham. Kingeston manor. 1 carucate land held by Henry son of Elias in socage rendering 6s. yearly. Up Wymburn. 1 hide land held by Robert Trenchefeyl in socage rendering 6d. yearly. Pimperne. 1 fee held by Ralph de Nevile and William his brother, sometime knights, who gave the same in frank almoin to the priory of Brummore.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Sussex, 2 Nov. 55 Hen. III. Inq. (undated) (? belonging to Sussex).

[Sussex ?] No fees or advowsons are known.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Essex, 2 Nov. 55 Hen. III. Endorsed with return, viz.:-

[Hertford.] Ware. 1 knight's fee held by the said Roger of the honour of Leicester.

[Essex ?] Collum Quncy. 2 carucates land held by Robert de Quency, brother of the said Roger.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Lincoln, 2 Nov. 55 Hen. III. Inq. (undated).

Lincoln. Croxton and Kirington. 100s. land held by John son of Odinel de Albiniaco by knight's service; and 6½ marks land held by William de Sancto Andrea, and 6 marks land held by Amice daughter of Richard de Buslingtorp of Richard son of Richard de Buslingtorp, and by him of the earl, by the like service. Staynton. 10 marks land held by the same Richard, by the like service. Wlrickby. 8 bovates land held by John de Launay for 6s. yearly. Croxton. Two parts of the advowson, which Master Adam de Norfolk holds of the earl's gift; and the third part pertains to Richard de Buslingtorp, who held it of the earl, and William Brandon, the chaplain, holds it of his gift.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Huntingdon, 2 Nov. 55 Hen. III. Inq. (undated.)

Huntingdon. Dodington in Touleslond hundred. ½ knight's fee held by John de Litlebr'. Eynisbr'. knight's fee held by Sir Thomas de Bercleye and Joan his wife. Eynisbr'. The advowson of the church, which Master Richard de Clyfford holds of the gift of the countess of Derebi. Two watermills are held by the abbot of Sautre in frank almoin, of the earl's gift.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Gloucester, 2 Nov. Inq. Friday after St. Matthias, 55 Hen. III.

Gloucester. Ebryton, Pebbewrthe and Clopton manors, held by Ernald de Bosco for 4 knights' fees, and 12d. yearly and 1 brachet, for these and other fees in other counties, and 2 suits at the court of Leicester. Farncot, Gittinge, Catteslate and Coldecote, held by the same Ernald for 3 knights' fees.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Northampton, 2 Nov. 55 Hen. III.

[Northampton.] Inq. (undated.) Sprotton. 1 fee held by Thomas de Arderne of Henry de Pynkeny, and by him of Roger de Quency, and the same Henry holds elsewhere of the king by barony. Haldeneby. ½ fee held by Sibyl late the wife of Peter de Haldeneby of Thomas de Arderne, and by him of the said Henry, and by him of the earl. Hasilbech. 1 fee, with 3 virgates land in Pittesford, held by Richard de Hanred of William Maufe of Sussex, and by him of Philip de Nevill, and by him of the earl. Waudegrave and Nortoft. ¼ fee held by Thomas le Lord of Waudegrave of William de Nonencurt, and by him of William de Turevill, and by him of Alan de Romely, and by him of the earl. Maydeford. 1 fee held by Thomas Kyn of William Bordet, and by him of the earl.

Northampton. Inq. (undated). Astrop. ½ fee held by William de Stapelton. Farnyngho. 1 fee defended against the earl by the countess of Albemarle, which Ralph de Sancto Amando, Geoffrey Cardun and William Abbot hold in equal portions, but the wardship did not pertain to the earl by reason of many intermediaries.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Cambridge, 2 Nov. Inq. Tuesday after St. Lucy the Virgin, 55 Hen. III.

Cambridge. [Trumpeton ?] 1 fee held by Roger de Trumpeton, yielding scutage; and 1 fee with the advowson of the same town, held by John de Kaylly, yielding scutage, and now held by Master Stephen de Rokelond, by reason of the wardship of the said John's land and heir, by sale from the earl. Gretton. 1 fee held by Roger de Trumpeton, yielding scutage. Wynnepol. 1 fee held by Baldwin de Bassingburn, yielding scutage. The said tenants hold nothing of the king in chief in the county.

Similar writ to the sheriff of Nottingham, 2 Nov. 55 Hen. III. Inq. (undated).

No fees, &c. were held of the earl in the bailiwick, whose wardship pertained to the earl or the king.

Warwick. Extent, Tuesday before St. Gregory, 55 Hen. III.

[Lodbrock.] A messuage with 2½ virgates land, a mill, and the advowson of the church, held by John de Lodbrock. Napton and Weston. 2 fees and the advowson of Napton church, held by Adam de Napton. Edelinscote and Milverton. ½ fee held by John Spygirnel. Weston, Bulkynton, Clifton, Wavre, and Wibtoft. 4 fees held by Ernald de Bosco. Wlveye. 2 fees held by William de Harcurt, which the abbot of Cumbe held of him in frank almoin excepting scutage. Sekyndon. 5 virgates land held by Thomas de Caumvile, rendering 25s. La Hide and Eton, co. Warwick, and Sapecote, co. Leicester. ½ fee held by Thomas le Marescal. Pakynton. ¼ fee held by Henry Murdac.

[Leicester.] Extent, Monday before St. Gregory, 55 Hen. III.

Brantiston, Honecote, Fryseby, Galby, Stretton, and Norton. 4 fees held by William Burdet. Esseby, Blacfordeby, Culverdeby, Overton, Glen, Carleton and Rolliston. 4 fees held by Alan la Zuche, who holds elsewhere of the king in chief. Butlisby. 1 fee held by John de Werdon, who holds elsewhere of the king in chief. Wautham. 1 fee answered for by Philip Daubeny, which the abbot of Croxton holds in alms. Berliston. fee held by Richard Finery. Upton and Burton. 1½ fee held by Robert de la Warde. Minstirton and Pulteney. 1 fee held by Adam de Napton. Thorp, Cleybrock, Ailmerstorp, Busseby, Petlyng and Belegrave. 16½ fees held by Ernald de Bosco. Boseworhe, Seynton and Ailiston. 2 fees held by William de Harcurt, who held elsewhere of the king in chief. Houtton and Hautherne. ½ fee held by Simon Mallore and Hugh Nanetel. Leyton. 1 fee held by the countess of Oxford. Wikyngiston. 40l. land held by the said countess in free marriage of the gift of R. de Quency her brother. Lokynton. ½ fee held by Roger Basset, and the abbot of Leicester holds it in alms. Drayton. 1 fee held by Ralph de Lodynton and John Heuse. Dadelynton and Heyham. ¼ fee held by Henry de Hastynges, who held elsewhere of the king in chief. Sybbisdon, Schepeye and Heyham. 2 fees held by Thomas de Canvile. Hemynton. 1 fee held by Thomas de Meynel and Robert de Langeton. Barkeby. ½ fee held by Robert de Ros. Dadelynton. 1/16 fee held by John Spygirnel. Watton. ½ fee held by William de Dive; and ¼ fee by Ralph de Bredon. Chevysby. ¼ fee held by Robert de Chaucumbe. Glenefeld. ¼ fee held by Roger Cantevile. The heirs of the said Roger de Quency are patrons of the abbey of Geridon, Wlvescroft and Charleye; and are advowees of the churches of Syiston, Leyton and Merkinfeld.

Writ to the sheriff of Leicester to enquire what knight's fees Roger de Leyburn and Eleanor his wife hold as dower of the said Eleanor, of the inheritance of Roger de Quency late her husband, in order that Margaret de Ferariis, countess of Derby, Ellen, late the wife of Alan la Zouche, and Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan (Bochan), and Elizabeth his wife, the co-heirs of the said Roger may know the pourparty which ought to fall to them, 14 Oct. 55 Hen. III. Extent, Saturday after St. Hilary, 56 Hen. III.

Leicester. Knights' fees held in dower by Eleanor de Waus, countess of Winchester. Brantiston, &c. as above. 4 fees held by Robert Burdet. Esseby, &c. as above. 4 fees held by Roger la Zuche. Houton and Hautherne. ½ fee held as above. Hemynton. 1 fee held as above. Watton. ¼ fee held by Ralph de Bredon; and ½ fee by Ralph Basset of Drayton. Mynstirton and Pulteneye. 1 fee held by Adam de Napton.

(See Nos. 587 and 732.)

C. Hen. III. File 40. (9.)


Eleanor married William de Vaux of Tharston and Wisset, son of Oliver de Vaux and Petronilla de Craon.1 2 (William de Vaux of Tharston and Wisset died before 9 May 1251 1.)


Eleanor next married Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester, son of Saher [IV] de Quincy 1st Earl of Winchester and Margaret de Beaumont, before 5 Dec 1252. (Roger de Quincy 2nd Earl of Winchester died on 25 Apr 1264 1 5 6 and was buried in Brackley, Northamptonshire, NN13, GB 1.)


Eleanor next married Roger de Leyburn of Elham before 8 Sep 1267.1 (Roger de Leyburn of Elham died about Oct 1271 1.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 C. Wickliffe Throckmorton, <i>textsA genealogical and historical account of the Throckmorton family in England and the United States, with brief notes on some of the allied families </i> (Richmond, VA, US: Old Dominion Press, Inc., 1930), 115.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), VII:634.

4 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry III: 249-261.

5 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 Henry III: 184-192.

6 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), 74-2.

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