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1. Robert de Ferrers 1st Earl of Derby


  • Marriage (1): Robert de Ferrers 1st Earl of Derby

  General Notes:

HAWISE, daughter of ---. "Robertus junior comes de Notingham" donated property to Tutbury Priory by charter dated 1141 which names "Hauwisiæ matris meæ". The Complete Peerage identifies her as Hawise de Vitré, daughter of André [I] Seigneur de Vitré & his wife Agnès de Mortain, but cites no supporting evidence. Europäische Stammtafeln identifies her as Hawise de Laval, daughter of Guy [II] Sire de Laval & his second wife Cecilia ---, although the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. According to Domesday Descendants, "there is no convincing evidence as to her identity".

Hawise married Robert de Ferrers 1st Earl of Derby, son of Henri de Ferrières Seigneur de Ferrières et de Chambrais and Berta. (Robert de Ferrers 1st Earl of Derby was born about 1062 1 and died in 1139 2 3.)


1 Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com, Ed Mann, 6 May 1998.

2 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), 55-26.

3 George Edward Cokayne, "Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom" (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 2000), IV:191.

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