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Friday, April 23, 2010

Sir Henry Ferrers & Margaret Hexstall

39042. Sir Henry Ferrers & 39043. Margaret Hexstall      

8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.

~1423, Henry born in Kent, England, 2nd s/o 78084. Thomas Ferrers & 78085. Elizabeth Freville.

~1435, Margaret born in England, coheir & d/o 78086. William Hexstall.

[––Margaret & William––]

Margaret 1st married William Whetenhall of East Peckham.

6/16/1458, Henry Russell clerk, … Grant … Witnesses: Thomas Ferrers the elder, Thomas Ferrers the younger, Henry Ferrers esquires, … (S) CCRs.

4/20/1458, Thomas Ferrers gave the manor of Heth, Oxfordshire, to his son Henry. (S) CCRs, 3/18/1459.

1/6/1459, Henry’s father died.

3/18/1459, To the escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Heth, delivering to Henry Ferrers esquire any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, … that Thomas Ferrers esquire at his death held no lands in that county of the king. To the escheator in Warwickshire … the manor of Flekenho, which long before his death Thomas Ferrers gave to Henry Ferrers esquire his son for life, …, upon a finding that the said Henry is yet thereof seised with reversion to Thomas Ferrers the younger esquire, son and heir of Elizabeth one of the sisters and heirs of Baldwin Frevill the younger knight and late the wife of the said Thomas. (S) CCRs.

4/8/1461, Henry, Steward of Cheylesmore, Warwickshire.

6/28/1461, Edward IV crowned at Westminster, beginning the House of York.

4/1462, Between Thomas Waldyeve, …, complainants … to be held by them and the heirs of Thomas for the life of William Haddon, of Lee, and, after the decease of the said William Haddon, to remain to John Gresley, Knight, William Harecourt, Armiger, Henry Ferrers, Armiger, Humphrey Stanley, son of John Stanley, Knight, … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890.

1463, Henry Ferrers, Knt., Knight of the Shire for Kent. (S) Hist. & Topo. of Kent, V1, 1797.

1467-8, “Sir Henry Ferrers gained the manor of Hambleton Magna.” (S) UKNA.

11/5/1468, Henry, sheriff of Kent.

[––Henry & Margaret––]

Aft. 1468, Henry married widow Margaret.

8/24/1470, Letter of attorney 1) William Hexstall of East Peckham, Kent, esq 2) John Stokle of East Peckham. Authority to deliver seisin of lands in East Peckham, Hadlow, Leigh, Nettlestead, Tonbridge, …, all in Kent, to Henry Ferrers, esq, Hugh Hexstall, clerk, Thomas Hexstall and Henry Hexstall. (S) UKNA.

5/4/1471, Henry, a Yorkist, at the Battle of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, 4th Duke of Somerset [Lancaster] vs Edward IV [York]. [Knighted for his valor.]

8/18/1473, Henry on a commission to enquire into money due to the crown in Kent.

1478, Robert Rowe, son and heir of John Rowe to Henry Ferrers, knight, Richard Culpepir, esq. (S) UKNA.

2/6/1480, Henry on an enquiry in Kent to ascertain the extent and value of the lands, held by the late John Martyn, find who his heir was, and to take the lands into the King’s hands.

10/7/1480, Feoffment 1) Richard Turke late of East Peckham, Kent 2) Sir Henry Ferrers and Margaret his wife. Piece of land called Waterforowys in East Peckham. (S) UKNA.

By 1481, Henry of Peckham, co. Kent, and Hambleton, co. Rutland; Knt. of the King’s Bodyguard; Keeper of Chaylesmore Park.

9/30/1481 at St. Mary’s Hoo, Grant by Henry Ferrers, knight of the King’s body-guard, and Margaret his wife, daughter and heiress of William Hextall, esquire, deceased, to Robert Weston, … citizens of London, of lands, &c., in the parishes of Halstow and St. Mary's in the hundred of Hoo. (S) Cat. of Ancient Deeds, V1, 1890, C431.

4/1483, Henry carried the banner of the Trinity at King Edward IV’s funeral.

8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.

11/4/1487, Henry, sheriff of Kent.

2/10/1495, Robert Rede serjeant at law, to George Nevyll lord Bergevenny, Henry Ferrers, William Boleyne knights, Richard Leukenore, John Waller, Richard Sakvyle esquires, … (S) CCRs.

12/22/1499, Henry wrote his will.

12/28/1499, Henry died.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P204. (S) 1619 Visitation of Warwick. 

Children of William and Margaret:

i. William Whetenhall, born 11/8/1467 in East peckham.

Children of Henry and Margaret: [4 sons, 5 daughters]

i. Edward Ferrers, born ? in England.

Sir Edward “of Badesley et Peckham in com. Kantii Militis.”

7/10/1535, Edward wrote his will, sister Elizabeth, nephew George Clerke {No. 9760}.

ii. Elizabeth Ferrers (19521), born ~1475 in Warwickshire, England.

[1619 Visitation of Kent indicates Elizabeth as d/o her brother Edward. Edward’s will states his daughter was married to John Hamden. This does imply that Henry was 50+ when Elizabeth was born.]


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