~1370, Phillippe born in England, d/o 312338. Roger de Clifford & 312339. Maud de Beauchamp.
4/25/1372, William born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England at the manor house of Hoo; heir & s/o 312336. Henry de Ferrers & 312337. Joan de Ponynges.
4/25/1372, William baptized at Luton, Bedfordshire.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
2/3/1388, William’s father died.
5/2/1388, Commitment to Joan late the wife of Henry de Ferrariis of Groby, ‘chivaler,’ William, son and heir of the said Henry … of two-thirds of all the lands late of the said Henry … until the lawful age of the said William … (S) CFRs.
Aft. 10/10/1388, William married Phillippe.
5/30/1394, William’s mother died.
5/31/1394, Writ for IPM of Joan late the wife of Henry de Ferrariis of Groby, ‘chivaler,’ who held lands for life of the inheritance of William de Ferariis of Groby; … (S) CFRs.
1394, At the death of his mother Joan, William inherited the “2 hides in Ashow”.
1394, Mainprise, mutatis mutandis, made by William Beauchamp knight, William Ferers lord of Groby, Matthew de Gourney and Thomas Mortymer, knights for Maud wife of Roger de Clifforde knight, nor suffer any to be done by the men of Ralph Lumley, knight. (S) CCRs. [£1000].
9/14/1395, IPM of Margaret wife of Walter de Norwich. Suffolk: John de Norwico, knight, … to Walter his son and Margaret wife of Walter … John and Walter are dead and there is no heir of the bodies of Walter and Margaret. … The manor of Bradfield ought to revert to Robert de Wylughby, lord of Eresby, aged 40 years and more, Robert de Skales, lord of Skales, aged 22 years and more, and William de Ferers, lord of Groby, aged 23 years and more. Robert de Wylughby is son of Cecily daughter of Margaret sister of the said John de Norwico; Robert de Skales is son of Roger son of Katharine daughter of Margaret sister of the said John; and William de Ferers is son of Henry (312336) son of Margaret (624673) daughter of Margaret (1249347) sister of the said John. (S) CIsPM.
1395-96, William knighted.
5/14/1396, Order to … escheator … of Suffolk, … Margaret late the wife of Walter de Norwych … William de Ferrers, ‘chivaler’, is Henry’s son and next heir, and of full age,– to take the fealty of the said William and cause him to have full seisin … (S) CFRs.
11/30/1396–1/13/1444, William summoned to Parliament.
2/16/1404, Thomas de Bardolf lord of Wyrmgeye, William Ferreres lord of Groby, … Recognisance for 800 marks, to be levied etc. in Norffolk. (S) CCRs.
12/10/1404, Commitment to William lord de Wylughby, … by mainprise of Henry lord de Bello Monte, William lord de Ferrariis, and Thomas lord de Fournivale, … (S) CFRs.
Aft. 7/4/1405, Phillippe died.
3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.
3/22/1413, Writs issued for a parliament to meet at Westminster on Monday 15 May. Lords spiritual … Lords temporal: The earls of Devon, Arundel, Westmorland, Salisbury, and Warwick, and the earl marshal; Hugh Stafford, Edward Charlton of Powys, William Clinton, Thomas de la Warre, John Oldcastle, Henry le Scrope of Masham, William Roos of Helmsley, Henry Fitzhugh, William Ferrers of Groby, Thomas Morley, Hugh Burnell, Thomas Berkeley, John de Welles, Ralph Cromwell, Ralph baron Greystoke, Thomas Dacre of Gilsland, John Harrington, Robert Willoughby, John Lovell of Tichmarsh, Richard Grey of Codnor, Reginald Grey of Ruthin, Peter Mauley, Thomas Camoys, William la Zouche of Harringworth, Henry de Beaumont, William de Botreaux, John Latimer, Richard Strange, Robert Poynings, Gilbert Talbot, John Clifford, and John Talbot of Furnivall. [47 ‘spiritual’, 38 ‘temporal’, 73 knights, 178 burgesses.] (S) Parliament Rolls, Henry V, May 1413.
8/18/1415, A mainprise under a pain of 500 marks, made in chancery by William de Ferrariis lord of Groby, Dru Barentyn of London, …, for the good behaviour of brother Henry Cronhale knight toward the king until he shall return to England. (S) CCRs.
Bef. 8/9/1416, William married 2nd Margaret Montague, d/o 7605724. Earl John Montagu. (S) Document of Thomas de Montague, Earl of Salisbury.
9/8/1416, Grant by Thomas de Mountagu, earl of Salisbury, to his mother, Maud, countess of Salisbury, his brother, William de Ferrers, lord of Groby, … (S) CCRs.
William married 3rd Elizabeth Standish.
1422, Thomas Assheton granted the manor and advowson of Lutter worth to William de Ferrariis of Groby knight and Elizabeth his wife and to the heirs male of the said William's body. (S) CCRs, 7/15/1445.
8/31/1422, Henry VI (an infant) succeeded Henry V as King of England.
12/12/1426, Humphrey earl of Stafforde lord of Tunbrigge and of Caurs, to Humphrey duke of Gloucester … Witnesses: Henry Percy earl of Northumberland, William de Ferrariis lord of Groby, … (S) CCRs.
11/23/1434, Bond from William Ferrers, Lord of Groby, to William Gregory, lawful citizen and skinner of Loundres for 36 shillings and other sums, amounting to £1. 8s. 0d., for robes and fur. (S) UKNA.
1441, Elizabeth died.
1/20/1442, John bishop of Bath, John viscount Beaumont, William lord Lovell, John Doreward esquire and Walter Tottesden gave the manor of Heth, Oxfordshire, to William de Ferrariis of Groby knight his life, with remainder to Thomas his son. (S) CCRs, 3/18/1459.
5/17/1445, William, 5th Lord Ferrers of Groby, Leicestershire; Knt., wrote his will; died the next day.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P389.
Children of William and Phillippe:
[Henry, Thomas, John, Edmond, Margaret, Elizabeth, Anne?]
i. Henry Ferrers, born ?.
Henry married Isabel, d/o 738770. Duke Thomas de Mowbray & 738743. Elizabeth Fitzalan.
Child: Elizabeth, married Sir Edward Grey (d.12/18/1457), 5th Lord Ferrors of Groby.
ii. Thomas Ferrers (78084), born 1402 in England.
iii. Elizabeth Ferrers, born ?.
Elizabeth married William Culpeper.