4/16/1355, Henry born in the Abbey of Tilty, Leicestershire, England, heir & s/o 624672. William de Ferrers & 624673. Margaret de Ufford.
~1355, Joan born in England, d/o 624674. Luke de Poynings & 624675. Isabel de Saint John.
1368, Henry given a green bed “with arms” in the will of his father.
1/8/1371, Henry’s father died.
Bef. 4/27/1371, Henry married Joan.
6/25/1371, Assignment of dower in Stoke, Wodlon', the hundred of Bradford to Margaret [Henry’s stepmother] who was wife of William de Ferrariis of Groby knight, made by William Banastre escheator in Staffordshire and Salop … attorney of Luke de Ponynges lord de Sancto Johanne to whom the king has committed the wardship of all the said William's lands until the lawful age of his heir [Henry]. (S) CCRs.
11/4/1371, Commission … touching information … manors and lands of the inheritiance of Henry, son and heir of William de Ferrariis of Groby, ‘chivaler,’ who held in chief, a minor in the king’s ward … (S) CPRs.
9/23/1375, Order to the escheator take into the king’s hands and keep safe the lands of Margaret [Henry’s step-mother] late the wife of William de Ferrariis of Groby … Henry, William's sou and heir, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
8/4/1377–21/17/1387, Henry summoned to Parliament.
8/6/1377, Henry de Ferrers lord of Groby to Sir William de Hoo knight. Gift with warranty for life of a rent of £40 of the manors of Wodham Ferrers and Merkeshalle in Great Dunmowe co. Essex. (S) CCRs.
6/6/1380, Henry Ferrers, knight, appointed an attorney to conduct his business while he was abroad.
7/1380, Henry in the retinue of Thomas of Woodstock, Earl of Buckingham, on a military expedition of 5200 men to Brittany.
11/1380, Henry at the siege of Nantes, France.
2/15/1382, Henry coheir of his uncle William de Ufford., 2nd Earl of Suffolk.
3/10/1382, IPM of William de Ufford, earl of Suffolk. London: He held … Parish of St. Mary Somersete. A tenement and 9 shops with solars … He died on 15 February last. Robert de Wylughby (s/o Cecily, 15211369), knight, Roger lord de Scales (s/o Katherine, 2955075) and Henry de Ferrariis (s/o Margaret, 624673), each aged 25 years and more, are his heirs. (S) CIsPM. [Cecily, Katherine, Margaret sisters of William de Ufford.]
11/4/1382, Robert de Plesyngton knight and Richard Banke to Henry de Ferrariis knight lord of Groby. Recognisance for £300, to be levied etc. in Lancashire. (S) CCRs.
8/1385, Henry accompanied King Richard II on his invasion of Scotland.
9/9/1385, IPM of Joan, princess of Wales. … Hertford: … Ware. The manor, with the advowson of the priory, held of Sir Henry de Ferariis, lord of Groby, by service of £6 8d. yearly … (S) CIsPM.
1/1/1387, John Wynchestre, rector of Bryngton, to Henry de Ferrariis lord of Groby. General release of all actions real and personal. (S) CCRs.
10/1/1387, Henry gave John Temple, his esquire, a yearly rent of 6 marks for life out of the hamlet of Wotton under Wever, Stafford. (S) Henry’s IPM.
11/12/1387, Henry granted rent in Lancaster to William de Burgh, knight … (S) Henry’s IPM.
12/20/1387, Henry demised his lands in Essex to Robert, bishop of Lincoln, … (S) Henry’s IPM.
2/3/1388, Henry, 4th Lord Ferrers of Groby, Leicestershire; Knt., died.
2/10/1388, Writ for IPM of Henry de Ferariis of Groby, knight. Lancaster: … He died on Monday after the Purification last. William de Ferariis, his son, aged 16 years, is his heir. … Essex: … Leicester: … manor of Groby in fee tail by gift of Margaret de Ferrariis, sometime countess of Derby, to William de Ferrariis, her son, great-grandfather of Sir William de Ferrariis his father, whose heir he was. … manor of Lutterworth in joint feoffment with Joan his wife, … Warwick: … to Henry his son, for life. Flekenhoo. All his lands &c. … Stafford: … … [long list of counties and properties.] … Extent of all the knight’s fees and advowsons of Henry de Ferrariis of Groby, knight, divided into 3 equal shares, of which the first corresponds with the share assigned as dower to Joan late the wife of the said Henry. (S) CIsPM.
3/28/1388, Assignment of dower to Joan, made at Groby, Leicester. (S) CIsPM.
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.
1389, “2 hides in Ashow” inherited by Henry assigned to his widow Joan.
5/30/1394, Joan died.
5/31/1394, Writ for IPM of Joan late the wife of Henry de Ferrariis of Groby, knight. Oxford: … She died on 30 May last. William de Ferrariis of Groby, aged 22 years and more is her heir. Berks: … [long list of counties and properties.] (S) CIsPM.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P388. (S) Leicestershire Pedigrees and Royal Descents, Fletcher, 1887, P78.
Children of Henry and Joan:
i. William Ferrers (156168), baptized 4/25/1372 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.
ii. Isabel de Ferrers, born ? in England.
Isabel married John Beauchamp, 2nd Lord Beauchamp of Kidderminster.