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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lord Thomas Ferrers Esq. & Elizabeth Freville

78084. Lord Thomas Ferrers Esq. & 78085. Elizabeth Freville   

1394, Elizabeth Frevylle born in Staffordshire, England, d/o 156170. Baldwin Freville & 156171. Maud le Scrope.

1402, Thomas born in Leicestershire, England, s/o 156168. William Ferrers & 156169. Phillippe Clifford.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

1415, Elizabeth and her mother Maud legatees of her uncle [Maud’s brother] Henry, 3rd Lord Scrope.

Bef. 1418, Thomas married Elizabeth.

1418, Elizabeth a legatee of her uncle Stephen le Scrope, Archdeacon of Richmond, who bequeathed her £10 for her marriage.

1418, Elizabeth age 24, coheir of her brother Baldwin, inheriting the castle and lordship of Tamworth, Stafford. (S) Hist. of Warwick, V4, 1947, Tamworth.

7/5/1419, A fine is due to the king by Thomas Ferers, who has taken to wife Elizabeth sister and one of the heirs of Baldwin son and heir of Baldwin de Frevyle knight tenant in chief of the late king, Baldwin the son having died without issue while within age. (S) CCRs.

1420, Elizabeth age 26.

8/4/1420, For a fine paid in the hanaper the King respited the homages of Thomas Ferrers who took to wife Elizabeth Freville one of the sisters and heirs of Baldwin Freville knight, son and heir of Baldwin Freville knight son and heir of Baldwin Freville knight husband of Joyce who was wife of Adam Peshale knight; and of Hugh Wylughby of Wollaton co. Notyngham esquire who took to wife Margaret another sister and heir, due by reason of issue between them and their wives begotten for their purparties of all lands held by the said Joyce in dower or otherwise for life of their wives' heritage; and the heritage of Robert Aston, son and heir of Roger Aston knight and Joyce his wife the third sister and heir, who was within age and in ward of that king, commanding livery to be given them of the said purparties. (S) CCRs, 11/27/1423.

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

1423, The castle of Tamworth passed from the Freville family to Thomas. (S) A Hist. of Staffordshire, 1965, P22.

11/27/1423, To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Thomas Ferrers esquire for his homage …  the king has taken the homage of Thomas Ferrers. (S) CCRs.

9/29/1424, “Agreement between Thomas Ferrers, esquire, Roger Aston, knight, and Hugh Wylughby, esquire, on one side and John Prynce of Tamworth on the other, … in Tamworth …”. (S) UKNA.

9/1423, “Autograph letter, dated at Weley on 9 September, from Sir Morris Berkeley to Thomas Ferrers his cousin, apologising for his absence on the day appointed at Tameworth’ for the settling of their case and for the trouble caused both to him and to his cousin, Wylughby, and praying that Thomas Ferrers will forward to Wylughby an accompanying letter containing similar apologies; also suggesting that Thomas Ferrers should write to Sir Thomas of Aston’, asking him to attend on Tuesday next after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross at Leycestr’ for the settling of the case. Endorsed: Unto my rygt worschipful cosyn Thomas Ferrers be this letter take.” (S) UKNA,

1435, Thomas granted a seal.

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.

6/9/1445, Thomas Ferrers esquire, son of William Ferrers late of Groby knight, to Edward Grey knight lord of Groby. Recognisance for £3,000, to be levied etc. in Warwickshire. (S) CCRs.

7/15/1445, To the escheator in Leycestershire. Order to … meddle no further with the manor of Lutterworth, delivering to Thomas Ferrers any issues … by fine levied 10 Henry V 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, that he was thereof seised in fee tail, and the said Elizabeth as of freehold, that she died, and the said William after died, that the said Thomas his son is his heir male, and of full age. (S) CCRs.

12/8/1445, “Receipt from William Gregory, senior, citizen and skinner of London to Thomas Ferrers, esq., son and executor of the will of William Ferrers, lord of [Groby], …, of the sum of £5. 12s. 7d.; which sum was owed to him by the said William Ferrers.” (S) UKNA.

11/9/1447, Commitment of the county of Stafford to Thomas Ferrers, esquire, so that he answer to the Exchequer as Sheriff. (S) CFRs.

4/3/1452–4/10/1455, 6 times: “Little court of Thomas Ferrers.” (S) UKNA.

Elizabeth died.


10/5/1452, Thomas age 50: “Copy of an agreement made between Thomas Ferrers, esq., and Thomas son and heir of the said Thomas and Elizabeth his wife, Robert Aston, son and heir of Joyce, sister of Sir Baldwin Frevylle, knight, and Richard Bingham and Margaret his wife, formerly wife of Hugh Wylloughby (the said Elizabeth, Joyce and Margaret being sisters and coheirs of the said Baldwin Frevylle) concerning the partition of the manors and lands of the said Baldwin. Thomas Ferrers senior and junior to hold the castle and manor of Tamworthe, …”. (S) UKNA.

11/20/1452, Thomas Ferrers gave the manor of Champeyns in Wodeham Ferrers and all other lands there to Richard duke of York, Richard earl of Warrewyk, John viscount Beaumont, Henry viscount Bourghchier, Nicholas Bowet knight, … (S) CCRs, 3/18/1459.

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

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

1/6/1459, Thomas of Hethe & Flecknoe, Warwickshire; Champeyns, Essex; Tettenhall, & Walton-on-Trent, Esq. died.


1/17/1459, Writ for IPM of Thomas Ferrers, esquire; Warwick and Leicester; Derby; Stafford; Oxford; Essex. (S) CFRs.

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

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth:

i. Sir Thomas Ferrers,  born ? in England.

3/18/1459, Order to the escheator of Stafford to take the fealty of Thomas Ferrers the younger, son and heir of Thomas Ferrers esquire, … son and heir of Elizabeth one of the sisters and heirs of Baldwin Fryvyll the younger knight, late the wife of the said Thomas the father … (S) CFRs.

Thomas of Tamworth married Anne Hastings, d/o Leonard.

8/22/1499, Thomas died.

ii. Henry Ferrers (39042), born ~1423 in England.

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