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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lord Henry de Ferrers & Isabel de Verdun

1249344. Lord Henry de Ferrers & 1249345. Isabel de Verdun

1303, Henry born in England, heir & s/o 2498688. William de Ferrers & 2498689. Ellen de Seagrave.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

3/21/1317, Isabel born in England, coheir & 4th d/o 2498690. Thebaud de Verdun & 2498691. Elizabeth de Clare. [Born after her father died.]

1322, Elizabeth (2498691) captured at her castle of Usk; imprisoned at Barking abbey with her children. [William de Burgh (30421182), Isabel de Verdun (1249345), Elizabeth d’Amory (15211385).] (S) CCRs.

3/16/1322, To the abbess of Berkyngg'. Order to cause the body of Elizabeth de Burgo, late the wife of Roger Damory, within her abbey, to be kept safely, and not to permit her to go out of the abbey gates in any wise until further orders. (S) CCRs.

3/20/1325, Henry’s father died.

4/24/1325, Order to Matthew Broun, escheator in the coimties of Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, to deliver to Henry de Ferariis, son and heir of William de Ferariis, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs.

1325, Henry, son and heir of William de Ferrariis (Ferrers) of Groby, knight: Essex (proof of age). (S) UKNA.

7/15/1325, “Henry de Ferrers states that his grandfather, William de Ferrers, leased 11 acres of waste in Shepshed to Lady Helen la Souch, paying 36 shillings annually, and died seised of this rent; and furthermore that his son, William de Ferrers, was seised of it during the times of Lady Helen, of her son Alan, and of Robert de Hoylaunde and his wife Maud, one of Alan's daughters and heirs, until Robert was forfeited … People mentioned: William de Ferrers, grandfather of petitioner; Helen la Souch (Zouche); William de Ferrers, son of William de Ferrers; Alan la Sousche (Zouche), son of Helen la Zouche; Robert de Hoylaunde (Holand); Maud [de Hoylaunde (Holand)], wife of Robert de Holand.” (S) UKNA.

1325, Henry age 22, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Groby.

9/3/1325, Protection … Henry de Ferrers … going in the company of Henry de Bello Monte beyond seas. [Henry was accompanying (future) Edward III, age 12, going to France to do homage for his French lands.] (S) CPRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.

10/10/1327, Commission of oyer and terminer to Henry de Ferariis, … and Richard de Wilughby, … co. Leicester. (S) CPRs.

10/20/1327, Henry de Ferrariis, at Rokesburgh, withnessed a grant of King Edward III to John de Orreton, knight. (S) CPRs, 4/23/1341.

1/25/1329–11/15/1338, Henry summoned to Parliament.

9/12/1329, Simple protection … Henry de Ferariis, knight, going beyond seas with Henry, earl of Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

7/22/1330, Writ of aid for Henry de Ferrariis, appointed to arrest Walter Comyn, … and others charged with unlawful assembly and breaches of the peace. (S) CPRs.

10/18/1330, Henry a member of the group supporting Edward III in capturing Roger de Mortimer at Nottingham castle.

[––Henry & Isabel––]

Bef. 2/20/1331, Henry married Isabel.

1331, Henry accompanied the King to Ireland.

4/23/1331, Sir Henry de Ferrers, lord of Groby granted to Wm Porter and Florence his wife and their issue 97 & a-half acres and 4 "Daywercat'" of land, one & a-half of meadow in Stebbyngg, lying separately in Stebbyngg, with remainder to the right heirs of Wm, in exchange for 96 & a-half acres of land and 1 & a-half of meadow, with mutual warranty. (S) UKNA, 1344.

7/8/1331, Appoinment of Henry de Ferrariis, who has married Isabella daughter and one of the heiresses of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, to the custody of the manor of Balterdeleye, and of landsin Bokenhale and Fanton, co. Stafford, and Lodelowe, co. Salop, late of the same Theobald, during pleasure. (S) CPRs.

10/24/1331, Order to the chancellor of Ireland to make partition of the lands late of Theobald de Verdon … to Thomas de Furnivall and Joan (5908539) his wife, eldest, Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth (sister of the others) his wife, second, William le Blount and Margery (2955189) his wife, third, and Henry de Ferariis and Isabel (1249345) his wife. (S) CFRs.

4/30/1332, Appointment of Henry de Ferrariis, who has married Isabella daughter and one of the heiresses of Theobald de Verdon, tenant in chief of the late king, to the custody during pleasure of the lands of her father in Ireland retained in the king’s hands as her portion. (S) CPRs.

1332, Henry one of the “Disinherited”, taking part in Edward de Balliol’s invasion of Scotland.

10/21/1333, Licence for Elizabeth de Burgo, the king’s kinswoman, to enfeoff … with remainder to Henry de Ferariis and Isabella, his wife, in fee tail … (S) CPRs.

1334, The borough of Tutbury was held by Henry, Lord of Tutbury, Staffordshire, near his castle. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

4/1335, Henry summoned by writ to a Parliament at York to be held May 26th.

8/8/1335, … William de Monte Acuto and Henry de Ferariis, keepers of the islands [Gernereye, Jereseye, Serk and Aurneye] … (S) CPRs.

1336, Henry gave his mother-in-law, Elizabeth de Burgh, “one pipe of white wine”. (S) Medieval London Widows, 1300-1500, Sutton, P33.

3/4/1337, Elizabeth de Bourgh (2498691) requests permission to give the castle of Tregrul, held of the King, to Thomas de Chedworthe and John de Hanfeld, and to their heirs and assigns, for them to grant it to her for term of life, with remainder to Henry de Ferrers and Isabel his wife and to the heirs of their bodies. (S) UKNA.

3/18/1337, Grant to Henry de Ferariis that, whereas the king in consideration of his service in continually dwelling by his side, with the assent of the Parliament … 400 marks yearly … (S) CPRs.

2/3/1338, Bond by Thomas de Rokeby, knight, to Sir Henry de Ferrers, lord of Groby, for £53 received on loan, to be repaid at Leicestre. (S) CCRs.

3/12/1338, Henry de Ferariis granted a market and fair at Groby, Leicestershire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs to 1516.

3/1338, Henry received a general pardon for all offenses, including the capture of Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March.

7/8/1338, Grant to Henry de Ferrariis, to whom the king has promised 400 marks yearly … (S) CPRs.

7/16/1338, Henry, a banneret, with the King left for France, arriving the next day at the mouth of the Schedlt, then traveled up river to Antwerp (arriving 7/22). (S) Edward III, Ormrod, 2013, P198.

1339, Henry appointed to treat with the Count of Flanders.

4/9/1339 at Antwerp, Acknowledgement of the king’s indebtedness to Vivian le Rous, a Jew of Strasburgh, … 340,000 florins of Florence … sureties … John, archbishop of Canterbury, … the earls of Derby, Northampton, Salisbury, and Suffolk, and Sirs Henry de Ferrers, the chamberlain, … (S) CPRs.

5/3/1339, Appointed by the king, Henry de Ferariis, the king’s chamberlain, Thomas de Bradeston and Reginald de Donyngton, cleark, met with the good men of Flanders at Ghent for the settlement of all injuries and damages inflicted by either party. (S) CPRs.

1339, Henry gave his mother-in-law, Elizabeth de Burgh, “one ton of Rhenish wine”.

7/6/1339, Bond of the king, John, archbishop of Canterbury, … [earls] … Derby … Northampton … Salisbury, … Suffolk, … Henry de Ferrires, his chamberlain, and William de Poele … in 54,000 gold florins of Florence, a loan to the king … (S) CPRs.

6/24/1340, Henry was at the Battle of Sluys where a French fleet was defeated. A sea battle – one of the opening conflicts of the Hundred Years' War. During the battle the French navy was devasted, giving the English fleet mastery over the channel. In a 9-hour battle the English attacked 166 French ships at their moorings.

7/23/1340, Siege of Tournai, France. By September a truce was negotiated and the English withrdrew.

8/2/1341, Assigment to Henry de Ferariis, who has undertaken to go with the king in his next progress on the sea and find for him 12 knights, 37 men-at-arms, 50 armed men and 40 archers … (S) CPRs.

8/1/1342, Grant to Henry de Ferrariis of the marriage of David son and heir of David de Strabolgi, late earl of Athol, … (S) CPRs.

9/15/1343, Henry, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Groby, Leicestershire; Knt., Chamberlain to the King, Keeper of Berwick on Tweed, Justice of Chester, Keeper of the Channel Islands; died at Groby; buried at Ulverscroft Priory, Leicestershire.


1/20/1344, Isabella late the wife of Henry de Ferariis, staying in England, … attorneys in Ireland … (S) CPRs.

1344, Tripartite agreement. Between John de Gelham, Prior of Dunmawe of 1st part; Isabella, widow of Sir Henry de Ferrers, lord of Groby of the 2nd and William Porter of the 3rd: [land granted by Henry de Ferrers in 1331] to be taken care of by the said Prior till the coming-of-age of William de Ferrers, son and heir of Sir Henry on condition that if the said William de Ferrers confirms within one year of his majority, the warranty ... (S) UKNA.

5/20/1345, “Brocas requests … that he can enfeoff Ferrers to her and her heirs rendering £10 annually. … Isabel [de Ferers (Ferrers)], widow of Henry de Ferrers.” (S) UKNA.

6/14/1345, … granted licence for [John Brocas] to enfeoff Isabella late the wife of Henry de Ferariss … (S) CPRs.

5/10/1347, Notification of an enrolment on the rolls of the chancery of the assignment by the king to Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferrariis, … one knight’s fee in Drayton … (S) CPRs.

1347, “Isabella, late wife of Henry de Ferars” to send 10 men-at-arms and 20 archers to the king at the siege of Calais. (S) Crecy and Calais, Wrottesley.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

7/25/1349, Widow Elizabeth died during “the pestilence”.

8/3/1349, Commitment during pleasure to Robert, earl of Suffolk, and Clarendon. Thomas de Ferariis of the keeping of the houses, parks, woods, chaces, warrens, stanks, stews and fisheries which Isabel late the wife of Henry de Ferariis held on the day of her death of her own inheritance or otherwise in dower or for term of life or years of the inheritance of William, son and heir of Henry and Isabel, a minor in the king's ward, … (S) CFRs.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P387.

Children of Henry and Isabel:

i. William de Ferrers (624672), born 2/28/1332 in England.

ii. Elizabeth de Ferrers, born ?.

Elizabeth married David de Strathbogie, 12th Earl of Atholl.

iii. Philippe de Ferrers, born ?.

Phillippe married Guy de Beauchamp, eldest s/o Thomas de Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick.

1360, Guy died.

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