1270, William de Ferrariis born in Leicestershire, England, heir & s/o 4997376. William de Ferrers & 4997377. Anne le Despenser.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
~1279, Ellen born in England, d/o 4997378. John de Seagrave & 4997379. Christian de Plesey.
1/1288, William, age 18 when his father’s inquest was held.
5/18/1288, Grant … to Nicholas de Segrave [grandfather of Ellen] of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the lands of William de Ferrariis, tenant in chief, in Groby, Neubotle, Farndon, Fairsted, Boulton and Leylond, … so that he render £150 7s. 5d. a year … (S) CPRs.
10/17/1290, Willlam son of William de Ferrariis, a minor in the king's ward. (S) CFRs.
[––William & Ellen––]
~1293, William married Ellen.
3/17/1293, To … escheator this side Trent. Order to cause William de Ferrariis, son and heir of William de Ferrariis, to have seisin of the lands that his father held of the king in chief, as the king has taken his homage. (S) CCRs.
1294, King Edward required the presence and aid of Scottish barons including John Comyn, earl of Buchan, Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick, John Comyn of Badenoch, and William de Ferrariis. (S) Annals of Scotland, V1, Dalrymple, 1819, P283.
8/23/1295, The king having betaken himself to William de Ferrariis, son and heir of the said William, now of full age ; and … the king's grant to the said heir that of 20 marks a year. (S) CFRs.
7/22/1298, William fought with Edward I in his Scotland campaign at the battle of Falkirk.
1300, William, 1st Baron Ferrers of Groby, summoned to parliament.
3/6/1304, … lands and tenements in the manor of Groby, held in chief, which William de Ferrariis, who is staying with the king in his service in Scotland demised … (S) CFRs.
1305, William’s seal bears his arms, “7 mascles cojoined” … “supported in the brest of a double eagle”. (S) A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: Woodard, 1896, P275.
6/28/1307, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by William de Ferrariis to the prior and convent of Ulvescroft of 67 acres of waste in Groby, held in chief. (S) CPRs.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
By 1308, William knighted.
1308, Sir William de Ferrers “bearing the mascles of Quincy” on the Great Roll of Edward I’s knights made shortly after his death. (S) Scotland’s Historic Heraldy, McAndrew, 2006, P118. [The arms of De Quincy are through his grandmother Margaret who granted Groby to his father.]
5/28/1311, Order to allow to William de Ferrariis, who is engaged in Scotland in the king's service, respite of all his debts due to the exchequer until Michaelmas next. (S) CCRs.
2/8/1313, Inspeximus … Upon the oath of twelve knights of the household, of the visne of Alkeberwe, viz. William Tuchet, William de Ferrers, … knights, … (S) CPRs.
11/1/1317, Commitment during pleasure to William de Ferrariis and Robert de Staundon of the castle of Somerton. (S) CFRs.
1318, Ellen died.
William paid fees of 40s for his lands between the Ribble and Mersey.
3/20/1325, William, Knt. of Groby, Leicestershire died.
3/26/1325, Order to escheator in the counties of Lincoln, Northampton and Rutland, to take into the king's hand the lands late of William de Ferariis, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P387.
Children of William and Ellen:
i. Anne de Ferrers, born 1296 in Groby, Leicestershire, England.
~1311, Edward le Dispenser born in Stoke, Gloucestershire, England;
4/20/1335 in Groby, Edward married Anne. [Edward s/o 2954874. Hugh le Despenser III & 2954875. Eleanor de Clare. (S) Weir, 2005, P246.]
9/30/1342, Edward killed in the Battle of Morlaix at Vannes.
1352, Widow Anne and her brother Thomas were granted the castle of Kilkinney and other estates in Ireland for life by John de Hotham.
1363, the King granted Anne “moiety” of the manor of Burley, Rutland, in exchange for the manor of Yardley, Gobion.
8/8/1367, Anne died.
Child: Sir Edward le Despenser.
ii. Henry de Ferrers (1249344), born 1303 in England.
iii. Thomas de Ferrers, born ? in England.
Aft. 1349, Thomas married widow Ankaret le Boteler (2955027). [They had no children.]
7/1353, Thomas died.