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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Baron William de Ferrers & Countess Anne Durward

4997376. Baron William de Ferrers & 4997377. Countess Anne Durward

~1240, William de Ferrariis born in England, s/o 9994752. Earl William de Ferrers & 9994753. Margaret de Quincy.

~1240, Anne born in Scotland, d/o 9994754. Sir Alan Durward & 9994755. Margery of Scotland.

1247, William’s grandfather died.

[––Anne & Colban––]

Anne 1st married Colban, s/o Malcolm, earl of Fife in Scotland.

1252 at Nottingham, Sir William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, gave William de Ferrariis his son the manors of Wodeham, Stubbyng and Feristude [which he demised to Margaret his mother]. (S) CIsPM, 1906, P237.

3/28/1254, William’s father died; his older brother Robert the heir to the earldom.

1254, King Edward I granted his first-born son and heir the lands of William until he reached full age. (S) Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer, Meeson, 1841.

1258, King Henry forced to sign the Provisions of Oxford granting parliament administrative reform. [The beginning of the Baron’s Revolt.]

1260, Robert, earl of Derby, granted his brother William the manor of Chorley with Botlonle-Moors. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Lancaster, V6, 1911.

4/13/1261, A papal bull was received absolving the King and Queen and their supporters from abiding with the Provisions of Oxford.

1/1363, Writing of Thomas de Mandeville knight, being a quitclaim to Sir William de Ferrariis lord of Groby, his heirs and assignes, of the manors of Stebbyngg, Wodham Ferreres and Feyrstede co. Essex. (S) CCRs.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort lead a rebellion of young barons. William supported Simon de Montfort.

4/6/1264, William taken prisoner at the battle of Northampton, committed to the custody of Roger de Leyburne. [Husband of eldest half-sibling Eleanor de Ferrers.]

12/20/1264, Mandate to William la Zuche to deliver William de Ferrariis and the rest … to the king. (S) CPRs.

1/5/1265, … all those taken prisoner in the late conflict at Northhampton and Edward the king’s son granted to the said Roger de Leyburn  William de Ferrariis, taken in the conflict, wherebyhe requires of him a grievous ransom … which the king will not endure … he commands him to cause [William] to be delivered at once. (S) CPRs.

5/15/1266, The Battle of Chesterfield. Rebels John de Eyvile, Baldwin Wake, and the Earl of Ferrers, met together, with horses and arms, in the vill of Cestrefeld. Royalists Sir Henry of Almain and Sir John de Baliol surprised and attacked them. [The last major battle of the 2nd Barons War.]

1266, William, a chief baron, captured after fleeing the battle of Chesterfield and hiding in a church. [William’s brother Robert also fought with the rebels at the battle.]

1266, Colban, knight, succeeded his father as earl of Fife.

6/12/1266, Safe conduct for William de Ferrariis, coming to the king’s court to treat of his peace. (S) CPRs.

7/11/1266 at Kenilworth, William pardoned by the King for all previous offenses. (S) CPRs.

1269, Colban, Earl of Fife died.

[––William & Anne––]

1270, William Ferrers, son of the countess of Ferrers, who was the daughter of Roger de Quincy constable of Scotland, married the widow of Colban who had recently died, and received the dignity of constable, which Alexander [Comyn] earl of Buchan unjustly held on the strength of his wife, who was a younger daughter of the said Roger de Quincy.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]

8/19/1274, After the death of Henry III, Edward I crowned king.

3/12/1280, William’s mother died.

5/26/1280, Order to Richard de Holebrok, the king's steward, to permit William de Ferrariis, who has made fine in 40 marks and done homage, to hold the manor of Groby which he has of the feoffment of Margaret de Ferrariis, his mother, and to release any distraint made against him to do homage. (S) CFRs.

4/15/1281, Writ of plenius certiorari … on complaint of William de Ferrariis that the sheriff of Essex ahd taken into the king’s hand the manors of Wodeham, Stubbyng and Feirstude which he had demised to the said Margaret, his mother, who had restored them to him long before her death. (S) CIsPM.

1281, William de Ferrers, the brother of the brave but turbulent Robert, earl of Derby, who had his principal residence at Groby in Leicestershire, and also held the manor of Walton on Trent, summoned to serve in Edward I’s Welsh expedition. He attended the king in person on this occasion. (S) The Hist. of the Co. of Derby, V1, Glover, 1829, P406.

1282, William fought with the King in Wales.

12/11/1282, King Edward’s forces defeated Llewelyn ap Gruffydd at the Battle of Radnor in eastern Wales. King Edward received the head of Llywelyn at Rhuddlan castle. [Aka Battle of Orewin Bridge.]

2/11/1283, William a witness of the First Great Charter of King Edward I.

6/28/1283, William de Ferrars summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.

10/28/1283, Assignment to Eleanor, the king’s mother … knight’s fees … Of W. de Ferrers, in Feyrsted, 1. (S) CPRs.

Anne died before William.


1/1288, William, knt. of Groby, Leicestershire, died leaving his 18 year old son William as heir. (S) Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, Farrer, 1903. [He had 2 tracts of 43 and 36 acres, and a water mill.]

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P386. (S) The Barons’ War: Including the Battles of Lewes and Evesham, Blaauw, 1871.

Children of Colban and Anne:

i. Duncan, born 1262 in Scotland.

Duncan III, Earl of Fife.

ii. Marjory, born by 1269 in Scotland.

Marjory married Alan, earl of Menteith.

Children of William and Anne:

i. William de Ferrers (2498688), born 1270 in Leicestershire, England.

ii. Anne de Ferrers, born ? in England.

Anne married John de Grey.

[Anne the 19th-ggm of Justice Oliver Wendell Homes.]

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