~1193, William born in England, s/o 19989504. William de Ferrers & 19989505. Agnes of Chester.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
7/14/1200, William’s father created earl of Derby by King John.
~1203, Sybilla born in England, d/o 94559174. William Marshall & 94559175. Isabel de Clare.
5/12/1216, King Louis VIII of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.
10/18/1216, King John died; at Gloucester, Henry, 9 years old, crowned King Henry III.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
1216, William a supporter of King Henry III.
1217, William and the loyal barons expelled the French Dauphin from London, Lincoln castle, and the lands southeast. Ranulph, earl of Chester, William de Forz, earl of Albemarle, William de Ferrers, earl of Derby, William de Cantelupe, lord of Ilkeston, and other barons besieged the castle of Mount Sorrel, Leicestershire.
5/1/1217, King Louis sent the Count of Perche with 20,000 men to break the siege of Mount Sorrel. Faced with the large force, the English troops retreated to Nottingham. The French then marched on Lincoln. The English forces then under the command of the Regent, William Marshall, attacked the French forces that were holding the city of Lincoln. The English force won killing the Count of Perche in the battle.
9/12/1217, King Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames.
1218, Margaret born in England, d/o 19989506. Roger de Quincy & 19989507. Helen of Galloway.
[–––William & Sibyl–––]
~1220, William 1st married Sibyl.
1222, William de Ferrers made to surrender Perveril, including the Peak, to the Crown. (S) Simon de Montfort, Maddicott, 1996, P322.
1223–1227, William the High Sheriff of Lancashire.
1225, Radulfus filias Nicholai, castelan of Nottingham, steward to William (Jr), Earl of Derby. (S) 3 Centuries of Derbyshire Annals, Cox, 1890, P53.
1230, William accompanied King Henry III to France.
4/30/1230, From Portsmouth, King Henry invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.
1232-37, William built Liverpool castle. (S) The Encyclopedia Britannica, V16, P808.
11/8/1233, The fine of Hugh d’Aubigny for having his lands. Pledges of the said Hugh … W. earl of Ferrers for 100m. Warin de Munchesney for 100m. … Bertram de Criel for 20m. The earl of Hereford for 50m. … William Mauduit for 40m. … William Bardolf for 50m. … Hugh Wake for 50m. … John de Vieuxpont for 50m. … (S) FRsHIII.
5/25/1234, Notification … restore to Ralph son and heir of Savary de Malo Leone … the king has caused these letters patent to be made, sealed with his seal ; and for the greater security … the seals of E. archbishop of Canterbury, … R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou, the king’s brother, W. earl of Warwick, H. earl of Hereford, Walter de Clifford, Philip de Albiniaco and William de Ferariis, son and heir of W. earl of Ferrars … (S) CPRs.
7/14/1234, Request to the knights and free tenants of W. de Feariis, earl of Derby, to grant an aid to William de Ferariis, son and heir of the said earl, for the marriage of his eldest daughter. (S) CPRs.
9/25/1234, William granted a market and fair at Woodham Ferrers, Essex. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.
2/28/1235, Appointment during pleasure of William de Ferariis to the custody of the castle of Bolleshovre. (S) CPRs.
9/6/1235, Confirmation … Witnesses :– William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, William his son, Hugh de Vivona, … Amaury de Sancto Amando, … (S) CPRs.
11/24/1235, Exemption of William de Ferrariis and his heirs … his manor of Stubing, which is of the land of the Normans, until the right heirs [regain] it either by peace or the king’s will. (S) CPRs.
7/3/1236, Mandate to William de Ferariis to deliver the castle of Boleshovre … (S) CPRs.
6/14/1237, Notification … the king has caused William de Ferariis, Emery de Sancto Amando, the steward Hugh de Vivona, … to swear on his soul the he will cause the prorogation of the truce with L. prince of Abberfraw and lord of Snawdon, for 1 year … (S) CPRs.
By 1238, Sybilla died.
[–––William & Maragret–––]
1238, William married Margaret. In the ensuing years, William a well educated man, spent his years expanding his estates.
9/22/1247, William succeeded his father as Earl of Derby [his mother was deceased.]
10/28/1247, Mandate … to give seisin of the castle of Certeleye, … to William de Ferrariis, whose fealty the king has taken for all castles and lands falling to him of the inheritance of the countess of Derby. (S) CPRs.
11/3/1249, Grant to W. de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, of the £100 which the king gave to Robert son of the said earl in marriage with Mary the king’s niece, until the majority of the said Robert. (S) CPRs.
1250, Alan Hunter (Venator) to William de Ferrers, Earl of Derby: Quitclaim of land in Tutbury: (Staff.) (S) UKNA.
11/15/1250, Grant to William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, … (S) CPRs.
12/13/1251, Grant to William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, … their land between Ribbel and Merse, as Randolf, sometime earl of Chester, of whom he is one of the heirs, … (S) CPRs.
12/14/1251, Grant of a market and fair at Uttoxeter to William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby. (S) Gazetter of Markets and Fairs to 1516.
1252, William held the manor of Chorlegh. (S) Notitia Cestriensis: Or Historical Notices of the Diocese of Chester, Gastrell, 1850, P363.
1252 at Nottingham, Sir William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, gave Sir William de Ferrariis his son the manors of Wodeham, Stubbyng and Feristude [which he demised to Margaret his mother]. (S) CIsPM, 1906, P237.
6/28/1252, Grant to W. de Farrariis, earl of Derby, that so often as he is impleaded …, he may appoint an attorney to defend that plea … (S) CPRs.
8/10/1253, Commission … to make partitions between the heirs of Randolf, sometime earl of Chester, … messuage of Rependon … Clemence, countess of Chester, held in dower, … to meet … at Rependon, … Attested by Queen Eleanor and R. earl of Cornwall. … William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, … have equally on his behalf in the said messuage one man … (S) CPRs.
3/28/1254, William died; buried at Merry-vale Abbey, Warwickshire, England. [William suffered from gout from youth, and always traveled in a litter. He was accidentally thrown from his litter while crossing the bridge at St. Noat’s, and eventually died of the resulting injuries.]
4/13/1254, Queen Eleanor appointed James Frsel to take the fealty of the tenants of William de Ferrariis, sometime earl of Derby, to the use of Edward, the king’s first-born son, saving the the wife of the said earl her dower. (S) Epistolæ.
4/14/1254, Grant to Edward, the king’s first-born son and heir, of the marriage of the relict of William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, to hold with the wardship of the lands … (S) CPRs.
3/15/1264, Protection without clause, until Whitsunday, for Margaret de Ferariis, countess of Derby. (S) CPRs.
5/25/1266, Simple protection until Michaelmas for Margaret de Ferrariis, countess of Derby, coming to the king’s court. (S) CPRs.
Bef. 1270, Margaret de Ferrer, Countess of Derby, resigned the hereditary office of Constable of Scotland to Earl Alexander Comyn, husband of her sister Elizabeth.
10/14/1271, Writ to the sheriff of Leicester to enquire what knights’ fees Roger de Leyburn and Eleanor his wife hold as dower of the said Eleanor, of the inheritance of Roger de Quency late her husband, in order that Margaret de Ferariis, countess of Derby, Ellen, late the wife of Alan la Zouche, and Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, the co-heirs may know the pourparty which ought to fall to them. (S) Henry III, GBPRO – Probate Records, 1904, P257. [Margaret assigned a third of the manor of Eynesbury as coheir with her sisters of her father’s land previously held by a sister’s husband, now deceased. (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Huntingdon, V2, 1932.]
1271, Sisters Elizabeth, Margaret and Ellen de Quincy involved in the election of the prior of Hospital of St. James, Northamptonshire.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
12/3/1274, Order … partition to be made of the lands of Eleanor de Vallibus, late countess of Winchester, held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de Quency, sometime earl of Winchester, formerly her husband, into equal portions in the presence of Margaret de Ferariis, countess of Derby, eldest daughter, … Ellen la Zusche, daughter, … Alexander Comyn, earl of Bouhan, and of Elizabeth, his wife, daughter, … (S) CCRs. [Margaret acquired another third of Eynesbury by exchanging lands with her sister Elizabeth.]
6/7/1275, Grant to Edmund, the king’s brother, who holds the lands and tenements late of Robert de Ferar[iis] until satisfaction … £50,000 sterling … as well … which Margaret de Ferar[iis] holds in dower of the inheritiance of the said Robert, … (S) CPRs.
5/10/1276, Protection with clause volumus for Margaret de Ferar[iis], countess of Derbeye, going to Scotland. (S) CPRs.
6/26/1277, Fine for the service of knights: Margaret do Ferrariis, countess of Derby, 50 marks, a third part of 2 and a half knights' fees. (S) CFRs.
7/12/1277, Fine for the service of knights: Margaret do Ferrariis, countess of Derby, £43 6s. 8d., a third part of 3 knights' fees and a half. (S) CFRs.
1280, Margaret died.
3/12/1280, Commitment during pleasure to Richard Fukeram of the lands late of Margaret de Ferrariis, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
(S) The History of Derby ...: From the Remote Ages of Antiquity to the Year MDCCXCI, Hutton, 1817. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P551.
Children of William and Sibyl:
i. Eleanor de Ferrers, born ~1221 in England.
Bef. 6/12/1248, Eleanor married 1st William de Vaux, s/o Baron Oliver de Vaux & Petronill de Croun.
Eleanor married Roger de Quincy (19989506), father of her stepmother.
1264, Roger died.
Eleanor married 3rd Roger de Leybourne (121691156).
1271, Roger died.
10/16/1274, Eleanor died.
6/6/1306, Agatha Taillard at her death held … seventh of the manor of Stuministre Marshall of the grant of Eleanor, late countess of Winchester, and that Joan de Vivona and Cecily de Bello Campo, Eleanor’s nieces, Aymer de Archiaco, her kinsman [s/o Mabel], and Sibyl wife of Guy de Rupe Cauardi, her niece, James de Bohun, deceased, and John de Mohun, her nephews, and Agatha de Mortuomari, her sister, are her next heirs and are of full age. (S) CCRs. [Joan, Cecily, Mabel and Sibyl, the 4 daughters of Maud (243376323).]
ii. Maud de Ferrers (243376323), born ~1223 in England.
iii. Isabel de Ferrers, born ~1224 in England.
Isabel married Gilbert Basset, s/o Alan.
1240, Gilbert died.
Bef. 6/12/1248, Isabel married 2nd Lord Reginald de Mohun. [Widowed father-in-law of her younger sister Joan.]
1/20/1257, Reginald died.
11/26/1260, Isabel died.
iv. Joan de Ferrers (121691075), born ~1226 in England.
v. Isabel de Ferrers (30424583), born ~1230 in England.
v. Agatha de Ferrers (4997465), born ~1234 in England.
Children of William and Margaret:
i. Robert de Ferrers (23639700), born 1239 in England.
ii. William de Ferrers (4997376), born ~1240 in England.
iii. Elizabeth de Ferrers, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married William Marshal, 2nd Baron Marshal.
Elizabeth married 2nd Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales, the last free Welsh ruler.
iv. Joan de Ferrers (2498709), born ~1252 in England.
v. Agnes de Ferrers, born ~1253 in England.
Agnes married 30424246. Lord Robert de Muscegros. [See Robert for Agnes’ records.]