19989504. Earl William de Ferrers & 19989505. Agnes of Chester
~1175, William born in England, s/o 39979008. William de Ferrers & 39979009. Sybil de Braose.
~1175, Agnes born in England, d/o 39979010. Hugh de Meschines & 39979011. Bertrade de Montfort.
11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England. William held the canopy at the coronation.
10/21/1190, William’s father, earl of Ferrers and Derby, killed on crusade.
1192, William married Agnes.
3/28/1194, William and other Ferrers family members led the attack on Nottingham for King Richard. William named Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.
6/7/1199, Charter of John granting a third penny of the county of Derby to William de Ferrers, earl of Derby. (S) Lancashire Pipe Rolls, Ferrar, 1902, P264.
1199, William, earl de Ferrers, claimed the Honor of Peverel. (S) Complete Peerage, 1898, P369.
6/7/1199, Charter granting to William de Ferrers, earl of Derby, Higham with the hundred and a half, … and also Newbottle and Blisworth, … which descended to him as right heir of the land of William Peverell. (S) Reports of Commissioners, House of Commons, 1870, P5.
1199, at Northampton, William Marshall, having returned to England, assembled barons to address their grievances, including William de Ferrers, earl of Derby. [Those assembled held over 850 knights’ fees.] (S) Reign of King John, Painter, 1949, P12.
7/14/1200, William became the Earl of Derby by special charter of King John, “girt with a sword by the King’s own hand”. His “third penny” was restored.
1201, William granted the service of William de Gresley for his lands at Drakelow to hold by an annual payment of a bow, quiver and 12 arrows.
1210, William, earl of Derby, a witness to the official account written by King John of his quarrel with William de Briouse. (S) Reign of King John, Painter, 1949, P242.
5/15/1213, William des Ferrers, earl of Derby, a witness of the document in which King John resigned his crown to the Pope. (S) The Reign of King John, Painter, 1949, P194.
6/27/1214, William granted a house in the Parish of St. Martin in London by King John.
8/13/1216, William bailiff of the Peak Forest and warden of the Peak Castle [Peveril Castle] and Bolsover Castle.
10/1216, W. de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, present at the burial of King John at the church of St. Mary, Worcester. (S) CChRs, 5/22/1232.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
12/1216, …[Latin] W. de Ferrariis, comiti [earl] Derebeie, … (S) CPRs.
1217, William at the siege of Lincoln castle.
6/18/1221, The king has granted to his beloved and faithful W. earl of Ferrers that he may render 40 m. of the debts he owes. (S) FRsHIII.
6/24/1222,… surrendered to the king … the manor of Melbourne that W. earl of Ferrers surrendered, and concerning the vills of Derby, Edwinstowe, Ragnall and Carlton with their appurtenances … (S) FRsHIII.
12/30/1223, To the sheriff of Northamptonshire. Order to place in respite, …, the demand he makes from W. earl of Ferrers and his men for the fine which the men of his county made with Brian de Lisle for placing the pleas of the forest in respite. (S) FRsHIII.
10/23/1224, William de Ferrers has made fine with the king by 200 m. for having custody of the land and heirs of Cecilia de Longetot, with the marriage of the same heirs. (S) FRsHIII.
8/7/1227, The king has granted to W. earl of Ferrers that, of the debt that he owes him and that is exacted from him for Robert de Ferrers, his brother, whose heir he is, for the fine that Robert made with King John for having his wife. (S) FRsHIII.
12/17/1229, The king has pardoned to William de Ferrers up to 100 m. of the £170 which are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer for the debts of Robert de Ferrers, his uncle. (S) FRsHIII.
1/10/1231 at Wudestok, Pro comite de Ferrariis. – Rex … W. de Ferrariis, comiti Dereby, …
10/1232, Agnes an heir of her brother Ranulph, inheriting the manor of West Derby and all of his lands between the Ribble and the Mersey. (S) The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, 1847.
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.
10/21/1234, W. de Ferrers, earl of Derby, and Agnes, his wife, are bound to render one hawk or 40s. each year to the king at the Exchequer for land between the Ribble and Mersey, which the king gave to R., formerly earl of Chester, and which has been assigned to the same earl and Agnes as part of the portion that falls to her of the lands formerly of the earl of Chester. (S) FRsHIII.
5/2/1235, Ratification of a covenant … and Robert de Mucegros of the whole land of Nicholas de Fescampo in Kenemerthun, … Witnesses:- … [4 bishops], William de Ferariis, earl of Derby, John de Lascy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, Roger le Bygot, earl of Norfolk, … Amaury de Sancto Amando, Geoffrey le Despenser … (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 from suit at the king’s court of Hadfeld Peverel by reason of 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. (SA) CPRs.
12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.
9/25/1237 at York, By treaty, Alexander II of Scotland asserted to King Henry of England that he was owed Northumberland as dowry of Joanna. King Henry acknowledge a grant of Tynedale in Northumberland, as well as the Earldom of Chester. … witness … William de Ferrers, earl of Derby … (S) POMS.
1/23/1239, Order … to place in respite, …, the demand … W. de Ferrers, earl of Derby, and Agnes, his wife, for as much of the debt as pertains to them that R., formerly earl of Chester, owed the king. (S) FRsHIII.
10/13/1243, Mandate to W. de Ferariis, earl of Derby, to send by one of his men to the king the son and heir of John son of Philip. (S) CPRs.
1246, William the guardian of the lands and heir of Almaric de Butyler. (S) A Calendar of the Lancashire Assize Rolls, 1903.
Bef. 1247, Agnes died.
4/26/1247, Licence for William de Ferariis, earl of Derby, to make his will of all his goods ; saving to the king the debts wherein the earl is bound to him. (S) CPRs.
5/1/1247, Pardon to W. de Ferariis, earl of Derby, out of the debts which he howes the king, of 100 marks for the maintenance of a chaplain … (S) CPRs.
9/22/1247, William died. He spent most of the end of his life endowing monasteries.
9/25/1247, Both Agnes and William identified as deceased. (S) De antiquis legibus liber: Cronica Maiorum et Vicecomitum Londoniarum, Stapleton, 1846, PXII.
(S) The History of Derby ...: From the Remote Ages of Antiquity to the Year MDCCXCI, Hutton, 1817.