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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Earl Robert de Ferrers & Countess Eleanor de Bohun

23639700. Earl Robert de Ferrers & 23639701. Countess Eleanor de Bohun

1239, Robert de Ferrariis born in England, heir & s/o 9994752. William de Ferrers & 9994753. Margaret de Quincy.

[––Robert & Marie––]

7/26/1249, Robert married 1st to Marie de Lusignan, niece of King Henry III, d/o Sir Hugh XI le Brun, Count of la Marche. [No children.]

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.

3/28/1254, Robert succeeded on the death of his father.

4/4/1254, Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Wylton to keep the lands and castles late of William de Ferrariis the younger, sometime earl of Derby.

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.

8/8/1254, Grant to Hugh de Lezignan, son of Hugh count of La Marche, the king’s brother, … 400 marks whereof 150 marks were deducted for the marriage of Robert son and heir of William sometime earl of Derby, to whom the king married Mary sister of the said Hugh, … if the said Mary die without heir … (S) CPRs.

1155-59, Robert, earl of Derby, held a market and fair in the borough of Newborough, Staffordshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs.

~1253, Eleanor born in England, d/o 23639792. Earl Humphrey de Bohun & 23639793. Eleanor de Brewes.

1/20/1256, Mandate … Robert de Ferrariis, son and heir of William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, should quietly have those £100 yearly … given to him in frank marriage with his wife, the king’s niece, … (S) CPRs.

5/15/1257, Ratification of a sale by Edward the king’s son to Eleanor the queen and Peter de Sabaudia [Savoy], for 6000 marks in hand paid, of the wardship of the castles and lands of the inheritance of Robert de Ferariis, earl of Derby, which the said Edward had by grant of the king.

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

1260, Robert came of age.

1260, Robert, earl of Derby, granted his brother William the manor of Chorley with Botlonle-Moors.

1260-62, Robert de Ferrers, son and heir of William de Ferrers, late earl of Derby, and Joan de Ferrers, his sister. Robert has granted to Joan (2498709) and her issue the manor of Caston (Leics.), to hold at a rent of [100 gold threads]. (S) UKNA.

12/24/1260, Robert summoned to parliament by writ. He was accused of trespasses by Earl Simon de Montfort and was sent to the Tower.

12/5/1261, Robert pardoned and released from the Tower.

6/12/1262, Quitclaim by Robert de Ferrariis, son and heir of William de Ferrariis, formerly earl of Derby, to Ralph Bugge, … of 20s 12d silver of annual rent … (S) UKNA.

6/29/1263, The Manor of Isleworth hosted a gathering of Simon de Montfort’s rebellious noblemen who held a conference with the King that sowed the seeds for England’s first true Parliament.

1263, In the Baron’s war of Simon de Montfort, Robert seized 3 of Prince Edward’s castles.

2/29/1264, Robert captured Worcester and destroyed the town and its Jewry. Prince Edward was sent to destroy Robert’s estates in Stafford and Derby.

5/14/1264, Lord Edward (I) and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary.

11/1264, Robert with 20,000 foot soldiers and numerous horsemen defeated the royal forces near Chester.

12/8/1264, Safe conduct until Hilary for Mary wife of Robert de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, coming to England and staying there with Beatrice wife of Matthew Besill, 3 damsels and 4 English esquires. (S) CPRs.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, effectively ruled England.

1/1265, At parliament, Robert accused of diverse trespasses.

8/4/1265, Robert, with Montfort’s army, defeated at the battle of Evesham.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward (I) defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt and freeing his father, who was wounded. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed. [Queen Eleanor had sent archers from her mother’s county of Ponthieu in France.]

12/5/1265, Remission to Robert de Ferrariss, earl of Derby, for 1 drinking cup of gold, which he will cause the king to have … which the said earl had of Michael Tony … and for 1,500 marks … by occasion of the disturbance had in the realm … (S) CPRs. [A letter of safe conduct to come to the king followed.]

5/15/1266, The Battle of Chesterfield. Rebels John de Eyvile, Baldwin Wake, and Robert, 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.]

2/5/1266, Robert issued a charter confirming previous charters to the town of Liverpool. (S) A History of Municipal Government in Liverpool, Muir 1906.

1266, Robert joined forces with John d’Eyville, Baldwin Wake and others seized the Isle of Ely, captured Lincoln, and plundered Norwich and Cambridge.

1266, In the Baron’s revolt, Sir Robert took John de Verdun’s castle of Alveton, Leicestershire.

5/15/1266, Robert’s army defeated at the battle of Chesterfield. Henry sent his nephew, Pince Allemagne against Robert. Robert captured while hiding. [This was the last major battle of the 2nd Barons War.]

7/11/1266, Mandate to Mary de Ferariis, countess of Derby, the king’s niece, to deliver the castle of Litherpol to Adam de Gesemuth to whom the king has committed during pleasure the castles and lands of Robert de Ferrariis earl of Derby. (S) CPRs.

1266, Roberts lands and earldom forfeited.

1266, Robert was imprisoned in Windsor castle where he remained nearly 3 years. Robert regained his freedom by agreeing to redeem his lands for £50,000. [Which he was unable to pay.] Henry III removed the Manor of Tutbury from Robert and gave it to his 2nd son. This was a penalty for Robert participating in the rebellion. While other Earls just had to pay fines, Robert was not allowed to because he was complicit in the killing of one of the King’s messengers. [The earldom was granted to the King’s son Edmund of Lancaster.]

5/1267, Lord Edward (I) suppressed the barons at the battle of the Isle of Ely, in the fens of the Ouse River in northern Cambridgeshire. The rebels were under the leadership of John d’Eyville. [This battle ended the 2nd Barons War.]

[––Robert & Eleanor––]

6/26/1269, Robert married Eleanor. (S) Hist. of Huntingdon, V3, 1936, Keyston.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

10/21/1274, Order to the sheriff of Derby to take into the king's hand the wapentakes of Wirkesworth and Esseburn, which Robert de Ferariis, sometime earl of Derby, sometime held for a yearly farm of £8O. (S) CFRs.

Bef. 4/27/1279, Robert, Earl of Derby, died.


1279, Eleanor sued the king’s brother Edmund for a dower third of multiple properties in Derbyshire.

5/24/1281, Edmund, the king’s brother, granted Eleanor, late the wife of Robert de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, the town of Gumecestre, for life, … Witnesses:- Laurence de Sancto Mauro, Richard Fukeran, Ralph de Sancto Mauro, William le Butiller of Werinton, Robert Banastre, … knights, … (S) CPRs.

1284, Eleanor sued Thomas de Bray in a plea regarding custody of the land and heir of William le Botiller.

1/26/1290, Eleanor and her brother Humphrey acknowledged a debt of £200 to Robert de Tibetoto and Matthew de Columbers. (S) CCRs.

2/20/1313, Eleanor died; buried at Walden Abbey, Essex.

(S) The Excellent Priviledge of Liberty and Property, Penn & Bradford, 1897, P159. (S) The History of Derby ...: From the Remote Ages of Antiquity to the Year MDCCXCI, Hutton, 1817.  (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P322.

Children of Robert and Eleanor:

i. John de Ferrers (11819850), born 6/20/1271 in England.

ii. Eleanor de Ferrers (30422601), born by 1279 in England.