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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Earl Robert de Ferrers & Countess Margaret de Peverel

 79958016. Earl Robert de Ferrers & 79958017. Countess Margaret de Peverel

~1100, Robert born in England, s/o 159916032. Robert de Ferrers & 159916033. Hadewise de Vitre.

8/2/1100, Henry I crowned King of England.

~1110, Margaret born in Nottinghamshire, England, d/o 159916034. William Perevel & 159916035. Avice de Lancaster.

1125, At the instance of Robert de Ferrers, the monks of Tutbury made a grant of the manor of Norbury, Derbyshire to William fitz Herbert. Robert, his wife Hawise, and his sons Robert and William attested the deed. (S) Baddesley Alinton, 1897, P102.

[––Robert & Margaret––]

By 1129, Robert married Margaret in Nottinghamshire.

12/2/1135, King Henry I died; having designated his daughter Empress Matilda as his heir.

12/22/1135, Stephen crowned king of England.

8/1138, Robert, in support of King Stephen, was at the siege of Shrewsbury, and then the siege of Bridgnorth. [Robert’s father Robert was at the same time at the Battle of the Standard.]

1139, Robert ‘s father died; Robert succeeding as earl of Derby [Nottingham].

1139, ‘Robertus comes de Ferrariis’ granted property “in Stebbingis… per Margaretam comitissam uxorem meam” to Morice FitzGeoffrey. (S) FMG.

9/30/1139, Empress Matilda landed at Arundel in Sussex to claim the crown of England.

10/1139, Robert de Ferrers in the entourage of King Stephen at Arundel castle; from which Empress Matilda was allowed to leave for Bristol.

1140 at Stamford, Attending King Stephen’s court: Ranulf, earl of Chester; Gilbert, earl of Pembroke; Earl Simon; Roger, earl of Warwick; Earl Robert de Ferrers; William Martel; … Richard de Camville; Richard Fitz Urse; Eustace fitz John; … Hugh Wake; …

1140-50, Charter of Robert the younger earl of Nottingham granted to his church of Totesbery, all that his grandfather Henry, or his father’s brother Engenulf, or his father Robert, or their wives, … had given … (S) Calendar of Documents Preserved in France, V1, 1899, P203.

2/2/1141 at Lincoln, King Stephen was captured by Matilda’s forces.

4/7/1141 at Winchester, Empress Matilda acknowledged as “Lady of England and Normandy” by Bishop Henry.

1141, ‘Robertus junior comes de Notingham’ donated property to Tutbury Priory by charter which names ‘Hatwisi√¶ matris me√¶.’ (S) FMG.

9/14/1141, Matilda trapped at Oxford by an invading army from Flanders [led by Stephen’s wife from France]. [Matilda escaped but her brother Robert was captured].

11/1/1141, Matilda exchanged King Stephen for her brother Robert.

12/25/1141, Stephen again crowned King. [The civil war would continue for 12 more years.]

12/25/1141, Robert de Ferrers attended King Stephen’s Christmas court where he witnessed the royal charter to Geoffrey de Mandeville. (S) Reign of King Stephen, Crouch, 2000.

1144, Robert de Ferrers, earl of Nottingham, founded Breedon priory in Leicesershire. (S) English Archaeologists’ Handbook, Godwin, 1867, P160.

1145, King Stephen defeated Matilda’s forces at the battle of Faringdon.

1145, Grants of Henry Hose to the Templars, held of Nigel de Valle Roilli, held of Robert fitz William, held of Robert de Ferrers, earl of Derby, tenant in chief of the king. (S) Medieval English Conveyances, Kaye, 2009, P221.

1146, Robert de Ferrers attended King Stephen’s court.

1148, Robert established the Cistercian Merry-Vale abbey in Warwickshire.

1148, Empress Matilda returned to Normandy, and would never return to England.

1152, Maurice of Tilty and Earl Robert de Ferrers founded a Cistercian abbey at Tilty, which Maurice endowed with his knight’s fee. (S) English Archaeologists’ Handbook, Godwin, 1867, P157.

1/1153, Duke Henry landed in England with 140 knights and 3,000 infantry in 36 ships.

1153, Robert besieged at Tutbury by Henry fitz Empress [Duke Henry.] (S) Aristocracy of Norman England, Green, 2002, P315.

1153, Robert surrendered Tutbury and joined the forces of Duke Henry.

Winter/1153, with Henry and Stephen’s forces facing each other in snow and cold, a peace agreement was made.

1153, Robert, earl Ferrers, had the Comital of Derby, which was a Burgh. (S) History of Staffordshire, V2, 1881, P227.

8/1153, King Stephen’s son and heir Eustace died.

10/1154, King Stephen of England died.

12/19/1154, Henry II crowned king of England.

Aft. 1155, Margaret’s father died in exile.

4/1157, Higham, formerly belonging to William Peverel, delivered to Robert, Earl of Ferrers.

9/1158, Robert’s lands taken by the King.

Bef. 1159, Robert became a monk.

1160, Robert granted a yearly allowance of £40.

1161, Robert granted a yearly allowance of £60.

By 9/1161, Robert died; buried at Merry-vale. [The £60 grant regranted to William, the king’s brother.]

(S) The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, 1847.  (S) The History of Derby ...: From the Remote Ages of Antiquity to the Year MDCCXCI, Hutton, 1817. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, P202-3. (S) King Stephen, King, 2011.

Children of Robert and Margaret:

i. William de Ferrers (39979008), born 1130 in England.

ii. Petronilla de Ferrers, born ? in England.

Petronilla married Henry de Stafford.

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