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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Earl Robert de Ferrers & Countess Hadewise de Vitre

 159916032. Earl Robert de Ferrers & 159916033. Countess Hadewise de Vitre

~1065, Robert de Ferrariis born in England, s/o 319832064. Henry de Ferrers & 319832065. Betha Roberts.

~1075, Hawise born in England, d/o §§Andre’ de Vitre & Agnes of Mortain. (S) N&Qs, V8, 1901, P526. [See Family notes for rest of lineage.]

9/9/1087, William the Conqueror died; succeeded by his son William.

By 1088, Robert succeeded to the estates of his father.

1099, King William II killed while hunting [he was widely hated]; buried at Winchester.

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

1101, Robert succeeded his father.

Bef. 7/1102, Writ to Robert bishop of Coventry, … Count Roger (the Poitevin), William Peverel, Robert de Ferrers, and the lieges of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, notifying them of the king’s grant to the church of Lincoln of the chruches of Dervy and Wirksworth, for a prebend. (S) English Historical Review, V34, 1919, P315.

1106-14, Mandate to Robert bishop of Chester, Robert de Ferrers, and Richard son of Gotse, to restore to Robert bishop of Lincoln and his churches of the Peak the lands, tithes, and customs … whereof the said churches were seised …

1114-16, A “conventio” between Robert de Ferrers of Tutbury and Burton abbey. (S) Law and Government in Medieval England, Garnett, 1994, P311.

1116-1127, Robert de Ferrers, holder of Ticknall, co. Derby, in the survey completed for Burton abbey. (S) English Historical Review, V20, 1905, P278.

Before 1117, Robert de Limesay, bishop of Cluster, Staffordshire, attested a deed of Robert de Ferrers. (S) Collections – Staffordshire, V1, 1918, P259.

1120-29, Robert de Ferrers, Walter Espec, and Roger de Valoignes attested a grant to William son of Ulf de Grimthorpe.

1120-25, Notification, addressed generally, that the canonicatus of St. Mary's, Southwark, shall be established and shall have all its liberties. … attested by …, William of Exeter, …, William earl of Warenne, William de Aubigny, Robert de Ferrers, Roger nephew of Hubert, …

1121-27, Covenant between Robert de Ferrers and Geoffrey, abbot of Burton, in settlement of disputes as to part of the wood between ‘Balca’ and  ‘Watsaches Broc’. (S) Facsimiles of Royal and Other Charters, 1903, P9.

5/14/1122, Notification by Roger Bishop of Salisbury to Turstin Abbot [of Sherborne] and all his tenants of … Witnesses: Robert de Ferrers; Walter Espec; Roger de Valognes; … (S) Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, 1956, P172.

1124, Estates of the same size were in the hands of Robert de Ferrers, holding of the king, and Reginald le Moine, holding of Ramsey abbey. (S) Salt of Common Life, DeWindt, 1995, P345.

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) Forgotten Shrines, Camm, 2003, P2.

1129-30, Robert at Duffiedl Frith having interests in lead mines at Wirksworth and received an exemption from Danegled; and accounted for £80 to the crown as Fermor of Worchesworda [sheriff of Notts and Derby]. (S) Collections – Staffordshire, V1, 1880, P15.

1131, Robert de Ferrers renewed his fealty to Empress Matilda, d/o King Henry I.

1131, Robert de Ferrers paid “King’s dues” as baron of Chartley and Tutbury. (S) British Arch. Assoc., V2, 1896, P55.

1131-33, Notification to Roger bishop of Salisbury … grant of liberty to Pain Peverel to give his daughter Matilda in marriage to Hugh son of Fulbert de Dover with his manor of Shifford after his death. … attested by William de Montefichet, Robert de Ferrers, …

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

1/5/1136 at Reading abbey, Robert de Ferrers, lord of Tutbury in Staffordshire, and kin of King Stephen, attended the King at the funeral of King Henry I.

4/1136 at Westminister, Robert witnessed King Stephen’s charter of Winchester, concerning the liberties of the church and kingdom of England.

1138, Robert de Ferrers, William earl of Albermarle, Robert de Brus, Roger de Mowbray, … called to York by Thurstan, archbishop of York, to address the invasion by King David of Scotland.

8/22/1138, Robert, having a great interest in Derbyshire, raised a force with other northern chiefs and defeated David, King of the Scots allied with Empress Maud, at Northallerton [aka Battle of the Standard, done while King Stephen was out of England.] For this service Robert was created the 1st Earl of Derby.

[Undated], Robert, known for pious works, erected St. Helen’s in Derby; and the abbey of Merry-vale near Atherston.

1139, Robert, Earl of Derby, died. He ordered his body to be wrapped in oxen hide and buried at Merry-vale.

(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) King Stephen, King, 2011. (S) Outline Itinerary of King Henry I, Farrer.

Family notes:

Hawise (b~1075) given as d/o Andre’ de Vitre & Agnes of Mortain (b.~1055); d/o §§Robert, earl of Mortain and Cornwall, & Matilda de Montgomeri (b.~1035); d/o 639664140. Roger de Montgomeri, earl of Shrewsbury (b.1022, d.1094). Roger’s children born 1050-1065 do fit the timeline for “Matilda” as grandmother of Hawise. “Matilda” likely a sister of Roger.

Child of Robert and Hadewise:

i. Robert de Ferrers (79958016), born ~1100 in England.

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) Cal. of Doc’s Preserved in France, V1, 1899, P203.

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