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Monday, September 7, 2020

Earl William de Ferrers & Countess Sybil de Braose & Countess Goda de Toeni

 39979008. Earl William de Ferrers 39979009. Countess Sybil de Braose & 39979459. Countess Goda de Toeni

1130, William born in Oakham, Rutland, England, s/o 79958016. Robert de Ferrers & 79958017. Margaret de Perevel.

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

1140, Goda born in Eggington, Derbyshire, England; d/o §§Robert de Toeni.

1142, Sybil, born in Bramber, Sussex, England, d/o 79958018. William de Braose & 79958019. Bertha de Gloucester.

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

1155, King Henry II confiscated the lands of William Peverel [William’s grandftather] when he fled the country. [William would later make a claim on these lands through his mother. His son William would be granted lands in 1199.] (S) King John, Warren, 1978, P122.

12/1158, The land of the Earl of Ferrers taken into the King’s hands.

By 1159, William succeeded when his father became a monk.

1162, William succeeded his father as earl of Derby.

1164,Constitutions of Clarendon … in the fourth year of the papacy of Alexander, in the tenth year of the most illustrious king of the English, Henry II., in the presence of that same king, … in the presence of the following: Robert count of I`eicester, Reginald count of Cornwall, …, John count of Eu, Roger count of Clare, count Geoffrey of Mandeville, Hugo count of Chester, William count of Arundel, …, William count of Ferrara, …, and many other chiefs and nobles … (S) Yale Law School, The Avalon Project.

[––William & Goda––]

~1165, William married Goda.

1166, William, Earl of Ferrers, Earl of Derby, returned his carta showing that the earl his father had enfeoffed Geoffrey le Sauvage of ½ fee. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, P101, P188. [William held a total of 79 knights fees.]

1166, William de Ferrieres of Derby, held 79 knights’ fees in England and Wales. (S) War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, Given-Wilson, 2008, P15. [Assessed on the aid of marrying the King’s daughter.]

~1167, Notification by William, Comes de Ferrariis, of the sale by Ralph de Seile, to Ralph de Gresele, fil. Willelmi, for thirteen marks of silver, of his mill of Seal and four virgates of demesne land.

~1170, Charter of William earl Ferrars (de Ferrariis) addressed to all his men and friends, clerk and lay, French and English. (S) Calendar of Documents Preserved in France, 1899.

4/1173, Earl William supported “young” Henry as heir to the throne.

By 1173, Goda died.

[––William & Sybil––]

1174, William married Sybil.

6/1174, William sacked and burned Nottingham.

7/31/1174, William submitted to the King, then imprisoned at Caen, Normandy. His Tubury Castle was demolished.

Aft. 1183, William rebelled [unsuccessfully] against King Henry II and his son Richard.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.

1189, William lost his honors and estates; mostly conferred upon King Richard’s brother Prince John [who restored the estates to William’s son William once he became King.]

1190, William departed with King Richard on the 3rd Crusade.

7/1190, The English and French armies met at Lyons; where they learned that the German Emperor, leading his forces to the crusade, had died in an accident.

1191, King Richard captured the city of Messina, Sicily, after they had refused to let the English ships land.

6/5/1191, King Richard set sail for Acre. [The French forces were already besieging the city].

1191, William killed at the seige of Acre; buried in Normandy.


Aft. 2/5/1228, Sybil, countess of Ferrers, died in England.

(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.

Children of William and Goda:

i. Hugh de Ferrers, born ? in England.

Hugh married Margery de Say, heiress & d/o 19989856. Hugh de Say & 19989857. Mabel Marmion.

By 8/1204, Hugh died. (S) FRsHIII.

ii. Isabel de Ferrers (19989729), born ~1172 in England.

Children of William and Sybil:

i. William de Ferrers (19989504), born ~1175 in England.

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