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William de Ferrers

Male 1333 - 1371  (37 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William de Ferrers was born 28 Feb 1333, Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, England (son of Henry de Ferrers and Isabel de Verdun); died 8 Jan 1371, Stebbing, Essex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 28 Feb 1333, Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, England

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament by writs dated 15 Mar 1354 to 6 Apr 1369. He accompanied the Prince of Wales to Gascony in 1355, and was at the battle of Poitiers in 1356.

    William married Margaret de Ufford Bef 25 Apr 1344. Margaret (daughter of Robert de Ufford and Margaret de Norwich) died Bef 1368. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Margaret Ferrers died 22 Jan 1407; was buried , St. Mary's, Warwick, Warwickshire, England.
    2. Henry de Ferrers was born 16 Feb 1356, Tilty Abbey, Essex, England; died 3 Feb 1388.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Henry de Ferrers was born Abt 1303 (son of William de Ferrers and (Unknown) de Segrave); died 15 Sep 1343, Groby in Ratby, Leicestershire, England; was buried , Ulverscroft Priory, Leicestershire, England.

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament by writ from 25 Jan 1330 to 15 Nov 1338. He was one of the "Disinherited" who took part in the invasion of Scotland by Edward de Balliol in 1332. He was with the king at the battle of Sluys in 1340.

    Henry married Isabel de Verdun Bef 20 Feb 1331. Isabel (daughter of Thebaud de Verdun and Elizabeth de Clare) was born 21 Mar 1317, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England; died 25 Jul 1349. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Isabel de Verdun was born 21 Mar 1317, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England (daughter of Thebaud de Verdun and Elizabeth de Clare); died 25 Jul 1349.

    Notes:

    Given the date of her death and her relative youth at the time, it's likely that she died of the plague.

    Children:
    1. 1. William de Ferrers was born 28 Feb 1333, Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, England; died 8 Jan 1371, Stebbing, Essex, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William de Ferrers was born 30 Jan 1272, Yoxall, Staffordshire, England (son of William de Ferrers and Anne Durward); died 20 Mar 1325.

    Notes:

    He fought at the battle of Falkirk, 22 Jul 1298, and was present at the siege of Caerlaverock Castle in 1300. He was summoned to Parliament by writs, 29 Dec 1299 to 24 Sep 1324.

    William married (Unknown) de Segrave. (Unknown) (daughter of John de Segrave and Christian de Plessets) died Bef 1316. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  (Unknown) de Segrave (daughter of John de Segrave and Christian de Plessets); died Bef 1316.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 9 Feb 1317

    Notes:

    Possibly named Ellen or Margaret.

    Children:
    1. Anne de Ferrers died 8 Aug 1367.
    2. 2. Henry de Ferrers was born Abt 1303; died 15 Sep 1343, Groby in Ratby, Leicestershire, England; was buried , Ulverscroft Priory, Leicestershire, England.

  3. 6.  Thebaud de Verdun was born 8 Sep 1278, of Alton, Staffordshire, England (son of Thebaud de Verdun and Margery de Bohun); died 27 Jul 1316, Alton, Staffordshire, England; was buried , Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire, England.

    Notes:

    Fought at Falkirk. Justiciar of Ireland, 30 Apr 1313 - Jan 1315. He was summoned to Parliament by writs from 29 Dec 1299 to 16 Oct 1315.

    Thebaud married Elizabeth de Clare 4 Feb 1316, near Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Elizabeth (daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Joan of Acre) was born Nov 1295, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales; died 4 Nov 1360. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth de Clare was born Nov 1295, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales (daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Joan of Acre); died 4 Nov 1360.
    Children:
    1. 3. Isabel de Verdun was born 21 Mar 1317, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England; died 25 Jul 1349.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William de Ferrers was born Abt 1240, of Groby, Leicestershire, England (son of William de Ferrers and Margaret de Quincy); died Bef 20 Dec 1287.

    William married Anne Durward 1270. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Anne Durward (daughter of Alan Durward and Marjory of Scotland).
    Children:
    1. 4. William de Ferrers was born 30 Jan 1272, Yoxall, Staffordshire, England; died 20 Mar 1325.

  3. 10.  John de Segrave was born , of Chacombe, Northamptonshire, England (son of Nicholas de Segrave and Maud de Lucy); died Bef 4 Oct 1325, Aquitaine, France; was buried , Chaucombe Priory, Chaucombe, Northamptonshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1256, of Segrave, Leicestershire, England

    Notes:

    Justice of the Forest beyond Trent; King's Lieutenant (or Keeper) of Scotland.

    "A knight in Aug 1282; served in Wales, 1285, in Ireland, 1287, and in Scotland in 1291 and 1297-1322. He was a principal commander at the victorious battle of Falkirk, 22 July 1298; was at the siege of Caerlaverock, July 1300, being then a knight banneret, and was captured by the Scots following the English defeat at Bannockburn, 24 June 1314 and released following a year of captivity. Appointed Warden of Scotland, 10 Mar 1309 and again, 10 Apr 1310." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    John married Christian de Plessets 1270. Christian (daughter of Hugh de Plessets) died Aft 8 May 1331. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Christian de Plessets (daughter of Hugh de Plessets); died Aft 8 May 1331.

    Notes:

    Also called de Plescy, de Plessy, de Plessis.

    Children:
    1. 5. (Unknown) de Segrave died Bef 1316.
    2. Stephen de Segrave was born Abt 1285, of West Hatch, Wiltshire, England; died Bef 12 Dec 1325, Aquitaine, France; was buried , Chaucombe Priory, Chaucombe, Northamptonshire, England.

  5. 12.  Thebaud de Verdun was born Abt 1248, of Alton, Staffordshire, England (son of John de Verdun and Margaret de Lacy); died 24 Aug 1309, Alton, Staffordshire, England; was buried , Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire, England.

    Notes:

    He was summoned to Parliament by writs from 24 Jun 1295 to 11 Jun 1309. Styled himself constable of Ireland, 1282-84.

    Thebaud married Margery de Bohun Bef 6 Nov 1276. Margery (daughter of Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor de Briouze) died Between 1280 and 1304. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Margery de Bohun (daughter of Humphrey de Bohun and Eleanor de Briouze); died Between 1280 and 1304.
    Children:
    1. 6. Thebaud de Verdun was born 8 Sep 1278, of Alton, Staffordshire, England; died 27 Jul 1316, Alton, Staffordshire, England; was buried , Croxden Abbey, Staffordshire, England.

  7. 14.  Gilbert de Clare was born 2 Sep 1243, Christchurch, Hampshire, England (son of Richard de Clare and Maud de Lacy); died 7 Dec 1295, Monmouth Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales; was buried , Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.

    Notes:

    Called "Red Gilbert" and "The Red Earl". Earl of Gloucester. Earl of Hertford. Steward of St. Edmund's Abbey. Held, among many other manors and lordships, the lordship of Glamorgan, one of the most wealthy holdings in the Welsh Marches. Built Caerphilly Castle.

    A turbulent figure who fought on both sides of the Second Barons' War of 1263-64, first alongside Simon de Montfort at the battle of Lewes (where according to some accounts he personally took Henry III prisoner), and then on the side of the king, commanding one of the royal divisions at the decisive battle of Evesham where de Montfort was killed.

    His subsequent relationships with Henry III and Edward I were complex and fraught. As one of the two or three most powerful non-royal individuals in the realm, he was both a desirable ally and also the very model of the kind of overweening subject that Edward was determined to tame -- and ultimately did.

    As a side note, it is worth noting that while de Clare was still allied to the baronial party, he led the massacre of the Jews at Canterbury, which took place while other rebel leaders were conducting similar massacres in London. Ian Stone writes in "The Rebel Barons of 1264 and the Commune of London," quoted here: "The Dunstable annals report rumours that the Jews of London were preparing to betray the citizens: they had Greek fire to burn the city, copies of the keys to the city gates, and subterranean passages to each gate. Such tales were used to excuse an outbreak of looting and murder. One chronicler says that the Jews were suspected of betraying the barons and citizens, and almost all were killed. Another says that the Jewish quarter was pillaged, and any Jews who were caught were stripped, robbed and murdered. Estimates of the number killed range from 200 to 500, with the remainder forcibly converted or imprisoned (or, looking at it another way, the rest were saved by the justices and the mayor, who sent them to the Tower for protection). The chronicler Wykes, who tended to be less favourable to the baronial party, singled out the baronial leader John fitz John, who was said to have killed the leading Jew, Kok son of Abraham, with his own hands, and seized his treasure. Fitz John was then forced to share the proceeds with Simon de Montfort. It is possible that de Montfort was taking the Jewish treasure, not to enrich himself, but to finance his forces. At the same time, the cash of Italian and French merchants, deposited in religious houses around London, was also seized and taken to the city."

    Gilbert married Joan of Acre May 1290, Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England. Joan (daughter of Edward I, King of England and Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of England) was born 1272, Acre, Palestine; died 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England; was buried , Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Joan of Acre was born 1272, Acre, Palestine (daughter of Edward I, King of England and Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of England); died 23 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England; was buried , Austin Friars, Clare, Suffolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 7 Apr 1307
    • Alternate death: 28 Apr 1307, Clare, Suffolk, England

    Notes:

    Also called Joan of England.

    "The agreement for Joan's marriage to Gilbert de Clare, earl of Hertford and Gloucester, was made in 1283. Gilbert and his first wife, Alice de la Marche, had had only two daughters; this marriage was dissolved in 1285, and a papal dispensation for the marriage to Joan was obtained four years later. Gilbert surrendered all his lands to the king, and they were settled jointly on Gilbert and Joan for their lives, and were then to pass to their children; if however the marriage was childless, the lands were to pass to Joan's children by any later marriage. The wedding took place at Westminster in early May 1290." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Because of this agreement, Joan remained in control of the estates following Gilbert's death in 1295. Her father intended for her to marry Amadeus V of Savoy, but instead she secretly married Ralph de Monthermer, a squire of Earl Gilbert's household whom she had previously persuaded her father to knight. "She is reputed to have said 'It is not ignominious or shameful for a great and powerful earl to marry a poor and weak woman; in the reverse case it is neither reprehensible or difficult for a countess to promote a vigorous young man.'" [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography] Her enraged father slapped de Monthermer into prison and seized all of Joan's lands, but through the mediation of Anthony Bek, Bishop of Durham, father and daughter were reconciled and her estates restored to her. Subsequently the king "became much attached to his new son-in-law, who was summoned to Parliament as Earl of Gloucester and Hertford during the minority of his step-son Gilbert de Clare." [Royal Ancestry] De Monthermer went on to serve in a variety of offices and military roles.

    Notes:

    Royal Ancestry gives the date of their marriage as 23 April 1290; Complete Peerage as 30 April; the ODNB as "early May."

    Children:
    1. Margaret de Clare was born Abt 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales; died 9 Apr 1342; was buried , Queenhithe, London, England.
    2. Eleanor de Clare was born Oct 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales; died 30 Jun 1337.
    3. 7. Elizabeth de Clare was born Nov 1295, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales; died 4 Nov 1360.