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Henry de Ferrers

Male - Aft 1086


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  • Name Henry de Ferrers 
    Born of Ferrieres St. Hilaire, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1086  of Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate death Between 1088 and 1089  [3
    Buried Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I2270  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Walchelin de Ferrers,   d. Bef 1048, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha 
    Children 
    +1. (Unknown brother of Robert de Ferrers d. 1139)
    +2. Robert de Ferrers,   d. 1139
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earl of Derby. A Domesday commissioner.

      From Complete Peerage IV:190-1:

      Henry de Ferrieres, Sire de Ferrieres and Chambrais in Normandy (d), son of Walkelin de Ferrieres (e). He was a Domesday Commissioner, and held at the date of the Survey some 210 lordships or manors, more than half of which were in co. Derby, but the caput of his honour was at Tutbury, then in the district of Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford. Near Tutbury he founded a priory for Benedictine monks. He married Bertha. He was buried at Tutbury.

      (d) Ferrieres and Chambrais (now Broglie), on the Charantonne, in the chief iron-producing district of Normandy. The workers of iron, in this province, were under the jurisdiction of six barons 'fossiers'; these were the barons of Ferrieres, La Ferte Fresnel, and Chaumont, and the abbots of Lyre, St. Wandrille, and St. Evroul. The barons of Ferrieres were style 'premiers barons fossiers', which shows that the forges they had charge of were esteemed the principal, or most ancient. The popular story that Henry de Ferrieres "received his surname from holding the office of master of the farriers in the invading army" is therefore only the truth--a little distorted. Whether the English branch of the family in the twelth century bore, as the heralds say they did, Sable, six horse-shoes Argent (or the same with the tinctures reversed), or whether they bore any arms at all, is another question.

      (e) This Walkelin was slain in the civil wars which distracted Normandy during the minority of Duke William.

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    3. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.