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William de Ferrers

Male - Bef 1190


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  • Name William de Ferrers 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 21 Oct 1190  Acre, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I7588  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 Robert de Ferrers,   d. Bef 1160 
    Mother Margaret Peverel,   b. of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Petronille de Ferrers,   d. Aft 12 May 1237
    +2. William de Ferrers,   d. 22 Sep 1247
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F4973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Earl of Derby.

      "He was one of the adherents of the younger Henry on his rebellion in April 1173, and sacked and burnt Nottingham in May or June 1174. He made his submission to the King at Northampton, 31 July 1174, surrendering his castles of Tutbury and Duffield. The King took him, with other prisoners, to France in August following, and imprisoned them at Caen. [...] He died on Crusade, at the siege of Acre, in Palestine, in 1190, before 21 October. His wife survived him, and was, perhaps, living as late as 5 February 1227/8." [Complete Peerage]

      His wife has long been given as Sybil, a daughter of William de Braose and Bertha of Hereford. But Complete Peerage XIV notes that the charter which was the sole evidence for this was a forgery.

  • 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. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

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