de Ferrers, William 1

Birth Name de Ferrers, William
Gender male
Age at Death 49 years, 11 months, 30 days


# Note:

William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby, rebelled against Henry II and marching at the head of the Leicestershire men (19th Henry II) upon Nottingham, then kept for the king by Reginald de Luci, got possession of the town which he sacked, putting the greater part of the inhabitants to the sword and taking the rest prisoners. He was soon afterwards, however, reduced to submission and obliged to surrender to the crown his castles in Tutbury and Duffield, which were demolished by order of the king. His lordship m. Sibilla, dau. of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny and Brecknock, by whom he had issue. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 196, Ferrers, Earls of Derby]


There is substantial confusion over his name. See The Complete Peerage Vol. 4, p 193 for an account. Personally, I feel there could have been two brothers, William and Robert, Robert being the Earl and when he died at Acre his nephew William [son of his brother William] succeeded, but no documents support this theory! In The Complete Peerage vol. XIV, p. 250 it is suggested that Robert is a fabrication by Vincent, Earl of Ferrieres. [Brian Tompsett, Directory of Royal Genealogical Data,]


Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
Page: 194-6


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1140 Oakham, England   1
Death 1189-12-31 Normandy, France   1

Age: 49y

Burial   Seige of Acre,Jerusalem,Palestine    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father de Ferrers, Robert10901162
Mother Peverel, Margaret1114
    Brother     de Ferrers, Walcheline 1135
    Brother     de Ferrers, Hugo 1138
         de Ferrers, William 1140 1189-12-31
    Brother     de Ferrers, Henry 1144
    Brother     de Ferrers, Ralph 1147
    Brother     de Ferrers, Robert 1150
    Brother     de Ferrers, Thomas 1152


Family of de Ferrers, William and de Braose, Sybil

Married Wife de Braose, Sybil ( * 1149 + 1228-02-05 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1173 Sussex, England Religious Marriage  
Event Note

M: Abt. 1173/1174

Name Birth Date Death Date
de Ferrers, William II11621247-09-22
de Ferrers, Agatha1168
de Ferrers, Isabel Millicent11721252-05-31
de Ferrers, Petronille1198