de Ferrers, Henry 1a

Birth Name de Ferrers, Henry
Gender male
Age at Death 52 years


# Note:

Henry Ferrers, son of Walchelin, assumed the name from Ferriers, a small town of Gastinois, in France, otherwise called Ferrieres, from the iron mines with which that country abounded, and, in allusion to the circumstance, he bore for his arms "six horses' shoes," either from the similitude of his cognomen to the French Ferrier, or because the seigneurie produced iron, so essential to the soldier and cavalier in those rude times when war was esteemed the chief business of life, and the adroit management of the steed, even amongst the nobility, the first of accomplishments. Henry de Ferrers came into England with the Conqueror and obtained a grant of Tutbury Castle, in the county of Stafford. According to Stapleton, he was ancestor of the Oakham house of Ferrers, whose memory is preserved by the horseshoes hanging in the hall of their castle. He m. Bertha -----, and had issue, Robert, his heir; Eugenulph, who d. s. p.; and Walkelin, of Radbourne. [John Burke, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. III, R. Bentley, London, 1834-1838, p. 127, Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton]


The first of this eminent family that settled in England was Henry de Feriers, son of Walcheline de Feriers, a Norman, who obtained from William the Conqueror a grant of Tutbury Castle, co. Stafford, with extensive possessions in other shires, of which 114 manors were in Derbyshire. This person must have been of considerable rank, not only from these enormous grants, but from the circumstances of his being one of the commissioners appointed by the Conqueror to make the great survey of the kingdom. He was the founder of the Cluniac priory at Tutbury which he liberally endowed. By Berta his wife he had issue, Egenulph, d. v. p.; William, d. v. p.; Robert, his successor; Gundred; and Emmeline. [Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 196, Ferrers, Earls of Derby]




Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1036 Ferrieres, Normandy, France   2
Death 1088 Castle Tutbury, Staffordshire, England   2

Age: 52y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father de Ferrers, Walchelin10101089
Mother 1014
         de Ferrers, Henry 1036 1088
    Sister     Ferreres, Gundella 1036
    Brother     de Ferrers, Hugh 1038
    Sister     de Ferrers, Isbel 1040


Family of de Ferrers, Henry and de l' Aigle, Bertha

Married Wife de l' Aigle, Bertha ( * 1040 + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1061 Normandy, France Religious Marriage 2
Name Birth Date Death Date
de Ferrers, Robert10621139
de Ferrers, William1066
de Ferrers, Amice1068
de Ferrers, Emmeline1070
de Ferrieres, Engenulf William1072
de Ferrers, Gundreda1072

Source References

  1. Errol Bevan: @ RootsWeb Ancestries of Errol S. BEVAN and Hollie C. ATKINSON BEVAN to ADAM and EVE including REINHARDT and BLOCKER Cousins and more
      • Source text:

        ID: I6967
        Name: Henry De FERRERS (FERRIERES)
        Surname: FERRERS (FERRIERES)
        Given Name: Henry De
        Sex: M
        Birth: ABT 1036 in Of Ferrieres, Normandy, France
        Death: 1088 in Of Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England
        Burial: Of Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England
        Ancestral File #: 9BF5-8D
        LDS Baptism: 8 Nov 1932
        Endowment: 2 Nov 1933
        Sealing Child: 8 Mar 1967 Temple: SLAKE
        Name Suffix: Sire de Chambrai
        Ancestral File Number: 9BF5-8D
        !Title: SIRE DE CHAMBRAIS.
        -Royal Ancestors- by Michel Call, 1989, chart # 11526.
        Change Date: 3 Apr 2007 at 01:00:00

        Father: Walchelinde De FERRERS b: ABT 1010 in Of Tutbury, Stfrd, England
        Mother: Mrs Walchelin De FERRERS b: ABT 1014 in Of Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England

        Marriage 1 Bertha ROBERTS b: ABT 1040 in Of Gostenois, Normandy, France
        Married: ABT 1061 in Of Normandy, France
        Sealing Spouse: 3 Mar 1967 in SLAKE
        Note: _UID762FB562E111F44A9147B0BCF8DE371552AC
        Robert 1st Earl De FERRERS b: ABT 1062 in Of Derbyshire, England c: in Charterley, Staffordshire, England
        Gundreda De FERRERS b: ABT 1072 in Darley, Derbyshire, England
        William De FERRERS b: 1066 in Of Darley, Derbyshire, England
        Engenulf William de FERRIERES b: ABT 1072 in Of Ferrieres, Normandy, France
        Amicea De FERRERS b: ABT 1068 in Of Darley, Derbyshire, England
        Emmeline De FERRERS b: ABT 1070 in Of Darley, Derbyshire, England

        Name: Family History Library
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA

        Title: Ancestral File (R)
        Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
        Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998


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  2. Errol Bevan: @ RootsWeb Ancestries of Errol S. BEVAN and Hollie C. ATKINSON BEVAN to ADAM and EVE including REINHARDT and BLOCKER Cousins and more