Ancestors of a 21st century British family

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  • ID: I6612
  • Name: Robert Ferrers
  • Suffix: 2nd Earl of Derby
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1118
  • Death: 1142 in Merevale, Warwickshire
  • Note:

    Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby, in the 12th Henry II, upon levying the aid for marrying the king's daughter, certified the knights' fees then in his possession to be in number seventy-nine for which he paid the sum of 68 marks. This nobleman was also a liberal benefactor to the church. His lordship was buried at the Abbey of Meervale, co. Warwick, one of the religious houses which he had founded, wrapped in an ox's hide according to his desire. His lordship m. Margaret, dau. and heiress of William Peverel, of Nottingham, by whom he had issue. He was s. by his son, William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 196, Ferrers, Earls of Derby]
  • _UID: 6F42CBA0DA314004975EC98A9A2EB18FBB94
  • Change Date: 26 SEP 2007

    Father: Robert De Ferrers
    Mother: Hawise De Vitre b: ABT 1069 in Vitre, Brittany, France

    Marriage 1 Margaret Peverall b: ABT 1114
    • Married:
    1. Has Children William or Wakelin Ferrers b: ABT 1136
    2. Has Children Thomas de Ferrers
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