Name: William or Wakelin Ferrers
Suffix: 3rd Earl of Derby
Birth: ABT 1136
Death: BEF 21 OCT 1190 in Acre, Holy Land
Cause: Died in siege of Acre
Change Date: 27 MAY 2009
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 V4.p193 for an account. 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 suceeded, but no documents support this theory either.
Wakelin de Ferrers built the hall of Oakham Castle c1180-90 and endowed Brooke Priory.
Father: Robert Ferrers b: ABT 1118
Mother: Margaret Peverall b: ABT 1114
Sybil de Braose b: ABT 1151 in Bramber, Sussex
- William Ferrers b: 1170
- William or Robert FitzWakelyn
- Agatha Ferrers
- Millicent de Ferrers
Goda de Toeni b: 1140 in Eggington, Derbyshire, England
- Robert de Ferrers
- Isabel de Ferrers
Wife of Walkelin de Ferrers
- Gundred de Ferrers
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Author: Jorge H. Castelli