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  • ID: I8155
  • Name: Robert de Ferrers 2nd Earl of Derby 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 02nd Earl of Derby, Robert de Ferrieres
  • Birth: ABT 1118 in Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England 1
  • Burial: Abbey of Merevale, Warwickshire, England
  • Death: BEF 1160 in Duffield, Belper, Derbyshire, England 1 3
  • Name: Robert de Ferrieres 2nd Earl of Derby 3
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF DERBY (II) 1139

    ROBERT [DE FERRIERES], EARL OF DERBY, or EARL OF FERRIERES, son and heir. During the reign of King Stephen, he founded the Abbeys of merevale, co. Warwick, and Darley near Derby, and was the virtual founder of the Priory of Bredon, co. Leicester. He went, or proposed to go, on pilgrimage to Santiago.

    He married Margaret, daughter and heir of William Peverel, of Nottingham. He died before 1160, and was buried in Merevale Abbey, wrapped in an oxhide. [Complete Peerage IV:191-2, XIV:230, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

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    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]




    Marriage 1 Margaret Peverel b: ABT 1114 in England
    • Married: 1135
    Children
    1. Has Children William de Ferrers 3rd Earl of Derby b: ABT 1140 in Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England c: in Of Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Ed Mann, 6 May 1998
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:Appenndix I, 762-5
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:191-2
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