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William de Ferreres, 3rd Earl of Derby

William de Ferreres, 3rd Earl of Derby[1]

Male Est 1170 - 1247  (~ 77 years)

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  • Name William de Ferreres 
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Derby 
    Born Est 1170 
    Gender Male 
    History William I was the son of Robert de Ferrières, 2nd earl of Derby, and Margaret Peverel. He succeeded his father as earl of Derby in 1162. William and his wife Sibilla de Braose, the daughter of William de Braose, 3rd lord of Bramber, and Bertha of Hereford, had a son William II and a daughter Petronill who would have progeny. William I and his family resided in Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire. He was head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire known as Duffield Frith. He was also a Knight Templar.

    William I was one of the earls who joined the rebellion against King Henry II led by Henry\'s eldest son Henry \'the Younger\', in the Revolt of 1173-1174, sacking the town of Nottingham. William\'s father had supported Stephen of England and, although Henry II had accepted him at court, he had denied the title of earl of Derby to him and his son. In addition, William had a grudge against Henry because he believed he should have inherited the lands of Peverel Castle through his mother. These Henry had previously confiscated in 1155 when William Peverel fell into disfavour.

    With the failure of the revolt, William was taken prisoner by Henry at Northampton on the 31 July 1174, along with the king of Scots and the earls of Chester and Lincoln and a number of William\'s Derbyshire underlings, and they were held at Caen. He was deprived of his castles at Tutbury and Duffield and both were put out of commission. In addition, to defray the costs of the war Henry levied a so called \'Forest Fine\' of 200 marks.

    He seems to have afterwards regained the confidence of Henry, and he showed his fidelity to the next sovereign, Richard I, by accompanying him in his expedition to the Holy Land. William joined the Third Crusade and died at the Siege of Acre before 21 October 1190. His wife survived him and was perhaps living as late as 1228. He was succeeded by his son William II.  [2
    Died 22 Sep 1247 
    Person ID I2884  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2018 

    Father Robert de Ferrieres, 2nd Earl of Derby,   b. Abt 1110,   d. Bef 1160  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Margaret Peverel,   b. 1114, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship putative 
    Married 1135 
    Family ID F1909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sibilla de Braose,   b. 1150,   d. Abt 1227, 77yo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    +1. Petronill (Pernell) de Ferrers,   bur. Stone Priory, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [putative]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Ferrers,_3rd_Earl_of_Derby.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00139188&tree=LEO.