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Ferrers of Chartley, Baron (E, 1299 - abeyant 1855)

 

Creation: let.pat. 6 Feb 1298/9

 

Abeyant: 31 Dec 1855

 

Family name: (de) Ferrers later Devereux later Shirley later Compton later Townshend

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Garter stall plate of Sir Walter Devereux, jure uxoris Baron Ferrers of Chartley

A small and thick quadrangular plate of gilded copper, with the arms, Argent a Fess Gules in chief three

Torteaux, and a silver helm with red mantle and silver lining, and crest on a silver and black torse, a

Talbot's Head Sable ducally gorged Or. The dog's tongue and ear are filled in with red and his teeth gilded.

 

(Plate LXXVII from W H St John Hope: The Stall Plates of the Knights of the Order of the Garter 1348-1485)

 

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John [de Ferrers], 1st Baron Ferrers of Chartley

son and heir of Sir Robert de Ferrers, of Chartley, co. Stafford, Southoe and Keyston, co. Huntingdon, and Bugbrooke, co. Northampton (formerly 6th Earl of Derby), by his second wife Alianore de Bohun, dau. of Sir Humphrey de Bohun, of Kimbolton, co. Huntingdon, and Walden and Debden, co. Essex (by his first wife Alianore de Braose, 4th dau. and cohrss. of Sir William de Braose, Lord of Totnes, Brecon and Radnor), only son and heir ap. by his first wife of Humphrey [de Bohun], 2nd Earl of Hereford and 7th Earl of Essex

born

20 Jun 1271

mar.

betw. 2 Feb 1297/8 and 13 Sep 1300 Hawise de Mortimer (b. 21 Dec 1276; widow of William de Mortimer, of Bridgwater, Milverton and Odcombe, co. Somerset, Crendon, co. Buckingham, etc. (dsp. shortly bef. 30 Jun 1297), 2nd son of Sir Roger de Mortimer, of Wigmore, co. Hereford; mar. (3) Sir John de Bures; d. betw. 24 Jun 1340 and 21 or 22 Dec 1350), dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert de Muscegros, of Stowell, Norton and Charlton, co. Somerset, Kemerton and Boddington, co. Gloucester, and Hampstead and Aldworth, co. Berkshire, by his wife Agnes .....

children

1. John de Ferrers, later 2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley

2. Sir Robert de Ferrers, later 3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley

1. Perronelle de Ferrers (d. after 20 Apr 1331), mar. Richard de Monemuthe, of Rowley Regis (dsp. 20 Oct 1330)

2. Alianore de Ferrers, mar. bef. 21 May 1329 Sir Thomas Lathom, of Lathom (d. 17 Sep 1370)

died

c. Aug 1312 from poisoning while serving in Gascony

created

by writ of summons 6 Feb 1298/9 Baron Ferrers

suc. by

son

note

 

John [de Ferrers], 2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley

born

died

s.p. before 23 Jul 1324

suc. by

brother

note

 

Robert [de Ferrers], 3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley

born

25 Mar 1309

mar. (1)

betw. 21 Nov 1324 and 20 Oct 1330 Margaret ..... (d. after Aug 1331)

children by first wife

1. Sir John de Ferrers, later 4th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

mar. (2)

Joan de la Mote (d. 29 Jun 1375), of Willisham, co .Suffolk, and St Pancras, co. Middlesex

children

2. Sir Robert de Ferrers, later 1st Baron Ferrers of Wemme

died

2 Aug 1350

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

John [de Ferrers], 4th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

born

on or about 10 Aug 1331

mar.

after 19 Oct 1349 Lady Elizabeth Stafford (widow of Fulk [Lestrange], 3rd Baron Strange of Blackmere; mar. (3) as his first wife Reynold [de Cobham], 2nd Baron Cobham of Sterborough; d. 7 Aug 1375), 3rd dau. of Ralph [de Stafford], 1st Earl of Stafford, by his second wife Lady Margaret de Audley, suo jure Baroness Audley, only dau. and hrss. of Hugh [de Audley], 1st Earl of Gloucester, by his wife Lady Margaret de Gaveston, widow of Piers [de Gaveston], 1st Earl of Cornwall, and 2nd dau. of Gilbert [de Clare], 6th Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife the Princess Joan "of Acre", 5th dau. by his first wife of King Edward I

children

1. Sir Robert Ferrers, later 5th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

died

3 Apr 1367 at the Battle of Najera

suc. by

son

note

 

Robert [Ferrers], 5th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

born

31 Oct 1357 or 1359

mar. (1)

after 16 Sep 1376 Elizabeth ..... (d. after Jan 1378/9)

mar. (2)

Margaret la Despencer (d. 3 Nov 1415; bur. in Merevale Abbey), 4th dau. of Edward [le Despencer], 1st and de jure 3rd and 4th Baron le Despencer, by his wife Elizabeth de Burghersh, suo jure Baroness Burghersh, only dau. and hrss. of Bartholomew [de Burghersh], 2nd Baron Burghersh

children by second wife

1. Sir Edmund Ferrers, later 6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

2. Thomas Ferrers (d. after Apr 1416)

3. Edward Ferrers (d. betw. 30 Sep 1415 and 6 Feb 1415/6; bur. in the Church of St Martin, Harfleur, France)

1. Philippa Ferrers (bur. at Green's Norton, co. Warwick), mar. Sir Thomas Green, of Boughton and Green's Norton, co. Northampton (b. 10 Feb 1399/1400; d. 18 Jan 1461/2; bur. at Green's Norton, co. Warwick), and had issue

died

12 or 13 Mar 1412/3 (bur. in Merevale Abbey)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

 

Edmund [Ferrers], 6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

born

c. 1386

mar.

Ellen Roche, Lady of Castle Bromwich (mar. (2) bef. 3 May 1438 as his first wife Sir Philip Chetwynd, of Ingestre, co. Stafford, and Grendon, co. Warwick; d. 4 Nov 1440), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Thomas Roche, of Castle Bromwich, co. Warwick, by his wife Elizabeth Birmingham, dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Birmingham, and niece and hrss. of Sir John Birmingham, of Birmingham, co. Warwick, Kingston Bagpuize, co. Berkshire, etc.

children

1. Sir William Ferrers, later 7th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

2. Edmund Ferrers, of Taynton (b. c. 1429), mar., and had issue:

1a. Martin Ferrers, of Taynton (dsp. 22 Aug 1484)

2a. Father Henry Ferrers, of Taynton (d. 12 Apr 1486)

3a. Richard Ferrers, of Taynton (d. 20 Sep 1494), mar. Elizabeth ..... (d. after 28 Oct 1496), and had issue:

1b. Elizabeth Ferrers (b. c. 1494)

3. Henry Ferrers (d. after 25 Nov 1439)

4. Richard Ferrers (d. after 25 Nov 1439)

5. Edward Ferrers (d. after 25 Nov 1439)

1. Joan Ferrers, mar. c. 29 Oct 1431 as his first wife John [de Clinton], 5th Baron Clinton, and had issue

died

17 Dec 1435

suc. by

son

note

 

William [Ferrers], 7th Baron Ferrers of Chartley

born

c. 1412

mar.

Elizabeth Bealknap (d. 28 May 1471), dau. of Hamon Bealknap, of Seintlynge in St Mary Cray, co. Kent, Knell, co. Sussex, etc., by his wife John Boteler, 2nd dau. and in her issue cohrss. of Sir Thomas Boteler, of Sudeley, co. Gloucester

only child

1. Anne Ferrers, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley

died

s.p.m. 9 Jun 1450

suc. by

daughter

note

 

Anne Ferrers later Devereux, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley

born

Dec 1428

mar.

bef. 26 Nov 1446 as his first wife Sir Walter Devereux KG, of Weobley and Bodenham, co. Hereford, Branston, Cottesbach and Newbold Verdon, co. Leicester, Market Rasen, co. Lincoln, etc., Knight of the Shire for Herefordshire 1460, knighted after the Battle of Towton 1461, granted many forfeited Lancastrian properties and raised to the rank of a Baron 20 Feb 1461/2, Constable of Aberystwyth Castle 1463, Sheriff of Carnarvonshire 1479, Knight of the Garter 1472, attainted of high treason after his death and all his property was forfeited to the Crown (mar. (2) Jane ..... (mar. (2) Thomas Vaughan, (3) Sir Edward Blount, of Sodington, co. Worcester, and (4) Thomas Poyntz (d. after 9 Nov 1512); k. at the Battle of Bosworth 22 Aug 1485), son and heir of Sir Walter Devereux, of the same, by his wife Elizabeth Merbury, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Merbury, Chief Justice in South Wales

children

1. Sir John Devereux, later 9th/2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley

2. Sir Richard Devereux

3. Sir Thomas Devereux

1. Elizabeth Devereux, mar. (1) Sir Richard Corbet, of Morton Corbet, and (2) Sir Thomas Leighton MP, of Wattlesborough, co. Shropshire, and had issue by her second husband

2. Sybil Devereux, mar. Sir James Baskerville

died

9 Jan 1468/9

suc. by

son

note

 

John [Devereux], 9th/2nd Baron Ferrers of Chartley

born

c. 1464

mar.

Lady Cicely Bourchier (dvp. betw. 9 Feb 1492/3 and 9 Jun 1493; bur. in the Church of St Michael Paternoster Row (Whitington College), London), sister of Henry [Bourchier], 2nd Earl of Essex, and only dau. of Sir William Bourchier, styled Viscount Bourchier (by his wife Lady Anne Wydville, 2nd dau. and cohrss. in her issue of Richard [Wydville], 1st Earl Rivers), 1st son and heir ap. of Henry [Bourchier], 1st Earl of Essex, by his wife and second cousin Lady Isabel Gray, widow of Sir Thomas Grey, of Heton, co. Northumberland, only dau. of Richard [Plantagenet], 3rd Earl of Cambridge (by his wife and first cousin twice removed Lady Anne de Mortimer, suo jure Countess of March and Ulster, sister and event. sole hrss. of Edmund [de Mortimer], 5th Earl of March, and 1st dau. of Roger [de Mortimer], 4th Earl of March (by his wife Lady Eleanor de Holand, 1st dau. of Thomas [de Holand], 2nd or 5th Earl of Kent), 1st son and heir of Edmund [de Mortimer], 3rd Earl of March, by his wife Lady Philippa Plantagenet, suo jure Countess of Ulster, only child of Lionel "of Antwerp", 1st Duke of Clarence (by his first wife and third cousin Lady Elizabeth de Burgh, suo jure Countess of Ulster, only child of William [de Burgh], 3rd Earl of Ulster, by his wife Lady Matilda Plantagenet, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Henry [Plantagenet], 3rd Earl of Lancaster), 3rd son of King Edward III), 2nd son of Edmund "of Langley, 1st Duke of York (by his first wife Isabella of Castile, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Peter I, King of Castile, by his wife Maria Garcias de Padilla, dau. of John Garcias de Padilla), 5th son of King Edward III

children

1. Walter Devereux, later 10th/3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley later 1st Viscount Hereford

1. Anne Devereux, mar. Sir David Owen, of Midhurst, co. Sussex

died

3 or 7 May 1501

suc. by

son

note

 

Walter [Devereux], 10th/3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley later 1st Viscount Hereford

created

2 Feb 1549/50 Viscount Hereford

 

The Barony of Ferrers of Chartley was held by the Viscounts Hereford from 2 Feb 1549/50. The 2nd Viscount Hereford was created Earl of Essex on 4 May 1572. On the death of the 3rd Earl of Essex, 13th/6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, etc., on 14 Sep 1646 the Baronies of Ferrers of Chartley, de Ferrers and Bourchier fell into abeyance between his two sisters, Lady Frances Seymour, wife of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset, and Lady Dorothy Shirley, wife of Sir Henry Shirley, 2nd Bt.;  the Barony of Ferrers of Chartley was called out of abeyance in 1677 in favour of Sir Robert Shirley, 7th Bt., later Robert [Shirley], 1st Earl Ferrers,

 

Robert [Shirley], 14th/7th Baron Ferrers of Chartley later 1st Earl Ferrers

created

3 Sep 1711 Viscount Tamworth and Earl Ferrers

 

The Barony of Ferrers of Chartley was held by the 1st Earl Ferrers from 3 Sep 1711 until his death on 25 Dec 1717, when the Earldom of Ferrers passed to his second son, and the Barony of Ferrers of Chartley passed to his grand-daughter, the only surviving child of his deceased first son,

 

Hon Elizabeth Shirley later Compton, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley

sister and heiress of Hon Robert Shirley, styled Viscount Tamworth, of Tamworth Castle, co. Stafford, and only dau. of Hon Robert Shirley (by his wife Anne Ferrers, dau. and sole hrss. of Sir Humphrey Ferrers, of Tamworth Castle, co. Stafford) ,1st son and heir ap. of Robert [Shirley], 1st Earl Ferrers

born

19 Aug 1694

mar.

3 May 1715/6 James [Compton], 6th Baron Compton later 5th Earl of Northampton

children

1. Hon James Compton, styled Lord Compton (b. 6 Jul 1723; dvp. 28 Nov 1739)

1. Lady Jane Compton (dvp. 8 May 1749)

2. Lady Anne Compton (dvp. 13 Mar 1746/7)

3. Lady Charlotte Compton, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley and Baroness Compton

died

13 Mar 1740/1 (bur. at Compton, co. Warwick)

note

 

On the death of Baroness Ferrers of Chartley the Barony fell into abeyance between her surviving daughters and co-heiresses. On the death of Lady Jane Compton on 8 May 1749, the only surviving daughter, Lady Charlotte Compton, became sole heir to her mother and consequently entitled to the Barony (on the death of her father on 3 Oct 1754 she also became suo jure Baroness Compton):

 

Lady Charlotte Compton later Townshend, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Chartley and Baroness Compton

born

mar.

19 Dec 1751 as his first wife George [Townshend], 1st Marquess Townshend

children

1. Lord George Townshend, later 17th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Leicester later 2nd Marquess Townshend

2. Rt Hon Lord John Townshend MP, of Ball's Park. co. Hertford (b. 19 Jan 1757;  d. 25 Feb 1833), mar. 10 Apr 1787 Georgiana Anne Poyntz (d. 4 May 1851), dau. of William Poyntz, of Midgham, co. Berkshire, and had issue:

1a. Charles Fox Townshend (b. 28 Jun 1795;  d. 2 Apr 1817)

2a. John Townshend, later 4th Marquess Townshend

3a. Rev Lord George Osborne Townshend, granted the rank and style of a younger son of a Marquess (b. 13 Nov 1801;  d. 7 Sep 1876), mar. 1839 Jessie Victoria MacKellar (d. 16 Apr 1897), 2nd dau. of Vice Adm John MacKellar, and had issue

1a. Lady Audrey Harriet Townshend, granted the rank and style of a daughter of a Marquess (d. 24 Mar 1876), mar. 11 Oct 1826 Rev Robert Ridsdale, Prebendary of Chichester (d. 1876)

2a. Lady Elizabeth Frances Townshend, granted the rank and style of a daughter of a Marquess (d. 10 Apr 1862), mar. 20 Oct 1813 Adm Sir Augustus Clifford, 1st Bt., CB, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod (d. 6 Feb 1877), and had issue

3a. Lady Jane Townshend, granted the rank and style of a daughter of a Marquess (d. 7 Mar 1878), mar. 6 Nov 1824 John Hildyard (d. 1855)

3. Rev Lord Frederick Patrick Townshend (b. 30 Dec 1767; d. 18 Jan 1836)

4. Lord Charles Patrick Thomas Townshend (dvp. 27 May 1796)

1. Hon Charlotte Townshend (dvp. young)

2. Hon Caroline Townshend (dvp. young)

3. Hon Frances Townshend (dvp. young)

4. Lady Elizabeth Townshend (d. 21 Mar 1811), mar. 7 May 1790 Gen William Loftus, Lieutenant of the Tower of London, and had issue

died

14 Sep 1770 (bur. at Raynham, co. Norfolk

suc. by

son

note

 

George [Townshend], 17th/10th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton later 1st Earl of Leicester later 2nd Marquess Townshend, PC

born

18 Apr 1755

mar.

24 Dec 1777 Charlotte Mainwaring-Ellerker (d. 2 Feb 1802), dau. of Eaton Mainwaring later Mainwaring-Ellerker, of Risby Park, co. York, by his wife Barbara Dixon, sister and hrss. of Abraham Dixon, of Belford, co. Northumberland

children:

1. Lord George Ferrers Townshend, later 3rd Marquess Townshend

2. Lord Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend (b. 16 Sep 1785;  dsp. 5 Nov 1853), mar. 24 Mar 1812 his cousin Charlotte Loftus (d. 21 Mar 1866), 1st dau. of Gen William Loftus by his wife Lady Elizabeth Townshend, only dau. by his first wife of George [Townshend], 1st Marquess Townshend

1. Lady Charlotte Barbara Townshend (dsp. 3 Oct 1807), mar. 6 Apr 1805 Lt Col Hon Cecil Bisshopp MP (dvp. 11 Jul 1813), 1st son and heir ap. of Cecil [Bisshopp], 12th Baron Zouche of Haryngworth

2. Lady Harriet Anne Townshend (d. 1 Jun 1845), mar. 11 Mar 1813 Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick (d. 11 Aug 1830), and had issue

3. Lady Elizabeth Townshend  (d. 18 Dec 1868), mar. 5 Aug 1815 Joseph Moore Boultbec, of Springfield House, co. Warwick (d. 24 May 1860), and had issue

died

27 Jul 1811

created

v.p. 18 May 1784 Earl of Leicester

suc. by

son

note

suc. his grandmother 14 Sep 1770 as 17th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 8th Baron Compton; summ. to Parliament by writ 25 Apr 1774 as Baron Ferrers; Capt of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1782-83 and 1783-90; Privy Councillor 1782; Trustee of the British Museum 1787-1811l Master of the Mint 1790-94; Joint Postmaster-General 1794-99; Lord Steward of the Household 1799-1802; High Steward of Tamworth 1807-11

 

George Ferrers [Townshend], 18th/11th Baron Ferrers of Chartley and 9th Baron Compton, 3rd Marquess Townshend, etc.

born

13 Dec 1778

mar.

12 May 1807 Sarah Dunn-Gardner (mar. (2) 10 Jan 1856 James Laidler, of Fenton, co. Northumberland;  dspl. 11 Sep 1858), dau. and hrss. of William Dunn later Dunn-Gardner, of Chatteris House, in the Isle of Ely, and Fordham Abbey, co. Cambridge, by his wife Jane Gardner, dau. and hrss. of John Gardner, of Chatteris House, in the Isle of Ely

died

s.p. 31 Dec 1855

suc. by

cousin in the Marquessate of Townshend

note

 

On the death of the 3rd Marquess Townshend the Marquessate of Townshend passed to his cousin, the Earldom of Leicester became extinct and the Baronies of Ferrers of Chartley and Compton fell into abeyance between (1) his nephew Marmion Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, son and heir of Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, by his wife Lady Harriet Anne Townshend, his 2nd sister, who had died in 1845;  and (2) his 3rd sister, Lady Elizabeth Margaret Boultbec, wife of Joseph Moore Boultbec, of Springfield Park, co. Warwick (his 1st sister, Lady Charlotte Barbara Bisshopp, wife of Lt Col Hon Cecil Bisshopp, had died s.p. in 1807). These two baronies continue to be in abeyance and are unlikely to be revived.

 

 First written 18 Mar 2012

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