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Ferrers of Groby, Baron (E, 1299 - forfeited 1554)

 

Creation: writ sum. 29 Dec 1299

 

Extinct: 23 Feb 1553/4

 

Family name: Ferrers later Grey

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Arms:

Gules seven Mascles voided Or

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William [de Ferrers], 1st Baron Ferrers of Groby

only son and heir of Sir William de Ferrers, of Groby, co. Leicester, Newbottle, co. Northampton, Woodham Ferris, Stebbing and Fairsted, co. Essex, and Bolton-le-Moors, co. Lancaster (by his first wife Anne le Despencer, dau. of Sir Hugh le Despencer, of Ryhall, co. Rutland, Loughborough, co. Leicester, Parlington, co. York, etc., Justiciar of England), 2nd son by his second wife of William [de Ferrers], 5th Earl of Derby

born

30 Jan 1271/2

mar.

Ellen de Segrave (d. after 9 Feb 1316/7), dau. of John [de Segrave], 2nd Baron Segrave, by his wife Christine de Plessy, dau. of Sir Hugh de Plessy, of Hooknorton and Kidlington, co. Oxford

children

1. Henry de Ferrers, later 2nd Baron Ferrers of Groby

2. Thomas de Ferrers

1. Anne de Ferrers, mar. Sir Edward le Despencer, of Buckland, co. Buckingham, Eyworth, co. Bedford, West Winterslow, co. Wiltshire, Essendine, co. Rutland, etc., 2nd son of Hugh [le Despencer], 1st and de jure 2nd Baron le Despencer, by his wife Lady Eleanor de Clare, sister and cohrss. of Gilbert [de Clare], 7th Earl of Gloucester, and 1st dau. of Gilbert [de Clare], 6th Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife the Princess Joan, 2nd surv. dau. by his first wife of King Edward I, and had issue

died

20 Mar 1324/5

created

by writ of summons 29 Dec 1299 Baron Ferrers of Groby

suc. by

son

note

 

Henry [de Ferrers], 2nd Baron Ferrers of Groby

born

c. 1302

mar.

bef. 20 Feb 1330/1 Isabel de Verdun (b. 21 Mar 1316/7; d. 25 Jul 1349), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Theobald [de Verdun], 2nd and 1st Baron Verdun, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth de Burgh (b. 16 Sep 1295; widow of John de Burgh, 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Richard [de Burgh], 2nd Earl of Ulster; mar. (3) shortly bef. 3 May 1317 Roger [Damory], 1st Baron Damory; d. 4 Nov 1360), sister and cohrss. of Gilbert [de Clare], 7th Earl of Gloucester, and 3rd dau. of Gilbert [de Clare], 6th Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife the Princess Joan, 2nd surv. dau. by his first wife of King Edward I

children

1. William de Ferrers, later 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby

2. Ralph de Ferrers, mar. Joan Harcourt, widow of Sir William Harcourt, of Bosworth, co. Leicester, and dau. of Richard [Grey], 2nd Baron Grey of Codnor, by his wife Joan FitzPayn, dau. of Robert [FitzPayn], 1st Baron FitzPayn

1. Philippe de Ferrers (d. bef. 10 Aug 1384), mar. bef. 1353 Sir Guy de Beauchamp (dspm. and vp. 28 Apr 1360), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [de Beauchamp], 11th Earl of Warwick, by his wife Lady Catherine de Mortimer, 1st dau. of Roger [de Mortimer], 1st Earl of March, and had issue

2. Elizabeth de Ferrers (d. 22 or 23 Oct 1375; bur. at Ashford, co. Kent), mar. (1) betw. 24 Sep 1342 and 1361 David [Strabolgi], 12th or 3rd Earl of Athol, and (2) John Malewayn, and had issue by her first husband

died

15 Sep 1343 (bur. in Ulverscroft Priory)

suc. by

son

note

 

William [de Ferrers], 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby

born

28 Feb 1332/3

mar. (1)

bef. 25 Apr 1344 Lady Margaret de Ufford, sister and cohrss. in her issue of William [de Ufford], 2nd Earl of Suffolk, and 3rd dau. of Robert [de Ufford], 1st Earl of Suffolk, by his wife Margaret de Norwich, great-aunt and hrss. in her issue of Sir John de Norwich, of Sculthorpe, co. Norfolk, and Bramfield and Mellis, co. Suffolk, and dau. of Sir Walter de Norwich, of Sculthorpe, co. Norfolk, and Bramfield and Mellis, co. Suffolk, Treasurer and Chief Baron of the Exchequer

children by first wife

1. Henry de Ferrers, later 4th Baron Ferrers of Groby

1. Ann de Ferrers, a nun at the Convent of Minoresses-without, Aldgate

2. Margaret de Ferrers (d. 22 Jan 1406/7), mar. bef. Apr 1381 Thomas [de Beauchamp], 12th Earl of Warwick, and had issue

mar. (2)

bef. 25 May 1368 Margaret de Umfraville (widow of Sir Robert de Umfraville, of Pallethorp and Hessle, co. York, and Stallingborough, co. Lincoln, styled Lord Umfraville (dvp. and sp.), 1st son and heir ap. of Gilbert [de Umfraville], 10th Earl of Angus later 3rd Baron Kyme; dsp. 2 Sep 1375; bur. in the Church of the Friars Preacher, Chelmsford, co. Essex), 1st dau. of Henry [de Percy], 2nd Baron Percy, by his wife Idoine de Clifford, only dau. of Robert [de Clifford], 1st Baron Clifford

died

8 Jan 1370/1

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Henry [de Ferrers], 4th Baron Ferrers of Groby

born

16 Feb 1355/6

mar.

bef. 27 Apr 1371 Joan de Hoo (d. 30 May 1394), dau. of Sir Thomas de Hoo, of Luton Hoo and Stopsley, co. Bedford, by his wife Isabel de St Leger, dau. and hrss. of Sir John de St Leger, of Offley, co. Hertford

children

1. William de Ferrers, later 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby

died

3 Feb 1387/8

suc. by

son

note

 

William [de Ferrers], 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby

born

25 Apr 1372

mar. (1)

after 10 Oct 1388 Philippa de Clifford (d. after 4 Jul 1405), 3rd dau. of Roger [de Clifford], 5th Baron Clifford, by his wife Lady Maud de Beauchamp, 1st dau. of Thomas [de Beauchamp], 11th Earl of Warwick

children by first wife

1. Sir Henry Ferrers, mar. shortly bef. 13 Jul 1416 Lady Isabel de Mowbray (mar. (2) c. 1423 as his second wife James [Berkeley], 1st Baron Berkeley; d. 23 Sep 1452; bur. in the Church of the Grey Friars, Gloucester, co. Gloucester), 2nd dau. and cohrss. in her issue of Thomas [de Mowbray], 1st Duke of Norfolk, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth FitzAlan, sister and cohrss. of Thomas [FitzAlan], 12th or 5th Earl of Arundel, and 1st dau. by his first wife of Richard [FitzAlan], 11th or 4th Earl of Arundel, and had issue:

1a. Elizabeth Ferrers, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Groby

2. Sir Thomas Ferrers, of Tamworth Castle, co. Warwick (d. 6 Jan 1458/9), mar. Elizabeth de Frevile, sister and cohrss. of Sir Baldwin de Frevile, of Tamworth Castle, co. Warwick, and had issue:

1a. Sir Thomas Ferrers, of Tamworth Castle, co. Warwick (d. 22 Aug 1498), mar. c. 1468 Anne Hastings, sister of William [Hastings], 1st Baron Hastings of Hastings, and 1st dau. of Sir Leonard Hastings, of Kirby, co. Leicester, and Burton Hastings, co. Warwick, by his wife Alice de Camoys, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Thomas [de Camoys], 1st Baron Camoys, and was ancestor of the family of Ferrers of Tamworth Castle, co. Warwick

2a. Sir Henry Ferrers, mar. Margaret Heckstall, dau. of William Heckstall, of Heckstall, co. Leicester, and had issue:

1b. Sir Edward Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, Sheriff of Warwickshire (b. bef. 1468; d. 1535), mar. 1497 Constance Brome (d. 30 Sep 1551), only child and hrss. of Nicholas Brome, of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick, and was ancestor of the family of Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton, co. Warwick

2b. Richard Ferrers

1b. Elizabeth Ferrers, mar. James Clarke, of Fordhall

3. John Ferrers

4. Edmund Ferrers, of St Albans

1. Margaret Ferrers (d. 16 Jan 1451/2), mar. (1) 1427 as his second wife Richard [Grey], 6th Baron Grey of Wilton, and (2) bef. 14 Feb 1445/6 Thomas [Grey], 1st Baron Richemount Grey, and had issue by her first husband

2. Elizabeth Ferrers (d. 1460), mar. c. 1412 Sir William Colepeper, of Aylesford, co. Kent (d. 20 Jul 1457), and had issue

mar. (2)

Lady Margaret de Montagu, 3rd dau. of John [de Montagu], 3rd Earl of Salisbury, by his wife Maud Buxhall, widow of (1) John Aubrey and (2) Sir Alan Buxhall, and dau. of Sir Adam Francis MP, Mayor of London 1352-54

mar. (3)

bef. 26 Oct 1416 Elizabeth de Standisshe (widow of (1) John de Wrottesley, of Wrottesley, co. Stafford, and (2) Sir William Botiller, of Warrington and Layton, co. Lancaster, and Cropwell Butler, co. Nottingham; d. Feb 1441/2), dau. of Sir Robert de Standisshe, of Ulnes-Walton, co. Lancaster, by his wife Iseude .....

died

18 May 1445

suc. by

grand-daughter

note

 

Elizabeth Ferrers later Grey, suo jure Baroness Ferrers of Groby

born

c. 1419

mar. (1)

Sir Edward Grey, sum. to Parliament jure uxoris 14 Dec 1446 as Baron Ferrers of Groby, suc. his mother as de jure 6th Baron Astley 3 Sep or 12 Nov 1448 (b. c. 1415; d. 18 Dec 1457), eldest son of Reynold [Grey], 3rd Baron Grey of Ruthin, by his second wife Joan Raleigh, de jure suo jure Baroness Astley, widow of Thomas Raleigh, of Farnborough, co. Warwick, and only child and hrss. of William [de Astley], 4th Baron Astley

children by first husband

1. Sir John Grey, a supporter of the House of Lancaster, killed at the second Battle of St Alban's (b. c. 1432; dvm. 17 Feb 1460/1), mar. c. 1452 Lady Elizabeth Wydville (b. c. 1437; mar. (2) 1 May 1464 King Edward IV; d. 8 Jun 1492), sister and cohrss. of Richard [Wydville], 3rd Earl Rivers, and 1st dau. of Richard [Wydville], 1st Earl Rivers, by his wife Jacquetta of Luxembourg, widow of John [Plantagenet], 1st Duke of Bedford, and dau. of Peter of Luxembourg, Count of St Pol, and had issue:

1a. Sir Thomas Grey, later 1st Earl of Huntingdon later 1st Marquess of Dorset later 7th Baron Ferrers of Groby

2a. Sir Richard Grey (beheaded 1483)

2. Edward Grey, later 1st Viscount L'Isle

3. Reynold Grey, killed at the Battle of Wakefield (d. 31 Dec 1460)

1. Anne Grey, mar. Sir Edward Hungerford

2. Margaret Grey (dsp.), mar. as his first wife Sir Robert de Greystock (dvp. and spm. 17 Jun 1483), 2nd son of Ralph [de Greystock], 5th Baron Greystock, by his first wife Elizabeth FitzHugh, 1st dau. of William [FitzHugh], 4th Baron FitzHugh

mar. (2)

bef. 2 May 1462 Sir John Bourchier (dsp. 1495), 4th son 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, and only dau. of Richard [Plantagenet], 3rd Earl of Cambridge. He mar. (2) bef. 6 Jul 1490 Elizabeth Assheton (widow of (1) John Kerielle, of Stockbury, co. Kent, and (2) Sir Ralph Assheton, of Kingsnorth and Cheriton, co. Kent), dau. of John Chichele, of Wimpole, co. Cambridge, Chamberlain of London, by his wife Margery Knolles, dau. of Thomas Knolles, twice Mayor of London.

died

on or just bef. 23 Jan 1482/3

suc. by

grandson

note

 

Thomas [Grey], 1st Earl of Huntingdon later 1st Marquess of Dorset, KG

created

14 Aug 1471 Earl of Huntingdon (surrendered 1475)

18 Apr 1475 Marquess of Dorset

note

suc. his grandmother as 7th Baron Ferrers of Groby 23 Jan 1482/3

 

The Barony of Ferrers of Groby was held by the Marquesses of Dorset from 23 Jan 1482/3 until 23 Feb 1553/4, when Henry [Grey], 1st Duke of Suffolk, 3rd Marquess of Dorset, 9th Baron Ferrers of Groby, etc., was executed on Tower Hill, having been found guilty of treason, attainted, and all his titles forfeited.  The Barony of Astley, if such existed, would have followed the course of the Barony of Ferrers of Groby from 3 Sep/12 Nov 1448 and being similarly attainted on 23 Feb 1553/4.

 

Last updated 19 Jan 2013

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