William DE FERRERS 7th Earl of Derby
(Abt 1240-1287)
(Abt 1248-)
Sir John DE SEGRAVE 2nd Baron Segrave
(Abt 1256-1325)
Christine DE PLESSY
(Abt 1257-After 1331)
William DE FERRERS of Groby, 1st Lord Ferrers
(Abt 1275-After 1316)
Sir Henry DE FERRERS 2nd Baron Ferrers of Groby
(Abt 1294-1343)


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Sir Henry DE FERRERS 2nd Baron Ferrers of Groby 4115,6869,6870,6871

  • Born: Abt 1294, Stebbing, Dunmow, Essex, England 6868,6872
  • Married: Before 20 Feb 1330-1331 4115,6868,6869,6870
  • Died: 15 Sep 1343, Groby Old Hall, Leicestershire, England 6868,6869,6870
  • Buried: Priory of Ulverscroft, Leicestershire, England

   General Notes:


HENRY (DE FERRERS), LORD FERRERS, son and heir, aged 22 and more at his father's death. The King took his homage, and he had livery of his father's lands, 24 April 1325. In September following, he attended the King's son, Edward, Earl of Chester, to France, being in the retinue of Sir Henry de Beaumont. Having accompanied the Earl of Lancaster in his chivauche to Bedford, 11 January 1328/9, his lands were taken into the King's hand on 16 January: they were restored to him, 11 February following, and the King, with the assent of Parliament, remitted the recognizance in £5,000, which he had made to pay for his pardon, 14 December 1330. He was summoned to accompany the King to Ireland, with as great a force as he could muster, 28 January 1331/2, and (the expedition having been postponed) 12 July 1332. He was one of the "Disinherited" who took part in Edward de Balliol's invasion of Scotland in August 1332. On 3 February 1332/3 he was appointed Keeper of the Channel Islands, at a rent of £500 a year, for three years from the following Easter, but on 3 March 1333/4 he and William de Mountagu were appointed joint Keepers for five years from the following Easter, at a rent of 500 marks a year. He was Keeper of Berwick-on-Tweed in 1335, and was on the King's service in Scotland in June 1336. Justice of co. Chester, 10, 11, 14, 15, and 16 Edw. Ill. The King promised him 400 marks a year, in tail male, in consideration of his constant attendance, and he was Chamberlain to the King, March 1336/7 till November 1340, in that capacity attending him to Flanders, 16 July 1338 returning with him, 21 February 1339/40, and again, 22 June 1340, till his return, 30 November following. He was one of those appointed, 4 January 1338/9, and again, 15 November 1339, to treat with the Count of Flanders. On 7 February 1337/8 the King granted him the hundred of Bradford, Salop, in tail male: on 10 February following he received a general pardon for all offences, including the capture of Roger de Mortemer, late Earl of March. In Oct. 1341 he was setting out for Brittany. He was summoned for Military Service from 27 March 1335 to 4 December 1341 to councils from 5 June 1330 to 20 November 1342 and to Parliament from 25 January 1329/30 to 15 November 1339, by writs directed Henrico de Ferariis. On 16 July 1347 he had livery of the manor of Newport, Essex, his homage being respited, as he was ill and weak.

He married, before 20 February 1330/1, Isabel, 4th daughter and coheir of Sir Theobald DE VERDON, of Alton, co. Stafford [LORD VERDON], by his 2nd wife, Elizabeth, 3rd sister of the whole blood and coheir of Gilbert, EARL OF GLOUCESTER AND HERTFORD, and daughter of Gilbert (DE CLARE), EARL OF GLOUCESTER AND HERTFORD. On 24 October 1331 the King took his fealty, and the Chancellor of Ireland was ordered to give to him and Isabel, his wife, livery of her purparty of her father's lands in that country. The lands of Theobald in England had been partitioned in October 1328, but on the petition of Henry, new extents were ordered, 8 July 1331, and the lands were resumed into the King's hand, 19 February 1331/2, and partitioned in Chancery, Friday after St. Gregory [13 March] following, and Henry and Isabel had livery of her purparty, 26 March 1332. He died at Groby, 15 September 1343, and was buried in the Priory of Ulvescroft. The manors of Stebbing and Woodham, which he and his wife had held jointly at his death, were liberated to her, 20 October, and a moiety of the town of Ludlow, the manor of Stoke-upon-Tern, and the hamlet of Wootton, which were of her inheritance, 8 November 1343. She had livery of the manor of Newport and one-third of the manors of Tettenhall and Groby, which the King had assigned to her in dower 8 and 10 December 1343, of her inheritance in Ireland, 18 October 1344, and of the knights' fees and advowsons of her dower, which also were assigned to her by the King, 26 February 1346/7. She, who was born 21 March 1316/7, at Amesbury, Wilts, and baptised there, died during the pestilence 25 July 1349, aged 32. [Complete Peerage V:344-7, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]


Henry, 2nd Baron Ferrers, of Groby, summoned to parliament from 5 June, 1331, to 20 November, 1342. This nobleman, being actively engaged in the wars of King Edward III, both in Scotland and France, acquired very large territorial possessions by grant from the crown for his services. His lordship m. Isabel, 4th dau. and co-heir of Theobald, 2nd Lord Verdon, and in the 5th Edward III [1332], upon doing homage, had livery of the lands of her inheritance lying in Ireland. Of this marriage there were issue, William, Ralph, Philippa, and Elizabeth. His lordship d. in 1343, and was s. by his son, William Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers, of Groby. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 198, Ferrers, Barons Ferrers, of Groby, co. Leicester] 4115

   Marriage Information:

Henry married Isabel DE VERDUN, daughter of Sir Theobald DE VERDUN 2nd Baron de Verdun, M.P. and Elizabeth DE CLARE Baroness d'Amory, before 20 Feb 1330-1331 4115,6868,6869,6870. (Isabel DE VERDUN was born on 21 Mar 1316-1317 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, England 6868,6869,6870 and died on 25 Jul 1349 in Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex, England (of plague) 6868,6869.)

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