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  • Name FERRERS, Henry 
    Prefix Baron 
    Birth 1303  Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Burial Sep 1343  Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 15 Sep 1343  Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 12 Sep 1932  SLAKE Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Father FERRERS, Baron William de ,   b. 30 Jan 1271, Yoxall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationYoxall, Staffordshire, Englandd. 20 Mar 1325, Groby Old Hall, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years) 
    Mother SEGRAVE, Baroness Ellen de ,   b. 1271, Chacombe, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationChacombe, Northamptonshire, Englandd. 9 Feb 1316, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1297  Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F19712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family VERDON, Isabell Elizabeth ,   b. 21 Mar 1307, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationAmesbury, Wiltshire, Englandd. 25 Jul 1349, Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 42 years) 
    Marriage Abt 20 Feb 1328  Groby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 2 sons and 3 daughters 
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    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 

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    • Henry Ferrers (2nd Baron Ferrers) was the son of William Ferrers (1st Baron Ferrers of Groby) and his wife Ellen.
      Henry Ferrers was active in royal service from early on. By 1325, he was with the Prince of Wales, Edward of Windsor in France, having accompanied Henry Beaumont in his retinue. Events in England were however coming to a head at this time. In 1327, King Edward II was overthrown and forced to abdicate by his wife, Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer, but by the end of the decade their regime had become equally unpopular, and there was increasing baronial opposition to their rule. From at least 1329 then, Henry Ferrers was also in the service of Henry, Earl of Lancaster, a leader of that opposition, and Ferrers provided military assistance at Bedford with him in January that year in the Earl's chevauchée against Isabella and Mortimer. As a result, his lands were confiscated by their regime, but were released back to him in February, and Ferrers was allowed to avoid payment of a £5,000 fine that had been levied on him. Ferrers was partly responsible for the capture and eventual hanging at Tyburn of the Queen's lover, Roger Mortimer, and for this he later received a pardon for any offences committed in the course of this episode.

      Soon after, Ferrers was appointed to the earl's council, for which he received an annuity of £100. Ferrers was also due to take part in the aborted Irish campaign of 1332 (with "as great a force as he could muster"), but he did fight as one of the 'Disinherited', those members of the earl of Lancaster's affinity who had suffered under Mortimer - with Edward Balliol against Scotland later the same year. He was appointed Keeper of the Channel Islands in 1333, and two years later he received the Constableship of Berwick-on-Tweed, prior to a return to military service in Scotland in 1336.

      As both royal councillor and King's Chamberlain, Ferrers played an important role in the Edward III's military campaigns of the 1330s. Not only did he play an active role in the actual fighting, but he was responsible for negotiating alliances (such as that with the Count of Flanders) and loans for the King. In the case of the latter he was often the Ing's personal guarantor. In return, Ferrers was granted various profitable concessions from the wine trade and the right to hold weekly markets and fairs in Groby, Woodham, and Stebbing. In 1337, he received a royal grant of manors in Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, and Essex., which together provided an annual income of £160. He was also promised 460 marks per annum by Edward III in view of Ferrers' almost constant service at this time; in 1431 he once again travelled abroad for the King, this time to Brittany.

      When his father died in 1325, Henry Ferrers was at least twenty-two years of age, and so, on paying his homage to King Edward II, could enter immediately into possession of his inheritance on 24 April that year. By 1331 he had married Isabel de Verdon, who was coheiress to Theobald de Verdon, 1st Baron Verdon (who had died in 1316). This resulted in Henry Ferrers obtaining possession of property, through his wife, in Ireland and throughout the English Midlands, from Gloucestershire and Derbyshire. He also received the reversion of many of his mother-in-law's manors.

      Henry was survived by Isabel, as well as by two sons and two daughters. His heir was William, who would inherit the Groby lordship as third baron (1333 - 1371). William married Margaret de Ufford, daughter of Robert d'Ufford, 1st Earl of Suffolk and Margaret de Norwich.

      - Infant (b. February 1331), whose name and sex is not known, died shortly after birth.
      - Ralph de Ferrers, married Joan de Grey of Codnor.
      - Elizabeth de Ferrers (died 22 October 1375), married firstly David de Strathbogie, 12th Earl of Atholl, by whom she had issue. She married secondly, John Malewayn.
      - Philippa de Ferrers (died 10 August 1384), married Guy de Beauchamp, son of Thomas de Beauchamp, 11th Earl of Warwick and Katherine Mortimer, by whom she had two daughters.

      In July 1342 he was described in the records as being "sick and weak" and his condition seems never to have improved; he died at Groby on 15 September 1343. He was buried at Ulverscroft Priory. His wife survived him by four years; they had had two sons, including William, his heir, and two daughters.

      Information retrieved from Wikipedia - 8 AUG 2018:,_2nd_Baron_Ferrers_of_Groby

      BIO: from Complete Peerage, v 5 p 344+
      Ferrers. Barony by Writ. II. 1325. 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 Apr. 1325. In Sep. 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 Jan. 1328/9, his lands were taken into the King's hand on 16 Jan.; they were restored to him, 11 Feb. followoing, and the King, with the assent of Parliament, remitted the recognizance in L5,000, which he had made to pay for his pardon, 14 Dec. 1330. He was summoned to accompany the King to Ireland, with as great a force as he could muster, 28 Jan. 1331/2, and (the expedition having been postponed) 12 July 1332. He wa one of the "Disinherited" who took part in Edward de Balliol's invasion of Scotland in Aug. 1332. On 3 Feb. 1332/3 he was appointed Keeper of the Channel Islands, at a rent of L500 a year, for three years from the following Easter, but on 3 Mar. 1333/4 he and William de Montague 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-Tweeed 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. III. The King promised him 400 marks a year, in tail male, in consideration of his constant attendance, and he was Chamberlain to the King, Mar. 1336/7 till Nov. 1340, in that capacity attending him to Flanders, 16 July 1338--returning with him, 21 Feb. 1339/40--and again, 22 June 1340, till his return, 30 Nov. following. He was one of those appointed 4 Jan. 1338/9, and again, 15 Nov. 1339, to treat with the Count of Flanders. On 7 Feb. 1337/8 the King granted him the hundred of Bradford, Salop, in tail male; on 10 Feb. following he received a general pardon for all offences, including the capture of Roger de Mortimer, late Earl of March. In Oct. 1341 he was setting out for Brittany. He was summoned for Military Service from 27 Mar. 1335 to 4 Dec. 1341, to Councils from 5 June 1330 to 29 Nov. 1342, and to Parliament from 25 Jan. 1329/30 to 15 Nov. 1338, by
      writs directed Henrico de Ferariis. On 16 July 1342 he had livery of the manor of Newport, Essex, his homage being respited, as he was ill and weak.

      He married, before 20 Feb. 1330/1, Isabel, fourth daughter and coheir of Sir Thobald de Verdon, of Alton, co. Staford (Lord Verdon), by his second wife, Elizabeth, third 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 Oct. 1331 the King took his fealty, and the Chancellor of Ireland was ordered to give to him and Isabel, his wife, livery of her purpartyof her father's lands in that country. The lands of Theobald in England had been
      partitioned in Oct. 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 Feb. 1331/2, and partitioned in Chancery, Friday after St. Gregory (13 Mar.) following, and Henry and Isabel had livery of her purparty, 26 Mar. 1332. He died at Groby, 15 Sep. 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 Oct., and a moiety of the town of Ludlow, the manor of Stoke-upon-Tern, and the hamlet of Wootton, which were of her inheritance, i Nov. 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 Dec. 1343, of her inheritance in Ireland, 18 Oct. 1344, and of the knights fees and advowsons of her dower, which also were assigned to her by the King, 26 Feb. 1346/7. She, who was born 21 Mar. 1316/7, at Amesbury, Wilts, and baptized there, died--during the pestilence--25 July 1349, aged 32.