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  • Name FERRERS, Robert 
    Birth 1239  Deresby, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Death Apr 1279  Holbrook, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial St. Thomas Priory, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I48249  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
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    Father FERRERS, Earl William ,   b. 1193, Ferrers, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationFerrers, Derbyshire, Englandd. 28 Mar 1254, Evington, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 61 years) 
    Mother DE QUINCY, Lady Margaret ,   b. 1208, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationLincoln, Lincolnshire, Englandd. 30 Mar 1266, Hampstead, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Marriage 1238 
    Family ID F22755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BRUNE, Mary  
    Marriage Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family 2 BOHUN, Eleanor ,   b. 1250, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationHertsfordshire, Englandd. Bef 20 Feb 1314, Saffron Walden, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 64 years) 
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    • See Wikipedia, "Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby".

      Robert Ferrers, Knt, 6th Earl of Derby
      s/o William Ferrers & 2nd wife Margaret Quincy
      b- 1239 - Derby, Derbyshire,England
      m- 1269 - Eleanor Bohun
      d- 1278 - Chartley Holme, Staffordshire, England

      1279 - heir - Eynsbury Ferrers, Huntingdonshire (1/3 moiety) & Grantchester, Cambridgeshire (over Lord) &
      Chinnor, Oxfordshire (2/3 moiety)

      1266- lands forfiet because of his adherance to Simon Montofrt - later restored, because his son John held his lands

      BIO: from
      ROBERT (-before 1160, bur Merevale Abbey). “Robertus comes junior de Ferariis” confirmed donations to Tutbury by “avus meus Henricus…Egenulfus patruus meus…Robertus pater meus”, naming “Nigellus de Albiniaco et Amicia filia avi mei”[200]. He succeeded his father in 1139 as Earl [of Derby]. [Earl of Nottingham]: “Robertus junior comes de Notingham” donated property to Tutbury Priory by charter dated 1141 which names “Hauwisiæ matris meæ”[201]. He founded the abbey of Merevale, Warwickshire, where he was buried[202]. m (before 1139) MARGARET, daughter of [WILLIAM Peveril of Nottingham & his first wife Oddona ---] ([1123/26]-)]. “Robertus comes de Ferrariis” granted property “in Stebbingis…per Margaretam comitissam uxorem meam” to Morice FitzGeoffrey by charter dated “VI Kal Oct IV anno imperii Regis Stephani” (1139)[203]. Her parentage is suggested by the charter of John King of England which names “Willelmo de Ferrariis comiti” as heir to territories of “Willelmi Peverell”[204]. If this parentage is correct, Margaret is unlikely to have been born outside the narrow date range estimated above, which would also indicate that her marriage took place only shortly before the date of this charter.

      ** from Falaise Roll, p 56
      ...probably the Robert who distinguished himself at the battle ofNorthallerton, known as the battle of the Standard.

      ** from Complete Peerage, v 4 p 191+
      Derby. Earldom. II. 1139. Robert (de Ferrieres), Earl of Derby, or Earl of Ferrieres, son and heir. During the reign of King Stephen, he founded the Abbeys of Merevale, co. Warwick, and Darley near Derby, and was the virtual founder of the Priory of Bredon, co. Leicester. He went, or proposed to go, on pilgrimage to Santiago.

      He married Margaret, daughter and heir of William Peveril of Nottingham. He died before 1160, and was buried in Merevale Abbey, wrapped in an oxhide.

      ** from Wikipedia listing for Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby
      Robert II de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby, a younger, but eldest surviving, son of Robert de Ferrers, 1st Earl of Derby and his wife Hawise, succeeded his father as Earl of Derby in 1139 (William, his elder brother, having been murdered in London some time before). He was head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire including an area later known as Duffield Frith.

      Little is known of Robert's life, other than his generosity to the church. In 1148, he established Merevale Abbey in Warwickshire, England, where he requested to be buried in an ox hide. The stone effigies of Robert and his wife, Margaret Peverel, lie in the gatehouse chapel of Merevale Abbey, near the village of Atherstone.[1]
      Margaret Peverel and Robert de Ferrers' effigy in Merevale Abbey

      He founded the Priory of Derby, which later moved to Darley Abbey, and its Abbot was granted many privileges in Duffield Forest and Chase.[1]

      He continued his father's attempts to play a role in the civil war commonly called The Anarchy that arose because of the contesting claims of Empress Matilda and Stephen of England. The family's support for Stephen led to him being awarded the revenues of the Borough of Derby in 1139, though in 1149 Stephen then granted the Borough to the Earl of Chester[2]

      He finally threw in his lot with the future Henry II after Tutbury Castle was besieged in 1153.[3] However when Henry came to the throne in 1154, he withdrew de Ferrers' right to use the title of Earl or to receive the "third penny" on the profits of the county.

      He died in 1162 and was succeeded by his son William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby.

      Bland, W., 1887 Duffield Castle: A lecture at the Temperance Hall, Wirksworth Derbyshire Advertiser
      Turbutt, G., (1999) A History of Derbyshire. Volume 2: Medieval Derbyshire, Cardiff: Merton Priory Press
      Michael Jones, 'Ferrers, Robert de, first Earl Ferrers (d. 1139)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [ accessed 28 Oct 2007]