The six children of Margaret de Ferrers

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Margaret was one of the daughters of William de Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby.

She married Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, old enough to be her father.

They had one child, Richard, 13th Earl.

We've got 6 children.  I've left notes on the other 5 suggesting what to do with them.

Other Margaret de Ferrerses are available.
WikiTree profile: Margaret Beauchamp
asked in Genealogy Help by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (435k points)

2 Answers

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I'll defer to your expertise in this area. My only comment is that I see citations noting three children:

Richard, Catherine & Margaret


  1. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 72.
  2.  Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 145-146.
  3. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 298.
  4.  Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 296-297.
  5.  Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 155.
answered by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
Thanks.  As you see, I don't have any expertise in this area.
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I cleaned up the profile & linked info to sources where I could find them.

Medieval Lands specifically states "one child" while Lewis (Our Royal, Titled...) specifically lists one son & two daughters, citing Richardson.

If someone could check the Richardson sources, that would be great.

Cheers, Liz
answered by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (312k points)

I have Magna Carta Ancestry 2011. Richardson states that Beauchamp & Ferrers had three children: Richard, Catherine & Margaret.

Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 145-146.

Does Richardson cite the sources?  Being born suspicious, I'm now wondering if some attempt was made to pass off Guy's daughters as Thomas's.  They were the rightful co-heiresses to the Earldom, and it looks like they were put in the nunnery to disinherit them.  It's the sort of thing somebody might want to draw a veil over.

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