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William (Ferrers) de Ferrers (1333 - abt. 1371)

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Sir William "Baron Ferrers of Groby" de Ferrers formerly Ferrers
Born in Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before 25 Apr 1344 [location unknown]
Husband of — married before 25 May 1368 in Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Stebbing, Essex, Englandmap
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Sir William Ferrers is a descendant of Saher de Quincy



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William de Ferrers is a descendant of Magna Carta Surety Saher de Quincy:
William de Ferrers son of
Henry de Ferrers son of
William de Ferrers son of
William de Ferrers son of
Margaret De Quincy daughter of
Roger De Quincy son of
Saher De Quincy


3rd Lord Ferrers of Groby, of Groby (in Ratby) and Thurnby, Leicestershire, Marks (in Dunmow), Stebbing, Woodham Ferrers, Essex, Newbottle, Northamptonshire, Lidlow and Stokie upon Tern, Shropshire, etc.[1]


Sir William Ferrers was born on 28 February 1333 at Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, England.[1][2][3] He was christened at Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, England.[1][2][3][4]

Marriage & Children

He married, firstly, Margaret de Ufford, 3rd daughter of Robert de Ufford, K.G., 1st Earl of Suffolk, Lord Ufford[1][5] before 25 April 1344.[1] They had 1 son & 2 daughters:[2][6][7][3]
  1. Sir Henry, 4th Lord Ferrers of Groby
  2. Elizabeth, a nun
  3. Margaret, wife of Sir Thomas Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick
He married, secondly, Margaret de Percy, widow of Robert de Umfreville, Knt. (living 1340, died before 1347) before 25 May 1368.[1][5]


William was with the king in the invasion of France in October 1359-1360. [1]
He was summoned to Parliament from 15 March 1353/4 to 6 April 1369 [1]
In 1354 he put forward his hereditary claim to the manors of Chorley and Bolton, Lancashire against Alice widow of Robert de Shireburne, Knt., John de Harington, Knt. and his wife, Katherine, and Thomas de Arderne, nt. His claim was prosecuted for many years, when he regained the Arderne moiety probably by some agreement or compromise.[1]
In 1356 he granted his moiety share of the manor and vill of Ludlow, Shropshire to his cousin, Roger de Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, in exchange for the manor of Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire. [1]
The fourth shield has—Ferrers of Groby impaling Ufford, sable, a cross engrailed or. Inscription: “William Ferrers, the fourth Lord Ferrers of Groby, maried Margaret, daughter of William Ufford, Earle of Suffolk.” [8]


Sir William Ferrers left a will on 1 June 1368; Requested burial at the conventional church at Ulverscroft, Leicestershire.[1][2] He died on 8 January 1371 at Stebbing, Essex, England, at age 37.[1][2] His estate was probated on 19 July 1372.[1][2]


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. IV page 351
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Richardson, D. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Volume I, page 297, #7. Google eBook
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 208.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 154.
  4. The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom, by George Edward Cokayne, Vol. V, p. 348.
  5. 5.0 5.1
  6. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 145-146.
  7. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 296-297.
  8. Transactions and Proceedings, Volumes 14-17, By Birmingham Archaeological Society, p 90 [1]

See Also:

  • Richardson, D. (2011). Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, (2nd ed, pp.530). Google Books

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On 20 Dec 2016 at 20:57 GMT Janet Appleton wrote:

I recognise this 'Ferres' being the ancestors of the Ferris family. Amelia Ferris was my 3 x great grandfather - married to George David Appleton in New Zealand.

I have also found the Spencer family, including our present HRH through marriage. Our infamous ancestor is also John 'Lackland', the King on the throne from about 1199 AD. I have a profile on Ancestry which I have always used if anyone would wish to access it. Please contact me on

On 14 Apr 2016 at 21:03 GMT Jayme (Mullins) Arrington wrote:

Should William Ferrers be removed as a child? I don't see any sources on this profile or his to suggest the attachment is correct.

On 2 May 2015 at 05:09 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

De Ferrier-5 and Ferrers-27 appear to represent the same person because: they have the same wife. If you agreed that these are duplicate profiles for the same person, please merge them into Ferrets-27. Thank you.

On 25 Mar 2015 at 23:23 GMT Ellenore Thompson wrote:

No sources list Ann as a daughter of this William Ferrers. There is an Ann, daughter of William Ferrers who married Sir Edward Despenser. but, she married in 1335, which would be when this William was 3 years old.

William is 31 degrees from Lizzie Griffiths, 24 degrees from Fred Rogers and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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