5th Lord Ferrers of Groby, Vidame of Chartres, of Groby(in Ratby), Bradgate (in West Goscote), and Lutterworth (in Guthlaxton), Leicestershire, Walton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, Tettenhall, Staffordshire, etc.
Sir William Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby, Vidame of Chartres was born on 25 April 1372 at Manor House of Hoo, Bedfordshire, England.
He was christened on 25 April 1372 at Luton, Bedfordshire, England.
He married, firstly, Philippe Clifford, daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp, K.G., 11th Earl of Warwick, also a descendant of a Magna Carta signer and Charlemagne after 10 October 1388 (date of grant of marriage).
The last shield has Ferrers of Groby impaling Clifford, checky or and azure a fesse gules. Inscription: “William Ferrers, the sixth Lord Ferrers of Groby, Married Philip daughter of Roger Lord Clifford of Appleby.” 
He married, secondly, Margaret Montagu after 4 July 1405 and before 9 August 1416.
He married, thirdly, Elizabeth Standish before 26 October 1416.
William was summoned to Parliament from 30 November 1396 to 13 January 1444/5.
In 1419 he was attached by the king for breaking into the king's park at Defford, Leicestershire, as well as the king's close, horses, and park at Leicester, Leicestershire.
In 1427 he owed Reynold Grey, Lord Grey of Rithin, a debt of £1,000 "good and legal money."
In his will, he requested burial at Ulverscroft Priory, Leicester
Sir William Ferrers left a will on 17 May 1445 at Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England; Requested burial at Ulverscroft Priory, Leicestershire. He died on 18 May 1445 at Woodham Ferrers, Essex, England, at age 73.
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