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Margaret (Quincy) de Ferrers (bef. 1223 - bef. 1281)

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Margaret (Margery) "Countess of Derby" de Ferrers formerly Quincy aka de Quincy
Born before in Winchester, Hampshire, Englandmap
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Wife of — married about 1238 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Englandmap
Profile last modified 24 Oct 2019 | Created 3 Apr 2011 | Last significant change: 24 Oct 2019
09:04: Liz (Noland) Shifflett edited the Biography for Margaret (Quincy) de Ferrers (bef.1223-bef.1281). (added to the source list) [Thank Liz for this]
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Margery (Quincy) de Ferrers was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Margaret de Quincy was the eldest daughter and co-heiress of Roger de Quincy. She was born before 1223, and inherited a sixth of the barony of Leicester, Leicestershire.[1]

She married William De Ferrers, Fifth Earl of Derby before 1238. Their son, Robert, was born about 1239.[1][2]

15 Mar 1264: "Protection without clause, until Whitsunday, for Margaret de Ferrariis, countess of Derby." [3]

William died at Evington, near Leicester, on March 24th or 28th, 1254, and was buried at Merevale Abbey on 31 Mar. 1254.[1][2]

Plea Rolls

Banco Roll, Michaelmas, 2—3 E. I.
"Staff. Margaret de Ferrars Countess of Derbeye sued Thomas Meverel to give up to her Agnes, the niece and heir of William Herberd, (fn. 2) whose wardship belongs to her, inasmuch as the said William held his land of her by knight's service." [4]
Banco Roll, Easter, 8 E. I (1280)
"Leye. and Suff. Philip de Chetewynt appeared against Alexander Comyn Earl of Boghan and Elizabeth his wife in a plea that jointly with Margaret de Ferrars and Elena la Zouche, (fn. 5) they should warrant to him the third part of eight messuages, eighty acres of land, and 20s. of rent in Tudenham near Camham in co. Suffolk, which Roger de Trumpington claimed against him. The defendants did not appear, and are to be re-summoned for the Octaves of St. John the Baptist. m. 17, dorso." [5]

Margaret died shortly before 12 Mar 1280/1.[1]

Margaret, wife of Sir William de Ferrers, was buried with him in Merevale Abbey, Warwickshire.

Inquisitions Post Mortem

Monday after the Invention of the Holy Cross, 9 Edw. I.
"413. Margaret de Ferrariis, countess of Derbeye."
"... on the complaint of William de Ferrariis that the sheriff of Essex had taken into the king's hand the manors of Wodeham, Stubbyng and Feirstude which he had demised to the said Margaret, his mother, who had restored them to him long before her death, 15 April, 9 Edw. I."
"The manors with a messuage in Cheche were given by Sir William de Ferrariis, sometime earl of Derbeye, to William de Ferrariis his son at Nottingham about the feast of St. Lucy, 36 Hen. III, ..."
"... and the issues of the manors were collected by Robert de Duffeld his guardian (custodem) and placed in ward (custodiam) at Tyleteya, and in the fifth year they were rendered to the said William, and so he remained in peaceful seisin until he was made a knight and was of full age. Afterwards he granted these manors, &c. to Lady Margaret de Ferrariis his mother for her life for lands, &c. in Scotland and Gaweye of which she enfeoffed him, and into the aforesaid manors he had ingress sixteen days before his mother's death by her assent." [6]


  • Royal Ancestry 2013 Vol. II p. 561-565
  • Magna Carta Ancestry 2011 2nd ed. Vol. II p. 150-153
  • Marlyn Lewis.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Magna Carta Ancestry
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Complete Peerage
  3. Henry III, vol. 5, p. 307 [1]
  4. Quincy, John. The Big Quincy Book. Chicago, IL: Quincy Publishing, 1914. Page 123.
  5. "Plea Rolls for Staffordshire: 8 Edward I," in Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 6 Part 1, ed. G Wrottesley (London: Staffordshire Record Society, 1885), 102-112. British History Online, accessed March 20, 2017, [2].
  6. "Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I, File 28," in Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Volume 2, Edward I, ed. J E E S Sharp (London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1906), 230-238. British History Online, accessed April 3, 2017, [3].

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Edited for January 2014 Style Standards. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this profile.

Magna Carta Project

Magna Carta ancestry
Margery de Quincy is a descendant of Magna Carta surety baron Saher de Quincy. She is on the trail reviewed/approved by the Magna Carta Project from [[:Category Gateway Ancestor Elizabeth (Covert) Fenwick in 2015. The project is in the process of re-reviewing trails approved prior to 2018. See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails. ~ Noland-165 21:56, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Needs Re-review: In addition to re-review/update of this profile (against the project's current checklist, the trail from Covert-114 needs to be re-reviewed. ~ Noland-165 21:56, 19 July 2019 (UTC)
Margaret de Quincy is being developed as part of a trail identified by the Magna Carta Project from Elizabeth Marshall to Magna Carta Surety Baron Saher de Quincy. Development/re-review of this trail is underway by Kelley Rosenbach (gateway guardian for Marshall-128 - see Space:Trail_Tracks). 13 Oct 2018

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On 13 Oct 2018 at 23:22 GMT Kelley (Dolan) Rosenbach wrote:

Margaret de Quincy has been identified by the Magna Carta Project as being in a trail from Gateway Ancestor Elizabeth Marshall that leads to Magna Carta Surety Baron Saher de Quincy. This trail is currently under development.

On 21 Apr 2018 at 18:46 GMT Stephen McCallum wrote:

555 Wikidata - Different birth date

On 4 Dec 2017 at 17:39 GMT Robin Wood wrote:

Not sure what all this means to me as a profile manager of some of the profiles

On 2 Dec 2017 at 11:22 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi! The project account for the Magna Carta Project will be added as a manager later this month to meet WikiTree guidelines (see Help:Project-Managed_Profiles). Give me a holler if you have any questions.

Cheers, Liz

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