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William de Ferrières, 3rd Earl of Derby

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Tutbury Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England
Death: December 31, 1189 (49-57)
Battle Of Acre, Jerusalem, Palestine, Holy Land (Seige of Acre, Jerusalem, Palestine)
Place of Burial: Acre, Northern District, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby and Margaret Peverel
Husband of Sybil de Braose
Father of Sir William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby; Agatha de Ferrers; Millicent de Ferrers; Son Ferrers; Robert de Ferrers, Lord Eggington and 3 others
Brother of Walcheline de Ferrers, of Derby, Lord of Egginton, Founder of the Derby School; Isolda de Ferrers, of Derby; Henry de Ferrers; Thomas Henry de Ferrers and Ermentrude de Ferrers

Occupation: Knights Templar, Knight and Crusader
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby

William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby
Marriage Sybil De Braose b: 1146-1150 in Bramber, Sussex, England
Married: 1173-1174 in of Sussex, England

Children
1. William II De Ferrers b: Abt 1162-1170 in Ferrers, Derbyshire, England
2. Agatha de Ferrers b: 1168-1172 in Chartley, Staffordshire, England
3. Petronilla De Ferrers b: Abt 1170 m. Hervey Bagot de Stafford
4. Henry de Ferrers b: 1176
5. Robert de Ferrers b. 1169

William I de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby (died 1190) was a 12th century English Earl who resided in Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire and was head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire known as Duffield Frith. He was also a Knight Templar.[1]

William was the son of Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby and his wife, Margaret Peverel. He succeeded his father as Earl of Derby in 1162. He was married to Sybil, the daughter of William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber and Bertha of Hereford.

William de Ferrers was one of the earls who joined the rebellion against King Henry II of England led by Henry's eldest son, Henry the Younger, in the Revolt of 1173–1174, sacking the town of Nottingham. Robert de Ferrers II, his father, had supported Stephen of England and, although Henry II had accepted him at court, he had denied the title of earl of Derby to him and his son. [2] In addition, William had a grudge against Henry because he believed he should have inherited the lands of Peveril Castle through his mother. These, King Henry had previously confiscated in 1155 when William Peverel fell into disfavour.

With the failure of the revolt, de Ferrers was taken prisoner by King Henry, at Northampton on the 31 July 1174, along with the King of Scots and the earls of Chester and Lincoln, along with a number of his Derbyshire underlings and was held at Caen. He was deprived of his castles at Tutbury and Duffield and both were put out of commission (and possibly Pilsbury.) In addition to defray the costs of the war Henry levied a so called "Forest Fine" of 200 marks.

He seems to have afterwards regained the confidence of Henry II., and he showed his fidelity to the next Sovereign, (King Richard I.), by accompanying him in his expedition to the Holy Land, and joined the Third Crusade and died at the Siege of Acre in 1190. [3]

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William I de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby was born on c. 1138 in Tutbury Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England to Robert II de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby and Margaret Peverell de Ferrers, Countess of Derby. William married Sybil de Braose on 1161 in Sussex, England and had 2 children: William II de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby and Pernell de Ferrers. He passed away on December 31, 1189 in Normandy, France from wounds received at the Seige of Acre.

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William I de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby is my 27th great grandfather.

Duffield Castle

Lecture by William Bland, at the Temperance Hall, Wirksworth, on Tuesday, January 11th., 1887

IV - THE EARLS DE FERRARS. (g).

William de Ferrars succeeded his father in 1162. He joined the King's sons in a rebellion against their father, Henry II., and was deprived of his Earldoms of Derby and Nottingham, but afterwards he made submission to the King, and was pardoned, but according to Dugdale," So little did the King trust him that he forthwith demolished those forts," i.e., the castles of Tutbury and Duffield. Dr. Cox says, "There is great reason for believing, that so far as Duffield Castle was concerned, the order of demolition by Henry II, if ever issued, was certainly never carried out, for it stood for another century." (see footnote) William seems to have afterwards regained the confidence of Henry II., and he showed his fidelity to the next Sovereign, (King Richard I.), by accompanying him in his expedition to the Holy Land, and taking part in the siege of Acre, where he was killed in 1190.

Footnote: Webmaster's Note. From the later excavations by Manby in 1957, it appears that the original de Ferrars castle was built of wood. Perhaps it was this that was destroyed by Henry II, being later rebuilt in stone, which was then also sacked by Edward I. [http://www.jjb.uk.com/william/04ferrs.htm]



Born: ca. 1140, Oakham, Rutlandshire, England
Christened: Tutbury, Staffordshire, England
Military: bet. 1188 and 1191, Third Crusade
Died: 1191 Akko (Acre), Palestine
Buried: bef. 21 Oct 1191, Jerusalem


"In 1174 the Earl of FERRERS and Derby, with other powerful lords, came to Nottingham on behalf of a young Henry, son of Henry II., and took the castle from Richard de LUCY, whom the king had appointed guardian of the realm during his absence in Normandy." (Cassell's History of England)

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William I de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby (died 1190) was a 12th-century English Earl who resided in Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire and was head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire known as Duffield Frith. He was also a Knight Templar.

William was the son of Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby and his wife, Margaret Peverel. He succeeded his father as Earl of Derby in 1162. He was married to Sybil, the daughter of William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber and Bertha of Hereford.

William de Ferrers was one of the earls who joined the rebellion against King Henry II of England led by Henry's eldest son, Henry the Younger, in the Revolt of 1173–1174, sacking the town of Nottingham. Robert de Ferrers II, his father, had supported Stephen of England and, although Henry II had accepted him at court, he had denied the title of earl of Derby to him and his son. In addition, William had a grudge against Henry because he believed he should have inherited the lands of Peveril Castle through his mother. These, King Henry had previously confiscated in 1155 when William Peverel fell into disfavour.

With the failure of the revolt, de Ferrers was taken prisoner by King Henry, at Northampton on the 31 July 1174, along with the King of Scots and the earls of Chester and Lincoln, along with a number of his Derbyshire underlings and was held at Caen. He was deprived of his castles at Tutbury and Duffield and both were put out of commission (and possibly Pilsbury.) In addition to defray the costs of the war Henry levied a so-called "Forest Fine" of 200 marks.

He seems to have afterwards regained the confidence of Henry II., and he showed his fidelity to the next Sovereign, (King Richard I.), by accompanying him in his expedition to the Holy Land, and joined the Third Crusade and died at the Siege of Acre in 1190.

He was succeeded by his son William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby.

William de Ferrars Preceptory No.530 is a Knight Templar preceptory named after William de Ferrars. This preceptory is stationed in Burton upon Trent.
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Sir William De Ferrers
BIRTH 1140
Tutbury, East Staffordshire Borough, Staffordshire, England
DEATH

190 (aged 49–50)

Acre, Northern District, Israel
BURIAL
Crusader Cemetery
Acre, Northern District, Israel Show Map
MEMORIAL ID 110262652

Sir William was the son of Robert II and Margaret (Peverel) de Ferrers. He married Sybil de Braose.
He was a Crusader, and died at the Seige of Acre, Palestine. His body was buried in the Crusader city at Acre. No remains of the graves remain today.

Family Members
Parents
Robert Ferrers
1100–1160
Margaret Peverel Ferrers
1100 – unknown

Spouse
Sybil de Braose de Ferrers
1157–1228

Siblings
Walkelin de Ferriers
unknown–1201

Children
Petronill de Ferrers Stafford
1161 – unknown
William de Ferrers
1172–1247
Turbutt, G., (1999) A History of Derbyshire. Volume 2: Medieval Derbyshire, Cardiff: Merton Priory Press Bland, W., 1887 Duffield Castle: A lecture at the Temperance Hall, Wirksworth Derbyshire Advertiser

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William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby's Timeline

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Tutbury Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England
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Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England, UK
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Derbyshire, England (United Kingdom)
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Chartley, Stafforshire, England
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Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
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England
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Tutbury, Staffordshire, England