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Thomas Ferrers

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Groby, Leicestershire, England
Death: Died in Groby, Leicestershire, England
Place of Burial: 29 Church St, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William de Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby and Philippa Clifford
Husband of Elizabeth de Ferrers (Freville)
Father of Thomas Ferrers, Jr.; Sir John Ferrers, Kt. and Sir Henry Ferrers, Sheriff of Kent
Brother of Elizabeth Ferrers; Matilda Raleigh; Henry Ferrers - 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby; John Ferrers; Lady Margaret Ferrers and 2 others

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About Thomas Ferrers

  • Thomas Ferrers, Esq.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • M, #16360, b. between 1392 and 1402, d. 6 January 1459
  • Father Sir William Ferrers, 5th Baron Ferrers of Groby, Vidame of Chartres10,11,12,7,13 b. 25 Apr 1372, d. 18 May 1445
  • Mother Philippe Clifford10,11,12,7,13 d. bt 4 Jul 1405 - 9 Aug 1416
  • Thomas Ferrers, Esq. was born between 1392 and 1402 at of Hethe & Flecknoe, Warwickshire, England; Age 40+ at father's death in 1445 and age 50+ in 1452.2,4 He married Elizabeth Freville, daughter of Sir Baldwin IV Freville and Maud le Scrope, before 1418; They had 2 sons (Sir Thomas; & Sir Henry).2,14,4,5,6,7,8,9 Thomas Ferrers, Esq. died on 6 January 1459.2,4,7
  • Family Elizabeth Freville b. c 1394, d. a 1450
  • Children
    • Sir Henry Ferrers, Sheriff of Kent, Keeper of Chaylesmore Park+2,4,7 d. 28 Dec 1499
    • Sir Thomas Ferrers+ d. 22 Aug 1498
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4643] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 248; Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists, p. 17; Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, by David Faris, p. 64.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 210.
  • 3.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 209.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 480-481.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 231.
  • 6.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 301.
  • 7.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 212.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 39.
  • 9.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 157.
  • 10.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 209-210.
  • 11.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 480.
  • 12.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 299-300.
  • 13.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 156.
  • 14.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 343.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p545.htm#i16360
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  • Thomas FERRERS (Sir)
  • Born: ABT 1395, Groby, Leicestershire, England
  • Died: 6 Jan 1458
  • Notes: The Complete Peerage vol.V,p356, note a.
  • Father: William FERRERS (5° B. Ferrers of Groby)
  • Mother: Phillippa CLIFFORD (B. Ferrers of Groby)
  • Married: Elizabeth FREVILLE (dau. of Baldwin Freville and Joan Green) 1437
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas FERRERS (Sir)
    • 2. Henry FERRERS (Sir)
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/FERRERS.htm#Thomas FERRERS (Sir)
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  • Thomas Ferrars1
  • M, #216250, b. circa 1411, d. 1459
  • Last Edited=14 Jan 2007
  • Thomas Ferrars was born circa 1411 at Groby, Leicestershire, England.1 He was the son of William Ferrars.1 He married Elizabeth Freville, daughter of Baldwin Freville and Joan Green, circa 1437.1 He and Elizabeth Freville were divorced.1 He died in 1459.1
  • Citations
  • 1.[S2064] Susan Franz, "re: Bonville Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 7 January 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Bonville Family."
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p21625.htm#i216250
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  • Sir Thomas Ferrers
  • Birth: 1395 Groby, Leicestershire, England
  • Death: Jan. 6, 1459 Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
  • 1st Lord of Tamworth by marriage. He made Tamworth the seat of an important branch of the Ferrers of Groby. It had a covert role as a "safe house" of sorts for the preeminent Catholic families of England during the Tudor era-- and yet the heirs of Lord Tamworth developed a strongarm organization to enforce the laws of the Crown in Staffordshire, and clean up problems that had only naturally existed in the environs of such a formidable castle.
  • Better roads were to make enforcement by the central government easier by the 16th century, and of course cannon made obsolete the notion of an impregnable fortress-- caretakers under the Ferrers stewardship understood this, and since they led double lives (as Catholics) they understood and preserved the arts of playing both sides, a way of life during the Dynastic Wars, but lost to memory as new generations of royalty grew more and more comfortable in their power.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • William Ferrers (1372 - 1446)
  • Philippa Clifford Ferrers (1374 - 1405)
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Freville Ferrers (1398 - ____)
  • Children:
    • Thomas Ferrers (1438 - 1498)*
  • Burial: St Editha Church, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=71636833
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    • History of Wolfhampcote
  • .... When Elizabeth de Burgh, widow of Theobald de Verdon, died in 1360 the half-fee held of her by William de Peyto passed to William de Ferrers, son of Theobald's daughter Isabel. (fn. 16) Sir John and William Peyto held of Lord Ferrers of Groby in 1388 and 1411 respectively; ....
  • .... The half-fee of Great Flecknoe was at this time 'held by the free tenants there', (fn. 54) but the manor was assigned to Elizabeth de Burgh in dower, with reversion to Theobald's posthumous daughter Isabel who married Henry de Ferrers. (fn. 55) When Elizabeth died in 1360 the manor passed to her grandson William de Ferrers, (fn. 56) the halffee, still held by the free tenants, reverting to Theobald's third daughter Margery and her third husband John de Crophull, (fn. 57) after which no more is heard of it. William de Ferrers leased the manor to Peter West for life and died in 1370, when Hugh, rector of Ware, keeper of his seal, combined with two others to execute a forged release of the manor, by which it was conveyed to Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick. (fn. 58) It was, however, recovered by William's widow Margaret (fn. 59) and descended in the family of Ferrers of Groby (fn. 60) until 1614, when Sir John Ferrers gave it with his daughter Anne in marriage to Sir Simon Archer. ....
  • .... It came, however, later to the Ferrers who held in Wolfhamcote and Flecknoe and was held of Thomas Ferrers at his death in January 1459 by 'the heir of Robert Cuny', (fn. 83) being then styled NETHERCOTE. (fn. 84) It remained in this family until 1539, when Robert Cuny the elder sold the manor of Little Flecknoe alias Nethercote to Roger Wigston. (fn. 85) Roger died in 1545, holding the manor of Sir Humphrey Ferrers as of his manor of Great Flecknoe, (fn. 86) and his son William in 1549 sold it to Elizabeth Onley and Thomas Lee. ....
  • From: http://www.wolfhampcoteparish.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=44:history-of-wolfhampcote&catid=42:wolfhampcote&Itemid=57
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    • HARBOROUGH MAGNA
  • His greatgrandson, another Baldwin, was the last male Frevill and died a minor in 1418, (fn. 53) leaving three sisters as coheiresses, and in 1435 a third part of the manor was settled on Sir Hugh Willoughby and Margaret (Freville) his wife. (fn. 54) In 1452 another partition of the Freville estates was made, Harborough falling to Thomas Ferrers, husband of Elizabeth the eldest sister; (fn. 55) in 1459 he died seised of half the manor and the advowson, (fn. 56) then said to be held of the Dukes of Norfolk, who represented the Segrave interest and who in 1400 (fn. 57) had held 2¼ knights' fees in Warwickshire, and in 1462 half a fee in Harborough by itself. (fn. 58) On the death of Sir Thomas Ferrers, Thomas's son, in 1498, the manor was stated to be held of the king and to be worth 46s. 8d. (fn. 59) Sir John Ferrers, Sir Thomas's grandson, who died in 1512, settled his interest on his uncle Roger Ferrers for life, (fn. 60) and his grandson John made a settlement of half the manor on his son Humphrey on his marriage to Anne Bradbourne in 1563. (fn. 61) They conveyed it to John and Thomas Cleaver in 1572. (fn. 62) At Humphrey's death in 1608 the value of the Ferrers property in Harborough was £7.
  • From: 'Parishes: Harborough Magna', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6: Knightlow hundred (1951), pp. 99-103. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=57105 Date accessed: 21 December 2013.
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Husband's Name

Thomas FERRARS (AFN:B3DG-QH) Pedigree

Born:  Abt 1395  Place:  Of, Groby, Leicestershire, England   
Died:  1459  Place:     
Married:  Abt 1437  Place:     

Father:  William FERRARS (AFN:B3DJ-NF)  Family  
Mother:  Philippa CLIFFORD (AFN:8J4M-C9)   

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Wife's Name

Elizabeth FREVILLE (UMFREVILLE) (AFN:B3DG-RN) Pedigree

Born: Abt 1398 Place: Of Tamworth Castle, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

Married: Abt 1437 Place:


Father:  Baldwin FREVILLE (AFN:8J4M-KB)  Family  
Mother:  Joan GREEN (AFN:9R8B-FB)   

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Children

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1.  Sex  Name    
 M Thomas FERRERS (AFN:B3DJ-CV)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1420   Place:  Of, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England   
   Died:  22 Aug 1498   Place:    

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2.  Sex  Name    
 M Henry FERRERS (AFN:B3DG-LS)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1440   Place:  Of, Chillesmore, Warwickshire, England   
   Died:  28 Dec 1500   Place:    

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3.  Sex  Name    
 M John FERRERS (AFN:B3DG-T1)  Pedigree  

   Born:  Abt 1442   Place:  Of Hambleton, Rutlandshire, England  

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Prefix Sir

Gender Male

Of 1423-1459 Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

Tamworth Castle

Tamworth Castle was assigned to him, as husband of Elizabeth Freville, on a partition of the estates of her brother Sir Baldwin, as heiresses' rights automatically transferred to their husbands, and he made Tamworth Castle his principal residence. From "The Lords of Tamworth Castle" at http://www.tamworthcastle.freeserve.co.uk/lords.htm.

_UID 42CBE79704F840FF9AA40A51C9576CB7A276

Died 1459

Person ID I4577 halhed

Last Modified 09 Dec 2004


Father William Ferrers, 5th Lord of Groby, b. 25 Apr 1372, d. 18 May 1445

Mother Elizabeth Standishe, d. Abt Feb 1442

Married Bef 16 Oct 1416

Family ID F1618 Group Sheet


Family Elizabeth Freville, d. Yes, date unknown

Married Abt 1418

Date ca 1418 from reference in will of Elizabeth Freville's uncle Stephen le Scrope in 1418.

Date ca 1418 from "Tamworth Timeline" at http://www.jstott.me.uk/tamworth/.

Children

	1. Sir Thomas Ferrers,   d. Bef 12 Oct 1498
	2. Sir Henry Ferrers,   d. Yes, date unknown

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The Complete Peerage vol.V,p356, note a.

IV. TAMWORTH LINE

Thomas FERRERS (Sir) -------------------- Tamworth Castle was assigned to him, as husband of Elizabeth Freville, on a partition of the estates of her brother Sir Baldwin, as heiresses' rights automatically transferred to their husbands, and he made Tamworth Castle his principal residence. From "The Lords of Tamworth Castle" at http://www.tamworthcastle.freeserve.co.uk/lords.htm.

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Thomas Ferrers's Timeline

1395
1395
Groby, Leicestershire, England
1437
1437
Age 42
Groby, Leicestershire, England, (Present UK)
1438
1438
Age 43
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
1442
1442
Age 47
Probably Hambleton, Rutland, England
1443
1443
Age 48
Chillesmore, Warwickshire, England
1459
January 6, 1459
Age 64
Groby, Leicestershire, England
????
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom