Sir Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl Derby

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Robert de Ferrers

Also Known As: "6th Earl of Derby"
Birthplace: Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England
Death: April 1279 (35-44)
Holbrook, Derbyshire, England
Place of Burial: Staffordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby and Margaret de Quincy, Countess of Derby
Husband of Eleanor de Bohun, Countess of Derby and Marie de Lusignan
Father of Sir John de Ferrers, 1st Lord Ferrers of Chartley and Alianore FitzWalter
Brother of Sir William de Ferrers of Groby; Lady Elizabeth de Ferrers; Joan (the Younger) de Ferrers, Baroness Berkeley; Agnes "the younger" Muscegros; Bertha de Ferrers and 1 other
Half brother of Agnes Vescy, the elder; Isabella de Ferrers, Lady Mohun; Matilda (or Maud) de Ferrers; Lady Sibyl de Bohun; Joan d'Anguillon, the Elder and 4 others

Occupation: very active against Henry III, Descends to Wentworth, .Disinherited by Henry III, and lands given to Prince Edward. Married 26 June 1269
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About Sir Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl Derby

6th Earl of Derby

Sir Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl Derby was born in 1239 at of Tutbury, Staffordshire, England; Of age in 1260.2 A contract for the marriage of Sir Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl Derby and Mary de Lusignan was signed on 26 July 1249 at Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England; They had no surviving issue.2 Sir Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl Derby married Alianore de Bohun, daughter of Sir Humphrey VI de Bohun and Eleanor de Braiose, on 26 June 1269.,_6th_Earl_of_Derby


  • “AGNES DE BOHUN” Allen John Mallory. Oct 14, 2001 < SGM > Complete Peerage vol. 5, p.305 says that Sir Robert de Ferrers, formerly [6th] Earl of Derby (d.1279) married 2ndly Alianore - not Agnes - daughter of Sir Humphrey de Bohun [d.1265], who was the son and heir apparent of Humphrey, [6th] Earl of Hereford. And that Sir Robert and Alianore were the parents of Sir John de Ferrers, the first Lord Ferrers of Chartley.
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Sir Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl Derby's Timeline

Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire, England
June 20, 1271
Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales
Southoe, Leicestershire, England
April 1279
Age 40
Holbrook, Derbyshire, England
1st s. 6th earl. A rebel & forfeited the earldom.
St. Thomas Priory, Staffordshire, England