The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I00641
  • Name: Henry de FERRERS , of Tutbury, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Henry de /Ferrieres/, of Tutbury, Sir
  • Birth: ABT 1036 in Ferrieres-St-Hilaire, Eure, Normandy, France 1
  • Death: ABT 1101 in Lechlade, Faringdon, Gloucestershire, England 3
  • Death: AFT 1086 4
  • Burial: Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • Note:
    Henry de Ferrieres, Sire de Ferrières and Chambrais in Normandy (d), son of Walkelin de Ferrieres (e). He was a Domesday Commissioner, and held at the date of the Survey some 210 lordships or manors, more than half of which were in co. Derby, but the caput of his honour was at Tutbury, then in the district of Burton-on-Trent, co. Stafford. Near Tutbury he founded a priory for benedictine monks. He married Bertha. He was buried at Tutbury. [Complete Peerage IV:190-1, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (d) Ferrieres and Chambrais (now Broglie), on the Charantonne, in the chief iron-producing district of Normandy. The workers of iron, in this province, were under the jurisdiction of six barons 'fossiers'; these were the barons of Ferrieres, La Ferte Fresnel, and Chaumont, and the abbots of Lyre, St. Wandrille, and St. Evroul. The barons of Ferrieres were style 'premiers barons fossiers', which shows that the forges they had charge of were esteemed the principal, or most ancient. The popular story that Henry de Ferrieres "received his surname from holding the office of master of the farriers in the invading army" is therefore only the truth--a little distorted. Whether the English branch of the family in the twelth century bore, as the heralds say they did, Sable, six horse-shoes Argent (or the same with the tinctures reversed), or whether they bore any arms at all, is another question.

    (e) This Walkelin was slain in the civil wars which distracted Normandy during the minority of Duke William.

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    Henry Ferrers, son of Walchelin, assumed the name from Ferriers, a small town of Gastinois, in France, otherwise called Ferrieres, from the iron mines with which that country abounded, and, in allusion to the circumstance, he bore for his arms "six horses' shoes," either from the similitude of his cognomen to the French Ferrier, or because the seigneurie produced iron, so essential to the soldier and cavalier in those rude times when war was esteemed the chief business of life, and the adroit management of the steed, even amongst the nobility, the first of accomplishments. Henry de Ferrers came into England with the Conqueror and obtained a grant of Tutbury Castle, in the county of Stafford. According to Stapleton, he was ancestor of the Oakham house of Ferrers, whose memory is preserved by the horseshoes hanging in the hall of their castle. He m. Bertha -----, and had issue, Robert, his heir; Eugenulph, who d. s. p.; and Walkelin, of Radbourne. [John Burke, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. III, R. Bentley, London, 1834-1838, p. 127, Ferrers, of Baddesley Clinton]

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    The first of this eminent family that settled in England was Henry de Feriers, son of Walcheline de Feriers, a Norman, who obtained from William the Conqueror a grant of Tutbury Castle, co. Stafford, with extensive possessions in other shires, of which 114 manors were in Derbyshire. This person must have been of considerable rank, not only from these enormous grants, but from the circumstances of his being one of the commissioners appointed by the Conqueror to make the great survey of the kingdom. He was the founder of the Cluniac priory at Tutbury which he liberally endowed. By Berta his wife he had issue, Egenulph, d. v. p.; William, d. v. p.; Robert, his successor; Gundred; and Emmeline. [Bernard Burke, Dormant and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, London, 1883, p. 196, Ferrers, Earls of Derby]




    Father: Walchelin Seigneur de FERRERS & Chambrais b: ABT 1010 in Ferrieres-St-Hilaire, Eure, Normandy, France

    Marriage 1 Bertha de l' AIGLE b: ABT 1044 in Aigle, Orne, Normandy, France
      Children
      1. Has Children Engenulf or William de FERRIERS b: ABT 1060 in Ferrieres-St-Hilaire, Eure, Normandy, France
      2. Has Children Robert de FERRERS , 1st Earl of Derby b: ABT 1062 in Ferrieres-St-Hilaire, Eure, Normandy, France c: in Chartley Holme, Stafford, Staffordshire, England
      3. Has Children Amice de FERRERS b: ABT 1063 in Ferrieres-St-Hilaire, Eure, Normandy, France
      4. Has Children Millicent (Melisande) de FERRERS b: ABT 1064 in Ferrieres-St-Hilaire, Eure, Normandy, France
      5. Has Children Gundred de FERRERS b: ABT 1075 in Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
      6. Has Children Walchelin (Walkelin) of RADBOURNE b: 1086 in Radbourne, Burton-upon-Trent, Derbyshire, England

      Sources:
      1. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Page: Ed Mann, 6 May 1998
      2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Page: IV:190-1
      3. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Page: Adrian Channing, 27 Sep 2000
      4. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
        Page: John Ravilious (Therav3), 10 Sep 2002
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