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Agnes de Keveliock de Meschines
Lady of Chartley (~1174 - 1247) married William II (IV) de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby (~ 1165 – 1247). On the accession of king John after the death of his brother, in 1199, William gave him his allegiance, and became a great favourite. De Ferrers was allowed to retain the royal castles of Bolsover, Peak and Horston (Horsley) until the King’s 14th birthday. The latter had been given him in 1215 as a residence for his wife, during his planned absence with the King on Crusade. and the Earl was among those who made representation to the King, which would in 1258 led to the Provisions of Oxford . Henry reached his fourteenth birthday in 1222 and his administration sought to recover the three royal castles, to de Ferrers’ indignation. In 1254 they would pass to Edward I, Henry’s son, exacerbating Robert’s, the sixth earl, resentment against the prince. Their son, William III de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby (~ 1191 - 1254). He had accompanied King Henry to France in 1230. Married:
I. first wife Sibyl (Sibilla) Marshall, Heiress of Kildare, daughter of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke, sister of Eleanor’s first husband.
II. in 1238 as his second wife Margaret de Quincy (~1218 - 1281 (or ’84), Countess of Lincoln, daughter of Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester and Helen of Galloway. Roger de Quincy married in 1252, as his third wife Eleanor de Ferrers, the daughter of his son in law, William III de Ferrers.
A. 1. Agnes de Ferrers ( d. 1290) married William de Vescy, of Alnwick (~1209 - died 1253 Gascony). Their son William Baron de Vescy (1245 -1297), candidate King of Scots. Early in the campaign of 1265 during the barons’ war William held Gloucester against Prince Edward but was pardoned, and entered Edward’s service.
A. 2. Isabel de Ferrers (d. 1260) married 1. Gilbert Basset. Married 2. Sir Reynold (Reginald) II de Mohun, 5th Lord of Dunster (~1206 -1258). Their daughter Isabel de Mohun, (aft. 1243) married Edmund, Lord Deincourt (D’Eyncourt (~ 1255 -1327)
A. 3. Maud (Matilda) de Ferrers ( d. 1299) married:
1. William de Fortibus de Vivonia, Baron of Chewton (~ 1219 -1259). Their children:
a. Cecily (Sibylle) de Vivonia (1257- 1320) married 1. John de Beauchamp, Governor of Cardigan Castle, Lord of Hache (~1248 – 1283) son of Robert IV de Beauchamp. Married 2. Gui de Rochechouart, seigneur de Tonnay-Charente, Salagnac, Mortemart.
b. Joan de Fortibus de Vivonia, Lady of Chewton, (~1250- 1314) married Sir Raynold (Reginald) FitzPiers of Gloucester (d.1286). Married 2. Aimery X de Rochechouart. Their son Aimey XI, vicomte de Rochechouart.
2. her second husband Aimery IX Vicomte de Rochechouart, son of Aimery VIII, Vicomte de Rochechouart & his wife Marguerite de Limoges (d. before Dec 1288).
A. 4. Sybil de Ferrers, (d. aft. 1273) married Sir Francis de Bohun. Their son Sir John of Midhurst de Bohun, (~1247 – 1284)
A. 5. Joan de Ferrers (d. ~1267), married Sir John de Mohun (the younger) of Dunster, (d. 1254 in Gascony!). Their son Sir John de Mohun, Lord of Dunster (d. 1279)
A. 6. Eleanor de Ferrers (d. 1280)
Married 1. Roger de Quincy, 2nd Earl of Winchester (1195? – 25 April 1265) (one of the leaders of the baronial opposition to Henry III of England, although he fought for Henry against the Welsh in the 1250s and 1260s). Roger’s first wife was Maud de Bohun, daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, one of the writers of the Provisions of Oxford in 1258.
Married 2. Sir Roger Leybourne of Eltham (d.~ 1271). Leybourne was Lord Edward’s man. He subsequently fought at the Battle of Evesham, reportedly saving the king’s life, and for the two years of conflict after Evesham served as Edward’s principle lieutenant. Their son, William 1st Baron de Leybourne, Constable of Pevensey Castle, married Juliane de Sandwich, daughter of Sir Henry de Sandwich (d.before 20 June 1255), Lord of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle, and brother of Sir Ralph de Sandwich, captured at the Battle of Evesham in August 1265, fighting on Simon de Montfort’s side – on the opposite side to the Leyburnes – but pardoned on 28 November 1266. Evidently Edward I forgave him completely, as he was later Steward of Edward’s household.
A. 7. Agatha de Ferrers (d.1306) married Hugh de Mortimer (d. before Jun. 1275), brother of Roger de Mortimer.
A. 8. Robert de Ferrers (1239 – 1279), 6th Earl of Derby, in 1266 he joined a number of previous Montfortian supporters, including Baldwin de Wake, lord of Chesterfield, in a fresh rebellion. Initially, it would seem that the rebels gathered at de Ferrers’ substantial Duffield Castle. However, from Tutbury, the royalist army, under Prince Henry, a nephew of Henry III., bypassed Duffield and proceeded to Chesterfield to intercept a force from the North under John d’Ayville. Married 1. in 1249 Marie de Lusignan, daughter of Hugh XII le Brun of Lusignan, Comte de La Marche et d’Angouleme, half brother of Eleanor de Montfort. Married 2. Alianore de Bohun (d.~ 1312), daughter of Eleanor de Braose (sister of Maud de Braose) and of Humphrey V de Bohun the younger 3rd Earl of Hereford & Essex, Governor of Winchester, (~1230 d. 27 Aug 1265, Beeston Castle, prisoner after wounded at Battle of Evesham). Their children: Alianore de Ferrers married Robert (1st Baron) FitzWalter, (1247 (or ’38)- 1326) and their son John de Ferrers, first Baron of Chartley (1271 - 1312 Gascony)
A. 9. Joan (Margaret) de Ferrers (d. 1310) married Thomas the Wise (1st Lord) de Berkeley (d. -1321)
A. 10. William de Ferrers (d. by 1287) married 1. possible Anne le Despencer (b.~1248), daughter of baronial leader Hugh II le Despencer, Lord Constable of the Tower of London, Justiciar of England (1223 – 4 Aug 1265, k. at Battle of Evesham).
Their son William de Ferrers, 1st Lord Ferrers of Groby ( 1272 - 1325) married Margaret de Segrave, daughter of Nicholas, 1st Baron de Segrave, supporter of Simon de Montfort, troop commander, eventually pardoned (~ 1238 – by 1295). Their children: Henry de Ferrers, 2nd Lord of Groby(~1303- 1343) and Anne de Ferrers of Groby (~1301 -1367) married Sir Edward le Despencer (d. 1342)
A. 12. Elizabeth de Ferrers (d. 1297) married 2. Daffyd ap Gruffydd, son of Gruffydd ap Llywelyn of Wales . He succeeded his brother in 1282 as Daffyd III Prince of Wales.