Robert de Ferrières 6th Earl of Derby
- Born: 1239, Derby, Derbyshire, England
- Marriage: Alianore de Bohun on 26 Jun 1269 in Derby, Derbyshire, England 141,529
- Died: 1279, England at age 40 141,529
- Buried: 1279, Priory of St. Thomas, Stafford, England 529
Another name for Robert was Robert de Ferrers.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 57:30, Robert de Ferrières, so of Margaret de Quincy and William de Ferrières, 6th Earl of Derby, married Alianore de Bohun, and they were the parentso fo Sir John de Ferrières, 1st Lord of Ferrers of Chartley. 160
~Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, Vol. II, p. 99, Robert de Ferrières, Earl of Derby, married Alinore de Bohun, daughter of Sir Humphrey de Bohun VI, Earl of Hereford and Essex, grandson of Henry de Bohun, Magna Charta Surety, and Eleanor de Broase. 529
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Robert de Ferrers, Earl of Derby, son and heir, by 2nd wife, was born about 1239. The wardship of his lands, valued at 2,000 marks a year, was granted, 15 Apr 1254, to Prince Edward, who sold it in 1257 to the Queen and Pierre de Savoie. He did homage and had livery of his lands in 1260, signalizing this event by destroying Tutbury Priory. On the outbreak of the Barons' War in 1263 he seized three of Prince Edward's castles. Next year, 29 Feb 1263/4, cum exercitu magno, he captured Worcester, and destroyed the town and jewry. In Apr or May, Prince Edward retaliated by wasting his lands and demolishing Tutbury Castle. He absented himself from the Battle of Lewes, but, with 20,000 foot and many horsemen, put to flight the royal forces near Chester in Nov following. On 24 Dec 1264, he was ordered to deliver up Peak Castle to Earl Simon, and the same day was summoned to Parliament by writ directed Comiti Derb'. In that Parliament he was accused of divers trespasses and was sent to the Tower by Earl Simon, his lands being taken into the King's hand. On 5 Dec 1265 he was admitted to the King's grace and had full pardon for all offences committed up to that day, on payment of 1,500 marks and a certain drinking cup of gold. In a few months he again rebelled, and joining forces with John d'Eiville, Baldwin Wake, and others, devastated the Midlands. They were surprised at Chesterfield, 15 May 1266, and he was captured and sent to Windsor Castle, where he remained a prisoner for nearly three years. While in prison, his lands were again taken into the King's hand. On 28 Jun, the castles and lands, and on 12 Jul 1266, the honor of Derby, forfeited by Robert de Ferrers, formerly Earl of Derby, the King's enemy and rebel, were granted to Edmund the King's son. By the Dictum of Kenilworth his lands were subjected to the penalty of 7 years' purchase. On 1 May 1269 Edmund was ordered to restore these lands to him. On that day, he was forced to sign a charter, by which he agreed to redeem them, and obtain his release from prison, for £50,000. The £50,000 was to be paid to Edmund in a single payment before 8 Jul following in default the lands to revert to Edmund and his heirs to hold till the money was paid in the manner prescribed. He soon regained his liberty but could not redeem his lands, which were accordingly released to Edmund. He brought an action to recover them in 1274, but failed. In 1273, when the King was absent abroad, he took possession of Chartley Castle, but was expelled. In 1274/5 he recovered the manor of Holbrook, co. Derby, and in 1275 the manor, but not the Castle of Chartley.
He married, as his 2nd wife and the mother of his children, 26 Jun 1269, Alianore, daughter of Sir Humphrey de Bohun (son and heir apparent of Humphrey, Earl of Hereford and Essex, by his 1st wife, Alianore, 4th daughter and coheir of Sir William de Braoise, Lord of Totnes, Brecon, and Radnor. He died in 1279, and was buried (most probably) in the Priory of St. Thomas at Stafford. His widow's dower was ordered to be assigned, 27 April 1279. She died 20 February 1313/4, and was buried in Walden Abbey.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, (Ferrers of Chartley), Vol. IV, pp. 198-202
Robert married Alianore de Bohun, daughter of Sir Humphrey VI de Bohun Knight, Earl of Hereford and Essex and Eleanor de Braose, on 26 Jun 1269 in Derby, Derbyshire, England 141.,529 (Alianore de Bohun was born about 1240 in Brecknock, Breconshire, Wales 529 and died on 20 Feb 1313-1314 in Walden Abbey, Essex, England 529.)