|Robert DE FERRERS, Earl of Derby
Robert DE FERRERS, Earl of Derby 1
- Born: Derbyshire, England
- Married: Before 1139, Nottinghamshire, England
- Died: By 1160
- Buried: Merevale Abbey, Warwickshire, England
Compiler's 25 x great-grandfather
“Robertus comes junior de Ferariis” confirmed donations to Tutbury by “avus meus Henricus…Egenulfus patruus meus…Robertus pater meus”, naming “Nigellus de Albiniaco et Amicia filia avi mei”.
He succeeded his father in 1139 as Earl [of Derby]. [Earl of Nottingham]: “Robertus junior comes de Notingham” donated property to Tutbury Priory by charter dated 1141 which names “Hauwisiæ matris meæ”.
He founded the abbey of Merevale, Warwickshire, where he was buried. 2
Robert married Margaret PEVEREL, daughter of William "the Younger" PEVEREL of Nottingham and Oddona, before 1139 in Nottinghamshire, England. (Margaret PEVEREL was born between 1123 and 1126 in Nottinghamshire, England.)
1 A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, dormant, and in abeyance..., John Burke, p. 534.
2 Foundations for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Robert.