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Birth: 1100 Ferrers, Derbyshire, England Father: Robert De Ferrers Mother:Hawise De Vitre
Death: 1160 Merevale, Warwickshire, England
Burial: Abbey Of Merevale
Remarks: Name Suffix: [2Nd Earl Derby]
Name Suffix: [EARL OF DERBY]/Ancestral File Number: 9G90-D8

Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby, in the 12th Henry II, upon levying the aid for marrying the king's daughter, certified the knights' fees then in his possession to be in number seventy-nine for which he paid the sum of 68 marks. This nobleman was also a liberal benefactor to thechurch. His lordship was buried at the Abbey of Meervale, co. Warwick, one of the religious houses which he had founded, wrapped in an ox's hide according tohis desire. His lordship m. Margaret, dau. and heiress of William Peverel, of Nottingham, by whom he had issue. He was s. by his son, William de Ferrers, 3rdEarl of Derby. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 196, Ferrers, Earls of Derby]

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