Baron Ferrers of Groby

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Arms of Ferrers of Groby: Gules, seven mascles or conjoined 3:3:1

Baron Ferrers of Groby (or Baron Ferrers de Groby) was a title in the Peerage of England. It was created by writ on 29 December 1299 when William Ferrers, 1st Baron Ferrers of Groby was summoned to parliament. He was the son of Sir William de Ferrers, Knt., of Groby, Leicestershire, (d.1287) by his first wife Anne Durward, 2nd daughter of Alan Durward and his wife Margery of Scotland, and grandson of William de Ferrers, 5th Earl of Derby. In 1475 the eighth baron was created the Marquess of Dorset, with which the barony merged. It was forfeited along with the marquessate when the third marquess was attainted in 1554.

Barons Ferrers of Groby (1300)[edit]

The barony was forfeit in 1554, when the Duke of Suffolk was tried for high treason and executed.

Barons Grey of Groby[edit]

For further holders of the title see Earl of Stamford

References[edit]

  • Douglas Richardson & Kimball G. Everingham, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, p. 359