Margaret Peverell, Countess of Derby

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Margaret Ferrers' effigy in Merevale Abbey

Margaret Peverell, Countess of Derby (b. circa 1114, Nottinghamshire, England), was an English noblewoman who lived at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, England.

Family and marriage[edit]

Margaret was the daughter of William Peverel the Younger of Peveril Castle in Derbyshire[1][2][3]

She married Robert Ferrers and thus became Countess of Derby. She was the mother of William de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby, Walkelin de Ferrers and a daughter, Petronella.[citation needed]

She died in 1154 and was buried in Merevale Abbey.


  1. ^ Cokayne, George Edward, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct, or Dormant (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910.), 4:311
  2. ^ Keats-Rohan, K.S.B., Domesday People: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, 1066-1166 (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999.), pp. 361, 494
  3. ^ Sheppard, Walter Lee, F.A.S.G., "Royal Bye-Blows: The Illegitimate Children of the English Kings," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 119(2):95