|Henry de Ferrers (Ferrieres)
Henry de Ferrers (Ferrieres) 1198
Noted events in his life were:
• Normandy. 1185 Ferrieres and Chambrais (now Broglie) were in the iron producing district of Normandy on the Charantonne. The barons of Ferrieres were styled premiers barons fossiers, indicating that they were in charge of the most important forges.
• First in England. 1185 Henry was the first to be settled in England.
• Lands. 748 Henry obtained from William the Conqueror, a grant of Tutbury Castle, county Stafford, with extensive possessions in other shires of which 114 manors were in Derbyshire.
• Domesday Commissioner. 1185 Henry was a Domesday Commissioner, holding at the time of the survey in 1086 some 210 manors, more than half of which were in Derbyshire. His seat was at Tutbury the in the district of Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire. Nearby, he founded a priory for the Benedictine monks.
Henry married Berta (Bertha) Roberts.