Sir Robert de Ferrers 2nd Baron Ferrers (of Wemme) 639,640,641
- Born: Abt 1373, Willisham, Suffolk, England 638,641,642
- Marriage (1): Lady Joan (Jean) Beaufort Countess of Westmorland in 1391 in Chateau de Beaufort, Maine-et-Loire, France 638
- Died: Bef 29 Nov 1396 638,641,642
Noted events in his life were:
Ancestry: Descendant of Edward I. 641,643 The MacKenzie book "Colonial Families of the United States" cites that Robert descended from King Edward I of England.
However, several errors have been found in this book so this is suspect.
Parliament. 641,644 Sir Robert was the second Baron Ferrers, of Wemme, but was never summonded to Parliament.
Estate. 641,645 Ferrers's financial situation was limited. He was short of income, heavily reliant on an annuity and wages he received from his father-in-law, John of Gaunt. He had good prospects but the estates to which he was heir were held by his mother under her marriage settlement and she outlived him.
Death, 1410. 640,641 Burke's Peerage cites that Robert died in 1410. Since he had no sons, the Barony fell into abeyance between his two daughters.
Robert married Lady Joan (Jean) Beaufort Countess of Westmorland, daughter of Prince John (of Gaunt) K. G. Earl of Richmond, Duke of Lancaster, and Katherine de Roλt Duchess of Lancaster, in 1391 in Chateau de Beaufort, Maine-et-Loire, France.638 (Lady Joan (Jean) Beaufort Countess of Westmorland was born early 1377 in Pleshy Castle near Chelmsford, Essex, England,646,647 died on 13 Nov 1440 in Howden, Yorkshire, England 642 and was buried in Lincoln Cathedral in the same crypt as her mother 635,648.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
Marriage. 645 Before he set off in1386 to attempt to gain the Crown of Castile, John of Gaunt arranged for Joan's marriage to one of his knights, Robert Ferrers. He was appropriate to Joan's illegitimate status.