|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1459|
1st Lord of Tamworth by marriage. He made Tamworth the seat of an important branch of the Ferrers of Groby. It had a covert role as a "safe house" of sorts for the preeminent Catholic families of England during the Tudor era-- and yet the heirs of Lord Tamworth developed a strongarm organization to enforce the laws of the Crown in Staffordshire, and clean up problems that had only naturally existed in the environs of such a formidable castle.
Better roads were to make enforcement by the central government easier by the 16th century, and of course cannon made obsolete the notion of an impregnable fortress-- caretakers under the Ferrers stewardship understood this, and since they led double lives (as Catholics) they understood and preserved the arts of playing both sides, a way of life during the Dynastic Wars, but lost to memory as new generations of royalty grew more and more comfortable in their power.
William Ferrers (1372 - 1446)
Philippa Clifford Ferrers (1374 - 1405)
Elizabeth Freville Ferrers (1398 - ____)
Thomas Ferrers (1438 - 1498)*
Elizabeth de Ferrers Culpeper (1392 - 1460)*
Thomas Ferrers (1395 - 1459)
St Editha Church
Created by: Bill Velde
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
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