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Sir Thomas Ferrers
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Birth: 1395
Groby
Leicestershire, England
Death: Jan. 6, 1459
Tamworth
Staffordshire, England

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.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Ferrers (1372 - 1446)
  Philippa Clifford Ferrers (1374 - 1405)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Freville Ferrers (1398 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Ferrers (1438 - 1498)*
 
 Sibling:
  Elizabeth de Ferrers Culpeper (1392 - 1460)*
  Thomas Ferrers (1395 - 1459)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Editha Church
Tamworth
Tamworth Borough
Staffordshire, England
 
Created by: Bill Velde
Record added: Jun 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71636833
Sir Thomas Ferrers
Added by: Bill Velde
 
 
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REST IN PEACE. GARY PAUL DAILY SR. MAYFLOWER 44242 RI 1106.
- gary daily
 Added: Nov. 19, 2013
In loving memory of my 15th Great Grandfather
- Melinda Wilson
 Added: Sep. 1, 2013
My 15th Great Grandfather
- ken slater sr
 Added: Aug. 29, 2013
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