Ancestors of John Philip Davies
163840022. Thomas Basset was born about 1156 in Hedington, Oxford, England. Thomas married Phillipi Melbank about 1177 in Hedington, Oxford, England. [Parents]
163840024. Walkelin (William) De Ferrieres was born about 1140 in Of, Oakham, Rutlandshire, England. He was christened in Of Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire, England. He died after 31 Dec 1189 in Of, , Normandy, France. He was buried before 21 Oct 1190 in , Seige Of Acre, Jerusalem, Palestine. Walkelin married Sybil De Braose about 1173/1174 in Of, , Sussex, England. [Parents]
From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_de_Ferrers,_3rd_Earl_of_Derby):
William I de Ferrers, 3rd Earl of Derby (died 1190) was a 12th century English Earl who resided in Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire and was head of a family which controlled a large part of Derbyshire known as Duffield Frith. He was also a Knight Templar.
William was the son of Robert de Ferrers, 2nd Earl of Derby and his wife, Margaret Peverel. He succeeded his father as Earl of Derby in 1162. He was married to Sybil, the daughter of William de Braose, 3rd Lord of Bramber and Bertha of Hereford.
William de Ferrers was one of the earls who joined the rebellion against King Henry II of England led by Henry's eldest son, Henry the Younger, in the Revolt of 1173–1174, sacking the town of Nottingham. Robert de Ferrers II, his father, had supported Stephen of England and, although Henry II had accepted him at court, he had denied the title of earl of Derby to him and his son. In addition, William had a grudge against Henry because he believed he should have inherited the lands of Peveril Castle through his mother. These, King Henry had previously confiscated in 1155 when William Peverel fell into disfavour.
With the failure of the revolt, de Ferrers was taken prisoner by King Henry, at Northampton on the 31 July 1174, along with the King of Scots and the earls of Chester and Lincoln, along with a number of his Derbyshire underlings and was held at Caen. He was deprived of his castles at Tutbury and Duffield and both were put out of commission (and possibly Pilsbury.) In addition to defray the costs of the war Henry levied a so-called "Forest Fine" of 200 marks.
He seems to have afterwards regained the confidence of Henry II., and he showed his fidelity to the next Sovereign, (King Richard I.), by accompanying him in his expedition to the Holy Land, and joined the Third Crusade and died at the Siege of Acre in 1190.
He was succeeded by his son William de Ferrers, 4th Earl of Derby.
163840025. Sybil De Braose was born about 1157 in Of, Bramber, Sussex, England. She died after 5/5 Feb 1227/1228 in , , , England. [Parents]
163840026. Hugh Of Kevelioc de Meschines Earl of Chester was born in 1147 in Of Kevelioc, , Merionethshire, Wales. He died on 30 Jun 1181 in , Leek, Staffordshire, England. He was buried in , Chester, Chestershire, England. Hugh married Bertrade De Montfort (Evreux) in 1169 in Of, Montfort, Normandy, France. [Parents]
163840027. Bertrade De Montfort (Evreux) was born in 1155 in Of, , Chester, England. She was christened in (14-1169). She died on 12 Jul 1189 in , Evreux, Eure, France. [Parents]
163848704. Drymbenog ap Maenyrch was born about 1055 in Breconshire. Drymbenog married Gwenllian ferch Iestyn. [Parents]