The name was derived from the great family of "Ferrers", Earls of Derby and was held in the reign of Edward 11 (1284-1327) by John de-Ferrers
His daughter carried it by name to John Mortimer,
Lords of Attleburgh and again by marriage it passed with the heiress and that
family to the Cresseners of Hawkendon in Suffolk
The Cressener Family was originally of Norman extraction.
The Cresseners held it from 1411 to 1546 when it was transferred (alienated) to Anthony, 2nd son of Sir William Waldegrave
Ferriers remained in the possession of the male line of this branch for three generations when on the death of Thomas, Anthony`s Grandson, it was inherited by his only surviving child Jemima, first wife of Henry Pelham
History of Ferriers during 1800 - 1900
Source "Find my past, Newpapers" web site
States , Ferriers Farm and the cottages associated with it are Little Mill, Bures Hamlet .
|Charles Townsend at Ferriers
in 1841-1861or 1871(he died in January quarter 1871) and therefore the tenants
associated with Little Mill.
together with Mary Ann Bottomley, 57, Servant
1871 and 1881 census
Joseph Adams, Farm Bailiff, Male aged 56,
born 1825 Shalford, Essex,
From the Ipswich Journal, 9 March 1872
Also a report of a fire where the Water
Mill burnt down, but no date given but it could possibly have been the
There are auction notices in the Essex
newspapers relating to Ferriers Farm in 1882 (executors of the late Osmond
Barnard Esq.) and 1884 (farming stock, implements, by order of the executors
of the late O Hanbury Esq., the Farm being let)
|Daniel Harrington(aged 28) at Little Mill in 1871 (he and his family later appear in the workhouse, Great Tey in 1881 census)|
|Harry Cousins Cant in 1911(aged 38) documented at Ferriers (he died 1932),|
Bury Free Press , Saturday August 8th 1931
Ferriers being sold by the Official Solicitors
As Harry Cant died
possibly within a year,
|Edward Shepherd Ewer presumably
purchased the property in 1931 at the above auction.
He is listed in Kelly`s Directory as the registered owner 1939. He died in 1961.
The Ewer family were still in residence after the war, as they were the owners of farm bunglalow which was devastated by fire
Link to Ivy Hicks
Ferriers dated 2009
Ferriers and the Pelham family
As a resident in the Parish of Bures St
Mary on the Suffolk, Essex border I wandered into the parish church of
St Mary the Virgin one day and, upon reading the pamphlet sold there,
which contains the history of the church from earliest times, I became
aware of the two floor tombs beside the South Porch.
In 1626 with an address at Boston, Linconshire
he obtained a license to marry Jemima Waldegrave daughter of Thomas Waldegrave,
While there he purchased property for Herbert
in Sudbury, Massachusetts, but Herbert does not seem to have ever lived
He became a freeman of the Massachusetts
Company, a Captain of Militia and a member of the Court of Assistance
and he was active as one of the commissioners of the United Colonies in
arranging a treaty with Narragansett and Niantic Indians. In 1643 he became
the first treasurer of Harvard University, which was close to his home
in Cambridge - a fact which I have had confirmed by the Associate Secretary
of that body. In about 1646 he returned to England but it would seem that
he was expected back hi Massachusetts for sometime because he was elected
an assistant in the following three years, "in absentia'. What became
of his second wife and his numerous children is unclear, save that she
had died in 1659.
Bures the village church was visited on February 23 1643 by the dreaded Will Dowsing, the well known, iconoclast, who 'broke down' 600 superstitious pictures, 8 holy ghosts and no doubt removed the arms on the monument raised to remember a William Waldegrave who had died ha 1613. Meanwhile in the same year the vicar of the church in Mount Bures was removed from his benefice on charges that "he would not come out of the alter rails to administer the sacrament that he swore by his faith and "troth"', that he suffered the youth of the parish to use sports on the lords day as scales and football; that he took the Archbishop to be wise and holy man, wishing himself as godly; and (most of all) he prayed not for parliament". The Archbishop was clearly a reference to the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud, who was trying to unify the forms of service to be used by the Church of England and seeking to Romanise them. The Archbishop was in the tower awaiting trial in 1643. He was executed two years later.
Editor - I have this scanned text on file, but no record of where it originated from, or the author
Later 20th cent residents of Ferriers
Taken from "The
Peerage" web site