Devereux, Walter (1489 - 1558)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1489
Death Date: 1558-09-17

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1503-12-15
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Date of pardon for marrying without license
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.

Offspring

From Grey, Mary ( - 1537/8)

From Garneys, Margaret ( - 1599)

  1. Female offspring: Devereux, Katherine (n.d.)
  2. Male offspring: Devereux, Edward (n.d.)

Primary Title

4th Baron Ferrers

Titles

  • 4th Baron Ferrers
    Assumed 1501-05-03 (possibly succeeded to title on 7 May 1501)
    Vacated 1558-09-17
  • 1st Viscount Hereford
    Assumed 1549/50-02-02
    Vacated 1558-09-17

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Constable, Warwickshire 1510/11-2-15 1558-09-17 Held jointly, for life
Steward, Warwickshire 1510/11-2-15 1558-09-17 Held jointly, for life
Council Member, Marches of Wales 1513-8-10 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1513 1515
JP, Marches of Wales 1515 n.d.
JP, Flintshire 1515 n.d.
JP, Cheshire 1515 n.d.
JP, South Wales 1515 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1515 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1515 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1515 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1521 1522
JP, Shropshire 1522 1523
JP, Worcestershire 1522 n.d.
JP, Staffordshire 1522 1523
JP, Gloucestershire 1522 n.d.
Steward of Crown Lands, Staffordshire 1522-3-29 n.d.
Steward of Crown Lands, Shropshire 1522-3-29 n.d.
Steward of Crown Lands, Cheshire 1522-3-29 n.d.
Steward of Crown Lands, Wales 1522-3-29 n.d.
Steward of Lands, Warwickshire 1522-3-29 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1524 1525
JP, Worcestershire 1524 n.d.
Chief Justice, South Wales 1525-8-22 1558-09-17 For life
JP, Herefordshire 1525 n.d.
JP, Staffordshire 1526 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1526 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1526 n.d.
Steward, South Wales 1526 n.d.
Steward of the Household of Mary Tudor, Princess of Wales, England 1526-5-25 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1528 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1528 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1531 1532
JP, Staffordshire 1531 1532
JP, Herefordshire 1531 1532
JP, Shropshire 1531 1532
JP, Gloucestershire 1531 1532
Constable, Cardiganshire by 1536 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1536 n.d.
JP, Staffordshire 1536 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1537 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1537 1540
Steward, Montgomeryshire 1537-5-24 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1538 1539
JP, Herefordshire 1538 n.d.
JP, Staffordshire 1538 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1539 1540
JP, Warwickshire 1539 n.d.
JP, Cheshire 1539 1540
JP, Herefordshire 1540 1541
JP, Staffordshire 1540 n.d.
JP, Oxfordshire 1540 1541
JP, Worcestershire 1542 1545
JP, Gloucestershire 1542 1545
JP, Warwickshire 1542 1545
JP, Cheshire 1543 1544
JP, Monmouthshire 1543 1544
JP, Herefordshire 1543 1544
JP, Staffordshire 1543 1545
JP, Shropshire 1543 n.d.
JP, Leicestershire 1543 1544
JP, Worcestershire 1547 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1547 n.d.
JP, Warwickshire 1547 n.d.
JP, Herefordshire 1547 n.d.
JP, Staffordshire 1547 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1547 n.d.
Privy Councillor, England 1549/50-1 1553-07
JP, Herefordshire 1554 n.d.
JP, Staffordshire 1554 n.d.
JP, Shropshire 1554 n.d.
JP, Worcestershire 1554 n.d.
JP, Gloucestershire 1554 n.d.

Details of Properties

Residence

  • Chartley, Staffordshire

Lands

  • Berkshire
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Gloucestershire
  • Herefordshire
  • Huntingdonshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • London (city-county)
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rutland
  • Somerset
  • Staffordshire
  • Wales
  • Warwickshire

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1549-1550 Booth Hall, Shrewsbury , Shropshire Lord Ferrers' Entertainers
Performance 1546-1547 Ludlow (Unknown), Ludlow , Shropshire Lord Ferrers' Minstrels
Performance 1529-1530 Grimley Manor, near Worcester , Worcestershire Lord Ferrers' Players
Performance 1557-1557 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Viscount Hereford's Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lord Ferrers' Entertainers Devereux, Walter (1489 - 1558) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Lord Ferrers' Minstrels Devereux, Walter (1489 - 1558) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Lord Ferrers' Players Devereux, Walter (1489 - 1558) Players 1
Viscount Hereford's Players Devereux, Walter (1489 - 1558) Players 1

Bibliographic Sources

The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)