Bigod Family Genealogy
Bigod Family Genealogy

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Details for Bigod Family
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1. Robert Bigod - was born about 1006, lived in France.

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i.  Roger Bigod was born about 1037, lived in St Saveur,,France. See #2. below.
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2. Roger Bigod - was born about 1037, lived in St Saveur,,France. He is the son of Robert Bigod.

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i.  Roger Bigod was born in 1060 in St. Saveur, Normandy, France and died Sep 1107 in Egersham, Norfolk, England . See #3. below.
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3. Roger Bigod - was born in 1060 in St. Saveur, Normandy, France and died Sep 1107 in Egersham, Norfolk, England . He was the son of Roger Bigod.
Roger married Adeliza de Toni. Adeliza was born about 1072. She was the daughter of Robert II de Todeni. She died after 1135 .
  Then Roger married Adeliza de Grantesmesnel. Adeliza was born about 1060, lived in Hinckley,Leicestershire,England. She is the daughter of Hugh Montfort and Alice (Adeliza) de Beaumont.

Roger - Bigod is the name associated with Framlingham Castle in Suffolk. It is an imposing structure. The outer walls are forty-four feet high and eight feet thick. Thirteen towers fifty-eight feet in height remain, along with a gateway and some outworks. In early Roman times it was probably the site of the fortified earthwork that sheltered Saint Edmund when he fled from the Danes in 870, but we cannot be sure of the authenticity of this tradition. The Danes seized the fort, but they lost it in 921; it then remained a Crown possession, which passed into the hands of William the Conqueror when he became King. In 1100 Henry I granted the Castle to Roger Bigod, and possibly Roger was the one to erect the first masonry building.
 
When Roger died in 1107 he was suceeded by his eldest son, Willaim Bigod. William drowned in the wreck of the White ship on 26th November 1120 and Roger's second son, Hugh Bigod inherited all and took possession of the estates.
Children with Adeliza de Toni (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Maud Bigod was born about 1080, lived in Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire, England.
Maud married William d'Albiny about 1099 while living in Norfolk, England. William was born about 1064, lived in St. Sauveur, Manche, Normandie, France. He was the son of Robert de Todeni. He died in 1139 .
See d'Albiny family for children.
ii.  Jane Bigod was born about 1100.
Jane married Richard FitzEustace. Richard was born about 1128. He is the son of Eustace Fitzjohn and Agnes FitzNigel.
See Monoculus family for children.
Children with Adeliza de Grantesmesnel (Quick Family Chart)
iii.  Hugh Bigod was born about 1095 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England and died on 6 Mar 1175 in Thatford, Norfolk, England and was buried in Thatford Abbey . See #4. below.
iv.  William Bigod was born about 1094, lived in Cambridge & Norf,Norfolk,England and died on 26 Nov 1120 .

William - drowned in the wreck of the White Ship.






Image of Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle


Suffolk England
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4. Hugh Bigod - was born about 1095 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England and died on 6 Mar 1175 in Thatford, Norfolk, England and was buried in Thatford Abbey . He was the son of Roger Bigod and Adeliza de Grantesmesnel.
Hugh married Juliana de Vere. Juliana was born about 1108 in Hedingham, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Aubrey II de Vere and Adeliza de Clare. She died about 1199 .
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i.  Roger Bigod was born about 1150 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England and died before 2 Aug 1221 in Thetford, Norfolk, England . See #5. below.
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5. Roger Bigod - was born about 1150 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England and died before 2 Aug 1221 in Thetford, Norfolk, England . He was the son of Hugh Bigod and Juliana de Vere.
Roger married Ida Plantagent about 1185. Ida was born about 1154 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England. She is the daughter of Hamelin Plantagenet and Isabel de Warenne.

Roger - succeeded as second Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk. It is fitting that, after Richard's return to England after his captivity in Germany, Roger Bigod was chosen to be one of the four Earls who carried the silken canopy for the King, as Hugh Bigod had borne the Royal sceptre in the Royal procession.
 
Roger Bigod was appointed in 1189 by King Richard one of the Ambassadors to King Philip of France, to obtain aid for the recovery of the Holy Land. In 1191 he was keeper of Hereford Castle. He was chief judge in the King's Court from 1195 to 1202. In 120() he was sent by King John as one of his messengers to summon William the Lion, King of Scotland, to do homage to him in the Parliament which was held at Lincoln, and subsequently attended King John into Poitou; but on his return he was won over to the opposition by the rebel Barons and became one of the strongest advocates of the Charter of Liberty, for which he was excommunicated by Pope Innocent Iii
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i.  Hugh Bigod was born about 1186, lived in Thetford, Norfolk, England and died on 18 Feb 1225 in England . See #6. below.
ii.  Margaret Bigod was born about 1194 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England and died on 31 Mar 1237 .
Margaret married William Hastings about 1193. William was born about 1163 in Fillongley, Warwickshire, England. He died about 1226 .
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6. Hugh Bigod - was born about 1186, lived in Thetford, Norfolk, England and died on 18 Feb 1225 in England . He was the son of Roger Bigod and Ida Plantagent.
Hugh married Countess Maud Marshall before 1207 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Countess Maud was born in 1190, lived in Pembroke, Wales. She was the daughter of Earl William Marshall and Isabel Fitzgilbert de Clare. She died on 27 Mar 1248 and was buried in Tintern Abbey, Chapel Hill, Monmouthshire, England .

Countess Maud - Countess of Norfolk.

Hugh - 3rd Earl of Norfolk.
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i.  Isabel Bigod was born about 1210 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England and died in 1230 and was buried in Grey Friar's, Worcester, England .
Isabel married Gilbert de Lacy about 1225 in Norfolk, Norfolk, England. Gilbert was born about 1206 in Dublin, Ireland. He was the son of Walter de Lacy and Margaret de Braose. He died in 1234 and was buried in Llanthony, Wales .
See Talbot family for children.

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