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  1. Margery Bigod: Birth: ABT 1172 in Norfolk, England. Death: 31 May 1297

  2. Hugh Bigod: Birth: ABT 1178. Death: Feb 1224/1225

  3. Margaret "Margery" Le Bigod: Birth: ABT 1180 in Norfolk, England. Death: 31 Mar 1237

  4. Hugh Le Bigod: Birth: ABT 1186 in Framingham Castle, Suffolk, England. Death: 18 Feb 1224 in Thetford, Norfolk, England

  5. Thomas Le Bigod: Birth: ABT 1188 in Thetford, Norfolk, England. Death: 1240

  6. William Le Bigod: Birth: 1188 in Thetford, Norfolk Or Framlingham, Suffolk. Death: Feb 1224 in England

  7. Alice or Adeliza De Norfolk Le Bigod: Birth: 1192 in Thetford, Norfolk Or Framlingham, Suffolk, England. Death: 31 Mar 1237

  8. Mary Le Bigod: Birth: 1196 in Thetford, Norfolks, England.

  9. Roger Le Bigod: Birth: 1198 in Thetford, Norfolk Or Framlingham, Suffolk.

  10. Ralph Le Bigod: Birth: 1201.

  11. Person Not Viewable


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Note:   Customer pedigree.
Publication:   Release date: October 20, 1997
Author:   Brøderbund Software, Inc.
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Page:   53, Bigod, Earls of Norfolk
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Note continued:   itish Empire, Sir Bernard Burke {1883} Source Media Type: Book
5. Title:   Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650
Publication:   Sixth Edition Genealogical Publishing, Inc. 1988 ISBN 0-8063-1207-6
Author:   Frederick Lewis Weis
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Notes
a. Note:   Duke of Norfolk. 2nd Earl of Norfolk. Steward of the Houshold of King Richard I. Accoording to "Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire" by Sir Bernard Burke . . . Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl, married Isabel, Unknown of Hamelyn, Earl of Warrenne and Surrey, and had issue : Roger Bigod 2nd Earl of Norfolk, who, in the 1st year of Richard I, had a charter dated at Westminster, 27 November, reconstituting him Earl of Norfolk and steward of the household, his lordship obtaining at the same time restitution of some manors, with grants of others, and confirmation of all his wide-spreading demesnes. In the same year he was made one of the ambassadors from the English monarch to Philip of France, for obtaining aid towards the recovery of the Holy Land. Upon return of King Richard from his captivity, the Earl of Norfolk assisted at the great council held by the king at Nottingham; and at his second coronation, his lordship was one of the four earls that carried the silken canopy over the monarch's head. In the reign of King John he was one of the barons that extorted the great Charters of Freedom from that prince, and was amongst the twenty-five lords appointed to enforce their fulfillment. His lordship married Isabel, daughter of Hamelyn Earl of Warrenne and Surrey, and had issue, Hugh, his successor. [Source: Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 53, Bigod Earls of Norfolk] The Bigods held the hereditary office of steward (dapifer) of the royal household, and their chief castle was at Framlingham in Suffolk. [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961 ed, Vol. 3, pages 556/557, article Hugh Bigod Earl of Norfolk.) He was one of the powerful barons, who in 1215 forced King John of England to sign the Magna Carta . Roger Bigod (d 1221), second Earl of Norfolk, was son of Hugh, first earl. On the death of his father in 1176, he and his stepmother, Gundreda, appealed to the king on a dispute touching the inheritance, the countess pressing the claims of her own son. Henry there upon seized the treasures of Earl Hugh into his own hands and it seems that during the remainder of his reign Roger had small power, even if his succession was allowed. His position, however, was not entirely overlooked. He appears witness to Henry's award between the kings of Navarre and Castile and on 16 March 1177 and on 1186 he did his feudal service as steward in the court held at Guilford. On Richard's succession to the throne, 8 Sept 1189, Bigod was taken into favour. By charter of 27 Nov the new king confirmed him in all his honours, in the earldom of Norfolk, and in the stewardship of the royal household, as freely as Roger, his grandfather, and Hugh, his father, had held it. He was next appointed one of the ambassadors to Philip of France to arrange for the crusade and during Richard's absence from England on that expedition he suported the king's authority against the designs of Prince John. On the pacification of the quarrel between the prince and the chancellor, William Longchamp, bishop of Ely, on 28 July 1191, Bigod was put into possession of the castle of Hereford, one of the strongholds surrendered by John, and was one of the chancellor's sureties in the agreement. In April 1193 he was summoned with certain other barons and prelates to attend the chancellor into Germany, where negotiations were being carried on to effect Richard's release from captivity; and in 1194, after the surrrender of Nottingham to the king, he was present in that city at the great council held on 30 March. At Richard's re-coronation, 17 April, he assisted in bearing the canopy. In July or August of the same year he appears as one of the commissioners sent to York to settle a quarrel between the archbishop and the canons. After Richard's return home, Bigod's name is found on the records as a justiciar, fines being levied before him in the fifth year of that king's reign, and from the seventh onwards. He also appears as a justice itinerant in Norfolk. After Richard's death, Bigod succeeded in gaining John's favour, and in the first years of his reign continued to act as a judge. In October 1200 he was one of the envoys sent to summon William of Scotland to do homage at Lincoln, and was a witness at the ceremony on 22 Nov following; but at a later period he appears to have fallen into disgrace, and was imprisioned in 1213. In the course of the same year, however, he was released and apparently restored to favour, as he accompanied the king to Poitou in Fegrmacry 1214, and about the same time compounded by a fine of 2,000 marks for the service of 120 knights and all arrears of scutages. Nest year he joined the confederate barons in the movement which resulted in the grant of Magna Charta on 15 June 1215, and was one of the twenty-five excutors, or trustees, of its provisions. He was consequently included in the sentence of excommunication which Innocent III soon afterwards declared against the king's opponents, and his lands were cruelly harried by John's troops in their incursions into the eastern counties. After the accession of Henry III, Bigod returned to his allegiance, and his hereditary right to the stewardship of the royal household was finally recognised at the council of Oxford on 1 May 1221. But before the following August he died. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Hugh, as third earl, who, however, survived him only four years. [Dictionary of National Biography II:486-7] Earl Roger Bigod is the 23rd and 24th great grandfather, 23rd and 24th great grand uncle and 1st cousin of Robert Lee Ruth. Their common ancestors are Hugh Bigod and Juliana DeVere.


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