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Hugh BIGOD, 3rd Earl of Norfolk

Male - 1225


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  • Name Hugh BIGOD 
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Norfolk 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1225 
    Notes 
    • “A Magna Carta Surety.”

      “HUGH Bigod, son of ROGER Bigod Earl of Norfolk & his wife Ida --- (-[11/18] Feb 1225). “Rogerus Bigot comes Norfolchiæ” donated property to Colne priory, for the souls of “Hugone Bigot fratris mei et comitissæ Julianæ matris meæ et Idæ uxoris meæ”, by undated charter, witnessed by “Hugone Bigot filio meo…”. He succeeded his father in 1221 as Earl of Norfolk. The Annals of Dunstable record that “Hugo Bigot comes” died in 1225. The Annals of Waverley record the death in 1225 of “Hugo Bigot comes Norfolchiæ”.
      m ([before Lent] 1207) as her first husband, MAUD Marshal of Pembroke, daughter of WILLIAM Marshal Earl of Pembroke & his wife Isabel Ctss of Pembroke (-27 Mar 1248). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, names (in order) ”Matilda…Johaanna…Isabella” as the daughters of “Willielmi Marescalli comitis Penbrochiæ”, adding that Matilda married “Hugoni le Bigod comiti Norfolke et Suffolke” and secondly “Johanni de Garrene comiti de Surrey”. The Annals of Dunstable record that “Hugo Bigot comes…uxor” married “comiti Warenniæ”. She married secondly William de Warenne Earl of Surrey, and thirdly Walter de Dunstanville. The primary source which confirms her third marriage has not yet been identified.
      Earl Hugh & his wife had five children:
      1. ROGER Bigod ([1212/13]-4 Jul 1270, bur Thetford 10 Jul 1270). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, names (in order) ”Hugo Bigod primus filius, comes Norfolke et Suffolke, et Rogerus sive Radulfus secundus filius” as the children of “Hugoni le Bigod comiti Norfolke et Suffolke” and his wife, although this reverses the order of birth of the two sons. He succeeded his father in 1225 as Earl of Norfolk. The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the death "die Translationis Sancti Martini" [4 Jul] of "Rogerus Bigod comes Norfol. et Suff. marescallus Angliæ, Cuhabe" and his burial "apud Thetford monachorum". The Annals of Osney record the death “V Non Jul” in 1270 of “Rogerus Bigod marescallus Angliæ”. m ((Alnwick May 1225, repudiated 1245 on grounds of consanguinity, compelled to cohabit again by ecclesiastical sentence 1253259) ISABEL of Scotland, daughter of WILLIAM "the Lion" King of Scotland & his wife Ermengarde de Beaumont (-after 1253, bur Church of the Black Friars, London). She is called "filiam regis Scotiæ" (but not named) by Matthew of Paris when he records her husband's resumption of their marriage. She appears to have been living in Gloucestershire in Oct 1263.
      2. HUGH Bigod (-before 7 May 1266). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, names (in order) ”Hugo Bigod primus filius, comes Norfolke et Suffolke, et Rogerus sive Radulfus secundus filius” as the children of “Hugoni le Bigod comiti Norforfolke et Suffolke” and his wife, although this reverses the order of birth of the two sons. Chief Justiciar of England 1257. m (after 1241) as her second husband, JOAN de Stuteville, widow of HUGH Wake, daughter of NICHOLAS [II] de Stuteville & his wife Devorguilla of Galloway (-before 6 Apr 1276). The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified. Hugh & his wife had three children:
      a) ROGER Bigod (-6 Dec 1306). The Continuator of Florence of Worcester names "Rogerum filium Hugonis Bigod fratris eiusdem defuncti" when recording that he succeeded his paternal uncle as Earl of Norfolk He succeeded his uncle in 1270 as Eararl of Norfolk. “Rogerus le Bigod comes Norfolciæ” donated property to Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire by charter dated 4 Aug 1301, witnessed by ”domino Johanne le Bygod fratre meo, domino Johanne de Bygod de Stocton…”. The earldom reverted to thhe crown on his death, under the terms of a re-grant for life agreed 12 Apr 1302. m firstly (before 29 Oct 1271) as her second husband, ALINE Basset, widow of Sir HUGH Le Despencer, daughter and heiress of Sir PHILIP Basset of Wycombe, Berkshire & his first wife Hawise de Lovaine (-before 11 Apr 1281). The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified. m secondly (1290) ALIX de Hainaut, daughter of JEAN II Comte de Hainaut [later JAN II Count of Holland] & his wife Philippine de Luxembourg (-26 Oct 1317). The Continuator of Florence of Worcester records the marriage of "Rogerus Bigot comes Norfolchiæ et marescallus Angliæ" and "Aliciam filiam Johannis de Areynes comitis Agennogiæ".
      b) Sir JOHN Bigod . “Rogerus le Bigod comes Norfolciæ” donated property to Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire by charter dated 4 Aug 1301, witnessed by ”domino Johanne le Bygod fratre meo, domino Johanne de Bygod de Stocton…”. His brother settled on him, his wife and two sons, the manor of Settrington, Yorkshire 25 Apr 1302. He was unable to succeed to the Earldom of Norfolk which had been re-granted to his brother Roger in 1302 only for the latter's life. m ISABEL, daughter of ---. The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. Sir John & his wife had two children:
      i) JOHN Bigod of Settrington, Yorkshire. The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.
      ii) ROGER Bigod . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.
      c) JOAN Bigod . A manuscript genealogy of the Gant family records that “Philippus de Kyme” married “Hugoni Bigot…filiam suam”. The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified. m PHILIP de Kyme Lord Kyme, son of WILLIAM de Kyme & his wife Lucy de Ros (-1323 before 2 Apr).
      3. Sir RALPH Bigod . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.
      4. WILLIAM Bigod . The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.
      5. ISABEL Bigod . The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified. m firstly GILBERT de Lacy, of Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, son of WALTER de Lacy Lord of Meath & his wife --- (-[12 Aug/25 Dec] 1230, bur Lanton, Wales). m secondly Sir JOHN FitzGeoffrey, son of GEOFFREY FitzPiers Earl of Essex & his second wife Aveline de Clare (-1258). Justiciar of Ireland.”««s87»» [1]
    Person ID I15748  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2016 

    Father Roger BIGOD, 2nd Earl of Norfolk,   b. c. 1144/1150,   d. 1221  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Ida DE TOSNY 
    Family ID F15045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maud MARSHAL, of Pembroke 
    Children 
     1. Roger BIGOD
     2. Hugh BIGOD, Chief Justiciar of England
     3. Ralph BIGOD
     4. William BIGOD
    +5. Isabel BIGOD
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F5433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gundred DE BEAUMONT,   d. 1200/08 
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F14557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Foundation for Medieval Genealogy., Foundation for Medieval Genealogy Trustees.