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Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk, Surety of the Magna Carta

Also Known As: "3rd Earl of Norfolk"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Thetford, Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Thetford, Norfolk, England
Place of Burial: Thetford Church, Thetford, Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger le Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk; Roger Bigod and Ida de Tosny, Countess of Norfolk (Royal Mistress of Henry II)
Husband of Matilda Maud Bigod and Maud Marshall
Father of Matilda le Bigod; Sir Ralph Bigod; Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk; Isabel Fitzgeoffrey; Hugh Bigod and 3 others
Brother of Margaret "de Hastings" le Bigod; William Bigod; Mary Margaret "Margery" FitzRobert (Bigod); Thomas Le Bigod; John William Bigod and 4 others
Half brother of William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury

Occupation: Third Earl of Norfolk, Earl of Norfolk
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About Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk

please note that some sources (links) listed the last name as le Bigod

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Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Bigod,_3rd_Earl_of_Norfolk

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53045321

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I2464&tree=Nixon

http://www.mathematical.com/bigodhugh1186.html

http://thepeerage.com/p462.htm#i4613

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Hugh was the eldest son of Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk, and Ida de Tosny. For a short time he was also the 3rd earl of Norfolk. In 1215 he was one of the twenty-five sureties of Magna Carta of King John. He succeeded to his father's estates (including Framlingham Castle) in 1221 but died in his early forties in 1225. In late 1206 or early 1207, Hugh was married to Maud Marshal the daughter of Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke. Together they had the following children: Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk, born c. 1209. Died childless. Hugh Bigod (1211-1266), Justiciar of England. Married Joan de Stuteville, by whom he had issue. Isabel Bigod (c. 1212- 1250), married firstly, Gilbert de Lacy, by whom she had issue; she married secondly, John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere, by whom she had issue, including Maud FitzJohn, and Joan FitzJohn who married Theobald le Botiller, and from whom descended the Irish Earls of Ormond. Ralph Bigod (born c. 1215)


Hugh Bigod (c. 1182 – 1225) was a member of the powerful early Norman Bigod family and was for a short time the 3rd Earl of Norfolk.

Contents

 [hide] 1 Origins

2 Career 3 Marriage & progeny 4 Death 5 Hugh Bigod in fiction 6 Ancestry 7 References 8 External links

Origins[edit]


Arms used by Hugh Bigod, as heir to the earldoms of Norfolk and Suffolk, and as recorded during the signing of Magna Charta

He was born c. 1182, the eldest son of Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk by his wife Ida de Tosny.

Career[edit]

In 1215 he was one of the twenty-five sureties of Magna Carta of King John. He succeeded to his father’s estates (including Framlingham Castle) in 1221.

Marriage & progeny[edit]

In late 1206 or early 1207, Hugh married Maud Marshal (1192 - 27 March 1248), daughter of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1147–1219), Marshal of England, by his wife Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke. They had four, or possibly five, children: Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk (c. 1209-1270), died without progeny. Hugh Bigod (1211–1266), Justiciar of England. Married Joan de Stuteville, by whom he had issue. Isabel Bigod (c. 1212- 1250), married twice: Firstly to Gilbert de Lacy, by whom she had issue; Secondly to John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere, by whom she had issue, including Maud FitzJohn, and Joan FitzJohn who married Theobald le Botiller, and from whom descended the Irish Earls of Ormond.

Ralph Bigod (born c. 1215)

Contrary to the assertion of Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, there is no evidence for a fourth son called Simon Bigod. A man of that name appears as a witness to one of Earl Hugh's charters (Morris, HBII 2), but as the eighteenth name in a list of twenty, suggesting no close connection to the main branch of the family. He is also named among the knights who surrendered to King John at Framlingham Castle in 1216. He was a probably a descendant of Hugh or William Bigod, half-brothers to Earl Roger II Bigod.

Death[edit]

Hugh died on 18 Feb 1225. Very soon after Hugh's death, his widow Maud re-married William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey.

Hugh Bigod in fiction[edit]

Hugh Bigod and his wife [Mahelt] are the main characters in Elizabeth Chadwick's To Defy a King. They also appear as secondary characters in novels chronicling their parents such as The Time of Singing (UK: Sphere, 2008) published in the USA as For the King's Favor; The Greatest Knight; and The Scarlet Lion.

Ancestry[edit] Family links:

Parents:
 Roger Bigod (1144 - 1220)

Spouse:
 Maud Marshal De Warenne (1192 - 1248)

Children:
 Isabel Bigod (1210 - 1250)*
 Ralph Bigod (1215 - 1260)*

-------------------- Hugh Bigod (c. 1182 – 1225) was a member of the powerful early Norman Bigod family and was for a short time the 3rd Earl of Norfolk.

He was born c. 1182, the eldest son of Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk by his wife Ida de Tosny.

In 1215 he was one of the twenty-five sureties of Magna Carta of King John. He succeeded to his father’s estates (including Framlingham Castle) in 1221.

In late 1206 or early 1207, Hugh married Maud Marshal (1192 - 27 March 1248), daughter of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1147–1219), Marshal of England, by his wife Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke. They had four, or possibly five, children:

  • Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk (c. 1209-1270), died without progeny.
  • Hugh Bigod (1211–1266), Justiciar of England. Married Joan de Stuteville, by whom he had issue.
  • Isabel Bigod (c. 1212- 1250), married twice:

Firstly to Gilbert de Lacy, by whom she had issue;

Secondly to John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere, by whom she had issue, including Maud FitzJohn, and Joan FitzJohn who married Theobald le Botiller, and from whom descended the Irish Earls of Ormond.

  • Ralph Bigod (born c. 1215)

Contrary to the assertion of Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, there is no evidence for a fourth son called Simon Bigod. A man of that name appears as a witness to one of Earl Hugh's charters (Morris, HBII 2), but as the eighteenth name in a list of twenty, suggesting no close connection to the main branch of the family. He is also named among the knights who surrendered to King John at Framlingham Castle in 1216. He was a probably a descendant of Hugh or William Bigod, half-brothers to Earl Roger II Bigod.

Hugh died on 18 Feb 1225. Very soon after Hugh's death, his widow Maud re-married William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey.

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Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk's Timeline

1186
1186
Thetford, Norfolk, England
1206
1206
Age 20
Norfolk, England
1208
1208
Age 22
Thetford,Norfolk,England
1210
1210
Age 24
Pembroke,Pembrokeshire,Wales
1212
November 1, 1212
Age 26
Thetford, Norfolk, , England
1212
Age 26
Framlingham Castle, Thetford, Suffolk, England
1214
1214
Age 28
Thetford, Norfolk, England
1214
Age 28
Thetford, Norfolk, England
1215
1215
Age 29
was a Magna Carta surety
1218
1218
Age 32
of Thetford,Norfolk or Framlingham,Suffolk