Isabel le Bigod (c.1212 - 1250) MP

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Birthplace: Thetford, Norfolk, , England
Death: Died in Ewyas Lacy, Trim Weobley, Herfordshire, England
Occupation: Countess of Essex
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Isabel le Bigod

Isabel Bigod is the daughter of Hugh le Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and Matilda Marshal. She married John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere, son of Geoffrey FitzPiers, 1st Earl of Essex and Aveline de Clare, before 12 April 1234.

    Her married name became FitzGeoffrey.

Children of Isabel Bigod and John FitzGeoffrey, Lord of Shere

1.Isabel FitzJohn+ d. c 20 May 1274

2.Joan FitzJohn+ d. fr 25 Feb 1303 - 26 May 13031

3.Richard FitzJohn, Lord FitzJohn


Isabel BIGOD (1210-1230) [Pedigree]

Daughter of Hugh BIGOD 3rd Earl of Norfolk (1178-1224) and Maud MARSHAL (1192-1248)

   b. ABT 1210, Norfolk, Norfolk, Eng.
   d. 1230
   bur. Grey Friar's, Worcester, Eng.

Married first Gilbert de LACY (1200-1230)

Children: [listed under entry for Gilbert de LACY]

Married second Sir John FITZGEOFFREY Sheriff of Yorkshire Justiciar of Ireland (1208-1258)

Children: [listed under entry for John FITZGEOFFREY]

References: [CP],[MCS4],[PRES.GED],[AR7],[RoyalAAF], [PlantagenetA]



John Fitzgeoffrey

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He was the second husband to Isabel Bigod, daughter of Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk & his wife Maud Marshal of Pembroke. They had six children, one being Maud who married William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick.


Note: The males took the FitzJohn surname ("fitz" mean "son of").

John FitzJohn of Shere (?-1275). m Margary, daughter of Philip Basset of Wycombe (?-1271).

Richard FitzJohn of Shere (?-1297). Lord FitzJohn 1290. m as her first husband, Emma (?-1332).

Maud (? - 16/18 April 1301). Married firstly to Gerard de Furnivalle, Lord of Hallamshire (?-1261). Married secondly to William de Beauchamp, 9th Earl of Warwick, son of William de Beauchamp of Elmley, Worcestershire & his wife Isabel Mauduit. Had issue.

Isabel m Robert de Vespont, Lord of Westmoreland (?-1264). Had issue.

Aveline (?-1274) m Walter de Burgh, Earl of Ulster (?-1271). Had issue, including Richard Og de Burgh, 2nd Earl of Ulster who in turn married Margaret de Burgh, by whom he had ten children.

Joan (?- 4 April 1303) m Theobald le Botiller of Thurles, Nenagh (1242-1285). Had issue, from whom descend the Butler Earls of Ormond


Sir Hugh Bigod [f], Earl of Norfolk, Magna Carta Surety, b abt 1182, Thetford, Norfolk, England, d sh bef 18 Feb 1224/25, England. He md Maud Marshal 1207, Pembrokeshire, Wales, daughter of Sir William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Mareschal of England, and Isabel de Clare.

Children of Hugh Bigod and Maud Marshal were:

Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, b abt 1209, Thetford, Norfolk, England, d 3 Jul 1270; md Isabella of Scotland May 1225, Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

Isabel Bigod b abt 1212, Thetford, Norfolk, England, d 1250. She md:

[1] Gilbert de Lacy abt 1225, son of Sir Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath and Weobley, and Margaret/Margery de Braose; and

[2] Sir John Fitz Geoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland, abt 1235, son of Sir Geoffrey Fitz Piers, Earl of Essex, and Aveline de Clare.

Sir Hugh Bigod, Chief Justice of England, b abt 1215.

Sir Simon Bigod, Knight, b abt 1218, Thetford, Norfolk, England, d bef 1242.

Sir Hugh Bigod [g], Chief Justice of England, b abt 1215, d Nov 1266; md [1] Joanna Burnet abt 1232, [2] Joan de Stuteville bef 5 Feb 1243/44, daughter of Sir Nicholas de Stuteville and Devorguilla of Galloway.

Child of Hugh Bigod and Joan de Stuteville was:

Joan Bigod b abt 1252. She md Sir Philip de Kyme, Lord Kyme, Knight, abt 1266, son of William de Kyme and Lucy de Ros.

-------------------- Children: 1. Isabel de MANDEVILLE b: ABT 1239 2. Maud de MANDEVILLE b: 1237 in Bernard Castle, Wales 3. Joan de MANDEVILLE b: ABT 1243 4. Aveline FitzJohn de MANDEVILLE b: ABT 1232 5. Adam de MANDEVILLE b: ABT 1246 -------------------- Isabel Bigod was born on 1213 in England to Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and Maud Marshal Bigod. Isabel married John FitzGeoffrey, Justiciar of Ireland, Lord of Shere and had 6 children: Maud Fitzroy, John FitzJohn of Shere, Richard FitzJohn, Lord of Shere, Isabel Fitzroy, Avelina FitzJohn, and Joan FitzGeoffrey.

Isabel Bigod FitzGeoffrey is my 26th great aunt.


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Isabel de Bigod's Timeline

November 1, 1212
Thetford, Norfolk, , England
Age 12
Norfolk, England
Age 15
Age 16
Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England
Age 17
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Age 17
Shere, Surrey, , England
Age 19
Shere, Surrey, , England
Age 20
Shere, Farnbridge, Surrey, England
Age 21
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
Age 24
Shere, Surrey, England