John Bigod, Sir Knight

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John Bigod, Sir Knight

Death: before March 18, 1305
Settrington, Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Ralph Bigod and Bertha de Ferrers
Husband of Isabel
Father of Sir Roger Bigod, Kt.
Brother of Lucy Bigod
Half brother of Sarah de Furnival and Sir Thomas II de Furnival, Lord of Hallamshire

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About John Bigod, Sir Knight

Sir John Bigod

  • Son of Ralph le Bigod and Bertha le Ferrers
  • Weis. 69-30. Sir John Bigod was a Knight. He was of Stockton, co. Norfolk. He was age 40 in 1306. He was heir to his brother Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.
  • died before 18 Mar 1305
  • He married:
  • Isabel
  • d/o
  • b- ---
  • m-before 1290 - John Bigod
  • d- shortly before 12 Sept 1311 - Stockton, Norfolk
  • 25 April 1302 - Roger Bigod, Earl of norfolk - granted to - JOHN Bigod & his wife ISABEL, for thier lives, the manor & Advowson of Settrington, Yorkshire & Advoson of Geldeston, Norfolk, for thier lives, with remainder to their son & Heir John Bigod & his issue, in default of issue, then to their yr son ROGER
  • 21 April 1305 - ISABEL, widow of sir John Bigod, had livery of Settrington Manor
  • 28 May 1305 - she had livery of Theberton manor & 1/3 messuage at Stockton
  • 27 April 1307 - She had 1/2 knts fee at Thrberton & Hled 2/3 of Settrington, the property remains to her son JOHN Bigod, s.o John Bigod, over age 30


John le Bigod, son and heir of Ralph de Bigod by Bertha de Ferrers, was born about 1245. He married before 1290 Isabel (Unknown) and they had two sons, John, Knight, and Roger, Knight (This was John's second marriage. He was previously married to an unknown, and had an older son, Ralph, Knight.). Sir John Le Bigod died shortly before 18 March 1305.


Manor of Bugbrooke

"He [William] died in the thirty-first of this reign (1247), and was succeeded in the earldom of Derby by William, his eldest son; but, by a deed of gift, the manor of Bugbrooke passed to Hugh, his younger brother, who in the thirty-fifth of the same reign (1251) obtained a grant of free warren to himself and his heirs in all his demesne lands here. From this lord the manor of Bugbrooke descended to his daughter Cecilia, the wife of Geoffrey de Beaumont, who in the sixth of Edward I. (1278) levied a fine of it. In the ninth of Edward II. (1316), Ralph Bigott*, a descendant of Bertha, sister of Hugh Earl of Derby, was certified to be lord of Bugbrooke. The manor soon after reverted to the family of Ferrers, with whom it continued till the twenty-eighth of Henry VI. (1450), when Sir William de Ferrers of Charteley, Knight, dying, left it to Anne, his daughter, afterwards married to Walter Devereux, Esq."

Ralph, son of John

"In 1278 Godfrey de Beaumont and Cecily his wife granted the manor of Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire to John le Bigod, who gave it back to them for their lives and the lives of their heirs, with reversion to John and his heirs."


  1. Douglas Richardson, FASG. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed Kimball G Everingham. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2013) 328. Wentworth, [Elder] William, of Dover, New Hampshire I:441-442
  2. Weis, Sheppard, Beal, The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 5th Ed., [Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999, Baltimore], Line 3, p. 2.
  3. Brown book 5, chart 153 & 353. History of the Commoners: Burke V1 p673. Gerrish: Sir Henry Chauncey, Kent P4-5.
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John Bigod, Sir Knight's Timeline

Probably Stockton, Norfolk, England
March 18, 1305
Age 60
Settrington, Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, England