Sir Francis Bigod, of Settrington, MP

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Francis Bigod, Knight

Birthdate: (29)
Birthplace: Seaton Manor, Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England
Death: June 2, 1537 (29)
Tyburn, Middlesex, England (Hanged for leading Bigod's Rebellion)
Place of Burial: London, Greater London , England, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bigod and Jane Bigod
Husband of Catherine Bigod and Catharine Bigod
Father of Dorthy Barnes; Ralph Bigod; Dorothy Radcliffe and Dorothy Barnes
Brother of Ralph Bigod and Elizabeth Hammerton

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About Sir Francis Bigod, of Settrington, MP

Family and Education b. 4 Oct. 1507, 1st s. of John Bigod of Settrington by Jane, da. of Sir James Strangways of Harlsey. educ. Wolsey’s household, Oxf. m. disp. 4 Nov. 1528, Catherine, da of William, 1st Lord Conyers by Anne, da. of Ralph Neville, 3rd Earl of Westmorland, 1s. 1da. suc. gd.-fa. 1515. Kntd. aft. 21 Dec. 1529.2's_Rebellion

Sir Francis is a well known and documented historical figure. He was educated at Oxford and led a revolt against henry VIII, protesting his church policies. Ironically he was a protestant and he was mainly backed by the common people in the North of England. The revolt was put down and he was hung at Tyburn. His lands were confiscated and evidently ended the long history of the Bogod's as a noble family in England from the time of Roger Bigod (1050-1107) to the death of Sir John in 1537.

From BIGOD (BIGOT), Sir Francis (1507-37), of Mulgrave Castle and Settrington, Yorks.


Sir Francis Bigod was ‘a man that no doubt loved God, and feared his prince, with a right obedient and living fear’. Of gentle birth, he could trace his descent from two former baronial families, the Bigod earls of Norfolk and the Marshal earls of Pembroke. His paternal ancestors had been settled in the north for over 200 years, and during that time they had forged links with the leading families in the region. Bigod followed their example by his own marriage with the daughter of a lesser nobleman.4 ....

Hugh, Kendall P. History of the Old Castle of Mulgrave. A. Brown & Sons, Ltd., Hull. 1948. pp.77-88.


He had one daughter named Dorothy:

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Sir Francis Bigod, of Settrington, MP's Timeline

October 4, 1507
Hinderwell, Yorkshire, England
Age 12
England, United Kingdom
Age 20
Mulgrave, Yorkshire, , England
Age 21
Mulgrave, Yorkshire, England
Age 21
Yorkshire, England
June 2, 1537
Age 29
Tyburn, Middlesex, England
Age 29
London, Greater London , England, UK