Earl Hugh Bigod NORFOLK, I
(Abt 1095-Bef 1176)
Countess Julianna De Vere NORFOLK
(Abt 1108-Abt 1199)
Earl Roger Bigod NORFOLK, I
(Abt 1150-Bef 1221)
Countess Isabella Plantagenet NORFOLK
(Abt 1154-)
Earl Hugh Le Bigod NORFOLK
(Abt 1186-1225)


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Countess Matilda Marshall NORFOLK

Earl Hugh Le Bigod NORFOLK 1

  • Born: Abt 1186, Thetford, Norfolk, England
  • Christened: Norfolk, Norfolk, England
  • Married: Bef 1207, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Died: 18 Feb 1225, , , England
  • Buried: Abt 14 Feb 1224-1225, Church, Thetford, Norfolk, England

   Another name for Hugh was NORFOLK Earl.

   Ancestral File Number: 83XC-L0. User ID: 37819710.

   General Notes:

Earl of NORFOLK.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p92: "412F Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, (S of 401, F of 422); signer of Magna Charta; died in 1225; married Maud Marshall.

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol II, The Magnificent Century, Thomas B Costain, 1951, Doubleday & Co, p114:
"There was an equal number of daughters, Matilda, Isabella, Sibilla, Eva, and Joanna, handsom and high-spirited girls who had married representatives of other powerful families, Bigod, Warenne, Clare, Derby, Braose, Warin, Valence."
p115: "...Matilda, the eldest daughter, had married Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, and it was through this connection that the post of marshal of England came finally into the Howard family. The alliances thus created added immeasurably to the power of the Marshals as a family."
p242: "The spokesman of the barons was a more attractive figure than the unpredictable Earl of Gloucester. Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, had been initiated as marshal of England when the last of the five Marshal sons died, his mother being the oldest daughter of the Good Knight. Further luster had been added to his name by marriage with Princess Isabella of Scotland. He was outspoken and courageous, with a stronger hand on the lance in a tilting than a head for serious counsel.
"Because he was marshal of England it was natural for him to act as spokesman, but it was manifest to all that hecould never be considered a leader. Roger Bigod was a remarkably good lieutenant and admirable in the role of sword arm. He was, noreover, without guile; and the leader of a popular cause must have cool inner reserves, a capacity for shrewd planning and contriving, a willingness even to sacrifice men and some part of principle to the main issue..."

A History of the English Speaking People, Winston S Churchill, Vol I, Dodd Mead & Co, 1956, p280:
"...Any long term settlement could be left until the Parliament which he had summoned for 1265. The Earl [Montfort's] autocratic position was not popular, yet the country was in such a state of confusion that circumstances seemed to justify it. In the North and along the WelshMarches the opposition was still strong and reckless; in France the Queen and the earls Hugh Bigod and Warenne intrigued for support; the Papacy backed the King..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Micropaedia, 1981, Vol II, Bigod, p12:
"Also spelled Bigot, the name of an Anglo-Norman family conspicuous for its opposition to the crown. Hugh (died 1177), created earl of Norfolk by King Stephen, was a leader of the rebellion (1173-1174) against Henry II. His son Roger (died 1221) joined the barons against King John (1215), and Roger's grandson Roger (died 1270) opposed Henry III in the Baron's War (1264-1267)..."

Political History of England 1216-1377, Vol III, T F Tout, AMS Press, 1905, p23: "...Powerful husbands were sought for the king's three sisters...Four years later [in 1225], Isabella, the King of Scot's younger sister, was united with Roger Bigod, the young Earl of Norfolk, a grandson of the great William Marshal, whose eldest son and successor, WilliamMarshal the younger, was in 1224 married to the king's third sister, Eleanor..."

World Ancestral Chart No. 125360 Ancestors of Patricia Ann Kieffer.

Ancestral File Ver 4.11 83XC-L0 Bur Bet 11-18 Feb 1224/1225.

   Marriage Information:

Hugh married Countess Matilda Marshall NORFOLK, daughter of Earl William Marshall PEMBROKE, Sr and Countess Isabel De Clare PEMBROKE, before 1207 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales. (Countess Matilda Marshall NORFOLK was born about 1190-1192 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales, christened in Sep 1201, died on 27 Mar 1248 and was buried in Abbey, Tintern, Chapel Hill, Monmouthshire, England.)


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

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