Bigod, Roger 1

Birth Name Bigod, Roger
Gender male
Age at Death 71 years, 7 months, 1 day


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Roger Bigod, 2nd earl of Norfolk, who, in the 1st year of Richard I, had a charter dated at Westminster, 27 November, reconstituting him Earl of Norfolk and steward of the household, his lordship obtaining at the same time restitution of some manors, with grants of others, and confirmation of all his wide-spreading demesnes. In the same year he was made one of the ambassadors from the English monarch to Philip of France, for obtaining aid towards the recovery of the Holy Land. Upon return of King Richard from his captivity, the Earl of Norfolk assisted at the great council held by the king at Nottingham; and at his second coronation, his lordship was one of the four earls that carried the silken canopy over the monarch's head. In the reign of King John he was one of the barons that extorted the great Charters of Freedom from that prince, and was amongst the twenty-five lords appointed to enforce their fulfillment. His lordship m. Isabel, dau. of Hamelyn, Earl of Warrenne and Surrey, and had issue,

# Note: Hugh, his successor.
# Note: William, m. Margaret, dau of Robert de Sutton, with whom he acquired considerable property.
# Note: Thomas.
# Note: Margery, m. to William de Hastings.
# Note: Adeliza, m. to Alberic de Vere, Earl of Oxford.
# Note: Mary, m. to Ralph Fitz-Robert, Lord of Middlesham.

# Note: The earl d. in 1220 and was s. by his eldest son, Hugh Bigod, 3rd earl.
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# Note: [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 53, Bigod, Earls of Norfolk]


# Note: The Bigods held the hereditary office of steward (dapifer) of the royal household, and their chief castle was at Framlingham in Suffolk. [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1961 ed, Vol. 3, pages 556/557, article Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.)

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Title: The Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
Page: 3-1, 7-1, 17c-1, 155-2

Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
Page: 2090


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1150 Norfolk, England   1
Baptism   Framlingham, Suffolk, England    
Death 1221-08-02 Thetford, Norfolk, England   2

Age: 71y


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bigod, Hugh10951176-03-06
Mother de Vere, Juliana11161199
    Sister     Bigod, Isabel 1134
         Bigod, Roger 1150 1221-08-02


Family of Bigod, Roger and De Warrenne, Isabella Ida

Unknown Partner De Warrenne, Isabella Ida ( * 1154 + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Bigod, Hugh II11701224-02-00
Bigod, Margery11741237-03-31
Bigod, Mary1176