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Families covered: Bigland of Bigland, Bigland of Cartmel, Bigland of Frolesworth, Bigland of Long Whatton, Bigland of Peterborough

Commoners reports that "The Biglands, one of the most ancient families in Lancashire, tradition affirms to have been seated at Bigland so early as the Norman conquest".
Edward Byglande of Byglande in Cartmel, Lancashire (a temp Henry VII who r. 1485-1509)
1. Henry Bigland of Bigland (d before 24.11.1523)
  m. Jenett Preston (a 1560, dau of George Preston)
  A. Edward Bigland of Bigland
  m. _ Sandys ("of the ancient family of Sandys, of Furness Fell")
  i. Henry Bigland of Bigland (d 1616)
  m. Isabell Bellingham of Westmoreland (d 1622)
  a. George Bigland of Bigland (bur 29.10.1644)
  m. (15.10.1608) Isabael Myers (bur 08.1645, dau of John Myers of Cartmel)
  (1) James Bigland of Bigland (d unm 1645)
  (2) John Bigland of Bigland, Burnbarrow & Ellerside (bpt 17.06.1610, a 04.1670)
  m. Jane Fletcher (dau of Thomas Fletcher of Winander by Mary, dau of William Knipe of Broughton Hall)
  (A) George Bigland of Bigland (bpt 30.10.1647, d unm 1685)
  (B) Thomas Bigland of Bigland (bpt 22.04.1649)
m. (1687) Elizabeth Wilson (dau/heir of Rev. William Wilson of Winander, "a scion of the Wilsons of Dalham Tower")
  (i) John Bigland of Bigland (bpt 22.02.1690, dsp 1747)
  m. Dorothy Wells (dau/heir of Rev. William Wells by Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Huddleston of Millum Castle)
  (ii) George Bigland of Bigland (bpt 30.11.1701, d 20.09.1752, 4th son)
m. (07.04.1749) Mary Fox (dau of John Fox of Whitehaven (by Mary, dau/coheir of Edward Towerson), m2. Thomas Sunderland)
  (a) George Bigland of Bigland (b 05.05.1750, d 01.1831)
  m1. (1781) Anne Watters (d 1783, dau/coheir of Robert Watters of Whitehaven, Sheriff of Cumberland)
  ((1)) George Bigland of Bigland (b 06.04.1782, a 1840?, d unm)
  m2. (23.11.1784) Sarah Gale (d 1830, dau of John Gale of Whitehaven, Sheriff of Cumberland, sister of Wilson Bradyll of Conishead Priory)
  ((2)) John Bigland (d 07.12.1862, Captain) had issue
  m. (1828) ??
  ((3)) Wilson Braddyll Bigland, later of Bigland (b c1788, d 06.11.1858, Vice Admiral RN) had issue
  m. (08.01.1822) Emily Leeke (d 23.02.1873, dau of Samuel Leeke, sister of Captain Sir Henry)
  ((4)) Sarah Bigland (d 26.12.1816)
  m. Pudsey Dawson of Lancliff Hall (dsp 1859)
  ((5))+ other issue (d unm) - Georgina (d 1820), Mary (d 1812), Dorothy
  (b) Thomas Bigland (b 1751, d 11.1829)
  (iii) Elizabeth Bigland
  m. _ Stedman of Richmond-on-Swale
  (iv) Dorothy Bigland
  m. Robert Thornton of Lancaster
  (v)+ other issue (d unm) - Henry (b 1693), Thomas (b 1698), Jane (b 1688, d 1712), Sarah (d 10.1767)
  (C) Anne Bigland (b 1660)
  m. Edward Kellet of Mireside
  (D)+ other issue - Henry (b 1651, d unm), James, John, Edward (a 1693), William (dvp unm), Mary (dvp unm). Isabel (d unm), Sarah (d unm)
  (3) Anne Bigland (bpt 02.03.1612)
  m. Edward Robinson of Newby Bridge
  (4) Sarah Bigland (bpt 26.02.1615)
  m. _ Atkinson of Westmoreland
(5) Isabel Bigland (bpt 15.02.1618)
  m. _ Battersby
  (6) Bridget Bigland (bpt 05.08.1627)
  m. William Kilner
  (7)+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas (d 1646), Henry (bpt 1621, d 1646), George (bpt 02.09.1630, d 1685), Edward
  b. James Bigland of Grange in Cartmel (d 27.11.1623)
  m. (02.06.1600) Jennet Harrison of Cartmel
  (1) Henry Bigland of Grange (b 1607)
  m. Anne Thornborough (dau of Rowland Thornborough of Hampsfield by Jane, dau of Thomas Dalton of Thurnham)
  (A)+ issue - Henry, James, George, Jane
  (2)+ 5 daughters
  c. Henry Bigland of Cartmel
  ii. George Bigland of Cartmel
  m. Agnes Denton (dau of George Denton of Cumberland)
  a. James Bigland of Cartmel had issue
  James is identified as ancestor, in the female line, of Sir Ralph Bigland, Garter King-of-Arms.
  m. (02.09.1621) Elizabeth Backhouse of Eversham
  iii.+ other issue - James, Janet, Margaret
2. Edward Bigland of Cartmel
  A. Edward Bigland
  B. John Bigland of Chelmsford, Essex (d 10.1559)
  i. Edward Bigland of Chelmsford
  m. (08.08.1575) Margaret Neale
  a. Edward Bigland (rector of Leake in Nottinghamshire)
  m. Mary Bendish (heir)
(1) Edward Bigland of Long Whatton, Leicestershire (d 1704, of Gray's Inn, sergeant-at-law, MP)
  m. Anne Richier (dau/heir of Peter Richier)
  (A) Henry Bigland of Long Whatton & Frolesworth
  m. Orme Whinyates (dau of Charles Whinyates of Peterborough)
  (i) Edward Bigland of Long Whatton & Peterborough (b 1710)
  m1. (sp) Elizabeth Pitfield (d 1738, dau of Charles Pitfield of Hoxton)
  m2. Mary Depupe (dau of Robert Depupe of Dogsthorpe, relict of White Kennet)
  (a) Edward Bigland of Peterborough & Frolesworth (b 1745, d unm)
  (b) Mary Bigland (b 26.03.1744)
m. (1772) Isaac Bayley
  (c) Orme Bigland (b 09.03.1747)
  m. (1772) Roger Darvall
  (d) Lucy Eliza Bigland (b 05.10.1754)
  m. (1778) Wright Thomas Squire of Peterborough
  (ii) Orme Bigland (b 1708, d 1767)
  m1. (04.04.1732) Isaac Bayley of Chesterton
m2. Cooper Thornhill of Stilton
  (iii)+ other issue - Henry (d unm), Anne Bethia (d young)
  (B) Mary Bigland
  m. Robert Wilmot (grandson of Nicholas Wilmot of Osmaston (not the Bart))
  (C) Anna Berthia Bigland
  m. John Arden of Arden
  (2) Anne Bigland (d 08.06.1667)
  m. (1639) John Barwell of Garradon (Garendon)
  (3)+ other issue
  ii. Thomasin Bigland
  m. Charles Dubbes

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 3, Bigland of Bigland), BLG1886 (Bigland of Bigland)
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