'Bigod1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Bigod of Felbrigge, Bigod of Framlingham, Bigod of Norfolk, Bigod of Suffolk

Robert le Bigot (b c1015, d 1071)
1. Robert le Bigot
  m. ?? de St. Saveur (dau of Neil III, Vicomte de Saint Saveur)
The ancestry we show for Roger Bigod of Framlingham is not certain. We show what is reported by various web sites' and note that the Robert at the top of this page is shown as brother of Richard of Goz, Viscount of Avranches, who was father of Hugh 'Lupus', Earl of Chester. This is relevant because TCP (Norfolk) reports that Roger was possibly son of Robert le Bigot, but that this is unlikely "on chronological grounds" (the reason for this being unclear and possibly being resolved by our showing 2 generations of Robert le Bigot), who was said to be related to Richard d'Avranches, father of Hugh, Earl of Chester. Hence what we show is consistent with TCP albeit not specifically supported by TCP. What follows is mainly as given by BE1883 as supported by TCP. [See here for further confusion on this family, with a different person identifed as father of the following Roger.]
  A. Roger Bigot or Bigod of Framlingham, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk, 'Earl of East Anglia' (b c1060, d 08/15.09.1107)
  TCP reports that the parentage of Roger's first wife, Adelaide, is not known. BE1883 identifies her as daughter of Hugh de Grentesmesnil (Grentmesnil), Steward of England, but that seems uncertain as his daughter Adeline (presumed the same as Adelaide) is known to have married another (although she may have married Roger after). Some web sites suggest that she was daughter of Ivo de Grenmesnil, son of Hugh, but the dates make that seem unlikely.
  m1. Adelaide
  i. William (Roger) Bigod of Framlingham, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (d unm 25.11.1120)
ii. Maud Bigot HJY
  m. William de Albini ('Pincerna', a 1066, butler to King William) HJY
  m2. Alice or Adeliza de Toeni (b c1064, d after 1135, dau of Robert de Toeni)
  iii. Hugh Bigod of Framlingham, 1st Earl of Norfolk & Suffolk (b c1095, d before 09.03.1176-7)
  m1. (div) Juliana de Vere (a 1185, dau of Alberic de Vere, Great Chamberlain of England)
  a. Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk & Suffolk (d 1220)§C
  BE1883 identifies Roger's wife as Isabel, dau of Hamelin Plantagenet, 5th Earl of Surrey. TCP identifies Roger's wife as Ida with unknown ancestry.
  m. Ida
  (1) Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk & Suffolk (d 02.1225)§C
  m. Maud Marshall (b c1171, d 27.03.1248, dau of William Mareschal, 1st Earl of Pembroke)
(A) Roger Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk & Suffolk (b 1212/3, dsp 03/04.07.1270)
  m. Isabella of Scotland (dau of William 'the Lion', King of Scots)
  (B) Hugh Bigod, Chief Justice (d 1266)
  m1. Joane Burnet (dau of Robert Burnet)
  m2. Joane Stutevile (dau of Nicholas de Stuteville)
  There is some uncertainty as to which wife was mother of which of Hugh's children. BE1883 reports that there was no issue by the second marriage but TCP and some web sites suggest that all/most of the children (not all reported here) were by the second marriage.
  (i) Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk & Suffolk (dsp 1307)
Roger appears to have disinherited his brother and any other possible heirs to the earldom when he surrendered the earldom to King Edward I and was then regranted it with remainder only to any children of his first marriage.
  m1. Aliva Basset (d before 11.04.1281, dau of Philip, Lord Basset)
  m2. (1290) Joane de Avenne (dsp 26.10.1317, dau of John de Avenne, Count of Bayonne & Hainault)
  (ii) Sir John Bigod (d 18.03.1304/5)
  m. Isabel
  (iii) Joan Bigod (b 1243/4, d by 02.04.1323)
  m. Sir Philip de Kyme, 1st Lord (d before 02.04.1323)
(C) Sir Ralph Bigod
  m. Berta (dau of Lord Furnival)
  (D) Simon Bigod
  This Simon and the following connection are reported in various web sites.
  m. Maud, heiress of Felbrigge
  (i) Roger Bigod of Felbrigge
  m. Cecilia
  (a) Sir Roger (Bigod) de Felbrigge
  m. Elizabeth de Scales (dau of Robert de Scales, 3rd Lord)
((1)) Sir Simon (Bigod) de Felbrigge of Felbrigge (KG)
  m1. Margaret (dau of Semovitius (Semovitz or Premislaus), Duke of Teschen in Silesia)
  BE1883 (Scales) identifies Margaret as "dau. and heiress of the Duke of Silesia". Commoners (vol iv, Tyndale) and some web sites name her father Semovitz (or similar), other web sites as Premislaus. Commoners and various web sites identify Margaret as niece of Emperor Charles IV (son of Jean of Luxembourg who married Elizabeth of Bohemia and became King of Bohemia) and report that, because of this connection, the crown of Bohemia was offered to her great-grandson Sir John Tyndale. The connection, which supports that view, comes from 'Evidences', a source used for the Tyndal family.
  ((A)) Alena (Helena) de Felbrigge
  m1. Sir William Tyndall of Dene (d 1425-6)
  m2. Sir Thomas Wanton
  m2. Katherine Clifton
  ((B)) Katherine de Felbrigge (dsp)
  m. Sir Myles Stapleton of Ingham
  (E) Isabel Bigod HJY
BE1883 shows Isabel as daughter of Sir Ralph and granddaughter of the 3rd Earl but we follow TCP and elsewhere by showing her as brother of Sir Ralph and daughter of the 3rd Earl.
  m1. Gilbert de Laci of Ewyas Lacy (dvp 1230) Y
  m2. John FitzGeoffrey FitzPiers, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Baron of Birkhampstead (d 1256) HJY
  (2) William Bigod
  m. Margaret de Sutton (dau of Robert de Sutton)
  (3) Thomas Bigod
  (4) Margery Bigod
  m. William de Hastings
(5) Adeliza Bigod shown by some to be daughter of the 1st Earl (we are following BE1883)
  m. Aubrey de Vere, Earl of Oxford (2nd ?)
  (6) Mary/Margaret le Bigod (b c1194, d 31.03.1237) Y
  m. Randoph (Ralph) FitzRobert of Middleham Y
  m2. Gundred de Beaumont (dau of Roger de Newburgh, 2nd Earl of Warwick)
  b.+ other issue - Hugh, William
  iv. Gunnor Bigod
  m. Robert FitzSwain de Essex of Rayleigh (standard bearer) Robert's 2nd wife was Alice, dau of Aubrey de Vere
  a. Henry de Essex of Rayleigh, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and Bedford (d 1163, standard bearer)
  m. Cicely
  (1) Agnes (Lucy) of Essex HJY
  m. Aubrey de Vere, 1st Earl of Oxford (d 1194) HJY
  (2) Alianor or Adeliza probably of this generation Y
  m. Roger FitzRichard of Warkworth Y
  B. daughter sister of Roger, 'Earl of Norfolk', probably of this generation
  m. Geoffrey de Ridel, Count of Blaye

Main source(s): BE1883 (Bigod of Norfolk), TCP (Norfolk)
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