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  1. Hugh le Bigod : Birth: ABT 1178. Death: BET 11 AND 18 FEB 1224/25

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  3. Mary le Bigod

  4. William le Bigod : Death: ABT 1234

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Sources
1. Title:   Weis--Magna Charta Sureties
Page:   3-1
2. Title:   The Complete Peerage
Page:   9:586, 10:210
3. Title:   Magna Carta Ancestry, Douglas Richardson, 2005
Page:   4, 84

Notes
a. Note:   EARLDOM OF NORFOLK
  IV.2. ROGER (LE BIGOD), EARL OF NORFOLK, son and heir by 1st wife, attended the Council of Clarendon, January 1163/4. In October 1171 he was at Pembroke with the King, who was waiting to cross to Ireland. At the battle of Fornham. in 1173 he bore the standard of St. Edmund, under which the royal forces fought, being thus in opposition to his father; and at a later date, when Earl, he claimed to be seised of the office of bearer of the banner of. St. Edmund. On his father's death, circa March 1176/7, he became responsible for the balance of his father's fine, 1164/5. He was not then recognised as Earl, but was among "the barons of England" who were of the King's council at the making of the award between the Kings of Castile and Navarre, March 1176/7. He appears to have been with the King at Windsor and the young King at Westminster circa April 1180. Early in 1182 Henry forgave the fine for his father's debts and restored to him the Crown demesnes which his father had held. He served as steward in 1186, at the King's Christmas court at Guildford, and attended, 3 September 1189, among the Barons, the Coronation of Richard I, who, on 25 November following, made him EARL OF NORFOLK, giving him the 3rd penny of Norwich and Norfolk, as his father Hugh had it in the time of Henry II, and the stewardship as his father and grandfather had held it. In 1191, in Richard's absence, Earl Roger acted in support of the Chancellor against Prince John. From this year onwards he was largely occupied with duty as a judge, both at Westminster and on eyre in the provinces. In 1193 he was one of the magnates who were to attend the Chancellor into Germany on the matter of the King's release, and, after Richard's return, he was present at Councils at Nottingham and Northampton in March and April 1194. He attended Richard's 2nd Coronation, 17 April 1194. In 1195 and 1196 he sat as one of the Barons of the Exchequer. He attended the Coronation of John at Westminster, 27 May 1199, and was one of the Earls sent to bring the King of Scotland to Lincoln in November 1200 to do homage to John, being present at the homage itself outside that city. Earlier in that year he attended John to Normandy, and there was serviceable in procuring for Ipswich its first charter of liberties. For the next few years he appears to have been continually in England until the summer of 1206, when he may have been abroad in the King's service. In May 1212 he was one of the magnates who witnessed John's charter to the Count of Boulogne after his homage at Lambeth in August 1213 he was chief of the commission to inquire into losses of the clergy in the diocese of Ely; and in November 1214 was in attendance on the King at Bury St. Edmunds. In January 1214/5 he was still acting as a royal official, but in June he joined the Barons in their ultimatum from Stamford to the King, and, with his son Hugh, was among the 25 Barons elected to maintain Magna Carta. He was among the magnates excommunicated by the Pope in December, and his lands were forfeited and ravaged by the King. He returned to his allegiance, and had order for the restoration of his lands, September 1217. He married Ida, whose parentage is not known. He died in 1221, before 2 August, when his son Hugh had seisin. [CP 9:586-9]
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Magna Charta Surety who succeeded as 2nd Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk. He was appointed one of the ambassadors to Philip of France by King Richard in 1189, for obtaining aid for the recovery of the Holy Land. In 1191 he was keeper of Hereford Castle. He was chief Judge in the King's Court from 1195 to 1202. In 1200 he was sent by King John as one of his messengers to summon William the Lion, King of Scotland, to do homage to him in the parliament which was held at Lincoln, and subsequently attended King John into Poitou, but on his return he was won over to their cause by the rebel Barons and became one of the strongest advocates of the Charter of Liberty, for which he was excommunicated by Pope Innocent III.
  NOTE: There is some disagreement as to his marriage. Weis in Magna Charta Sureties gives her as Isabella, daughter of Hameline Plantagenet, who was descended from the Earls of Warren. CP IX:538 gives Roger only one wife, Ida with unknown parentage. Neither ES III:355 & 699 indicate a marriage between an Isabel de Warrenne and Roger Bigod.


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