Hugh Bigod

Hugh Bigod

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Sir Hugh Bigod aka le Bigod
Born in Suffolk, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Pembrokeshire, Walesmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died before in Thetford, Norfolk, Englandmap
31 July 2015
16:40: John Schmeeckle proposed a merge of Bigod-323 and Bigod-1. [Thank John for this]
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Categories: House of Bigod | Surety Barons.

Magna Carta Surety Baron
Hugh Bigod was one of the twenty-five medieval barons who were surety for Magna Carta in 1215.
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"Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, the eldest son, was born before 1195. He was the hereditary steward of the king's household, and hereditary bearer of the Barons of St. Edmund. Not many particulars of this Baron's life have been preserved, as he enjoyed for only a few years the title of Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, and his father's estates and honors, to which he had succeeded in the 5th year of King Henry III. He died four years later, in February 1224-25. He married Maud Marshal, eldest daughter of William Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, and his wife, Isabel Clare, daughter of Richard de Clare, the Strongbow, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and his wife, Eva, daughter of Dermot MacMurcha, King of Leinster, Ireland. She was also the sister of the Surety William Marshal & she married (2) William, Earl of Warren/Warrenne and Surrey" [Ref McBride2 citing Burke's p53] (Source:

See Wikipedia article on Hugh here:,_3rd_Earl_of_Norfolk


  • Medieval Lands, database online, author Charles Cawley, (Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2006-2013), England, Earls of Norfolk, Link
  • Magna Carta Ancestry 2005 p. 85-2
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Coat of arms of Hugh Bigod
Coat of arms of Hugh Bigod

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On July 31, 2015 at 19:22GMT Katherine Patterson wrote:

Bigod-323 and Bigod-1 do not represent the same person because: wrong dates by 150 years!

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