Hugh Bigod MCS

Hugh Bigod MCS

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Sir Hugh "3rd Earl of Norfolk, Magna Charta Baron" Bigod MCS aka le Bigod
Born in Suffolk, Englandmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Died in Thetford, Norfolk, Englandmap
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Magna Carta Surety Baron
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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


  • Professor Nigel Saul and the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee
  • Medieval Lands, database online, author Charles Cawley, (Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2006-2013), England, Earls of Norfolk, Hugh

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Hugh was born in 1186. Hugh Le Bigood ... [1]

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  1. First-hand information as remembered by Steven Ringer, Friday, June 13, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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