"Hugh Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk, 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.
Marriage and Children
He married, probably before Lent 1207, Maud Marshal.
"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 and she married (2) William, Earl of Warren/Warrenne and Surrey."
↑ McBride2, citing Burke's p. 53, cited by Rootsweb.
↑ Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd Ed., Vol. IV, p. 245-249, VERDUN 3.
↑ Richardson, Douglas, Royal Ancestry (2013), Vol II, pp. 552-553, footnote:
"Modern Bigod family sources...such as C. P. 10 (1945) 590, Paget, Baronage of England (1957) 65:1, and Morris, Bigod Earls of Norfolk in the 13th Century (2005) do not include a son, Simon, in the family of Earl Hugh le Bigod, earl of Norfolk. As such, the alleged connection to Earl Hugh le Bigod seems quite doubtful. Anstis has suggested, alternatively, that the Felbrigg family of Norfolk was probably descended from a cadet banch of Ralph le Bigod, the Domesday tenant [see Anstis, Reg of the Order of the Garter, 2 (1724): 169, which descent may well be more likely. Whatever the case, the matter deserves further study."
Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families. (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013): vol. 1 p. 363-364.
Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, exp. 2nd ed., in 4 vols., (Salt Lake City, Utah, 2011): Vol. I, p. 200-202, 421.
Richardson, Douglas, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 2nd edition, (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol. IV, p. 365, WOODWARD [Path to MCP Gateway ancestors Sarah and Frances Woodward].
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