Francis Bigod

Francis Bigod (1507 - 1537)

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Sir Francis Bigod
Born in Seaton How, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died in Tyburn, Middlesex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Oct 2011
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Francis was born in 1507. He was the leader of Bigod's Rebellion. He was hanged in 1537.


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On 14 Apr 2019 at 16:06 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:

* The Pilgrimage of Grace 1536–1537 and the Exeter Conspiracy 1538, Volume 1

By Madeline Hope Dodds, Ruth Dodds [1]

  • Sir Francis Bigod, of Settrington, MP

Sir Francis is a well known and documented historical figure. He was educated at Oxford and led a revolt against henry VIII, protesting his church policies. Ironically he was a protestant and he was mainly backed by the common people in the North of England. The revolt was put down and he was hung at Tyburn. His lands were confiscated and evidently ended the long history of the Bogod's as a noble family in England from the time of Roger Bigod (1050-1107) to the death of Sir John in 1537. [2]

On 14 Apr 2019 at 16:03 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:

* BIGOD (BIGOT), Sir Francis (1507-37), of Mulgrave Castle and Settrington, Yorks.

Biography Sir Francis Bigod was ‘a man that no doubt loved God, and feared his prince, with a right obedient and living fear’. Of gentle birth, he could trace his descent from two former baronial families, the Bigod earls of Norfolk and the Marshal earls of Pembroke. His paternal ancestors had been settled in the north for over 200 years, and during that time they had forged links with the leading families in the region. Bigod followed their example by his own marriage with the daughter of a lesser nobleman. [1]

On 25 Dec 2018 at 19:48 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:

Bigod-304 and Bigod-286 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate identified in Suggestion Report.

Francis is 20 degrees from Jim Angelo, 17 degrees from Willis Carrier and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.