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John Bigod Sr (abt. 1245 - bef. 1305)

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John Bigod Sr
Born about in Stockton, Norfolk, Englandmap
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Died before in Stockton, Norfolk, Englandmap
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John Bigod Sr is a descendant of a Magna Carta surety baron.
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John Bigod is descendant of Magna Carta surety baron Hugh Bigod



John le Bigod, son and heir of Ralph de Bigod by Bertha de Ferrers, was born about 1245. [1] He married before 1290 Isabel (Unknown) and they had two sons, John, Knight, and Roger, Knight (This was John's second marriage. He was previously married to an unknown, and had an older son, Ralph, Knight.). [2] Sir John Le Bigod died shortly before 18 March 1305. [3]


Manor of Bugbrooke
"He [William] died in the thirty-first of this reign (1247), and was succeeded in the earldom of Derby by William, his eldest son; but, by a deed of gift, the manor of Bugbrooke passed to Hugh, his younger brother, who in the thirty-fifth of the same reign (1251) obtained a grant of free warren to himself and his heirs in all his demesne lands here. From this lord the manor of Bugbrooke descended to his daughter Cecilia, the wife of Geoffrey de Beaumont, who in the sixth of Edward I. (1278) levied a fine of it. In the ninth of Edward II. (1316), Ralph Bigott*, a descendant of Bertha, sister of Hugh Earl of Derby, was certified to be lord of Bugbrooke. The manor soon after reverted to the family of Ferrers, with whom it continued till the twenty-eighth of Henry VI. (1450), when Sir William de Ferrers of Charteley, Knight, dying, left it to Anne, his daughter, afterwards married to Walter Devereux, Esq." [4]
  • Ralph, son of John
"In 1278 Godfrey de Beaumont and Cecily his wife granted the manor of Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire to John le Bigod, who gave it back to them for their lives and the lives of their heirs, with reversion to John and his heirs." [5]


  1. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol I, page 49 #4
  2. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol I, page 49 #4
  3. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol I, page 49 #4
  4. History, topography, and directory of Northamptonshire, p 302 [1]
  5. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Vol I, page 49 #4
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