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Robert Bigod [4054]
(Abt 1034-1071)
Daughter St. Sauveur [4130]
(Abt 1035-)
Hugh de Grentemesnil [4364]
Alice de Beaumont [4365]
Roger Bigod Earl East Anglia [3668]
(Abt 1060-1107)
Adeline de Grentemesnil [4049]
Hugh Bigod 1st Earl of Norfolk And Suffolk [4053]
(1099-Bef 1176)


Family Links

1. Juliana de Vere Countess of Norfolk [4070]

2. Gundred de Newburgh [9010]

Hugh Bigod 1st Earl of Norfolk And Suffolk [4053] 24,25

  • Born: 1099, Belvoir Castle, Leicester, England
  • Marriage (1): Juliana de Vere Countess of Norfolk [4070] about 1149
  • Marriage (2): Gundred de Newburgh [9010]
  • Died: Bef 9 Mar 1176, Holy Land
  • Buried: Thetford, Norfolk, England

bullet  General Notes:

Acceded: 1140 BIGOD (1° E. Norfolk and Suffo lk)
steward to Henry I like his brother William, who being mainly instr umental inraising Stephen, Earl of Bologne, to the throne upon the decea se of his royal master, was rewarded by this new king with the Earld om of the East Anglia, commonly called Norfolk, and by that designati on we find him styled in 1140 (6th Stephen). Had married twice; by his 1 st wife, Julian, dau. of Alberic De Vere, he had a son, Roger; and by h is 2nd, Gundred, he had two sons, Hugh and William. He was s. by his elde st son, Roger Bigod, 2nd earl. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfe ited, and ExtinctPeerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 53, Big od, Earls of Norfolk] The Bigods held the hereditary office of steward (da pifer) of the royal household, and their chief castle was at Framlingh am in Suffolk. (Encyclopµdia Britannica, 1961 ed, Vol. 3, pages 556/557, H ugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.)


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Acceded, 1140.


Hugh married Juliana de Vere Countess of Norfolk [4070] [MRIN: 1188], daughter of Aubrey II de Vere Justiciar of England [4091] and Alice de Clare Nun [4092], about 1149. (Juliana de Vere Countess of Norfolk [4070] was born in 1116 and died about 1199.)


Hugh next married Gundred de Newburgh [9010] [MRIN: 3789], daughter of Roger de Beaumont 2nd Earl of Warwick [9005] and Gundred de Warren [5371]. (Gundred de Newburgh [9010] died about 1204.)

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