Roger BIGOD, 2nd Earl of Norfolk
(Est 1150-1221)
William MARSHAL, Earl of Pembroke
Isabel DE CLARE, Countess Strigoil
Sir Hugh BIGOD, 3rd Earl of Norfolk
(Est 1185-1225)
Matilda MARSHAL of Pembroke
(Abt 1192-1248)
Hugh BIGOD, Chief Justiciar of England
(Abt 1214-1266)


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Joan DE STUTEVILLE, Heiress of Liddel & Cottingham

  • Roger BIGOD, Earl of Norfolk
  • John BIGOD
  • Joan BIGOD

Hugh BIGOD, Chief Justiciar of England

  • Born: Abt 1214, Framlingham Castle, Suffolk, England
  • Married: Before 5 Feb 1243/4
  • Died: Died shortly before 7 May 1266, Thetford, Norfolk, England

  Research Notes:

The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, names (in order) ”Hugo Bigod primus filius, comes Norfolke et Suffolke, et Rogerus sive Radulfus secundus filius” as the children of “Hugoni le Bigod comiti Norfolke et Suffolke” and his wife, although this reverses the order of birth of the two sons.

Chief Justiciar of England 1257. 1


10 Dec 1254, The Temple, Paris

[Charter], at the instance of Robert Walrand, granting Hugh le Bigod and Joan his wife and their heirs a weekly market on Wednesday at their manor of Kirkeby Moresheved, co. York, and a yearly fair there on the eve, the day and the morrow of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary; and a weekly market on Tuesday at their manor of Hesel on Humbre, co. York.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 385


28 Oct 1258, Westminster

Whereas the king sold to Joan late the wife of Hugh Wake the wardship of the land and heir of the said Hugh, before Hugh le Bigod took her to wife, no dower to the same Joan being assigned to her thereof, and whereas the heir is now almost of age, the king commands Gilbert de Preston, with others whom he shall associate with himself, to extend the lands whereof the said Hugh was seized in demesne on the day of his death, to wit, how much they are worth yearly in demesnes, homages, rents and all issues and assign her dower to tho said Hugh and Joan : with mandate to the sheriff of Lincoln to provide jurors.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, pp. 654-655


8 Sep 1259, Westminster

Mandate to Richard de Grey, constable of the castle of Dover, to deliver that castle and the chamberlainship of Sandwich to Hugh le Bigod, the justiciary, to keep, as the king, by the counsel of the nobles of the council, has enjoined....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 5, p. 42


7 Nov 1266, Kenilworth

The king has taken the homage of Roger son and heir of Hugh le Bigod, deceased, for all the lands and tenements which the aforementioned Hugh held of the king in chief on the day he died, and he has rendered those lands and tenements to him. Order to Master William de Clifford’, king’s escheator this side of the Trent, that having accepted security from the aforementioned Roger for rendering his reasonable relief at the Exchequer, to cause the same Roger to have full seisin of all the aforesaid lands and tenements of which the aforesaid Hugh was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day he died, and which were taken into the king’s hand by reason of the death of the aforesaid H.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 51 Hen. III, 30

  Marriage Information:

Hugh married Joan DE STUTEVILLE, Heiress of Liddel & Cottingham, daughter of Nicholas IV DE STUTEVILLE of Brincklow and Devorguilla DE GALLOWAY, before 5 Feb 1243/4. (Joan DE STUTEVILLE was born in Cottingham, East Riding Yorkshire, England and died shortly before 6 Apr 1276 in Liddel Castle, Newcastleton, Liddesdale, Scotland.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Hugh Bigod.

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