John FitzGilbert LE MARSHAL of Rockley
(Bef 1109-1165)
(Abt 1127-)
Richard "Strongbow" DE CLARE, Earl of Pembroke
(Abt 1130-1176)
Aoife MAC MURCHADA of Leinster
(Abt 1141-Aft 1189)
William MARSHAL, Earl of Pembroke
Isabel DE CLARE, Countess Strigoil
(Abt 1192-1248)


Family Links

1. Hugh BIGOD, 3rd Earl of Norfolk

2. William PLANTAGENET de Warenne, Earl of Surrey


  • Born: Abt 1192, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Married (1): Before Lent 1207
  • Married (2): Before 13 Oct 1225, Surrey, England
  • Died: 27 Mar 1248
  • Buried: Tintern Abbey, Chapel Hill, Monmouthshire, Wales

  Research Notes:

The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, names (in order) ”Matilda…Johanna…Isabella” as the daughters of “Willielmi Marescalli comitis Penbrochiæ”, adding that Matilda married “Hugoni le Bigod comiti Norfolke et Suffolke” and secondly “Johanni de Garrene comiti de Surrey”....

The Annals of Dunstable record that “Hugo Bigot comes…uxor” married “comiti Warenniæ”. 1


In 1226-7 Mary daughter of William de Newmarch, of Cateby, Yorkshire granted to Maud Bigot, countess Warenne and Norfolk, the hermitage of St. Margaret's, Cateby on the Don, with land in Eadmunde croft, and common of pasture for the cattle of the hermitage, rendering yearly to the grantor at Easter white gloves.

In the period, 1240-6... Maud granted a tenement in Thorne, Yorkshire to Richard de Otley her chaplain. In 1241 she granted Sir Adam de Newmarch and his heirs a watercourse and ditch in Balne, Yorkshire from Flaxcleyker to the Dike to be 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep. In the period 1241-5 she granted land in Stockton, Norfolk to her son, Ralph le Bigod. Maud was co-heiress in 1245 to her brother, Anselm Marshal, by which she inherited the marshalcy of England and honour of Chepstow, Monmouthshire. In 1246-8 she confirmed the union of Kilkenny Abbey with Duiske Abbey. In 1246-8 she granted three silver marks of annual rent to St. George's Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk. 2

  Marriage Information:

Matilda married Hugh BIGOD, 3rd Earl of Norfolk, son of Roger BIGOD, 2nd Earl of Norfolk, and Ida, before Lent 1207. (Hugh BIGOD was born est 1185 in Thetford, Norfolk, England and died between 11 Feb and 18 Feb 1225.)

  Marriage Information:

Matilda also married William PLANTAGENET de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, son of Hamelin PLANTAGENET, Earl of Surrey, and Isabelle DE WARENNE, before 13 Oct 1225 in Surrey, England. (William PLANTAGENET was born in 1166 in Surrey, England and died on 27 May 1240 in London, Middlesex, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Matilda.

2 Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, 2011, Douglas Richardson, pp. 436-7.

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