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  • ID: I17663
  • Name: Hugh Le Bigod
  • Suffix: 1st Earl of Norfolk
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 9 MAR 1177 in prob. in Palestine
  • Burial: Thetford Abbey, Norfolk
  • Note: 1

    Steward to Henry I like his brother William, who being mainly instrumental in raising Stephen, Earl of Bologne, to the throne upon the decease of his royal master, was rewarded by this new king with the Earldom of the East Anglia, commonly called Norfolk, and by that designation we find him styled in 1140 (6th Stephen). Had married twice; by his 1st wife, Julian, dau. of Alberic De Vere, he had a son, Roger; and by his 2nd, Gundred, he had two sons, Hugh and William. He was s. by his eldest son, Roger Bigod, 2nd earl. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and ExtinctPeerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 53, Bigod, Earls of Norfolk] The Bigods held the hereditary office of steward (dapifer) of the royal household, and their chief castle was at Framlingham in Suffolk. (Encyclopµdia Britannica, 1961 ed, Vol. 3, pages 556/557, Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk.)
  • _UID: 432F03AD5EF5441091BE5FD24F075A120B30
  • Change Date: 9 AUG 2005

    Father: Roger Bigod b: ABT 1060
    Mother: Adeliza de Grantesmesnil de Toeni

    Marriage 1 Juliane de Vere
    • Married:
    1. Has Children Roger Le Bigod b: 1130

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      Author: Jorge H. Castelli
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