Name: HUGH I (NOTES) 3RD EARL NORFOLK (L) LE BIGOD
Birth: BET 1181 AND 1195 in THETFORD, NORFOLK, ENGLAND
ALIA: HUGH I (NOTES) (L) BIGOD
1 AKA HUGH I (NOTES) LE BIGOD 3RD EARL OF (L) NORFOLK
2 AKA 3RD EARL OF NORFOLK HUGH (NOTES) (L) LE BIGOD
Death: BET 18 FEB 1223 AND 18 FEB 1245
THIS INFORMATION WAS RECEIVED FROM Alton Rogers email@example.com IN APRIL 2009.
(PA and MCA numbers pertain to pages in the books Plantagenet Ancestry and Magna Carta Ancestry.)
Matilda (Maud) Marshal of England, Countess of Norfolk and Warenne
She was born c.1193 and died 27 March 1248.
She was buried at Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, Wales
She was the eldest daughter of William Marshal.
In 1245 she was co-heiress with her brother, Anselm Marshal (killed 1245), by which she inherited the marshalcy of England and honor (ownership) of Strigoil (Chepstow Castle), Monmouthshire, Wales.
She married (1st) Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk, who died shortly before 18 Feb. 1225. For their marriage see file More 12 (1) & 8C.
Her father William Marshal called Hugh Bigod “the best and finest he knew”.
At the time of her father’s death in 1219, Matilda was written in documents as ‘Maheut Bigotte’.
Matilda married (2nd) before 13 Oct. 1225:
William de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey
He was Baron of Lewes, Sussex, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Sheriff of Surrey, a justiciar of England, custodian of Bramber and Knapp Castles, king’s councilor, son and heir.
He was born in 1166 and died testate 27 May 1240 in London.
He was buried in the priory church at Lewes, East Sussex. The priory is now in ruins. It was founded in 1077 and was destroyed in the 16th century Dissolution. The tombs of the founders can be seen at St. John’s Church in Southover, Sussex. www.allaboutsussex.co.uk
He was the son of Hamelin de Warenne, 5th Earl of Surrey, who was an illegitimate son of Geoffrey of Anjou, the founder of the Plantagenet dynasty,and thus a half-brother of King Henry II, and an uncle of Richard I and King John. He was prominent at the courts of these Angevin kings. His mother was Isabella, daughter of William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey.
His half-brother Henry gave him in marriage to one of the wealthiest heiresses in England, Isabella de Warenne, in her own right Countess of Surrey. She was the widow of William of Blois. Hamelin and Isabella married in April 1164, and after the marriage he was recognized as “Comte de Warenne”, that being the customary designation for what more technically should be “Earl of Surrey”. In consequence of the marriage, Hamelin took the “de Warenne” toponymic (name), as did his descendants. Warenne land in England centered around Connisborough in Yorkshire, a location in which Hamelin built powerful Connisborough Castle, the Norman tower and ruins of which still exist.
Events in the life of William de Warenne:
1197 - witnessed a charter for King Richard I at Rouen, France.
May 1199 - was present at the coronation of King John.
1200-1208 and during 1213-1226 he served as the Sheriff of Surrey.
1202 - took possession of his father’s lands.
1204 - When Normandy was lost to the French he lost his Norman holdings. (In 1202 he was a lieutenant of Gascony in southwest France).
1204 - was granted a yearly fair at Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
1204 -1206 - first tenure as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. And again in 1214.
1205 - The King granted him Grantham and Stamford, Lincolnshire to compensate for the loss of his lands in Normandy.
1206 - was directed to escort the King of Scots to York.
1208-1213 - Warden of the Welsh Marches.
1213- witnessed King John’s submission to the Pope and resignation of the crown.
10 May 1215 - was security for the King in his promise of concessions to the Barons.
24 May 1215 - took part with the Barons in the seizure of London and on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede and was one of those who advised the king to grant the Great Charter
(Magna Carta), but was one of the few barons who remained loyal to him at this time (he was his cousin). The Magna Carta was the most important document in British history wherein it forced the king to share power with the Barons.
1217- took part in the naval battle in which Eustace the Monk was defeated and slain.
March 1217 - again demonstrated his loyalty to the crown by supporting young King Henry III
1220 - appointed to meet the King of Scotland at Berwick in Northumberland.
1223 - went on pilgrimages to St. James (Santiago) in Spain and to St. John.
1227 - joined the Earl of Cornwall at Stamford in his revolt against the King, but at Christmas was with the King at York.
1229 - was preparing to make a voyage on the King’s service.
1236 - acted as Butler at the Coronation of Queen Eleanor of Provence, in place of his
son-in-law, the Earl of Arundel.
William de Warenne married (1st) (before 1207):
Maud d’Aubeney, daughter of William d’Aubeney, 2nd Earl of Arundel, (or Sussex), by Maud, daughter and heiress of James de St. Hilary, Baron of Field Dalling in Norfolk.
Maud died 6 Feb. 1215/6, and was buried in the chapter-house of Lewes Priory.
They had no known children.
Matilda Marshal and William de Warenne had one daughter, Isabel, and one son John, Knight, 7th Earl of Surrey.
Father: ROGER 2ND EARL OF NORFOLK LE BIGOD OR (L) BIGOD b: BET 1130 AND 1150 in FRAMLINGHAM CASTLE, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND
Mother: IDA ISABEL (NOTES) PLANTAGENET (L) DE TOENI b: BET 1140 AND 1164 in FLEAMSTEAD, HERTFORDSHIRE OR NORFOLK, NORFOLK, ENGLAND
MAUD OR MATILDA (NOTES) MARESCHAL (L) MARSHALL b: BET 1192 AND 1193 in PEMBROKE, PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES
BET 1207 AND 1212
in PEMBROKE, PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES
- ISABEL LE BIGOD OR (L) BIGOD b: BET 1204 AND 1222 in THETFORD, NORFOLK, ENGLAND
- HUGH II (L) BIGOD OR LE BIGOD b: BET 1215 AND 1216 in THETFORD, NORFOLK, ENGLAND
- SIMON LE BIGOD b: ABT 1220 in THETFORD, NORFOLK, ENGLAND