Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk

Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk

Male Abt 1150 - Bef 1221  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name Roger Bigod 
    Suffix 2nd Earl of Norfolk 
    Born Abt 1150 
    Gender Male 
    History Roger was born about 1150, the son of Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, and Juliane de Vere, daughter of Aubrey de Vere, Great Chamberlain of England and Alice de Clare. Roger succeeded to the earldom of Norfolk in 1189, and was confirmed in his earldom and other honours by Richard I, for his claim had been disputed by his step-mother Gundred de Beaumont in the reign of Henry II. King Richard also sent him to France as an ambassador in 1189.

    Around Christmas 1181, Roger married Ida (possibly Ida de Tosny), a former mistress of King Henry II, and by her had eight children, of whom three would have progeny, including his eldest son and heir Hugh. Roger took part in the negotiations for the release of Richard from prison, and after the king\'s return to England became justiciar. The earl was one of the leaders of the baronial party which obtained John\'s assent to the Magna Carta, and his name appears among the signatories to this document.   [1
    Died Bef 2 Aug 1221 
    Person ID I2613  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 

    Father Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk,   b. Abt 1095,   d. 9 Mar 1176/1177  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Juliane de Vere,   d. Aft 1185 
    Family ID F1692  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida de Tosny 
    +1. Mary Bigod
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1691  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Magna Carta 1215
    Magna Carta 1215

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00015458&tree=LEO.