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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Earl Roger le Bigod & Isabella of Scotland

19909646i. Earl Roger le Bigod & Isabella of Scotland

~1195, Isabella born in Scotland, d/o 19989906. King William of Scotland & Ermengarde de Beaumont.

~1209, Roger born in England, s/o 19909646. Earl Hugh le Bigod & 47279561. Matilda Marshall.

1225-28, Roger a ward of his brother-in-law Alexander II of Scotland.

5/1225 at Alnwick, Northumberland, England, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, married Isabella.   

4/22/1228, Inspeximus … charter of Roger le Bigod, son of Hugh le Bigod, … bound to lodge 1,000£ of silver at the New Temple on behalf of Alexander, king of Scots, an to thold the said king harmless, who was bound to deposit that sum there … 500 marks which the said king has given to Isabel, wife of the said Roger, … (S) CChRs.

4/22/1228, A market at Bungay, Suffolk, held by Roger le Bigod, son of Earl Hugh le Bigod. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1233, Roger succeeded his father as Earl.

5/2/1235, Ratification of a covenant … and Robert de Mucegros of the whole land of Nicholas de Fescampo in Kenemerthun, … Witnesses:- … [4 bishops], William de Ferariis, earl of Derby, John de Lascy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, Roger le Bygot, earl of Norfolk, … Amaury de Sancto Amando, Geoffrey le Despenser … (S) CPRs.

4/7/1242, Protection for the following so long as they are on the king’s service beyond seas … R. le Bigod, earl of Norfolk … (S) CPRs.

7/1242, Roger a member of the army of King Henry III in France at war with King Louis IX. The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh [6/19] and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning.

1245, Roger’s marriage to Isabella annulled on the grounds of consanguinity.

1245, Roger, Earl of Norfolk, lord of Catherlogh, Marshall of Ireland.

6/8/1245, Protection … for R. le Bygod, earl of Norfolk, who has gone to the court of Rome on the king’s affairs, … (S) CPRs. [Sent to the Council of Lyons to complain of “Papal exactions” in England.]

1246, Roger appointed Marshal of England.

1253, Roger’s marriage to Isabella affirmed.

10/23/1253 in camp at Benauge, France, Charter … Witnesses:- … R. earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, … John de Grey, … Hamo de Crevequer, … (S) CPRs.

1255, Posing as knights of Robert de Roos, Richard de Clare and Roger le Bigod entered Edinburgh castle where King Henry’s daughter complained that she was being kept separated from her husband King Alexander. They arranged for multiple knights to enter the castle and escaped with Alexander and Margaret.

9/9/1255, Notification by G. de Lezygnan and William de Valencia, the king’s brother, R. de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, R. le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and Marshall of England, W. de Fortibus, earl of Albaemarle, Edmund de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, and John Maunsel, … received into safe conduct … Alexander, king of Scotland and Margaret, queen of Scotland, his wife, … to the king at Werk … (S) CPRs.

10/18/1263, Grant to Richard, king of the Romans, of the wardship of the lands late of Roger de Mowbray … saving to Dulcia late the wife of the said Roger her dower … Witnesses :- W. de Valence, the king’s brother; R. le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England; Humphrey de Bohom, earl of Hereford and Essex; Robert de Bruys; Roger de Mortuo Mari; Alan la Zouche; Robert Agulon, and others. (S) CPRs.

Bef. 7/3/1270, Roger died; buried at the church of Black Friars, London; succeeded by his nephew Roger, s/o his younger brother Hugh.

(S) A Genealogical History of the Dormant …, 1866, Burke, P622.