BIOGRAPHY OF ROGER BIGOD 5TH EARL NORFOLK 1245-1306

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: BIGOD

Descent French Royalty: 6G Grandson Henry I King France

EVENTS

Around 1245 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk was born to Hugh Bigod (34) and Joan Stuteville

In 1270 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk (25) succeeded 5th Earl Norfolk (2C 1141)

In 1290 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk (45) and Alice Hainault were married

On 22 Jul 1298 Edward "Longshanks" I King England (59) defeated the Scottish army led by William Wallace during the Battle of Falkirk at Falkirk using archers to firstly attack the Scottish shiltrons with the heavy cavalry and infantry completing the defeat. The English were described in the Falkirk Roll that lists 111 men with their armorials. The English army included: Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick (26) , Walter Beauchamp (55) , Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk (53) , Humphrey Bohun 3rd Earl Hereford, 2nd Earl Essex (49) , Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford (24) , Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester (37) , William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby (26) , Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (52) , Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (27) , Henry Grey 1st Baron Grey Codnor (43) , Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton (58) , John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Wilton (30) , John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster (29) , Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu (48) , Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March (11) , William Ros 1st Baron Ros Helmsley (43) , John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave (42) , Nicholas Segrave (42) , Robert Vere 6th Earl Oxford (41) , Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby (30) , Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln (20) , Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (17) , John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey (67) , Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy (25) , Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon (21) , Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel (31) , Henry Beaumont 4th Earl Buchan (18) , John Capet II Duke Brittany (59) , Philip Darcy, Robert Fitzroger, Roger Fitzwalter, Simon Fraser, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke (23) , John Wake 1st Baron Wake Liddell (30) and Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury (47) . William Scrope (53) was knighted. Of the Scottish army John Stewart was killed. William Boyd 4th Earl Kilmarnock fought.

Before 09 Mar 1301 seven Earls and 96 Barons signed a letter to the Pope refuting the Pope's claim that Scotland was subject to the Pope's feudal overlordship. The letter was never sent. Those who signed include: John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey, Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln, Ralph Monthermer 1st Baron Monthermer, Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford, 3rd Earl Essex, Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk, Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel, Guy Beauchamp 10th Earl Warwick, Aymer Valence 2nd Earl Pembroke, William Leybourne, Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster, William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby, Edmund Hastings, John Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings, 14th Baron Bergavenny, Edmund Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer Wigmore, Fulk Fitzwarin 2nd Baron Fitzwarin, Henry Percy 1st Baron Percy, Robert Fitzwalter 1st Baron Fitzwalter, John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Somerset, William Braose 2nd Baron Braose, John Botetort 1st Baron Botetort, Reginald Grey 1st Baron Grey Wilton, John Moels 1st Baron Moels, Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley, Robert Vere 5th Earl Oxford, John Strange 1st Baron Strange Knockin, Thomas Multon 1st Baron Multon Gilsland, Robert Clifford 1st Baron Clifford, Walter Beauchamp, Alan Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Ashby, John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave, William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby, Simon Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Piers Mauley 1st Baron Mauley, Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby, John Mohun 1st Baron Mohun Dunster, Roger Scales 1st Baron Scales, Thomas Furnival 1st Baron Furnivall, Hugh Bardolf 1st Baron Bardolf, Gilbert Talbot 1st Baron Talbot, William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt, Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford, Walter Fauconberg 1st Baron Fauconberg [Baron's Letter to the Pope].

Before 12 Dec 1306 Roger Bigod 5th Earl Norfolk died

On 09 Feb 1308 Edward II 1307-1313. Edward II King England (23) . Dover. To Alice, late wife of Roger Bigod[1], earl of Norfolk and Marshall of England. Order to meet the king at Dover on his return from France with his consort about Sunday next after the feast of the Purification of St Mary [02 Feb]. Witnessed by Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall (24) . [Foedera; Parl; Writs.]
The like to:
Elizabeth[2] (25) , countess of Hereford and Essex.
Henry de Lancastre[3] (27)
Robert de Monte Alto
Almaric de Sancto Amando[Ibid]
To R Archbishop of Canterbury. Order to attend the king's coronaion on Sunday next after the feast of St Valentine [14 Feb] at Westminster, to execute what pertains to his office. [Foedera; Parl; Writs.]
To the sheriff of Surrey. Order to proclaim in market towns, etc., that no knight, esquire, or other shall, under pain of forfeiture, pressure to tourney or make jousts or bordices (torneare, justos seu burdseicas facere), or otherwise go armed at Croydon or elsewhere before the king's coronation. [Foedera]

ANCESTRY

Father: Hugh Bigod

GrandFather: Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl Norfolk

1G GrandFather: Roger Bigod 2nd Earl Norfolk

2G GrandFather: Hugh Bigod 1st Earl Norfolk

3G GrandFather: Roger Bigod

3G GrandMother: Adeliza Tosny

4G GrandFather: Robert Tosny

4G GrandMother: Adeliza Plessis

2G GrandMother: Juliana Vere

3G GrandFather: Aubrey II Vere

4G GrandFather: Aubrey I Vere

4G GrandMother: Beatrice Unknown

1G GrandMother: Ida Tosny

2G GrandFather: Ralph Tosny

3G GrandFather: Roger Tosny

4G GrandFather: Raoul Tosny

4G GrandMother: Alice Northumbria

3G GrandMother: Ida aka Gertrude Hainault

2G GrandMother: Margaret Beaumont-Roger

3G GrandFather: Robert Beaumont-Roger 2nd Earl Leicester

4G GrandFather: Robert Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Leicester, Count Meulan

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Capet

3G GrandMother: Amice Gael

4G GrandFather: Raoul Gael

GrandMother: Maud Marshal

1G GrandFather: William Marshal

2G GrandFather: John Fitzgilbert

2G GrandMother: Sybil Salisbury

3G GrandFather: Walter Salisbury 2nd Baron Chitterne

4G GrandFather: Edward Salisbury 1st Baron Trowbridge, 1st Baron Chitterne

3G GrandMother: Sybilla Chaworth

1G GrandMother: Isabel Clare 4th Countess Pembroke

2G GrandFather: Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke, 1st Earl Buckingham

3G GrandFather: Gilbert Clare 1st Earl Pembroke

4G GrandFather: Gilbert Clare

4G GrandMother: Alice Claremont

3G GrandMother: Isabel Beaumont-Roger

4G GrandFather: Robert Beaumont-Roger 1st Earl Leicester, Count Meulan

4G GrandMother: Elizabeth Capet

2G GrandMother: Aoife Ní Diarmait Macmurrough

3G GrandFather: Diarmait Macmurrough

Mother: Joan Stuteville