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Ref; Crispin and Macary, "The Falaise Rolls". pg 98.
Ref: Burke, pg. 53.
2 Roger Bigod was present at Senlac
and received large grants for his services at the Conquest, comprising
one hundred and twenty three (123) manors in Essex and Suffolk,
only six being in the latter county, besides divers manors in
Norfolk. Roger adhering to the party that took up arms against
William Rufus, in the first year of that monarch's reign, fortified
the castle at Norwich, and wasted the country around. At the
accession of King Henry I. being a witness of the king's laws,
and staunch in his interests, he obtained Framlingham in Suffolk,
as a gift from the crown. He must have been a young man at that
time, as he did not die until 1107, when he was buried in the
Abbey of Whetford in Norfolk, which he had founded in 1103. Roger
married Adeliza Grantesmesnil,
daughter and co-heir of Hugh de Grantesmesnil,
High Steward of England. He and his
wife had seven children as follows:
He married (2) Gundred _______, by whom he
had two sons as follows:
He was succeeded by his eldest son, Roger.
See Burke, pg. 266. They had a daughter, Ida Hastings, who married Stephen de Segrave, and a son, Henry de Hastings, who owned extensive lands in six counties and married Ada, 4th daughter of David, Earl of Huntingdon and his wife Maud of Chester. Earl Henry died in 1249, leaving besides Eleanor Hastings, wife of William Harcourt, a descendant of the Surety Saire de Quincy, a son and heir, Henry de Hastings who married Eve, also called Joan Cantilupe, descended from the Braos family. He was known as Baron Hastings and died in 1268. His son and heir was John Hastings, 2nd Baron Hastings, and Baron of Bergavenny. He took an active part in the wars of King Edward I and in 1290 was one of the competitors for the crown of Scotland as grandson of Ada of Huntingdon. His first wife was Isabel Valence, daughter of William de Valence, Earl of Pembroke and half brother of King Henry III. They had children. Baron Hastings married (2) Isabel Despencer, daughter of Hugh Despencer, Earl of Winchester. He died in 1313. They also had children.
Roger died in 1220 (before August 1221), and he was succeeded by his eldest son, Hugh.
He married (2) Joane Stuteville, daughter
of Nicholas Stuteville, and widow of ______ Wake, but had no issue.
He fell under the baronial banner at the battle of Lewes.
Hugh was also one of the Sureties of the Magna Charta. In the right of his wife Hugh acquired the Earldom of Pembroke, and in this rank bore the royal scepter at the coronation of King Richard I. He and was succeeded by his eldest son, Roger.
The son, John, married Margery Basset, daughter of Philip Basset, Justice of England. Joining Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and the other turbulent barons, this John Fitz-John had a chief command at the battle of Lewes; after which, marching towards Wales, he reduced Richard's Castle (the chief seat of Hugh de Mortimer), and the Castle of Ludlow. He was subsequently constituted, by grant of the barons, Sheriff of Westmoreland, and keeper of the castles in those parts; and likewise Governor of Windsor Castle; but sharing the fate of his party at the battle of Evesham, he became a prisoner in the hands of the royalists, when the inheritance of his lands appears to have been given, by the king, to Clare, Earl of Gloucester; but he had permission afterwards to compound for them under the "dictum of Kenilworth." He was summoned to parliament as a baron, December 14, 1264, but d.s.p. in 1276, when that dignity expired. He was succeeded in his estates by his brother, Richard.
See the continuation of this lineage in the Beauchamp Line and Chaworth Line.
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