Sunday 23 September 2012

Quincy and Bigod

Nope, not a firm of solicitors but another two of the barons that were present at the signing of the Magna carta.

Saer de Quincy, 1st Earl of Winchester (1155 - 1219)
Interesting thing about this one...the blazon. The one I´ve used is listed on the Magna Carta site, but on the wiki link (HERE) it shows another blazon? The magna Carta site uses a pictorial representation of the Barons blazons designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. I reckon he would have got it right so I won´t worry any further :-D

Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk (1182 - 1225) This guy inherited a very nice  house..Framlingham castle!
He bears the Arms of "Bigod Ancient", dropped post-1269 by Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk following his inheritance of the office of Marshal of England:
Sir Paul de Bodley (b?-d?)   Lord of Styrow on the Foam and one of the ancesters of Jocelyn de Bodley,  who first discovered the land which has become The Federation of Bodstonia
He, along with several other lords, is in constant dispute with his Neighbor Hugh Jarse