|Death: ||Mar. 7, 1226|
This memorial is dedicated to my Ancestor Ida de Tosny
Ida was Countess of Norfolk and the daughter of Ralph V de Tosny and his wife Margaret, a daughter of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester, who fought at the Battle of Hastings with the Conqueror.
Ida was a royal ward and mistress of King Henry, by whom she was mother of one of his illegitimate sons - William Longespée, 3rd Earl of Salisbury.
Ida's ancestry was unknown for many years, but a charter by her eldest (illegitimate) son refers to his mother as the "Countess Ida" which pins her down to the wife of Roger Bigod.
Around Christmas 1181, Ida de Tosny was given to Roger Bigod, 2nd Earl of Norfolk in marriage by Henry II, together with the manors of Acle, Halvergate and South Walsham, which had been confiscated from his inheritance after his father's death (Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk). Ida and Roger had a number of children including:
Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk who married in 1206/ 1207, Maud Marshal, a daughter of William Marshal 1st Earl of Pembroke and Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke.
Roger Bigod (1144 - 1220)
Created by: Mad
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
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