|Maere, Nord Trondelag, Norway: said to be the origin of Rollo Thurstan Brico, immigrant ancestor of the Norman le Bigod ancestry. The origin of the de Chauncy family in Norway is unknown. |
Avranches, Manche, Lower Normandy, France: residence of Robert le Bigod when he left to take part in the Norman Conquest of 1066. His son Sir Roger le Bigod settled in England after the Conquest.
Canchy, Somme, Picardy, France: residence of Chauncy de Chauncy when he left to take part in the Norman Conquest of 1066. His son Sir William de Chauncy settled in England after the Conquest.
Hastings, Sussex, England: Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066.
Thetford, Norfolk, England: early ancestral base of the descendants of Sir Roger le Bigod.
Framlingham, Suffolk, England: site of Framlingham Castle, the Bigod family seat until 1307 and the birthplace of Sir Ralph Bigod in 1215.
Stockton, Norfolk, England: birthplace in 1245 of Sir John Bigod, son of Sir Ralph Bigod, and birthplace in 1302 of Sir Roger Bigod, son of Sir John Bigod.
Settrington, North Yorkshire, England: site of a manor conveyed in 1302 to Sir John Bigod by his cousin Roger Bigod, 7th Earl of Norfolk, where the family of Sir John Bigod settled at that time.
Skirpenbeck, East Riding-Yorkshire, England: manor of Sir William de Chauncey, which he bought after the Norman Conquest from Odo Balistarius, who had been gifted the manor by William the Conqueror.
William de Chauncy of Skirpenbeck married Joan Bigod of Settrington and later vacated his title and holdings at Skirpenbeck in 1399 for holdings in Stepney and Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England: residence of the Chauncey family from 1399.
Ardeley, the birthplace of the immigrant Rev. Charles Chauncey (1592-1671) formerly known as Yardley-Bury, is about 15 miles northwest of Sawbridgeworth.