John Randall BIGELOW

Male 1578 - 1626  (48 years)


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  • Name John Randall BIGELOW 
    Born 1578  Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 6 Aug 1581  Little Stukeley, Huntingdonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1626  Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 May 1626  Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24815  YOUNG, Richard Perry
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2019 

    Father Robert BIGELOW, of Olierton,   b. Abt 1556, Ollerton, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1582, Knutsford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Mother Jane SMITH,   b. Abt 1550, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1598, Knutsford, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1573  Ollerton, Suffolk, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane CUMMINS,   b. Abt 1582, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1626, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 1598  Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susan BIGELOW,   b. Abt 1599, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1605  (Age ~ 6 years)
     2. Francis BIGELOW,   b. 17 Jun 1603, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1657, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. Persis BIGELOW,   b. 1 Apr 1604, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1656, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +4. Elizabeth BIGELOW,   b. Abt 1606, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1691, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     5. Susan BIGELOW,   b. 6 Jul 1606, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1691, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. William BIGELOW,   b. 19 Feb 1608, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1621, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     7. Margaret BIGELOW,   b. 1 Mar 1611, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1612, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. John BIGELOW,   b. 16 Feb 1617, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1703, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. Margaret BIGELOW,   b. Abt 1624, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1656, Hartford, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)
     10. Thomas BIGELOW,   b. 15 Jun 1628, Wrentham, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F10515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann Dudley SUTTON,   b. Abt 1584,   d. Saint Edmunds or Dudley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F10522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Life Sketch:

      GENERAL HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON SURNAME BIGELOW (BAGULEY)
      In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bigelow surname lived near hills of barley. The surname Bigelow was also often derived from residence near one of the various settlements called Baguley, a name that originally meant ram's woodland. The surname Bigelow was first found in Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman conquest in 1066.

      A leah is a cleared woodland or a field in Old English. Bagga, for a 'bag-shaped' animal (probably the badger) + leah. Bagga Leah is also a proposed etymology for Bagley, which would make the Bagley's "BadgerFields".

      Randall Bigelow (1578-1625) & Jane (1582-1626)
      Randall Bigelow Born: 1578 in ,Suffolk, England Died: 17 May 1626 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England Spouse Jane Born: 1582 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England Died: May 1626 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England Children Elizabeth Bigelow Born: 1614 in Hartford, Hartford, Ct Died: 11 Sep 1691 in Hartford, Hartford, Ct John BigelowBorn: 16 Feb 1617 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England Died: 14 Jul 1703 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts

      Randall Bigelow
      Birth circa 1578 Wrentham, Suffolk, England
      Death:Died May 17, 1626 in Wrentham, Suffolk, England
      Place of Burial:Wrentham, Suffolk, England, UK
      Immediate Family:
      Son of Robert Baguley of Ollerton and Jane Baguley
      Husband of Jane Baguley
      Father of Elizabeth Butler; Francis Baguley; Susan Baguley; Persis Langham; Margaret Baguley and 3 others
      Brother of John Baguley
      Occupation:blacksmith, surveyor and military - pequot war and king philip's war
      Randall Baguley b. c.1578 Baguley History

      The chart below is from a Bigelow Society document found in Volume I of The Bigelow Family Genealogy. I'm unclear how the following info fits into that but I'm open to suggestions. I did notice that William, lord of Baguley 1320, had 3 children and the chart shows Ellen marrying Sir John Legh, not Isabella. This fact is covered in Vol I page 4. And notice the ancestor list at the bottom of the page Historical Beginnings: Baguleys It appears that when the Normans came in William the Conquerors' time (1066-1087) the area known as Baggiley in Cheshire was held by Hamon Massy, Baron of Durham Massy, who was given it as reward for his Knights service and it was to be handed down to his heirs and successors. (Refer 1) Around the time of King John, (1129-1216), the heir of Hamon Massy, another Hamon Massy, gave Mathew Massy of Bromhale: Bromhale, Duckenfield, and two parts of Baggiley. At this time the "Hamon Massy" heirs adopted the name Baggiley, as well. Later to be known as Baguley. It is certain that this town gave the name to the family Baggiley (Baguley). There were certain Baggileys known to be resident as early as the reign of Henry III, (1216-1272). Baguley is about twelve miles from Manchester. The International Genealogical Index indicate births as early as 1170 in the area. If the above statement is true then our original name was therefore Massy. As to whether Hamon Massy, Baron of Durham was a direct ancestor of Sir William de Baggiley (aka: de Baguley) still has to be established.

      Sir William de Baggiley (aka: de Baguley) born c1260 was knighted by King Edward I, and later married one of the King's daughters. Her name was Lucy Corona. (see below) She was born out of wedlock. This was quite common in those days for the King to have children from someone other than the Queen. Lucy's mother (a Lady in Waiting) worked in the King's court. Sir William and Lucy had five children. The children married into well-to-do families. During this time the Baguley family were quite well up in the aristocracy of England. They owned the Salt Mines in Cheshire and a mill for processing. This is where they made their money. In the reign of Edward II, (1284-1327), Sir William de Baggiley (aka: Sir William de Baguley) born c1260, was Lord of Baguley. Sir William built Baguley Hall c1320 and was Lord of the Manor until his death. At the time of his death, he also owned a manor at Hyde and another at Levenshulme in Lancashire, plus an inn called The Ryle Thorn in Baguley. He was succeeded by his son John Baggiley (aka: John Baguley) born c1290; who died around 1356(Refer 2) and his daughter Isabel as joint heirs of his property. Isabel married Sir John Leigh of Booths, a widower.
      Their eldest son William inherited Baguley. The manor remained in the Leigh family until the late seventeenth century, when the line terminated in Edward Leigh. He had married Elinour Tatton of Wythenshawe Hall. And although they had three daughters, there was no son to succeed him. (Refer 3) An effigy of Sir William is housed in St. Mary's Church, Bowden Parish, Cheshire. (Refer 4) Not far from the old Baguley Hall. Originally there was a Baggiley (Baguley) coat of arms vis: The losenges were asure on an orange background. It is understood that this coat of arms was demolished when the property of John Baggiley (Baguley), Baguley Hall was made over to Sir John Leigh of Booths near Knutsford around 1353. Refer 1 - Barry Baguley - @compuserve.com - Family Tree Data
      Refer 2 - The History of Cheshire according to Leycester
      Refer 3 - Harry E. Baguley-Sweet, RR#1, Lowbanks, Ontario, CANADA , N0A 1K0
      Refer 4 - See Cheshire by R.N. Dore
      see also: Baguley Hall
      and and : Baguley History 5:
      Baguley History 1 The following is an outlne of Sir William de Baggiley (aka: de Baguley) Family Tree. The information was obtained from the above references and from information contained in the Bigelow Society Home Pages and Bigelow Home Pages. Edited by Rod 1997.
      1. Sir William de Baguley of Baguley, b.c1260, d. ,
      s. Lucy Corona, b. , d. , daughter of Edward I and mother (?).
      2. Isabel de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      s. Sir John Legh of Booths, b. , d. ,
      3. William de Baguley-Legh, b. , d. ,
      2. John de Baguley, b.1290, d. , spouse unknown.
      2. Ellen de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      s. John de Venables-Legh, b. , d. ,
      3. Robert de Legh of Adlington, b. , d. ,
      3. John de Legh of Books, b. , d. ,
      3. Sir William de Legh, b. , d. ,
      2. Geffery de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      2. Sir William de Baguley, b.1310, d.1350,
      spouse. Clementia de Cheadle, b. , d. , daughter of Rodger de Cheadle
      3. Hamon de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      3. Isabel de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      3. Richard de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      3. Sir John de Baguley, b. , d. 1353,
      s. Ellen de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      4. Richard de Baguley, b. , d. , acq Ollerton Hall through mar(1400's)
      s. Alice de Verdun of Ollerton Hall, b. , d. , dau of Ralph de Verdun
      5. Ralph de Baguley of Ollerton, b. 1500, d. 1540,
      6. Hamon de Baguley, b. , d. , is heir to Ollerton Hall
      6. Nicholas de Baguley of Newton, b. , d. 1558,
      7. John de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      7.Robert de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      6. Randall de Baguley, b. 1526, d. 1556, spouse. Eleanor , b. , d. ,
      7. Robert de Baguley, b., d. ,
      8. Randell de Baguley, b. , d. 1626, spouse. Jane
      9. Francis ?
      9. Elizabeth, b ?; d 1691
      9. Persis, b 1604;
      9. Susan, b 1606;
      9. William, b 1608; d 1621.
      9. Margaret, b 1611; d ;
      9. John, b 1617; d 1703;
      s. Mary Warren, b
      8. John de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      7. Phillip de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      8. Randall de Baguley, b. , d. ,
      8. Phillip de Baguley, b. , d. ,

      Historical Baguley information: The third manor, that of Baguley which formed part of the parish of Bowdon, came into the hands of the Baguley family from the Masseys certainly by the early thirteen century. They took their name from the place. They retained it till the year 1355 when John, the son of Sir William de Baguley granted his manors there and at Hyde and Levenshulme to John Legh of Booths near Knutsford who married Isabel, daughter of Sir William and sister of John. The Baguley's became a family of importance in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, being witnesses of many important charters, e.g. in Northendon and Stockport
      . A charter of 1316 confirms the ownership by William de Baguley of land in Wythenshawe lying in Middle Eye near the land of William Mascy (probably near the Mersey-eye meaning an island or land liable to flooding). As we have seen in 1318 Nicholas de Eton, Lord of Stockport, granted Ruyul (perhaps near Ryle Thorn or Royal Thorn) and Alveley Hey (now Haveley Hey) to Sir William de Baguley and his heirs. The Baggeleghs were among the wealthy lay families owning the Cheshire salt mines. A Thomas de Baguley fought for King Edward III at the battle of Poitiers and later from Knutsford pleaded for more recognition of his services.
      It is probable that Sir William built the great Baguley Hall, the most important building in our area at the period of the greatest eminence of the family in the early fourteenth century in the style of the times (Smithills Hall at Bolton is a close parallel) using timber, so tradition says, from Lyme Park, with the owners of which, the Leghs, he was connected by marriage. This hall is the earliest and most massive of the three medieval manor houses in the area. Ormerod gives a list of the members of the Legh family who held the manor until the seventeenth century. It finally passed into the hands of the Tattons in 1825 when all three manors for the first time came into common ownership. Extract from Wythenshawe A History of the townships of Northendon North Echells and Baguley The article above was sent to me by Barry Baguley........ROD 10/04/97 The top article and family tree above was sent to me by Cecelia........ROD 07/25/97 Cecelia M. Johnson-Baguley
      CECJOBA FAMILY (GENEALOGY) ENTERPRISES

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