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Re: Bygod's ancestry
Posted by: Mark Dixon (ID *****3513) Date: January 04, 2013 at 10:05:12
In Reply to: Re: Bygod's ancestry by Fred rhoads of 1184

Having just read the condensed Wikipedia account of Bigod's Rebellion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigod's_Rebellion), I wonder whether Bygod Eggleston wasn't named for Sir Francis Bigod of Settrington simply because he was a local hero, not because there was a blood relationship. Genealogists may be expending a lot of energy looking for something that isn't there.

Think of the many people who named their children after George Washington, Ben Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, etc. In this case, Sir Francis Bigod was died horribly (hanged, drawn and quartered) for rebelling against a government that many of his neighbors considered oppressive.


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