A Thegn and distant kinsman of Edward the Confessor who was a Staller or military commander of the Anglo Saxon burghal territory of Wallingford. By 1066, Wigod had increased his landholdings in now Norman England to be associated with an estimated 79 manors including Quainton as recorded in the Domesday records
Robert D'Oilley was an engineer and castle builder, of unlanded Norman gentry, who built the castles of Wallingford and Oxford, married Wigod of Wallingford's daughter, became Constable (Lord) of the Honour of Wallingford, including Quainton, and was later made Baron of Hook Norton.
By 1086, Miles Crispin had expanded the honour of Wallingford to 144 manors, including Quainton, Shortley (Doddershall) and nearby Waddesdon. Wigod is assumed dead and his lands recorded as divided between Robert d'Oilly, who had married Wigod's daughter Ealdgyth and Miles Crispin, who had married Matilda, Robert's daughter and Wigod's grand-daughter.