Basset of England
Thurstan Basset, "the Norman", b abt 1035, of Ouilly-Basset, Normandy, France, d abt 1080.
Child of Thurstan Basset was:
Ralph Basset b abt 1060, Montreuil-au-Houlme, Normandy, d 1129-30, Northamptonshire, England. The identity of his wife is undetermined.
Thurstan Basset b abt 1084, Colston, Nottinghamshire, England. He md Eustacia abt 1106, Colston, Nottinghamshire, England. She was b abt 1089.
Child of Thurstan Basset and Eustacia was:
Richard Basset b abt 1120, Wallingford, Berkshire, England.
Child of Thurstan Basset was:
Richard Basset, Justiciar of England, b abt 1090, Wallingford, Berkshire, England, d bef 1146. He md Maud de Ridel abt 1112, daughter of Sir Geoffrey de Ridel, Lord of Witheringe, and Geva. Maud de Ridel was b abt 1096.
Children of Ralph Basset and Maud de Ridel were:
Ralph Basset b abt 1125, of Drayton, Staffordshire, England, d 1160.
Child of Ralph Basset was:
Ralph Basset b abt 1156, of Drayton, Staffordshire, England, d 1211.
Sir Ralph Basset [a], Knight, b 1215, Drayton, Staffordshire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. He md Margaret de Somery abt 1247, daughter of Roger de Somery and Nichole d'Aubigny.
Margaret Basset b abt 1282, Drayton, Staffordshire, England, d bef 17 Mar 1335/36. She md Sir Edmund de Stafford, Lord Stafford, bef 1298, Drayton, Staffordshire, England, son of Sir Nicholas de Stafford and Daughter de Langley.
Richard Basset b abt 1152, of Great Weldon, Northamptonshire, England, d 1217. The name of his wife is not known.
Ralph Basset b abt 1175, Great Weldon, Northamptonshire, England, d bef 28 Mar 1257/58. The name of his wife is not known.
Ralph Basset [d] b abt 1250, of Great Weldon, Northamptonshire, England, d bef 28 Dec 1291. He md Alianore Wade abt 1270, daughter of Henry Wade. She was b abt 1254, of Bletchingdon and Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, England, d aft 23 May 1293.
Richard Basset [e], 1st Lord Basset, b abt 1274, of Great Weldon, Northamptonshire, England, d bef 18 Aug 1314. He md Joan de Huntingfield abt 1293, daughter of Sir Roger de Huntingfield and Joyce d'Engaine.
Sir Ralph Basset [f], Lord Basset, b 27 Aug 1300, of Northamptonshire, England, d bef 4 May 1341. He md Joan Sturdon [g] abt 1322. She was b abt 1304, of Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England, d aft 1346.
Gilbert Basset b abt 1095, Wellington, Oxfordshire, England, d 1158, Hedington, Oxfordshire, England. He md Edith d'Oilly 1122, daughter of Robert II d'Oilly, Lord of Hook Norton, and Edith Fitz Forne [h]. She was b abt 1107, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England, d aft 1165.
Child of Gilbert Basset and Edith d'Oilly was:
Thomas Basset b abt 1129, of Hedington, Oxfordshire, England, d 1181, Northamptonshire, England. He md Alice de Dunstanville abt 1149, Colston, Nottinghamshire, England, daughter of Alan de Dunstanville. She was b abt 1135, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England.
Sir Philip Basset b abt 1185, Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, d 19 Oct 1271. He md  Hawise de Lovaine abt 1235, daughter of Sir Matthew de Lovaine, Knight, and Muriel, and  Ela Longespee.
Sir Thomas Basset, Lord of Hedington, b abt 1160, of Hedington, Oxfordshire, England, d 1220. He md Philippa Malbank abt 1180, daughter of William Malbank and Ada/Alda de Beauchamp.
Child of Thomas Basset and Philippa Malbank was:
a. Summoned to Parliament 24 Dec 1264. He was slain at the battle of Evesham, fighting against the King, who, however, continued the estates to his widow and son, as her father had fought for the King at Evesham. His widow married Ralph de Cromwell as his second wife. She survived him and took the veil before 18 Jun 1293.
b. First Lord Basset of Drayton, he served in the French and Scottish wars. He was summoned to Parliament 23 Jun 1295 to 10 April 1299. He held lands of Ralph Basset of Weldon 1284/85.
c. Richard Basset was found to be son and heir of his father, Ralph Basset, of Weldon (d 1257/58) and aged 30 or more at his father's death. He did homage and had livery of his inheritance 28 Mar 1258.
d. Ralph Basset, son and heir of Richard Basset of Great Weldon and Weston by Welland, Northants, Madeley, co. Stafford, etc., did homage and had livery of his inheritance 25 Jun 1276. He was summoned to attend the King at Shrewsbury 28 Jun 1283.
e. A minor at his father's death, he had livery of his inheritance 1 Jul 1295. He was summoned to attend the King at Salisbury 26 Jan 1296/97, and to Parliament 6 Feb 1298/99, whereby he is held to have become Lord Basset, but none of his descendants were ever summoned to Parliament. He was taken prisoner at Bannockburn, 24 June, and died shortly thereafter, before 18 Aug 1314.
f. He was born at Huntingfield, and baptised in the church there. The custody of his lands, together with his marriage, was obtained by Richard de Grey of Codnor. Having proved his age, 29 Mar 1322, he did homage and had livery of his inheritance the following May. He was summoned against the Scots 5 Apr 1327.
g. Her identity is still a matter of contention. While CP states he married Joan, and cites another source which identifies her as a "daughter of [unknown] Sturdon of Winterbourne, Gloucestershire", some researchers, including Mr. Douglas RIchardson, question this, Mr. Richardson stating that he has never found evidence of this Joan's identity as a Sturdon. Some sources have mistakenly identified her as Joan de la Pole, but, in fact, it was this Ralph's son, Ralph, who md Joan de la Pole.
h. Edith Fitz Forn, mother of Edith d'Ouilly, was the sister of Ivo of Greystoke, both being children of Forn, son of Sigulf.
CP Vol II[1-3] Vol II[9-10]; AR Line 55[29-31]; Line 72, Line 84, Line 122, Line 187[6-6A], Line 188[6-8], Line 189, Line 215, Line 234A; SGM, GMED, DEP.
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