1308, John de Bassyngburn born in England, 3rd s/o 2495332. Warin Bassingbourne & 2495333. Rosamund Hoo.
1310, Joan born in England.
1/24/1327, Edward III succeeded Edward II as King of England.
~1334, John’s father died.
9/12/1334, IPM of William Lengleis. York: Asmunderby by Ripon. A messuage and 2 carucates of land held of John de Bassyngburn, by whom they were demised to the said William for a term of 15 years, whereof 8 years have now elapsed. (S) CIsPM.
1337, Roger Hog and Matilda his wife v. John de Bassyngbourn and Matilda his wife in Wykes and Saham. (S) Pedes Finium, co. of Cambridge, CCPs, 1888, P102.
2/17/1338, William le Inglis acknowledges that he owes to John de Bassyngbourn £30; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Huntingdon. (S) CCRs.
7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.
7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.
8/26/1346, John fought at the Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards.
9/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558.]
3/14/1348, “Debtor: John de Bassingbourne, knight, of Cambs. [held fees in Wicken and Badlingham, Staploe Hundred]. Creditor: William Agura, goldsmith of London. Amount: £40.” (S) UKNA
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
3/20/1361, IPM of Richard de Plays, knight. Essex: … Stansted. A fourth part of a knight’s fee held by John de Bassyngbourn. … Manuden. A fourth part of a knight’s fee held by John de Bassyngbourn. … (S) CCRs.
3/8/1364, Commission of peace in Hertford: John, duke of Lancaster … John de Bassyngvourn … (S) CPRs.
John Bassingbourne of Badlingham and Fencottes [through his wife], Cambridgeshire died.
(S) 1620 Visitation of Devon. (S) Gen. and Her. Hist., Burke, V4, 1838, P447.
Child of John and Joan:
i. Richard de Bassyngbourn, born ? in England.
8/25/1372, Quitclaim, with warranty of the land involved, by Richard de Bassyngbourn, knight, son and heir of John de Bassyngbourn of Badlyngham [Badlingham] in the county of Cambridge, to Richard Lescrop, knight, of all his right and claim in the manor of Ellerton on Swale, next to Cateryk [Catterick]. (S) UKNA.
ii. Joan Bassingbourne (623833), born 1334 in Cambridgeshire, England.