~1300, Joan born in England, d/o 11820038. Ralph de Stourton & 11820039. Alice de Berkeley. [By timeline, early marriage arrangement, & (S) Sharpe’s Peerage, V2, 1830, Baron Stourton.]
8/27/1300, Ralph born at Huntingfield, Suffolk, England; heir & s/o 11820036. Lord Richard Basset & 11820037. Joan de Huntingfield.
3/27/1304, Ralph married to Joan.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
1314, Ralph’s father died.
3/13/1315, Order to Richard de Grey that he pay at the following terms the £319 2s still due of the £800 wherein he was held to the king for the wardship of the lands late of Richard Basset, tenant in chief, and the marriage of Ralph his son and heir. (S) CFRs.
4/1315, Due to a famine in England caused by year-long rains and flooding, King Edward ordered the regulation of food prices. [The regulations were suspended in the parliament of 1316.]
12/14/1321, Ralph, son and heir of Richard Basset of Weldon: Suffolk (proof of age). Suffolk: Martin Love, aged 60, says the said Ralph was 21 and more on the feast of St. Rufus the Martyr last, for he was born on that feast 28 Edward I., at Huntingfeld, in Suffolk, and baptized on the second day following in the church there … he was present at a banquet with Sir Roger de Huntingfeld (maternal grandfather), then lord of that manor, and a damsel announced that Lady Joan Basset had born a son, who on the 2nd day after was baptized and called Ralph … (S) CIsPM.
10/14/1322, Ralph Basset of Weldon, lord of Madeley Alfac, fought against Robert the Bruce and the invading Scots at the losing Battle of Byland, North Yorkshire. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire.
1324, Ralph Basset of Weldon a member of the Exceptional Council of Staffordshire.
8/1/1324, Commission to supervise array … the king of France is gathering a great army … Ralph Basset of Weldon } Northampton. (S) CPRs.
8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.
5/18/1325, Ralph Basset of Weldon to select 250 footmen in the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.
2/28/1326, Mandate to … commissioners of the peace … Ralph Basset of Weldon } Northampton and Rutland. (S) CPRs.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
3/30/1327, Commission to Ralph Basset, of Weldon, … on complaint … at Dyngle, co. Northampton. (S) CPRs.
4/5/1327, Radulfo Basset de Weldon summoned to serve against the Scots.
6/14/1327, Between Ralph Basset, of Weldon, and Joan his wife, complainants, and Richard de Braybrok, Parson of Cranesle, deforciant of the manor of Madele Alphon … Ralph and Joan gave 10 marks. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890, Final Concords.
5/8/1329, Commission of peace … Ralph Basset, of Weldon } in the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.
By 1330, Ralph knighted.
7/4/1330, Ralph Basset of Weldon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Simon de Draiton, knight, £90. (S) CCRs.
9/8/1330, Commission of peace … Ralph Basset, of Weldon, co. Northampton. (S) CPRs.
1331, Ralph Basset of Weldon to settle his manors of Weldon and Weston on himself and the heirs of his body, with remainder to his own right heirs, retaining the manors of Pitchley (N'hamp.) and Madeley (Stafford). N'hamp. (S) UKNA.
1331, Sir Ralph Basset of Weldon settled his Drayton property on Richard his son and heir on the occasion of his marriage with Nicole daughter of Sir Robert de Arderne (15211192). (S) Hist. of Buckingham, V3, 1925, Drayton Beauchamp.
6/5/1331, Commission of oyer and terminer to Ralph Basset of Weldon … Rokyngham, co. Northamton … (S) CPRs.
3/26/1332, Licence for Ralph Basset of Weldon to enfeoff Andrew, vicar of the church of Ashby St. Legers … of the manors of Weldon and Weston, … them to re-grant … (S) CPRs.
9/30/1332, Ralph Basset of Weldon, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Nicholaa, late the wife of Robert de Arden, 500 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton. (S) CCRs. [Robert had just become the new executor of the will of Robert de Arden.]
5/28/1333, Robert Geymilis of Stagsden … quitclaim … Witnesses: Sir Ralph Basset of Weldon, Sir Geoffrey Rydel, knights, … (S) UKNA.
1/1334, ‘Rauf’ attended the tournament at Dunstable.
4/5/1334, Licence for Ralph Basset of Weldon to imparke his wood of Halugh co. Northampton, … (S) CPRs.
5/8/1334, John de Aylesbury was born in Northampton. Sir Ralph Basset and his wife Joan present. Geoffrey Julian, chamberlain to Joan, wife of the said Ralph Basset, godmother of the said heir, said “he held the basin and ewer and towel for washing their hands, and the godfathers and the said Joan together with other lords, threw pence everywhere.” (S) Proof of Age: taken at Weldon Basset, Northampton, on 5/6/1355.
1335, Northamptonshire: [Particulars of] account for lands of Ralph Basset of Weldon in Grettonhawe in Rockingham forest. (S) UKNA.
7/20/1335, Commission to Ralph Basset of Weldon … to survey the waters in the forest … (S) CPRs.
3/30/1339, Licence for Ralph Basset of Weldon, knight, to enfeoff Roger Basset, parson of the church of Arthyngworth, … manors of Weldon and Weston by Asshele, co. Northampton, … (S) CPRs.
4/1339, Between Ralph Basset, of Weldon, Knight, and Joan his wife, complainants, and Roger Basset, Parson of the Church of Arthyngworth, …, deforciants of the manor of Thorpe Langeton, in co. Leycestre, and the manor of Madele, in co. Stafford … they granted the said manors to Ralph and Joan for their lives, with remainder to Ralph, son of Ralph Basset, of Weldon, and Joan, daughter of Richard de la Pole, citizen of London, and their male issue … (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890, Fines of Mixed Counties.
1339, Ralph Basset of Weldon, knight, plaintiff … the manors of Weldon and Weston near Sahele … remainder to Ralph, son of the said Ralph, and Joan, daughter of Richard de la Pole, … [Ralph the son died leaving his brother Thomas as his heir.]
1341, Ralph died.
5/4/1341, Order to the escheator in the counties of Lincoln etc. to take into the king's hand the lands late of Ralph Basset of Weldon, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
1344, Joan, widow of Ralph Basset, requests that the justices be ordered by writ to proceed with her plea against Alice by writ of dower concerning the third part of the manor of Loughborough. (S) UKNA. [Alice (de Beaumont), widow of Henry de Beaumont.]
Bef. 1346, Joan remarried to Robert de Furneaux.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
5/2/1348, Robert de Furneaux, knight, and Joan his wife, of the diocese of Lincoln given an indult to choose confessors, who shall give them, being penitent, plenary remission at the hour of death, with the usual safeguards. (S) Cal. of Papal Reg’s, V3, 1897, Regesta 180.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P45.
· Many genealogies say daughter Joan married Thomas de Aylesbury [deceased by 8/26/1349], and had a son John who by proof of age was born 5/6/1334. This is not chronologically likely.
Child of Ralph and Joan: [4 sons, 2 daughters.]
i. Ralph Basset, born ~1320 in England.
1339, Ralph married to Joan, d/o Richard de la Pole of London.
9/5/1341, Order to cause Ralph son of Ralph Basset of Weldon and Joan his wife to have seisin of the manors of Weldon and Weston near Asshele, co. Northampton … Joan, his wife, daughter of Richard de la Pole, citizen of London … (S) CCRs.
Ralph died leaving his brother Thomas as his heir.
ii. Thomas Basset, born ? in England.
iii. Eleanor Basset (2955009), born ~1330 in England.