Saturday, April 23, 2011

G23: 5910018

5910018. Lord Ralph Basset & 5910019. Joan Sturton


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Joan a kinswoman of Lord William le Latimer.

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.

1314, Ralph’s father died.

1321-2, Ralph, son and heir of Richard Basset of Weldon: Suffolk (proof of age). (S) UKNA.

1322, Ralph, son and heir of Richard Basset of Weldon: Suffolk (proof of age). (S) Women of the English Nobility and Gentry, Ward, 1995, P70. [“Martin Love, aged 60, … present at a banquet with Sir Roger de Huntygfeld, then lord of the manor, and a maid announced to Sir Roger that Lady Joan Basset, Ralph’s mother, had given birth to a son … William le Key, aged 60, … on Sir Roger’s orders went to Norwich to find a doctor for Joan, Ralph’s mother, and on the day of his birth they arrived in Huntingfield. …]

1323, Ralph Basset of Weldon, lord of Madeley Alfac, fought in Scotland against Robert the Bruce. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire.

1323-4, “Ralph Basset, the Seneschal of Gascony.” (S) UKNA.

1324, Ralph Basset of Weldon a member of the Exceptional Council of Staffordshire.

8/1/1324, Commission to supervise array … not that the king of France is gathering a great army … Ralph Basset of Weldon } Northampton. (S) CPRs.

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.

3/30/1327, Commission to Ralph Basset, of Weldon, … on complaint … at Dyngle, co. Northampton. (S) CPRs.

4/5/1327, Ralph summoned to serve against the Scots.

5/8/1329, Commission of peace … Ralph Basset, of Weldon } in the county of Northampton. (S) CPRs.

9/8/1330, Commission of peace … Ralph Basset, of Weldon, co. Northampton. (S) CPRs.

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.

4/5/1334, Licence for Ralph Basset of Weldon to imparke his wood of Halugh co. Northampton, … (S) CPRs.

7/20/1335, Commission to Ralph Basset of Weldon … to survey the wates 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.

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 died leaving his brother Thomas as heir.]

Bef. 5/4/1341, Ralph, 2nd Lord Basset, died.

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 Fourneux.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P45.

Family notes:
• The name “Stourdon/Sturdon” does not appear to be in the records of the time in the calendar of patent rolls. The name “Stourton” [various spellings] does appear many times.
• 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 does not seem chronologically likely.

Children of Ralph and Joan: [4 sons, 2 daughters.]

i. Eleanor Basset (2955009), born ~1335 in England.

ii. Joan Basset (3802585), born ~1340 in England.

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