11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
11/1/1273, Richard born in Great Weldon, Northampton, England, heir & s/o 23640072. Ralph Basset & 23640073. Eleanor de la Wade.
~1283, Joan born in England, d/o 23640074. Sir Roger de Huntingfield & 23640075. Joyce D’Engaine.
1292, Richard’s father died [holding Maddele, Stafford; and Weledon, Weston, Sutton, and Pitesle in Northampton.]
2/5/1292, Grant to Hugh de Curtenay of the marriage of Richard son and heir of Ralph Basset of Weledon, tenant in chief, or, in the case of his death, of Henry his brother. (S) CPRs.
7/3/1292, Grant to William de Engleys … of the custody during the minority of the heir, who was 18 years old at All Saints, 19 Edward I. of land and rent late of Ralph Basset of Weledon, tenant in chief, … after the assignment of dower to Eleanor late the wife of the said Ralph … (S) CPRs.
1293,The jury present that Ralph Basset of Weledon held the manor of Maddelein capite of the King, and it was worth £40 a year; and Richard son and heir of the said Ralph is under age and in ward to Alianora Basset. (S) Plea Rolls for Staffordshire, V6, 1885.
1295, Richard of age.
1299, Richard, 1st lord Basset of Weldon.
By 1299, Richard married Joan.
8/27/1300, Joan gave birth to son Ralph at Huntingfield, Suffolk. (S) Proof of age of Ralph, 12/14/1321.
1/30/1305, IPM of Robert son and heir of Robert de Tateshale. Hundmanby … Holewell … Kettelby. All held of Richard Basset of Weldon by service of ½ knight’s fee. (S) UKNA, Kew.
1305-6, Richard Basset of Weldon to impark the wood of Halgh in Weldon. N'hamp. (S) UKNA.
3/5/1306, Robert the Bruce had himself crowned king of Scotland.
5/10/1306, Protections. Richard Basset of Weledon with Aymer de Valencia; Hugh Wak with Richard Basset. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Scotland.
6/1/1306, IPM of Robert son and heir of Robert de Tateshale. Leicester: Holewell. 25s. yearly rent, 60s. 4d. &c. rent Kettelby. 66s. 10d. yearly rent … 54s. 7 1/2d. rent … 6s. 6d. rent of cottars, works &c. and pleas &c. of court. All held of Richard Basset of Weldon by service of 1/2 knight’s fee. (S) CIsPM.
6/19/1306, Battle of Methvin. Aymer de Valence had made camp at Perth. Valence was invited to leave the walls of Perth and join King Robert the Bruce in battle, but he declined. King Robert camped a few miles away at Methven. Before dawn Aymer led a surprise attack on the Scots. Though victorius, King Robert escaped.
6/25/1307, Aymer [de Valencia], Earl of Pembroke, defeated by Robert Bruce at the battle of Loudon Hill in Scotland.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
7/15/1307, Debtor: Richard Basset of Weldon, of Northants, knight [held part of Weldon, and also Sutton and Weston in Corby Hundred, Northants]. (S) UKNA.
4/13/1309, Indemnity for John de Wyleby, sheriff of Northampton, and Richard Basset of Welledon, upon payment … of 100s of the monies due from the latter to Walter de Langeton, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. The like for … 100s. for the same Richard Basset. The like for … of similar payments of 7£ 4s 5.5d viz. 104s. 5.5d for Richard Basset. (S) CPRs.
1309, Richard Basset of Weldon fought at the Dunstable tournament. (S) The Tournament in England, Barker, 2003, P125.
8/26/1309, Commission to Richard Basset of Welledon and Hugh Daundelyn to report on the state of the castle of Rokyngham and of the stewardry of the forest between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford, when demised by William le Latimer, late constable … report to the treasurer … (S) CPRs.
1311, Richard held Weldon.
6/24/1314, Richard taken prisoner at the battle of Bannockburn.
6/24/1314, Battle of Bannockburn, Scotland, a victory for the Scots, unusual in that it lasted for 2 days. The Scots, commanded by Robert Bruce, were laying siege to Stirling castle, held by the English. As the English attacked across the brook, Robert counter-attacked along a 2000-yard front. King Edward attempted to flank the Scot’s left with archers, but they were driven back the Scot cavalry. The English front broke against the Scottish spearmen. It was the largest loss of English knights in a single day. This was the battle in which organized foot-soldiers [primarily pike men] defeated heavily armored mounted knights.
1314, Richard, 1st Lord Basset of Weldon in Corby Hundred, died. [Likely in prison in Scotland.]
8/18/1314, Order to the escheator beyond Trent to take into the king's hand the lands late of Richard Basset, deceased, tenant in chief. (S) CFRs.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P45.
i. Ralph Basset (5910018), born 8/27/1300 in England.