1244, Ralph born in England, s/o 47280144. Baron Richard Basset.
~1250, Eleanor born in Oxfordshire, England, d/o 47280146. Henry de la Wade.
1270, Ralph Basset paid 40s for a freehold of the king in Kerecolston [Colston], Nottinghamshire.
By 1272, Ralph married Eleanor.
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
Bef. 7/1/1276, Ralph’s father died; holding Maddele, Stafford; and Weledon, Weston, Sutton, and Pitesle in Northampton, Ralph age 30 [or 32] and more. (S) CIsPM.
1276, A list of all the manors held by Robert de Tateshalle of the Barony of Welledone in Leycestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, and Hunts … A list of all the manors, lands and advowsons held of the Barony of Welledone by Milisent de Montalt, Symon Basset, John Engayng, the Prior of Launde, the Abbot of Soleby, the Abbot of Mirivall, Ralph le Moigne, John de Bernak, William de Hanred, the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem, Thomas Basset of Weleham, and Guy de Waterville. (S) Staffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V6, Pt1, 1885, Coram Rege Roll, Hillary, 13 E. I.; apud Bristoll.
1276, Ralph Basset held Colston Basset of fee under Richard Basset [his father] of Weldon. [Held in 1256 by his grandfather.]
6/25/1276, Order to the sheriff of Northampton, to deliver to Ralph Basset, son and heir of Richard Basset of Welledon, tenant in chief, the lands late of his said father, he having done homage. (S) CFRs. [Which included a gallows and grant of free warren.]
7/4/1277, Ralph Basset of Welledon, paid a fine of 72 marks, 6s 5d in part payment of 80 marks, for service of 2 knights' fees. (S) CFRs.
1279, 7 carucates in Welham, 5 of the king in chief and 2 of the Archbishop of York. The whole lordship held by Ralph Basset. (S) Hist. of Leicester, V5, 1964, Welham.
1280, Ralph Basset of Weldon to assart land in Weldon in the forest of Rockingham. N'hamp. (S) UKNA.
11/8/1280, Licence for Ralph Basset, of Welledon, after inquisition ad quod damnum … to bring into cultivation his waste place, containing 38 acres, in Welledon, in the forest of Rokingham, and to hold it in fee-simple. (S) CPRs.
5/24/1282, Surrender by Robert de Campania, knight, to the lady Devorgilla de Galeweya, lady de Balliolo, of all his lands in Borg in Galloway … Witnesses: … Ralph Basset of Welledon, … (S) CCRs.
1282, Ralph Basset granted a market, fair, and free warren in Colston Basset.
6/28/1283, Radulfo Basset of Welledon summoned to Shrewsbury by writ from Rhuddlan to the king to hold a colloquium to ordain what should be done with David, brother of Llewellyn, formerly prince of Wales. (S) The Titular Barony of Clavering, 1891, P16.
1284, Ralph Basset of Weldon received a quit claim from Hugh Ridel, lord of Wittering, for any right the said Hugh might have in the manors of Weldon, Weston, and Pytchley. (S) Hist. of Northampton, V4, 1937, Pytchley.
1284, Ralph Basset of Drayton held the manor of Pattingham of Roger de Somery by service, which Roger was holding of Ralph Basset of Weldon. (S) Midland History, V22, 1997.
2/12/1289, Order to cause Ralph Basset of Welledon to be acquitted of 80 marks by which he made fine with the king for the service of 2 knights' fees that he acknowledged to the king for the army of Wales of the fifth year , as the king, on 18 August, in that year. (S) CCRs.
6/13/1290, Ralph Basset of Welledon acknowledges that he owes to Walter de Langeton, clerk, 20 marks. (S) CCRs.
4/13/1291, IPM of Thomas Basset of Welleham. Leicester: Welham. The manor held of Sir Ralph Basset, of Welledon, in chief by homage and service of ⅓ knight's fee. … Ralph Basset of Welledon holds three parts of a knight's fee of the king in chief in the manor of Welleham amongst other fees by barony … (S) CIsPM.
1292, Ralph of Great Weldon, Northamptonshire, died.
2/26/1292, Order to cause dower to be assigned to Eleanor, late the wife of Ralph Basset of Welledon, tenant in chief, as she has taken oath before the king that she will not marry without his licence. (S) CCRs.
5/6/1292, Eleanor, late the wife af Ralph Basset of Welledon, tenant in chief, puts in her place William le Fauconer of Weston and William le Petit to demand her dower of Ralph's knights' fees. (S) CCRs.
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.
7/21/1294, Appeal by 'Domina' Eleanor Basset, executrix of the will of 'Dominus' Ralph Basset, knight, in a case between her and 'Dominus' William, rector of the moiety of [Great] Weldon [Northamptonshire]. (S) UKNA.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P45. (S) A Topo. Hist. of Nottinghamshire, Curtis, 1844, P70.
Children of Ralph and Eleanor:
i. Richard Basset (11820036), born 11/1/1273 in England.
ii. Henry Basset, born ? in England.