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Saturday, March 24, 2012
G26: 47277988 Basset-Grey
47277988. Lord Alan Basset & 47277989.
Alice de Grey
~1170, Alan born in England, s/o 94555976. Thomas Basset & 94555977. Alice de Dunstanville.
~1180, Alice born in England, heir & d/o §Stephen
1180-82, ‘Thomas Bass’ granted ‘manerium meum de Comptun cum
terra de Berewic’ to ‘Alano filio meo’ by charter, witnessed by ‘… Waltero de
Dunstanvile, Alano de Dunstanvile, Fulcone Basset … Thoma Basset juvene …’ (S)
1180-82, Gillebertus Basset [Alan’s older brother] conceded
Compton Basset, Wiltshire to ‘Alano fratri meo’, at the request of ‘Thome
Basset patris mei et Aliz de Dunstanvill matris mee’, by, witnessed by … Walterus
de Dunstanvill, Alanus de Dunstanvill, Fulco Basset … Thomas Basset juvenis [Alan’s
older brother]. (S) FMG.
1186, Alan’s father died, his older brother Gilbert the heir, his
1186-87, Gilberto Basset … Alano Basset, held land in the
honour of Walingford. (S) FMG.
1187, The steward of the honour of Wallingford accounted to the
king for several sums in pardons granted to Gilbert Basset [for £8], Ranulph de
Glanvill, …, Thomas Basset [for £4], … Alan Basset [for £4], … (S) History of
Wallingford, Hedges, 1881, P286. [They were pardoned for adhering to Prince
John against King Henry II.]
11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England.
12/6/1194, Confirmation by Richard I to Alan Basset, his knight,
of the manor or Winterburn, granted to him by Walter de Dunstavill. (S) Guide
to the Manuscripts, … British Museum, Scott, 1899, P43.
1/7/1197, King Richard granted hunting rights to Alan Basset. (S)
Pipe Roll Society, V10, 1888, P112.
8/22/1198, Confirmation by Richard I of his permission to Alan
Basset to hunt foxes, hares, and wild cats. (S) Pipe Roll Society, V10, 1888,
Bef. 1199, Alan granted the manors of Working and Mapeldurewell
by King Richard I.
5/27/1199, John crowned king
1200, King John confirmed the
grant of Maple-durwell to Alan Basset. (S) History of the Ancient Town and
Manor of Basingstoke, Baigent, 1889, P60.
1201, Eynsham Abbey returned the Cornwall Church to Alice [she
had granted it to them earlier]. (S) Eynsham Cartulary, Salter, Publ. 1908,
1203, King John gave Alan the manor of Wycomb Basset. (S)
NEHGR, V142, P239.
6/16/1204, Grant of King John to Alan Basset of the manor of Wicumbe,
rendering £20 yearly, and one knight’s service. (S) Catalogue of Ancient Deeds,
V1. [He was also granted by John the custody of the lands and heir of Hugo de
Druvall, and was excused his scutage in Scurrey, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire;
and the manor of Berewick.]
10/27/1204, King John visited Alan at Wycombe. (S) Antiquities
of Wycombe, Parker, 1878, P21.
5/7/1206 at Windsor, Thomas Basset and Alan Basset witnessed a
chater of King John to the burgesses of Stafford. (S) Stafford in Olden Times,
Cherry, 1890, P58.
5/10/1207, King John visited Alan in his manor of Bassetsbury at
Wycombe. (S) Antiquities of Wycombe, Parker, 1878, P21.
5/2/1208, King John visited Alan at Wycombe. (S) Antiquities of
Wycombe, Parker, 1878, P21.
1208, Alan ordered by King John to deliver 2250 marks from the
8/28/1208, Allan Basset a witness of a charter of King John
to Henry fitz Warine of Lancaster. (S) History of the Commerce and Town of
Liverpool, V1, 1852, P80. 6/6/1210, Alan attended King John as he launched successful
attacks in Ireland. King John launched 700 ships in the attack.
1211-16, Eglina de Curthenai donated half her dower in her
manor of Wretchwick, Oxfordshire, which ‘predictus Gilbertus Basset bone
memorie’ retained when ‘predictam Eustaciam Basset’ married Thome de Verdun, to
Bicester priory, witnessed by Ricardo de Campvill, Eustacia Basset uxore
ipsius, Thoma Basset, Alano Basset. (S) FMG.
8/2/1212, Thomas de Erdington, William Briwere, and Alan, part
of a council acting on King John’s behalf, approved the taking of 4 castles by
Robert de Vipont. (S) The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, Lloyd,
1212-13, Alan Basset gave King John £133 6s 8d, and a palfrey,
that his daughter might marry William, lord de Lanvallei.
1214, Alan delivered £100 from the treasury to King John at
Oxford. [He received a “doluim” of the best wine from the King as a gift.]
at Runnymede near Windsor, Alan a signer of
the Magna Carta when King John was forced to agree to its terms. (S) Our Legal
Heritage, Reilly, 2007, P87.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
1217, Alan Basset a justiciar in Oxfordshire. (S) Oxford
Annals, Davenport, 1869, P59.
Bef. 1218, Alan given custody of land and heir of William de
1218, in the 2nd year of Henry III, Alan was a
justiciar at Westminister. He was also appointed Sheriff of Rutland [served 10
1218, William Briwere sued by Alan Basset, custodian of William
de Montague, s/o Drugo. (S) The Genealogist, 1904, P168.
8/14/1218, The men of Wycombe give the king 20s. that they be
not penalized up to St. Andrew in the third year for selling their burels
containing less than two ells. Alan Basset is their pledge for this debt. (S)
1/16/1219, Alan Basset gives the king a palfrey for having a
weekly market on Tuesdays in his manor of Wootton. (S) FRsHIII.
1220, Alan sent on a mission to France by Henry III.
1220, Alan’s brother Thomas died leaving 3 daughters as his
1222, The weekly market at High Wycombe, held by Alan. (S)
Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
10/1222, A fynaff accorde bitwene Aleyne Basset and the abbesse
of Godestowe for an acre of lond and j half acre in Wycombe. (S) Original
Series, 1905, P100.
1223, Alan and Emericus de Sacy appointed to meet the King of
Jerusalem on his landing at Kent.
4/5/1223, Alan Basset made a pledge of 10 marks for Simon de
Senlis. (S) FRsHIII.
6/4/1223, Winchester, Somerset, “Order to the sheriff of
Somerset to place in respite the demand he makes from Alan Basset by summons of
the Exchequer, for which he did not make fine with the king, until upon his
next account at the Exchequer.” (S) FRsHIII.
6/4/1224, Order to the sheriff of Somerset to place in respite
the demand he makes from Alan Basset. (S) FRsHIII.
Alan married 2nd Alina, widow of Drogo de Montacute.
10/23/1224, Winchester, [Because the king has pardoned him.] “To
the sheriff of Dorset. Alan Basset has made fine with the king, by Richard
Talbot, by 5 m. for having the king’s benevolence because he took to wife [Alina
who was the wife of Drogo] de Montagu, who was of the king’s gift, without the
king’s licence. Order that, having accepted security from Richard for rendering
the aforesaid 5 m. to the king, he is to cause him to have full seisin of his
land with appurtenances in Puddletown, of which he was disseised by order of
the king for the reason aforesaid.” (S) FRsHIII.
3/1226, In a final concord between the burgesses of Wycombe and
Alan Basset, Alan granted them “the whole borough of Wycumb with rents, markets
and fairs.” (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
6/9/1228, Order to the sheriff of Buckinghamshire to place in
respite the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from the men of Alan
Basset of Wycombe for a murder fine. (S) FRsHIII.
3/26/1229, For Alan Basset, concerning the manor of Wycumbe …
Henry by the grace of God, King of England … have confirmed, to our beloved and
trusty Alan Basset, all the manor of Wycumbe …
10/1229, Alan Basset, who holds the fourth part of one knight’s
fee of the king in chief, is quit by his scutage. (S) FRsHIII.
3/5/1230, Grant to Alan Basset, that he may enclose 3 acres and
a half of his wood in Wutton … king’s forest of Bradene, and make a park. (S)
1/3/1231, Alan Basset has made fine with the king by 30 m. for
all debts that he owed him at the Exchequer. (S) FRsHIII.
10/1232, Alan died. (S) Oxford Annals, Davenport, 1869, P59.
(S) The Judges of England: With Sketches of Their Lives, Foss,
Publ. 1848. (S) Early History and Antiquities of Wycombe, Parker, 1878.
·Alice de Grey was a personal favorite of the
Queen. When some garments were paid for by the Queen and delivered to
Winchester, similar garments were also delivered for the use of Alice.
·6/9/1235, To the barons of the Exchequer. The
king has granted to his beloved and faithful William, son of Drogo de [Montagu
], that he may render the fine which Alan Basset made with the king for the
debts that William de Montagu, grandfather of the aforesaid William, owed at
the Exchequer at the same terms as the king granted to the aforesaid Alan.
·Another Alan Basset, a cousin of this Alan, was
contemporary and married Lucia Peverel. Alan, only s/o William Basset, died
around 1220 leaving no children.
Children of Alan and Alice:
i. Gilbert Basset, born ? in England.
9/1231, Gilbert Basset gives the king 300 m. for having the £15
of rent that Alan Basset, his father, was accustomed to render each year at the
Exchequer for the manor of Berwick , which Alan had of the gift of King John.
11/3/1232, The king has taken the homage of Gilbert Basset, son
and heir of Alan Basset, for the lands that Alan held in chief of the king and
that fall to Gilbert by inheritance. (S) FRsHIII.
Gilbert a Justice of England.
Gilbert married Isabel de Ferrers, d/o William.
1240, Gilbert died. [His son died soon afterward and the heir
became Fulk, who as a clergyman passed it to Philip.]
ii. Fulk Basset, born ? in England.
Fulk raised to the deanery of York,
bishopric of London.
1258, Fulk died without issue.
iii. Alice Basset, born ? in England.
married Sir John Sanford.
iv. Alvia Basset (243378817), born ~1205 in England.
iv. Philip Basset (23638994), born ~1210 in England.