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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Baron Gilbert Basset & Lady Engeline de Courtenay

 378270342. Baron Gilbert Basset & 378270343. Lady Engeline de Courtenay

~1160, Gilbert born in England, s/o 94555976. Thomas Basset & 94555977. Alice de Dunstanville.

By 1162, Engeline born in England, d/o 189110286. Renaud de Courtenay & 756540687. Hawise de Courcy.

1180-82, Thomas Basset, with the consent of ‘Gilleberti primogeni filii mei’, granted ‘Cumtonam … cuius medietas fuit maritagium matris mee, altera … medietati s… fuit maritagium uxoris mee matris eorum’ to ‘Alano filio meo fratri suo’ by charter. (S) FMG.

1180-82, ‘Gillebertus Basset’ 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. (S) FMG.

[––Gilbert & Engeline––]

~1181, Gilbert married Engeline.

1182, Gilebertus Basset granted land at Bicester and other properties to the prior of Bicester, for the souls of ‘mee et uxoris mee Egeline et liberorum nostrorum’, by charter, witnessed by … Egelina uxore mea, Aliz Basset … Thoma Basset, Fulcone Basset. (S) FMG. [Gilbert Basset, baron of Hodingdon, and lord of the manors of Burcester, Wrechwike and Stratton.]

1182, Robert Gresley [Greeley], under age [7 years old] and in the guardianship of his mother, Isabel, and her brother Gilbert Basset. (S) Annals of Manchester, Axon, 1886, P9.

1186, Robert [Gresley], lord of Manchester, under the guardianship of his uncle Gilbert Basset, and his mother, the wife of Guy de Creoun. (S) Memoirs – Manchester Literary, V9, P483.

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.]

1188-89, King Henry II heard of Aquilina’s [Engeline’s] protracted childbirth while in the area. King Henry sent her “as many jewels and precious stones as he had, that were believed to help those in labour.” (S) Saints and Their Communities, Yarrow, 2006, P202.

11/3/1189, Richard I crowned king of England. Gillebertus Basset attended the coronation. (S) Chronicle of the Reigns of Henry II and Richard I, 1867, P80.

1191, Gilbert and his brothers Thomas and Alan accounted for 550 marks for the custody of the son [Robert] of Albert Gresle with his land. (S) Mediaeval Manchester, Tait, 1904, P137.

2/1192, Letter commanding Hugh, bishop of Lincoln, to impose spiritual penalties against Count John of Mortain … those immediately subject to excommunication … [3 bishops] William Marhal, … Hugh Bardulf … Gerard de Camville, the earl of Salisbury, … Gilbert Basset, Thomas Basset, … (S) English Episcopal Acta, Karn, 2006, P211.

12/21/1192, King Richard was captured near Vienna while returning from crusading. [To be released for a “King’s ransom.” This is the time of “Robin Hood”.]

1193, Gilbert and his brothers adhered to the succession of Prince John.

1193, Reginald, son of William de Courtenay, witnessed a charter of Gilbert Basset and Egeline his wife. [Gilbert and Egeline gave the canons of Burcester priory, Oxfordshire, their lands of Wotesdune and Westcote. (S) Monasticon Anglicanum, Caley, P432.]

1194, King Richard returned to England.

1194, Gilbert purchased King Richard’s pardon [for supporting Prince John] for £8, and the pardon of his brothers Alan and Thomas for £4 each. (S) Church of Great Haseley, Weare, 1840, P41.

Bef. 12/12/1194, Gilbert suing his maternal uncle Walter de Dunstanville for Shalford, as the marriage portion of his mother Alice. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Vs1-2, Eyton, 1854, P285.

1194-95, ‘Gilbertus Basset’ among those granted delay in payment per brevis in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire. (S) FMG. [Gilbert still owed 20s for one knight’s fee on his estate at Middleton due for the payment of the King’s ransom.]

1198, Hillingdon of Gilbert Basset was amerced by the justices of the Middlesex eyre.  (S) Oxford Hist. Soc., V88, 1930, P324.

5/27/1199, Prince John succeeded King Richard I of England. [Gerard de Camvill and his neighbor Gilbert Basset rose in favour at court.]

9/1199, Gilbert appointed as Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. (S) Lists and Indexes, I8, 1897, P107.

1199-1200, Gerard de Camvill, lord of Middleton, gave a 1000£ to the King for the guardianship of widow of Thomas de Verdon, Eustacia, d/o Gilbert Basset, lord of Burcester, with her lands, and liberty to dispose of her in marriage unto Richard de Camvill his son.

3/20/1200, For 20 marks, King John confirmed the manor of Shalford to Gilbert. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Vs1-2, Eyton, 1854, P285.

3/21/1200, King John confirmed the grant of ‘manerio suo de Strafford’ to ‘Gilberto Basset et Eggelin uxori eius’. (S) FMG.

1200, Gilbert attended King John into Normandy. (S) Church of Great Haseley, Weare, 1840, P41.

5/1200, King John made peace with King Philip II at the truce of Le Goulet.

8/24/1200 in Angouleme, King John [divorced from Isabella] married 12 year old Isabella of Angouleme [the same year he met her].

1200, Upon return to England, King John had Isabel “solemnly crowned” Queen.

1200-01, Gilbert had a writ of Quietus [to those barons who personally attended the king in a foreign expedition] for 7 knights’ fees of the honor of Walingford. (S) Antiquities of Bicester, Dunkin, 1816, P120.

1202, Gilbert granted markets at Middleton and Sutton. (S) History of the Deanery of Bicester, Blomfield, 1882, P12.

1202, Gilbert paid 500 marks for the wardship of the land and heir of Walter de Dunstanville. (S) Ancient Barony of Castle Combe, 1852, P34.

1203, Gilbert in Normandy with a contingent of knights headed by Thomas le Bret. (S) Household Knights of King John, Church, 1999, P31.

1203, King Philip attacked John’s lands in Normandy and Angiers, capturing Chateau-Gaillard and the city of Rouen.

By 8/2/1203, Gilbert died [buried beyond the sea], Angeline surviving. (S) History of the Present Deanery of Bicester, Blomfield, 1882, P4.


1205-06, Aquilina de Curt donated ‘totam terram meam de Swthona’ to Bicester priory, for the souls of ‘patris mei Reginaldi de Curt et … matris mee et … sponsi mei Gilleberti Basset et filii mei Thome Basset.’ (S) FMG.

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.

Engeline died.

(S) Bassets of High Wycombe, Stewart-Parker, King’s College, Thesis, 2013.

Child of Gilbert and Angeline:

i. Eustachia Basset (189135171), born ~1182 in England.

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