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Friday, August 28, 2020

Lord Ralph Basset of Weldon

 94560288. Lord Ralph Basset of Weldon

~1190, Ralph born in England, s/o 189120576. Richard Basset.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

1217, Ralph’s father died.

6/24/1220, Northamptonshire. William de Quatremares gives the king half a mark for having a pone before the justices at Westminster … against Ralph Basset, concerning a knight’s fee with appurtenances in Brampton. (S) FRsHIII.

9/19/1226, Order to the sheriff of Northamptonshire that, having accepted security from Ralph Basset for a debt …, he is to cause him to have peace from the demand …, and he is to cause his livestock taken for this reason to be rendered to him. (S) FRsHIII.

1228-38, The prior of St. Andrew´s, Northampton, granted land to “Radulfo Basset filio Ricardi Basset de Weledon”.

4/20/1230, Ralph Basset of Drayton and Ralph Basset of Weldon [Radulfus Basset de Weledon] both had letters of protection for going beyond seas from Portsmouth. (S) CPRs. [King Henry, with his brother Richard, Earl of Cornwall, and with the help of Mauclerc, Count of Brittany, invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.]

1236-41, 52 charters copied for Ralph Basset of Weldon, constituting an original cartulary. (S) Basset Charters, Reedy, 1995.

By 1237, Ralph Basset of Weldon enfeoffed William de Cantilupe in a fee in Holt and Barleston.

1237, Ralph Basset leased his manor of Welham to John, Earl of Lincoln (d.1240), for the years 1237 to 1250. (S) Hist. of Leicester, V5, 1964, Welham.

1240, Ralph Basset of Weledon held a fourth of a fee in Thorp. (S) History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, Nichols, 1971, P801. [Also 3 parts of a knight’s fee in Cosseby, Leyre, and Frolesworth. Ralph rendered 38£ 13s 4d for Thorkesey.]

1242, Ralph Basset of Weldon, descendent of Geoffrey Riddel [Basset], held 2 knights’ fees indemesne and £3 in direct fiefs. Geoffrey’s descendent Ralph Basset of Drayton held 2 fees in demesne. (S) Speculum, V35, 1960, P11.

1245, Ralph Basset of Great Weldon, Northants assoicated with the abbots of Peterborough and Abingdon. (S) Feudal Military Service, Sanders, 1956, P64.

1/20/1247, Ralph Basset of Drayton sued Ralph Basset of Welledon to acquit him of the service which Simon, earl of Leicester, claimed of him for the free tenement he holds of the said Ralph in Schoforton and Crowenho. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P104.

9/30/1247, Staff. Ralph Basset, of Welledone, sued the abbot of Crokesdone to hold to a fine levied in the Court of King Henry [I], the grandfather of the present King, before the Justices Itinerant at Leycester, between Geoffrey Ridel, the grandfather of Ralph, whose heir he is, and Bertran de Verdun, whose asignee the abbot is, respecting the land of Madeleye. (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V4, 1883, P109.

8/28/1248, Ralph Basset of Great Weldon gives the king 2 m. for [having] the writ quare vi et armis relating to the county of Staffordshire before the king (coram Rege). (S) FRsHIII.

1249, John de Chanceux died seised of 1 virgate in Pytchley held of the fee of Ralph Basset of Weldon. (S) Victoria History of Northampton, V4, 1937, P209.

1256, Ralph Basset granted a market, fair, and free warren in Colston Basset. (S) A Topographical History of Nottinghamshire, Curtis, 1844, P70.

1258, Ralph died.

2/17/1258, IPM of Ralph Basset of Welledon. Richard, his son, aged 30 and more, is his heir. Stafford: Maddeleg', 1 small knight's fee of Mortain. Northampton: Welledon manor, held of the king in chief by service of 1 knight's fee. Sutton and Weston manor, with 12d. rent or 1 sparrow-hawk in Asselle, held of the king in chief by service of 1 knight's fee. Leicester: Weleham, 4 carucates land with cottages held of the king in chief by service of ⅓ knight's fee. (S) CIsPM.

(S) Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, 1834, P255. (S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Transactions of the Leicestershire Arch. Soc., V4, 1878, P26.

Family notes:

Children of Ralph and ?:

i. Richard Basset (47280144), born by 1228 in England.

ii. Thomas Basset, born ? in England.

1291, Thomas died.

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