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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Baron Ralph Bassett of Drayton & Lady Joan de Grey

 15210340. Baron Ralph Bassett & 15210341. Lady Joan de Grey

~1282 Ralph born in England, s/o 121691314. Lord Ralph Basset & 121691315. Hawise ?.

~1290, Joan born in England, d/o 5910048. Lord John de Grey & 5910049. Maud de Verdun.

12/31/1299, Ralph’s father died.

3/4/1300, Restitution to Ralph son of Ralph Basset of Drayton, tenant in chief, notwithstanding his minority, of all his lands … in consideration of 1,000 marks which Guy, earl of Warwick, Hugh le Despenser, Hugh de Curtenay, Thomas de Furnivall, Andrew de Esteleye, John de Insula Vecta, John de Grey of Retherfeld, Hugh Poyntx, Bernard de Brus and John de Clinton, the younger, have acknowldeged themselves … (S) CPRs.

1300, Ralph, heir and Lord Basset of Drayton summoned to parliament by writ.

11/7/1302, The King summoned the militaty tenants of the Crown to be at Berwick-upon-Tweed on May 26th … Thomas, earl of Lancaster, … John de Ferrers, Hugh le Despencer, … Ralph Basset of Drayton, Theobald de Verdun, senior, Theobald de Verdun Junior, … (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V8, P25.

1/20/1306, To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to take with him 12 knights of the county and to go in person to the land of Ralph Basset of Drayton and the land of John de Clynton in Amynton, and to cause a perambulation to be made between the said lands in the towns. (S) CCRs.

5/22/1306, Ralph knighted.

1/23/1307, Walter de Bello Campo acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Basset of Drayton £10. (S) CCRs.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

6/12/1308, Grant, for a fine of 100 marks, to Ralph Basset of Drayton of that which pertains to the king of the marriage of Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, sometime baron of Stafford. (S) CFRs.

[––Ralph & Joan––]

By 1309, Ralph married Joan.

4/1309, Ralph Basset, of Drayton, and Joan his wife, sued the Prior of Kenilworth respecting the Manor of Pattleshull near Patingham. (S) Satffordshire Hist. Coll’s, V11, 1890, Plea Rolls.

11/1/1317, Commitment during pleasure to Ralph Basset of the castle of Stafford. (S) CFRs.

7/20/1318, Hugh son of Hugh de Audele acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Basset of Drayton, knight, £500. (S) CCRs.

1319, Many barons with the earls of Lancaster and Hereford assembled at Sherborne in Elmedon [Hampshire], swearing allegiance to the reformation of the realm.

4/25/1321, Commitment during pleasure to Ralph Basset of Drayton of the keeping of the castle of Northampton. (S) CFRs.

10/1321, King Edward II took to the field with a large army to oppose the lords in revolt in the Despenser War. [King Edward II was seizing lands and giving them to his favorites, particularly the Despencers. Leading to the eventual downfall of King Edward II.] (S) UKNA.

3/12/1322, Order to earls, barons, knights and all others of the county of Warwick, to be intendant to John de Somery and Ralph Basset of Drayton, whom the king has appointed to take into the king's hand the castle of Kenilworth, late of Thomas, earl of Lancaster. (S) CFRs. [Ralph was appointed to the castle and honour of Tutebury, but turned those over to Roger Beler.]

3/16/1322, Battle of Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. Thomas, Earl of Lancaster and the Marcher Lords, against King Edward II and the Dispensers. The rebel forces of about 700 knights and men-at-arms, against about 4,000 in in the royal forces. An effective use of longbow against calvary. [Rebeling barons lost and retreated to Tutbury castle.]

12/20/1322, Brother Thomas Larchier, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Basset of Drayton 1,000 marks. (S) CCRs.

8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.

8/26/1323, Roger de Grey staying in Gascony with the seneschal, Ralph Basset of Drayton. (S) CPRs.

10/1/1324, Order to … to be sent to Bayonne … to make the payments or liveries … by the advice of Edmund, earl of Kent, the king's brother, and Ralph Basset of Drayton, seneschal of the said duchy [Gascony]. (S) CFRs.

12/15/1325, Commitment during pleasure to Ralph Basset of Drayton of the castle of Dover and the Cinque Ports. (S) CFRs.

2/12/1326, Ralph Constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. (S) CFRs.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England. [1/20/1327, Edward II abdicated.]

11/10/1329, Matilda, late the wife of Robert de Holand, and Ralph Basset of Drayton acknowledge that they owe to the said Mary de Seint Pol, countess of Pembroke, £1,000 [acquisition of the castle of Thorp Watervill] (S) CCRs.

9/28/1330, … the moiety of 4 messuages in Tamworth … Ralph Basset of Drayton, tenant of the other moiety by service of coal and litter for the king's chamber for one night when the king chase in the hay of Hopewas and he in the astle of Tamworth. (S) CFRs.

1/20/1333 parliament at York, The petitions should be delivered to … for England, … for Gascony …  It was also agreed that … Sir Hugh de Courtenay, Sir William la Zouche of Ashby, barons; Sir Henry le Scrope, Sir John of Stonor, Sir William of Denum, and Sir Richard of Aldborough, justices, should try and determine the petitions for England … Sir Ralph Basset of Drayton, Sir Richard de Grey, barons; Sir Thomas Bacon and Sir Geoffrey of Edenham, justices, should try and determine the petitions from Gascony, Ireland, Wales, and the Channel Islands … (S) Parliament Rolls, 2005.

3/28/1332, Commission of oyer and terminer to Ralph Basset of Drayton, … on complaint by Roger de Grey that, … and other having been outlawed … fled … he ciming thither in person, would have arrested, … the said John and other outlaws … with a great mob of armed men … besieged his lodgings at Northampton by night … (S) CPRs.

3/2/1334, Richard de Grey of Codenoure acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Basset of Drayton 800 marks. (S) CCRs.

10/1/1334, … Ralph Basset of Drayton, John de Cherleton, John de Stoner, William de Shareshull … justices to inquire … counties of Berks and Oxford … (S) CPRs.

10/3/1336, Order to him to … by advice and testimony of William de Clinton, Ralph Basset of Drayton, Richard Talebot and Geoffrey de Say, admiral of the fleet of ships. (S) CFRs.

1339, A fine between Ralph Basset of Drayton Bassett, Ralph son of Ralph, son of the first Ralph, and Joan his wife, daughter of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and Simon Pakeman as guardian of the young Ralph, on the one side; and William Herle and … on the other, … [Buckingham] (S) CCRs.

1/11/1341, William de Lee, lord of Yolvertoft, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph Basset of Drayton, £20. (S) CCRs.

2/25/1343, Ralph died.

2/26/1343, Writ for IPM of Ralph Basset of Drayton in the counties of Nottingham and Derby. (S) CFRs.

[––Joan––]

4/5/1343, Order to deliver to Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton the manor of Bukkeby, to hold in dower. (S) CCRs.

12/28/1343, Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton has besought the king to provide a remedy, as she seeks in the king's court against Richard de Stafford … (S) CCRs.

1/13/1344, Order to deliver to Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton, tenant in chief, the knights' fees of those which belonged to Ralph, which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower. (S) CCRs.

9/12/1344, Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton … against John Larcher … co. Rutland … as her dower from Ralph her late husband, and John in pleading before the justices called to warranty Ralph son of Ralph son of Ralph Basset of Drayton, kinsman and heir (grandson) of Ralph Basset of Drayton, whose person and lands are in the ward of Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warwick … (S) CCRs.

5/2/1345, Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton has besought the king to provide a remedy, as she seeks in the king's court against Hugh Meignel and Alesia his wife … in Colston Basset, co. Nottingham, as her dower … (S) CCRs.

1346, Joan, widow of Ralph Basset of Drayton, states that Hugh de Meygnill has maliciously purchased an oyer et terminer against her and her servants. (S) UKNA.

6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.

2/7/1351, Joan late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton has besought the king to provide a remedy, as she seeks in the king's court against Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick … (S) CCRs.

3/1353, Joan died. (S) UKNA.

4/1/1353, IPM of Joan, late the wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton, the elder. Nottingham: Radclif. A fourth part of the manor … She died on Saturday the eve of Palm Sunday, 27 Edward III. Buckingham: Wardyngton. The hamlet … Northampton: Multon. The manor … she was enfeoffed jointly with Ralph her husband [by fine of 1339] … to hold to the said Ralph and Joan for their lives, with remainder to Ralph (III) son of Ralph (II), son of Ralph Basset (I), and Joan de Bello Campo, daughter of the earl of Warwick, now wife of the said Ralph son of Ralph, and the heirs of the bodies of the said Ralph and Joan … Buckeby. She died seised of the manor in dower, of the inheritance of Ralph (III) son of Ralph, son of Ralph Basset … Ralph son of Ralph, son of Ralph Basset (III,b.11/30/1334), aged 16 years and more, is her heir. (S) CIsPM.

Child of Ralph and Joan:

i. Ralph Basset (7605170), born ~1310 in England.

ii. John Basset, born ~1312 in England.

11/15/1323, IPM of John de Grey (5910048, father of John’s mother Joan). … Huntingdon: Toulesland. The manor … with successive remainders to Roger his son and the heirs of his body, and to John son of Ralph Basset of Drayton and the heirs … Bedford: … Harewolde. The manor … successive remainders to the said Roger, to John son of Ralph Basset of Draytone, and to Ralph his brother … (S) CIsPM.


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