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Lord Alan Basset & Alice de Gray

 47277988. Lord Alan Basset & 47277989. Alice de Gray

~1168, Alan born in England, s/o 94555976. Thomas Basset & 94555977. Alice de Dunstanville.

~1175, Alice born in England, heir & d/o §§Stephen de Gray. (S) Hist. of Berkshire, V4, 1924, Speen.

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) FMG.

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 mother surviving.

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.

[––Alan & Alice––]

~1192, Alan married Alice.

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, P30.

Bef. 1199, Alan granted the manors of Working and Mapeldurewell by King Richard I.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

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, PIX.

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 treasury.

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.

6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland [which he split into shires ruled by the crown from Dublin]. King John launched 700 ships in the attack, and used 10 knights as personal bodyguards in this campaign.

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, 1881, P160.

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.]

6/19/1215 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 Montacute.

1218, in the 2nd year of Henry III, Alan was a justiciar at Westminister. He was also appointed Sheriff of Rutland [served 10 years.]

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) FRsHIII.

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 heirs.

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.


By 1224, 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 5m 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. … to have full seisin of his land with appurtenances in Puddletown.” (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) CChRs.

1/3/1231, Alan Basset has made fine with the king by 30m 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. (S) Bassets of High Wycombe, Stewart-Parker, King’s College, Thesis, 2013.

Family notes:

·         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.

·         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. Alice Basset (94559133), born ~1193 in England.

ii. Gilbert Basset, born ? in England.

9/1231, Gilbert Basset gives the king 300m 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. (S) FRsHIII.

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.]

iii. Alvia Basset (486756801), born ~1197 in England.

iv.  Thomas Basset, born ? in England.

1230, Thomas died.

v. Fulk Basset, born ? in England.

1244, Fulk raised to the archdeaconry of Middlesex.

4/5/1249, Fulk, a Bishop of St. Paul’s, London, for 1000m, 100m in gold, to have the wardship and marriage of his great-niece Alice (23639783), daughter of Gilbert de Samford. (S) FRsHIII. [Fulk sold the marriage to Hugh, earl of Oxford.]

1252, Fulk the treasurer of St Paul’s Cathedral.

1256, Fulk appointed Bishop of Dublin.

1258, Fulk died without issue.

vi. Warin Basset, born ? in England.

Warin married Katherine de Montacute.

1233, Warine died.

vii. Philip Basset (23638994), born ~1210 in England.

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