Ralph Basset
(-After 1124)


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Ralph Basset

  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: After 1124 1

  General Notes:

RALPH Basset, son of --- (-after 1124). Orderic Vitalis names "Goisfredus de Clintona, Radulfus Basset et Hugo de Bocalanda…" among those who were "de ignobili stirpe" and whom King Henry I raised "de pulvere" (from the dust). Henry of Huntingdon names "Ralph Basset and his son Richard, justices of all England". Henry I King of England confirmed property ot Eynsham abbey by charter dated 25 Dec 1109, including the donation of "decimam suam de Strattona" by "Gillebertus Basset" and "decimam suam de una hida de Estelai" by "Radulfus Basset". "…Radulfo Basset" witnessed the charter dated 1113 granted by Henry I King of England in favour of Thorney abbey. "Radulfus Basset et uxor eius A." donated land "in villa…Chinalton" by charter dated 1120 witnessed by "…Willelmus Basset et Ricardus Basset". "…Rad Basset…" subscribed the charter dated to [10 Apr/29 May] 1121 which records the arrangements for the marriage of "Miloni de Gloec" and "Sibilia filia Beorndi de Novo Mercato". The Chronicle of Abingdon records that "Turstinus" [=Thurstan Le Despencer) donated "ecclesiam de Mercham" to "cuidam ex regis clericis (Radulfo…de Tamewrtha)", after recording the dispute between Thurstan and Abingdon monastery concerning that church. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records in 1124 that "Ralph Basset held a court of the king´s thanes at Hundehoh in Leicestershire and hanged there more thieves than ever before". Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "Radulfus Basset" used to hold one knight´s fee from the abbot of Glastonbury in Somerset "tempore Regis Henrici" (presumably indicating King Henry I) now held by "hæres Radulfi Basset junioris". It is possible that "Radulfus Basset" was the paternal uncle of "Radulfi Basset junioris" although no proof has been found that this is correct. Another possibility is that "Radulfus", referring to the senior Basset, was an error for "Richardus" who is recorded elsewhere as the father of "Radulfi Basset junioris".

m A---, daughter of --- (-after 1120). "Radulfus Basset et uxor eius A." donated land "in villa…Chinalton" by charter dated 1120 witnessed by "…Willelmus Basset et Ricardus Basset" ] .

Ralph & his wife had [four or more] children: Richard, Thurstan and [daughters]. 1

Ralph married.


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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