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Ralph Basset and Alice

HUSBAND:
Ralph Basset. [Familytree].
Born about 1125 of Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England; son of Richard BASSET and Matilda de RIDEL. (S1).

Ralph Basset, son of Richard, held lands near Drayton. (S2).

He and his son are said by various sources to have married Alice (S4), but this appears to be from confusion of the father and son. The correct interpretation appears to be that it was he who married Alice, and that his son Ralph married Isabel de Patingham. (S5).

Ralph inherited the ancestral lands in Normandy. The Norman chronicler Orderic Vitalis wrote that Basset built a tower on his ancestral lands of Montreuil in Normandy purely to demonstrate his status and wealth. (S2).
NOTE: S3 gives confusing information, but seems to indicate that it was a Ralph Basset of an earlier generation who abounding in wealth and erecting a strong castle upon some part of his inheritance in Normandy. (S3).

"Radulfus Basset filius Ricardi Basset" confirmed the donation of "terram de Niwebold…de feodo de Colestona" to Eynsham abbey made by "Radulfus Basset auus meus" by charter dated to [1144/63], witnessed by "Ricardus abbas Legrec, Robertus frater eius, Adel uxor mea, Thomas de Sais et Willelmus et Robertus filii eius…". "Galfridus Ridel" granted Colston "de feodo meo quæ fuit Gevæ Ridel avæ nostræ…Draituna", which "Radulfus Basset avus meus et Ricardus Basset pater noster" had granted, to "Radulfo Basset fratri meo", as well as other grants naming "Matildis Ridel matris meæ", by charter dated to [1150]. Henry II King of England confirmed the property of Eynsham abbey, including the donations by "Gisleberti Basset decimam de Stratona…Radulfi Basset decimam…de Estlaia" by charter dated 20 Dec [1159/61]. 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". The 1163/64 Pipe Roll records that "Wills Basset…ipsi Willo" made payment "p debito Rad fris sui" in Leicestershire. (S4,S5).

Radulfus Basset” donated property to Canwell priory, for the souls of “Aliciæ uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum”, by undated charter, witnessed by "…Willielmo Basset…". (S4,S5).

[m ---. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record that "uxor Radulfi Bassat" held "viii carucatas de dote sua in Rakendale et in Wileis" from "Galfridi Ridel" in Northamptonshire. m ALICE, daughter of ---. “Radulfus Basset” donated property to Canwell priory, for the souls of “Aliciæ uxoris meæ et filiorum meorum”, by undated charter, witnessed by "…Willielmo Basset…". "Radulfus Basset filius Ricardi Basset" confirmed the donation of "terram de Niwebold…de feodo de Colestona" to Eynsham abbey made by "Radulfus Basset auus meus" by charter dated to [1144/63], witnessed by "…Adel uxor mea…". (S5).

Ralph & his wife had one child, Ralph Basset. (S5).

Henry II King of England confirmed the property of Eynsham abbey, including the donations by "Gisleberti Basset decimam de Stratona…Radulfi Basset decimam…de Estlaia" by charter dated 20 Dec [1159/61] . (S5).

He died in 1160. (S1,S4).

WIFE:
Alice.


CHILD of Ralph Basset and Alice: :
  1. Ralph Basset. [Familytree]. Born about 1156, of Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England. (S1). He married Isabel de Patingham. (S5). He died in 1211. (S1).


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