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Aline Aliva Despencer (Basset), Countess of Norfolk, Baroness of Wycombe

Also Known As: "Alice", "Aline", "Aliva", "Ellen", "Countess of Norfolk"
Birthplace: Wooten Basset, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Phillip Basset, Knight, Justiciar of England; Phillip Basset, Knight, Justiciar of England; Hawise de Louvain and Hawise Basset
Wife of Sir Hugh le Dispenser, of Ryhall; Hugh le Despencer, 1st Lord of Falmouth, Justicar and Roger Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk
Mother of Eleanor de Courtenay (le Despenser); Isabella le Despencer; Anne le Despenser; Philip le Despencer; Joan de Furnival and 2 others
Sister of Margery FitzJohn

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About Aline Basset, Countess of Norfolk



Sir HUGH (1223 or before-killed in battle Evesham 4 Aug 1265, bur Evesham Abbey). m (1260 or before) as her first husband, ALINE Basset, daughter and heiress of Sir PHILIP Basset of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire & his first wife Hawise de Lovaine of Little Easton, Essex (-before 11 Apr 1281). She married secondly (before 29 Oct 1271) as his first wife, Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk.

The Peerage

Aliva Basset #26428

Aliva Basset was the daughter of Philip Basset. She married, firstly, Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser, son of Sir Hugh le Despenser.1 She married, secondly, Roger le Bigod, 5th Earl of Norfolk, son of Sir Hugh le Bigod and Joan de Stuteville.

Aliva Basset was also known as Aline Basset.

Children of Aliva Basset and Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st Lord Despenser

  • Eleanor le Despencer+ d. 30 Sep 1328
  • Joan le Despenser+2 d. Aug 1354
  • Hugh le Despenser, 1st and last Earl of Winchester+1 b. 1 Mar 1260/61, d. 27 Oct 1326


[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1384. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1385.


Sir Hugh le Despenser [c], Knight, b bef 1223, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, d 4 Aug 1265, Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, England. He md Aline Basset [d] abt 1250, daughter of Sir Philip Basset and Hawise de Louvaine.

Children of Sir Hugh le Despenser and Aline Basset were:

Eleanor le Despenser b abt 1252, Ryhall, Rutlandshire, England, d 30 Sep 1328, London, Middlesex, England. She md Sir Hugh de Courtenay, Knight, abt 1265, son of John de Courtenay and Isabel de Vere.

Anne le Despenser [e] b abt 1255, of Leicestershire, England, d 30 Sep 1328. She md Sir William de Ferrers abt 1268, son of Sir William de Ferrers and Margaret de Quincy.

Hugh le Despenser b 1 Mar 1259/60.

Joan le Despenser b abt 1264, d abt 1322. She md Sir Thomas de Furnival, Lord Furnival, bef Jan 1291/92, son of Sir Thomas de Furnival, Lord Furnival.

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Aline Basset, Countess of Norfolk's Timeline

Wiltshire, England
Age 1
Age 7
Ryhall, Rutland, England
Age 7
Ryhall, Rutland, England, United Kingdom
Age 11
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
Age 13
Gloucester, Essex, England
Age 17
Loughborough, Leicestershire, England
March 1, 1261
Age 20