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Jenkin ( John ) Basset, arglwydd of Bewpyr

Welsh: Jenkin ap John, arglwydd of Bewpyr
Also Known As: "Jenkin Bassett", "John Basset", "John Bassett"
Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Monmouthshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 7, 1492 (43-51)
Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Basset and Gwenllian verch Ieuan Gethin
Husband of Janet verch Morgan
Father of Jane Basset; Thomas Basset, of Llantriddyd; William Basset; Elinor Basset; James Basset, of Beaupre and 4 others

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About Jenkin ( John ) Basset, arglwydd of Bewpyr

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  • Cartae et alia munimenta quae ad dominium de Glamorgancia pertinent (1910)
  • Pg.1747
    • MCCLX.
    • [FONMON MS.]
      • 11 July. 7 Hen. VII. 1492.
  • Inquisitio capta apud KAERDIF undecimo die Julii anno regni Regis Henrici septimi post conquestum septimo coram RADULPHO BAMPTON escaetore comitatus GLAMORGANCIE et MORGANCIE virtute brevis diem clausit extremum eidem directi et altera parte hujus inquisitionis consuti per sacramentum JOHANNIS BUTLER . RICARDI TURBERVIL . RICARDI ap HOWELL ap THOMAS . THOME TURBERVIL . LUDOWICI ap RICHARD . RICARDI LOUGHER . LLEWELYNI ap JOHN GWYN . THOME ap HOWEL ap THOMAS . WILLELMI ap JANKYN HAVARD . WILLELMI CAGAN de WRINGSTON . WILLELMI ap HOWEL ap LLEWELYN . et JEVAN ap JANKYN ap ADAM.
  • Qui dicunt per eorum sacramentum quod JOHANNES BASSET seisitus fuit die quo obiit in duabus partibus dimidii unius feodi militis in LLANTRITHED et in dimidia parte unius feodi militis in MARCROSS que valent in totam per annum ultra reprisas £16 : 8 : 4 ; et tenentur de domino per servicium militare. Ulterius dicunt quod dictua JOHANNES BASSET fuit seisitus die quo
  • Pg.1748
  • obiit de certis terris et tenementis in EGLISPRUES in libero soccagio de CASTELTON per unam rosam rubeam annuatim et valent per annum ultra reprisas £40. Et diount etiam quod predictus JOHANNES BASSET non seisitus fuit aliquibus aliis terris et tenementis in comitatu GLAMORGANCIE et MORGANCIE predicto die quo obiit. Et quod idem JOHANNES BASSET obiit 24to die Maii ultimi presentis et quod JACOBUS BASSET est filius suus et heres et fuit aetatis viginti sex annorum et amplius die quo dictus JOHANNES BASSET obiit. In cujus rei testimonium huic inquisitioni testibus prefatis .... predicti juratores sigilla sua apposuere.
  • Datum die anno et loco predictis.
  • Written on an indented parchment, twelve inches by three inches, and slit so as upon three slips to carry thirteen seals in red wax. The seals are rude, and not very decipherable. One bears the Carne pelican vulning herself , and another resembles the trunk of a tree couped and eradicated, with a motto of three short but undecyphered words in Gothic character.
  • John Basset was of Beaupre. He married Jenet, daughter of Morgan ap Jenkin Philip, of Pencoed, co. Mon., and was ancestor of the Bassets of Gam, Llantrithyd, and Bonvileston. The land in Eglwys Brewis went to his second son, John, whose grandson, Miles Basset, seems to have sold it in 1662 to Evan Seys.
  • Pg.1763
  • [Margam Charter.]
    • * 16 Dec. 18 Hen. VII. 1502.
  • Noverint universi per presentes nos JOHANNEM BASSETT . WILLELMUM BASSET . HENRICUM BASSETT et THOMAM BASSETT . gentilmen . teneri et firmiter obligari MATHIE CRADOKE armigero in quingentis marcis legalis monete ANGLIE solvendis eidem MATHIE aut suo certo attornato heredibus seu executoribus suis in ffesto Purificacionis beate MARIE Virginis proxime futuro post datum presencium. Ad quam quidem soluoionem bene et fideliter faciendam obligamus nos et quem-libet nostrum per se pro toto et insolidum heredes et executores nostros per presentes sigillis nostris sigillatas sextodecimo die Decembris anno rogni Regis Henrici septimi post conquestum Anglie decimo octavo.
  • Dorso — The condicion of this obligacion is suche that if the within bounden JOHN BASSETT . WILLIAM BASSET . HENRY BASSETT and THOMAS kepe and performe all suche bargaynes covenauntes and promises comprised in certeyn endentures beringe date the XVIth day of DECEMBRE the XVIIJth yere of King Herry the VIJth between the seid JOHN . WILLIAM . HERRY . AND THOMAS on the oone partie and MATHIAS CRADOCKE and RICHARD HERBERT squiers of the othere partie then this present obligacion be of none effect ne vertue but utterly voide Or els to stonde in his full' force and effect.
  • Four small signets, red wax. 1. Initial I between three slipped flowers. 2. A stag lodged, between the initials I. M. 3. Blank. 4. Broken.
  • Sir Mathew Cradock, one of the numerous descendants from Einon ap Collwyn, was probably a merchant and certainly a shipowner, and a considerable landed proprietor in Gower and near Cardiff. His daughter and heiress married Sir R. Herbert of Bwias. The Bassetts were probably the sons of John Bassett of Beaupre by Janet, daughter of Morgan Jenkin Philip of Pencoed.
  • Pg.1790
  • Jenkin in Welsh pedigrees is often used as the Welsh form of John, and the text shews it to be so in this case. John or Jenkin Basset, of Beaupre, who died 1492, was succeeded by his eldest son James, whose daughter and heiress Elinor married Sir Rice Mansel, but the male heir was William, second son of John or Jenkin, and the granter of the above quit-claim. He did not inherit Beaupre, and is therefore styled generosus instead of armiger ; but the messuage in the castle baillie was part of the male fief , being one of the lodgings provided for the tenants in capite when they were in residence to discharge their duty of castle guard. Kibour or Kibbwr, now a modern hundred, was the Royal commote, and a part of it the chief lord's demesne land, and contained Cardiff Castle, here called the 'Le Castell Baillie' in Kibour. Sir Rees, having Beaupre, no doubt desired to acquire the whole of the Basset possessions. Sir Rice left no children by Elinor Basset, but he settled Beaupre on Catherine, a daughter by his second wife, on her marriage with William Basset, the male heir.
  • The seal used, the pelican, is that of Carne, and it is curious, as a similar seal is affixed to the Inq. p. Mortem of John or Jenkin Basset.
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  • Archaeologia Cambrensis : a record of the antiquities of Wales and its Marches and the journal of the Cambrian Archaeological Association (1846)
  • Pg.211
  • The mesne lordship of Llantrithyd or Llanirid is generally regarded as a part of the estate which Fitzhamon found it convenient to bestow upon Madoc ap Jestyn. This Madoc, according to the genealogists, lord of
  • Pg.212
  • Ruthyn, was father of Howell, father of Cynvrig lord of Miscin, who, by Angharad, daughter of Llewelyn ap Rhys, was father of Llewelyn, father of Jevan and Llewelyn-ychan.
  • Jevan had Llewelyn, father of Morgan, of whose two daughters (coheirs), Margaret married John Gamage of Coyty, and carried into that family what were called their Miscin lands ; and Catherine, who married Thomas Mathew, whose descendants thus obtained Radyr.
  • Llewelyn-ychan, the younger brother of Jevan, is reputed to have had a large estate in Llantrithyd, but not the manor. He had David, father of Jevan, who is said to have built Llantrithyd Place in the reign of Henry VII. Jevan was father of Thomas, and he of Jenkin ap Llantrithyd, whose daughter and heir, Jenet, married Thomas, third son of Jenkin or John Bassett of Beaupre, and thus seated these cadets of Beaupre in Llantrithyd.
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Family Links Spouses/Children: Jonet ferch MORGAN

Eleanor BASSETT+ James BASSETT William BASSETT of Beaupre+ Harry BASSETT Thomas BASSETT Jenkin "John" BASSETT of Beaupre, Gent.

Born: 1445, Beaupre, St. Hilary, Glamorgan, Wales Married: Died: 24 May 1492

 Research Notes:

Inq. p.m. for John Basset, 11 July 1492

  Marriage Information:

Jenkin married Jonet ferch MORGAN, daughter of Morgan ap JENKIN of Pencoed, Esq. and Elizabeth VAUGHAN.


St. Illtyd's Church, Pembrey: its history and its architecture, by Edward Roberts, H. A. Pertwee, Pembrey. St. Illtyd's Church, 1898; Welsh Genealogies AD 1400-1500, by Peter Clement Bartrum, Basset 1, p.57; Cydifor Fawr 15 (A1), p.394; Butler of Dunraven, p.293; Archaologia Cambrensis Vol. 13, p. 230

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Jenkin ( John ) Basset, arglwydd of Bewpyr's Timeline

Monmouthshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 15
Age 25
Age 32
St Hilary, UK
May 7, 1492
Age 47
Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom