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Ralph Basset, Knight, of Sapcote

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Sapcote,,Leicestershire,England
Death: July 17, 1378 (45-53)
Bytham Castle,Bourne,Lincolnshire,England
Place of Burial: Bythem Castle, Leics.
Immediate Family:

Son of Simon Basset, of Sapcote and Isabel le Boteler
Husband of Elizabeth (Sibilla) Astley and Alice Mallory
Father of Alice Moton; Elanor Basset; Baroness Basset; William Mallory; Eglina Mallory and 2 others
Brother of Edmund de Bassett and Joan Aylesbury

Occupation: burried Bytham Castle, Leicestershire, England
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Sir Ralph Basset, 1st Baron Basset, of Sapcote

BARONY of BASSET (of Sapcote) (I)

RALPH BASSET, son and heir, under age in 1330. In July 1369, being then aged over 40, he became, by the death of his cousin, Robert, Lord Colvill one of the two coheirs of the estates and Barony of that family, inheriting the Castle and Honour of Bytham, co. Lincoln, Thornton Steward, co. York, &C. In consequence, doubtless, of these acquisitions, he was summoned to Parliament 8 January 1370/1 and 6 October 1372, by writs directed Radulfo Basset de Sapcote, whereby he is held to have become LORD BASSET. He fought in the French wars and was one of the heroes of Crecy.

He married 1stly, about 1346, Sibyl, sister of Thomas ASTLEY [3rd LORD ASTLEY], and daughter of Sir Giles Astley, by Alice, 2nd daughter and coheir of Sir Thomas DE WOLVEY. He married, 2ndly, Alice, daughter of John DERBY. He died s.p.m., 17 July 1378, when the Barony fell (according to modern doctrine) into abeyance between his two daughters and coheirs. Will, as Ralph Basset, knight, Lord of Sapcote, directing his burial to be at Castle Bytham, dated there the Monday after the Ascension I I May 1377, proved at Lincoln. His widow, who married Sir Robert TUCHET, and afterwards Sir Anketine MALLORY, died a widow, 12 October 1412, and was buried at Stamford, near her last husband. [Complete Peerage II:7-8, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]


  • (1) Alice, da. by the 1st wife, then aged 30, and wife of Sir Laurence Dutton, afterwards wife of Sir Robert Moton, of Peckleton.
  • (2) Elizabeth, da. by the 2nd wife, b. at Castle Bytham, 1 Aug. 1372, then aged 7 (_sic_) and wife of Richard Grey, afterwards (1393) Lord Grey of Codnor.


From Jim Weber

Note: I disagree with CP in this situation. Due to the fact that Sibyl was born before 1317 (and probably earlier), I think that Sibyl and Ralph were the mother and father of this Ralph, and were born well before 1346.


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Sir Ralph Basset, 1st Baron Basset, of Sapcote's Timeline

Age 19
Sapcote, Leicestershire, England
August 1, 1372
Age 43
Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire, England
July 17, 1378
Age 49
Bytham Castle,Bourne,Lincolnshire,England
July 17, 1378
Age 49
Bythem Castle, Leics.