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Sir Ralph Basset, of Sapcote

Birthplace: Sapcote, Leicestershire, England
Death: 1282 (66-67)
Sapcote, Leicestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Ralph Basset, of Sapcote and wife of Ralph Basset
Husband of Millicent Basset
Father of Simon Basset; Elianor Basset; Robert Basset and Ada Basset
Brother of William Basset, of Sapcote

Occupation: 1st Baron of Sapcote
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About Sir Ralph Basset, of Sapcote

Ralph BASSET , of Sapcote, Sir (Ralph BASSET , of Sapcote, Sir10, Simon BASSET , of Sapcote, Sir9, William BASSET , of Sapcote, Sir8, Richard BASSET , of Thurleigh, Justice of England7, Ralph BASSET , of Colston, Justice of England6, Thurston BASSET5, Faulk d' AULNAY , of Ouilly-Basset4, Osmond de CENTERVILLE , Vicount of Vernon3, Norman of BASSET2, Bethel Or Basset Duke of The NORMANS1) was born ABT 1212 in Sapcote, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, and died ABT 1282.

He married Milicent de CHAUCOMBE 1231 in 2nd wife, daughter of Robert de CHAUCOMBE , Sir and Julian. She was born ABT 1217 in Chalcombe, Banbury, Northamptonshire, England.


Child of Ralph BASSET , of Sapcote, Sir and Milicent de CHAUCOMBE is:

  • i. Simon BASSET , of Sapcote, Sir was born ABT 1235 in Sapcote, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, and died BEF 29 SEP 1295.



RALPH BASSET, son and heir of RaIph Basset, of Sapcote, co. Leicester, was summoned to Parliament 24 December 1264, by writ directed Radulfo Basset de Sapcote. Such summons having issued in rebellion, should not, however, constitute a peerage dignity, and none of his successors were summoned to Parliament till 1371. He was summoned cum equis et armis against the Welsh 24 May 1282.

He appears to have married, 1stly, (-). He married, 2ndly, 1231, Milicent, younger daughter and coheir of Robert of CHAUCOMBE., of Chalcombe, Northants, by Julian his wife. He died about 1282. [Complete Peerage II:6, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]


"This feudal lord held the sheriffalty of Lincolnshire from the 25th to the 29th of Henry III, inclusive, and in four years after performed pilgimage to St. James in Galicia. In the 42nd of the same monarch he recieved command to attend the king at Chester, to repel the incursions of the Welsh, andhe was constituted in that year governor of Northampton Caslte. But after the battle of Lewes, being summoned to the parliament which the barons held in the king's name (49th Henry III.) he subsequently sided with Simon Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and fell with that ambitious noble at the battle of Evesham, on 4 August 1265. His lordship m. Milisent, one of the daus. andco-heiresses of Robert de Chaucombe, and was s. by his son, Ralph . . ." He was son of Simon Basset and the daughter of William Avenel.)

Note: The above text from Burke's Extinct Peerage is obviously somewhat wrong. This Ralph, d. 1282, was son of another Ralph. However I assume that Ralph's father Ralph may have been son of Simon Basset & Elizbbeth Avenel, as indicated by the above text.

Sir John Giffard of Chillington in Brewood Knight c1240-a1310

Son of Peter Giffard of Chillington in Brewood c1190 m c1220 Avice [? Hastang dau of Eutrop Hastang of Chebsey c1150-.... QV]

m Ada [? Bassett dau of Ralph Bassett "1st Baron Basset of Sapcote c1214-c1282 QV] d c1307-10

Ralph Basset was born before 1221. He was the son of Ralph Basset.1 He married, firstly, Elizabeth de Colville before 1231.2 He married, secondly, Milicent of Chaucombe, daughter of Robert of Chaucombe and Julian (?), in 1231.1

He died circa 1282.1


On 24 December 1264 he was summoned to Parliament, but this summons did not create a barony by writ, as it was 'in rebellion.1' On 24 May 1282 he was summoned against the Welsh.3


  • [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 4. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 71. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  • [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 6.
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