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William de Basset

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hinckley, Leicestershire, , England
Death: 1185 (50-51)
England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Basset and Cecilia Basset
Husband of Cecilia de Dunstanville
Father of Sir Simon Basset, of Sapcote; Agnes Basset; Ralph Basset; Sara Basset and Alan de Basset, I

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About William de Basset

William Basset son of John Basset

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  • 2. OSMUND Basset . William Reedy, in the genealogical tables in the introduction to his collection of Basset charters, suggests that Osmund may have been the brother of Ralph Basset[522]. Henry I King of England confirmed that he had granted "filiam Galfridi Ridel in uxorem" to "Ricardo Basset" by charter dated to [1120/23] witnessed by "…Roberti Basset et Osmundi Basset et Turstini Basset…"[523]. "[Abbas] Willelmus" and the monks of St Benet of Hulme leased the manor of Heigham to "Richardo Basset" for life by charter dated to [1127/34], witnessed by "…Osmundo Basset…"[524]. same person as…? OSMUND Basset of Ipsden (-after 1166). William Reedy, in the genealogical tables in the introduction to his collection of Basset charters, indicates that Osmund, father of John Basset, was the same person as Osmund Basset, possible brother of Ralph Basset (see above)[525]. From a chronological point of view, this would imply a long active life if it is correct that Osmund was still alive in 1166. Military fee certifications in the Red Book of the Exchequer, in 1166, record "Nicholaus Basset, x milites, Gilbertus Basset, vii milites, Turstanus Basset, vi milites et ii partes milites…Osmundus Basset, i militem et quartam partem militis…Fulco Basset i militem" as feeholders in the honour of Wallingford in Berkshire[526]. m as her second husband, BASILIA, widow of LUVET de Brai, daughter of ---. Her marriages are stated in Domesday Descendants[527]. Osmund & his wife had two children:
    • a) JOHN Basset . His parentage is confirmed by a claim dated 1225, noted by Bracton, by "Henricus de Oilly" against "Willelmum Basset" for "feodum dim. militis…in Hispedena", the defendant claiming that "Briennius filius Comitis" granted half to "Osemundo Basset avo istius Willelmi Basset" who passed it to "Johannis Basset patri istius Willelmi Basset"[528]. m MELISENDE, daughter of ---. She is named as wife of John in a charter of Missenden abbey[529].
    • John & his wife had one child:
      • i) WILLIAM Basset (-after 26 Feb 1208). The 1194/95 Pipe Roll records "Willelmo Basset f Johannis Basset lxx s in manerio de Aclay de dimidio anno" in "honoris de Warengeford preter Wicumbam"[530]. King John confirmed "feud i militis…in Okléé" to "Willo Basset fil et heredi Johis Basset fil Osmundi Basset", and "pereatis de Cecylia de Dunestanvill quondam uxore sua villam de Menelidam" which "Alanus de Dunestanvill pater ipsius Cecilie dedit ei ad se maritandam", by charter dated 26 Feb 1208[531]. Bracton notes a claim, dated 1225, by "Henricus de Oilly" against "Willelmum Basset" for "feodum dim. militis…in Hispedena", the plaintiff claiming that it was held by "Matillis de Oylli [%E2%80%A6Briennius filius Comitis…uxor sua]…tempore H. Regis patris Imperatricis" who died without heirs, inherited by "Roberto de Oylli…Henrici de Oylli patri istius Henrici", while the defendant claimed that "Briennius filius Comitis" granted half to "Osemundo Basset avo istius Willelmi Basset" who passed it to "Johannis Basset patri istius Willelmi Basset"[532].
      • m CECILY de Dunstanville, daughter of ALAN de Dunstanville & his wife --- (-before 26 Feb 1208). King John confirmed "feud i militis…in Okléé" to "Willo Basset fil et heredi Johis Basset fil Osmundi Basset", and "pereatis de Cecylia de Dunestanvill quondam uxore sua villam de Menelidam" which "Alanus de Dunestanvill pater ipsius Cecilie dedit ei ad se maritandam", by charter dated 26 Feb 1208[533].
    • b) ALICE Basset . Her parentage and marriage are stated in Domesday Descendants[534]. m ROBERT FitzWale, son of ---.

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  • Tehidy Country Park is located on the west coast of Cornwall, England, UK, about 2 miles north of Camborne, 2 miles west of Redruth, and about 1 mile south of the small harbour of Portreath. It was once part of an ancient manor owned by the Basset family which later gained much wealth from local tin mining.
  • .... etc.
  • The Heraldic Visitations of Devon gives the Basset lineage thus:[3]
  • William I Basset of Ippesden, Oxfordshire, was the son of John I Basset of Ippesden.[4] He married Cecilia de Dunstanville[5] and obtained Tehidy Manor c. 1150[6]
  • Alan I Basset (son), married Lucia Peverell, from whom he inherited the Devon manor of Whitechapel[7]
  • Alan II Basset, (son) married the daughter of Sir Andrew Haccombe.[8]
  • Sir Lawrence Basset, (son) married Hawisia Mallet, daughter of Sir Ralph Mallet.[9]
  • William II Basset (d.1304) (son) of Tehidy, married Alice Wallis, daughter of Sir John Wallis.[10]
  • Sir William III Basset (1300–1340) (son). Sheriff of Cornwall 1312, 1332 and 1334.[11] On 23 July 1330 a licence to crenellate Tehidy was granted by the king to Willielmus Basset.[12][13] He married Johanna de Bottreaux, daughter of Sir William de Bottreaux.[14]
  • Sir William IV Basset (d.1384) (son), married Margaret Fleming, daughter of Sir Simon Fleming.[15]
  • John II Basset (1374–1463) of Tehidy, (son), Sheriff of Cornwall 1449, married Johanna Beaumont, daughter of Sir Thomas Beaumont and heiress of Umberleigh and Heanton Punchardon in Devon.
  • Sir John III Basset (1441–1485) (son) of Tehidy, married Elizabeth Budockshyde, daughter of Thomas Budockshyde.[16]
  • Sir John Bassett (1462–1529) (son) of Umberleigh, Sheriff of Devon 1524.[17]
  • John Basset (1520–1542) (eldest son)
  • Sir Arthur Basset (d.1586) (son) of Umberleigh. He gave the manor of Tehidy to his uncle George Basset (d.1580), MP for Bossiney[18]
  • Sir Robert Basset (d.1641) (son) of Umberleigh
  • Arthur Basset (1598–1673) (son)
  • John Basset (1630–1660) (son) of Umberleigh and Heanton Punchardon
  • John Basset (1653–1686) (son), of Umberleigh
  • John Basset (d.1721) (son) of Umberleigh and Heanton Punchardon
  • John Basset (1714–1758) (son)
  • Col. Francis Basset (c.1740–1802) of Heanton Court. Last in the male line. The name and arms of Basset and the family estates were adopted and inherited by the descendants of his sister Eleanor's husband John Davie of Orleigh.
  • .... etc.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehidy

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  • The Visitations of the County of Devon: Comprising ..., Volume 1, Pages 1-452 edited by John Lambrick Vivian
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=GmqlIibS95IC&pg=PA721&lpg=PA721&dq=John+Affeton+1467&source=bl&ots=whHzN1T59P&sig=JK0PGjYO2QMFN8xcLw9t13hbOcM&hl=en&ei=b2rwTY2cBJGisQPhg_ShDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAjhG#v=onepage&q=basset&f=false
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    • BASSET OF UMBERLEIGH.
  • Thurstan Basset, came over with the Conqueror. = ; ch: Sir Ralph (m. Alice _ ) Basset
    • Sir Ralph Basset, Chief Justice of England, temp. Hen. I. = Alice, da. of ... ; ch: George (m. Alice Dunstanville), Osmond (m. Basilia wid. of Lucet de Brai) Basset
      • Gilbert Basset, 2 son. = Alice, da. of ... de Dunstanville.
      • Osmond Bassete of Ippesden and Stoke Basset, co. Oxford, temp. Hen I, Rot. Chart. 9 John M. 3. = Basilia, widow of Luvet de Brai, Cor. Reg. 6 Rich. I, No. 12. ; ch: John Basset.
        • John Basset of Ippesden, temp. Hen. II, Rot. Chart. 9 John M. 3. = ; ch: William (m. Cecilia Dunstanville) Basset
          • (2)William Basset of Ippesden, recovered seizin in Trevalga from Alan de Dunstanville, Assize Roll 5 Hen. III, 12. This descent from Osmond is given in the proceedings Cor. Reg. 6 Rich. I, No. 12. = Cecilia, da. of Alan de Dunstanville, King John confirmed to William Basset and his heirs of the body of Cecilia, the lands "which Alan de Dunstanville, father of Cecilia, gave him on his marriage as the deed of Alan testifies." Rot. Chart. 9 John, M.3. ; ch: (3)Richard, Alan (m. Lucia Peverell), Gilbert Basset
            • Gilbert Basset, Ped. fin, 20 Hen. III, No. 2. William de Englefield qu., Gilbert Basset dev., services, &c., claimed by William for lands in Tehidy, Roskadeck. and Penwith, co. Cornwall, and Babington, co. Sussex.
            • Alan Basset, had Whitechapel, co. Devon, with his wife and inherited Tehidy and Trevalga from his father. Ped. fin. 20 Hen. III, No. 6, William de Englefield (alias Dunstanville) qu., Alan Basset def., services, &c., claimed by William for lands in Tehidy, Roskadeck, and Penwith, co. Cornwall, and Babington, co. Sussex. Ped. Fin. 24 Hen. III, No. 46, William de Englefield qu. Alan Basset def. in Tehidy and other lands which were the inheritance of Walter de Dunstanville, and all the lands which were those of Isabell who was wife of Alan de Dunstanville in marriage gift. = Lucia, da. of Sir Hugh Peverell, Kt., and sister of Sir William Peverell of Sampford Peverell. ; ch: Alan (m. . . . Haccombe) Basset
              • Alan Basset, Ped. fin. 47 Hen. III, No. 3, Cornw., Alan Basset, jun. qu., Alan Basset, sen., def., Trevalga was settled upon him and his heirs for ever. = . . . , da. of Sir Andrew Haccombe, Kt. ; ch: Sir Lawrence (m. Hawisia Mallet) Basset
              • Sir Lawrence Basset, held Whitechapel 24 Edward I. = Hawisia, da. of Sir Ralph Mallet, Kt. (Rot. Orig. 10 Edward II, Roll 18). ; ch: A
    • (1) .... etc.
    • (2) William Basset called upon to defend his title against Emma de Perci, said that one knight's fee in Corston and one in Acleia, descended to him as son and heir of John Basset, son and heir of Osmont Basset, to whom King Hen. I give them as a reward to services. Emma de Perci said that the king did not give them, but that Lucet de Brai gave them to Basilia his wife in marriage gift, and she afterwards mar. Osmond Basset, who thus took the lands. Cor. Reg. 6 Rich. I, No. 12. Also called upon to defend his title to lands in Ippesden, co. Oxford and elsewhere, William Basset said that Brian, son of the Earl, gave them to Osmond his grandfather, which grant was confirmed by King Henry II. Rot. Chart., 9 John, M. 3. This descent is repeatedly given in pleas Cor. Reg. temp. Hen. III.
    • (3) The king commanded Rob. de Cardinan "Viscomes Cornubiae," to deliver to Alan de Dunstanville all the lands of William Basset in Cornwall, notwithstanding previous letters giving them to Richard, son of William. Rot. Litt. Claus., 18 John M.3.
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1134
1134
Hinckley, Leicestershire, , England
1165
1165
Of, Sapcote, Leicestershire, England
1167
1167
Of, Sapcote, Leicestershire, England
1169
1169
Of, Cheadle, Staffordshire, England
1171
1171
Of, Sapcote, Leicestershire, England
1171
1185
1185
Age 51
England