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Alan Basset

Male - 1232

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  • Name Alan Basset  [1
    Born of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1231  [4
    Died 1232  [5
    Alternate death Abt 1233  [6
    Person ID I6694  Ancestry of PNH & TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas Basset,   d. Abt 1182 
    Mother Alice de Dunstanville,   b. of Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1209 
    Family ID F227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aline de Gay,   b. of Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1233 
    +1. Katherine Basset,   d. Aft 6 Jul 1267
    +2. Aline Basset
    +3. Philip Basset,   b. Abt 1185, of Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1271  (Age ~ 86 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 19:07:42 
    Family ID F3178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Basset, Alan (d. 1232), administrator, was one of the three sons (probably the youngest) of Thomas Basset (d. c. 1182). He founded the Bassets of Wycombe, and was a noted servant of Richard I, John, and Henry III. In 1197 Richard I sent him on a diplomatic mission with William (I) Marshal to the counts of Flanders and Boulogne to detach them from their allegiance to King Philip of France, and shortly afterwards, with his elder brother Thomas, he attested as surety for Richard in France concerning the king's treaty with the count of Flanders against Philip. Between 1197 and 1199 he witnessed six more of Richard's documents in France. Following Richard's death, he was soon in attendance upon John; Alan, Thomas, and Gilbert Basset were all described as barons when they witnessed the homage of the king of Scots to John at Lincoln on 22 November 1200. In 1202 and 1203 Alan witnessed ten of John's charters in France, and, between 1200 and 1215, twenty-five royal charters in England. Remaining loyal to John, he is often recorded in that king's service, and received such rewards as numerous quittances of scutage. In 1215 he was named in Magna Carta as one of the 'noblemen' whose counsel the king relied upon, and he was among the royalist barons who attended John at Runnymede. He appears to have accompanied John on his expedition to the north of England in the winter of 1215 - 16. He was in Henry III's service by 14 December 1216. In 1217 he fought at the battle of Lincoln, and helped to pacify the kingdom afterwards, and in 1220 he was one of three ambassadors sent to France to arrange a four-year truce. He was still in royal service in 1228, but died late in 1232." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.

    4. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    5. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).

    6. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.