Bassett Family Association Database

William Bassett, of Sapcote[1]

Male 1134 - 1185  (51 years)

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  • Name William Bassett 
    Suffix of Sapcote 
    Born 1134  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1185  [2
    • William, the youngest of the three grandsons of Henry I.'s Justiciary, and the ancestor of the Bassets of Sapcote, served as Sheriff of Warwick and Leicestershire for eight consecutive years in the reign of Henry II., and was afterwards one of the Justices Itinerant of Yorkshire
      The Battle Abbey Roll The Duchess of Cleveland
      Phil Bassett
      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),

      William Bassett one of the itinerant justices for Yorkshire in the 21st year of the reign of Henry II who settled at Sapcote in Leicestershire and was younger brother of Ralph Basset Lord of Drayton in the county of Stafford:as deputy to whom he executed the office of Sheriff of Warwick and Leicestershire in the 9th year of the same monarch's reign. In the 10th he was sheriff of Leicestershire himself;from the 11th to half of the 16th years inclusive,sheriff of both shires and from the 23rd to the 30th sheriff of Lincolnshire.

    Person ID I3023  33B Bassetts of Blore, Hints, Staffordshire & Warwickshire
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2008 

    Father Richard Bassett,   b. Abt 1102, Drayton , Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 16 Sep 1144 to 29 May 1147  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Maud Ridel,   b. Abt 1097,   d. 1139  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 1123  Newbold, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F1004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1164  [2
    +1. Simon Bassett, of Sapcoate,   b. 1183,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Ralph Bassett, of Cheadle,   b. Abt 1185,   d. Aft 1253  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Family ID F1019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 4 May 2009.

    2. [S23] Phil Bassett (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S55] The William Salt Archaeological Collections for a History of (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S25] Jim Weber (Reliability: 2).
      Richard married Maud (Matilda) DE RIDEL Heiress of Drayton, daughter of Geoffrey DE RIDEL Lord Witheringe and Geva D' AVRANCHES of Chester, in 1123 in Newbold, Nottingham, England. (Maud (Matilda) DE RIDEL Heiress of Drayton was born about 1097 in Witering, Northamptonshire, England and died in 1139.)