Bassett Family Association Database

Ralph Bassett, of Drayton[1]

Male 1215 - 1265  (50 years)

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  • Name Ralph Bassett 
    Suffix of Drayton 
    Born 1215  Drayton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Aug 1265  Battle of Evesham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Summoned to Parliament 24 Dec 1264 by writ but this writ did not create a peerage as it was issued "in rebellion". He was slain at the battle of Evesham, fighting against the King, who, however, continued the estates to his widow and son, as her father had fought for the King at Evesham. His widow married Ralph de Cromwell as his second wife. She survived him and took the veil before 18 Jun 1293.

      "Ralph Basset had summons to attend the King at Chester, to oppose
      the incursions of the Welch." He was one of the chief supporters of Simon de Montfort in the baronial war, was summoned to his parliament in 1264, and died fighting by his side at Evesham. It is said that Montfort, when he saw the great army, led by Prince Edward, that was drawn up against him," concluded that he should miscarry in that battle, and therefore advised this Ralph Basset,and Hugh de Spenser, to get away, and reserve themselves for better times, but they answered,' If he perished they should not desire to live.'
      From The Battle Abbey Roll - Duches of Cleveland. Vol I.London.John Murray 1889

    Person ID I3054  33B Bassetts of Blore, Hints, Staffordshire & Warwickshire
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2008 

    Father Ralph Bassett, of Drayton,   b. Abt 1183,   d. Between 1254 and 1261  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Isabel,   b. Abt 1188,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1210 
    Family ID F1033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret de Someri,   d. 18 Jun 1293, Drayton, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1247 
    +1. Maud Bassett,   b. Bef 1265,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Sir Ralph 1st Lord Bassett, of Drayton,   b. Abt 1252,   d. 31 Dec 1299  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Family ID F1036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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