NameLord Ralph Basset
Birth1215, Drayton, Stafford, England
Death4 Aug 1265, killed, Green Hill, Evesham, England
Misc. Notes
"Lord of Drayton, co. Stafford, great-grandson of Richard Basset, justice of England, and his wife, Maud Ridel, had attend the king at Chester, well furnished with horse and arms, to oppose the incursions of the Welsh.
But in the 48th of the same monarch, having joined Simon Montfort, Earl of Leicester, and other rebellious barons, he
was appointed the next year, after the defeat of the king's arms at Lewes, and capture of the king, governor for those
lords of the castles of Salop and Bruges. He fell, however, before the close of the same year, at the battle of Evesham. It
is said that when the Earl of Leicester perceived the great force and order of the royal army, calculating upon defeat, he
conjured Ralph Basset and Hugh Despencer to retire, and reserve themselves for better times; but they bravely answered, `that if he perished, they would not desire to live.' Lord Basset m. Margaret, dau. of Roger de Someri, Baron of Dudley, and widow of Urban St. Pierre and had issue. I. Ralph, his successor. II. Maud, m. to John, Lord Grey de Wilton." - Burke's "Dormant and Extinct Peerages," 1883. Ralph descends from Thurston the Norman who founded the family soon after the Conquest. His summons to Chester was in 1257/8 and he was created a baron 12-14-1264.

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Birthabt 1239, Dudley, Worchestershire, England
Deathaft 18 Jun 1293, Dudley, Worchestershire, England
MotherNicole d’Aubigny (~1206-1240)
ChildrenRalph (~1247-1299)
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