Alice (Mabel) Basset (Malet) married (2) John Biset.
"Protection, going to Ireland, May
10, 1259. Sheriff of Devon, July 9, 1261, Constable of Exeter,
July 9, 1261, to July 18, 1263. Holds 1 knight's fee at Botyngton
and Kemerton, co. Gloucester, late of Richard, Earl of Gloucester,
August 10, 1262. Protection during the Welsh war March 22, 1263.
Safe conduct for him and several knights coming to the King with
horses, households, and goods, July 7, 1264. Made Constable of
Salisbury Castle for him and other knights lately in munition
of Bristol Castle to stay in with their households, December 19,
1264, to May 31, 1265. Safe conduct coming to the King, February
14, 1254, but not to come till sent for March 12, 1265. To leave
Kenilworth Castle as he values his life, August 26, 1265. Sir
John de Mucegros was against the King, and had 40/- rents and
advowson at Sotesbrok, co. Berkshire."
He married Cecily Avenal, Lady of Bicknor, Taynton, and Longford, daughter of William Avenal, of Bicknor, and his wife, Aline. Cecily died August 10, 1301. William Avenal was born about November 1202, and died April 21, 1236. John and Cecily had a son and heir, Robert.
Richard de Beauchamp died in 1496, leaving no male heir, thus the Barony of Beauchamp expired, while the estates of the deceased lord devolved upon the above daughters as co-heiresses. Elizabeth, Lady Willoughby of Broke, having the manor of Alcester, and her sisters Powyke and the other lands in co. Worcester.
See the continuation of this lineage in the Lygon Line of Volume II.
"Few families in the early annals
of England can boast of a more eminent progenitor than the Bassets,
and the descendants of few of the Anglo-Norman nobles attained
a high degree of power than those of Ralph Basset, who was Justice
of England under King Henry I. We find his son Ralph, in the
reign of King Stephen, abounding in wealth, and erecting a strong
castle upon some part of his inheritance in Normandy. Ralph Basset,
the Justice of England, required none of the artificial aids of
ancestry to attain distinction; he had within himself powers sufficient
at any period to reach the goal of honor, but particularly in
the rude age in which he lived. To his wisdom we are said to
be indebted for many salutary laws, and among others for that
of the frank pledge. Like all the great men of his day, he was
a most liberal benefactor to the church."
He died in 1120, leaving the following children:
He was succeeded by his eldest son, Geoffrey.
By the 2nd wife, ________, Geoffrey had one
Geoffrey de Ridel was succeeded at his decease by his eldest surviving son, Richard.
See the continuation of this lineage in the Stafford Line.