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Gilbert Basset
(-After 1167)
Edith de d’Oilly
(Abt 1094-After 1165)
Alan de Dunstainville Lord of Burpham
(Abt 1088-Bef 1156)
Thomas Basset Sheriff of Oxford
(1125-Bef 1183)
Adeliza de Dunstainville
(Abt 1118-After 1186)
Alan Basset Lord of Wycombe
(Abt 1160-Bef 1233)


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Aline de Gai

Alan Basset Lord of Wycombe

  • Born: Abt 1160, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Marriage: Aline de Gai
  • Died: Bef 1233, Headington, Oxfordshire, England 205

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• Background Information. 205
Alan Basset was the younger son of Thomas Basset of Hedendon, Oxfordshire. In favor with Richard I and with John, he received lordships of Woking and Mapledurwell from Richard. From John, those of Wycombe and Berewick. Along with his brothers, Gilbert and Thomas, he accompanied John to Northampton, when the king of Scots did his homage on 22 Nov 1299, which he test [Rog. Hov. i. 142], and continued throughout John's reign in close attendance on the court, accompanying the king to Ireland in 1210 [Rot. de Præt.] and to Runnywede [15 Jun 1215], his name along with that of his brother, Thomas, appearing in the Magna Carta among those of the king's counsellors. At the accession of Henry III, he was on of the witnesses to his re-issue of the charter, 11 Nov 1216, and was on the royal reaction his loyalty was rewarded by his occasionally employed in the Curia Regis, and sent to France on political mission in 1219/20. He also acted as sheriff of Rutland from 1217 to 1229. Dying in 1232/3 [Fin. 17 H. III, m. 10], he left three sons: Gilbert, his heir [q.v.]; Fulk, afterwards bishop of London[q.v.]; and Philip, afterwards judiciary of England [qv].

[Sources: Dugdales Baronage, i. 383; Foss's Judges of England (1848), ii. 216]

~John Horace Round, Dictionary of National, Biography, Vol. III, p.376

Alan married Aline de Gai, daughter of Philip de Gai of Wooton Basset & Northbrook and Cecily de Berkeley. (Aline de Gai was born about 1165 in Wooton Basset, Wiltshire, England.)

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