Sir Gilbert Basset Knight
- Born: 1179
- Marriage: Egeline de Courtenay 855,856
- Died: 1203, France at age 24
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition. 30:27, 122:29 mentioned as the daughter of Eustache Basset, m. to Richard de Camville, and grandfather of Idonea de Camville, m. to William Longespée, the second. 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 856
Gilbert Basset was son of Alice de Dunstanville and son & heir of Gilbert Basset. He was a founder of the priory in Bicester shortly after his father's death. He was one of the attendants at the coronation of King Richard. He paid a one hundred pound fine in order to have his daughter Eustace marry Thomas de Verdon, a baron and lord of Heath, who died shortly after in Ireland. He was a a great benefactor to the Kingts Templars, and he died sometime around 1203. His wife was Egiline de Copurteney, who survived him for serveral year, and then was buried in the Bicester priory about 1213.
~The History and Antiquities of Bicester and Wretchwic, pp. 150-151
• Background Information. 855
Gilbert, son and heir of Gilbert Basset and Alice de Dunstanville married Egiline, daughter of Reginald de Courteney. Like his forefathers, he was a generous benefactor to the Knights Templar. He mentioned as one of the barons present at the Coronation of King Richard I, 1189. He was a support of Earl John, later King John, and he paid for a King's pardon for £8. Upon the accession of King John, he followed the king into France, and is believed to have died and was buried somewhere in France two years later.
~Deanery of Bicester, Part II, History of Bicester, its town and Priory, p.2
Gilbert married Egeline de Courtenay, daughter of Renaud de Courtenay and Unknown 855.,856 (Egeline de Courtenay was buried in Bicester Priory, Bicester 855.)