Ralph Basset 2nd Baron Basset of Drayton  24,25
- Born: Aft 1278
- Marriage: Joan de Grey Baroness Bassett  on 27 Mar 1304
- Died: 25 Feb 1342
Sir Ralph Basset, 2nd Lord Basset of Drayton was born after 1278.1 He was the son of Ralph Basset, 1st Lord Basset of Drayton <p11698.htm> and Hawise (?) .1 He and Joan de Grey obtained a marriage license on 27 March 1304.1 He died on 25 February 1342/43.1
Sir Ralph Basset, 2nd Lord Basset of Drayton succeeded to the title of 2nd Lord Basset of Drayton [E., 1295] on 31 December 1299.1 He was invested as a Knight on 22 May 1306.1 He held the office of Constable of Dover Castle between March 1326 and September 1326.1 He held the office of Warden of the Cinque Ports between March 1326 and September 1326.1 He distinguished himself with his proud defiance of the King of France.1 He held the office of Seneschal of Gascony.1 He held the office of Steward of the Duchy of Aquitaine.1 He was invested as a Knight Banneret in 1341.1
G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 2. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
2. Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 3.
3. Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 84. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.
Ralph married Joan de Grey Baroness Bassett  [MRIN: 6862], daughter of John de Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Wilton  and Maud Bassett Baroness Grey of Wilton , on 27 Mar 1304. (Joan de Grey Baroness Bassett  was born about 1283 in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales and died before 5 Apr 1353.)