Alice De Driby
(1340-1412)

 

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Sir Ralph Lord Basset

Alice De Driby

  • Born: 1340, Wakefield, Berkshire, England
  • Marriage: Sir Ralph Lord Basset in 1365 in Leicestershire, England
  • Died: 12 Oct 1412, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England at age 72
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General History: England. This Alice's real ancestry is more interesting, in that her mother Amy Gaveston was an illegitimate daughter and only surviving child of Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall and for a time Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was definitely not royal, either, but his true career, as revealed by the records of the time and not as distorted by the squeamishness of the historians of succeeding centuries trying to avoid the implications of his personal relationship with the king, was extraordinary for both what he accomplished and represented. Had he been born noble, he would had a far longer and less controversial career. Had he been born royal, he would have been revered as a "great" king, much in the manner in which Frederick the Great of Prussia is in Germany. His real sin with regard to the times in which he lived was not his or the king's sexual preferences, but the fact that he had been born to too low a station in life for people to tolerate, not just what he was given, but what he accomplished.

The Dribys themselves, I can now trace with a reasonable certainty of accuracy to within 20 to thirty years after the Norman Conquest. They were a very respectable Lincolnshire gentry family that, until, Alice de Driby married herself into nobility never rose above their class.


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Alice married Sir Ralph Lord Basset, son of Simon Lord Sapcote Basset and Isabella Le Boteler, in 1365 in Leicestershire, England. (Sir Ralph Lord Basset was born in 1320 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, died on 17 Jul 1378 in Bytham Castle, Lincolnshire, England and was buried in Church of St. Medard and St. Gildard, Littly Bytham, South Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England.)



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