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Basset, Thomaslocked

(d. c. 1182)
  • Ralph V. Turner

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Basset, Thomas (d.c. 1182), justice, belonged to a distinguished family of royal servants which began with Ralph Basset (d. 1127?), the brother of Thomas's father, Gilbert (d. in or before 1154). Thomas Basset had entered Henry II's service by 1163. His first known post in the royal administration was as sheriff of ...

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