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Philip Basset

Philip Basset
Chief Justiciar of England
In office
May 1261 – July 1263[1]
Monarch Henry III
Preceded by Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer
Succeeded by Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer[1]
Personal details
Born c. 1185[2]
Died 19 October 1271[2]
Political party Royal
Spouse(s) Hawise, sister of Archbishop Walter de Gray,

Ela Longespée, daughter of William[3]

Relations Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer, Son-in-law
Children Aline Basset
Margery Basset[2]

Philip Basset (c. 1185 – 19 October 1271) was the Justiciar of England.

Philip was the son of Alan Basset of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire and his wife, Aline Degai.

He inherited the manor of Wycombe; the town received market borough status in 1237.

Basset served as the Justiciar of England between the two terms served by his son-in-law, Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer.[4]

He served during the period that Henry III regained control of the government from the Barons.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer
Chief Justiciar
Succeeded by
Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer


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