William I Malet Baron of Curry Malet, Somerset
Ralph Picot
Gilbert Malet Baron of Curry Malet, Somerset
(-Abt 1194)
Alice Picot
Sir William II Malet Baron of Curry Malet, Somersetshire
(Abt 1177-Abt 1225)


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2. Alice Basset

Sir William II Malet Baron of Curry Malet, Somersetshire 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1177
  • Marriage (1): < >
  • Marriage (2): Alice Basset
  • Died: Abt 1225 about age 48

  Research Notes:

First husband of Alice Basset, according to Ancestral Roots.

From Magna Charta Barons, p. 105:

"WILLIAM DE MALET appears to be first mentioned as a minor, in 1194, in an expedition then made into Normandy, and in the ensuing year he had delivery of his inheritance. His estates, including the principal one, Curry-Malet, in Somersetshire, were held by the service of twenty knights' fees. In 1210-14 he was sheriff of Somerset and Dorset shires, when he joined the Barons in their insurrection. His lands in four counties were thereupon confiscated and given to Hugh de Vivonia, his son-in-law, and Thomas Basset, his father-in-law, and he was excommunicated by Pope Innocent, having become one of the Sureties for the observance of the Magna Charta. He was also fined two thousand marks, but which was not paid till after his decease, when one thousand marks were remitted, being found due to him for military service to King John in Poictou. William de Malet d. 9 Henry III., 1224-5..."
From Wikipedia - William Malet (Magna Carta) :

William Malet (fl. born before 1175-1215) was one of the guarantors of Magna Carta . Also known as William II Malet. He was lord of Curry Mallet and Shepton Mallet in Somerset , and served as sheriff of that shire. The precise nature of his relationship to the earlier Malets is disputed. His first wife is unknown. His second wife was Alice Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset.

Parents either Gilbert Malet, Baron of Curry Malet, Somersetshire and Alice Picot or of Robert de Malet. Magna Charta Barons p. 105 has "This Surety was the son of Robert de Malet, feudal lord of the honors of Eye and Huntingfield, in Suffolk, Great Chamberlain of England, temp. Henry I., who was 'banished and disinherited,' and who was probably the son or grandson of William de Malet, one of the commanders in William of Normandy's army of invasion, and appointed governor of York Castle, who was probably the brother of King Harold's wife."

  Death Notes:

Ancestral Roots has d. abt. 1216; Magna Charta Barons has d. 1224

  Noted events in his life were:

Sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, 1209. Devon?

Magna Charta Surety, 1215.

Adult, by 1196.

William married < >.

William next married Alice Basset, daughter of Thomas Basset Lord of Headington, Oxford and Philippa Malbank. (Alice Basset was born about 1184 in <Bolington, Oxfordshire>, England and died about 1263.)


1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), Line 189-1, 234A-28.

2 Browning, Charles Henry, The Magna Charta Barons and their American Descendants (Philadelphia, 1898.), p. 105.

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