||Aline (Gai) Basset was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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She married Alan Basset. The marriage must have been before 21 April 1191, when he is recorded as having an interest in the advowson of Wootton Bassett: Wooton Basset was a manor he acquired through his marriage to Aline. Likely birth dates for his children point to the probability of a marriage date some years before that. Through his wife Aline, Alan Basset held the manors of Wootton Bassett and Broad Town, Wiltshire.
Aline died between April 1229 and April 1230.
It has often been believed that Alan Basset may have had two wives, Alice de Gray and Aline de Gai, though their names are so similar that it has been suspected that they may be the same person. See, for instance, his entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
There have been a number of threads in soc.genealogy.medieval in which this has been discussed. Douglas Richardson appears to have concluded that Alice de Gray and Aline de Gai are inked the same person. He has shown that Aline de Gai was also called Alice in Curia Regis Rolls, and has found entries in other records, including on Gai and Basset family ownership of the manor of Wootton Bassett, which lends support to his view. The key threads are probably "Marriage Date of Sir Alan Basset and Aline de Gay" (post by Douglas Richardson 27 April 2005) and "Philip de Gai Lord Wootten Bassett?" (post by Douglas Richardson 18 December 2002), but there are others.
There may remain a possibility, though, that Alan Basset had two wives.
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On 3 Aug 2019 at 15:51 GMT Michael Cayley wrote: