Bassett Family Association Database

Sir John Bassett[1]

Male Abt 1480 - 1528  (~ 48 years)

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  • Name John Bassett 
    Prefix Sir 
    Born Abt 1480 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Jan 1528 

    • About the middle of the sixteenth century, the family of Basset became divided into two branches; the Devonshire branch descended from John, elder son of Sir John Basset, by Honora Grenville, which branch became extinct, in the male line, by the death of Francis Basset, Esq., about the year 1796; and the Cornish branch descended from George, younger son of Sir John and Honora above-mentioned. Before the separation of the branches, this ancient family had married the heiresses of Balun, Walleis, Helligan (fn. 8) , Beaumont, and Budockside. Since that separation, the Cornish branch has married the heiresses of Delbridge, Hele, and Pendarves, and coheiresses of Spencer and Prideaux. By the coheiress of Spencer there was no issue. Francis Basset, Esq., the immediate descendant and male representative of the Bassets of Devonshire and Cornwall, was created a baronet in 1779, and in 1796 a baron, by the title of Lord de Dunstanville, of Tehidy Park, in the county of Cornwall, to him and the heirs-male of his body: in 1797, he was created also Lord Basset of Stratton, with remainder, in default of his own issue-male, to Frances, his only daughter, and her issue male.

      From: 'General history: Nobility, earldom and ennobled families', Magna Britannia: volume 3: Cornwall (1814), pp. LXXII-LXXVIII. URL: Date accessed: 21 August 2008.
    Person ID I3229  33B Bassetts of Blore, Hints, Staffordshire & Warwickshire
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2008 

    Father Sir John Bassett,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Joan,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Honora Grenville,   b. 1494,   d. Aft 1563  (Age > 70 years) 
    Married Bef 1528 
     1. John Bassett
     2. George Bassett,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F1118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Denys,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Anne Bassett,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F1121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] GEDCOM file imported on 4 May 2009.