BASSET, John (?1714-58), of Heanton Court, nr. Barnstaple, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1 Dec. 1740 - 1741

Family and Education

b. ?1714, 1st s. of John Basset. educ. New Coll. Oxf. 12 May 1731, aged 16. m. 10 June 1734 (with £2,400),1 Eleanor, da. of Sir William Courtenay, 2nd Bt., sis. of Sir William Courtenay, 3rd Bt., 2s. 2da. suc. to maternal gd.-fa.’s estate at Raleigh, nr. Barnstaple, aft. 1731.2

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Basset was returned for Barnstaple after a contest at the by-election following the death of Sir John Chichester, but did not stand again. He died 29 Sept. 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. PCC 4 Derby.
  • 2. PCC 154 Isham.