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JOHN BASSETT, of Heanton Court, Devon, born 10th Oct., 1714, died 17th Dec., 1757. Married, 10th June, 1734, Eleanora, eldest surviving daughter of Sir William Courtenay, of Powderham Castle, Devon, and had Issue:


1. John Montague Born 10th Feb., 1738; died 21st Feb., 1748.
2. Francis Born 19th Feb., 1740; died unmarried.
3. Eustatia Elizabeth Married John Campbell Hooke, Lord Lyon King-at-Arms, 1st August, 1762.
4. Eleanora Born 9th June, 1741 (Heanton Punchardon Register); married 18th Aug., 1763, (Atherington Parish Register), to John Davie, of Orleigh, who had issue 14 Children:
  1. Joseph Who afterwards took the surname of Bassett, on his succeeding to the property of Watermouth, at the death of his uncle, Colonel Bassett. Married Miss Irwin, of Barnstaple, and had Issue 5 Children :-
1. Arthur Married Miss Crawfurth, of Dulverton; Issue 4 Children :-
1. Arthur Crawfurth
2. Francis Courtenay Died 1839
3. Harriet Mary
4. Eleanora Susan
2. Frank Married Miss Cartwright, of Teignmouth; No Issue.
3. John Married, 1st, Elizabeth, only daughter of Robert Smith, of Gloucester, Esq., Issue, 1 Child :-
1. Mary Augusta
John Davie Basset married 2nd, Mrs. Hilton, widow of Captain Hilton, 16th Lancers; No Issue.
4. Augusta Married the Rev. William Bickford Coham, of Dunsland; Issue, 4 Children :-
1. Mary Married, Aug. 1852, Mr. William Parr, of Parkstone, Poole, Dorsetshire.
2. Bickford
3. Augusta
4. Arscott
5. Mary Married General Sir Hopton Scott, of Woodville, County Dublin; Issue, 8 Children :-
1. Mary Ann
2. Augusta
3. Hopton a Captain 9th Regiment of Foot.
4. Adelaide Married Captain Montresor. Issue :-
1. Edward Henry
2. Charles Courtenay
3. Ada Augusta
5. Courtenay Lieut. 71st Highland Light Infantry
6. Dora
7. Osmond
8. George
  2. Charles Rector of Heanton Punchardon, North Devon. Married Miss Boyfield, of Ley House, Kent, and had Issue, 2 Children :-
1. Charles Christopher Married Eliza Frances White, of Barnstaple, and has Issue, 3 Children:-
1. George Christopher
2. Charles William
3. Miriam Eliza Jane
2. Mary Jane Married Captain May, of Broadgate, Barnstaple; No Issue.
  3. John Post-Captain Royal Navy, in command of the Conqueror, 74, at St. Helena, whilst Bonaparte was a prisoner there. Married Miss Tapper; Issue, 2 Children :-
1. George In Orders; married 1st, --- 2nd, Miss Mary Hill, 1856.
2. Eustatia Elizabeth
  4. Francis a Lieut. Royal Marines, died unmarried.
  5. Peregrine In the Military Service of the Hon. East India Company; married a French General's daughter; Issue, 2 Children :-
1. Calmar Died in India, unmarried.
2. Eleanora Juliana married Capt. John Wynch, Madras Horse Artillery; Issue, 9 Children:-
1. George Peregrine Died in infancy.
2. Eleanora Jane Died in infancy.
3. Henry St. Maur Born 23rd Decr., 1833.
4. John William Born 5th July, 1835.
5. Mary Jane Born 24th Aug., 1836.
6. Alexander Born 1st Aug., 1838.
7. Edward James Born 23rd Oct., 1840.
8. Florence Sale Born 8th Dec., 1843.
9. Julia Charlotte Born 26th Dec., 1850.
  6. Henry H.E.I. Company's Service, died at sea and unmarried.
  7. Thomas Died at 14 years of age.
  8. Eleanora Married Rev. Lewis Lewis, of Gwinfe, Caermarthenshire. Issue, 3 Children :-
1. Lewis Married Miss Sarah Simmons, of Barnes, Colborne, Co. Gloucester; Issue, 10 Children :-
1. John Bangley Born 19th Dec., 1830; died in December, 1835.
2. Charles Bassett Ensign 44th Regt. of Foot.
3. Lewis Gwyn Lieutenant Hon. E. I. Company's Marine Service.
4. Edward Studley Ensign 5th Fusileers.
5. Frank Davie
6. Albert Thomas Born 31st Dec. 1839; died in 1840.
7. Eleanora Jane
8. Eustatia Harriette
9. George Septimus
10. Augusta Blanche
2. Eleanora Married Charles Bishop, of Dollgarreg, Caermarthenshire; Issue, 12 Children :-
1. John Born 19th November, 1828
2. Juliana Elizabeth Born 10th October, 1830. Married, Oct. 1855, the Rev. James Copner, of Hartland, Devon; Issue :-
1. Charles James
3. Charles Born 18th September, 1832.
4. Caroline Eleanora Born 28th April, 1834.
5. Frances Gwhilliam Born 27th January, 1836.
6. Arthur Born 27th January, 1839.
7. Edward Born 7th May, 1840
8. Lewis Born 10th January, 1842.
9. Richard Henry Born 17th May, 1843.
10. Rhys Born 15th Juy, 1844.
11. Harriet Susan Born 24th February, 1846.
12. Mary Augusta Born 10th March, 1848.
3. Thomas Married Marie Victoire, 4th daughter of the Hon. Andrew Houstoun, of the Island of Grenada, 19 April, 1836; Issue, 6 Children:-
1. Andrew Courtenay Born 31st January, 1837.
2. Eleanora Harriette Born 13th January, 1838.
3. Charles Houstoun Born 17th February, 1844.
4. Arthur Whalley Born 16th July, 1847.
5. Alexander Goldwyn Born 28th February, 1849.
6. William Studley Born 30th March, 1851.
  9. Julia Married Rev. John Beadon, of Christian Malford.
  10. Eustatia Married Major Shairp, of Kirkton, a Deputy-Lieutenant and Magistrate of the County of Linlithgow, Scotland. Issue, 11 Children :-
1. William Joseph Married Miss Sophia Milson, of Sydney, New South Wales, 3rd October, 1827, and has Issue, 5 Children:-
1. William Milson Born 14th May, 1829.
2. Eustatia Elizabeth Born 7th August, 1830.
3. Sophia Frances Born 15th February, 1832.
4. Elizabeth Milson Born 9th January, 1843.
5. Alexander Davie Born 23rd October, 1846.
2. John Whalley Drowned at Sea with the Officers and Crew of H.M.S. Confiance, 21st April, 1822; unmarried.
3. Alexander Mordaunt a Lieutenant Royal Marines, married Emily Shairp, eldest daughter of Major Shairp, of Stonehouse, Plymouth; Issue, 3 Children:-
1. Alexander Stephen Bassett a Lieut. Royal Marines.
2. Frank
3. Charles Died in infancy.
4. Henry Bromley Died unmarried.
5. Stephen Francis Married Caroline Michelmore, the eldest daughter of Charles Michelmore, Esq., of Highfield House, Totnes, 26th Aug., 1844. Issue, 8 Children:-
1. Eustatia Emily Born 3rd June, 1845.
2. Caroline Lucy Born 19th July, 1846.
3. Charles Norman Born 19th June, 1848.
4. Fanny Gertrude Born 20th Dec., 1849.
5. Davie Bassett Born 10th July, 1851.
6. Annie Born 19th Oct., 1852.
7. Stuart Courtenay Born 1st May, 1854.
8. Ada Born 27th Oct., 1856.
6. Eustatia Courtenay Died in infancy.
7. Charles Mordaunt Lieutenant 61st Bengal Native Infantry; died unmarried, at Etawab, Bengal.
8. Eustatia Harriett Died unmarried.
9. Frances Mary Died unmarried.
10. Mordaunt Died unmarried.
11. Peregrine Courtenay Died in infancy.
  11. Frances Died unmarried.
  12. Harriet Died unmarried.
  13. Charlotte Married General Debrisay, and left Issue :-
1. John Theophilus Married Miss Wilson, Issue, 2 Children :-
1. ----------------- Dead.
2. Henry In Orders; resides at Barnes, in Surrey.
  14. Mary Married in India 1st, Captain Lumsden, E.I.C.'s Service, and had Issue :-
1. Alexander Lumsden Married Miss Skinner, of Bermuda, daughter of Captain Skinner, R.N.; Issue, 5 Children :-
1. Charles Arthur
2. Mary
3. Emily Twins.
4. Ellen
5. Richard Francis
Mary Davie married 2nd, Capt. Jones, of Lisgoole Abbey, Fermanagh; Issue, 3 Children :-
1. William Married Isabella Denham, the eldest daughter of --- Denham, Esq., of Fairwood Park, Fermanagh; Issue :-
1. William
2. John Francis a Captain in the 60th Rifles; died unmarried.
3. Michael Married Kate Thomson, of Colza, County Sligo; Issue :-
1. Kate Mary Bassett