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Richard Bassett (bef. 1747 - bef. 1813)

Richard Bassett
Born before in St Enoder, Cornwallmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 31 Mar 1766 in Poughill, Cornwallmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in St Enoder, Cornwallmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Mar 2013 | Last significant change: 19 Sep 2021
03:03: Carolyn Ball edited the Biography for Richard Bassett (bef.1747-bef.1813). (Added sticker) [Thank Carolyn for this]
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Richard Bassett was born in Cornwall, England.

Richard Bassett was born on before June 21, 1747 in St Enoder, Cornwall. His parents were Richard Bassett (<1711 - <1795) and Grace (Cottey) Bassett (<1710 - <1760).

Christening - 21 June 1747[1]

His siblings were...

  1. Grace Bassett (1740 - )
  2. John Bassett (~1744 - 1795)
  3. Thomas Bassett (~1749 - 1832)
  4. Immanuel Bassett (~1754 - 1806)

Richard married Elizabeth Gliddon (~1732 - 1818) on March 31, 1766 in Poughill.[2]OPC website gives witnesses as Ellezor Cornish and John Cotton, junr, neither of whom appears to be a relative.

Their children were...

  1. John Bassett (~1767 - ~1858)
  2. Grace Bassett (~1768 - ~1769)
  3. Grace Bassett (~1770 - ~1828)
  4. Joanna (Bassett) Ball (~1770 - ~1828)
  5. Richard Bassett (~1772 - ~1853)
  6. Elizabeth Bassett (~1774 - 1782)
  7. William Bassett (~1777 - )
  8. Thomas Bassett (~1780 - 1780)
  9. Thomas Bassett (~1783 - 1784).

Richard died before December 8, 1813 in St Enoder aged 66.

He was buried on 8 DEC 1813 at Narrow Lane, St Enoder (rec. age 66)


  1. The Christian name for this son is obscured in the parish register, but it seems likely to be Richard, because the date and place are consistent with his subsequent records (including fitting the burial age exactly), and since these parents named one child after the mother, it seems highly probable that they would have also named one after the father. Moreover, what appears to be the Will of this father Richard, proved in 1795, mentions a son Richard. Also, the Richard who married Elizabeth Glyddon named children Richard and Grace (twice), Although this child Richard was not his first son, he may have named his first son in memory of his older brother, who had died at age 14. There are two other possible christenings, but one of these in 1747, to John and Alice (Benallack) was buried in June 1749, and the other in 1749 to John and Mary (Jolley) appears to have married Mary Bullock in 1781 (the naming of his first two children supports this assumption).
  2. England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010 database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2021), Richard Bassett and Elizabeth Gliddon, 31 Mar 1766; citing Marriage, Poughill, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Cornwall Records Office, Truro. Name Richard Bassett Residence Place St Enoder Spouse's Name Elizabeth Gliddon Marriage Date 31 Mar 1766 Marriage Place Poughill, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom Page 6


Thank you to David Trebilcock for creating WikiTree profile Bassett-1125 through the import of edwin john trebilcock gedcom.ged on Mar 19, 2013.

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