Francis Basset (1715–1769)

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Arms of Basset: Barry wavy of six or and gules

Francis Basset (1715–1769) of Tehidy in the parish of Illogan, Cornwall, was a Westcountry landowner who served as a Member of Parliament for Penryn, Cornwall, in (1766–69).


He was the son of Francis Basset (1674–1721) of Tehidy, Sheriff of Cornwall in 1708, by his wife Mary Pendarves. The Basset family was an ancient Westcountry family.

Marriage & progeny[edit]

He married Margaret St Aubyn, a daughter of Sir John St Aubyn, 3rd Baronet, by whom he had seven children, two sons and five daughters, including:

External links[edit]

Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Edward Turner
George Brydges Rodney
Member of Parliament for Penryn
With: George Brydges Rodney (1766–1768)/
Hugh Pigot (1768–1769)
Succeeded by
William Lemon
Hugh Pigot