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).

Origins[edit]

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
1766–1769
With: George Brydges Rodney (1766–1768)/
Hugh Pigot (1768–1769)
Succeeded by
William Lemon
Hugh Pigot