Frances Basset, 2nd Baroness Basset

Frances Basset, 2nd Baroness Basset (30 April 1781 22 January 1855)[1] was a British peeress.

Baptised in St Marylebone Church in London on 23 May 1781, she was the only child of Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville and Basset and his first wife Frances Susanna, daughter of John Hippesley Coxe.[2] On her father's death in 1835, she succeeded per a special remainder to the barony of Basset.[3] She died aged 74, unmarried and childless at her seat Tehidy Park.[4] She funded the construction of All Saints' Church, Tuckingmill which was built between 1843 and 1845.[5]

She was buried in Illogan in Cornwall, and with her death the barony became extinct.[6] Her estates passed to the eldest son of a cousin.[7]

See also


  1. "Leigh Rayment - Peerage". Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  2. Burke, John (1862). Sir Bernhard Burke (ed.). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. I. London: Harrison. p. 66.
  3. Sylvanus, Urban (1835). The Gentleman's Magazine. part I. London: William Pickering, John Nichols Bowyer and Son. p. 657.
  4. Sylvanus, Urban (1855). The Gentleman's Magazine. part I. London: John Nichols Bowyer and Sons. pp. 304–305.
  5. "The Church". Statesman and Dublin Christian Record. England. 29 July 1834. Retrieved 11 May 2019 via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. "ThePeerage - Frances Basset, Baroness Basset of Stratton". Retrieved 2 January 2007.
  7. Hawken, Walter Tregellas (2009). Cornish Worthies: Sketches of Some Eminent Cornish Men and Families. BiblioBazaar. p. 130. ISBN 1-110-38689-3.
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Basset
Baroness Basset

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