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Bassett of Miskin

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DXCU5

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Bassett of Miskin

Short Title: Bassett of Miskin

Creation date(s): 1622, 1672-1750

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 3 vols

Name of creator(s): Miskin estate


Administrative/Biographical history: William Bassett of Miskin, Glamorgan, was second son of William Bassett of Broviskin, and fellow of All Souls College 1664. He served as sheriff of Glamorgan 1653, and is described in 1673 a 'Doctor of Civil Law'. The Miskin estate was inherited by his younger brother, Thomas Basset. Thomas's son and heir was William Bassett of Miskin (d. 1770), sheriff of Glamorgan in 1734. His son died in 1769 and the estate passed to his daughter, Cecil Bassett. Cecil married Stephen White a Bristol merchant, and the Miskin estate descended to their daughter Anne White, wife Francis Saunderson of Castle Saunderson.


Scope and content/abstract: Survey book of William Bassett, doctor of laws, deceased, compiled [c. 1672]; rent roll, 1678, of lands mainly in the Vale of Glamorgan, parishes around Cardiff, and the manor of Penrhys; and survey book of lands in Miskin and in the manor of Penrhys, [c. 1750].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Archives conditions apply.

Finding aids: A full version of the catallogue can be searched online at


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Glamorgan Archives have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Related material: Further papers relating to the Bassett family of Miskin are Glamorgan Archives, D XGE24.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Mair James for the HMC/NLW Family and Estates project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Clark, George, T., Limbus Patrum Morganiae et Glamorganiae (London, 1886).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2002

Estate administration | Wales | Miskin
Miskin (Wales) | Surveys
Miskin Estate (Wales) | Records and correspondence

Personal names
Bassett family , of Miskin

Corporate names
Miskin Estate (Wales)

Miskin (Wales)

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