William BASSETT of Bewpyr, Esq.
(Abt 1477-After 1514)
Christopher BASSETT of St. Athan
(Abt 1514-1563)
(-Aft 1563)
Thomas BASSETT of Miskin, Gent.
(Abt 1559-After 1618)


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Thomas BASSETT of Miskin, Gent. 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1559
  • Married: Abt 1580
  • Died: After 1618, Miskin, Morgannwg, Cymru

  General Notes:

Compiler's 9 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

Some sources give Thomas a birthyear of 1546; others, c.1559.


3rd son, named in his father's will


In Apr 1594, 22 acres, Thomas Basset, Mary his wife and William their son, owned 22 acres in Sutton.


Miskin is an exceptionally old name, the oldest form being Meyskin in the 13th century, so it has altered little over the seven hundred years or so. Originally the name referred to the commote or lordship which centred on Llantrisant and reached up to the border with Brecon. It seems clear that the first of the Bassetts built a mansion and called it "Miskin House" about 1600. He was Thomas Bassett, a grandson of William Bassett of Beupre near Cowbridge....

Why Thomas Bassett built his Miskin Mansion where he did was a bit of a mystery, but by 1642 his son William improved his modest estate and climbed the social ladder to become High Sheriff. 3

  Marriage Information:

Thomas married Mary EVANS, daughter of Dafydd AP IEUAN of Castell Nedd, Esq. and Catrin VAUGHAN, about 1580. (Mary EVANS was buried on 2 Jun 1597 in Llantrithyd, Glamorgan, Wales.)


1 The Golden Grove Books of Pedigrees, MSS 7 (i-xxi) and 12, Book 4, p. C452, 465, 476; Book 5, p. C655; Book 7 p. D897; Book 17 p. N2066.

2 Welsh Genealogies AD 1400-1500, Peter Clement Bartrum, Aberystwyth. Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales, 1983, Einion ap Gollwyn 19(A2), p. 624.

3 Meisgyn & Glynrhondda local History Newsletter (April 1996).

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