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John Bassington

Death: circa 1779
Immediate Family:

Son of James Bassington and Mrs James Bassington
Husband of Sarah Bassington
Brother of James Bassington; Janet Bassington; Agnes Forrest; Mary Bassington and Elizabeth Bassington

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About John Bassington UK & US Directories 1680-1830 Listed in Wakefield's Merchant and Tradesman's General Directory for London, [1790] WAKEFIELD, London Joihn Bassington 1776-1800 London Nursery man seeds man agriculture/horticulture 9p/s0 sgriculture/horticulture (p/s) Address Hoxtron, London

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(v) In 1762 the then holders of the Pitfield estate sold (fn. 80) to John Bassington the premises described as a messuage "some time since in the occupation of William Haslewood and late of Richard Spiers lying . . . Dr. Wilby. Also the garden ground thereto belonging and adjoining, containing by estimation 1½ acres, and fronting east upon Hoxton Road."

There is no doubt that the premises mentioned in (iii) to (v) were identical, although the descriptions vary. (fn. 81) Now in (i) the items (b) and (e) relating to the common field may be neglected. Comparing (v) with the remaining items in (i) it can hardly be doubted that the Wilby house plus the 1½ acres, corresponds with the Tresham House plus 1½ acres. If this be granted, the question of site presents no further difficulty. In 1794 Bassington let out the premises for building, and from the various leases it appears that the property fronted east on Hoxton Street, west on "the Causway" (St. John's Road), and south on "ground called the Britania Gardens," (fn. 82) and that a street was to be formed throughout "about 28 feet wide and intended to be called Myrtle Street." (fn. 83) Myrtle Street, which still exists under that name, may be taken as representing the site of Tresham's house.

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