The family descended from the Bassetts of Beaupre. One Llantwit branch descended from Christopher, who lived at Great House, Siggingstone. He married Mary Hooper who inherited Boverton House from her uncle in 1815. This became the family home for their six children. The house was sold after 1892. Until then, the spinster sisters, Mary and Joan, called “The Miss Bassetts”, lived there and were later joined by their widowed sister Mrs. Pemberton. The solicitor, Elias Bassett, was their father’s brother. He lived at Ivy or Court House, High St. He gave the land in Methodist Lane to build Tabernacle Chapel.