Lady Elizabeth Basset
Lady Elizabeth Basset, DCVO (née Legge; 5 March 1908 – 30 November 2000) was an English author and courtier.
|Born||5 March 1908|
|Died||30 November 2000 (age 92)|
|Title||Woman of the Bedchamber (1959-81)|
Ronald Lambart Basset (m. 1931)
|Children||Bryan Ronald, Peter Francis|
Basset was born at 8 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, the second daughter of the 7th Earl of Dartmouth and Lady Ruperta Wynn-Carrington, daughter of the Marquess of Lincolnshire. She was educated at home.
On 31 October 1931, she married Ronald Lambert Basset (1898-1972), senior representative of the ancient Basset family of Tehidy in Cornwall. She had two children, industrialist Bryan Ronald Basset (1932–2010) and Peter Francis Basset (1935–1954). During the Second World War, she ran a small farm in North Devon.
In 1959, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, asked Basset to be a Woman of the Bedchamber. She held that position until 1981. She was active as a Lady-in-Waiting from 1982–93. She retired at the age of 85.
Lady Elizabeth Basset died in London in 2000, aged 92.
- Love is My Meaning - An Anthology of Assurance (1973)
- Each in His Prison (1978)
- The Bridge is Love: an anthology of hope (1981)
- Interpreted by Love: an anthology of praise (1994)
- Beyond the Blue Mountains: Wisdom and Compassion on Living and Dying (1999)
- England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
- 1911 England Census for Elizabeth Legge
- Mosley, Charles, ed. (2003). Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knighthood (107 ed.). Burke's Peerage & Gentry. p. 1039. ISBN 978-0-9711966-2-9.
- "Lady Elizabeth Basset". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
- "Bassett Family Association Newsletter April 2006". www.bassettbranches.org. Retrieved 4 July 2017.
- Obituary Archived 21 April 2006 at the Wayback Machine, The Independent via findarticles.com; accessed 16 October 2014.
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