Personal information about John Edward Basing

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   Basing John Edward
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Information Sources: R & J Willes, FreeBMD

Burial Information

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   John Edward Basing
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   24 June 1881
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Book number: 1868
Page number: 236
Record number: 4283
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. Edward Gardiner, Rector.
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  Burial Register

Memorial Details

  John Edward BASING
  18 June 1881
  Copestone on pedestal
  Sandstone with engraved letters
  North slope of copestone: Sacred to the Memory of/ George Basing/ who died November 17th. 1867/ in his 74th year. / Also Martha Basing/ died April 16th. 1888/ aged 88. South slope of copestone: Also John Edward Basing/ who died June 18th. 1881/ in his 47th year./ Also Richard Basing/ who died September 6th. 1893 aged 62 years. South face of pedestal: James George Mathews died Nov. 2nd. 1948. East slope of copestone: Also Annie Mathews/ who died/ June 21st. 1902/ aged 46 years. East face of pedestal: Martha A.W. Mathews/ who died May 16th. 1916/ aged 87 years.
  Poor, some lettering sheared off
    George Basing: Memorial says he died in 1867, but it was 1866 in Cemetery accounts and Free BMD.
  29 April 2013
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Other people list on this memorial

Richard BASING
James George MATHEWS



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

John Edward Basing
Article source:    Mr R and Mrs J Willes
Date of source:    05 January 2015
Copyright:    © 



BASING  (Vault in Newtown Road cemetery)  (W 134)

7 interments in total

George BASING (saddler) died 1866, age 73, Bur. 24 Nov 1866 (NRC account books)

Martha BASING (wife) died 1888, age 88, Bur. 21 apr 1888 (NRC account books)

John Edward BASING (son) died 1881, age 46, Bur. 24 June 1881 (NRC account books)

Richard BASING (son) died 1893, age 62, Bur. 30 aug 1893 (NRC account books)


James George MATHEWS (grandson) died 1948

Annie MATHEWS (wife of J G M) died 1902

Martha A W MATHEWS nee BASING (daughter of George Basing) died 1919


George Basing {bpt. Chieveley October 1793} set up a saddlery business in Mansion House Street (later 6 Market Place) Newbury probably in the 1820's. His younger sons John and Richard were employed in the shop making saddles and harnesses, the eldest son George went to London, became a timber merchant and died in Isleworth in 1873. In the 1881 census James George Mathews (son of George's daughter Martha) was working in Chute, Wiltshire as a harness maker. (He was brought up in Newbury and went to St Bartholomew's Grammar School).  At the height of the horse-drawn era James had his own shop in the Broadway. When the motor car took over from horses, James retired and in 1927 bought No. 1 Donnington Square and the businesses were amalgamated at 46 Cheap Street as Basing and Mathews. The last directory entry is in 1963, by 1965 it was Poulter, estate agents


Sources 1881 Census, parish registers, directories and the obituary in the Newbury Weekly News for J G Mathews.



Mr R and Mrs J Willes


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