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Name: Annie Bassett

Burial Number: 1649

Gender: Female

Occupation: Barmaid

Born: 00/02/1866

Died: 00/11/1936

Buried: 03/12/1936


Annie Billinghurst was born in Sussex and baptised at Midhurst on 25th February 1866. She was the daughter of Jack Billinghurst, 32yrs, licensed victualler, and Jane, 34yrs, nee Goodner. Annie had 4 siblings, Henry b. 1859, Matilda b.1860, James b.1868 and Maud b.1873. Annie’s father was a baker at the time of her birth, but by 1871 he had become the landlord of The Bulls Head, Leadenhall Street, in the City of London, it was a family business, her mother Jane assisted in the pub, as did Annie and her siblings as they left school.


On 25th August 1889, Annie, aged 23yrs, married Frederick Bassett, 27yrs, at St. Sepulchre, Holborn, he was a civil servant, employed by the Home Office. They had 2 daughters, Gertrude Annie, b.1890, and Mabel Agnes, b.1893. They lived in Feltham in 1901 and in Hounslow in 1911, eventually retiring to Worthing where they lived at Minterne, Harrow Road. Both daughters remained unmarried, and Annie was widowed in 1930 when Frederick died, aged 68yrs.


Annie died in November 1936, aged 70yrs; she was buried at Heene Cemetery on 3rd December 1936. Her daughters continued to live in Harrow Road, running it as a boarding house.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): reds.degree.tips

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Buried with Frederick Bassett


In loving memory of Frederick Bassett who died 9th March 1930 aged 68

Further Information


Name: Annie Bassett

Gender: Female

Born: 00/02/1866

Town: Midhurst

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Billinghurst

Marriage Date: 25/08/1889

Spouse First Name: Frederick

Spouse Last Name: Bassett

Town of Marriage: Holborn

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/11/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Minterne

Address line 3: Harrow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at The Bulls Head, 80, Leadenhall Street, City of London. Jack Billinghurst, 37yrs, Licensed Victualler, wife, Jane, 39yrs, 3 children, Matilda, 11yrs, Annie, 5yrs, James, 2yrs, plus 3 employees.


Living at The Bulls Head, 80, Leadenhall Street, City of London. Jack Billinghurst, 47yrs, Licensed Victualler, wife, Jane, 49yrs, Assistant, Henry, 22yrs, Assistant, Matilda, 21yrs, Assistant, Annie, 15yrs, James, 12yrs, Maud, 7yrs, plus 3 employees.


Living at 62, Holborn Viaduct, London. Frederick Bassett, 29yrs, Copyist, Home Office, wife, Annie, 25yrs, daughter, Gertrude, 6months, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Fruen Road, Feltham, Middlesex. Frederick Bassett, 39yrs, Civil Service Clerk, wife, Annie, 35yrs, 2 daughters, Gertrude, 10yrs, and Maud, 7yrs.


Living at 2, Warwick Villas, Pownall Road, Hounslow, Middlesex. Frederick Bassett, 49yrs, Civil Service Clerk for Home Office Prisons, wife, Annie, 45yrs, Gertrude Annie, 20yrs, Mabel Agnes, 17yrs, and visitor, Doris M. Smith.

Miscellaneous Information

The Bulls Head Pub where Annie grew up, was first mentioned in the City of London records in 1792. It continued as a public house until the late 1980s and was demolished in 1990.

It was situated where Leadenhall Market is today, and Bulls Head Passage is now a tourist attraction, as it was used to represent ‘Diagon Alley’ in the Harry Potter films.