Obviously a corruption of the famous Devon BASKERVILLE surname. In 1835, when he was buried in the cemetery of St André de la Pommeraye, James BASKFILL, age 70, was said to have been born in Plymstock, Devon. He was baptised in that parish on 19 May 1765, the son of James Baskerville.
The Baskfill family owned land at the Bouet, in St Andrews and in St George St, St Peter Port. Both of James' sons became butchers - Charles ran the market stall, and William was a cattle trader.
James BASKFILL ( 1765 - 1835 ) married Ann GARDNER ( 1777 - 1858 ) in St Peter Port in 1795.
- Thirza BASKFILL (1796-1799)
- James BASKFILL (1798-1802)
- Theresa Elizabeth BASKFILL (1799-1802)
- Mary Ann BASKFILL (1801-1876) married (1) 1823 Jean LE NORMAND (2) 1859 Thomas DAVIES
- Elizabeth Popkiss BASKFILL (1803-?)
- Charles James BASKFILL (1805-1856)
married 1830 Joanna LIDSTONE (1815-1889)
- Charles Henry BASKFILL (1836-1894)m Lavinia COKER (1838-1915)
- Joanna Mary BASKFILL (1837-?)
- Elizabeth Ann BASKFILL (1839-?) m Alfred Henry MASON (1844-?)
- Emma BASKFILL (1841-?)
- Jessie Lidstone BASKFILL (1845-?) m Daniel Frank PITT
- Alice BASKFILL (1846-?)
- Annie Clarke BASKFILL (1848-?)
- Rosanna BASKFILL (1807-1837) married 1832 William Allen DALE
- Thomas BASKFILL (1810-1810)
- Celinda Mathilda BASKFILL (1813-1816)
- Emma BASKFILL (1815-?)
- William Arthur Cawley BASKFILL
(1820-?) married 1843 Eleanor FOOTE (1825-1855)
- Ellen Ann BASKFILL (1844-?)
- William Jean BASKFILL (1846-?)
- Rose BASKFILL (1849-?)
- Frederick James BASKFILL (1851-1930) married Hannah ?
- Arthur BASKFILL (1853-?)
- Angelina BASKFILL (1820-1820)
(those in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- Marriage of James BASKFILL (see above) in 1795.
- In 1820, James BASKFILL was one of 33 Guernsey butchers who signed a petition to the Privy Council, urging them to approve the construction of the new market building.
- Joseph BASKFILL held stall 4 in 1826 (1826 Commercial Directory).
- Charles BASKFILL held stall 16 in 1845 until his death in 1856, when the stall was taken over by his wife. She held the stall until 1870.
- Mrs Ann BASKFILL held stall 4 in 1845 and remained there until her death in 1857 at the age of 81.
- Vauvert, St Peter Port (1814 Livres de Perchage, Fief Le Roi)
- Vauvert, St Peter Port (1837 Livres de Perchage, Fief Le Roi)
- Devonport Cottage, St Andrews (1841 Census)
- 4 Elbou Passage, St Peter Port (1851 Census)
- Charles BASKFILL owned several ships with George FOOTE and Francis LAMBLE junior between 1840-1860.
- William BASKFILL was a Master Mariner and Cattle Merchant 1840-50 according to the Guernsey Shipping Register.
- Charles' son, Charles Henry BASKFILL (1836-1894) was also a Master Mariner - see Guernsey Crew Lists index for details.