BAXENDALE, Basil Francis

1890 - 1965

Basil Baxendale

Basil Francis Baxendale, was born at Framfield Place, Sussex on 19 February 1890, son of Francis Hugh Baxendale (2 July 1862-23 July 1918), a director of Pickford Ltd., carriers, and his wife Emily Ann née Nicholls (24 November 1856-24 May 1942), who married at Cambridge in 1883. During the First World War, Basil served as an officer in the Royal Naval Reserves and was awarded an O.B.E. in 1919. He exhibited a portrait at the Royal Academy in 1921. He married at Chelsea, London in 1925, Amy Beatrice Grasby (13 February 1897-14 October 1974). In 1939, an artist, living at 60 Oswald House, Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk with his wife, Amy, the artist who worked under the pseudonym of Peter Baxendale [q.v.]. Basil died at White Lodge, Monkwood Ropley, Hampshire on 11 September 1965 and Amy died at Swan Hotel, Alresford, Hampshire on 14 October 1974.