The ancestor after whom I am named, Rev. John Basset Collins, appointed to the living of Camborne in 1771 at the request of his by-then deceased uncle Francis Basset (d. 1769), lived at Nans (aka Nance). I don't know if he owned or rented the house, or if it had come into the ownership of his mother's family, the Bassets of Tehidy. He moved from there to Glynn, east of Bodmin, which he rented. There is a 1778 painting of him with his second wife Elizabeth Browne and their eldest child George Francis Collins (later Browne, so that he could inherit from his maternal grandfather) having in the background the tower of Illogan Church, Nans house (now a B&B), and the valley down to Portreath Harbour. The Bassets (who held the livings of Illogan, Redruth and Camborne) lived at Tehidy in Illogan from the 13th century until 1916. The Collins were rectors of Illogan almost continuously from 1533 to 1684.