Elizabeth Churchill Bassett Dawson (c.1709–1779), the daughter of Col. William and Elizabeth Churchill, married in 1729 Col. William Bassett (1709–c.1743) of Eltham, by whom she had at least five children, one of whom was Col. Burwell Bassett. After the death of her first husband, Elizabeth moved to the Bassett family town house in Williamsburg, Va., two blocks south of the market square. In 1752 she married Rev. William Dawson, then commissary of the Church of England in Virginia, who died shortly after the wedding. Although Elizabeth continued to live in the Bassett town house, she died at the Bassett country seat of Eltham.