Sir Watkyn Bassett, C.B.E., father of Madeline, master of
Totleigh Towers, Totleigh-in-the-Wold. A justice of the peace
in The Code of the Woosters, where he is engaged to Spode's aunt,
a Mrs. Wintergreen, widow of the late Col. H.H. Wintergreen, of Font
Street. A small man, patriarch of the Gloucestershire Totleigh
Towers gang, which includes daughter Madeline, Roderick
Spode (Lord Sidcup), and niece Stiffy Byng in Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit and
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves. Sir Watkyn and Tom Travers are rival collectors of
what are known as objets d'art, such as the silver cow-creamer
which is the bone of contention in The Code of the Woosters; he also
would like to hire away the Travers' French chef Anatole.
While a magistrate in the Bosher St. police court, he fined
Bertie Wooster five quid for stealing a policeman's helmet on
Boat Race Night, a mere lighthearted peccadillo. Bertie
thinks that Pop Bassett's inherited fortune was actually
accumulated from fines pocketed while he was a magistrate.