BASSETT FAMILIES OF MASSACHUSETTS

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THE BASSETT FAMILY OF SANDWICH ENGLAND

The Bassett family of Sandwich, England is said to be of Huguenot descent. Thurstine de Bassett was Grand Falconer to the William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. His family stems from Quilly-Basset, Normandy. Thurstine de Bassett built Beaupre Castle near Cambridge in Glamorgan, Wales, soon after the Conquest, and his son Ralph was Lord Chief Justice of England under King Henry I. The name is found in the Domesday Book as well as in the Battle Abbey Roll. Another Bassett castle is at Tehidy Park in Camborne, Cornwall; which family line had large incomes from mining interests. Two Bassetts were among the King's counsellors at the signing of the Magna Charta. (S13).

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  1. [F1]. William BASSETT. Born (about 1590-S7,S17,S24)(in 1590-S9,S25,S54)(1595-S8,S13)(between 1590 and 1600-S8) at (Sandwich, Kent-S8, S25) (Bethnel Green, Middlesex-S17) England; son of (William BASSETT [F40] and Cecelia LECHT-S8,S17,S24, S25)(Walter BASSETT [F33]-S54)(John BASSETT-S8). If he is the son of William Bassett and Cecely Light, he was probably living in Leiden with his father.
    It is said that he was christened on 24 OCT 1600 at Stepney, England (S13), but it is not clear that this is William BASSETT [F1]. He married (1) Elizabeth NEIL (S13, S24, S26). It is said that his marriage to Elizabeth Neil occurred on 13 AUG 1611 at Leyden, Holland, but this could be confusion with the marriage of his father William BASSETT [F40] to Margaret OLDHAM, since Elizabeth Neil was a companion of Margaret at her marriage to William BASSETT [F40] at this time. He came to Plymouth in the ship Fortune in 1621. (S8,S10,S13,S14,S15). According to Charles E. Banks, "The English Ancestry & Houses of the Pilgrim Fathers" (1929), 106, William Bassett was unmarried on his arrival in New England (S6, S8,S11). He has sometimes been said to have been a passenger on the ship Speedwell which turned back, but a close reading of the passenger list shows no Basset on board. (S24). He was shown to be married in 1623, at the first division of Plymouth land, but with no children. At this time William Bassite was allotted 2 acres, one for himself as a passenger on the Fortune in 1621, and one for his wife Elizabeth. [PCR 12:5]. (S24). In the 1627 Plymouth division of cattle, the sixth company included William Basset, his wife Elizabeth Basset, and two children; William Basset Jr. and Elizabeth Basset Jr. [PCR 12:11]. (S8, S24). Savage has misread the 1627 Plymouth cattle division, somehow including daughter Sarah Bassett in this list, when in fact only two children, William and Elizabeth, were included. Sarah must have been born soon after 1627, however, to have married by the end of 1648. (S24). He settled first at Plymouth. He was one of the “purchasers” in Plymouth (S8,S13). He was a gunsmith (armorer) and blacksmith (metal worker, iron monger). He was fairly wealthy and was a large landholder. He had a large library, from which it is inferred that he was an educated man. In 1633 only four paid a larger tax than he did. He was assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:10, 27].(S24). His name appears on the earliest list of freemen, in the 1633 list of Plymouth, among those admitted before 1 JAN 1632-1633. (S24). On 1 July 1633, 14 March 1635/6 and 20 March 1636/7 William Bassett was ordered to "mow at the end of his own ground" [PCR 1:14, 40, 56].(S24). He was a resident of Plymouth in 1635. (S24). Plymouth coroner's jury, 2 March 1635-1636 [PCR 1:39]. (S24). He is again on the list of Plymouth freemen on 7 MAR 1636-1637. [PCR 1:52]. Plymouth petit jury, 7 March 1636/7, 2 January 1637/8, 6 March 1637/8, 4 June 1639, 3 September 1639 [PCR 7:5, 7, 8, 12, 13]; (S24). On 23 June 1637 William Bassett of Duxbury released to Mr. Ralph Partridge "so much of the lot of his lands lying in Ducksborrow aforesaid as is now enclosed by the said Mr. Partridg" [PCR 12:18-19], and again on 7 November 1637 a similar agreement was reached regarding land released to William Leverich and Ralph Partridge [PCR 12:25].(S24). He was a volunteer in the company raised in 1637 to assist Massachusetts Bay Colony and Connecticut Colony in the Pequot War. (S24). Various secondary sources claim that William Bassett volunteered for service in the Pequot War, and in the index to the first volume of published Plymouth Colony records he is listed for the page on which such volunteers appear, but he does not actually appear in the list [PCR 1:61]; a number of the index entries for William Bassett actually seem to be for William Paddy.(S24). He moved to Duxbury (by 1637-S24[PCR 1:63])(about 1638-S24)(about 1645-S15). He was a member of the committee of the town of Duxbury to lay out bounds, and to decide on the fitness of persons applying to become residents. He was a representative of the Colony for six years. committee to admit newcomers to Duxbury, 7 May 1638 [PCR 1:84]; (S24). Plymouth grand jury, 5 June 1638, 6 June 1654 [PCR 1:87, 3:49]; (S24). committee to lay out land, 3 September 1638, 7 January 1638/9, 4 February 1638/9, 4 March 1638/9, 31 August 1640, 5 October 1640 [PCR 1:95, 109, 112, 115, 161, 163]; (S24). He was on the committee to lay out highways [PCR 3:61, 62]. (S24). His name appears on the Duxbury portion of the freeman list of 1639 [PCR 8:174]. (S24). On 6 April 1640 Plymouth Colony granted to "William Basset of Duxburrow" one hundred acres of upland with "meadow convenient" [PCR 1:144, 146].(S24). William was a Representative from 1640 to 1644. (S8,S13). Duxbury deputy to Plymouth court, 2 June 1640, 6 June 1643, 29 August 1643, 5 March 1643/4, 7 June 1648 [PCR 1:154, 2:57, 60, 68, 123]; (S24). committee on bounds between Duxbury and Marshfield, 2 March 1640/1 [PCR 2:9, 42]; (S24). council of war for Duxbury, 27 September 1642 [PCR 2:46]; (S24). In Duxbury portion of 1643 list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:190]. (S24). On 6 March 1649 William Bassett was fined 5s. "for not mending of guns in seasonable time." (S24). He joined with Gov. Bradford and others in the purchase of Dartmouth. (S13). He married (2) Mary TILDEN about 1651. (S24). (noted in Torrey Supplement 2 as marrying between 1651-1664).(S24). He moved to Bridgewater, Massachusetts in (1652-S8,S14)(1655-S24)(by 1656-S24), where he was one of the original proprietors. William Bassett and Mr. [John] Howland jointly held one share as Dartmouth purchasers, 7 March 1652 [MD 4:187, citing PCLR 2:1:107].(S24). Duxbury constable, 3 June 1652 [PCR 3:8]; (S24). On 3 June 1652 William Bassett of Duxbury gave to "his son-in-law Leiftenant Perigrine White" forty acres of upland with the meadow adjoining [MD 1:96, citing PCLR 2:1:5].(S24). On 9 June 1653 he was fined 10s. "for neglecting to publish and make known an order directed to him from the council of war, prohibiting provisions for being transported out of the colony" [PCR 2:137, 3:36]. On 9 August 1655 and 10 June 1661 the colony treasurer received payment of fines by William Bassett [PCR 3:93, 8:104]. (S24). On 16 June 1656 "William Bassett Senior of Duxburrow now living at Bridgewater" made a deed of gift of his Marshfield lands to his "two sons there living viz: Perigrine White and Nathaniell Bassett" [MD 10:25-27, citing PCLR 2:1:177-78].(S24). His name appears in the Bridgewater freeman list dated in 1658. [PCR 8:202]. (S24). On 3 April 1667 William Bassett Senior made a nuncupative will, bequeathing the movables to his wife, and the house and land to her during her life, after which it was to go to his son William's son, and bequeathing his tools to his son Joseph, and "being demanded about his books which he formerly took care about, answered he could not now do it" [MD 16:162, citing PCPR 2:2:37]. (S24). (The claim that William Bassett died on 4 April 1667 derives from a peculiar misreading of the probate documents, in which the date of probate is taken as 5 April rather than 5 June, and the assumption is made that the death must have occurred between the third and the fifth. S24.) He died (4 APR-S15,S25)(in JUN-S8)(5 JUN-S17) 1667 at Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He was buried on 12 MAY 1667 (S17,S24) in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The inventory of his estate was presented on 12 MAY 1667 by his wife Mary, who took the required oath. His estate totaled £123 2s. 6d., which included no land, but included his blacksmith's tools and more than twenty books) [PCPR 2:2:37-38]. The first five lines of the inventory included blacksmith's tools, including a pair of bellows, an anvil, a vice, tongs and hammers and coal shovels, and "all the rest of the smith shop" items. The inventory of his books included more than twenty books listed by title, mostly theological, valued at £9 18s.(S24). (S24). Probate was made on 5 June 1667, and letters of administration were granted to William Bassett Jr. on the estate of William Bassett Sr. deceased [PCR 4:155].(S24). (S13, S24, S60) WIFE (1): Elizabeth NEIL. (S25). Their first two children were born between 1623 and 1627. Their last child was born in 1635. So she apparently died after 1635, but prior to 1650. (S24). CHILDREN of William BASSETT [F1] and Elizabeth NEIL: Nathaniel BASSETT [F2], Jane BASSETT [F14], William BASSETT [F15], Elizabeth BASSETT [F16], Sarah BASSETT [F17], Ruth BASSETT [F18], Joseph BASSETT [F19]. WIFE (2): Mary TILDEN. Born (about 1600-S13)(in 1603-S?)(about 1603-S9,S11)(about 1610-S?) in (Tenterden, Kent, England-S9); daughter of Nathaniel TILDEN and Lydia HUCKSTEP (HUESTEPE). She was christened on 20 MAY 1610 at Tenterder, Kent, England. Mary TILDEN married (1) Thomas LAPHAM on 13 Mar 1637 in Plymouth, MA. She married (2) William BASSETT [F1] (after 1651-S24)( between 1651-1664-Torrey Supplement 2) and before 12 December 1664. She was living at Bridgewater as late as 28 March 1690 [Bassett Gen 6, citing BridTR 1:320]. Nathaniel Tilden, the father. of Mary, wrote his will on 25 May 1641, inventory 31 July 1641. He named his wife Lydia and his children Stephen; Lydia; Joseph; Thomas; Judith; Mary, the wife of Thomas Lapham; and Sarah, the wife of George Sutton; and he also mentioned his two indentured servants, Edward Jenkins and Edward Tarte. Her children by Thomas LAPHAM were: Elizabeth LAPHAM, Thomas LAPHAM, (Rebecca ?) LAPHAM, Mary LAPHAM (who married Joseph Bassett in 1658), Lydia LAPHAM, and Joseph LAPHAM. Her mother, Lydia Huckstep married second Timothy Hatherly in 1642. Timothy Hatherly died 24 October 1666. His will, dated 12 December 1664, proved 30 October 1666, named his wife Lydia (widow of Nathaniel Tilden); Edward Jenkins, his wife and children (his niece's family); Nicholas Wade, his wife and children (another niece's family); Susanna, wife of William Brooks, and children (niece); Timothy and Elizabeth Foster (niece's children); Thomas Hanford (nephew); Fear, the wife of Samuel Baker, and the other three children of Isaac Robinson, John, Isaac, and Mercy (children of a deceased niece); Lydia Garrett, his wife's daughter, and her four children; George Sutton, his wife and children; the wife of William Bassett, his wife's daughter; widow Preble, his wife's daughter; Lydia Lapham; Thomas Lapham; Stephen Tilden; Nicholas Baker; "my man Thomas Savory"; and Lydia Hatch, daughter of William Hatch; with his friend Joseph Tilden as executor (MD 16:158). (Plymouth Colony, by Eugene Aubrey Stratton). Lydia died (in 1648-S8)(about/before 1650-S9,S13)(in 1667-S11) at (Bridgewater)(Plymouth-S11), Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
  2. [F2]. Nathaniel BASSETT. (S25). Born (in 1627)(about 1628)(in 1628-S17,S24,S25)(about 1630-S24) at Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT [F1] and Elizabeth NEIL. On 2 MAR 1651-52, “Nathaniell Bassett and Joseph Prior, for disturbing the church of Duxburrou, on the Lord’s day, were sentenced each of them to pay twenty shillings fine, or the next towne meeting or training day both of them to bee bound unto a post for the space of two hours, in some public place, with a paper on their heads on which theire capital crime shall be written perspecusly, soe as may bee read.” He settled first at Marshfield. He later moved to Yarmouth, where he was an inhabitant in 1664, but perhaps earlier. He was a constable at Yarmouth. He resided near the first meetinghouse in Yarmouth. He married (1) (Dorcas-S24) (Mary-S25) JOYCE, daughter of John JOYCE and (Mary or Dorcas) (about 1661-S1,S6,S24) (1667-S3) (1672-S2,S5) (before 1672-S25) in (Yarmouth, Barnstable County-S3)(Chatham-S25), Massachusetts. Despite his youthful ways he was a very worthy and respectable citizen and had a family of ten children. He married (2) Hannah apparently between 1679 and 1680; and the last three children would have been Hannahs. Hannah died on 12 November 1709 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. His will was dated 10 JAN 1709-10. He died seven days later, on (16)(17-S24,S25) JAN (1709)(1710) at (Yarmouth)(Barnstable), Barnstable County, Massachusetts. (S1,S2,S3,S4). He was buried on 18 JAN (1709)(1710). WIFE (1): (Dorcas-S24) (Mary-S25) JOYCE. Born (between 1624-1644-S1)(1644-S2,S3)(19 SEP 1650-S25) in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts (S25); daughter of John JOYCE and Dorothy COTCHET. She was (of Lynn-S2)(born in Lynn-S3), Essex County, Massachusetts.(S2). She died on 10 JUN 1710. (S25). She was buried (12 JAN 1679-S2,S5) in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. (S2,S3). WIFE (2): He married (2) Hannah apparently between 1679 and 1680; and the last three children would have been Hannah's. CHILDREN of Nathaniel BASSETT and Dorcas JOYCE: Mary BASSETT [F3], Nathan BASSETT [F4], Samuel BASSETT [F5], Nathaniel BASSETT [F6], Ruth BASSETT [F7], Dorcas BASSETT [F8], Hannah BASSETT [F9]. Nathaniel BASSETT [F2] married (2) Hannah. She died 12 NOV 1709 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. (S3). Children of Nathaniel BASSETT and Hannah: Joseph BASSETT [F10], Sarah BASSETT [F11], William BASSETT [F12], There may have been another daughter named Hannah BASSETT [F13].
  3. [F3]. Mary BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born 1666. she died 29 JAN 1741-1742.
  4. [F4]. Nathan BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born on 25 Sep (1667-S5)(1677-S4) in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He was married Mary (Crow) Crowell on 7 Mar 1709/10. Shortly after marrying, Nathan settled in Monomoit which was incorporated and renamed Chatham about the time he settled there. A notation in the Proprietors’ Book of Records of Chatham describes the boundaries of the property which he bought. Although no date is given, the entry was probably made in 1714: "laid out to Nathan Bassett a parcell of land to ye westward of ye Indian Meeting House, bounded east by ye land left for ye Indian Meeting House, north by ye highway to a tree marked on four sides, with N.B. cut in it; thence sets S.W. to ye pond next Harwich then by ye pond to a range set between ye pond to ye other pond, and then by it to ye first mentioned land, allowing a highway through between ye ponds" (Josiah Paine Manuscripts, p. 84, in the possession of the New England Historical Genealogical Society). This land lies on the Chatham-Harwich boundary south of Queen Anne Road near West Harwich. The ponds mentioned are now called Mill Pond and Ministers Pond. Nathan died in 1728, as his wife Mary was appointed administratrix of his estate 27 Nov. 1728 (Barnstable County Probates, vol. 4, p. 454). The estate was not settled until after the death of Mary. Her will, dated 5 Nov. 1741 and proved 6 May 1742, lists seven children (ibid., vol. 6, p. 224). [Robert Ray King, "The Family of Nathan Bassett of Chatham," NEHGR 125:7] He died before 27 Nov 1728 in Chatham, Barnstable, MA.
  5. [F5]. Samuel BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born about 1668. He died FEB 1760.
  6. [F6]. Nathaniel BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born about 1671 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He died before 1710.
  7. [F7]. Ruth BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born about 1673 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  8. [F8]. Dorcas BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born in 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. She died on 10 Jun 1707.
  9. [F9]. Hannah BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born about 1678 in Chatham, Barnstable, MA. She was married Joseph Covell on 1 Mar 1703 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA.
  10. [F10]. Joseph BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born in 1680. He died 6 JAN 1749-1750.
  11. [F11]. Sarah BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born about 1682 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
  12. [F12]. William BASSETT. (S4,S5). Born (about 1685)(about 1686) in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; son of Nathaniel BASSETT [F2] and Hannah. He married (1) Mary (Martha) GODFREY on 23 Feb 1710 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He married (2) Sarah JENKINS on 30 January (1722)(1723) in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
    WIFE (1): Martha GODFREY.
    Born about 1689, of Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. She married William BASSETT on 23 Feb 1710 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. She died about 1720 in Barnstable, Ma. (S3)

    CHILDREN of William BASSETT and Martha GODFREY: Moses BASSETT [F62].

    WIFE (2):Sarah JENKINS.
    Born 15 NOV 1693 at (Falmouth)(Barnstable-S6), Barnstable County, Massachusetts; daughter of John JENKINS and Mary PARKER. Sarah married William BASSETT on 30 Jan (1722)(1723) in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Sarah, b. 15 Nov 1693. Christened 8 Oct 1695, m. 30 Jan 1722/3 William Bassett Jr (son of Nathaniel and Dorcas (Joyce) Bassett). A Mrs. Sarah Bassett, (wife of William) died in Barnstable on 1 NOV 1746, age 55, and was buried in the Centerville Ancient Cemetery in Barnstable. (S5).

    CHILDREN of William BASSETT and Sarah JENKINS: William BASSETT [F61].
  13. [F13]. (daughter?). PARENTS? [There may have been another daughter named Hannah. See S4.].
  14. [F14]. Jane BASSETT. (S8,S14,S17, S25). Born (in 1622)(about 1634-S24)(in 1634-S25) in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.(S17); daughter of William BASSETT [F1] (and Elizabeth NEIL-S25). She married Thomas GILBERT (S25) of Taunton, Massachusetts about 1656. She died about 1700. (S25). Munsey-Hopkins (p. 67) lists a "probable" seventh child, a daughter Jane who married a Thomas Gilbert. This must be a simple error in which "Rossiter" was misread for "Bassett," as there was a Thomas Gilbert of Taunton who married Jane Rossiter.(S24).
  15. [F15]. William BASSETT. Born (in 1624-S24,S26)(in 1624-1625-S8)(about 1624-S24) in (Duxbury-S?) (Plymouth-S8,S24,S25), Plymouth County, Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT [F1] and Elizabeth NEIL. (S25). He was christened on 30 May 1624 at Dorking, Surrey, England. (S3) [See F83, who is given the same christening date.]. William was a Yeoman and inn-keeper. He resided in Duxbury and Sandwich, Massachusetts. He lived in Boston in 1630. He moved about (1650 according to Pope)(1651) to Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He married (1) Bridget CARY. He married (2) Mary RAINSFORD (RAYNESFORD) {S26}, daughter of Edward RAINSFORD, about 1652 in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. (S8,S14,S17,S25,S26). On 8 November 1666 William Bassett, blacksmith, of Bridgewater sold to John Sprague of Duxbury, husbandman, for £40 four lots of upland containing fourscore acres and five acres of meadow, with dwelling house, cowhouse, stable, barn, outhouse, orchard and garden; William Bassett acknowledged the deed on 7 November 1666, and on 5 November 1666 "Mary Bassett the wife of William Bassett Sr. ... of Bridgewater" consented to the sale [PCLR 3:66, with dates in the unlikely order as given]. On 2 June 1669 "William Bassett of Sandwich ... the eldest son and heir of William Bassett sometimes inhabitant of ... Bridgewater ... now deceased" confirmed to "Joseph Bassett of Bridgewater my youngest brother" land in Bridgewater granted him by his father in his lifetime but not legally confirmed [PCLR 3:140].(S24). He died (before 29 MAY-S8)(on 29 MAY-S17,S24,S25)(on 10 JUN-S3) 1670 in (Lynn, Essex County-S3)(Barnstable, Barnstable County)(Sandwich, Barnstable County-S8, S25), Barnstable, Massachusetts. [NEHGR 139:299].
    SPOUSE: Bridget CARY.
    SPOUSE: Mary RAINSFORD (RAINESFORD-S25). Born 17 JUN 1632 at Boston, Massachusetts; daughter of (Deacon) Edward RAINSFORD [F7458]. She married William BASSETT [F15] about 1652. (S24,S25). Mary married Sir James Pervical Jun 1671 in Sandwich, Mass.. Sir James was born about 1630 in England. He died in 1691 in Sandwich, Mass. She died 12 APR 1694 at Falmouth, Massachusetts.
    CHILDREN of William BASSETT [F15]: Nathan BASSETT [F22], Mary BASSETT [F20], (Col) William BASSETT [F21], Thomas BASSETT [F23], Sarah BASSETT [F24], Richard BASSETT [F25].
  16. [F16]. Elizabeth BASSETT. (S8,S13,S14,S17, S25). Born (about 1626-S24)(in 1626-S24,S25)(1624-1627-S17) in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; daughter of William BASSETT [F1] and Elizabeth NEIL. (S25). She married Thomas BURGESS, Jr. of Sandwich on 8 NOV 1648 in Sandwich, Massachusetts. (S24,S25). They were divorced on 10 JUN 1661. He moved to Newport, Rhode Island. She died (about 1667)(in 1670-S25) in Swansea, Massachusetts. [PCR 3:221].
  17. [F17]. Sarah BASSETT. Born (about 1628-S24)(about 1630)(in 1630-S24,S25) in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; daughter of William BASSETT [F1] and Elizabeth NEIL. She married (on 24 DEC 1646-S25)(in 1648)(by 6 MAR 1648-1649-S24) (in Duxbury, Massachusetts-S25) to Peregrine WHITE, of Marshfield, son of William WHITE, the first child born to the Pilgrims in NOV 1620 at Cape Cod Harbor. They had 7 children. She died (in 1710)(on 20 JAN 1711-1712-S17,S24,S25) in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. [PCR 2:183; MF 1:101-03]. (S8,S14,S17, S25).
  18. [F18]. Ruth BASSETT. Born (in 1632-S25)(about 1632-S17)(in 1633-S24)(about 1634-S24) (in Bridgewater, Massachusetts-S25); daughter of William BASSETT [F1] and Elizabeth NEIL. She married (1) John SPRAGUE Sr, son of Francis Sprague, in 1655 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. She married (2) (John?) Thomas of Marshfield. The first wife of John Thomas had died on 2 JAN 1682-1683. John Thomas died before 12 January 1691-1692. Ruth died (26 MAR 1676-S17,S24,S25)(in 1695). [TAG 41:178-81, citing PCR 6:109 for evidence of marriage]. {(S8,S14,S15,S17, S25}.
  19. [F19]. Joseph BASSETT. Born in (1629-S11)(about 1632-S24)(in 1635-S24,S25)(1637-S17) in (Plymouth)(Bridgewater-S25), Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT [F1] (and Elizabeth NEIL-S25). He settled with his father in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He married (1) Mary LAPHAM, daughter of Thomas LAPHAM and Mary TILDEN, (in 1658-S25)(about 1660-S24). On 2 June 1669 "William Bassett of Sandwich ... the eldest son and heir of William Bassett sometimes inhabitant of ... Bridgewater ... now deceased" confirmed to "Joseph Bassett of Bridgewater my youngest brother" land in Bridgewater granted him by his father in his lifetime but not legally confirmed [PCLR 3:140].(S24). He married (2) Martha HOBART on 16 OCT 1677 in Higham, Massachusetts. He died in (1712-S24)(1712-1713). [see NEHGR 115:85][NEHGR 121:200]. (S82,S13,S14,S17,S25).
  20. [F20]. Mary BASSETT. Born 21 NOV 1654; daughter of William BASSETT [F15] and Mary RAINSFORD (RAYNESFORD) . (S13).
  21. [F21]. (COL) William BASSETT. Born in 1656 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT, Jr. [F15] and Mary RAINSFORD. He married Rachel WILLISTON (WILLISON-S26) [1865] on 9 OCT 1675. He was marshal of Plymouth Colony at the time of the union with the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1710 he was one of the Judges of the Inferior Court. He was afterwards Register of Probate. He was an excellent penman, and wrote a very small, yet distinct and beautiful hand, easily read. The records show that he was a careful and correct man. He was the most distinguished Bassett in Massachusetts. He died 29 SEP 1721, at age 65, at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. SPOUSE: Rachel WILLISTON (WILKINSON). Born about 1655 in Taunton, Massachusetts; daughter of Thomas WILLISTON [F3730]. She died in 1682. CHILDREN of William BASSETT [F21] and Rachel WILLISTON: Mary BASSETT [F26], Nathan BASSETT [F27], Rachel BASSETT [F28], William BASSETT [F29], Jonathan BASSETT [F30], (dau.) BASSETT [F31]. {S8, S26}.
  22. [F22]. Nathan BASSETT. Born in (1667)(1677) in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Son of William BASSETT [F15] and Mary RAINSFORD (RAYNESFORD). He was a blacksmith. According to the Banks History of Martha's Vineyard, he resided originally in Sandwich and Falmouth Massachusetts. He was a blacksmith and in all deeds is called "gentleman". He married Mary HUCKINS on 2 OCT 1690 in Barnstable, Massachusetts. They moved to Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard about 1694. He established his residence on his purchase near Abel's hill. By occupation he ws a blacksmith, and he carried on his smithing in a shop near his house. Parson Homes said of him, "he was one that feared God and was peaceable and industrious," and this character he maintained throughout his long life. His public services were of a modest nature being chosen surveyor of highways in 1713, 1718-21,1724-6, 1736, and fence viewer on several occasions. He was an invalid for a long time, being a sufferer from palsy before his death which occurred Nov. 16, 1743, in the 77th year of his age. He was a man of large influence and a benefactor to the church of Chilmark donating to it a site for its location in 1724 on Abel's hill. His will January 31, 1740 was probated January 29, 1743 and the inventory of his estate showed property to the value of L256-18-8. It will be noted that husband and wife made their wills on the same day and died within eight days of each other, both being over three-score and ten years of age. [This last is untrue from the dates given, perhaps eight months was meant?]. He died on Nov 16 1743 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Mass. (S55).
    WIFE: Mary HUCKINS. Born on Apr 3 1673 in Barnstable, Mass.; daughter of John and Hope (Chipman) HUCKINS [daughter of Hope (Howland) Chipman, and granddaughter of John Howland of the Mayflower], of Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Mary was brought up in the family of her grandfather, Elder John CHIPMAN. The account of her religious experience which she wrote is a narrative of thrilling interest. She died on Nov 8 1743 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Mass. "An unusual Death's Head was carved for Mrs. Mary Bassett who died in 1743. Above the blank-eyed skull is an empty hourglass, also with wings, indicating that time had run out for Mrs. Bassett. Banks indicates that Mary Huckins Bassett was "a woman of strong intellect and deep religious character." He also says that she left a manuscript account of her experiences for the benefit of her children, but unfortunately it hasn't been found." June 18, 1976 Directory edition, Vineyard Gazette, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. (S55).
    They had eleven children. CHILDREN of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS: Samuel BASSETT [F117], William BASSETT [F118], Ruth BASSETT [F119], Cornelius BASSETT [F120], Mary BASSETT [F121], Elizabeth BASSETT [F122], Nathan BASSETT [F123], Barachiah BASSETT [F124], John BASSETT [F125], Hope BASSETT [F126], (child) BASSETT [?].
  23. [F23]. Thomas BASSETT. Son of William BASSETT [F15] and Mary RAINSFORD. {S8}.
  24. [F24]. Sarah BASSETT. Daughter of William BASSETT [F15] and Mary RAINSFORD. {S8}.
  25. [F25]. Richard BASSETT. Son of William BASSETT [F15] and Mary RAINSFORD. {S8}.
  26. [F26]. Mary BASSETT. Born 20 OCT 1676. Child of William BASSETT [F1864] and Rachel WILLISTON [F1865]:
  27. [F27]. unused
  28. [F28]. Rachel BASSETT. Born 25 OCT 1679.
  29. [F29]. William BASSETT. Born about 1680 (1681-S2,S26) at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; son of (Col.) William BASSETT [F21] and Rachel WILLISTON. (S26). He married Abigail BOURNE on 3 FEB 1709. (S26). He died 3 FEB 1744 at Sandwich or Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. WIFE: Abigail BOURNE. Born 22 JUL 1684 at Sandwich, Massachusetts; daughter of Elisha BOURNE and Patience SKIFF. She married William BASSETT [F21] on 3 FEB 1709. She died 15 FEB 1764 at Sandwich, Massachusetts. Children of William BASSETT [F21] and Abigail BOURNE: Jonathan BASSETT [F34], Elisha BASSETT [F35], Hannah BASSETT [F36], William BASSETT [F41].
  30. [F30]. Jonathan BASSETT. He married Mary. He died 13 DEC 1683, leaving one son, Jonathan.
  31. [F31]. (dau.) BASSETT. Daughter of (Col) William BASSETT [F21] and Rachel WILLISTON.
  32. [F32]. John BASSETT. (S32).
  33. [F33]. Walter BASSET. (S2,S7,S25). Born about 1549 in England. CHILDREN: William BASSETT [F40].
  34. [F34]. Jonathan BASSETT. Born 6 MAY 1721 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT [F29] and Abigail BOURNE. He married Mary FREEMAN on 10 NOV 1748 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He died 7 JUN 1772, and was buried at the Sandwich Old Burying Ground, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
    WIFE: Mary FREEMAN. Born in 1730 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; daughter of John FREEMAN [F934] and Deliverance LAWRENCE [F935]. She married 10 NOV 1748 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Jonathan BASSETT [F466]. CHILDREN of Jonathan BASSETT [F34] and Mary FREEMAN: Deliverance BASSETT [F37], Mary BASSETT [F38], Jonathan BASSETT [F39]. {S42}.
  35. [F35]. Elisha BASSETT. Son of William BASSETT [F29] and Abigail BOURNE. He moved to Dennis, Massachusetts, then a part of Yarmouth. He had three commissions, each signed by a different Royal Governor. He was a captain in the Provincial Militia. At the commencement of the Revolution, he was a zealous Whig and surrendered his commission, and was offered a captain’s commission in the Continental Army, but the circumstances of his family obliged him to decline it. He was the representative from Yarmouth at the Provincial Congress, which assembled at Cambridge and Watertown in 1774 and 1775.
  36. [F36]. Hannah BASSETT. Born on 18 Dec 1730; daughter of William BASSETT [F29] and Abigail BOURNE. . She married Isaac Smith on 23 Jan 1752 in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Isaac was born on 14 Nov 1727. He was the son of Shubael Smith and Mary Chipman.
  37. [F37]. Deliverance BASSETT. Born 14 APR 1751 at Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; daughter of Jonathan BASSETT [F34] and Mary FREEMAN. She married (1) Elisha HALL on 20 OCT 1768. She married (2) Isaac KNOWLES on 16 SEP 1775 in Eastham, Massachusetts. She died after 1820 at Troy, New York.
  38. [F38]. [F233]. Mary BASSETT. Born (26 AUG 1753)(20 MAR 1745) at (Barnstable)(Sandwich), Barnstable County, Massachusetts; daughter of Jonathan BASSETT [F34] and Mary FREEMAN. Since Jonathan Bassett and Mary Freeman were married in 1748 {S42}, she must have been born in 1753. Mary, a daughter of Jonathan Bassett and Mary, died on 2 AUG 1772 and was buried at the Sandwich Old Burying Ground, Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. [Is this the daughter of Jonathan Bassett and Mary Freeman, or a different Mary? This death date would preclude her being the Mary Bassett who married Barnabas HAMBLIN [F232].
  39. [F39]. Jonathan BASSETT. Son of Jonathan BASSETT [F34] and Mary FREEMAN He was named in his grandfather’s will.
  40. [F40]. William BASSETT. Born (about 1572-S25)(in 1572-S8) in Sandwich, Kent, England. {S8}. He married (1) Cecelia (LIGHT-S25)(LEIGHT-S25)(LECHT-, S8,S25)(LICHT) about 1595 in Sandwich, Kent, England. Apparently Cecelia died in Sandwich, before William moved to Leyden. A William Bassett was christened on 24 Oct 1600 at Stepney, London, England. (S8,S6,S13,S14,S17). This could have been in preparation for his departure to Leyden, a requirement for transport. It could also have been the christening of his son William BASSETT [F1], or another William BASSETT. [see F15, F83]. The Leyden, Holland record indicates that William Bassett came from Sandwich, England, a master mason (hodman-S24), widower of Cecelia LIGHT (LECHT). (S8,S14). (Incidentally, a hod man was a man who delivered bricks and mortar to a bricklayer in a V-shaped trough attached to the end of a pole and carried over the shoulder -- not a "master mason" as often reported-S24). William was also engaged to Mary Butler of Norwich, Norfolk, England on 19 MAR 1611, but she died before the publication of the third banns in Leiden. According to Buell B. Bassette, "One Bassett Family in America" (1926), 1, Margaret Butler was buried 9 Apr. 1611 "as the records of St. Peter's Church in Leyden show." (S24) The Leyden Schepeneboeken record books show: (S24) - Besset, Willem (Willem Bassett) of Sandwich in England, Hodman, widr. of Sisle Lecht (Cecily Light), ace. by Rogier Wilson (Roger Wilson) and Willem Bruystaert (William Brewster) his acq. betr. 19 Mar. 1611 by Mayeken Botler (Mary Butler) of Norwich in England, ace. by Anna Foller (Ann Fuller) and Roos Leyl (Rose Jennings nee Lisle) her acq. The bride died before the publication of the third bann (Sch.vol.A.fo.165v). - Basset, Willem (William Bassett) widr. of Sisle Lecht (Cecily Light) ace. by Rogier Wiltson (Roger Wilson) and Eduwaert Sodert (Edward Southworth) his acq. betr. 26 July 1611, mar. 12 Aug. 1611 to Margriete Odlum (Margaret Oldham) of England, ace. by Wybram Pantes (Wybran Pontus nee Hanson) and Elisabeth Neel (Elisabeth Buckram nee Neal) her acq. (Sch.vol.B..fo2). Abbreviations: - Sch. = Schepeneboeken = married before the town bailiffs - ace. = accompanied by - acq. = friends - betr = betrothed. Thus, he married (2) Margaret OLDHAM on (12)(13-S13) AUG 1611 in Leiden, Holland. (S13,S24). In 1611 a William Bassett, formerly of Sandwich in England, widower of Cecily Light, was twice betrothed at Leiden in Holland. His first bride-to-be died, but he succeeded the second time. Some have held that this was the man who came to Plymouth, but this seems unlikely given the ten-year gap before the arrival in Plymouth in 1621, and the lack of evidence for children of the Plymouth man born before that date, assuming that he had been married at least twice before. It is also possible that the William Bassett of Leiden in 1611 was the father of the immigrant to Plymouth in 1621, but there is no evidence directly favoring this hypothesis. (See discussion in Stratton 242-43.)(S24). He probably died in Leyden, Holland. However, he could have been the unmarried William BASSETT on the ship Fortune in 1621, if Margaret died first and if his son William emigrated later. WIFE (1): Cecelia LIGHT (LECHT-S8,S25) . Cecelia was born (in 1575-S2)(about 1583) in Sandwich, Kent, England. (S25). Apparently Cecelia died in Sandwich, before William moved to Leyden. Lydia died before 1608, probably in Sandwich, Kent, England. (S25). WIFE (2): Margaret OLDHAM. She married William BASSETT on (12 AUG 1611 in Leiden, Holland-S24). CHILDREN of William BASSETT [F40] and Cecelia LIGHT: William BASSETT [F1].
  41. [F41]. William BASSETT. (S26). Born in 1711; son of William BASSETT [F29] and Abigail BOURNE. He married Lydia SMITH. CHILDREN: Rufus BASSETT [F42].
  42. [F42]. Rufus BASSETT. (S26). Born in 1757; son of William BASSETT [F41] and Lydia SMITH. He married Jedidah HANDY. CHILDREN: Nymphas BASSETT [F43].
  43. [F43]. Nymphas BASSETT. (S26). Born in 1785; son of Rufus BASSETT [F42] and Jedidah HANDY. He married Thankful Ann BRUCE. CHILDREN: Oliver C. BASSETT [F44].
  44. [F44]. Oliver C. BASSETT. (S26). Born in 1824; son of Nymphas BASSETT [F43] and Thankful Ann BRUCE. He married Elizabeth MONRONEY. CHILDREN: Marshall BASSETT [F45].
  45. [F45]. Marshall BASSETT. (S26). Born in 1858; son of Oliver C. BASSETT [F44] and Elizabeth MONRONEY. He married Sonorah J. ISRAEL. CHILDREN: Ernest BASSETT [F46].
  46. [F46]. Ernest BASSETT. (S26). Born in 1883; son of Marshall BASSETT [F45] and Sonorah J. ISRAEL. He married Grace Lee BASS. CHILDREN: Ralph J. BASSETT [F47].
  47. [F47]. Ralph J. BASSETT. (S26). Born in 1912; son of Ernest BASSETT [F46] and Grace Lee BASS. He married Elizabeth Almeta BRICKLEY. CHILDREN: Roger Wayne BASSETT [F48].
  48. [F48]. Roger Wayne BASSETT. (S26). Son of Ralph J. BASSETT [F47] and Elizabeth Almeta BRICKLEY. He married Carol Ann Bruch JEFFREY. CHILDREN: Neil BASSETT [F49].
  49. [F49]. Neil BASSETT. (S26). Son of Roger Wayne BASSETT [F48] and Carol Ann Bruch JEFFREY. He married Ellan Patricia KORN. CHILDREN: ?.
  50. [F50]. John BASSETT. (S24). He married Hannah HOLMES in 1787.
  51. [F51]. Thomas BASSETT. (S24). He married Abby CHASE, daughter of John CHASE. CHILDREN: Angeline Stephens BASSETT [F52], Jesse Thomas BASSETT [F53], Avis BASSETT [F54], Samuel R. BASSETT [F55], Edward E. BASSETT [F56], Harriet Elizabeth BASSETT [F57], George W. BASSETT [F58], Albert BASSETT [F59].
  52. [F52]. Angeline Stephens BASSETT. Born in 1836; daughter of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. (S24). She married George BAILEY.
  53. [F53]. Jesse Thomas BASSETT. Born in 1838; son of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. (S24).
  54. [F54]. Avis BASSETT. Born in 1846; daughter of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. (S24).
  55. [F55]. Samuel R. BASSETT. Born in 1848; son of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. (S24).
  56. [F56]. Edward E. BASSETT. Born in 1552; son of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. He married Mary F. SWIFT. (S24).
  57. [F57]. Harriet Elizabeth BASSETT. Born in 1854; daughter of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. (S24).
  58. [F58]. George W. BASSETT. Born in 1857; son of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. (S24).
  59. [F59]. Albert BASSETT. Born in 1858; son of Thomas BASSETT [F51] and Abby CHASE. (S24).
  60. [F60]. William BASSETT. He married Abigail LEE in 1769. (S24).
  61. [F61]. William BASSETT. Born about 1723 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT [F12] and (Martha GODFREY-S?)(Sarah JENKINS-S?). He married Margaret MERRIFIELD (MERRYFIELD) on 18 MAY 1740 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. CHILDREN: Mary BASSETT [F63] {S?}.
  62. [F62]. Moses BASSETT. Born 4 NOV 1713 at Yarmouth,Barnstable,Massachusetts; Son of William BASSETT [F12] and Martha GODFREY. He married Lidiah COOKE on 8 JUL 1738 at Kingston,Plymouth,Massachusetts (S2). He died in 1806 at Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts. CHILDREN: Wealtha BASSETT [F64].
  63. [F63]. Mary BASSETT. Born about 1750; daughter of William BASSETT [F61] and Margaret MERRIFIELD. {S?}.
  64. [F64]. Wealthea BASSETT. Born on 4 JUL 1742 at Kingston,Plymouth,MA; daughter of Moses BASSETT [F62] and Lidiah COOK. MARRIAGE Simeon BRADFORD on 1 NOV 1765 at Kingston,Plymouth,MA She died on 25 OCT 1815 at Turner, Andrpscoggin, ME.
  65. [F65]. William BASSETT. Born 7 Nov 1648 of, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. William BASSETT married Mary BURT on 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. He died 29 Aug 1684 in New Haven, New Haven, Conn and was buried 28 Aug 1684 in New Haven, New Haven, Conn. (S38). WIFE: Mary BURT. Born 13 Apr 1635 in Harberton, Devonshire, England; daughter of Henry BURT and Eulalia MARCHE. She was christened on 13 Apr 1635 in Haberton, Devonshire, England. Mary married (1) William BASSETT on 1652 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. Mary married (2) William BROOKS on 18 Oct 1654 in , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. She died 31 Aug 1689 in Deerfield, Franklin, MA. CHILDREN of William BASSETT [F65] and Mary Burt: ?
  66. [F66]. John BASSETT. Born 17 May 1589 in Heyshott, Sussex, England; son of Robert BASSETT [F67]. He married Margery. He died 15 Feb 1652 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut and was buried 15 Feb 1653 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. (S38). WIFE: Margery. Born about 1590 in of, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut. She died 1653/1654 in Stanford, Fairfield, Connecticut and was buried Jun 1653/1656 in Stamford, Fairfield, Ct. Margery married John Bassett. CHILDREN of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery: Robert Bassett [F68], Maria Bassett [F69], Anna Bassett [F70], William Bassett [F71], Sarah Bassett. [F72], Samuel Bassett. [F73], Maria Bassett. [F74], Elizabeth Bassett. [F75], William Bassett [F65].
  67. [F67]. Robert BASSETT. CHILDREN: John BASSETT [F66]. (S38).
  68. [F68]. Robert Bassett [F68]. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery (S38).
  69. [F69]. Maria BASSETT. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery (S38).
  70. [F70]. Anna BASSETT. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery (S38).
  71. [F71]. William BASSETT. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery (S38).
  72. [F72]. Sarah BASSETT. Born 1623 in of, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut and was christened in of, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery (S38).
  73. [F73]. Samuel BASSETT. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery (S38).
  74. [F74]. Maria BASSETT. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery (S38).
  75. [F75]. Elizabeth BASSETT. CHILD of John BASSETT [F66] and Margery. (S38).
  76. [F76]. Joseph BASSETT. Born in 1717 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA. Joseph married Ellis (Alice) SPRAGUE, daughter of William (Capt.) SPRAGUE and Alice Ellis (Ales) BROWN, on 7 Jan 1740-1741 in Smithfield, Providence Co., Rhode Island. Ellis was born 29 Oct 1721 in Smithfield, Providence Co., RI. Ellis resided in Glocester, Providence Co., RI. She died 3 Feb 1766 in Gloucester, Essex Co., MA. Joseph died 1795 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA. CHILDREN of Joseph BASSETT [F76] and Ellis SPRAGUE: Alice BASSETT [F77], Mercy BASSETT [F78], Joseph BASSETT [F79]. (S39)
  77. [F77]. Alice BASSETT. Born 24 OCT 1744 in Glocester, Providence Co., Rhode Island; daughter of Joseph BASSETT [F76] and Ellis SPRAGUE. Alice married Nehemiah SPRAGUE, son of Nehemiah SPRAGUE and Mary (Mercy) BROWN, on 26 May 1770 in Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island. Nehemiah was born 3 20 Jan 1748/1749 in Smithfield Twp., Providence Co., RI.. He died 4 11 Jun 1796 in Smithfield Twp., Providence Co., RI. and was buried 1796 in Possibly Smithfield, Providence Co., RI.. Nehemiah was counted in a census 5 1790 in Smithfield Twp., Providence Co., RI.. He signed a will 16 Aug 1794 in Written. He signed a will 13 Sep 1796 in Proved (Smithfield Wills). (S39).
  78. [F78]. Mercy BASSETT. Born 25 OCT 1744 in Glocester, Providence Co., RI.; daughter of Joseph BASSETT [F76] and Ellis SPRAGUE. Mercy married Elias SPRAGUE, son of Nehemiah SPRAGUE and Mary (Mercy) BROWN, on 8 May 1764 in Rhode Island. Elias was born 1744 in Smithfield, Providence Co., RI. He died 1799 in Douglas, Worcester Co., MA. She died 5 Nov 1835 in Lynn, Essex Co., MA. (S39).
  79. [F79]. Joseph BASSETT. Born 26 Mar 1752 in Smithfield, Providence Co., RI.; son of Joseph BASSETT [F76] and Ellis SPRAGUE. He died 26 Jul 1836 in Uxbridge, Worcester Co., MA. (S39).
  80. [F80]. Penuel Bassett of Connecticut & Rhode Island (b. 1796 Connecticut). (S40).
  81. [F81]. Kezia BASSETT. In a liaison with Levi Aldrich of Smithfield, in the County of Providence, State of Rhode Island &tc, yeoman; she had a son, Amasa Aldrich. In the will of Levi Aldrich, dated 29 MAR 1799, he grants: "I give and bequeath to my reputed son Amasa Aldrich was born of the body of Kezia Bassett all the remainder of my real estate and also the remainder of said wife's thirds to herever. She shall acquit said right as aforesaid to him his heirs & assigns forever on condition hereafter specified, and my will is that all my personal estate that I have not given away be appropriated to pay my funeral charges and my just debts and my will further is that the residue of my debts be paid by the aforesaid Amasa Aldrich in confirmation of the real estate I have given him and my will further is that in case the said Amasa Aldrich should die without lawful issue then my will is that all the real estate I have given him shold be equally divided between my two brothers Nathan Aldrich and Reuben Aldrich to them their heirs & assigns forever." (S41).
  82. [F82]. Roger BASSETT. Born between 1595 and 1600 in England. He married Ann HOLLAND on 27 APR 1623 at St. Martin's, Dorking, Surrey, England. Little is known of Roger Bassett, born in England and who died there probably within 10 years of his marriage (more likely his death followed his marriage by only a few years). DEATH: BEF. 1633, possibly Dorking, Surrey, England He left a widow and at least one child, son William. His widow remarried after his death to Hugh Burt and immigrated with him to New England, taking son William Bassett with them. CHILDREN: (Captain) William BASSETT [F83].
  83. [F83]. (CPT) William BASSETT. Christened on 30 MAY 1624, Dorking, Surrey, England; son of Roger BASSETT [F82] and Ann HOLLAND. [See F15, who is given the same christening date.] At age 11 he came to America in 1635 on the ship Abigail with his mother and step-father, Hugh Burt, and lived in Lynn, MA as early as 1640. He was a farmer. He married his stepsister, Sarah BURT, daughter of his mother Anna (Holland) and her second husband, Hugh Burt, in 1646 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. William was an ensign in the company of Capt. Joseph Gardner of Salem in the Indian War and was in the "swamp fight." For his services in this capacity he was awarded by the General Court a grant of three acres 128 poles of land. In Lynn and Essex County records he was called "Quartermaster." He served many times on the jury for trials in the Quarterly Court, was a constable of Lynn, a selectman, and was among those citizens who signed for the purchase of land from the Indians in 1686. He was the Capt. William Bassett who was at a council of war with Maj. Benjamin Church at Scarborough, ME 11 Nov. 1689. His will is dated 10 Feb. 1701. He died on 31 MAR 1703 at Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts. His will was proved on 22 May 1703. His wife survived him. (S44). Will of William Bassett, proved and allowed May 22, 1703: "In the name of God Everlasting Amen: I William Bassett Senr. of Lyn in ye County of Esex in Newengland being of good & perfect memory & Rationally Disposed And having attained to ye years of a good old age & being very sensable of ye decay of nature & ye many Distempers & Infirmities that do attend my outward (mein? man?) not knowing how soone my great & last chang may come have therefore taken this opportunity to settle ye affaires of my family & so leave this as my last will and testament. Impr: as for my precious mortall soul I freely resign it to him that gave it & to my Redeemer Jesus Christ which by his precious blood hath ransome my soul from Death. as for my body which is fraile I comend it to ye dust willing a decent Interment thereof suitable to my Rank & quality. Although worms my skin destroy yet in my flesh I shal see God-Amen. As for the disposall of my outward Estate which God of his Goodness hath given mee - my will is that after my funerall charges & lawfull debts bee paid I bequeathe to my deare & loving wife who hath bin carefull of mee & industrious in her place for ye procurement of what outward Estate I have I bequeath unto her the Improvement of my whole Estate during her naturall life and all the moveable estate in my house which is mine to be at her disposall - as shee shall see cause: Item: I give to my eldest son willm Bassett all ye housing land meddowes marshes and movables within ye bounds of Lyn township or Elsewhere to bee at his absolut disposall: further it is to bee under stood that my son willm Bassett is to pay out of such Estate all such Legasies as I shall give to ye rest of my children as followeth: Item: I give to my son John Bassett five pounds in mony: Item: I give to my son Elisha Bassett fivetie shillings in mony: Item: I give to my son Samuel Bassett fivetie shillings in mony: Item I give to my daughter Elizebeth Bassett allias Richards forty shillings in mony: Item: I give to my daughter Sarah Elwell fortie shillings in mony: Ittem: I give to my daughter Merriam Sandy fortie shillings in mony: Ittem I give to my daughter Mary Ruck fortie shillings in mony: Ittem I give to my daughter Rachel Silsbe fortie shillings in mony: Ittem I give to my daughter Rebeckah Bassett fortie shillings in mony: Ittem I give to my daughter Hannah Lille fortie shillings in mony--and if any of ye above named Children Except my son Willm should dye then to be divided Equaly amongst them all. It is to be understood that these legasies are to be paid within a one yeare after my disease and my wives and my will is that neither str? nor waste be made But to the end foresaid. Ittom my will is that my son William Bassett bee sole Executtor to this my last will and testament. Heare unto I have sett to my hand and seale this tenth day of february in the yeare of our 1701. Sighned William Bassett with a seale---Wittnessed by Before sighning it is to be understood that my son William Bassett is to have my whole Estate as is above mentioned to him & his heirs for ever." Witnesses: Samuel Johnson, Lois Rogers, Ezekiel Rogers. CHILDREN of (CPT) William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT: William BASSETT [F84], Elisha BASSETT [F85], Elizabeth BASSETT [F86], Sarah BASSETT [F87], John BASSETT [F88], Miriam BASSETT [F89], Mary BASSETT [F90], Hannah BASSETT [F91], Rebecca BASSETT [F92], Samuel BASSETT [F93], Rachel BASSETT [F94]
    NOTE: compare F83 and F84 carefully. Obviously, two families are being mixed together here.
  84. [F84]. William BASSETT , Jr. Born about 1647 in Lynn, Massachusetts; Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT. He married Sarah HOOD; daughter of Richard Hood on 25 OCT 1675. Succeeded to the family estate. Sarah was the same person spoken of under date 1692, as having been imprisoned for witchcraft. He also had a daughter Elizabeth, who married John Proctor, of Danvers, who was executed for witchcraft. She was condemned, but pardoned. She had a second husband, named Richards. His children, besides those named, were Sarah, who married Thomas Elwell, of Gloucester, in 1675, and in 1701 lived in Salem county, N. J.; Rebecca; John, born in 1653; Miriam, b. 1655; Mary, b. 1657, who was also imprisoned for witchcraft, in 1692; Hannah, b. 1660, who married John Lilley, of Woburn; Samuel, b. 1664; and Rachel, b. 1666, who married Ephraim Silsbee. CHILDREN of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah HOOD: Elizabeth BASSETT [F95], Sarah BASSETT [F96], Rebecca BASSETT [F97], John BASSETT [F98], Miriam BASSETT [F99],
  85. Samuel BASSETT (?-?) [F152] son of Samuel BASSETT [F117]Mary BASSETT [F100], Hannah BASSETT [F101], Samuel BASSETT [F102], Rachel BASSETT [F103].
  86. [F85]. Elisha BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT. He married Elizabeth.
  87. [F86]. Elizabeth BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  88. [F87]. Sarah BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  89. [F88]. John BASSETT. Born in NOV 1653 at Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT. He married MARY. John Bassett was a cooper and shoreman and lived in Marblehead, MA. He died in the winter of 1736-37, on 9 FEB 1737 at Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts. His will was dated 16 Jan. 1735 and proved 9 Feb. 1736. He was a Quaker. (S51). CHILDREN (There are no births of children recorded to him and Mary at Lynn, MA, so presumably, they were all born at Marblehead.): John BASSETT , Jr [F105], William BASSETT [F106], Michael BASSETT [F107], Sarah BASSETT [F108], Merriam BASSETT [F109], Deborah BASSETT [F110], Abigail BASSETT [F111], Hannah BASSETT [F112].
  90. [F89]. Miriam BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  91. [F90]. Mary BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  92. [F91]. Hannah BASSETT . Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  93. [F92]. Rebecca BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  94. [F93]. Samuel BASSETT . Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  95. [F94]. Rachel BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F83] and Sarah BURT.
  96. [F95]. Elizabeth BASSETT [F95]. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  97. [F96].Sarah BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  98. [F97]. Rebecca BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  99. [F98]. John BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  100. [F99]. Miriam BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  101. [F100]. Mary BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  102. [F101]. Hannah BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  103. [F102]. Samuel BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  104. [F103]. Rachel BASSETT. Child of William BASSETT [F84] and Sarah HOOD.
  105. [F104]. (?) BASSETT. Witness to a deed. HOPKINTON, RI DEEDS: EBENEZER LAMB of Hopkington, County Washington, State of Rhode Island & Providence Plt, yeoman for 90 pounds sold to ASA TANNER of Hopkinton bounded by heirs of AMOS LEWIS, deceased, DANIEL CRUMB, GEORGE THURSTON, the whole of the lands the widow SARAH HILL had used. Signed EBEN LAMB 3 October 179? Wit PALMER, BASSETT., JOSIAH WITTER justice of the Peace. Recorded October 5, 179? By CALEB POTTER, clerk. (Hopkinton Deeds Vol. 4 p. 735 LDS film 0931562). (S42).
  106. [F105]. John BASSETT , Jr. Child of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary.
  107. [F106]. William BASSETT. Born on 2 OCT 1678 at Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts; son of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary. A shoreman who lived in Marblehead. He married MARY before 1724 (No record of marriage in Lynn or Marblehead VRs.). DEATH: BEF. MAY 1737, Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts. CHILDREN: William BASSETT [F113], John BASSETT [F114], John BASSETT [F115].
  108. [F107]. Michael BASSETT . Child of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary.
  109. [F108]. Sarah BASSETT. Child of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary.
  110. [F109]. Merriam BASSETT. Child of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary.
  111. [F110]. Deborah BASSETT . Child of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary.
  112. [F111]. Abigail BASSETT . Child of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary.
  113. [F112]. Hannah BASSETT. Child of John BASSETT [F88] and Mary.
  114. [F113]. William BASSETT , Jr.. Born before 6 SEP 1724, Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts; son of William BASSETT [F106] and Mary.
  115. [F114]. John BASSETT BIRTH: BEF. 20 NOV 1726, Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts [41996] DEATH: BEF. 9 MAR 1729, Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts [41997]
  116. [F115]. John BASSETT. BIRTH: BEF. 9 MAR 1729, Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts [40958] DEATH: Marblehead, Essex Co., Massachusetts?
  117. [F116]. William BASSETT. He married Ann MAYHEW, daughter of (LT) Matthew MAYHEW and Anna NEWCOMB. Ann died on 25 SEP 1780.
  118. [F117]. Samuel BASSETT. Born on 4 FEB 1693 in Sandwich, Massachusetts; son of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. He died about Dec 1770 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Mass. (S60). CHILDREN of Samuel BASSETT [F117]: Liddy BASSETT [F150], Sarah BASSETT [F151], Samuel BASSETT [F152], Martha BASSETT [F153], Cornelis BASSETT [F154].
  119. [F118]. William BASSETT was born on 17 December 1702 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts; son of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. He was a Blacksmith. {S8}.
  120. [F119]. Ruth BASSETT. Daughter of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. {S8}.
  121. [F120]. Cornelius BASSETT. Son of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS.
  122. [F121]. Mary BASSETT. CHILD of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. (S13).
  123. [F122]. Elizabeth BASSETT. CHILD of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. (S13).
  124. [F123]. Nathan BASSETT. CHILD of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. Nathan graduated from Harvard in 1719 and settled in Charleston, SC. {S8}.
  125. [F124]. Barachiah BASSETT. CHILD of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS.
  126. [F125]. John BASSETT. CHILD of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. (S13).
  127. [F126]. Hope BASSETT. CHILD of Nathan BASSET [F22] and Mary HUCKINS. (S13).
  128. [F127]. Samuel BASSETT. He married Martha PEASE. CHILDREN: Cornelius BASSETT [F128].
  129. [F128]. (COL) Cornelius BASSETT. Born in 1722 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts; son of Samuel BASSETT [F127] and Martha PEASE. He married Lydia NORTON in 1746. He died on Oct 1 1778 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Mass. Children were: Ebenezer BASSETT [F129].
  130. [F129]. Ebenezer BASSETT. Born in 1751-1752; son of (COL) Cornelius BASSETT [F128] and Lydia NORTON. Ebenezer Bassett, in 1776, served in the sea-coast defense of Marthas Vineyard. In 1799 he removed to Easton, Washington County, New York. He married Abigail ADAMS on May 21 1780. Children were: Sarah Adams BASSETT [F130].
  131. [F130]. Sarah Adams BASSETT. Born on 7 MAY 1787 in Chilmark, Martha's Vinyard, Massachusetts; daughter of Ebenezer BASSETT [F129] and Abigail ADAMS. She married Reuben COFFIN in 1808. She died on Jan 1 1888 in Lysander, New York. Children were: Hepzibah COFFIN, Harriet B. COFFIN, Alexander M. COFFIN, Mary COFFIN. {S8}.
  132. [F131]. Osmond de CENTVILLE. Born about 960. He was of Quilly-Basset, in Normandy. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Osmond de CENTVILLE [F131]: Fouque de Aulney BASSETT [F132].
  133. [F132]. Fouque (Fulco) de Aulney BASSETT. Born about 1005, of Quilly-Basset, Normandy; son of Osmond de CENTVILLE [F131]. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Fouque de Aulney BASSETT [F132]: Thurstine (Thurston) de BASSETT [F133].
  134. [F133]. Thurstine (Thurston) de BASSETT. Born about 1050, lived in Quilly-Basset, Normandy; son of Fouque de Aulney BASSETT [F132]. Thurstine de Bassett was Grand Falconer to the William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. His family stems from Quilly-Basset, Normandy. Thurstine de Bassett built Beaupre Castle near Cambridge in Glamorgan, Wales, soon after the Conquest (S8, S13,S57, F59). CHILDREN of Thurstine de BASSETT [F133]: Ralph BASSETT [F134].
  135. [F134]. Ralph BASSETT. Born about 1076, lived in Drayton, Staffordshire, England; son of Thurstine de BASSETT [F133]. Ralph married Alice about 1101 in Drayton Basset, Staffordshire, England. Alice was born about 1080 in Weldon, Northamptonshire, England. Ralph was Lord Chief Justice of England under King Henry I. He died in 1120 in Abbey Adington, Berkshire, England . (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Ralph BASSETT [F134] and Alice: Richard BASSETT [F135], Thurstine BASSETT [F136], Thomas BASSETT [F137].
  136. [F135]. Richard BASSETT. Born about 1102 in Drayton Basset, Staffordshire, England; son of Ralph BASSETT [F134] and Alice. Richard married Matilda de Ridel about 1126 in Newbold, Nottinghamshire, England. Matilda was born about 1097 in Witering, Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of Geoffrey de Ridel and Geva D'Avranches. She died in 1139 . He died in 1144. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Richard BASSETT [F135] and Matilda de RIDEL: Ralph BASSETT [F138].
  137. [F136]. Thurstine BASSETT. Born about 1106, lived in Colston, Nottinghamshire, England; son of Ralph BASSETT [F134] and Alice. Thurstine married Eustacia about 1131 while living in Colston, Nottinghamshire, England. Eustacia was born about 1111, lived in Colston, Nottinghamshire, England. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Thurstine BASSETT [F136] and Eustacia: Richard BASSETT [F139].
  138. [F137]. Thomas BASSETT. Born about 1099, lived in Colston, Nottinghamshire, England; son of Ralph BASSETT [F134] and Alice. Thomas married Alice de Dunstanville about 1139 while living in Colston, Nottinghamshire, England. Alice was born about 1118, lived in Castle, Combe, Wiltshire, England. She is the daughter of Alan Reginald de Dunstanville. He died about 1182 in Hedington, Oxford, England (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Thomas BASSETT [F137] and Alice de DUNSTANVILLE: Alan BASSETT [F140].
  139. [F138]. Ralph BASSETT. Born about 1131 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England; son of Richard BASSETT [F135] and Matilda de RIDEL. Ralph married Alice about 1154 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England. Alice was born about 1135 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Ralph BASSETT [F138] and Alice: Ralph BASSETT [F141].
  140. [F139]. Richard BASSETT. Born about 1132, lived in Wallingford, Berkshire, England; son of Thurstine BASSETT [F136] and Eustacia. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Richard BASSETT [F139]: Thurston BASSETT [F142].
  141. [F140]. Alan BASSETT. Born about 1155 in Headington, Oxfordshire, England; son of Thomas BASSETT [F137] and Alice de DUNSTANVILLE. Alan married Aline de Gay about 1180 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Aline was born about 1159 in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. He died in 1233. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Alan BASSETT [F140] and unknown: Alvia BASSETT [F143].
  142. [F141]. Ralph BASSETT. Born about 1160 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England; son of Ralph BASSETT [F138] and Alice. Ralph married Isabell about 1185 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England. Isabell was born about 1165 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Ralph BASSETT [F141] and Isabell: Ralph BASSETT [F144].
  143. [F142]. Thurstine (Thurston) BASSETT. Born about 1156, lived in Wallingford, Berkshire, England; son of Richard BASSETT [F139]. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Thurstine BASSETT [F142]: Isabell BASSETT [F145].
  144. [F143]. Alvia BASSETT. Born about 1184, lived in Wicombe, Buckhamshire, England; daughter of Alan BASSETT [F140] and unknown. Aliva married Richard Talbot. Richard was born about 1180, lived in Hereford, Herefordshire, England. He is the son of Gilbert de Talbot. (S57).
  145. [F144]. Ralph BASSETT. Born about 1189 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England; son of Ralph BASSETT [F141] and Isabell. He died about 1254-1261 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Ralph BASSETT [F144]: Ralph BASSETT [F146].
  146. [F145]. Isabel BASSETT. Born about 1166 in Chapham, Bedfordshire, England; daughter of Thurstine BASSETT [F142]. Isabel married Robert Mauduit about 1190 while living in Hanslape, Buckinghamshire, England. Robert was born about 1172, lived in Hanslape, Buckinghamshire, England. He was the son of Willaim Mauduit and Isabel Saint Liz. He died Jun 1221/1222 . Isabel died in 1224. (S57).
  147. [F146]. Ralph BASSETT. Born in 1215 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England; son of Ralph BASSETT [F145]. Ralph married Margaret de SOMERY about 1245 in Daudley, Worcestershire, England. Margaret was born about 1229 in Dudley, Worcestershire, England. She was the daughter of Baron Roger Dudley de Somery and Nicole (Nichole) d'Albiny (de Auvigny). She died on 18 Jun 1293. He was killed on 4 Aug 1265 at Evesham, Worcestershire, England. (S57, S59). CHILDREN of Ralph BASSETT [F146] and Margaret de SOMERY: Maud BASSETT [F147], Ralph BASSETT [F148].
  148. [F147]. Maud BASSETT. Born about 1264 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England; daughter of Ralph BASSETT [F146] and Margaret de SOMERY. Maud married John de Grey about 1289 in Drayton, Staffordshire, England. John was born in 1268 in Wilton, Herefordshire, England. He was the son of Reynold de Grey and Maud de Longchamp. He died on 28 Oct 1323 . (S57, S59).
  149. [F148]. Ralph BASSETT. Lord Basset of Drayton. Son of Ralph BASSET [F146] and Margaret de SOMERY. He married Hawise. He died 21 DEC 1299 at Dreyton. (S57). CHILDREN of Ralph BASSETT [F148] and Hawise: Margaret BASSETT [F149].
  150. [F149]. Margaret BASSETT. Daughter of Ralph BASSETT [F148] and Hawise. She married Edmund Stafford.
  151. [F150]. Liddy BASSETT. Daughter of Samuel BASSETT [F117]. She married Jonas SAWYER. (S60).
  152. [F151]. Sarah BASSETT. Daughter of Samuel BASSETT [F117]. (S60).
  153. [F152]. Samuel BASSETT. Son of Samuel BASSETT [F117]. (S60).
  154. [F153]. Martha BASSETT. Daughter of Samuel BASSETT [F117]. She married Jonas SAWYER. (S60).
  155. [F154]. (COL) Cornelius BASSETT. Son of Samuel BASSETT [F117]. He married Betsey SAWYER. (S60).


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[12] http://www.weymouthtech.com/Genealogy/ps36/ps36_068.htm Name Elizabeth Spouses: 1 William BASSETT Birth abt 1595 Death abt 1667, Bridgewater, MA Children: Nathaniel (1628-1709) Ruth (1632-1695) Sarah (-1710) Notes for William (Spouse 1) Some records have John married to Margaret OLDHAM. 657William Basset, one of the forefathers, came over in the ship Fortune in 1621; settled first in Plymouth, then in Duxbury, and finally in Bridgewater - of which town he was an original proprietor. He died there in 1667. He was comparatively wealthy, being a large landholder, only four in Plymouth paying a higher tax in the year 1633. He had a large library, from which is to be inferred that he was an educated man. William came on the Ship Fortune; resided at Duxbury and Bridgewater, Mass.; was a gunsmith and metal worker. The Bassett family in Sandwich, England is Huguenot per Barber's "British Family Names"{-"The Trail of the Huguenots...," G. Elmore Reaman (Toronto: Thomas Allen Ltd., 1963, p.263)} William is of the Sandwich, England and Bethnal Green, Middlesex line.{-"Saints and Strangers", G.F.Williston, and "The Pilgrim Reader".} The surname appears in 1066--Thurstine de Bassett was Grand Falconer to the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. The name is thereafter notable in England - in the Domesday Book as well as the Battle Abbey Roll. Thurstine built Beaupre Castle near Cambridge in Glamorgan, Wales, soon after the Conquest, and his son Ralph was Lord Chief Justice of England under King Henry I. Another Bassett castle is at Tehidy Park in Camborne, Cornwall; this line had large incomes from mining. Two Bassetts were among the King's counsellors at the signing of the Magna Charta. The Leyden, Holland record indicates that "Pioneer" William Bassett came from Sandwich, England, a master mason, widower of Cecelia Light. William was Representative, 1640-44; with Gov. Bradford and others he joined in the purchase of Dartmouth and moved to Bridgewater, Mass. in 1652. Arriving in 1621, he was one of the "purchasers", first in Plymouth with his wife, Elizabeth, and son, William, and daughter, Elizabeth, and took part in the division of cattle in 1627; then resided at Duxbury; then was among the first settlers and a proprietor of Bridgewater. "Pioneer" William Bassett was baptised at Stepney, 24 Oct 1600, per Charles Edward Banks, "The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers" (Balt.:Gen.Pub.Co., 1971), p.106, who also states that he arrived in America never married and married there before the land division of 1623! "The Mayflower Planters" (Balt.: Gen.Pub.Co.) lists William who arrived on the Fortune in 1621 as married to Margaret Oldham and settled in Duxbury, an "iron monger from Bethnal, Co. Middlesex," whose father is John Bassett. Also see the "Genealogical Notes of Barnstable Families." (Note: Mary and Elizabeth are often the same name - Mary Oldham may be Elizabeth Bassett.) Cf. "Plymouth Colony," Eugene Stratton, pp. 242-3; "One Bassett Family in America," Buell Burdett Bassette (New Britain, Conn.: 1926), pp. 1-10. Last Modified 18 Oct 2000 Created 22 Dec 2002 by EasyTree for Windows *~*~*~* [S42]. 1. Walter Bassett - was born about 1575 in Sandwich, Kent, England and died on 5 Apr 1667 in Bridgewater, MA . Walter married Cecelia Lecht. Cecelia was born about 1560. She died about 1606 in Sandwich, Kent, England . Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. William Bassett I was born on 21 Oct 1600 in Bethnal Green, England and died in 1667 in Bridgewater, Mass. . See #2. below. ----- Second Generation ----- 2. William Bassett I - was born on 21 Oct 1600 in Bethnal Green, England and died in 1667 in Bridgewater, Mass. . He was the son of Walter Bassett and Cecelia Lecht. William married Elizabeth (Mary) Tilden in 1622. Elizabeth was born about 1603 in Tenterden, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Tilden and Lydia "Lucy" Huckstep. She died about 1667 . Elizabeth - came to New England on the "Fortune" in 1621. William - occupation: gunsmith / worker in metals - came over on the ship Fortune in 1621 - settled first in Plymouth, then in Duxbury and finally in Bridgewater, Mass. - of which town he was an original proprietor. He was a large landowner - with only four in Plymouth paying a higher tax in 1633. He had a large library of books. His name is on the earliest list of freemen in 1633. He was a volunteer for the Pequod War in 1637 and on the committee to lay out the town of Duxbury. Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. Deacon William Bassett II was born in 1624 in Plymouth, Mass. and died on 16 Aug 1670 in Sandwich, MA . See #3. below. ii. Elizabeth Bassett was born about 1626 in Plymouth, Mass.. Elizabeth - married Thomas Burgess, Jr. of Sandwich in 1648 - was divorced June 10, 1661. - He moved to Rhode Island an married a Lydia. iii. Nathaniel Bassett was born in 1628 in Plymouth, Mass. and died on 16 Jan 1709/1710 . Nathaniel - married 1) Mary or Dorcas Joyce a daughter of John Joyce of Yarmouth. 2) a Hannah in 1709. He had 9 children On the 2nd of March, 1651/2, Nathaniell Bassett and Joseph Prior, for disturbing the church of Duxburron on the Lord's day, were sentenced each of them to pay a fine of twenty shillings or to be bound to a post for the space of two hours, in some public place, with a paper on their heads on which their capitol crime would be written. iv. Sarah Bassett was born about 1630 in Plymouth, Mass.. Sarah - married Peregrine White in 1648. Peregrine was the first born of the English at Cape Cod Harbor in Nov 1620. v. Ruth Bassett Ruth - married John Spraque in 1655. vi. Jane Bassett vii. Joseph Bassett died in 1712 in Bridgewater, Mass. . Joseph - settled with his father in Bridgewater - married Martha Hobart in 1677. ----- Third Generation ----- 3. Deacon William Bassett II - was born in 1624 in Plymouth, Mass. and died on 16 Aug 1670 in Sandwich, MA . He was the son of William Bassett I and Elizabeth (Mary) Tilden. Deacon William married Mary Rainsford in 1652. Mary was born on 1 Jun 1632 in Boston, Mass.. She was the daughter of Deacon Edward Rainsford. She died on 12 Apr 1694 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass. . Deacon William - occupation: yeoman/innkeeper - lived in Boston in 1630. Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. Mary Bassett was born on 21 Nov 1654 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass and died about 1682 . Mary - married John Redding 22 Aug. 1676 ii. Colonel William Bassett III was born in 1656 in Sandwich, Mass. and died on 29 Sep 1721 in Sandwich, Mass. . See #4. below. iii. Nathan Bassett was born in 1657 and died before 29 Jan 1743 . Nathan - married Mary Huckins (moved to Chilmark,MA). iv. Sarah Bassett was born in 1662 and died in 1690 . Sarah - married Thomas Lewis of Falmouth. ----- Fourth Generation ----- 4. Colonel William Bassett III - was born in 1656 in Sandwich, Mass. and died on 29 Sep 1721 in Sandwich, Mass. . He was the son of Deacon William Bassett II and Mary Rainsford. Colonel William married Rachel Williston on 9 Oct 1675. Rachel was born about 1655 in Tauton, MA. She was the daughter of Thomas Williston. She died in 1682 . Colonel William - was Marshall of Plymouth Colony at the time of the Union with Mass. and a judge of the Inferior Court in 1710. He was an excellent penman, and wrote in a very small, yet distinct and beautiful hand. Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. Mary Bassett was born on 20 Oct 1676. Mary married Nathan Bourne in 1697/1698. Nathan was born on 31 Aug 1676 in Sandwich, Mass.. He was the son of Elisha Bourne and Patience Skiffe. He died in 1749 in Sandwich, Mass . See Bourne family for children. ii. Nathan Bassett was born in 1677. Nathan - married Mary Huckins - 1690 - and moved to Chilmark where they had 11 children. - His son Nathan graduated from Harvard in 1719. Mary was the of John Huckins of Barnstable and was brought up in the family of Elder John Chipman iii. Rachel Bassett was born on 25 Oct 1679. iv. William Bassett IV was born in 1681 in Sandwich, MA and died about 1732 . See #5. below. v. Jonathan (1) Bassett was born in 1682 in Sandwich, MA and died on 13 Dec 1683 in Sandwich, MA . vi. Jonathan Bassett was born on 31 Dec 1683 and died about 1710 . Jonathan - married a Mary and had one son, Jonathan. ----- Fifth Generation ----- 5. William Bassett IV - was born in 1681 in Sandwich, MA and died about 1732 . He was the son of Colonel William Bassett III and Rachel Williston. William married Abigail Bourne on 3 Feb 1708/1709 in Sandwich, Mass. Abigail was born on 22 Jul 1684 in Sandwich, Mass.. She was the daughter of Elisha Bourne and Patience Skiffe. She died Jan 1764 in Sandwich, Mass. . Children: (Quick Family Chart) i. Mary Bassett was born on 24 Dec 1709. Mary - married Eliakim Tupper, Jr. in 1734. ii. William Bassett V was born on 23 Nov 1711 and died on 14 Feb 1791 in Rochester, Mass. . William - married Lydia Smith in 1734. iii. Elisha Bassett was born on 15 Feb 1713/1714. Elisha - married Ruhama Jennings in 1739 - moved to Yarmouth. He was captain in the Provincial Militia. He was a zealous Whig. iv. Nathan (1) Bassett was born on 21 Aug 1715 in Sandwich, Mass.. v. John Bassett was born on 11 Apr 1716. John - married Mercy Newcomb in 1742. vi. Thomas Bassett was born on 4 Oct 1717/1718 and died May 1809 . Thomas - married (1) Patience Tobey 1746, (2) Hannah Jennings 1775 vii. Nathaniel Bassett was born on 15 Oct 1719 and died in 1814 . Nathaniel - married Hannah Hall in 1745. viii. Jonathan Bassett was born on 6 May 1721. Jonathan - married Mary Freeman in 1748. ix. Abigail Bassett was born on 10 Mar 1722/1723. Abigail - married Eliakim Tobey in 1740. x. Elizabeth Bassett was born on 28 Mar 1724/1725. xi. Nathan Bassett was born on 17 Dec 1727/1728 and died in 1728 . xii. Hannah Bassett was born on 18 Dec 1730. Hannah married Isaac Smith on 23 Jan 1752 in Sandwich, Mass.. Isaac was born on 14 Nov 1727. He is the son of Shubael Smith and Mary Chipman.