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Thomas Bassett

Male 1660 - Bef 1737  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Thomas Bassett 
    Born say 1660  Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 866ADE52E3C2EB43864A236B313ACF05909B 
    Died Bef 1737  Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 3B3. Thomas Bassett, son of Thomas and Joanna Bassett, was born in 1660 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut. He died before 7 Feb 1737 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. He married Sarah Baldwin, daughter of John and Mary (Bruce) Baldwin, in 1686/7. Sarah was born 25 Dec 1655.
      Thomas resided at Fairfield, Connecticut until 1700. He first appears in Milford, Connecticut in 1703. All of the children listed below were baptized at Milford, Connecticut on 14 Oct 1703.

      BIRTH, DEATH, & MARRIAGE: Thomas2 Bassett, born [say 1660], died at Milford, Conn., before 7 Feb. 1736/7; married Sarah, probably Baldwin, born at Milford, 29 Mar. 1668, daughter of Josiah and Mercy (Camp) Baldwin. [From: Nathan Grier Parke II, THE ANCESTRY OF LORENZO ACKLEY & HIS WIFE, EMMA ARABELLA BOSWORTH, Donald Lines Jacobus, ed. (Woodstock, Vermont, 1960), pp. 245-46].
      Sarah wife of Thomas Bassett was admitted to the First Church, Milford, 10 Oct. 1703, and their seven children were baptized there together on 24 Oct. 1703.

      Nathan Grier Parke II, THE ANCESTRY OF LORENZO ACKLEY & HIS WIFE, EMMA ARABELLA BOSWORTH, Donald Lines Jacobus, ed. (Woodstock, Vermont, 1960), p. 244: (FHL Film # 1015822 item 9) "... It is supposed (1) that this Thomas Bassett was the son of Thomas Bassett [1598] of Fairfield, and (2) that his wife Sarah was the daughter of Josiah Baldwin of Milford. Neither of these suppositions has been proved. "THE REPORTS OF THE SECOND REUNION OF OF THE BASSETT FAMILY ASSOCIATION (New Haven, 1898), page 16 states 'Thomas Bassett, who located and died at Fairfield, Conn. had a son Thomas who married Sarah, daughter of John Baldwin, of Milford, Conn., where he located.' It is known that Thomas Bassett [1598] left children, but no proof has been found who they were. By elimination of other possible fathers in the Bassett families of western Connecticut, it seems extremely probable that Thomas [1660] of Milford was the son of Thomas [1598] of Fairfield."

      DEATH: Died before 7 February 1736/7. Listed as "our deceased father Thomas Bassett late of Milford" in land transaction of that date. (See: LAND, below.)

      LAND: Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Land records; V. 12, p. 6. Thomas Bassett's (1660) land is deeded by his children to eldest son, John Bassett, on 7 Feb 1736/7.
      To all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting. Know ye th't we Josiah Bassett Walter Lewis and Sarah my wife and Jerusha Bassett all of ye town of Milford, and Thomas Bassett of Derby, and Azariah Canfield and Mercy my wife of ye town of New Milford and each and all of us in ye County of New Haven in his Majesties Colony of Connecticut in New England, do on ye Consideration of ye summ of five pounds ten Shillings Current bills of publick credtt to us in hand well and truly paid ... by an elder brother Jn'o. Bassett ... we therefore Have given Granted Bargained and Sold ... unto our s'd brother John Bassett and to his heirs and assigns for ever one certain piece of land situate within ye Township of Milford afores'd lying Northward of Lebanon brook in ye Tract of Land commonly called ye one bitt purchase it being ye piece of land which was ye Right of Claim of our Deceased Father Thomas Bassett late of Milford afrs'd deceas'd, and is in quantity ye one hundred and Eighty Seventh part of s'd tract, ye whole tract being bounded with ye Dividen line Running between New Haven and Milford East Southerly on Lebanon brook, Westerly on ye Dividing line between Milford and Derby; North on ye Dividing line Running between Milford and Waterberry, .... In witness we ye afs'd Josiah Bassett Jerusha Bassett Walter Lewis and Sarah Lewis his wife, some on ye 4th and some on ye 7th of February Sett to their hands and Seals Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and thirty six seven
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in ye presence of Sam'll Gunn Lazarus Gunn
      Azariah Canfield His Seal
      Josiah Bassett His Seal
      Jerusha Bassett [her JB mark] & Seal
      Walter Lewis His Seal
      Sarah [her X mark] Lewis & Seal
      Tho's Bassett His Seal
      Mercy Canfield [her CL mark] & Seal
      [Note: Abigail Bassett, the other sister, is not mentioned.]
      Thomas Bassett one of ye above Granters Signed Sealed & Delivered ye above written Instrument on March 2'd AD ye 1736/7 in presence of ye first [just?] signing witnesses.

      Milford in ye County of New Haven Feb'ry ye 4th & 7th Anno Dom 1736/7 then & there personally appeared Josiah Bassett Jerusha Bassett Walter Lewis and Sarah Lewis his wife ye grantors Subscribers and Ensealers of ye above written Instrument and Acknowledged ye same to be their free act and deed before me. Sam'lle Gunn Justice of the Peace.

      Azariah Canfield and Mercy Canfield signed and sealed in ye presence of us, Roger Brownson, Zerobable Canfield.
      Milford in ye County of New Haven March ye 2'd Anno Dom 1746/7 [sic].
      Sam'll Gunn Jus of Peace
      Azariah Canfield and Mercy his wife ye Signed & Sealed this within written Instrument personally appeared in New Milford in New Haven County ye 27th day of August AD 1737 and Acknowledged ye Same to be their free act and Deed before me.
      Recorded March ye 2'd AD 1748/9 Roger Brownson Jus of Peace C. Jn'o Fowler Reg'r.
    Person ID I398  3B Thomas Bassett of Connecticut
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2012 

    Father Thomas Bassett,   b. Abt 1598, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1669, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Johanna,   b. Abt 1634 
    Married Aft Jul 1656 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE (2): “After July 1656 Joanna ( ) Beardsley, widow of Thomas Beardsley of Fairfield (when the 5 July 1656 inventory of Thomas Beardsley was brought to court, his widow acknowledged it, and, although the record book was damaged by fire, ‘Johanna Be— ‘ can still be read [Fairfield PR 1:92–93].” [From NEHGS New England Ancestors.org.]
    Family ID F195  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Baldwin,   b. 29 Mar 1668, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1687  , , Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Bassett,   b. 1687, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1759, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Josiah Bassett,   b. say 1692, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1767  (Age ~ 76 years)
    +3. Mercy Bassett,   b. Abt 1693, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1766  (Age ~ 74 years)
     4. Abigail Bassett,   b. 1695, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Bassett,   b. 1697, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1779, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +6. Thomas Bassett,   b. say 1700, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1772, , Fairfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     7. Jerusha Bassett,   b. 1701, Milford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 
    Family ID F192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart