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James Bassett

Male 1853 - 1940  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name James Bassett 
    Christened 6 Feb 1853  St. Dunstan Parish Church, Mayfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 09282A422C0671448A8FA6E2894AF53A275B 
    Died 1940 
    Notes 
    • East Sussex Record Office
      Administrative History
      Rodney Bassett works for the firm of J Bassett, coachbuilders, wheelwrights and blacksmiths. The business was established by James Bassett, Rodney's grandfather, at Sparrows Green in 1881, and had moved to Durgates by 1887, at first occupying premises nearly opposite the later site; the later building seems to have opened around 1902. James borrowed the money for the premises from his brother, Charles, who worked as a builder and church spire shingler in Wadhurst. James died in 1940; his sons, William (died 1936), Charles (died 1966) and John, known as Jack (died 1969), were also involved in the firm. Rodney was Jack's only son, and carried on the business until his retirement in 1988.
      The Bassett family was closely associated with the Wadhurst Fire Brigade from its formation in 1900. William and Charles Bassett were founder members; William later became chief officer. Jack Bassett was also a member. Rodney joined the volunteer brigade in 1925, becoming a uniformed member in 1933. He was a part-time section-leader during the Second World War, with Wadhurst, Mark Cross, Rotherfield and Frant under his control. He was appointed sub-officer when East Sussex Fire Brigade took over in 1948, and became station officer in 1952. He retired from the brigade in February 1968.

      1861 British Census of Frenches Farm, Rotherfield, Sussex, England
      John Bassett - 47 - Head - Rotherfield, Sussex - Ag Lab
      Hannah - 45 - Wife - Rotherfield, Sussex
      Abigail - 17 - Daughter - Maysfield, Sussex
      Sarah - 14 - Daughter - Maysfield, Sussex
      Edward - 12 - Son - Rotherfield, Sussex - Scholar
      John - 10 - Son - Rotherfield, Sussex - Scholar
      James - 8 - Son - Maysfield, Sussex - Scholar
      Charles - 6 - Son - Maysfield, Sussex
      Alfred - 2 - Son - Rotherfield, Sussex
      & 1 Boarder

      1871 British Census of Wadhurst, Sussex, England
      James Bassett - 17- M - Apprentice - Rotherfield, Sussex - Wheelwright Apprentice

      1881 British Census of Tunbridge Wells Road, Wadhurst, Sussex, England
      James Bassett - 27 - M - Head - Rotherfield, Sussex - Wheelwright
      Mary - 28 - F- Wife - Wadhurst, Sussex
      Edward - 7- M - Son - Wadhurst, Sussex - Scholar
      Harriett E. - 3 - F - Daughter - Wadhurst, Sussex
      William T. - 1 - M - Son - Wadhurst, Sussex

      1891 British Census of Wadhurst, Sussex, England
      James Bassett - 37 - M - Head - Rotherfield, Sussex - Coach Builder
      Mary - 38 - F - Wife - Wadhurst, Sussex
      Edward - 17 - M - Son - Wadhurst, Sussex - Assistant
      Tho. Wm. - 11 - M - Son - Wadhurst, Sussex - Scholar
      John - 9 - M - Son - Wadhurst, Sussex - Scholar
      Alfred Chs. - 6 - M - Son - Wadhurst, Sussex - Scholar
      Fred. C. - 2 - M - Son - Wadhurst, Sussex - Scholar
    Person ID I42  224B John Bassett of Rotherfield, Sussex, England
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2012 

    Father John Bassett,   b. 29 Oct 1813, Rotherfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Jane Hannah Dadswell,   b. 3 Feb 1818, Mayfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 Apr 1840  St. Dunstan Parish Church, Mayfield, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary,   b. Abt 1853, Wadhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edward Bassett,   b. Abt 1874, Wadhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harriett E. Bassett,   b. Abt 1878, Wadhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Thomas Bassett,   b. Abt 1880, Wadhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age ~ 56 years)
    +4. John (Jack) Bassett,   b. Abt 1882, Wadhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age ~ 87 years)
     5. Alfred Charles Bassett,   b. Abt 1885, Wadhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age ~ 81 years)
    +6. Frederick C. Bassett,   b. Abt 1889, Wadhurst, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Henry Bassett
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart