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VIRGINIA 1704 Rent Rolls

Bassett Tho                 Parish of St. Peters and St. Paul, 1704
Bassett Wm Esq              Parish of St. Peters and St. Paul, 1704

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David


I don't believe the Bassetts of Southampton, Eng.
& New Kent Co.,Va. are the same as those of New
England, in fact I'm pretty sure of it.

Would the following 3 persons Mickey Fournier of
11/16/97, D.Kaye Watts Collier of 2/18/98, & Patty
Shepherd of 4/12/98 all list your sources &
references for the data you put on your Bassetts
in your queries & replys (follow ups)? It doesn't
agree with the data we have on Wm. Bassett b. ca.
1630 Southampton Co./Newport,Isle of Wight,Eng.
d. 1671/72 New Kent Co.,Va. If he was born around
1630, then he could not have been the Wm. Bassett
who had wife Iszabella & servant Richard Sanders
who came to James City Co.,Va. in 1639.

Our Wm. Bassett 1630-1671 was in Va. by 1665 & his
sister Mary/Elizabeth/Mary Elizabeth marr. in Eng.
ca. 1651 & came to York Co.,VA. at about that time.
So it is possible that Wm. Bassett may also have
been in Va. as early as 1650's.

So you 3 people listed above, please give us your
sources/references for your material, so the rest
of us can study it. Thanks for your cooperation.

Name of poster deleted


Posted by D. Kaye Watts Collier on June 04, 1998 at 16:07:57:

In Reply to: Re: The New Kent Co.,Va. Bassetts posted by XXX
XXXX on May 03, 1998 at 14:00:58:

There is neither the space or time to list all of the "sources" of
information documenting the many Branches of the Bassetts of New Kent
Co., VA and their migration into other Virginia Counties as well as
other States.

NOR does your message site a SOURCE for the information contained in
your message.

This may come as a surprise to you Mr. XXXXX, but William Bassett,
the Councillor, son of William and Anne Bassett of Newport, Isle of
Wight, Southampton Co., England was NOT the FIRST Bassett to immigrate
to the Colony of Virginia.

The Virginia Company of London records the death of William BASSETT 22
March 1624 (Jamestown Massacre of 1624), notice to be given to family
so heirs may take heed of the property about 2 miles from Henry City,
VA.

Now with regard to our Patriarch, Thomas BASSETT I and his
descendants. Bassett, Virginia, home of Bassett Furniture Industries,
takes its name from our BASSETT line. This distinguished family
established the Bassett line of furnitre around the turn of the
Century.

Thomas BASSETT I, sailed on the boat "Truelove" departing from London
June 10, 1635 outbound for Barbados and the Sommers Islands. On 18
April 1639 he took possession of 150 acres bounding East and West on
the Chichohomony North to Pattococok, York Co., VA (taken into New
Kent 1654). He and wife Mary had two children: WILLIAM b. 1643 and
Mary b. 1645. Mary married after the death of Thomas I abt. 1657-59,
William Felgate, Capt. Johon Underhill, buried near "Ringfield" on
Felgate's Creek and lastly, Dr. Isaac Clopton. John Underhill and wife
Mary sold the Felgate property, which became known as "Ringfield" to
Joseph Ring 1692/93.

Our William Bassett is recorded in the Vestry Book and Register of St.
Peter's Parish, New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia. (Thomas I
was formerly in St. Pauls Parish, York Co until 1654.) Our William
Bassett is recorded as Churchwarden in 1689 (at which time William
Bassett, Jr. (son of William and Bridget Cary Bassett) was a minor,
age 18 and not yet married to Joanna Burwell, daughter of Lewis
Burwell and Abigail Smith, neice of Nathaniel Bacon, Sr.

The Vestry Book and Register clearly defines our William Bassett,
Churchwarden as Mr. William Bassett, while at the same time clearly
defines the minor (age 18) William Bassett as William Bassett, Jr.

page 20 of Mr. Chamberlayne's fine work lists the names of the
Companys (teams) into which the gentlemen were assigned to remark the
boundries of the lands of each man to divide the Parish into
Presincts. To wit, the following teams are some of those listed:

Capt Joseph Foster, Mr John Roper Sr, Mr William Bassett, Jr, Mrs
Elizabeth Littpage, William Harman and Edmund Bedford

Robert Chandler, William Moss, John Ossling, Mr Jarrett, Sam Weaver,
John Howle

on Page 21 these are a few of the teams:

Abra Venable, Rouland Horsley, Robert Lancester, John Medlock, Renall
Allen, John Hight

Mr. William Bassett, Mr. James Moss, Charles Fleming, James Austin

Anthony Burrus, John Guntin, William Bassett, Jr., John Peace, John
Englebricht, Sam Waddy

Take note, the Episcopal Church certainly respected the difference
between the elder Mr. William Bassett and the minor, William Bassett,
Jr.

William Bassett, Jr. became, as denoted by historians, a member of the
House of Burgess, whereafter, he was referred to as William Bassett,
Esq.

Now sir, William Bassett the Councillor, son of the Yeoman William
Bassett and wife Anne of Newport, Isle of Wight, Southampton Co.,
England, IMMIGRATED about 1665 and married 1670c in Virginia Bridget
CARY born 1652, daughter of Captain Miles CARY and Anne TAYLOR. (Lyon
G. Tyler, Encyclopedia of Virginia, p. 181) They lived in Eltham, New
Kent County, VA, where their only child William Bassett, Jr. (the
minor, later known as William Bassett, Esq.) was born in 1671. Shortly
thereafter, William the Immigrant died 1671/72. Family Bible records
at the Virginia State Library record the marriage of William Bassett,
Jr. (the minor, later known as Esq.) 28 November 1693 to Joanna
Burwell, daughter of Lewis Burwell and Abagail Smith, niece of
Nathaniel Bacon, the elder, who immigrated to the Colony of Virginia
in 1651, and later became president of the Council.

Now if you had done very much research on your own, you'd have
discovered all of the above information for the many highly regarded
sources provide not only and abundance, but rather a wealth of
information on the distingued BASSETT Families. There are hundreds and
hundreds of sources readily alvailable to support all of the above.

Consequently, I have NOT seen a single source that records a spouse
"Iszabella" for The Immigrant William (the Councillor) BASSETT, son of
William and Anne BASSETT of Newport, Isle of Wight, Southampton Co.,
England.

Further, the 1704 Virginia Quit Rent Rolls show taxes were paid by the
following: William Bassett 350 acres, Thomas Bassett 150, and William
Bassett, Esq. 1,150 acres.

Our William BASSETT, son of THOMAS I, died about May 1724. His son,
Thomas BASSETT II died 20 April 1720, just six short months prior to
the execution of his father's will, dated 15 October 1720.

Certainly, it is a bit confusing, what with multiple William and
Thomas Bassetts, each married to a different spouse, and some having
multiple spouses, like our Thomas II who was married to Elinor,
Elizabeth, and Mary. Thomas III removed to Cumberland County where he
owned more than 6,000 acres (some of which he possessed by virtue of
1738 British Land Grant of King George III) which he sold in 1750
prior to emigrating to the Colony of Georgia where he owned
considerable acreage, again some via British Land Grants, and also was
GRANTED, with others, 50,0000 acres on the Mississippi River. His son
Thomas BASSETT IV, a British Royalist, fled the Patriots of Georgia
c1768, removing to the interior of the British West Florida Territory
where he received two British Grants of totalling 1,850 acres. Thomas
IV was murdered by Indians along the Creek which bears his name, which
ran through his properties. The largest Creek Stream in Washington
Couonty, AL it runs on both sides of the Tombigbee River. Thomas V and
his brother Nathaniel, following the Revolutionary War, swore an oath
of allegiance to the Spanish Crown, and obtained Spanish Warrants for
the same acreage previously conveyed by British Grant.

Nathaniel, the brother of Thomas IV, returned from Georgia to
Cumberland Co., VA and purchased from William Gray 900 acres of the
original 6,719 acres his father sold to Mr. Gray.

Beginning with Thomas BASSETT II, each successive Thomas had a son
named Nathaniel, each of which was older than the successive sons
Thomas.

The grandson of Thomas Bassett V homesteaded in 1834 several hundred
acres some 25 or 30 miles southeast, as the crow flies, from his
grandfather's 1,050 acre St. Stephens plantation situated on the West
side of the Tombigbee River and upon which Bassetts Creek meanders,
upon which, at the foot of the hill beneath the residence again, runs
BASSETT's CREEK; commonly known as Richardson's swimming-hole where I
learned to swim and spent many a hot summer afternoon. The Richardson
Homestead, a historical landmark, is the oldest original homesite in
Washington County, AL which has remained in the possession of a direct
descendant of John A. Richardson, passing first to his son, then
purchased by his grandson, passed to his great-grandson and now my
cousin, his great-great grandson. A typical home soundly constructed
of logs, with a thatched, moss covered roof, double roofed with tin in
later years.

Descendants of Thomas Bassett V own and enjoy the "quiet" use and ease
of upscale country living on the very acreage pioneerd by our
ancestor.

Sources? I have copies, obtained from Records of England, of the
original 750 acre Plantation Grant from King George III situated on
McIntosh Bluff, another historical landmark, in Washington County, AL.
Likewise a copy of the recorded warrant issued by the Land
Commissioners in 1804/05 and recorded at St. Stephens in Washington
County, Mississippi Territory for the 1,050 acre plantation also
originally granted in 1776 by King George III.

Copies of the Georgia Grants from King George III to Thomas III read
very much the same, but are partially printed and lack the charm of
the beautifully scrolled handwriting of the other Grants.

Sources? The "wealth" of abundant sources documenting the
distinguished Bassett Family Branches are readily available if one
diligently pursues them. You can find them in most GOOD Genealogy
Libraries, especially, those in the Southeast. All of our primary
allied Washington County families, except one, migrated from Virginia
to Georgia to the Mississippi Territory.



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Will of Abner Bassett, dated 24 Jul 1822,
Probated 5 Aug 1822.

To me beloved wife Susannah Bassett I leave all of the estate I may
die possessed of both real and personal during her widowhood. Recommending
to her at any time she may have anything to spare from the increase of my
said estate to call on my executors herein after named who will have the
said surplus of property valued and delivered so as to ____ and equal
distribution among our children herein after named and as soon as
convenient after the marriage or death of my wife Susannah Bassett, it is
my will and desire that all my estate both real and personal with its
increase shall be divided between my following children. As follows to Wit:
To my son Nathaniel Bassett I give and bequeth one share, to my
grandchildren the children of my son Abner I give on share, I give one
share to my son William Bassett, I give one share to my son Burwell. To my
grandchildren the children of my daughter Polly Myers I give and bequeth
one share, to my daughter Betsey I give on share, to my daughter Nancy I
give on share. To my son Thomas I give one share, to my daughter Eliza I
give one share and $100.00 dollars. To my daughter Susannah I give one
share, to my daughter Sally I give on share, to my daughter Agnes I give
one share. To them and their heirs forever and lastly I constitute and
appoint my first son named Nathaniel Bassett and my son William Bassett
and my friend John Pinkston and James W. Johnson executor to this my last
will and testament _______ All other, given under my hand this 24th day of
July, 1822.

Witness Signed
Joseph Thompson Abner Bassett (His Seal)
F. Thompson

At a County Court ____ and held for the County of Daviess at the court
house in Owensborough on Monday the 5th day of August in 1822, the within
writing proporting to be the last will and testament of Abner Bassett
deceased was produced in court and there upon Joseph Thompson and F.
Thompson subscribing witnesses there to come into court and made oath that
the said Abner Bassett in their presence acknowledged and delivered this
said writing as and for his last will and testament, that they believed he
was in his senses and memory and that they subscribed their names as
witnesses thereto in the presence of the testator and at his request and
there upon the same was ordered to be recorded and leave was granted the
executors therein named to qualify at the next term ____ at a county court
began and held for the county aforesaid at the court house aforesaid on the
4th Day of November 1822 the executors named in the said will having failed
to appear and qualify, Nestery Clay, was appinted administrator with the
will annexed of the said testator estate, he having taken in open court the
oath and executed bond agreeably by law and upon the said will is duly
recorded in my office.

Attest _________ Handley Clerk of
County Court of Daviess

Mary A. Crouch
b. Mar4 1843, Jefferson, Co, KY
d. Sept 20, 1922 Hornersville, Dunklin Co, MO

married

Charles Bassett

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TRUELOVE

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Ship and Passenger Information:
Robert Dennis, Master
June 10, 1635
To Bermuda (or Somer, sometimes Summer) Islands
105 passengers listed.
Examined by Minister of Gravesend
Aleworth, Edward . . . . . 13 (or Aldworth)
Anderson, Richard . . . . . 30
Aston, James . . . . . . . 22
Barcott, Symon . . . . . . 16
Barnes, Jo: . . . . . . . . 16

Bassit, Thomas . . . . . . 18

Bates, William . . . . . . 17
Baylie, Jo: . . . . . . . . 18
Bee, Jo: . . . . . . . . . 17
Bloes, Thomas . . . . . . . 10
Brookes, Jo: . . . . . . . 12
Browne, Jo: . . . . . . . . 16
Bull, Thomas . . . . . . . 13
Bullock, Anthony . . . . . 19
Burrowes, Ellin . . . . . . 30
Calverlie, George . . . . . 14
Cannon, Richard . . . . . . 24 (Listed as Canon with a tilde "~" over first n.)
(wife) Cannon, Elizabeth . 23
Carter, Henry . . . . . . . 42
Clark, Elizabeth . . . . . 18
Claxson, Abraham . . . . . 17
Colman, Barnard . . . . . . 26
Cooper, Anthony . . . . . . 17
Daughton, Richard . . . . . 13
Dene, Thomas . . . . . . . 17
Dorrell, Thomas . . . . . . 22
Ewynn, Thomas . . . . . . . 16
Fletcher, Henry . . . . . . 35
Forster, Josias . . . . . . 43
Foster, Thomas . . . . . . 27
Gaughton, Nicholas . . . . 14
Gibbs, Edward . . . . . . . 17
Gilliard, Anthony . . . . . 38
Goddin, Edward . . . . . . 16
Goffe, Marie . . . . . . . 18
Greene, Richard . . . . . . 17
Groves, Elizabeth . . . . . 35 * Listed together
Groves, Jo: . . . . . . . . 1\4 (about 3 months) *
Hall, Thomas . . . . . . . 24
Hamond, Daniell . . . . . . 12
Hanmer, George . . . . . . 24
Harris, Richard . . . . . . 17
Hart, Christopher . . . . . 20
Hart, Robert . . . . . . . 30
Hedges, Francis . . . . . . 13
Hedley, Edward . . . . . . 13
Hedley, Thomas . . . . . . 11
Henry, William . . . . . . 18
Hill, Henry . . . . . . . . 24
Hodges, Roger . . . . . . . 17
Holt, William . . . . . . . 19
Hooper, William . . . . . . 18
Hubbard, Sammuell . . . . . 16 (Listed as Samvell with line over the m.)
Hurt, Richard . . . . . . . 17
Huswith, David . . . . . . 22
Jennicom, Thomas . . . . . 21
Jennings, Henry . . . . . . 24 Minister
Jones, David . . . . . . . 15
Jones, Thomas . . . . . . . 17
Lake, Jo: . . . . . . . . . 16
Larkynn, Thomas . . . . . . 15
Lee, William . . . . . . . 18
Mayo, Samuell . . . . . . . 10
Meverill, Sampson . . . . . 20
Miller, Benjamin . . . . . 30 (Listed as Beniamin)
Mordin, Thomas . . . . . . 18
More, Henry . . . . . . . . 19
Morgan, George . . . . . . 12
Morris, Davie . . . . . . . 18
Norman, George . . . . . . 25
Norman, Jo: . . . . . . . . 19
Norris, Jo: . . . . . . . . 18
Oxenbridge, Jo: . . . . . . 24 Minister
Page, Jo: . . . . . . . . . 33
Page, Sara . . . . . . . . 31 * Listed together
Page, Sara . . . . . . . . 3 *
Page, Mary . . . . . . . . 3 months *
Palmer, George . . . . . . 18
Parnell, Edward . . . . . . 16
Paul, William . . . . . . . 20
Pendleton, William . . . . 27
Poole, Robert . . . . . . . 20
Powell, William . . . . . . 15
Raynne, Francis . . . . . . 10 [or Raymie]
Reason, James . . . . . . . 27
Richard, Jo: . . . . . . . 21
Richards, Thomas . . . . . 24
Roberts, Blanch . . . . . . 20
Saires, George . . . . . . 12
Sares, William . . . . . . 17
Sell, Edward . . . . . . . 18
Short, Sammuell . . . . . . 24 (Listed as Samvell with line over the m.)
Smith, Humfrey . . . . . . 14
Smith, Thomas . . . . . . . 14
Staughton, Edward . . . . . 50
Steevens, Mathew . . . . . 12
Stock, Robert . . . . . . . 26
Stockwell, Gabriell . . . . 16
Stonword, Henry . . . . . . 13
Strange, Benjamin . . . . . 18
Tayler, James . . . . . . . 28
Tayler, Richard . . . . . . 16
Tayler, William . . . . . . 17
Taylor, Ann . . . . . . . . 24
Thomson, Thomas . . . . . . 17
Toolie, Thomas . . . . . . 27
Trippatt, Jo: . . . . . . . 17
Tuke, Christopher . . . . . 16
Vennable, Ralph . . . . . . 21
Viccars, Zeverin . . . . . 18
Vyncent, Edward . . . . . . 18
Warren, Jo: . . . . . . . . 19
Watson, Francis . . . . . . 16
Wells, William . . . . . . 17
Wentworth, Hugh . . . . . . 44
West, Thomas . . . . . . . 17
Wharton, Phillipp . . . . . 14
White, Katherin . . . . . . 18
Williams, Roger . . . . . . 16
Williamson, Nathaniel . . . 17
Wilson, Jacob . . . . . . . 18
Woodcott, Francis . . . . . 16
Wright, Jeffery . . . . . . 18
Yates, Jo: . . . . . . . . 48
----, Jo: . . . . . . . . . 18 [A Negro]






A male great-grandson of Charles Bassett took part in the DNA testing project. They way the y-chromosome works is that a father passed it to his son virtually unchanged, so in theory, any children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc., of Charles Bassett would share the same y-chromosome haplotype. The numbers from the website are the called DNA markers and the numbers represent the testing results at each of those markers.
Any Bassett that shares common numbers with your Charles Bassett line means that those two families share a common male Bassett ancestor somewhere in the past. Given where Charles was from, I believe he is one of the sons listed int he 1830 census below, which matches up nicely with the DNA results. (Commodore Bassett would be the other son).
Read the account of Burwell below. If true, it he disappears about 1831 which could be why we have been having trouble linking up Charles to his father. Also interesting to note, is that a daughter of the Abraham Carlock mentioned in the article below married Thomas Bassett, a brother to Burwell Bassett below.
Jeffery Bassett

. William Bassett, son of Charles Bassett
William Bassett, son of Charles and Mary (Crouch) Bassett, was born 21 Apr 1881 (PI) in Missouri. He married Bertha.
1910 Federal Census of Hornersville, Dunklin County, Missouri (14 May 1910)
William Bassett 28 M MO IN IN Head Farmer
Bertha 22 F MO US US Wife
Louis D. 7 M MO MO MO Son
Orbre 4 M MO MO MO Son
Benjie 2 M MO MO MO Son
(Married 8 years, 3 children, 3 living)
Louis D. Bassett - born 1903 in Missouri.
Orbre Bassett - born 1906 in Missouri.
Benjie Bassett - born 1908 in Missouri.

Marriage Bond of Abner Bassett and Susannah Harbard


Know all men by these present that we Abner Bassett and John Bassett
hold and firmly bound unto James Garrard Esq. Governor of Kentucky this sum
of fifty pounds current money this payment will and truly to be made. We
bind ourselves our heirs and jointly and for ever, firmly by these present
sealed and dated this 4th day of March 1800. The condition of the above
obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage intended between Abner
Bassett and Susannah Harbard. For which a license has been issued. Now if
there be no lawful cause to obstruct. S/O marriage, where in the above
obligation to be ____ ____ to remain in full force.

RE: Marriage Record Abner Bassett
County Clerks Office John Bassett
Lancaster, Garrard County
Kentucky

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BURWELL BASSETT

BLACK HAWK WAR
In May of 1832 Sac and Fox Indians under the leadership of Black Hawk left the Iowa territory and returned to their homes across the Mississippi River in northern Illinois. These Native Americans had lost their Illinois lands in a disputed treaty signed in St. Louis in 1804. Their return to northern Illinois sparked widespread panic among white settlers, and Illinois Governor Reynolds quickly called up the militia, which included a young Abraham Lincoln.
Both the militia and regular army troops proved unable to locate the elusive Indians at first, but by July they had begun to pursue Black Hawk's band across northern Illinois and southwestern Wisconsin, engaging them in a major conflict at Wisconsin Heights before finally routing the Indians at Bad Axe on the Mississippi River.

See Blackhawk War Page

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