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Azariah Bassett


From on Sunday, 12 January, 2014,
Could you tell me what information you have on the Richard Bassett from Glamorgan and possibly what the sources are and if you have any contacts with any living relatives ?
You wrote - Christinar Azariati Bassett 1890 #12238 (male Azariah Bassett died 1894 #1275 aged 48, son of Cath Watkins and Thomas Bassett of South Wales)
Azariah Bassett was the son of William Bassett, Thomas's brother....Thomas and Catherine were Richards parents.


Azariah Bassett died at Colac 1846 - 1894 #1275 aged 48, son of Cath Watkins and Thomas Bassett
From UK site freebmd, Births Dec 1845
Azariah Bassett birth registered Oct-Dec 1845 in the district Merthyr Tydfil which spans the boundaries of the counties of Breconshire, Glamorgan and Mid Glamorgan;
Possible parents - Thomas Bassett wed Jul-Sep 1844 to Catharine Davies in district of Merthyr Tydfil
Azariah Bassett 1846 - 1894 #1275 aged 48, wed 1872 #3249 to Hephzibah Susanah Begley 1851 - 1930 #1035 aged 79 dau of Susannah Harris and Henry Begley, and both died at Colac
The closest match for her parents is Henry Begley wed at Methodist / Wesleyan, Melbourne, 1850 #3593 to Mary Ann Harris.
Mary Ann Freeman Harris from Suffolk died 1832 - 1854 #6256 aged 22 dau of Richard Harris
Azariah Bassett and Hepzibah Begley lived at Clunes, then at Colac
9 Children 1. Catherine Bassett 1872 #22175 - 1874 #712 lived 1 year
2. Henry Bassett 1874 #14649 - 1965 #8162 aged 90
3. Caroline Mary Bassett 1876 #21928 - 1896 #1256 lived 19 years
4. Alice Bassett 1878 #14605 - 1975 #11066 aged 96, wed Asherden
5. Elizth Bassett 1880 #21516 - 1976 #3734 aged 95, wed McLeod
6. Catherine Bassett 1883 #1562 - 1958 #14940 aged 75, wed Ellis
7. Christopher Bassett 1885 #8900
8. Richard Azariah Bassett 1887 #18468 - 1970 #12104 aged 82
9. Thomas Morgan Bassett 1890 #2302 - 1967 #11248 aged 77

Charles William Bassett


From on Saturday, 11 September, 2010
Hullo Elizabeth,
I'm researching the Bassett family in Victoria from two directions; wondering if there is a connection somewhere.
My grandmother, Maria May Bassett was a daughter of Charles William Bassett (1830 London). He died Sale Victoria in 1880; wife was Margaret McInerney). Charles married Margaret at Growlers Creek in 1864 and later managed (?owned) the Star Hotel in Sale.
I have married a Victorian Bassett too; and have just found my father-in-laws grandparents on your site. His grandfather was Frederick Charles Bassett 1875 son of Richard 1837 who arrived on the Monarch in 1859.
I'm so grateful for the information you have put on the net. I am finding it fascinating; but somewhat daunting as to where to go next.
Thank you again, Elizabeth Bassett

Charles William Bassett wed 1864 #2717 to Margaret Mcinerney and lived at Grant
7 Children 1. Frederick William Bassett 1865 #15638
2. Margaret Sarah Bassett 1867 #2388
3. Maria Bassett 1868 #16545
4. Catherine Bassett 1869 #22599
5. Eliza Bassett 1871 #9381
6. Annie Bassett 1873 #2815 - 1875 #9011 lived 2 years
7. Charles William Bassett 1875 #5813
3. Maria May Bassett 1868 #16545 wed 1889 #8881 to Frederick William Leslie Ulbrich 7 May 1861 - 16 Dec 1917,
Maria and Frederick had 10 children, first 6 born in Victoria,
6. John Baden Powell Ulbrich, born May 31st 1900 Hawthorn, Victoria. His godfather was Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell.
Family then moved to Tasmania and 4 more children were born

John Bassett

Cornwall Census 1851 Civil Parish of Crowan, Folio 486 Page 26m 97,Horse Downs,
John Bassett,Head, M,30 Miner,Breage Cornwall,
Catharine Bassett, Wife,M 27 Lanlivery Cornwall,
Francis Bassett, Son,U,7 Miners Son,Crowan Cornwall,
John Bassett, Son,U,4 Crowan Cornwall,
Catharine Bassett, Dau,U 2,Miners Daughter,Crowan Cornwall,
John Bassett 56, came July 1857 on the Royal Charter with Catherine Bassett 33, Francis Bassett 11, John Bassett 10, Catherine Bassett 8 and Martha Bassett 6, and William Bassett 40. Cath Davey and John Bassett lived at Sailor's Gully
6 Children 1. Francis Bassett c1845
2. John Bassett c1846
3. Catherine Bassett c1848
4. Martha Bassett c1850
5. Nanney Bassett 1859 #4774
6. Elizabeth Davey Bassett 1861 #23151
1. Francis Bassett c1845 from Cornwall, wed 1865 #2573 to Elizabeth Ann Scott and lived at Sandhurst
6 Children 1. Catherine Davey Bassett 1867 #17818
2. Martha Ann Bassett 1869 #11303
3. Isabella Bassett 1871 #11992
4. Francis Walter Bassett 1873 #26700
5. Sarah Ann Bassett 1875 #25623
6. Walter Bassett 1885 #21257
2. John Bassett c1846 from Cornwall, wed 1876 #1614 to Annie Skillicorn, 1856 #9704 dau of Agnes Carson and John Skillicorn born at The Loddon,
3 Children 1. Mabel Agnes Bassett 1881 #2174
2. William John Bassett 1883 #2122
3. Ethel Bassett 1886 #2432 - 1886 #5199 lived 3 months
3. Catherine Bassett c1848 from Cornwall, wed 1868 #2576 to William Stear also from Cornwall and lived at Eaglehawk,
5 Children 1. William John Stear 1869 #8294
2. James Francis Stear 1872 #15849
3. Agnes Stear 1875 #1926
4. Catherine Davey Stear 1879 #17218
5. Herbert Edwin Stear 1885 #26618
4. Martha Bassett c1850 from Cornwall, wed 1869 #1070 to Richard Thomas and lived at Eaglehawk,
4 Children 1. Mary Elizabeth Thomas 1870 #2153
2. John Thomas 1872 #15768
3. Martha Jane Thomas 1874 #15435
4. Annie Thomas 1877 #15110

Joseph Bassett

Joseph Bassett - Marriages Dec quarter 1857 - to Margaret Frances Walker at Lambeth Vol 1d Page 533
The Vater Smidt came Aug 1859 with the Bassett family, Samuel Bassett aged 70, James Bassett and Mary Bassett both aged 37, Joseph Bassett aged 26 and Margaret Bassett aged 23
Joseph Bassett came Aug 1859 with Margaret Frances Walker and lived at Tarnagulla when the two girls were born
2 Children 1. Emily Mary Bassett 1868 #26260
2. Isabella Bassett 1872 #26256
1. Emily Mary Bassett 1868 #26260 wed 1886 to Ambrose Pain Radnell

From on Tuesday, 24 December 2013
The Tarnagulla Rate Book 1864-1875 + 1881 has entries for Joseph Bassett. His occupation is Miner. and in 1865 Engineer
In 1864, number on Roll is 5, Joseph Bassett owned a Dwelling Tent, in Commercial Road, Grose value 3 pounds and he paid 3s rates.
In 1865 number 5, Joseph Bassett owned a Dwelling House, on Commercial Rd, Grose Value 12 pounds, paid 1 pound rate
In 1867, number 237, Joseph Bassett, Occupation Miner, Dwelling House, W/b, on West Side Commercial Rd, Grose value 10 pounds, Rate 12s.
In 1869 number 245, Joseph Bassett,

Richard Bassett

Richard Bassett wed Jul-Sep 1859 to Ann Male
In 1859 the Monarch came twice to Victoria, in Jan with Charles Bassett 74, and in Nov with Richard 22 and Annie 23 Bassett
Charles Bassett c1776 - 1861 #1730 aged 85 from Devon, son of Susannah and Charles Bassett

Richard Bassett c1837 came Nov 1859 on the Monarch with Ann Male c1836 , and lived at Yan Yean.
Richard Bassett c1830 - 1898 #1965 aged 67, son of Cath Watkins and Thomas Bassett, died at Eaglehawk
10 Children 1. John Davies Bassett 1860 #18498
2. Alfred William Bassett 1862 #4304 - 1931 #2121 aged 68
3. Anne Bassett 1863 #8201 - 1863 #4277 lived 1 day
4. Ellen Bassett 1865 #8849 - 1954 #21083 aged 89
5. Arthur James Bassett 1866 #23248 - 1951 #4726 aged 84,
6. Erskine Mark Bassett 1869 #5990 - 1941 #815 aged 72
7. Francis Harold Bassett 1871 #9695 -
8. Richard Maurice Bassett 1872 #27341
9. Frederick Charles Bassett 1875 #6433
10. Franklin Everard Bassett 1878 #20184 -
1. John Davies Bassett 1860 #18498 wed 1885 #2937 to Mary Ann Popple 1860 #2015 born at Morang, and lived at Seymour
10 Children 1. Mary Ellen Bassett 1886 #6238
2. Elizabeth Evelyn Bassett 1887 #14941
3. Ethel Annie Bassett 1888 #24648
4. Alice Lilian Bassett 1890 #7635
5. Alf Wm Bassett 1891 #17074
6. Erskine Francis Bassett 1892 #36376
7. Olive Bassett 1895 #6963
8. Harold Jno Bassett 1896 #23276
9. Twin Arth Richd Bassett 1899 #22055
10. Twin Fred Matthias Bassett 1899 #22054 - 1900 #3572 lived 1 month
2. Alfd Wm Bassett 1862 #4304 wed 1890 #8611 to Mary Haley, and lived at Diamond Creek
4 Children 1. Percival Jno Roy Bassett 1892 #22382 - 1894 #1465 lived 1 year
2. Olive May Bassett 1894 #2720
3. Hazel Estelle Bassett 1898 #18177
4. Violet Alice Bassett 1901 #10577
5. Arthur James Bassett 1866 #23248 - 1951 #4726 aged 84, wed 1891 #6807 to Sophia Ann Cummings 1871 #25576 - 1927 #5858 aged 55, dau of Annie Young and John Cummings

Richard Emanuel Bassett

Richard Emanuel Bassett from Cornwall wed 1870 #2652 to Caroline Dowsing from London and lived at Vaughan, Castlemaine
4 Children 1. William John Bassett 1871 #12884
2. Alfred Emanuel Bassett 1873 #13338
3. Richard Frederick Bassett 1875 #24859
4. Philip Henry Bassett 1877 #23980
5. Caroline Matilda Bassett 1883 #15136
6. Mary Louisa Bassett 1886 #8918
7. Ellen Jane Bassett 1888 #18844
6. Mary Louisa Bassett 1886 #8918 - 1927 #9191 aged 39, wed 1915 to Harry Coldrey 1889 #16345 - 1967 aged 78

Robert Bassett

From Suzanne Thomson on Thu, 22 Jul 2004, email bounced 16 May 2010
Hello. My name is Suzanne Thomson, my husband is Peter. I was looking for information about Robert Bassett and Mary Deaves and came to your website. Unfortunately, you have missed one of their children, Sarah. Sarah married Michael Fitzgerald and they had a daughter Clarice Fitzgerald, who in turn, married Arthur Thomson and one of their children was Bernard Thomson, my husband's father, who is now deceased.
Perhaps you have more information, which would be helpful.
Thank-you. Suzanne

Immigrant Index Port Phillip, 1839-51 includes
DEEVES Biddy and DEEVES Mary came 1841 2144 on the William Metcalfe
Bridget Deevis/Decois wed 1844 #132 and 1844 #35782 to Daniel O'Brien who died 1854 #2281 aged 35 leaving 4 children with mother Bridget Deeds/Deeves/Dodds/Eves all baptised at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
Alexander Deeves wed 1855 #1432 to Julia Benfield/Bamfield and lived at Kilmore 1856 -1871
Two ladies named Mary Deeves and also Bridget Deeves lived at Kilmore all had children in 1857
Sarah Bamford 1857 #11582 daughter of Bridget Deeves and William Bamford
Michael Donohue 1857 #16292 son of Mary Deeves and Michael Donohue/Donoughoe
James Bassett 1857 #16361 son of Mary Deeves and Robert Bassett
Surprise!
Mary Deeves was wed and has 2 entries - handwriting difficult to read.
Bassett Roland wed Deeves Mary 1845 #268 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne 625
Bassett Rowland wed Dreves Mary 1845 #39998 Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne 545
Robert Bassett wed 1845 to Mary Deaves (Deevs) and lived at Kilmore in Victoria. The children were baptised at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne
7 children 1. Margaret Bassett 1847 #2145 lived 19 years, mother called Mary Deevs/Deaves
2. William Bassett 1848 #42323 (father called Roland)
3. Joseph Basset 1849 #34872 (father called Redland)
4. Mark Bassit 1851 #35021 (father called Robert, mother Deeves)
5. Richard Bassett 1855 #5141 (father called Robert, mother Deaves)
6. Sarah Bassett 1856 at Kilmore
7. James Bassett 1857 #16361 lived 9 months
Sarah Maria Bassett wed 1878 #3033 to Michael Fitzgerald and children to 1888. Lived at 'Broa' Broadford? then Reedy Creek
Sarah does not appear to have had her birth registered. She made up for it with three wedding listings! Looks like they registered after the event, in 1880 and again in 1904.
Bassett Sarah Maria wed 1878 #3033x1880 to Fitzgerald Michael
Bassett Sarah Maria wed 1878 #7041x1904 to Fitzgerald Mich
Bassett Sarah Maria wed 1880 #3033 to Fitzgerald Michael. They lived at Reedy Creek
10 children 1. Margaret Fitzgerald 1879 #21232
2. Maria Fitzgerald 1881 #18735
3. Michael Fitzgerald 1883 #18937
4. Mary Anne Fitzgerald 1887 #5946
5. Thomas Fitzgerald 1888 #14760
6. Laira Evelyn Fitzgerald 1890 #6778
7. Olive Fitzgerald 1891 #36433
8. Johanna Eleanor Fitzgerald 1893 #34634
9. Clarice Fitzgerald was born Reedy Creek 01/01/1895, wed Arthur 17/10/1925 at Brunswick, she died 14/05/1951 at Shepparton.
10. Bertha Marion Fitzgerald 1897 #22122
5. Richard Bassett 1855 from Glamorgan wed 1870 #2173 to Robeina Cameron and settled at Eaglehawk
9 children 1. Jane Bassett 1871 #12121 - 1872 #2863 lived 9 months
2. Thomas Richard Bassett 1872 #26251 - 1874 #1138 lived 1 year
3. Philip James Cameron Bassett 1874 #15450
4. Christopher Richard Bassett 1877 #8384 lived 1 year
5. William Henry Bassett 1879 #2158 - 1880 #995 lived 1 year
6. Richard Wallace Bassett 1881 #2172
7. Henry Robert Bassett 1883 #8753
8. Jane Ann Bassett 1885 #25053
9. Christopher Azariati/Azariah Bassett 1890 #12238 - 1949 #21488 aged 59, died at Pyramid Hill

William Bassett

The Royal Charter came July 1857 with William Bassett 40, John Bassett 56, Catherine Bassett 33, Francis Bassett 11, John Bassett 10, Catherine Bassett 8 and Martha Bassett 6. Cath Davey and John Bassett lived at Sailor's Gully for the births of Nanney Bassett 1859 #4774 and Elizabeth Davey Bassett 1861, #23151
John Leversha 26 Jun 1815 - 6 Jan 1886 #1950 aged 72, son of Mary Hawkins and John Leversha. The IGI submitter gives his parents as Christine Hurley and Thomas alias Leversha Vickery
Elizabeth Date 10 May 1807 - 8 Apr 1882 born at Williton and died at Laanecoorie, Victoria, Aust, wed 6 Jun 1837 to John Leveraha at Williton, Somerset, England
William Leversha from Somerset wed 1870 #2754 to Kate Bassett from Kent and had 7 children.
Laura Ethline Leversha was born at Lockwood 1873 #24999 daughter of Kate Bassett and William Leversha
William Leversha died aged 44, christened 15 Mar 1843 - 1887 #2437 son of Elizabeth Date and John Leversha, christened 25 Sep 1838 and died 27 Sep 1885 at Marong, Vic, Aust
and his brother Thomas Leversha 1835 - 1885 #10339 aged 47
Kate Leversha wed 1888 #8323 to George Moore
John Punton wed 3 Sep 1902 to Laura Ethyln Leversha
John Punton born 1872 #24234 to Jane Tefler and George Punton
George Punton aged 34 and Jane Punton aged 36 came June 1858 on the Winefred. They registered 11 children 1858 to 1876, so I assume Jane was aged about 26. They lived at Waterloo, Maldon and Lockwood

Caroline, widow of William Bassett

Another Bassett family of the parish of Illogan, by
Received from on Mon, 27 Oct 2003
THE BASSETTS OF ILLOGAN, CORNWALL
A good possiblity for the parents of this John
1851 British Census of Illogan, Cornwall, England
John Bassett 56
Grace 54
They were living just a few houses from John and Caroline.
FIRST GENERATION
John Bassett was born about 1821 in Cornwall. He married Caroline Rowe, daughter of William Rowe. She was born about 1819 Cornwall. Caroline died in 1879, aged 60, in Victoria, Australia.
1851 British Census of Illogan, Cornwall, England
John Bassett 30
Caroline 33
John 7
William 3
With that detail, a search of Deaths reveals
BASSETT John D son of John and Martha aged 45 from CORN 1865 #9587
BASSETT John D son of William aged 80 birthplace not listed 1868 #8567
BASSETT William John D son of William John and Grace MARCH aged 43 from PLYM 1874 #8518
BASSETT John D son of Jno and Elizabeth CHUSLEY aged 44 from SHURST 1884 #13935

So a mystery is solved, thanks to this letter.

Cornwall Census 1841, Civil Parish of Illogan, Book 8 Folio 23 Page 8, ,1,Grace Bassett,,45,,In county, ,,Eliza Bassett,,15,,In county, ,,Caroline Rowe,,20,,In county,
Note that this surname is also indexed as 'Basset'
I found in the index of Assisted Immigrants (Reference Book 13, page 179) Caroline Bassett 39, William Bassett 10 and Charles Bassett 5 on the 'Coldstream' left Plymouth 31 Dec 1857, arrived Melbourne 13 Apr 1858 and the family left ship by their own account 17 Apr 1858

John Bassett and Caroline Rowe registered the births in Victoria of
Caroline Bassett 1860 and Emma Bassett 1862.
John Bassett 1845 - 1870, the 26 year old son of John Bassett and Caroline Rowe, born in Cornwall.
Caroline Bassett died 1879 aged 60, born Cornwall, father William Rowe, mother u/k
William Rowe is the father of Caroline born about 1820, who wed John Bassett senior
John Bassett died 1870 in Victoria, Australia, the 26 year old son of John Bassett and Caroline Rowe, born in Cornwall.
Caroline Bassett died in Victoria, Australia, 1879 aged 60, born Cornwall, father William Rowe, mother u/k

William Rowe Bassett 1847, born in Cornwall, son of Caroline Rowe and John Bassett, wed 1875 #3746 to Harriet Hancock 19 Dec 1853 - 20 Apr 1932
9 children 1. Violet Bassett 9 Aug 1876 - 11 Mar 1959 aged 83,
2. Rose Bassett 1877 - 1940 aged 63,
3. Caroline Rowe Bassett 21 June 1879 #15462 - 20 Jul 1943 #7157 aged 64,
4. Charles William Bassett 6 Aug 1881 #22811
5. Bertram Martin Bassett 21 Oct 1884 #2018 - 15 Jan 1973 aged 89,
6. Mabel Caroline/Harriet Bassett 1 Jan 1886 #2336 - 18 Nov 1969 aged 83, wed 31 Mar 1909 to William e Stone 13 Nov 1883 - 13 Jan 1971 son of Carolie Charlotte Clapham and George Stone
7. Lillian Bassett 16 Dec 1888 #2420 - 26 May 1969 wed 28 Sep 1910 to Alfred Alex Cran Russell 21 Aug 1885 - 20 Jun 1934, son of Jessie Strath Reith and James Donald Russell
8. Florence Irene Bassett 17 Jan 1890 #12136 - 2 Feb 1976 aged 86, wed 7 Oct 1920 to Harry Stanley Brokenshire 31 Oct 1889 - 21 Oct 1953 son of Jane Downing and James Job Brokenshire
9. Lancelot Leslie Bassett 1 May 1892 - 5 Sep 1978 wed 7 Nov 1917 to Nellie Elizabeth Brokenshire 1 Oct 1891 - 13 Dec 1941 sister to Harry Stanley Brokenshire
1. Violet Bassett 9 Aug 1876 - 11 Mar 1959 aged 83, wed 23 Dec 1898 to John Alfred Fairhall 13 Jul 1866 - 13 Apr 1943, 6 children
2. Rose Bassett 1877 wed 1 Jun 1903 to Ernest Alfred Harris, 7 children
3. Caroline Rowe Bassett 21 June 1879 #15462 - 20 Jul 1943 #7157 aged 64, wed 1933 to Val Pearson, no chn
4. Charles William Bassett 6 Aug 1881 #22811 wed 9 Nov 1904 to Lucinda Leslie 10 Mar 1880 - 21 Jan 1944 aged 63,
5 Children 1. William Rowe Basset 6 May 1906 - 5 Sep 1973 aged 67, wed 27 Apr 1935 to Ellen Louise Williams 20 Mar 1910 - 3 Jan 1986 aged 76, dau of Adelaide Ann Morrin and Alexander Williams
2. Doris Leslie Basset 18 Oct 1907 - 7 May 1981 aged 74, wed 12 Mar 1935 to Thomas Herbert William Bull 12 Sep 1905 - 1982 aged 77, son of Dorothy Jones and Thomas Bull
3. Linda Margaret Basset 18 Sep 1909 - 28 Jan 1943 aged 34, wed 1934 to Brian Kilpatrick Grewar 13 Jan 1900 - 13 Jul 1977 aged 76, son of Elizabeth Frances Thomsett and Archibald David Grewar
4. Ellen Caroline Basset 5 Jun 1911 - 10 Nov 1993 aged 82, wed 3 Mar 1936 to Ronald Alfred Hugh Matheson 16 Oct 1908 - 15 Jul 1982 aged 74, son of Elizabeth Jane Goldie and Fleming Miller Matheson
5. Leslie Charles Basset 14 Apr 1913 - 19 Aug 1974 aged 61, wed 11 Sep 1937 to Rose Evelyn Black 6 May 1913
5. Bertram Martin Bassett 21 Oct 1884 #2018 - 15 Jan 1973 aged 89, wed 1911 to Isabella Moreland 8 Feb 1884 #4740 - 25 Aug 1937,
3 Children 1. female Basset 1914 stillborn
2. Marjorie Isabelle Bassset 15 Jun 1916 wed 31 Oct 1941 to Kendall Jeffrey Rye
3. Gwenneth Joyce Basset 8 Feb 1919 wed 28 Feb 1942 to Claude Stewart Daly Holloway
6. Mabel Caroline/Harriet Bassett 1 Jan 1886 #2336 - 18 Nov 1969 aged 83, wed 31 Mar 1909 to William E Stone 13 Nov 1883 registered 1884 #2334 - 13 Jan 1971 son of Caroline Charlotte Clapham wed 1870 #2693 to George Stone
7. Lillian Bassett 1888 wed 1910 to Alfred Alex Cran Russell 1885 #16139, only child registered by Jessie Reith and James Russell born in Carlton.
2 Children 1. Annie Keith Russell 1911
2. Alexander Reith Russell 1918
8. Florence Irene Bassett 17 Jan 1890 #12136 - 2 Feb 1976 aged 86, wed 7 Oct 1920 to Harry Stanley Brokenshire 31 Oct 1889 - 21 Oct 1953 son of Jane Downing and James Job Brokenshire
9. Lancelot Leslie Bassett 1 May 1892 - 5 Sep 1978 wed 7 Nov 1917 to Nellie Elizabeth Brokenshire 1 Oct 1891 - 13 Dec 1941 sister to Harry Stanley Brokenshire



Charles Rowe Bassett 1852 - 1922 #8897 aged 69, son of Caroline Rowe and John Bassett, as Charles Rowe Basset wed 1877 #1729 to Jane Walker from Yorkshire, and lived at Donald.
7 Children 1. May Basset 1878 #12265 - 1885 #11798 aged 7, born at Timor
2. Albert Ernest Basset 1880 #15086 born at Donald
3. George Rowe Bassett 1882 #15444
4. William John Bassett 1884 #8841
5. Ellen Bassett 1886 #9743
6. Maurice Walker Bassett 1888 #19801
7. Lena May Bassett 1890 #12143 wed as second wife to Robert Leslie Wilson, sons are Eric and Maurice


From on Friday, 9 March, 2012
Elizabeth, I have just started on the Bassett family tree for my wife whose grandmother was Ellen Bassett born 1886.
You list Caroline 39, William10 & Charles 5 as arriving Melbourne 23-4-1858 ex Coldstream as Assisted Passengers.
To add confusion to this, the following Bassetts arrived Melbourne ex the "SUSSEX" in July 1864 as Unassisted Passengers: John Bassett aged 43 yrs (ie born circa 1821)
Caroline Bassett aged 46 yrs ( ie ............1818)
William Bassett aged 16 yrs (ie...............1848)
Charles Bassett aged 9 yrs ( ie.................1855)
Caroline Bassett aged 4 yrs (ie...................1860)
Both options present +s & -s. The 1864 arrival does not include a John born 1844 Vic or an Emma born1863 Vic - both appearing on other Websites as children of J & C. Thus far I haven't been able to find Births for either in Vic; so more work to be done.
Have found your site most helpful, thankyou. Regards Geoff Smith
Mr Bassett aged 49 sailed for London 14 Mar 1863 on the Dover Castle with Mrs Bassett aged 27, John Bassett aged 19, Wm Bassett aged 14, Caroline Bassett aged 9 and Chas Bassett aged 3
See The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Monday 16 March 1863 for departure of Dover Castle, 1,003 tons, J. M. Ayles, for London. Passengers-cabin : Rev. W. N. Guinness and family, Mr and Mrs Bruce and Servant. Mr.and Mrs Cuthbert- son, family, and servant ; Mr. and Mrs. Collyns and family, Messrs. T. Walters, Paddon, Lucas, Wheeler, Master Flower; and 130 in tho steerage W. P. White and Co., agents. Dover Castle Cleared Customs on 14 March and sailed through the Heads for London on 15 March
The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. Saturday 30 July 1864 - Shipping Arrival 29 July,
Sussex, ship, 1,000 tons, R. Rldgers, from London, via Plymouth, 28th April. Passengers - cabin : Messrs. Rody, Earl, and Burrell ; and sixty-five in the second cabin and steerage. W. P. Whie and Co., agents.





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