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Elizabeth Ann "Bassell" Saunders Swain
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Birth: 1598
Berkshire, England
Death: May 15, 1657
Hampton Falls
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA

Elizabeth's name is unclear. I've seen it as Elizabeth Ann Basselle, Bazill, or Baselye. Her birth year ranges from 1598-1615. I'm still searching for a document with her true birth information. On the New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754-1947 she is listed as Bassell Swaine.

Bassell, was the first wife of Richard Swayne or Swain Sr.
A Bazill Saunders and Richard Swayne were married September 8, 1617 at St. Mary's, Battersea, Wandsworth Borough, County Surrey, England. Which is now South London.

She and Richard were the parents of eight children.

The Swayne family came to the New Colony on three separate ships. Richard sent his wife Bassell ahead in April 1635 on the ship 'Planter', with children, Nicholas, Grace and John.
The two oldest sons William and Francis aboard the 'Rebecca'.
Richard left England September 17, 1635 aboard the 'Truelove'.

The family first lived in the small town of Rowley, Massachusetts. Later they moved to Hampton, New Hampshire where Richard is listed as among the first settlers.

Bassell Swain passed away at her home in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

William, her eldest son perished at sea between Hampton and Boston October 20th 1657, three months after his mother's death.

Elizabeth Ann (Bassell) Saunders was my 9th great grandmother.

If anyone has more or better information on Bassell, please contact me. 
Family links: 
  Richard Swayne or Swaine Swain (1595 - 1682)*
  John Swain (1633 - 1717)*
  Elizabeth Swain Weare (1638 - 1712)*
*Calculated relationship
High Street Cemetery
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Maintained by: Tena Kennedy Painter
Originally Created by: Jo Bohony
Record added: Jul 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9118498
Elizabeth Ann Bassell <i>Saunders</i> Swain
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Elizabeth Ann Bassell <i>Saunders</i> Swain
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Elizabeth Ann Bassell <i>Saunders</i> Swain
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My 10th great grandmother
- Toni Walker
 Added: Sep. 30, 2016

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