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William Bassett
Birth: unknown, England
Death: Apr. 4, 1667
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

William Bassett was the husband of Elizabeth Unknown and Mary Tilden. Father of my 7th great-grandmother Sarah Bassett White, wife of the first pilgrim child, Peregrine White.

William Bassett's origins are unknown at this time. He was among the very early arrivals in New England, arriving on the "Fortune" in 1621. His first wife Elizabeth may have also been among the passengers, either as a single woman or recently married to him.

He was a freeman of Plymouth,MA, among those already admitted before Jan 1,1632/3. By 1639 he had removed to Duxbury. He was a blacksmith by trade. He wrote his will on April 3,1667, probaby dying very shortly thereafter. His estate inventory was taken May 12,1667.

He married, first, Elizabeth ____, probably before 1623. Sometime after 1651, he married Mary (Tilden) Lapham, the widow of Thomas Lapham.

Children(all by first marriage): William Bassett Jr, Elizabeth Bassett Burgess, Sarah Bassett White, Nathaniel Bassett, Joseph Bassett, and Ruth Bassett Sprague.
Family links: 
  Mary Tilden Lapham Bassett (1610 - 1690)
  Elizabeth Bassett (1603 - 1650)*
  William Bassett (1624 - 1670)*
  Sarah Bassett White (1628 - 1712)*
  Nathaniel Bassett (1630 - 1710)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: With Love, Gen Gal
Record added: Dec 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17096990

- Paula
 Added: Mar. 31, 2014
For my 11G Grandfather.
- Jarilyn
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
Rest With God
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 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
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