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William Bassett

Birthplace: Newport, Virginia Colony
Death: Died in Elthan, New Kent County, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bassett, I and Anne Bassett
Partner of Bridget Cary
Father of Col. William Bassett
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Scott; Emma Bassett; Ann Bacon; Richard Bassett and Mary Bassett

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About Capt. William Bassett

There is a lot of range in the sources of William Bassett's birth, anywhere from 1604 to 1650. I am choosing to go with the 1630 date. The most credible source is the Stella Picket Hardy book, and she credits him with service in the Civil War, which lasted 1642 - 1649. He could have served in the Civil War in his late teens. The 1604 date would have his only marriage at the age of 66, possible, but not probable. Some of the sources are as follows:

William Bassett II Birth 1630 England, Hampshire, Isle of Wight

Captain William Bassett, the progenitor of the family in Virginia, was an officer in the Royal Army during the Civil War, and was later in Col. Rutherford’s Regiment in Dunkirk in 1661. He came to the colony prior to 1665, for in that year he was appointed by the Assembly of Virginia “surveyor of the whole work, and to have command of the workmen therein employed in building a fort for the better defense of the country at Jamestown.” He was paid 10,000 pounds of tobacco for his service. He acquired large estates in Virginia; d. in 1671, Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, Stella Pickett Hardy, published by Tobias A. Wright, New York, 1911

Capt. William BASSETT II ABT 1604 - 1671 ID Number: I46735 TITLE: Capt. OCCUPATION: King's Army RESIDENCE: Newport Isle of Wight England and by 1665 Blissland, New Kent Co. VA BIRTH: ABT 1604, Isle of Wight, England DEATH: 1671

WILLIAM BASSETT (WILLIAM BASSETT2) was born unknown and died 1672. He immigrated to America about 1665. He married BRIDGET CARY in 1670 in Virginia, daughter of CAPTAIN MILES CARY and ANNE TAYLOR. She was born 1652 and died unknown.

William Bassett Capt. [Parents] was born 1 in , Isle of Wight, England. He died 2 in 1671 in Blisland Parish, New Kent, Virginia. He married 3 Bridget Cary in 1670.

Capt. William Bassett M, b. circa 1650, d. between 28 August 1671 and 4 January 1672 Capt. William Bassett was born circa 1650 at of New Kent, VA. He married Bridget Cary, daughter of Col. Mylles Cary and Anne Taylor, in 1670. Capt. William Bassett died between 28 August 1671 and 4 January 1672 at VA.

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Capt. William Bassett's Timeline

Newport, Virginia Colony
August 28, 1671
Age 41
Elthan, New Kent County, Virginia Colony
Age 41
Eltham, New Kent, Virginia, United States