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Sarah Bassett (Burt)

Also Known As: "Mary Sarah"
Birthdate: (57)
Birthplace: Lynne, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Death: August 31, 1689 (57)
Lynne, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hugh Burt, I and Ursella Burt
Wife of Captain William Basset, I, of Lynn, MA
Mother of William Bassett Jr.; Elisha Bassett, I; Mary Basset de Rich, Salem Witch Trials; Elizabeth Proctor, Salem Witch Trials; Sarah Elwell and 6 others
Half sister of Hugh Burt, Jr.; Alice Burt; John Burt; Ursula Burt; Burt and 2 others

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About Sarah Bassett

I knew the history of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims and the Salem Witch Trials but it never dawned on me how closely in time they occurred. But the Bassett & Proctors were persecuted and probably spurred on by jealousy or revenge.

Elizabeth Proctor's husband was hanged and only because she was pregnant was she spared and by the time she delivered the frenzy had passed. But her teen-age children were tortured so that they would confess and her sister-in-law, I believe brother William's wife was also accused since she was a Midwife/Healer. But their property and belongings were confiscated and it took years to be reimbursed and if not for her parents they couldn't have survived. But John Proctor wrote a letter to the governor while is prison pleading for mercy as they were all innocent but they were still hanged


William and Sarah were half brother and sister. They had different father's, but shared same mother.

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Sarah Bassett's Timeline

1632
April 2, 1632
Lynne, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
1648
November 7, 1648
Age 16
Lynn, Essex, MA
1649
March 8, 1649
Age 16
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
1649
Age 16
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
1650
1650
Age 17
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
1651
1651
Age 18
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1653
November 1653
Age 21
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1655
September 1655
Age 23
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1660
February 25, 1660
Age 27
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA