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Sarah Bassett (Burt)

Also Known As: "Mary Sarah"
Birthplace: Lynne, Essex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Lynne, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hugh Burt, I and Ursellah Burt
Wife of Capt. William Basset, I, of Lynn, MA
Mother of William Bassett Jr.; Elisha Bassett, I; Elizabeth Bassett Proctor, Salem Witch Trials; Sarah Elwell; John Bassett 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

Lynne, Essex County, Massachusetts
November 7, 1648
Age 20
Lynn, Essex, MA
March 8, 1649
Age 21
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 21
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, Colonial America
Age 22
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
Age 23
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
November 1653
Age 25
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
September 1655
Age 27
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
February 25, 1660
Age 32
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA