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William Bassett, of Sandwich

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: June 10, 1670 (46)
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Bassett, of the Plymouth Colony and Elizabeth Bassett
Husband of Mary Bassett
Father of Mary Redding; William Bassett, Esq.; Sarah Lewis; Richard Bassett; Nathan Bassett and 2 others
Brother of Elizabeth Burgess; Sarah White; Nathaniel Bassett; Joseph Bassett and Ruth Sprague

Occupation: yeoman, innkeeper, husbandman, Selectman, Deputy of Court
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About William Bassett, of Sandwich

n.b. This is NOT the William Bassett of Lynn, MA, and is NOT the William Bassett who married Sarah Burt. That William Bassett was born 1621 and his parents were Roger Bassett (1589) and Ann Holland (1602). Please avoid merging those branches, as there is no evidence of their connection.

William Bassett was b abt 1624, Plymouth, MA, d 10 Jun 1670, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.

Parents: William Bassett "the Immigrant" (b. abt 1596-1667) and Elizabeth ??.


  1. abt 1652, Plymouth, MA to Mary Rainsford, daughter of Edward Rainsford by his first wife, identity undetermined. She was b 1 Jun 1632, Boston, Suffolk, MA, d 31 Aug 1689, Deerfield, Franklin, MA. Mary Rainsford was married secondly (June 1671) to James Percival, with whom she had three children.

Children of William Bassett and Mary Rainsford:

  1. Mary Bassett b 21 Nov 1654, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, d bef 1692; md John Redding 22 Oct 1676.
  2. Hon. William Bassett b 1656.
  3. Thomas Bassett b 1659, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.
  4. Sarah Bassett b 1662, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, md Thomas Lewes.
  5. Richard Bassett b 1665, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.
  6. Nathan Bassett b 25 Sep 1667, Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, d 16 Nov 1743, Chilmark, MA; md Mary Huckins 2 Oct 1690.


William Bassett was one of the early settlers of Sandwich in Barnstable. He was licensed in 1659 to keep an ordinary. He served as Collector and Constable of Sandwich in 1657, as well as Deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1662. He was one of the few individuals in the Colony accorded the title "Mr." At his death, all of his children were still minors. His widow, Mary (nee Rainsford) married Lieut. James Percival in Jun 1671, and with whom she had three children.


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William Bassett, of Sandwich's Timeline

September 27, 1609
Straverton, Northampton, England, UK
May 30, 1624
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
May 30, 1624
Dorking, Surrey, England, England
May 30, 1624
Dorking, Surrey, England, England
May 30, 1624
Dorking, Surrey, New Haven England
May 30, 1624
Dorking, Surrey, New Haven England
May 30, 1624
Dorking, Surrey, England
November 1635
Age 11
November 1635
Age 11