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  • Sampson Mason, of Bolton & Rehoboth (1625 - 1676)
    Sampson Mason Birth: Mar 10 1625 - Bolton Le Moors, Lancashire, England Death: Sep 7 1676 - Bullock's Cove, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts Wife: Mary Butterworth Children: Isaac Mason, Noah...
  • Ann Brown (c.1553 - 1627)
    Ann Bourne Mason Find A Grave Memorial# 149114474 St Peter Churchyard, Bolton, Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
  • Elder Nathaniel Tilden (1583 - 1641)
    From Nancy R Purchase: Nathaniel Tilden came to New England on the ship Hercules in 1634/35. It is not his nickname. From: Massachusetts and Maine Families in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis (18...
  • Dorcas Bassett (1640 - 1710)
    Issue- I.Mary- m. 28 Oct. 1690 Thomas Mulford of Truro II. Nathaniel- m. 16 Dec. 1695 Joannah Borden. Nathaniel moved to Windon, CT III. Joseph- m.1. 27 Feb. 1706/7 Susanna Hawes (d. 27 Feb. 17...
  • Capt. John Butterworth (1651 - 1731)
    Capt. John Butterworth was born on 8 Sep 1651 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts (954) and died on 20 Mar 1731 in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts (955) (956). Parents: John Butterwort...

Many Bassetts in the United States can trace their ancestry to one of five early Bassett immigrants who arrived in New England during the seventeenth century. Little is known of the origins of these five early New England families. The immigrants were:

  1. William Bassett of Plymouth, Massachusetts, who arrived on the Fortune in 1621
  2. William Bassett of Lynn, Massachusetts, who arrived on the Abigail in 1635
  3. John Bassett of New Haven, Connecticut, who died there in 1652
  4. William Bassett of New Haven, Connecticut, who died there in 1684
  5. Thomas Bassett of Fairfield, Connecticut, who arrived on the Christian in 1635.

In addition to these New England Bassetts, many Bassetts in the South descend from Thomas Bassett of Virginia, who arrived on the Truelove in 1635, or from Francis Bassett, first seen in records in 1772 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, who later settled in Barnwell County, South Carolina.

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