William has been identified as the father of nine children baptised in the Parish of Madron. The name of his wife has not yet been identified see research notes below for more information.
William Bassett the Pauper is the father of the following children:-
1. “4 Jan 1784 Anne d/o William Basset at Madron”
2. “11 Sep 1785 Francis s/o William Bassett, pauper at Madron”,
3. “20 Jan 1788 Williams/o William Bassett, pauper at Madron”.
4. “5 Sep 1790 John s/o William Bassett, pauper at Madron”.
5. “8 Mar 1792 Mary d/o William Basset, pauper at Madron private baptism".
6. “9 Mar 1794 Mary d/o William Basset, pauper at Madron".
7. “13 Mar 1796 James s/o William Bassett, pauper at Madron”.
8. “17 Feb 1798 Hanna d/o William Basset, pauper at Madron private baptism”.
9. “23 Mar 1800 Jane d/o William Basset at Madron private baptism” was buried as a 12 year old on 12 Aug 1810 as a pauper in Madron.
William Bassett the Pauper is the father of the 9 children based on the following:-
Reason 1 - there are no other children born to a William Bassett in Madron between 1770 and 1820 other than the above 9 children.
Reason 2 - In all cases except for the first child the father is identified as a pauper
Reason 3 - other than for the first two children there is a regular 2 years gap between the births of his children.
Who William Bassett was married to is unknown, originally it was thought that his wife was Jane Mathews who married a William Bassett on the 13 September 1783 in the Madron parish church. However recent DNA testing shows that although Jane Matthews is related to the family, the connection is further back. Unfortunately, I have not been given access to actual data although a copy has been promised.
No more info is currently available for William Bassett. Can you add to his biography?
↑ FamilySearch, Baptism of Anne Bassett baptized 4 Jan 1784, Madron Parish Church, Penzance, Cornwall, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1784-1810, Penzance Madron, Cornwall, Cornwall Records Office, Truro, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12896-160722-42?cc=1769414 : 14 April 2015, image 2 of 100, also repeated on image 4 & 5 of 100)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William:
The male descendants of William Bassett & Jane Matthews have been a lot easier to follow up.
I would like to discover what happened to the follwoing female children who were all baptised in the Madron parish church.
1. Anne Basset christened 1784
2. Mary Basset christened 1792
3. Hanna Bassett christened 1798
I also haven’t been able to trace the burials and/or deaths of either William Bassett or Jane Bassett nee Matthews who could have both possibly been born around 1762.
Any help would be much appreciated.