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Martha (Carbis) Bassett (bef. 1790 - 1882)

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Martha Bassett formerly Carbis
Born before in Paul, Cornwall, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married in Paul, Cornwall, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Nov 2012
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Categories: English Immigrants to Australia | Great Britain 1861 | Eaglehawk Cemetery, Eaglehawk, Victoria.

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Martha (Carbis) Bassett migrated from Cornwall, England to Australia.
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Martha was born in 1794. Martha is the child of William Carbis and Ann Drew. [1]

1841 Census
The were living in Blowing House Stamps, Breage, Cornwall, England
1. John Bassett, aged 50, Tin Miner, born Cornwall
2. Martha Bassett, aged 45, , born Cornwall
3. William Bassett, aged 25, Tin Miner, born Cornwall
4. John Bassett, aged 20, Tin Miner, born Cornwall
5. Ann Bassett, aged 15, Dressing, born Cornwall
5. Martha Bassett, aged 12, Dressing, born Cornwall
6. James Bassett, aged 8, born Cornwall
7. Jenifar Moffatt, aged 15, Dressing, born Cornwall[2]

Martha died on the 20 March 1882, and was buried on the 22 March 1882 in Eaglehawk Cemetery, Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia.[3],[4] She is interned in Section G - Row 2, Burial Plot # 34G with her husband John Bassett.[5]

Newspaper Notices

The friends of the late Mr. John Barrett are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his widow (Mrs Martha Barrett) from the residence of her son in law Mr. Kitto, Hodgson St, Sailors Gully to the Eaglehawk Cemetery tomorrow (Wednesday) Funeral to move at four o'clock. E.C.Brown Undertaker [6]
[note Bassett is spelt as Barrett]


  1. "England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 May 2016), Cornwall > Paul > Baptisms, burials, 1776-1812 > image 26 of 82; Cornwall Records Office, Truro. Entry for Martha daughter of William & Ann CARBIS page 36
  2. PRO HO107/136/3/64/19
  3. Registry of Birth, Death and Marriages, Victoria, Australia, Death Certificate Martha Bassett (Year 1882, #1295).
  4. Bendigo Cemeteries Trust, "Deceased Search," database, Remembrance Parks - Central Victoria ( : accessed 12 Jun 2017), Burial for Martha Bassett 22 March 1882, Eaglehawk Cemetery
  5. Remembrance Parks – Central Victoria (Bendigo Cemeteries Trust) website. Burial record for John Bassett buried November 25, 1868, Eaglehawk Cemetery (2017)., Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  6. 1882 'Advertising', Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 21 March, p. 3. , viewed 14 Aug 2017,

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Memorial plaque for Martha Carbis and John Bassett
Memorial plaque for Martha Carbis and John Bassett


Martha is 30 degrees from George Barnes, 23 degrees from Amy Utting and 23 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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