John Bassett

M, #8, b. 1 August 1824, d. 14 November 1897
John Bassett 1824-1897
FatherJohn Bassett1 b. 1799, d. 20 Feb 1870
MotherCatherine Bailey2 b. 28 Jan 1798, d. 14 Feb 1872
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett
ChartsAncestors of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited12 Jun 2018
Baptism*1 August 1824 Chapel of Ease, St Mary, Penzance, Madron, Cornwall;
John son of John & Catharine Bassett, Penzance, cordwainer3 
(Son) Census 18416 June 1841 St Clare Street, Penzance, Madron, Cornwall;John Basset, 40, Shoe Maker, In County
Catherine Basset, 40,, In County
John Basset Jnr, 15,, In County
James James Basset, 9,, In County
William Nicholas Basset, 7,, In County
Henry Basset, 4,, In County
Catherine Basset, 2,, In County;Head=John Bassett, Wife=Catherine Bailey4 
Marriage*15 April 1848 Madron, Cornwall;
John Bassett, 24, Batchelor, Shoemaker, Penzance, father John Bassett shoemaker
Jane Thomas, 22, Spinster,, Penzance, father Benjamin Thomas miner
by banns
Witnesses John Bassett & T Read;Bride=Jane Thomas5 
Emigration*9 September 1848 "William Money", Plymouth, Devon;The William Money departed Plymouth 9 September 1848. The 835 ton ship, captained by J. M. Buckley, was built in 1820 and after voyage of 105 days arrived in Port Adelaide, SA, on 3 January 1849.;Principal=Jane Thomas 
Birth of Son20 October 1848 born at sea;Principal=James Bassett6 
Immigration*3 January 1849 "William Money", Port Adelaide, SA, Australia;
WE HEREBY CERTIFY that the "William Money" took her final Departure from the Port of Plymouth about 5 o'clock PM., on the 19th day of Septr, 1848, and is now on her way to Adelaide, So. Australia having on board the following Emigrants, who have embarked under Authoirty from the Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners, or their Officer, viz.-
Bassett, John, 23
Bassett, Jane, 21;Immigrant=Jane Thomas7 
News-Arct*6 January 1849 "The South Australian Register", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
Wednesday, January 3d—The ship William Money, 1100 tons, J. M. Buckley, master, from Bristol and Plymouth. Passengers—A. C. Kamball, Esq., Surgeon Superintendent, and Mr J. S. Falkner, in the cabin; Mr and Mrs James Morgan and child, Mr and Mrs Liddle and three children, in the intermediate; and the following Government emigrants in the steerage:—John Bassettand wife (male child born at sea).8 
Birth of Son12 July 1850 Reedy Creek, SA, Australia;Principal=John Bassett9 
Birth of Daughter4 October 1851 Adelaide, SA, Australia;Principal=Ellen Bassett 
Birth of Daughter8 January 1854 Reedy Creek, SA, Australia;
When Born: January 8 1854
Name: Elizabeth
Sex: Female
Name and Surname of Father: John Basset
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Jane Basset, formerly Thomas
Rank or Profession of Father: Cordwainer [sic]
Residence of Parents: Reedy Creek;Principal=Elizabeth Bassett10 
Birth of Son6 September 1855 Adelaide, SA, Australia;
When Born: September 6 1855
Name: William
Sex: Male
Name and Surname of Father: John Bassett
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Jane Bassett, formerly Thomas
Rank or Profession of Father: Shoemaker;Principal=William Bassett11 
Birth of Son3 June 1857 Adelaide, SA, Australia;
When Born: June 3 1857
Name: Walter Thomas
Sex: Male
Name and Surname of Father: John Bassett
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Jane Bassett, formerly Thomas
Rank or Profession of Father: Shoemaker
Residence of Parents: Adelaide;Principal=Walter Thomas Bassett12 
Death of Son6 December 1857 Principal=Walter Thomas Bassett9 
Birth of Son29 January 1859 Adelaide, SA, Australia;
When Born: January 20 1859
Name: Walter
Sex: Male
Name and Surname of Father: John Bassett
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Jane Bassett, formerly Thomas
Rank or Profession of Father: Licensed Victualler
Residence of Parents: Adelaide;Principal=Walter Bassett13 
Birth of Son24 March 1861 Mount Pleasant, SA, Australia;
When Born: 24th March 1861
Name: Henry
Sex: Male
Name and Surname of Father: John Bassett
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Jane Bassett, formerly Thomas
Rank or Profession of Father: Boot Maker
Residence of Parents: Mount Pleasant;Principal=Henry Bassett14 
Birth of Son2 January 1864 Mt Pleasant, SA, Australia;
When Born: 2nd January 1864
Name: Alfred
Sex: Male
Name and Surname of Father: John Bassett
Name and Maiden Name of Mother: Jane Bassett, formerly Thomas
Rank or Profession of Father: Cordwiner [sic]
Residence of Parents: Mount Pleasant;Principal=Alfred Bassett15 
News-Arct15 December 1866 "The South Australian Register", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
TO BUILDERS, &c— TENDERS for ERECTING New WESLEYAN CHURCH, MOUNT PLEASANT, will be received until Friday, December 21. Plans and specifications are to be seen at Mr. John Bassett's, boot and shoemaker, Mount Pleasant.16 
Death of Spouse12 March 1867 Mount Pleasant, SA, Australia;
When Died: 12th March 1867
Name and Surname: Jane Bassett
Sex: F
Age: 41
Rank or Profession: wife of John Bassett, Shoemaker, Mt Pleasant
Usual Residence: Mt Pleasant
Cause of Death: Syncopsy consequent on long duration of Dropsy, Geo H Robinson M.D.
Place where Death occurred: Mount Pleasant;Principal=Jane Thomas17 
News-Arct17 August 1867 "The South Australian Weekly Chronicle", Adelaide, SA, Australia;
FOR SALE, in the TOWNSHIP of MOUNT PLEASANT, near the Talunga Hotel, a Large SHOP and DWELLING-HOUSE, Substantially Built of Stone, with an Acre of Land, and Well of good Water, also Stable, all fenced in.
For Particulars, apply to John Bassett, Bootmaker, Mount Pleasant.18 
Death of Father20 February 1870 2 North Parade, Penzance, Madron, Cornwall;age 72, Shoemaker (master, retired), Glandular disease of Kidney (chronic)
Informant Henry Bassett, 7 Queens St, Penzance;Principal=John Bassett17 
Residence*1872 Bungowannah, NSW, Australia;John Basset, bootmaker19 
Death of Mother14 February 1872 3 Clarence Terrace, Penzance, Madron, Cornwall;age 73, widow of John Bassett Shoemaker (retired), Congestive Apoplexy
Informant Cath Hutchins, 4 Prospect Place Penzance;Principal=Catherine Bailey17 
Death of Son22 June 1872 Wodonga, VIC, Australia;aged 16 years, Shoemaker
Cause of death: Continner (illegible) fever, Meningitis
Parents John Bassett (shoemaker) and Jane Thomas
11 years Adelaide, 5 years Victoria
Informant John Bassett, father, Bungowannah;Principal=William Bassett17 
Marriage*26 May 1875 Hurdle Flat, Beechworth, VIC, Australia;John Bassett, 47, widower children 6 living, 1 dead, Farmer, residence Bungowannah NSW, born Penzance, (parents John Bassett, Bootmaker, & Catherine Bailey)
Elizabeth Polmear, 32, spinster, Domestic, residence Hurdle Flat, Beechworth, born St Ives, Cornwall, (parents John Polmear, Farmer, & Jane Berryman)
Witnesses Samuel Polmear & Fanny Harris;Bride=Elizabeth Polmear20 
Photo*circa 1875 Albury, NSW, Australia;
"Take care of it as Mother would like to have Her & Husband enlarged on the one photo" and, in a different hand, "if this photo should be found please address to Mrs John Bassett Bimbi NSW Australia"

;Principal=Elizabeth Polmear21
John Bassett & Elizabeth Polmear
Birth of Son1877 Bungowannah, NSW, Australia;Principal=Arthur Bassett22 
Birth of Son1879 Albury, NSW, Australia;Principal=William Bassett 
Birth of Son1881 Albury, NSW, Australia;Principal=Hedley Bassett 
Birth of Son1885 Albury, NSW, Australia;Principal=Ernest Bassett 
Will*19 December 1894 Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
This is the last Will and Testament of John Bassett, of Bellview, Condobolin.
I give devise and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Bassett, her heirs executors and administrators, for her and their own use and benefit, absolutely, and for ever, all my estate and effects both real and personal, whatsoever and wheresoever, of what nature and quantity soever, and I appoint her the said Elizabeth Bassett Sole Executrix of this my Will.
In witness whereof I have hereby set my hand this nineteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four.
(Signed) John Bassett
Signed by the said John Bassett in the presence of us, present at the same time, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, attest and subscribe our names as witnesses thereto
(Signed) Robert Hamilton Wilya Condobolin
(Signed) Justice Claude Hilder, Condobolin23 
Land*16 July 1895 NSW, Australia;
Local Land Board office,
Forbes, 16th July, 1895
Office No.: 2238
C.P. No.: 60
Name: Bassett John, sen.
District: Condobolin
Date: 5 June, 1890
Area: 640 acres
Section: 26
Parish: Murda and Emu Plains
Portion: 47 & 54

John Bassett snr Land Emu Plains Parish
John Bassett snr Land Murda Parish
Death of Son1897 Condobolin, NSW, Australia;age 16 years, inflammation of bowels, typhoid fever
Born Bungowannah, Hume;Principal=Hedley Bassett25 
Death*14 November 1897 "Bellview", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Name: John Bassett
Date of Death: 14 Nov 1897
Place of Death: Bellview, Condobolin
Occupation: Selector
Sex: Male
Age: 75 years
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Penzance, Cornwal, England
Time in Aust Colonies: 50 years

Father: Not stated
Occupation: Not stated
Mother: Not stated

Place of Marriage 1: Penzance, Cornwall, England
Age at Marriage 1: 21 years
Name of Spouse 1: Jane Thomas
Children of Marriage 1: James 49, John 47, Ellen 45, Elizabeth 42, Walter 37, Henry 35, Alfred 32 living; deceased 1 male

Place of Marriage 2: Beachworth, Victoria
Age at Marriage 2: 53 years
Name of Spouse 2: Elizabeth Polmear
Children of Marriage 2: Arthur 20, William 18, Ernest 12 living

Informant: James Bassett, son, "Springs Gully", Derrawong, Condobolin

Cause of Death: order of burial by justice peace
Length of Illness: three years
Medical Attendant:
Date Last Seen: Inquest unnecessary H W Grey JP 14th November 1897

Date of Burial: 15 Nov 1897
Place of Burial: Cemetery Condobolin
Minister & Religion: W A Walker, Wesleyan
Undertaker: F W Marlin
Witnesses: A W H Lestrange, J A Dawson17 
Burial*15 November 1897 Condobolin cemetery, Condobolin, NSW, Australia17 
News-Arct20 November 1897 "The Condobolin Argus and Lachlan Advertiser", Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Another old and respected resident has gone over to the great majority in the person of Mr J. Bassett, who was buried at the Wesleyan portion of the cemetery on Monday last. He leaves a large family — all grown up.26 
Probate14 February 1898 NSW, Australia;
14 February 1898 By Act of Court Probate of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased granted to Elizabeth Bassett of Bellview Condobolin the widow of deceased and the sole Executrix in the said Will named
Testator died at Bellview 14 November 1897
Estate sworn under £114827 

Family 1

Jane Thomas b. 6 Dec 1826, d. 12 Mar 1867

Family 2

Elizabeth Polmear b. 10 Jun 1843, d. 22 Feb 1923


  1. [S1210] Cornwall Record Office County Archivist.
  2. [S414] Gary Batt.
  3. [S1720] Ancestry Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010, online, baptism John Bassett 1824.
  4. [S1404] 1841 Census for England.
  5. [S202] Copy marriage certificate of John Bassett and Jane Thomas, married 15 Apr 1848 in the Registration District of Penzance.
  6. [S1236]
  7. [S1762] State Records of Sout Australia Passenger Lists, online, "William Money" 1849.
  8. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The South Australian Register, Saturday, January 6, 1849.
  9. [S11] Chris Connolly.
  10. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), Elizabeth Bassett 1854.
  11. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), William Bassett 1855.
  12. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), Walter Thomas Bassett 1857.
  13. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), Walter Bassett 1859.
  14. [S1558] South Australian Birth Registrations transcripts (Keith Bassett), Henry Bassett 1861.
  15. [S9] Birth Certificate, Alfred Bassett 1864.
  16. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The South Australian Register, Saturday, December 15, 1866.
  17. [S14] Death Certificate.
  18. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The South Australian Weekly Chronicle, Saturday, August 17, 1867.
  19. [S1321] Greville's 1872 Directory.
  20. [S49] Marriage Certificate.
  21. [S1637] Neville Bassett photos.
  22. [S51] Neville Bassett.
  23. [S201] Will.
  24. [S1562] NSW Government Gazette, Tuesday, 16 July, 1895.
  25. [S960] Death Certificate - partial transcript.
  26. [S1772] The Condobolin Argus and Lachlan Advertiser, Saturday, November 20, 1897.
  27. [S1635] Findmypast NSW Will Books 1800-1952, online, John Bassett 1898.
  28. [S9] Birth Certificate.
  29. [S1240] South Australian Birth Registrations 1842-1906.