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 Edited23 Apr 2022
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 
Land27 December 1844 Bungowannah, NSW, Australia;
ACP 77-506 44 acres5 
Marriage*15 April 1848 Parish Church, Madron, Cornwall;
Groom: John Bassett
Age: 24
Condition: Bachelor
Rank or Profession: Shoemaker
Residence at the Time of Marriage: Penzance
Father: John Bassett
Rank or Profession: Shoemaker

Bride: Jane Thomas (her mark)
Age: 22
Condition: Spinster
Rank or Profession:
Residence at the Time of Marriage: Penzance
Father: Benjamin Thomas
Rank or Profession: Miner

Date of Marriage: April 15th 1848
Place of Marriage: Madron Parish Church
Religion: Church of England by banns
Witnesses: John Bassett, T Read
Minister: Wm Wood, Curate
;Bride=Jane Thomas6 
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.;Emigrant=Jane Thomas 
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 Authority 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 Bassett and wife (male child born at sea).8 
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.9 
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 Thomas10 
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.
Lot L Mount Pleasant
Google map Mount Pleasant
Land*1868 Bungowannah, NSW, Australia;
CP 68-2734 50 acres
Note: recorded in the name of Alfred Bassett, but Alfred would have only been 4, so effectively a purchase by John Bassett;Principal=Alfred Bassett12 
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 Bassett13 
Residence*1872 Bungowannah, NSW, Australia;John Basset, bootmaker14 
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 Bailey13 
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 Polmear15 
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 Polmear16
John Bassett & Elizabeth Polmear
Land16 November 1876 Bungowannah, NSW, Australia;
CP 76-309 100 acres17 
Land2 March 1882 Bungowannah, NSW, Australia;
CP 82-48 214 acres5 
News-Arct22 May 1889 "The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express", Albury, NSW, Australia;
At 10.30 a.m. sharp.
CHENERY BROS. will sell by public auction, at the Albury Munipal Sale Yards, on Wednesday next, the 27th inst., 10.30 a.m. sharp,
10 Steers, dairy reared, on account Mr. J. Bassett, Bungowannah
3 Cows with Calves at foot on account Mr. J. Bassett, Bungowannah
1 Pure Hereford Bull, bred by Mrs. Bowler, on account Mr. J. Bassett, Bungowannah
1 Shorthorn Bull on account Mr. J. Bassett, Bungowannah18 
Land5 June 1890 Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
CL 90-48 1,834 acres Emu Plains & Murda Parishes19 
Land6 June 1890 Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
CP 90-68 320 acres Emu Plains Parish20 
News-Arct20 June 1890 "The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express", Albury, NSW, Australia;
FOR SALE, 409 ACRES LAND, situated at Dam Creek, Bungowannah. The property is divided into four paddocks, four-roomed stone house erected there is one acre planted with fruit trees in full beautiful front garden planted with orange trees, good well of water, plenty of water on the land for stock, 50 acres under cultivation, have not been ploughed for this four years. Apply to
John Bassett land Bungowannah Parish
Bungowannah topographical map (Bassett land outlined in green)
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, Condobolin22 
Land*16 July 1895 NSW, Australia;
Local Land Board office,
Forbes, 16th July, 1895.
IT is hereby notified, in pursuance of the provisions of section 36 of the Crown Lands Act of 1884, that after the expiration of thirty days from the date of the publication of this notice, the Local Land Board will hold an inquiry whether all conditions applicable to the undermentioned Conditional Purchases, except that of payment of balance of instalments, have been duly complied with, and if satisfied with such compliance, will issue Certificates to that effect. Any caveat against the issue of any such Certificate must be lodged at this Office, together with a sum of ten pounds, within thirty days from the date of the publication of this notice.

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
Google map of John Bassett's holding north of Codobolin bounded on the east by Springvale Rd. New Elswick Rd can be seen going off to the east at an angle from Springvale Rd
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 Dawson24 
Burial*15 November 1897 Condobolin cemetery, Condobolin, NSW, Australia13 
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.25 
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 £114826 

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] Garry Batt.
  3. [S1720] Ancestry Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010, online, baptism John Bassett 1824.
  4. [S1404] 1841 Census for England.
  5. [S1838] NSW Land Registry Services, online, ACP 77-506.
  6. [S202] Copy marriage certificate of John Bassett and Jane Thomas, married 15 Apr 1848 in the Registration District of Penzance.
  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. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The South Australian Register, Saturday, December 15, 1866.
  10. [S14] Death Certificate, 116/1867.
  11. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The South Australian Weekly Chronicle, Saturday, August 17, 1867.
  12. [S1838] NSW Land Registry Services, online, CP 68-2734.
  13. [S14] Death Certificate.
  14. [S1321] Greville's 1872 Directory.
  15. [S49] Marriage Certificate.
  16. [S1637] Neville Bassett photos.
  17. [S1838] NSW Land Registry Services, online, CP 76-309.
  18. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Friday, May 22, 1889.
  19. [S1838] NSW Land Registry Services, online, ACP 90-48.
  20. [S1838] NSW Land Registry Services, online, CP 90-68.
  21. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Friday, June 20, 1890.
  22. [S201] Will.
  23. [S1562] NSW Government Gazette, Tuesday, 16 July, 1895.
  24. [S14] Death Certificate, John Bassett 1897.
  25. [S1772] The Condobolin Argus and Lachlan Advertiser, Saturday, November 20, 1897.
  26. [S1635] Findmypast NSW Will Books 1800-1952, online, John Bassett 1898.
  27. [S9] Birth Certificate.
  28. [S1240] South Australian Birth Registrations 1842-1906.