John Bassett

M, #145, b. 12 July 1850, d. 4 June 1923
John Bassett 1850-1923
FatherJohn Bassett b. 1 Aug 1824, d. 14 Nov 1897
MotherJane Thomas b. 6 Dec 1826, d. 12 Mar 1867
Relationship2nd great-uncle of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited23 Apr 2022
Birth*12 July 1850 Reedy Creek, SA, Australia1 
Death of Mother12 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 Thomas2 
Marriage*1 October 1874 Albury, NSW, Australia;Bride=Martha Loomes3 
News-Arct3 September 1886 "The Wodonga and Towong Sentinel", Wodonga, VIC, Australia;
Shire of Wodonga.
I HEREBY declare JOHN BASSETT, of Wodonga, duly ELECTED a Councillor of the Shire of Wodonga.
Occupation1893 Wodonga, VIC, Australia5 
Photo*circa 1895 Albury, NSW, Australia;
;Principal=Martha Loomes6
John & Martha Bassett with children Lucy, George, John, Ada & Eva
Death of Father14 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 Dawson;Principal=John Bassett7 
Death of Spouse10 August 1898 Wodonga, VIC, Australia;age 42;Principal=Martha Loomes8 
Marriage*1901 Brighton, VIC, Australia;Bride=Lilian Amelia Sadgrove3 
Occupation*1923 Wodonga, VIC, Australia;Apiarist9 
Death*4 June 1923 35 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill, VIC, Australia;
Name: John Bassett
Date of Death: 4 Jun 1923
Place of Death: 35 Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill
Occupation: Apiarist
Sex: Male
Age: 72 years
Place of Birth: Reedy Creek, South Australia
Time in Aust Colonies: Victoria 51 years

Father: John Bassett
Occupation: Bootmaker
Mother: Jane Bassett M N Thomas

Place of Marriage 1: Wodonga
Age at Marriage 1: 21 years
Name of Spouse 1: Martha Loomes
Children of Marriage 1: Lucy Ellen 48, Albert dead, Albert dead, George Henry 41, John Thomas 40, Ada Maud 38, Eva Martha 36

Place of Marriage 2: Brighton
Age at Marriage 2: 50 years
Name of Spouse 2: Lilian Amelia Sadgrove
Children of Marriage 2: William Langdon 21, Charles Henry 19, Elva Victoria 16

Informant: Alfred J Padbury, Authorised Agent, Box Hill

Cause of Death: 1. Tuberculosis 2. Heart failure
Length of Illness: 5 years
Medical Attendant: Dr N A Luke
Date Last seen: 4th June 1923

Date of Burial: 5 Jun 1923
Place of Burial: Box Hill Cemetery
Minister & Religion: Reverend W H Holtham, Methodist
Undertaker: A J Padbury
Obituary15 June 1923 "The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express", Albury, NSW, Australia;
A very old resident of Wodonga, in the person of Mr. John Bassett, died at his late residence, Box Hill, last week, aged 72 years. For a great many years deceased was in business at Wodonga, but, prior to his departure from that district, he occupied his time as an orchardist. Of late years he resided in Melbourne. Deceased, during his residence in Wodonga, took an active interest in public affairs, and was, for a number of years, a member of the Wodonga Shire Council. During one term he occupied the presidential chair.11 

Family 1

Martha Loomes b. 11 Apr 1857, d. 10 Aug 1898

Family 2

Lilian Amelia Sadgrove b. 1874, d. 1954


  1. [S11] Chris Connolly.
  2. [S14] Death Certificate, 116/1867.
  3. [S51] Neville Bassett.
  4. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The Wodonga and Towong Sentinel, Friday, September 3, 1886.
  5. [S643] Baillieres Directory.
  6. [S1637] Neville Bassett photos.
  7. [S14] Death Certificate, John Bassett 1897.
  8. [S639] Wodonga Cemetery.
  9. [S379] Probate records.
  10. [S14] Death Certificate, John Bassett 1923.
  11. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Friday, June 15, 1923.