Elizabeth Polmear1

F, #130, b. 10 June 1843, d. 22 February 1923
Elizabeth Bassett nee Polmear 1843-1923
FatherJohn Polmear2 b. 24 May 1807, d. 20 Jun 1868
MotherJenifer Berryman1 d. 2 Sep 1885
Last Edited27 Jan 2020
Birth*10 June 1843 Zennor, Cornwall3 
Baptism18 June 1843 Zennor, Cornwall;
When Baptized: June 18th 1843
Child's Christian Name: Elizabeth Daughter of
Parents Names: John & Jane Polmear
Abode: Foage
Quality, Trade, or Profession: Farmer
By whom the Ceremony was performed: Henry Stoneman, Vicar4 
(Daughter) Census 18617 April 1861 Treveale, Zennor, Cornwall;John Polmear, HD, M, 54, Farmer of 9 acres, Zennor
Jennifer Polmear, WI, M, 51,, Zennor
Thomas Polmear, SO, U, 19, Tin Miner, Zennor
Elizabeth Polmear, DA, U, 17,, Zennor
Emma Polmear, DA,, 13, Scholar, Zennor
Samuel Polmear, SO,, 10, Scholar, Zennor
Margaret Polmear, DA,, 8,, Zennor
Matthew Polmear, SO,, 6,, Zennor;Head=John Polmear, Wife=Jenifer Berryman5 
Death of Father20 June 1868 Treveal, Zennor, Cornwall;Principal=John Polmear3 
(Daughter) ImmigrationApril 1870 VIC, Australia;aboard "Percy"
Jane Polmear, 59
Elizabeth Polmear, 25
Mary A Polmear, 24
Emma Polmear, 22
Samuel Polmear, 19
Margaret Polmear, 17
Matthew Polmear, 14
Hannah Polmear, 12;Principal=Jenifer Berryman6 
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;Groom=John Bassett1 
Married Name26 May 1875 Bassett1 
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=John Bassett7
John Bassett & Elizabeth Polmear
Death of Mother2 September 1885 Tallangatta, VIC, Australia;Principal=Jenifer Berryman3 
Death of Spouse14 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 Bassett8 
Census 1901*1901 "Bellview", near Condobolin, NSW, Australia;
Locality: Bellview
Name of Householder: Elizabeth Bassett
Number of Persons: 4 males, 2 females9 
Death*22 February 1923 Grenfell, NSW, Australia;age 822 
News-Arct*26 February 1923 "The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser", Grenfell, NSW, Australia;
Mrs. Elizabeth Bassett, 82, a very old resident of the Grenfell district, died at her son's home on Adelargo road on Wednesday. The funeral took place on Thursday, Commandant Hutchison, of the Salvation Army, conducting the burial service. A memorial service was also conducted in the Masonic Hall on Sunday night.10 


John Bassett b. 1 Aug 1824, d. 14 Nov 1897


  1. [S49] Marriage Certificate.
  2. [S143] NSW Death 3647/1923 - Elizabeth Bassett (Polmear).
  3. [S887] Colin Cummins.
  4. [S1720] Ancestry Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010, online https://ancestry.com, baptism Elizabth Polmear 1843.
  5. [S650] 1861 Census for Zennor.
  6. [S652] Public Record Office Victoria.
  7. [S1637] Neville Bassett photos.
  8. [S14] Death Certificate, John Bassett 1897.
  9. [S1612] NSW 1901 Census, online http://ancestry.com/, Elizabeth Bassett.
  10. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/, The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Monday, February 26, 1923.