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John Bassett’s final resting place in Australia
Article - 8  John Bassett of Madron (1790- 1868)  John Bassett lived for seven years in the colony of Victoria before he died in Sailors Gully, in the borough of Eaglehawk. [i]  He arrived in Victoria in 1861 on the SS Great Britain with his wife and some o...
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Bassett Family from Cornwall to Australia
Article - 7  John Bassett of Madron (1790- 1868)  In today’s world , we travel for work, pleasure and to migrate to new places.  However , when we examine our forebears' lives and search the records we often assume that they only travelled when migrating to...
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When did John Bassett come out to Australia?
Article - 7  John Bassett of Madron (1790- 1868)  After initial research, it appeared that John Bassett first came out to Australia in 1861 as part of a large family group on the SS Great Britain (Voyage 21) which arrived in Hobson’s Bay, Williamstown, Vict...
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Locating John Bassett’s adult children in the English Censuses
Article - 6  John Bassett of Madron (1790- 1868)  John and Martha had nine children of which 5 survived through to adulthood. As discussed previously John & Martha’s living children were still all in the family home in 1841.  In this post , we trace the chi...
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Locating John Bassett in the English Censuses
Article - 5  John Bassett of Madron (1790- 1868)  1841 The family were living in Godolphin in Breage Cornwall according to the 1841 census, having moved there between 1829 and 1833. [i]   Their residence, Blowing House Stamps was listed next to Godolphin ho...
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June & July Reflections & Intentions 2017
My Blogging Reflections for June 2017 June’s blog posts were focused on John Bassett of Madron , baptised 5 September 1790 in St Madern Church of England, Madron, Cornwall. I managed to cover the time period 1790 to 1839 from John’s own baptism to the bapti...
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Locating the family through their children's baptisms
Article - 4  John Bassett of Madron (1790- 1868)   Last week I examined John and Martha’s move away from their birth places as they followed the coastline to Perranuthnoe where the first born was baptised.  This week I will attempt to trace the couple’s whe...
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Living in the wake of family disaster
Article - 3  John Bassett of Madron  (1790- 1868)  This week I am going to take a look at the ramifications of criminal charges that were brought against John’s brother, his father-in-law and brother-in-law. The incident in question happened only eight mont...
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Looking for the Parent's of John Bassett
Article - 2 The internet is scattered with possible candidates for the parents of John Bassett, there has been much copying and pasting over the years Ancestry.com has John descended from various couples.  Before the advent of DNA there was little one could...
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Who is John Bassett?
Article - 1 Not much is known about John Bassett before his marriage to Martha Carbis in 1812 in the Paul Parish Church. [i]   The notation for his occupation was listed as sojourner in the parish register. A sojourner “means someone who is a temporary resi...
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