Person:Thomas Bassett (31)

Thomas Bassett
b.abt 1598 England
m. aft July 1656
  1. Thomas Bassett1650 - bef 1736/37
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Bassett
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1598 England
Marriage aft July 1656 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States (probably)to Johanna Unknown
Death[1] bef 14 Jan 1669/70 Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut(inventory)

"Tho[mas] Bassett," aged 37, was enrolled on 16 March 1634/5 at London as a passenger for New England on the Christian [Hotten 42].

Carpenter by trade, based on his estate papers.

He held four parcels at Windsor by the inventory in February 1640/41. He was granted a homelot in Fairfield on 18 August 1653. He was married to Thomas Beardsley's widow by 25 November 1661, when he sold Beardsley's homelot in Fairfield.

He had no will. His inventory was presented at court 14 January 1669/70 and acknowledged by his widow. The papers mention that there were "children", unnamed.[1]


References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas Bassett, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    ORIGIN: Unknown. MIGRATION: 1635 on the Christian.
    FIRST RESIDENCE: Windsor. REMOVES: Stratford by 1651, Fairfield by 1653.
    BIRTH: About 1598 (aged 37 in 1635 [Hotten 42]; aged 68 in May 1666 [Connecticut Archives, Crimes & Misdemeanors, 1:17b]).
    DEATH: Before 14 January 1669/70 (date of presentation of inventory).

  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:136.

    THOMAS, Windsor 1641, had come in the Christian 1635, aged 37, and prob. first sat down at Dorchester, tho. not ment. there, and bef. 1653 rem. to Fairfield, d. 1668, leav. w. and ch. but their names are not heard.

The Christian (1635)
The Christian sailed to Boston, then up the Connecticut River to Windsor. Among its passengers were young men paid by Sir Richard Saltonstall to build houses at Windsor for future settlers (led by Francis Stiles).
Sailed: 16 Mar 1634/5 from London, England under Master John White
Arrived: 15 Jun 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts, then sailed on to Windsor.

Passengers:
~27
Francis Stiles - Tho: Bassett - Tho: Stiles - Tho: Barber - James Busket - Tho: Coop? - Jo:Dwyer - Jo: Harris - James Horwood - Jo: Reeves - Tho: Ffoulfoot - Edward Preston - Jo: Cribb - George Chappell - Robert Robinson - Edward Patteson - ffrancis Marshall - Ricd. Heylie - Tho: Halford - Tho: Haukesworth - Jo: Stiles - Henrie Stiles - Jane Morden - Joan Stiles - Henry Stiles 3yr. - Jo: Stiles 9mo. - Rachell Stiles 28

Resources: Passenger List at Winthrop Society Founders of New England


Founders of Windsor, CT
Windsor was the first permanent English settlement in Connecticut. Local indians granted Plymouth settlers land at the confluence of the Farmington River and the west side of the Connecticut River, and Plymouth settlers (including Jonathan Brewster, son of William) built a trading post in 1633. But the bulk of the settlement came in 1635, when 60 or more people led by Reverend Warham arrived, having trekked overland from Dorchester, Massachusetts. Most had arrived in the New World five years earlier on the ship "Mary and John" from Plymouth, England. The settlement was first called Dorchester, and was renamed Windsor in 1637.

See: Stiles History of Ancient Windsor - Thistlewaite's Dorset Pilgrims - Wikipedia entry

Loomis homestead, oldest in CT.
Settlers at Windsor by the end of 1640, per the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor: Abbot - Alford - S. Allen - M. Allyn - Barber - Bartlett - M. (Barrett) (Huntington) Stoughton - Bascomb - Bassett - Benett - Birge - Bissell - Branker - Brewster - Buckland - Buell - Carter - Chappel - D. Clarke - J. Clarke - Cooke - Cooper - Denslow - Dewey - Dibble - Dumbleton - Drake - Dyer - Eels - Eggleston - Filley - Ford - Foulkes - Fyler - Gaylord - Francis Gibbs - William Gilbert - Jere. Gillett - Jon. Gillett - N. Gillett - Grant - Gridley - E. Griswold - M. Griswold - Gunn - Hannum - Hawkes - Hawkins - Hayden - Haynes - Hill - Hillier - Holcombe - Holmes - Holt - Hosford - Hoskins - Hoyte - Hubbard - Huit - Hulbert - Hull - Hurd - Hydes - Loomis - Ludlow - Lush - Marshfield - A. Marshall - T. Marshall - Mason - M. (Merwin) (Tinker) Collins - M. Merwin - Mills - Moore - Newberry - Newell - Oldage - Orton - Osborn - Palmer - Parsons - Parkman - Pattison - Phelps - Phelps - Phillips - Pinney - Pomeroy - Pond - Porter - Preston - Rainend - Randall - Rawlins - Reeves - J. Rockwell - W. Rockwell - B. Rossiter - St. Nicholas - Saltonstall - Samos - M. Sension (St. John) – R. Sension - Sexton - Staires - Starke - F. StilesH. Stiles - J. StilesT. Stiles - Stoughton - Stuckey - Talcott - E. Taylor - J. Taylor - Terry - Thornton - Thrall - Tilley - Tilton - Try - F. (Clark) (Dewey) (Phelps) - Vore - Warham - Weller - Whitehead - A. Williams - J. Williams - R. Williams - Wilton - Winchell - Witchfield - Wolcott - Young
Current Location: Hartford County, Connecticut   Parent Towns: Dorchester, Massachusetts   Daughter Towns: Windsor Locks; South Windsor; East Windsor; Ellington; Bloomfield