Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p136


Volume 1, Page 136

of his days. had d. Mary, wh. m. 15 Dec. 1670, Peter Spicer of Norwich;
Abigail, wh. m. Hugh Stone; and Peter, perhaps only s. wh. accident.
shot. hims.

    BASSETT, DAVID, Boston, had Mary, bapt. at O. S. ch. 13 Apr. 1681;
and David, 25 Sept. 1687. The rec. marks him, as French, so that, I presume,
he was a Hugenot. ELISHA, Lynn, s. of William of the same, had w. Elizabeth
but I kn. no more. HENRY, Newport, was freem. 1655. JOHN, New
Haven 1647, d. Feb 1653, leav. w. Margery, s. Robert, and in his
will no other ch. He and his s. were of Stratford 1674. JOHN, New
Haven, s. of William, m. as is thot. Mercy, d. of Christopher Todd,
and was a propr. 1685. JOSEPH, Hingham, s. prob. youngest of the
first William, m. Oct. 1677, Martha Hobart, had Joseph, William,
Elnathan, Jeremiah, Lydia, Ruth, and Elizabeth and d. 1712. NATHANIEL,
Yarmouth 1672, s. of William the first comer, m. a d. of John Joyce. He
d. 16 Jan. 1710, in his will of six days preced. he ment. nine ch. then liv.
whose names are not giv. Prob. he had sec. w. Hannah, wh. d. 1709, and
it is uncert. wh. was mo. of the ch. respectiv. PETER, Boston, perhaps in
1678, a physician, may be the same wh. took o. of alleg. at York 1680.
ROBERT, New Haven 1643, s. of John the first, b. in Eng. was a shoemaker,
and town drummer. He had Mary, b. 8 Mar. 1650, d. in few days.
SAMUEL, New Haven, s. of William of the same, m. 21 June 1677, Mary,
d. of Abraham Dickerman, was a propr. 1685. 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. WILLIAM, Plymouth,
came in the Fortune 1621, with w. Elizabeth m. at Leyden, as his sec. w. 13
Aug. 1611, being the earliest m. of any of our pilgrims in that foreign
ld. had Sarah, William, and Elizabeth count. in the div. of cattle 1627, but
neither of the three is reckon. in the div. of ld. 1623, so that we may believe
they were b. in the interval, liv. at Duxbury in 1637, and was rep. 1640, and
four yrs. more; in 1652, with Gov. Bradford and others join. in purch. of
Dartmouth, rem. to Bridgewater, and d. 1667. Other ch. beside a sec. William,
were Nathaniel, Ruth, Jane, and Joseph. His d. Sarah m. 1648, Peregrine
; and Elizabeth m. 8 Nov. of the same yr. Thomas Burge. WILLIAM, Lynn
1640, a farmer, had William; John, b. Nov. 1653; Miriam, Sept. 1655; Mary,
Mar. 1657; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1660; Elisha; Samuel, 18 Mar. 1664; and Rachel,
13 Mar. 1666. His w. was, I suppose, a d. of Hugh Burt of L. wh. in his
will, of 7 Oct. 1661, calls B. his s. WILLIAM, New Haven, s. perhaps
of John the first, b. in Eng. m. 1648, the wid. of William Ives, had
Hannah, b. 13, bapt. 15 Sept. 1650; John, b. 24 Dec. 1652; Samuel, 15 Feb.
1655; Abigail, bapt. 7 Feb. 1658; and Phebe, and d. 29 Aug. 1684. Hannah m.
8 Nov. 1670, John Parker; Abia m. 27 Apr. 1681, Ralph Lines; and Phebe m. a
Rose. A good-wife B. was execut. for a witch, it is thot. at Stratford. Kingsley,
101. WILLIAM, Sandwich, s. of William the first, m. Mary, d. of Hugh Burt
the first of Lynn, had Mary, b. 21 Nov. 1654; and William, 1656; perhaps
others, and d. 1670. Yet it may be, that the Lynn and the Sandwich William
were the same. WILLIAM, Salem, s. perhaps of William of Lynn, m. 25
Oct. 1675, Sarah Hood, d. of Richard, had Sarah, b. 6 Dec. 1676; William,
2 Oct. 1678; Mary, 13 June 1680; and John, 8 Sept. 1682. Descend. are
wide. dispers. Rev. Nathan, H. C. 1719 of Charleston, S. C. was of
the stock of the first comer William.

    BASSOM or BASSUM, THOMAS, Windsor, had Abigail, b. 7 June 1640;
Thomas, 20 Feb. 1642; and Hepzibah, 14 July 1644. WILLIAM, Watertown
1636, as Dr. Francis, 131, gives the name; but Bond is silent,
and I conject. that it was abbrev. for Bassumthwaite, wh. d. early, and his
wid. had share of lds. with other Watertown sett. at Sudbury 1639. See
Barry, Hist. of Framingham, 134. Yet one William Bassom there was
a propr. at Wethersfield, perhaps br. of Thomas of Windsor.