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Thomas Bassett

Thomas Bassett

Male Cal 1755 - 1847  (Age: ~ 92)    Has no ancestors but 2 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Thomas Bassett 
    Born Cal 1755  Randwick, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Year of birth calculated from age at death given on headstone in Randwick cemetery.
    Gender Male 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Randwick, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 80y 
    Died 3 May 1847  Randwick, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 92y 
    Buried
    BASSETT, Thomas and Hester [nee Vines]
    BASSETT, Thomas and Hester [nee Vines]
    "To the memory of Hester, Wife of Thomas Bassett, Sexton of the Parish, who died the 6th of Jan. 1826 aged 68 years.
    Also of the above-named Thomas Bassett who died May 3rd 1847, Aged 92 Years."
    Notes 
    • Extract from "A History of Randwick By E.P. Fennemore 1893"

      "Thomas Bassett, or as he was familiarly called in the village, "Tommy Bassett," was at one time a familiar figure in the village. Dressed in brown leather breeches, his short thick-set figure was a terror to the village lads when playing in the churchyard. He, failing to catch them, would shake his stick and vow future vengeance. After performing his duties as sexton, he always, without fail, repaired to the house of mourning, and there regaled himself at the inmates' expense. The story goes that at these times he would relate wonderful tales of his experience as sexton in the old churchyard. He married twice. His first wife, Hester, died in 1826, being sixty-eight years of age. After this he lived several years, without a wife, and when eighty-two years of age, wishing to marry again, the supposition is that the minister expostulated, for he is known to have said that "if he (the minister), wouldn't marry 'n, he'd make 'n." He held the office of sexton for many years, and died in 1847, being ninety-two years of age.' He is buried, with his wife and daughter, just inside the churchyard gates, on the right hand side."
    Person ID I6861  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2010 

    Family Hester Vines (ID:I6862)
              b. Cal 1758, Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Jan 1826, Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68) 
    Married 5 Aug 1787  Randwick, Gloucestershire, EnglandFind all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 12 Jul 2008 17:34:43 
    Family ID F1839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Cal 1755 - Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Aug 1787 - Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 80y - 6 Jun 1841 - Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 92y - 3 May 1847 - Randwick, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4018] Census 1841 Randwick, Gloucestershire, England HO107/370/14 (Thomas Bassett).

    2. [S4017] Randwick Parish Records  (www.randwicksources.org.uk).

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