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Francis BASSETT + Sarah PARKINS - Weber

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Francis BASSETT (1849-1922)
- was a farmer in Weber, Dannevirke
- his father William Bassett (1801-1889) was a shoemaker in Petone

Francis married on 12 Jan 1875 to:
Sarah PARKINS (1856-1936)

the 8 known children of FRANCIS & SARAH
... 1
1875 - 1910 Mary Elizabeth Bassett
- Mary married Robert Jearrad STEPHENSON (1867-1932) in 1896


... 2
1877 - 1956 Francis John 'Frank' Bassett
- Frank married Mabel Amanda YOUNG (1881-1944) in 1907
- 2nd of 8 children of Daniel Bishart YOUNG & Amanda Louisa GORD
their known children:
* 1908 - Dorothy Frances Bassett
* 1910 - 1980 Francis Bassett
* 1911 - 1912 Frederick Alfred Bassett (aged 6 months)
* 1913 - 1971 Jack Bassett
MABEL died 9 Oct 1944 aged 63
FRANCIS died 13 May 1956 aged 80
- they are buried Plot 3, Block ZO at Mangatera cemetery, Dannevirke


... 3
1879 - William 'Bill' Bassett
- nothing known


... 4
1881 - Annie Bassett
- nothing known


... 5
1882 - 1884 Sarah Jane Bassett
- born 11 Dec 1882, Sarah died 9 Dec 1884 aged 2


... 6
1884 - 1931 Martha Bassett
- Martha married Kenneth Morrison McKENZIE (1896-1976) in 1920
- son of Alexander & Elizabeth McKENZIE


... 7
1886 - 1917 Edmund Bassett
- born in Bunnythorpe
- Edmund married Alice Elizabeth LAYZELL 22 Dec 1909 in Palmerston North
- they had 3 sons:
* 1911 - 1967 Edmund Francis Bassett
* 1912 - 1994 William Bassett (buried Mangatera)
* 1913 - 1976 James Clarence Bassett (buried Mangatera)
- Edmund served in WWI as Rifleman 25/162 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, B Company . He embarked from Wellington 5 Feb 1916 for Egypt. He listed his wife Alice of Weber as his next of kin.
Edmund DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 23 Nov 1917 at Belgium aged 31. He is buried XXVII BB 15A Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
From his link above: London Gazette, 9 December 1916, p12058, Rec No228:
... "Great courage during the attack 15th September 1916, at Flers. When the Company was prevented from advancing by heavy rifle and machine gun fire, Lance Corporal Bassett left cover and kept up a constant rifle fire. By his courage and example he got others to follow him and so enabled the advance to be continued."


... 8
1888 - 1936 Emma Jane Bassett
- Emma married Maxwell Bernard JUST in 1907
their known children:
* 1909 - Nyleptha Pearl Just
* 1911 - 1961 Francis William Max Just
* 1912 - 1986 Lionel Bernard Just


Francis BASSETT died 12 Nov 1922 aged 73
- he is buried Grave 7, Block I at SETTLERS CEMETERY, Dannevirke


PHOTO
Sergeant 25/162, Edmund Bassett

photo taken from Kete Horowhenua: Adopt an Anzac

Surnames: BASSETT JUST LAYZELL MCKENZIE PARKINS STEPHENSON YOUNG
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on 2013-11-17 05:38:35

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by ngairedith on 2014-04-20 02:16:17

thank you to Rosemary for her message:

Subject: RE: Francis Bassett & Sarah Parkins
To: ngairedith
From: Rosemary_Thomson
Date: 2014-04-20 01:37:46
Dear Ngaire Edith,

I thought you'd like to know that that Martha Bassett (daughter of Francis Bassett and Sarah Parkins) did not marry Kenneth Morrison McKenzie). She married 1. Harry Wood(s)with whom she had a son and from whom she was divorced and in 1914 she married George Megginson Bell with who she had a son and a daughter.

The Martha Bassett who married Kenneth Morrison McKenzie was the daughter of William Thomas Bassett and Ellen Buckley. William was the son of William Henry Bassett (an Irish soldier) and Annie Bassett (no relation). Annie was the sister of Francis Bassett and was later married to William Wood.

I am researching the living members of the family because a family reunion of the descendants of William and Mary (nee Symes) Bassett is planned for mid March 2015 to celebrate 175 years since they (William and Mary) arrived in NZ. They arrived in Petone on the "Duke of Roxburgh" on 8 February 1840.

Cheers

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