William Bassett

Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Bassett was born in 1856, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, David Bassett, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Saunders, was 23. He married Sarah M. Harries about 1876, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Felinfoel, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

William Bassett
Sarah M. Harries
Marriage: about 1876
Thomas Bassett
Catherine Ann Bassett
David Bassett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1876Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 11
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    Age 28
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 
    Age 34
    In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from Old French basset ‘of low stature’, a diminutive of basse ‘low, short’, either a nickname for a short person or a status name for someone of humble origins.Altered form of French Bessette 1 or Besset (see Bessette 2).History: William Bassett (c. 1598–1667) came to Plymouth, MA, from Kent, England, in the 1620s; c. 1650 he moved to Duxbury and subesequently to Bridgewater. He had many prominent descendants, among them one of the earliest families on Martha's Vineyard. — The surname Bassett of French origin (see 2 above) is listed in the register of Huguenot ancestors recognized by the Huguenot Society of America.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (8)

    • William Bassett in household of Sarah Bassett, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • William Bassett, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • marriage of William Bassett and Sarah Harries

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