According to the information I received from my cousin, William, Sr.'s father was a John Bastedo who died when William was about ll years old. John lived in the New Brunswick region of Middles Clunty, NJ during the middle 1700's.
Gertrude and Nelson Bastedo had four children, Abram, Augusta, Nelson, and George.
George was my grandfather, b. 1859 in Brooklyn, NY. He married Sarah Morris. They had two sons, Harold and Henry. Henry was my father, b. 10-2-1894, d. 12-27-1968.
Harold had two children, Helen and George. Neither married. I have a sister, Laura.
If you have any information on John Bastedo, please let me know. I have a listing of wills from the NJ Archives but none for a John, only one I have a copy of and it does not list anything of note because he died intestate.
Hope to hear from you soon.