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Raymond Henderson (View posts)
Posted: 925819200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: James Bassett, Elenor Symons, Elenor Bassett, Thomas Henderson
Husband: James Bassett.
Born: unknown, Crowan, Cronwall, Sailors Gully Eaglehawk.
Married: Forest Street, Sandhurst Bendigo Victoria. Aust.
Wife: Elenor Symons
Born: Hayle, Cornwall. England.
Children: Elenor Bassett.
Born: 2/4/1867 Sailors Gully Bendigo, Victoria. Australia.
Married: 24/3/1885 unknown.
Died: 25/2/1929 Age 63 Eaglehawk.

Question can anyone help in giving any info as to who James Bassett Parents were, where he died, and any info on Elenor Symons please?.

Raymond Henderson.


Posted: 1052251548000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bassett/ Symons
I wonder if this is of any help or have you caught up with this info now?

Descendants of William Bassett

1 William Bassett b: Abt 1760
.. +Mary Father: Mother:
..... 2 John Bassett Snr. b: Abt 1788 in St. Issey, Cornwall, England d: 24 Nov 1868 in Sailors Gully, b.Eaglehawk, Vic. Age at death: 80 est.
......... +Martha Carbis b: in Cornwall, England m: in St Austell, Cornwall, England d: 20 Mar 1882 in Sailors Gully, b.Eaglehawk, Vic. Age at death: ? Father: Richard Carbis Mother: Ann
............ 3 William Bassett b: 3 Oct 1816 in St Hilary, Cornwall. d: 19 Jan 1869 in Eaglehawk, Vic. Age at death: 52
................ +Martha Muffett b: 1816 in Breage, Cornwall. m: 1842 d: 14 Aug 1897 in Sailors Gully, Vic. Age at death: 81 est. Father: William Muffett Mother: Anne Kitty
............ 3 John Bassett b: 25 Jun 1820 in Germoe, Cornwall d: 17 Nov 1865 in Sailors Gully, b.White hills Cem. Age at death: 45
................ +Catherine Davey b: 2 Jan 1824 in Bodmin, Cornwall. m: 12 May 1843 in Breage, Cornwall. d: 1890 in Sandhurst, Victoria Australia. Age at death: 65 est. Father: John Davey Mother: Elizabeth Edwards
............ 3 Francis Bassett b: 1824
............ 3 Anne Bassett b: 9 Jan 1826 in Camborne, Cornwall. d: 8 Nov 1904 in Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, Vic. Age at death: 78
................ +Stephen Davey. snr. b: 24 Dec 1820 in Gwinear, Cornwall. m: 26 Dec 1842 in Breage, Cornwall. d: 16 Feb 1867 in Eaglehawk, Vic. Age at death: 46 Father: John Davey Mother:
............ *2nd Husband of Anne Bassett:
................ +Richard Kitto m: 1874 Father: Mother:
............ 3 Martha Bassett b: 1828 d: 23 Nov 1907 in Vic. Australia. Age at death: 79 est.
................ +James Rowe m: 4 Oct 1851 in Cornwall, England Father: Mother:
............ 3 James Bassett b: 7 May 1833 in Breage/ Crowan, Cornwall. d: 20 Mar 1879 in Eaglehawk, Vic. Age at death: 45
................ +Eleanor Symons b: in Hayle, Conwall? m: 9 Jan 1862 in Wesley School house Sandhurst Vic. d: 20 May 1920 in Vic. Australia. Age at death: ? Father: Mother:
............ 3 Samuel Bassett b: 1838

William Bassett was a farmer in St. Enoder, the farm was called Pencorse.
Pencorse is still in existance.

John Bassett Snr. Born abt. 1778 Cornwall the son of William and Mary. Known as Grandfather Bassett, he was a local preacher with the Cal Hill Wesleyan Church. Died 1868 aged 80 years. Maried abt. 1813 to Martha nee Carbiss. Children were: William(1816-1869), John (1820-1865), Francis (1823-), Francis (1824-), Anne (1826-1904), Martha (1828-), James (1833-1879) and Samuel, (- 1838).
Bapt.21 March 1788 at Saint St. Issey, Cornwall. He died 24th November 1868 at Eaglehawk the son of William Bassett and Mary. Mr John Bassett, known as Grandfather Bassett, was a much-loved and esteemed local preacher and class leader; also was Mr T. Featonby and others, whose names cannot be erased by time, astheir works follow them. Mr Bassett was called home at 80 years of age in 1869. (The Methodist History of Victoria and Tasmania: Originally published in the Spectator, vol. 2 1889 onwards) In 1861 we know that John Bassett Snr. arrived with his wife and their married daughter and her children on the " SS Great Britain". However after talking to Professor Ian Breward the archivest at the Uniting Church archives, we began to feel that John Bassett Snr. must have arrived earlier than 1861 to be referred to as " a much loved and esteemed local preacher". Professor Breward felt that such terms of endearment indicated that John Bassett Snr. must have arrived earlir in Australia. This lead us to look further afield and we found a John Bassett on the " Marco Polo" in 1853 which may have been our John Bassett accompanied by his son John Bassett Jnr. (The ages match perfectly). It is interesting to note that one of the " family stories" is that John Bassett Snr. was wealthy and brought over a lot of Cornish miners; prehaps the story should be that he went backwards and forwards between Australia and Cornwall bringing across different family members until the whole family (or most of it ) migrated.
Family reasearcher: Sandra Williamson. Noora Crt., Aspendale 3195. Email:

James Bassett. Native of Crowan Cornwall and Married to Eleanor nee Symonds( Bendigo Journal book) Gold miner b. 1833 Breage/ Crowan, Cornwall to John Bassett and Martha nee Symonds. Children were: James, James, William, Eleanor (married Thomas Henderson,) Mary ( married William Thies), James, Martha, John and William (defacto marriage to Lillian Crump who loater married Mr Henderson). Eaglehawk Pioneers). Late of Crowan, Cornwall according to Bendigo Advertiser Personal notices 1854-1880. Died Eaglehawk in 1879 and burried at Eaglehawk. (card file - Ruth Hopkins).

Eleanor Symons. Late of Hayle Cornwall according to Bendigo Advertiser.

There is some doubt that William was ever married to Lillian Crump ( Defacto marriage)
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