Bassock

Family 1; Family 2  descent through 2 children Elizabeth & Wiliam

Raff or Ralfe BASSOCK of Staplehurst, co. Kent, born circa 1500, buried at Staplehurst 5/20/1545. 

Spouse: Johan ?; ; she married (2) Robert Shedwater of Salehurst, co. Sussex 11/8/1546

Children: Thomas buried at Staplehurst 11/17/1543; William (see Family 2); Elizabeth married at Staplehurst 11/16/1551 Stephen Asten, widower; Edward married at Staplehurst 10/11/1562 Myldred Graylyng

 

Elizabeth BASSOCK married 11/16/1551, 

Spouse: Stephen AUSTEN of Staplehurst, co. Kent, laborer, born circa 1520, buried Staplehurst 11/17/1557; she married  (2) William Eden (a poore householder); Stephen married (1) Margaret Wrigley buried 5/2/1550

Children: by Margaret (1) William baptized 11/19/1544 buried 1/1/1544-5; Katherine baptized 5/16/1546; Richard baptized 2/28/1547-8; Edward baptized 2/21/1549-50 buried 8/4/1550. Children by Elizabeth (2) Joane baptized 1/1/155ling2-3, married 10/25/1579 Henry Harris, she died 10/28/1586 "a pore woman the wyf of Henry Harris; Jarvis baptized 7/16/1554; Margery baptized 3/26/1557 buried 1/13/1565-6

From Parish Records Staplehurst: 1551  Was maried William bassock synglema' unto Agnes abarow synglewoman 18 October.
1551 Was Maried Stevyn Asten Widoer unto Elsabetht bassocke synglewoma' 16 November 


Family 2  

Raff or Ralfe BASSOCK of Staplehurst, co. Kent, born circa 1500, buried at Staplehurst 5/20/1545. 

Spouse: Johan ?; married 11/8/1546; she married (2) Robert Shedwater of Salehurst, co. Sussex 11/8/1546

Children: Thomas buried at Staplehurst 11/17/1543; William; Elizabeth married at Staplehurst 11/16/1551 Stephen Asten, widower; Edward married at Staplehurst 10/11/1562 Myldred Graylyng

 

William BASSOCK of Staplehurst, yeoman, born circa 1525, died between 10/22/1595 and 1/31/1596-7. 

Spouse: (1) Agnes ABAROW married 10/18/1551, buried 4/12/1566 (2) Dorothy Grayling married 7/13/1567 buried 9/16/1583 (3) widow Mary Baker married 10/16/1590

Children: Ralf baptized 4/8/1555 married 7/19/1584 Jane Pearson, buried 1/21/1584-5; Joanna baptized 2/11/1556-7 buried 7/21/1595; Robert baptized 7/6/1561 buried 7/28/1561; Mary baptized 11/8/1562 married 10/26/1584 Jarvis Austen, buried 5/12/1610; James baptized 6/10/1565; William baptized 8/29/1563 buried 12/14/1565; children by 2nd wife: Isabel baptized 5/16/1568; John baptized 10/29/1570; William baptized 4/10/1573; Robert married and had children as early as 1595; Anne baptized 4/24/1577; Dorothy baptized 4/1/1583

 

Mary BASSOCK married at Staplehurst 10/26/1584, buried 5/12/1610, 1st cousin to Jarvis

Spouse: Jarvis AUSTIN of Staplehurst Kent ENG baptized 7/16/1554, buried 6/5/1610

Children: Mary baptized 8/29/1585 probably died young; Stephen baptized 2/25/1586-7; Catherine baptized 4/16/1589 buried 5/9/1589; Mary baptized 4/5/1590; Tearsye baptized 2/13/1591-2 buried 2/16/ 1591-2; Denys baptized 2/13/1591-2; Isabel baptized 11/17/1593; John baptized 8/17/1593; Jonas baptized 12/3/1598; A child stillborn buried 3/21/1600-1; Susan baptized 7/4/1605; Mildred baptized 8/2/1607; George, illigitimate, child of Jarvis baptized 10/28/1591 


New England Ancestors: The Will of William Bassocke Senior of Staplehurst in the County of Kent, yeoman, 22 October 1595. To the parish church of Staplehurst 3s 4d. To my wife Mary all such moveable goods and household goods as were hers before we were married, 10 to be paid in two years, and 15s a year to be paid for said two years, she entering into a bond of 30 not to make any claim on my lands for dowry. To my daughter Isabell 3 s. 4d. To my daughter mary 3s 4d and certain household goods. To my daughter Anne 9 at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage. To my daughter Dorothy 9 at her age of twenty years or day of marriage. If either die before said time, they are to have power to leave it to such brothers and sisters as they think fit. To my daughter Mary an annuity of 20s., to be paid by my three sons, John, William, and Robert Bassocke, each paying 6s 8d. If my said daughter Mary or her husband Jarvis Austen sell the annuity or make any claim on any of my lands, the annuity is to cease. To my son John Bassocke and his heirs 13 6s 8d. To my sons John, William, and Robert Bassocke all my lands in Staplehurst fee simple. I forgive to Jarvis Austen and Mary his wife all such debts as they owe me and from me unjustly detain, on condition that they keep themselves quiet and live peaceably with mine executors and the rest of my children. And if they be contentious, then I give all such sums as they owe me to my executors. All the residue of my goods, moveables, and chattels to my sons William Bassocke and Robert Bassocke, whom I make my executors. Overseers: John Buckhurst and Thomas Symons of Staplehurst.  /S/ William Bassocke senior sign'. Witnesses James Bixer, Not. Pub: , Robert Marrant, John Mount, the marke of William Bassocke, the marks of Edward Bassocke. Proved 31 January 1597/7 by the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 51, fo. 76)
//P//From the foregoing will and entries the following Bassock pedigree has been compiled. 1 RAFF or RALFE BASSOCK of Staplehuret co Kent born probably about 1500 was buried at Staplehurst 20 May 1545. He married JOHAN who survived him and married secondly at Staplehurst 8 Nov 1546 Robert Shedwater of Salehurst co Sussex. Ralfe Bassock was probably the father of the following children. 1 THOMAS bur at Staplehurst 17 Nov 1543. 2 ii WILLIAM. iii ELIZABETH in at Staplehurst 16 Nov 1551 STEVEN ASTEN (Vide supra p 165). iv EDWARD m at Staplehurst 11 Oct 1662 MILDRED GBAYLING and had issue. 2 WILLIAM BASSOCK of Staplehurst yeoman the testator of 1595 born probably about 1525 died probably at Staplehurst between 22 Oct 1595 and 31 Jan 1596-7. He married first at Staplehurst 18 Oct 1551 AGNES ABAROW who was buried at Staplehurst 12 April 1566, secondly at Staplehurst 13 July 1567 DOROTHY GRAYLING who was buried at Staplehurst 16 Sept 1583, and thirdly at Staplehurst 16 Oct 1590 widow MARY BAKER. Children by first wife baptized at Staplehurst RALF bp 8 Apr 1555 m at Staplehurst 19 July 1584 JANE PEASSON bur there 21 Jan 1584-5. ii JOANNA bapt 11 Feb 1556-7 bur at Staplehurst 21 July 1595. iii ROBERT bapt 6 July 1561 bur at Staplehurst 28 July 1561. iv MARY bapt 8 Nov 1562 m at Staplehurst 26 Oct 1584 JARVIS AUSTEN bar there 12 May 1610 Vide pra p 165. v JAMES bapt 10 June 1565. vi WILLIAM infant bur 14 Dee 1565 Is this the vicar's error for James Children by second wife baptized at Staplehurst. vii ISABEL bapt 16 May 1568. viii JOHN bapt 29 Oct 1570 ra and had Issue. ix WILLIAM bapt 10 April 1575 m and had issue. i ROBERT date of birth unknown mentioned in 1595 In his father's will of which he was one of the executors and therefore then of age m and had children as early as 1595. xi ANNE bapt 24 Apr 1577 xii DOROTHY bapt 1 Apr 1583 E F  

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: 1 Raff or Ralfe Bassock of Staplehurst co Kent born probably about 1500 was buried at Staplehurst 20 May 1545. He married Johan who survived him and married secondly at Staplehurst 8 Nov 1546 Robert Shedwater of Salehurst co Sussex. Ralfe Bassock was probably the father of the following children. i Thomas bur at Staplehurst 17 Nov 1543; 2ii William; iiil Elizabeth m at Staplehurst 16 Nov 1561 Steven Asten Vide supra p 165; iv Edward m at Staplehurst 11 Oct 1562 Mildred Grayling and had issue
2 William Bassock of Staplehurst, yeoman, the testator of 1595 born probably about 1525, died probably at Staplehurst between 22 Oct 1595 and 31 Jan 1596 7. He married first at Staplehurst 18 Oct 1551 Agnes Abarow who was buried at Staplehurst 12 April 1566; secondly at Staplehurst 13 July 1567 Dorothy Grayling who was buried at Staplehurst 16 Sept 1583; and thirdly at Staplehurst 16 Oct 1590 widow Mary Baker. Children by first wife baptised at Staplehurst i Ralf bapt 8 Apr 1555 m at Staplehurst 19 July 1584 Jane Pearson bur there SI Jan 1684 5; ii Joanna bapt 11 Feb 1556 7 bur at Staplehurst 21 July 1595; iii Robert bapt 6 July 1561 bur at Staplehurst 28 July 1561; iv Mary bapt 8 Nov 1562 m at Staplehurst 26 Oct 1584 Jaevis Austen bur there 12 May 1610 Vide supra p 165; v James bapt 10 June 1565; vi William  Infant bur 14 Dec 1565. Is this the vicar's error for James. Children by second wife baptized at Staplehurst vii Isabel bapt 16 May 1568; viii John bapt 29 Oct 1570 m and had issue; ix William bapt 10 April 1576 m and had Issue; x Robert date of birth unknown mentioned in 1595 In Ms father's will of which he was one of the executors and therefore then of age m and had children as early as 1595; xi Anne bapt 24 Apr 1577; xii Dorothy bapt 1 Apr 1583 

From Parish Records of Tertenden, co. Kent: 1581, "Wm" Bassocke beinge very syck is lycenced this tyme to lent by the space of xiiij days to eate flesh for the restorynge of his health" 3 March [1581-2]. 1584 "Octobris 26 wear maryed Jeruas Austen & Mary Bassocke yong folke."

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