FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM BASSETT



William Bassett was born in about 1535 of Brownsover, Warwickshire, the son of Thomas Bassett, a husbandman of Brownsover.



William and his wife had the following children:


*1. Ann, born in about 1570 of Brownsover; married James Southam 26 September 1593 in Brownsover.



SOURCES: Brownsover parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS BASSETT




Thomas Bassett was born in about 1510 of Brownsover. He was a husbandman in Browsover.



Thomas died in 1557, leaving a will written 9 August 1557, and proven 16 August 1557:


Thomas
        Bassett will

Will of Thomas Bassett of Brownsover, 1557


In the name of God amen the xiiij day of August & the yere of our Lord God 1557, I Thomas Basset of Brownesover in the Countie of Warwicke, husbandman, hole & pfet of mynde but seke of in body & fezynge the uncerte henze of of death, make my testament in forme, first I bequeath my soule to Almighti God my maker & redeemer & my body be buried in the church yard of Brownesover. Also I bequeath to my sone Robert xij to be paid to hym when he cometh to the age of xx yeres. Also I bequeath to Henry my sone viij l. Also to Thomas my sone viij l. And I wyl that Henry & Thomas as my sones receive half theyr legacie when they be xviij yeres of age. And the other half when they be xx yeres of age. Also I bequeath Margaret my doughter xiiij l vis viij d. Also to Alis my doughter ix l xiijs iiijd. Also to Agnes my doughter ix l xiij s iiijd. Also to Margerie my doughter ixl xiijs iiijd. And if it fortune any of my said children to depte the world, I wil that theyr legacies to depted equally amounge the survivers. Allso I bequeath to the church of Brownesover vil viijd. Also to the mother church of Lichfeld iiijd. The residue of my goodes moveable and unmoveable now bequeathed my funeralles & my bequests pformed I geve to Willm my sone whom I make my sole executor. And I make the oversears of this my testament my maistris Elizabet Longhton and Richard Clarke desirying theym as my special trust is in theym to take the paynes to se this my wil be pformyd accordynge to my mynde. These beynge witnesses Anthony Walthon preist, Richard Clarke, Richard Lord with others.


Thomas and his wife had the following children:


*1. William, born in about 1535 of Brownsover.


2. Robert


3. Henry


4. Thomas


5. Margaret


6. Alis


7. Agnes


8. Margerie



SOURCES: Brownsover parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of Thomas Bassett of Brownsover, 1557; will of Henry Bassett of Brownsover, 1530; www.findmypast.co.uk.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY BASSETT



Henry was born in about 1475 of Brownsover.



Henry died in 1530, leaving a will written 18 December 1530:


Henry Bassett will

Will of Henry Bassett of Brownsover, 1530



In the name of God amen, the xviijth day of December in ye yere of our Lord God 1530, I Henry Bassett of Brownsoever beyinge hole of mynd & perfect of memory and I do make my testament in this maner & forme folowying, ffyrst, I bequeath my sowle to God Allmyghty & Our Lady & all the copany of hevyn. And my body to be buryed in the churchyard of Saynt Michaell in Brownsover. Also I bequeath to the mother churches of Lichfeld and Coventry viijd. Also I bequeath to the hye alter of Brownsover iiijd. Also to the grey frères in Coventry for the high masse & ___ xijd. Also to the whiteffreres xiijd. Also to the church of Newbold xiijd. Also to the church of Brownsover vil viiijd. Also to Saynt Michaell of Brownsover xiijd. Also to the church of Monks Kirby Iijs iiiijd. Allso to Thomas Bassett the yonger & to Henry Hibberts iiij marke. Also to William Bassett my  son viijl to be paid within the space of v yeres, that is to say any yere five nobles unto the terme of v yeres be ffulfylling. The residue of my goods, my debts payd … I bequeath and geff to Thomas Bassett my son that he shall dispose for the welth of my sowle he thynkkyth most expedient for my sowle in tyme ___ whom I ordain and make my sole executor that thys my psent testament may be fullfylled & executed, these beying witness, John Thustley, curate, Ric Wise, Thomas Kynge


Henry and his wife had the following children:


*1. Thomas, born in about 1510 of Brownsover.


2. William



SOURCES: Brownsover parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of Thomas Bassett of Brownsover, 1557; will of Henry Bassett of Brownsover, 1530; www.findmypast.co.uk.