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HELP! Ancestor is complete! immigrant flag male ancestor  David  BASSET

  (b. abt. 1659 France   d. abt. 1707 Province of Massachusetts Bay )  

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David BASSET was born abt. 1659 in France. David BASSET was the child of ?   and   ?

David was an immigrant to the United States, arriving by 1682.

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David  married  Marie MELANSON abt. 1682 in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Marie MELANSON  was born abt. 1664 in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia).  Marie died 1 February 1726 Marie was the child of Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE and Marie DUGAS.

David BASSET died abt. 1707 in Province of Massachusetts Bay.
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David BASSET married flag female ancestor Marie MELANSON-- Date: abt. 1682 Place: Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony 

Marie MELANSON was the child of Charles MELANSON dit LAVERDURE and Marie DUGAS

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Origin of Surname
(Fr.) A little fat man with short legs and thighs, from the French Basset.
An etymological dictionary of family and Christian names - By William Arthur - 1857.
BASSET, DAVID, Huguenot merchant active in Newfoundland and New England; fl. 1687–1701; d. 17 Aug. 1724 in the West Indies.

Basset seems to have been an inhabitant of Acadia originally; some time before 1682 he married a Mary Laverdure, by whom he was to have six children. This woman may possibly have been the daughter of the Acadian settler Pierre Melanson dit La Verdure [see Charles Melanson*]. Basset established himself in Boston and became actively engaged in trade between New England and Newfoundland, shipping tobacco, sugar, and other provisions in return for fish. In the autumn of 1687, he came into conflict with the governor of Placentia (Plaisance), Antoine Parat*, who accused Basset of carrying to Boston two Huguenots the governor had wanted to send to France. As a punishment for his alleged offence, Basset’s ship and goods were confiscated, and he himself was sent to France to be imprisoned at Bayonne. However, Parat was later reprimanded for his actions – evidently the...Read MORE... Dictionary of Canadian Biography, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003
1684 Birth of Child
Mary BASSET was born 20 February 1684, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1687 Birth of Child
David BASSET was born 13 September 1687, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1693 Birth of Child
John BASSET was born 9 June 1693, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1694 Birth of Child
Elizabeth BASSETT was born 15 July 1694, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1697 Birth of Child
David BASSET was born 31 May 1697, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
1701 Birth of Child
Anne "Nanny" BASSET was born 8 February 1701, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Added: 3/31/2015 9:16:22 AM - Updated: 6/22/2020 2:11:17 PM
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