Sarah (…)

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Sarah (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), married William Bassett, son of Roger Bassett and Ann Holland, in 1646.1,2

Sarah was NOT the daughter of her husband's step-father, Hugh Burt, as is sometimes speculated. There is no mention of her in any passenger lists; she is not listed in the baptism records of St. Martins with the rest of Hugh's children; she is not listed in Hugh's will; William Bassett is listed as son, but this is a step relationship.

There was another Hugh Burt in Lynn at the time, but if he had a daughter Sarah is not known. The 1963 Elwell book by Van Name records her as Sarah Hunt, but gives no reference.3,4


William Bassett b. 30 May 1624, d. 31 Mar 1703
  • Elizabeth Bassett1 b. say 1647
  • Sarah Bassett+1 b. say 1649, d. aft. 1707
  • William Bassett1 b. say 1651
  • John Bassett1 b. Nov 1653
  • Miriam Bassett1 b. Sep 1655
  • Mary Bassett1 b. Mar 1657/58
  • Hannah Bassett1 b. 25 Feb 1659/60
  • Elisha Bassett1 b. say 1662
  • Samuel Bassett1 b. 18 Mar 1663/64
  • Rachel Bassett1 b. 13 Feb 1666
  • Rebecca Bassett1 b. say 1668
  • Hannah Bassett1 b. say 1670
This person was last edited on13 Sep 2014


  1. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 1:190-195, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 105, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S768] W. M. Bollenbach Jr., The New England Ancestry of Alice Everett Johnson, 1899-1986, Memoirs, and Bollenbach Genealogy (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 2003), 37-38, 63, further cited as Bollenbach, Johnson.
  4. [S2053] Anderson, et al., The Great Migration, 1:190-195, 501-504.