|Author unknown, Map of the County Cornwall England, digital image, Opc-cornwall.org. Accessed 19 June 2017. http://www.opc-cornwall.org/MAPS/parish_map.pdf Edited to show the movements of John Bassett in the first few years of his marriage to Martha Carbis.|
|Artist Unknown, An engraving of Cornish miners from the St Ives area in 1866, French publication. digital image, accessed 19 June 2017 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACornish_miners_-_1866.png|
- John’s mother-in-law Anne Carbis nee Drew would have been aged approximately 53 years in 1812 and her son Richard Carbis only 15 years old at the time. It is likely that Anne did not remarry given her age and unless there was a benevolent relative somewhere would have most likely ended her days in the parish poor house. Richard being a lot younger would have made his way in the world as best he could. At present there are a few working theories as to Richard’s fate. Theory one is that he worked as a miner and eventually came out to Australia and settled near Martha, the alternative theory is that he went onto become a shoe maker and never left Cornwall.
- John's sister-in-law Anne Drew Bassett nee Carbis (wife of Francis Bassett) had no children at the time. It is thought that Anne may have married Robert Carne in 1820, however more research needs to be done to establish if this true especially as her convict husband would have still been alive albeit in the Australian Colony of New South Wales.
- John's sister-in-law Grace Carbis nee Martins who had young child at the time of the incident.
Previous articles on John Bassett in this June 2017 series
Edit HistoryOriginally posted on the 19 June 2017
Updated and revised on 24 June 2017