Patrick Fassett (alias M’Pherson), #23 on ‘The Dunbar Prisoners’ List

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Published: 15 Dec 2014
Updated: 2 Dec 2016

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Name Variations:
Facit, Fasset, Fassett, Fassit, Fassitt, M’Pherson, Mackfassey, Macpherson

Scottish Surname:
Black, George Fraser, 1866-1948. The Surnames of Scotland, Their Origin Meaning and History, (New York : New York Public Library & Readex Books, 1962), First published in 1946. Page 505.: There is NO FASSETT OR FASSET in this book but there is MacPherson.

SPOW DNA Study:
Group 1-B, Haplogroups R-Z283

First Generation in the New World

1. PATRICK FASSETT, was born presumably in Scotland about 1628 and died probably at Billerica, Massachusetts on 06 or 07 Nov 1713.4  He married circa 1664, SARAH REYLEY.  She died at Billerica, Massachusetts on 15 Jan 1740 as the wife of THOMAS BATEMAN.

Biographical Notes:
Patrick lived in Malden, Boston and Billerica, Massachusetts.
1. Patrick’s headstone and a slightly inaccurate biographical note can be found at Find A Grave.
2. The following information is from a query in the Boston Transcript  (1830-1941):
“Sarah Fassett (Macpherson) born in Boston 1 Mar 1674 was one of the children of Patrick Fassett, born in Scotland about 1628, died 6 Nov. 1713, aged 85 (grave stone Billerica, Mass). He was in Concord in 1663-67, Charleston 1670, Malden 1672, Boston 1674-79, Bilerica 2 June 1679 (inhabitant). He married Sarah who died 15 Jan. 1739/40 aged 95. Children John, Joseph, Sarah, Samuel, Deborah, Mary, Peter, Josiah, Benjamin. Patrick Fassett, a prudent and well behaved farmer acquired considerable estate conveying land to his sons in his lifetime. His widow Sarah married Thomas Bateman of Concord. Patrick came to New England about 1652, one of a group of prisoners taken in Cromwell’s campaigns against the Scots.”
– Submitted by Diane Schroeder
3. [The Ship “Unity” on which Patrick was a passenger arrived in December 1650 rather than 1652.]
4. In “1688 Patrick Fassit was living in Newton & Billerica” from the Massachusetts: Miscellaneous Census Substitutes, 1630 – 1788, 1840, 1890 found at American Ancestors.org.

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Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

Children of Patrick and Sarah (Reyley) Fassett:
2.     i. JOHN FASSETT, b. at Malden on 3 Oct 1670; d. 30 Jan 1737; m. at Billerica on 31 Mar 1697, MARY HILL.
2.    ii. JOSEPH FASSETT, b. at Malden, Massachusetts in 1672 [6]; m. at Lexington by 1701, MARY MUNROE.
2.  iii. SARAH FASSETT, b. at Boston, Massachusetts on 1 Mar 1674
2.   iv. SAMUEL FASSETT, b. at Boston on 29 Dec 16777
2.     v. SAMUEL FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 07 May 16793
2.   vi. DEBORAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 15 Feb 1680/812
2.  vii.  MARY FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 31 Mar 1683²; m., JOB LANE.
2. viii. PETER FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 24 Aug 1685;2 d. at Charlestown, Massachusetts on 16 May 1711;5 m. at Billerica on 01 Feb 1710/11, ELIZABETH MANNING.8
2.   ix. JOSIAH FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 01 Dec 1687.2
2.     x. BENJAMIN FASSETT, b. at Billerica on 07 Jul 1690.2

Inventory of Patrick Fasset

Inventory of Patrick Fasset taken 23 Aug 1714 at Billerica, MA1

Second Generation

2.      i. JOHN FASSETT, b. at Malden on 3 Oct 1670; d. 30 Jan 1737

2.    ii. JOSEPH FASSETT, was born at Malden, Massachusetts in 16726

2.   iii. SARAH FASSETT, was born at Boston on 1 Mar 1674.

2.    iv. SAMUEL FASSETT, was born at Boston on 29 Dec 16777

2.     v. SAMUEL FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 07 May 16793

2.   vi. DEBORAH FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 15 Feb 1680/812

2. vii.  MARY FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 31 Mar 1683²; m., JOB LANE.

2. viii. PETER FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 24 Aug 16852 and died at Charlestown, Massachusetts on 16 May 1711.5 He married at Billerica on 01 Feb 1710/11, ELIZABETH MANNING.8

2.   ix. JOSIAH FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 01 Dec 1687.2

2.     x. BENJAMIN FASSETT, was born at Billerica on 07 Jul 1690.2

Here lies buried the body of Doctor John Fasset who departed this life January 30th 1736 in the 67th year of his age. Old Burying Ground Bedford Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Sect. C5, Stone 103

Here lies buried the body of Doctor John Fasset who departed this life January 30th 1736 in the 67th year of his age.
Old Burying Ground
Bedford
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Sect. C5, Stone 103

Sources:
1 Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871, p 7399:1-7399:7. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014). From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org
2 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Billerica Vol 1 p 75. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
3 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Billerica Vol 1 p 76. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
4 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Billerica Vol 1 p 360. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
5 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Charlestown, Vol 1 p 205. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
6 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Malden, Vol 1 p 27. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).
7 Boston, MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, Vol Boston p 141. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.) Originally published as: A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston Containing Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, Boston, 1883.
8 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, Billerica Vol 1 p 254. (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2016).

2 Responses to Patrick Fassett (alias M’Pherson), #23 on ‘The Dunbar Prisoners’ List

  1. Gail Venner says:

    Diane, Wow I feel like you have broken through a brick wall on my grandson’s ancestor Patrick Fassett. They descend from Patrick down through Benjamin, Josiah, Reuben, Elihu, Thomas who left Pennsylvania for Wisconsin and then North Dakota whose son Gilbert Westley (Butch) Fassett came to Bend, Oregon where the family still resides. I had not looked at this recently but we are planning a trip to Scotland in 2017 and I have hopes that I may be able to show the boys where their ancestors came from. What would a DNA test tell us, which test and how much do they cost? Gail in Bend, OR

  2. Charlene Fassett says:

    Trying to figure out where my ancestry fits in here. My paternal grandfather was Jacob Sloat Fassett of West Falmouth, Cape Cod Mass.

    Thank you Charlene Chandler Fassett
    703 2168232

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