Name: Patrick FASSET
Birth: ABT 1628 in Scotland
Death: 7 NOV 1713 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA
Bullet ABT 1652 IMMIGRANT
Residence: 2 JUN 1679 Billerica, Middlesex, MA
Residence: 1670 Charleston, Suffolk, MA
Residence: 1672 Malden, Middlesex, MA
Residence: BET 1674 AND 1679 Boston, Suffolk, MA
The following information was copied from Jean Bengston, World Connect db=:2439164:
Ref; A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England before 1692". Vol. 2 by James Savage
"Fassell or Fassett, John. Dedham. Freeman. 1654 Nathaniel, Concord 1666. Patrick, Malden, had Joseph b. Oct. 1672; rem. to Billerica, where his name, on tax list of 1679 with varied spelling is print in Geneal. Reg. Vol. V. 173."
Ref; Annette Lehtinem, "History of Jeffery, Vt., Vol. II, p. 285.
"the immigrant ancestor of the Fassett family was Patrick, who, according to tradition, was descended from a family named MacPherson, refugees from Scotland, who fled to Ireland to escape religious persecution. To conceal their identity, they assumed the name Faset, sometimes spelled Fawcett and Fossett. Patrick came to this country with his wife Sarah, from Rock Fassett Castle in Ireland and settled in Lexington, Mass."
Katherine Fassett Schuster writes about the historical background during the period Patrick Fassett immigrated to America. "These were trying times in England, Ireland, and Scotland as they were having a civil war. The Protestant Royalists in both Ireland, and Scotland were loyal to Charles II after the tragic death of Charles I. Cromwell was fiercely fighting the Scot Loyalists at the Battle of Worcester, Sept. 3, 1651, a battle in which Cromwell did not defeat the enemy; he wiped them out. Scarcely a Scot reached home after that ordeal." David Harris Willson, "A History of England" pp. 414-415. Cromwell disposed of some of these Scot prisoners by method that reflects the same slavery of free men as the black men have suffered.
Two hundred seventy-four prisoners were shipped from London on November 11, 1671 by John Beex, Robert Rich and William Green in the "John and Sarah" with John Greene as Master. "Our orders and servants were delivered to Thomas Kemble of Charles Town to be desposed by him according to orders wee have sent him." "New England Genealogical and Historical Register, 1847" Vol. I, pp. 377-378.
"Entered and recorded at the request of Thomas Kemble on May 14, 1652 was in the "John and Sarah" of London, John Greene, Master for New England....and Scotch prisoners free by ordinance of Parliament dated 20th Oct. 1651." Ibid. p. 379.
It is believed these men were sold as apprentices but very soon by work and the Parliamentary ordinance became free men. We will have to select our Patrick Fassett, whose name we believe to have been MacPherson from some of the most likely of the list of 272 men since spelling and lettering were very different in those times."
Wyman's "Old Charlestown", Vo. I, p. 341. " Patrick Fassett; termed of Charlestown and brother in law of John Reyley 1671. Peter, often synonymous with Patrick d. 16 May, 1711 on Charlestown record. See Joshua Phillips."
Sarah REYLEY b: 1644 in Malden, Middlesex, MA
- Benjamin FASSET , Lieut. b: 17 JUL 1690 in Billerica, Middlesex, MA