1823 - 1907

Martha Bassett, was born at Brandon, Suffolk and baptised on 1 June 1823, daughter of William Bassett and his wife Martha née Bruester. In 1871, a 47 year old with no occupation, boarding at Guildhall Street, St Mary, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk, the home of 60 year old widow Hannah Leroth and her daughters. Martha exhibited at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1882, an oil ‘Lilium Lancifolium’, which was highly commended. In 1881, a 57 year old boarder at 2 Beaufort Place, Oystermouth, Gower, Glamorganshire, the home of James Frazier, a master mariner, and his family and by 1891 was living 'on own means' at Beaufort Place, Oystermouth, Gower, Glamorganshire and where she died on 18 December 1907, aged 84, she was unmarried.