Lavalette Family Genealogy Forum
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JEAN JACQUES LUIS BASSET OF CHRISTCHURCH, YORKSHIRE,
This material came from Elizabeth Nitschke Hicks and census records.
53B. Jean Jacques Luis Basset married Mary Lavalette on 20 Aug 1767 in
Christchurch, Yorkshire, England. Family legend lists her as a cousin of Gen. Lafayette. Family
tradition states that Basset and Lavalette went to England from Switzerland via
France to run away and get married. They were only in England for two generations.
2.1--One son (no name/age listed) emigrated to America, and his whole family were wiped out in a yellow
fever epidemic in Philadelphia.
2.2--John James Louis Basset, the other son, married Mary Miles, an English girl; they settled in Sussex,
England, and raised 14 children."
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