I am posting this email to help clear some confusion for me.......Following much work on my husband's line, and using DNA testing, I have isolated some of his lines which are in Gloucestershire England........I then ordered film and began combing through wills, inventories and estates and I have come upon a will which confuses me.........In the will of the widow/relect of Thomas Poyntz of the village of Uley. Her name was Elizabeth. MOST researchers on Ancestry pose that her last name was Bassett, the daughter of an Edward Bassett. Some have her marrying a CLAVEL first, and then Thomas Poyntz. However, in Elizabeth's full will I am able to find the children listed as I knew them. However, Elizabeth lists her "dear kinsman" as Abraham Kingscote, whom she trusts to oversee the settling of her estate. Upon researching the use of the term "dear kinsman" as applied to old 17th century legal paperwork of Gloucestershire, I was sent a reply that it referred to an immediate member of the family, such as a brother. This therefore suggests that Elizabeth who married Thomas Poyntz of Uley, Gloucestershire, England was in fact a KINGSCOTE. Had she married both a CLAVEL and a BASSETT before she married Thomas Poyntz?????
Upon checking the will and estate of Edward Bassett I do not locate him with a daughter named Elizabeth, but I do locate him with a daughter named Jane.
Does anyone have any information about this confusion? My husband's great grandfather came to the US in the 1880's and we only have had family records to go by. However DNA has proven very successful for us, and while my husband does NOT match any Bassett's he does match both Poyntz and Kingscote.