Leonard Hassett (1895)

Searching the records of Hassett’s has so far revealed that James and Martha Hassett had eight children born between June 1887 and August 1906 – four boys, four girls.

James and Martha’s fifth child (and second son) was Leonard Hassett. No baptism record could be found for Leonard, but a burial record revealed:

Leonard Hassett_bur001

His burial record revealed:

  1. Death date: 22nd January 1896
  2. Burial date: 23rd January 1896
  3. Burial location: Bina
  4. Name: Leonard Hassett
  5. Parents: James and Martha Hassett
  6. Age: 1 year
  7. Cause of death: dysentery
  8. Person by whom buried: B. Mitchell. Missionary.

Confirming Leonard’s age as 1 year (an approximate birth date of January 1895). The cause, dysentery, was common in 19th century India. His parents are confirmed here as James and Martha Hassett. Leonard’s burial took place at Bina, Bengal – presumably due to James Hassett being stationed there as a driver on the railways, as previously stated.

This is the only record found for Leonard Hassett and presumably it is the only record. It is possible that he was baptised, but the record has not been found yet.

James and Martha Hassett’s children, so far, with birth date:

Hilda Mildred: 24th December 1885

Bertha Geraldine: 28th June 1887

Muriel Isabel: 17th January 1889

Percival William Hassett: 28th October 1890

Leonard Hassett: January 1895

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