Thomas was born about 1856 in Heathencote, Northamptonshire, the son of Edward Basford and Hannah Holton.
His wife was Mary Ann Wilkins, whom he married on 25 DEC 1876 in Towcester, Northamptonshire. Their two known children were Edith E. (c1878->1881) and Caroline (1883-?).
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|Christening||24 AUG 1856||
1881 census - LDS online version (3 April)
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!CENSUS: 1871; England; Northamptonshire; Towcester; FHL film 0838792; Page
59/15; 85 Jubilee Rd. He was a shoemaker.
!CHR: Bishop's Transcripts for Paulerspury on FHL Film # 1999904, #679. Says father a shoemaker and gives Heathencote, as residence.
Dwelling: Spring Gardens
Census Place: Towcester, Northampton, England
Source: FHL Film 1341370 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 1536 Folio 61 Page 9
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas BASFORD M 24 M Towcester, Northampton, England
Mary A. BASFORD M 25 F Towcester, Northampton, England
Occ: Boot Stitcher
Edith E. BASFORD 3 F Towcester, Northampton, England
|Source:||1881 census - mormon CD version|
|Publisher:||Church of latter-day saints|
|Source:||1881 census - LDS online version (3 April)|