Name: John BASS
Given Name: John
Change Date: 14 Feb 2012
Birth: 4 DEC 1673 in Norfolk Co, Virginia
Death: 18 JAN 1732 in Bertie Co, NC
Will: Bertie Co, NC
John was living in Norfolk County on 15 October 1701 when a case against him brought by Thomas Hodges, Surveyor, for being delinquent "from the high wayes" was dismissed on his paying costs [DB 6:220]. He was not mentioned in his father's will because he predeceased him.
30 January 1720/1 "Edward Bass of Norfolk County, Virginia, Parish of Elizabeth" purchased 100 acres adjacent to John, near the head of Horsepool Swamp in Chowan Precinct, North Carolina [DB C-1:113].
On 30 January 1720/1 John Bass bought 200 acres in Chowan Precinct near the head of Horsepool Swamp [DB C-1:115]. A year later on 16 July 1722 he was in that part of Bertie County which became Northampton County where he bought 200 acres adjoining Urahaw Swamp [DB A:105]. Between 1722 and 1729 he purchased 5 tracts of land including a patent for 460 acres, accumulating a total of 1,060 acres adjoining Urahaw Swamp [DB A:129; C:126, 135; Hoffman, Province of North Carolina Land Patents, 225]. His 18 January 1732 Bertie County will named his children, gave his wife Mary "the liberty of the plantation ... for bringing up my small children," referred to "my sd last wife's children," and left 50 acres to his friend, Daniel Wharten Burbegg [SS 876/3:305]. Norfolk County Bass family papers record his death in the year 1732 at the age of fifty-eight. Mary remarried and as "Mary Staples widow and relict of John Bass, Sr." she sold her one third interest in the plantation where she was living on 21 November 1748 [Northampton DB 1:356].
Residence: 5 OCT 1701 Norfolk Co, VA
Note: A case against him was brought by Thomas Hodges, Surveyor, for being delinquent "from the high wayes." It was dismissed on his paying costs.
Residence: 1720 Chowan Co, NC
Note: January 30, 1720 for 15 Pounds Abraham Hill of Nansemond County, Virginia sold 200 Acres to John Bass of Chowan Precinct. The land was located near the head of Horsepool Swamp and adjoined land of Thomas Speight.
The will of John Bass:
In the name of God amen I John Bass being sick and weak of body Butt of Sound Senses and memory Thanks be to God Do make and Ordain this to be my Last will in manner and form following --
First and Imprimis I give and Bequeath to my son Edward Bass my manor plantation whereon I now live to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten for Ever But except that the use and liberty of said plantation for my loving wife Mary for her lifetime for use in bringing up my small children.
I give William Bass my land at ye Beaver Dam south through the swamp __ to a dividing line.
Item I give to my Grandson Aaron Johnsone one hundred acres of land more or less north side of Uriah Swamp if it is not ("Pote ye Broad wock north Jake in away of ye swamp")
Item I give unto my Loving Daughter Joudath Canady 100 acres of land more or less lying on ye south side of Urah Swamp adjoining James Hutchisons line to her and he heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten forever.
Item I give to my loving friend Daniel Wharten Burbogg fifty acres of land lying on ye north side of ye Quater Swamp and Beginning at Toneys path south down ye said swamp across the first Branch to him and his heirs forever.
Item I give unto my loving daughter Sarah Anderson one hundred acres of land more or less lying on ye north side of Uriah Swamp the most convenient land to the plantation whereon she now lives but not any part of ye said swamp but only ye tract toward Hutchinson line for ye complement as far as ye Branch to her and ye hears of her obdy Lawfully begotten forever.
Item I give to my loving Daughter Loucy Bass one hundred acres of land more or less lying on the north side of Uriah Swamp bounded by Nowsoms line and so down betwixt Two Branch to ye said swamp but not into ye said swamp.
Item I give to my loving daughter Mary one hundred acres of land more or less lying on North side of Uriah Swamp bound by my own line Newsoms and down a branch to ye said Swamp including a island on the lower side of ye said swamp.
Item I give unto my son Aaron Bass my plantation on ye south side of Baird Swamp whereon he lives and all ye high Land from my uper line and to down to the Great pine Branch.
Item I give unto my Daughter Patience Bass my plantation on the south side of Baire Swamp that I bought of William Johnston and all the land for the Great Branch above ye plantations down to ye lower line to her and the heirs of her body lawfully to be begotten for ever.
Item I give unto my son Moses Bass all my land that lyoth on the north side of Baire Swamp which is ajoining to my brother Edward's line including all the swamp to my son.
My will is further that if my loving wife should again marry and my son disturbed then my sons Edward and William Bass to have half the benefit of my orchards on my manor plantations.
Item I give unto my loving son John Bass my ould Square mosled gun.
Item I give unto my loving wife the third of my movables and all the remainder of my estates both within and without to be equally divided amongst my last wife's children and lastly I do nominate and appoint my loving sons John Bass and Edward to be my executors together with my loving wife as a co executor during her widowhood. In witness whereof I have here into set my hand this 18th Day of June 1732. Signed with his mark which was a reversed capital "B" Witness Tho Bryant Edward Bass and James Guie Bertie Precint February Ct. 1732 Proved by oath of Capt Thomas Bryant James Quie Edward Bass
Bertie County, N.C. Wills Vol. II p. 48 1663-1789
Father: William BASS b: 29 MAR 1654
Mother: Catherine LANIER
Love HARRIS b: ABT 1680
8 JAN 1696
in Perquimans Co, NC
- Note: "John Bas and Love Harris was Married ye 8th day of Janewary 1696 both of Nanse Mum County and Nanse Mum Parresh by Mager Samuel Swann Esqr." 1
- Keziah BASS b: ABT 1704
- Edward BASS b: ABT 1698 in Norfolk Co, VA
- John BASS b: ABT 1700 in Norfolk Co, VA
- Judith BASS b: ABT 1702 in VA Or NC
- Sarah BASS b: ABT 1704 in VA Or NC
- Mary BASS b: ABT 1710 in VA Or NC
- Aaron BASS b: ABT 1711 in VA Or NC
- William BASS b: ABT 1712 in VA Or NC
- Lovey BASS b: AFT 1720 in Chowan Co, NC
- Patience BASS b: ABT 1726 in Bertie Co, NC
- Moses BASS b: ABT 1728 in Bertie Co, NC
in Bertie Co, NC
- Abbrev: Old Albermarle County North Carolina
Title: Old Albermarle County North Carolina, Perquimans Precinct, Births, Marriages, Deaths & Flesh Marks 1659-1820, Weynette Parks Haun