Deacon Samuel BASS

Deacon Samuel BASS

Male 1600 - 1694  (94 years)

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  • Name Deacon Samuel BASS 
    Title Deacon 
    Born 1600  Saffron Walden, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Dec 1694  Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • "Decon Samuel Bass aged 94 departed this life upon the 30th day of December 1694 who had bin a Decon of the Church of Braintree for the space of 50 years and the first Decon of that Church and was the father and grand father and great grand father of a hundred and sixty and two children before he died the youngest whereof was Benjamin Bas the son of Joseph Bas and mary his wife born seven days before his Death."
    Person ID I31850  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2012 

    Father Humphrey BASS,   b. 1584, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary BUSCHER,   b. 1580, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10550  Group Sheet

    Family Anne SAVIL OR SAVELL,   b. 26 Apr 1601, Saffron Walden, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1693, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1625  Saffron Waldon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Samuel BASS,   c. 11 May 1626, Saffron Waldon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 9 Aug 1653, Hull, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    +2. Mary BASS,   b. Abt 1628, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1704, Dorchester (Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     3. John BASS,   c. 18 Sep 1630, Saffron Waldon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1716, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     4. Hannah or Ann BASS,   c. 25 Nov 1632, Saffron Waldon, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     5. Thomas BASS,   b. Abt 1635, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1719, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     6. Ruth BASS,   b. Abt 1637, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1675, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
    +7. Joseph BASS,   b. Abt 1639, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1714  (Age ~ 75 years)
     8. Sarah BASS,   b. 26 Apr 1643, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1739, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F10548  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1600 - Saffron Walden, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Apr 1625 - Saffron Waldon, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Dec 1694 - Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'The Puritan' 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens
    "The Puritan" 1899 Augustus Saint-Gaudens

  • Notes 
    • "Samuell Basse" was admitted to the Roxbury church as member #78, in a group of 1633 immigrants [RChR 78]. He held offices of Braintree deputy to the General Court; commissioner to perform marriages and keep records at Braintree; and the committee on bridge over Naponset River (as "Deacon Basse").

      Waldo Chamberlain Sprague commissioned research in the parish registers of Saffron Walden, Essex [NEHGR 107:218-20], but in this research the 1632 baptism of the daughter Hannah (or Ann) was missed. This conflicts with evidence about the daughter Mary, whose gravestone claims she died in 1704 in her seventy-third year [NEHGR 107:219], which would calculate to about 1632, and would make her about fifteen years old at marriage. Given our knowledge of the other children, the options are to place Mary's birth about 1634, and would make her impossibly young at marriage, or about 1628, which would make her about nineteen years old at marriage, but which would conflict with the gravestone evidence. We have chosen the latter course.

      On 28 May 1659 in answer "to the petition of Samuel Basse, the town of Braintrje [sic] having petitioned for a new plantation, it is ordered, that the petitioner, with his sons, may have liberty to join with those of his neighbors which will carry on such a work, with allowance of one hundred & fifty acres, within the bounds of the said plantation, more than his just proportion with the rest of his neighbors [MBCR 4:1:377].

      Mary, daughter of Samuel Bass, born at Braintree 26 April 1643 [NEHGR 3:126], has been ascribed to Samuel Junior (Charissa Taylor Bass and Emma Lee Walton, Descendants of Deacon Samuel & Ann Bass [Freeport IL 1940], p. 5), but this must be the youngest child of Samuel Senior, and the entry an error for Sarah. Samuel Junior would be only sixteen at the time of the birth of this child, and the record does not distinguish between Senior and Junior, indicating that Junior was not yet of age. Thus, the only child of Samuel Junior is his son Samuel, and from the probate proceedings we learn that this child was born shortly before the father's death. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 125.

    2. [S23] NEHGS, website: www.americanancestors.org.

    3. [S30] Great Migration Begins, The , Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, 1995), ISBN 0-88082-044-6., 122-127.