John Bass, I (c.1632 - 1716) MP

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Birthplace: Saffron Waldon, Essex, England
Death: Died in Braintree, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Wheelwright, Yeoman
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About John Bass, I

Wikipedia:

Ruth. Married John Bass of Braintree, Massachusetts, where they lived and had seven children. Of the more illustrious descendants of this union came Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Ruth died on October 12, 1674.

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- Buried in Hannock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

- President John Adams' Great Grandfather.

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John and Ruth were married by Mr. John Aulden of Duxbury. According to Braintree records, they were married on February 3, 1657.

John was a wheelright and maltster.

Walter G. ashworrth

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Jr John Bass, born Nov 26, 1658 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA; died Sep 30, 1724 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA; married (1) Abigail Adams 1688; born Feb 27, 1657/58; died Oct 26, 1696; married (2) Rebecca Savil Mar 17, 1698/99 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA; born Jul 3, 1672; died Nov 30, 1724.

	Notes for Jr John Bass:

"John Bass of Braintree .... Yeoman" made his will on 10 Ju ly,1723. Bequests were as follows:To "Rebecca, my well belo ved wife to be enjoyed by her duringher natural life, tha t end of my dwelling house, next the Street, with the dary- Room; also one fourth part of the Lands, which my father le ft me by Will . further, I give to her, and to my Son Ebene zer after her Decease, one acre of Land adjoining to my orc hard, which my father gave me, with my bestfeather Bed, & f urniture, and one pair new woolen blankets, Twopair Cotto n & Linen Sheets . moreover, an Iron Kettle, a new Brass Sk illet a warming-pan . foure chairs she brought with her, he r Chest, the new Table, all Earthen, & glass weare of wha t Sort Soever, all peuter, not brought with my former wife , one Silver Spoone, a Tramel, Peal, Tongs & gridiron . al l Spining Wheels for woolen or Linen, and utensils used abo ut Spining &c with the half of all other moveables not abov e mentioned, in particular, excepting what came with my for mer wife. Further, towards her comfortable Subsistence, m y will is, That my Sons, viz Samuel & Ebenezer, do provid e forher, each of them (yearly & every year) five bushels o f Indian corne, and three bushels of 106 Alden-Bass-Adams-T aylor rye, Ten shillings in Beef, five Pounds of sheepswol l, & Three pounds of flax . Each of 'em Two Cords of woo d & and one Bushe] of malt: and apples, what she needs fo r her own use . further I give to her, one Cow to be at he r owne disposal . with all money or silver wear which I sha ll leave at my Decease moreover, I give to her, and to my S on Ebenezer after her Decease . all that was given her by h er father, whether money, or other moveables.' "To my Son J ohn Bass, (who has had his full part of my lands already ) I give in addition .... an equall part, with his Two Brot hers, of my Cedar Swamp . also half of the Household, movea bles, which came by his mother, the other half to be for hi s Brother Samuel, to be equally divided between them Two o nly Reckoning what they have before my Death as a part, s o to be proportioned." To "my Son Samuel Bass .... my Dwell ing-house Barne, and other Smal Edifices, with the Land abo ut the house, and the orchard, with the half of all other t he Lands I have power to D'spose of, (Excepting one acre o f Salt Marsh, in the broad meadows.) with the half of the m oveables which came by his mother as abovesaid".To "my So n Ebenezer Bass .... besides what I have given to him to b e enjoyed after the Death of his mother, one acre of Salt m arsh in the broad-meadows, abovementioned, and, the remaini ng half of the Lands I have power to dispose of above menti oned also." "further, my wills is, that my Malt-Mill, wit h all my shoptools be equally divided between my three Son s abovementioned." "all my Debts & funeral Charges shall b e paid out of my Stock, and what shall remaine after this , shall be equally divided between my Son Samuel & my Son E benezer." whatsoever of household-provision either of grain e or otherwise, shall be in the house at my decease, or o f Cropps on the Ground, shall be for the use of my family t hat shall Survive." "It is my desire and Will, that my Land s at the house Lot wch I value at Sixty Pounds; and that a t home, in the orchard & stony field, valued at Ten Pound a cre, and Pasture at Six Pounds an acre, If Samuel & Ebeneze r See cause to sell one to the other, be Sold, at the valu e abovementioned." "I do hereby constitute .... my Son Samu el Executor, & Rebecca my beloved wife Executrix" The witne sses were Jonathan Webb, Jerusha Webb, and Benjamin Webb. T hey made oath to the will, at Boston, on 30 November, 1724 . [The will was also recorded, 23: 425.] Alden-Bass-Adams-T hayer 107 [From original petition] "These are to Signifie t o your Honour, that it is my desire that you would admit o f my Husband's Will being proved, tho' I am uncapable of ap pearing before your Honour, thro' bodily weakness at this T ime &c" Signed "rebakca bass" and dated "Braintree Nov: 30 , 1724." [23: 425] The will was probated on 30 November, 17 24, and administration granted to "his Relict Widow Rebecc a Bass and his Son Samuel Bass Executors".

Walter G. Ashworth. John was my 8th Great Uncle -------------------- married by Ruth's father, John Alden, magistrate, of Duxbury, Mass. (before Puritan ministers were given the right to preform a marriage ceremony) -------------------- John Bass Birth: 1630 Saffron Walden Essex, England Death: Sep. 12, 1716 Braintree Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA

John was baptized September 18,1630 at Saffron Walden, Co.Essex, England, the son of Samuel Bass and Ann Saville Bass.

On February 3,1657 he married Ruth Alden [b.1634/5-1674] when he was about 24 years of age and she was 23. Ruth was the daughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins Alden, and a second generation Mayflower Descendant.

He married, second, Sept 21,1675, Anne, the widow of Samuel Sturtevant. He had no children by that marriage.

Children(by first marriage): John Bass Jr, Samuel Bass, Ruth Bass Webb, Joseph Bass, Hannah Bass Adams, Mary Bass Webb Copeland Spear, Sarah Bass Thayer, and Philip Bass.


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Parents:
 Samuel Bass (1600 - 1694)
 Ann Saville Bass (1601 - 1693) 
Spouse:
 Ruth Alden Bass (1634 - 1674) 
Children:
 Samuel Bass (1660 - 1751)*
 Hannah Bass Adams (1662 - 1705)*
 Mary Bass Spear (1669 - 1725)*
 Sarah Bass Thayer (1672 - 1751)

Burial: Hancock Cemetery Quincy Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Maintained by: Kevin Avery Originally Created by: *Barbara From Mich* Record added: Mar 02, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 13500132

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John Bass, I's Timeline

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September 18, 1630
Essex, England
September 18, 1630
Saffron Waldon, Essex, England
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Saffron Walden, Essex, England
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Saffron Walden, Essex, England
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St Mary's, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
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Saffron Walden, Essex, England
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Saffron Walden, Essex, England
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St Mary's, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
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Saffron Waldon, Essex, England