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William Basse, Sr.

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: 1695 (76)
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain Nathaniel Basse and Mary Jourdan
Husband of sarah batton
Father of William Bass, Jr.; John Basse; Elizabeth Basse and Hester Farmer
Brother of Samuel Basse, (twin); Humphrey Basse (twin), (twin); John Basse "The Immigrant"; Anthony Basse; Edward Bass (Basse) and 7 others

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About William Basse, Sr.

William Basse

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Birth: Dec 25 1618 - London, Middlesex, England Death: Aug 13 1699 - Norfolk, Independent Cities, Virginia,

Parents: Nethaniel, Capt Basse, Mary Basse (born Jordan)

Siblings: Deacon Samuel Bass (twin to William Basse),,Child Died Young Samuel Bass, John Bass. William Bass, Anthony Basse, John Basse, Mary Basse, Anne Hatchett (born Basse), Genevieve Basse, Richard Basse, Gregory Basse, George Basse, Stillborn Basse

Wife: Sarah Basse (born Batten)

Children: Edward Basse, Joseph Basse, Elisabeth Basse, William Basse, Thomas Basse, Anne Basse, Keziah Basse, Hester Bass Chowan County, NC - John Basse Bible Re

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Book of John Basse-Norfolk County Virginia

NC Archives - Bibles

Call No. 400.1.1.418

Nathaniell Basse and Mary Jourdan was marrid ye 21 day of May in ye

yeare of our blessed Lord and Savior 1613

Humphrey Basse sonne of Nath'll and Mary Basse his wife was borned

ye 15 day of ye month of July in ye year of our blessed Lord 1615,

dyed in 1622

John Basse was borned ye 7 day of viiber in ye year of our Lord 1616,

ye sonne of Nathaniell and Mary Basse his wife

William Basse sonne of Nathaniell and Mary Basse was borned on ye xxv day of Xber in ye year of our blessed Lord God 1618

Anthony Basse sonne of Nathaniell Basse and Mary his wife was borned

on ye xiii day of March in Gods yeare of 1620

Edward Basse ye sonne of Nathaniell Basse and Mary his wife was borned

ye 8th day of Maye in ye yeare of God 1622

Anne Basse the daughter of Nath'll and Mary his wife was born in ye

yr of X't 1624, ye 9 day of Sber

Geneveve Basse ye daughter of Nathaniell Basse and Mary his wife was

borned on ye 9 day of Sber in ye year of our blessed Lord God 1624,

about ten minutes after Anne was borned

Blessed be God for His tender Mercies. Amen

Humphrey Basse sonne of Nath'll and Mary dyed ye 22nd day of March in

ye yeare of our Lord 1622

John Basse married ye dafter of ye King of ye Nansemund Nation, by

name Elizabeth in Holy Baptism and in Holy Matrimonie ye 14 day of

August in ye yeare of our blessed Lord 1638

William Basse sonne of Nath'll and Mary Basse was married to Sarah Batten ye 20th day of September in ye yeare of our Lord 1641 A.D.

Edward Basse sonne of Nath'll & Mary Basse yt unregenerated by the Spirit

of God took in marriage one virtuous Indian mayd'n by the Christian name

of Mary Tucker and went to live amongst the Shownanocs in Carolina in

1644 A.D. - He went to Carolina in later years in persute of trade and

not in 1644

This the Book of John Basse - Steal it not...

John Basse borned in 1616 - John Basse dyed in 1699 A.D.

Norfolk County


This doth certify that William Bass, son of John Bass and grandson of

William Bass, is of English and Indian descent and is not a Negroe nor

y't a Mulattoe as by some lately and malitiously stated. His late Mother

Sarah Ann Bass was a virtuous woman of Indian descent, a daughter of

Symon Lorina and Joan Tucker lawfully begotten. Sd Joan Tucker was a

sister of Robin Tucker a Christian Indian of ye Nansemund nation.

Ye sd William Bass, ye elder, was a son of Mary Bass and William Bass,

Senr. Mary Bass was a daughter of Great Peter, King of ye Nansemunds.

These are of common knowledge.

All of the Basses of this County descend from Capt'n Nathaniell Basse,

as satisfactorally proved by the records preserved


John was rescued by friendly Nansemond Indians during the 1622 Indian Massacre.

May ye 17, 1797 Test: Wm Portlock


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William Basse, Sr.'s Timeline

December 25, 1618
London, Middlesex, England
February 18, 1647
Age 28
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Age 38
Age 76
Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Virginia, United States