John Bass son of Samuel and Ann Bass was born about 1630.
Christening: Anderson's Great Migration and his source state that John was bpt 18 Sep 1630 at St Mary's, Saffron Walden, ESS, England. However, two separate independent readers have noted the baptism as 18 Oct 1630 (not Sept), son of Samuel and Ann, at St. Mary the Virgin, Saffron Waldon.
In 1657 he married Ruth Alden daughter of John and Priscilla Mullins Alden. He was a wheelright and maltster. After Ruth's death in 1674, he married Anne, widow of Samuel Sturtevant.
He was a wheelwright. He was elected fenceviewer 1695, tithingman 1701, constable 1710 but refused it.
S.P. 19-202: Will of John Bass of Braintree, wheelwright, Jun.25,1716 - Oct.22,1716:
To son John who is to be executor 1 acre called calf pasture & all other estate not here disposed of to him for life, then to his son John or the next heir if he does not survive. To son Samuel all lands at Stand Brook in Salter's Farm, part of the four score acres & half my land at Rye Island (whole is 10 acres) on the N. side and a strap of land in the house lot in Salter's Farm near 2 a. of the plain lot as far as the fence goes etc. To son Joseph I have already given his full part and add 5/. To two daughters Mary Copeland & Sarah Thayer 1 acre each salt marsh for life, then to son John etc. and £10 and the household moveables. To grand daughters that are children of my two deceased daughters Ruth & Hannah 10/ each, at age. To grandson John Bass a spot of land where he built a house, 1/2 my barn etc. Witness: Susanna Webb, Jonathan Webb, Benjamin Webb.
19-270 Inventory of John Bass Feb.11,1716 by Solomon Vesey, John Cleverly, Peter Adams:
14 acres in Captains Plain
10 a. in pasture & Stoney field
1 lot in the 600 acres
1 share in the Pine Swamp
10 a. at Rye Island
4 a. in the Farm
S.P. 8-326-7 New Series: Joseph Bass & Ephraim Thayer object to probate of will of John Bass 1716 & say he was insane and non - compos etc. Oct.22,1716. Several reasons given in petition.
↑ Essex, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2019. Original data: Essex Church of England Parish Registers, Essex County Council, Chelmsford, Essex, England." link