Samual Bass, b. 1600, England, d. 1694 Braintree, Mass--marriage and children
MARRIAGE: Saffron Walden, Essex, 25 April 1625 Anne Savell [NEHGR 107:220]; she is probably the Ann Savell, daughter of William, baptized at Saffron Walden 26 April 1601 [NEHGR 107:220]; "Ann Basse the wife of Samuell Basse" was admitted to Roxbury church as member #79, immediately after her husband [RChR 78]; she died Braintree 5 September 1693 aged 93 [BrVR 660].
i SAMUEL, bp. Saffron Walden 11 May 1626 [NEHGR 107:220]; m. by 1653 (and probably a few years earlier) Mary Howard, daughter of Robert Howard. (Samuel Bass had died by 1653, and on 22 December 1653 the probate court "on the widow's relinquishing her right in the thirds did judge it meet and determined that the whole estate shall be equally divided between the mother and the child, and that Mr. Howard in behalf of his daughter shall give good security to deliver the child of the said Samuel Bass deceased one half of the said estate at the age of fourteen years" [SPR 2:109-11, 3-68-72].)
ii MARY, b. about 1628; m. 20 September 1647 as his second wife John Capen [NEHGR 2:80], son of BERNARD CAPEN.
iii JOHN, bp. Saffron Walden 18 September 1630 [NEHGR 107:220]; m. (1) Braintree 3 February 1657/8 Ruth Alden [BrVR 716], daughter of JOHN ALDEN; m. (2) Braintree 21 September 1675 Hannah (_____) Sturtevant, widow of Samuel Sturtevant [BrVR 718].
iv ANN (or Hannah), bp. Saffron Walden 25 November 1632 [from original register]; m. (1) Braintree 15 November 1651 Stephen Paine [BrVR 629]; m. (2) Taunton 13 September 1692 as his second wife Shadrach Wilbore, son of SAMUEL WILBORE.
v THOMAS, b. Roxbury about 1635; m. (1) Medfield 4 October 1660 Sarah Wood; m. (2) Braintree 30 November 1680 Susanna (Bate) Blanchard, widow of Nathaniel Blanchard [BrVR 719; SLR 13:355-56].
vi RUTH, b. Roxbury about 1637; m. Braintree 24 September 1656 David Walsbee [BrVR 716].
vii JOSEPH, b. Roxbury say 1639; m. Mary _____, who d. Braintree 15 March 1677/8 [BrVR 656]. (On 11 May 1694, when his father made his will, Joseph was unmarried and childless. On 23 December 1700 a daughter Deborah was baptized, with parents Joseph and Deborah Bass [NEHGR 59:361], and the claim has been made that this represents a second marriage for this Joseph. In his will, dated 5 April 1710, Joseph Bass Sr. named no wife or children, and made bequests to his siblings, to children of his siblings and to friends [SPR 18:447-48]. As the proposed second marriage for Joseph rests on this single record, and as it may be a defective record or may apply to another Joseph, we do not take it as evidence of a second marriage.)
viii SARAH, b. Braintree 26 April 1643 (erroneously given as Mary) [NEHGR 3:126]; m. (1) by 1663 John Stone [Bond 586, 951; Simon Stone Gen 56-59]; m. (2) (as "Sarah Stone widow of Deacon John Stone of Watertown") Braintree 10 May 1693 Joseph Penniman [BrVR 720].