William Basse

M, #2263, b. circa 1522
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Reference0100
Birth*circa 1522 William Basse was born circa 1522 at France. 
MARRIAGE*1542 He married Mary Carkin in 1542 at England Wedding said to have taken place at St. James Garlickhite which is in London.
St. James Garlickhite is in the middle of the block. Apparently this was at one time a Garlic market.
Note*  Here are some thoughts from Don Floyd has been doing a good deal of research on the early Basse family. Its likely that none of his ideas can be proven, but that does not diminish their importance as they are educated guess that serve to illuminate the times if not the actual family. Here are a few:
See what you think about this theory:William (Guilliaume?) Basse and Mary (Marie?) Carkin (?) Basse migrated from northern France (probably Rouen)to London between 1562 and 1565, the year that Humphrey Basse was born. William Basse would be about 42 years old in 1562, the year when the Guise faction of Catholics killed a group of Huguenots worshipping on a March day in Wassy, which is in Champagne, probably in the vicinity of Reims. The number of those killed has been estimated by various sources from 23 up to 1,200. The small number is reported by at least one Catholic historical report, and the higher figures seem to come from sources more sympathetic to the Huguenots, the latter of whom called themselves “Les Reformees.”
The Huguenot capital offense, according to the clearly biased Catholic report, was disrupting a Mass by singing loudly during their own worship. The Catholic report said that while an edict in January 1562 provided for Les Reformees worship, theretofore forbidden in France, such worship was still forbidden in a fortified town, which Wassy apparently was.
It is safe to assume that news of the slaughter spread quickly throughout northern France, where the Huguenots seem to have originated. And it didn’t take but a few weeks for the Huguenots to organize an army to fight the Catholic army, which apparently also was formed with urgent speed. The Huguenot Army, which seems to have included mercenaries, some from Germany – those war-loving Germans) quickly secured some towns in Northern France, including Rouen. The “Wars of the Religions,” being born that March day, continued for many years.
William Basse could have served in that army but we have no way of knowing. I theorize that William Basse lived in an area about 10 miles south of the Belgium border. The place is called La Basse, which was reduced to tree stumps by the Germans during World War I. It may be the place where a Levis plant is now, but I’m not sure. La Basse would be a logical place for textile production, for much of northern France has been historically associated with the production of haberdashery items such as lace. Flax also was used to produce linen in the same area. The production of lace and linen in Northern France vastly predates the 16th century. Cambrais is chiefly associated with lace, and Cambrai is also up there close to the Belgium border, and Belgium also was and is a lace-producing country. Mention lace, and many people automatically think of Belgium.
Anyway, William Basse soon saw the handwriting on the wall and knew that he had to get himself out of there. Where would he go? If his family specialized in lace, an area of wealth would be the best place to go, for only the wealthy could afford lace, which was incredibly intricate and highly desired by the landed gentry and nobility. Some of the Huguenots went to present-day Florida, and I believe I read that some went to Germany, which probably was a lousy idea. And some went to London, among other places.
And as we know, Humphrey Basse made himself a fortune at his haberdashery in London where he sold girdles (belts) and probably other textile products, including lace, ribbon and linen. The girdles of that period were nothing remotely resembling the Scarlet O’Hara corset. In fact, girdles then were not corsets. Girdles of that period were belts worn by both men and women. The expression “girding one’s loins” is most likely associated with girdles, which did, indeed, gird loins.
But why would Northern France be a desired base for making lace and other textile products, including wool? The land there, being in the lowlands (Basse-Terre) and wetlands, was and is very fertile, which would be ideal for raising cotton and flax and grazing sheep, all needed to make the textile products.
In summary, we have a number of factors favoring northern France, possibly La Basse, as being the home of the Basses.
1. Northern France was where the Les Reformees, apparent followers of Calvin, were based, and they became known as Huguenots, and the Basses have been reported to be Huguenots. They apparently were based in northern France because that is where the well-off apparently lived, and the well-off were especially attracted to the idea of “the priesthood of the believer.”
2. The English word “lowlands” is “Basse Terre” in French, the same as Terre Haute (highland) is in Indiana, and the lowlands are, in fact, in northern France.
3. Northern France is where textile products, especially lace, were made, having apparently filtered down from Belgium. (There are some localities in southern Belgium that have “Basse” as part of their names.)
4. Northern France was and is a fertile area, which would attract people wanting to raise cotton and flax and to graze sheep.
5. Humphrey Basse ran a haberdashery in London, indicating that he had a good knowledge of textile products and who to market them to.
6. It’s a fairly straight shot and not a very long distance from northern France to London by way of the English Canal. Probably ferry.
7. London apparently needed craftsmen and was happy to see the Huguenots, who clearly provided products highly desired by the well-off in that city of approximately 500,000 people in the 16th century. (The Mountjoys, another Huguenot family, is reported to have provided headwear for the Crown.) 

Family

Mary Carkin b. circa 1520, d. 1542
Children
Last Edited26 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.

William Basse

M, #2270, b. 1594
Father*Humphrey Basse b. c 1564, d. 4 Jun 1616
Mother*Mary Buscher b. c 1568, d. 1616
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1594 William Basse was born in 1594 at London, England.1 
 He was the son of Humphrey Basse and Mary Buscher
Christening20 October 1594 He was christened on 20 October 1594 at London, England.2 
Burial*12 February 1595 He was buried on 12 February 1595.1 
Last Edited15 May 2008

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.
  2. [S610] Boyd, Boyd's.

William Basse1

M, #2907, b. 19 July 1713
Father*Richard Basse1 b. 2 Aug 1658, d. 26 Dec 1722
Mother*Mary Burwell1
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*19 July 1713 William Basse was born on 19 July 1713 at Norfolk, VA.1 
 He was the son of Richard Basse and Mary Burwell.1 
Anecdote*1727  In 1727 "In 1727, William Bass, Sr., one of Richard's sons, had to have an inquest held by the county court to prove that he and his kinsmen were of English and Nansemond descent only and that by the Treaty of Middle Plantation in 1677 they were entitled to bear arms and to use the "cleared Lands and Swamps" that their ancestors had used 'since and before English governance in Virginia." The county government was plainly willing to accord the Basses priveleges that ceased for other, more "Indian" groups when they lost their reservations."2 
Anecdote1742  In 1742 "The Nansemond-descended Basses continued to have problems with racist English meighbors, so in 1742 William Bass went back to the county court and got a certificate stating that he was "of English and Indian descent with no admixture of negro blood" and was "numbered as a Nansemun by his own Choosing." This certificate, which describes Bass as "tall, swarthy, dark eyes," is a foreummer in form of the certificates of free birth which became required for free non-whites after the turn of the 19th century.2 
Anecdote  In 1798 another William Bass had to get yet another certificate from the county court reciting his ancestry and stating plainly that he was "of English and Indian descent and was not a Negroe or a Mulattoe as by some falsely and malitiously stated." The genealogies recited in the certificates show at least two ties to the traditional Nansemond tribe; one was the John Bass marriage of 1638 and the second linked William Bass of 1797 to Great Peter, Nansemond headman on the reservation in Isle of Wight (now Southampton) county in 1710. The Christianized Nansemonds had clearly kept up ties with their reservation kinsmen for a long time, and in the long run they were the goup that survived. Note from MVW -The Indian name Keziah is found in five related Bass families and descends through at least five generations! Obvioulsy this family treasured their Indian heritage. 
Last Edited17 Mar 2011

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.
  2. [S461] Helen Haverty King, Isle of Wight.

William Basse

M, #2936
Father*Edward Basse b. c 1762, d. c 1802
Mother*Sarah Farmer
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
 William Basse was the son of Edward Basse and Sarah Farmer
Last Edited1 Dec 1999

William Basse1

M, #2952, b. 18 February 1647/48, d. 1695
Father*William Basse Sr. b. 25 Dec 1618
Mother*Sarah Batten b. 1620
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
MARRIAGE* William Basse married Hester (?)2 
Birth*18 February 1647/48 He was born on 18 February 1647/48.2 
 He was the son of William Basse Sr. and Sarah Batten
Death*1695 He died in 1695.2 

Family

Hester (?)
Children
Last Edited19 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. Found his name on page 10 of "Historical Notes on Isle of Wight County."
  2. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.

William Basse1

M, #4495
Father*William Basse1 b. 18 Feb 1647/48, d. 1695
Mother*Hester (?)1
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
 William Basse was the son of William Basse and Hester (?)1 
Last Edited19 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.

William Basse Sr.1

M, #2287, b. 25 December 1618
Father*Nathaniel Basse b. 19 Dec 1589, d. 1655
Mother*Mary Jordan b. 1591, d. 1630
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Death* William Basse Sr. died at Norfolk, VA. 
Birth*25 December 1618 He was born on 25 December 1618 at London, England.2 
 He was the son of Nathaniel Basse and Mary Jordan
MARRIAGE*26 September 1641 He married Sarah Batten on 26 September 1641.2 
Death1695 He died in 1695 at Norfolk, VA.3 

Family

Sarah Batten b. 1620
Child
Last Edited19 Jun 2011

Citations

  1. The suffix Sr. found in "Early Basses."
  2. [S460] Basse Sermon Book.
  3. [S603] Rutherford, online http://www.nelsongenealogy.org/gedcom/sources.html#2, I have no idea what Rutherford's sources are.

Sarah Batten1

F, #2893, b. 1620
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*1620 Sarah Batten was born in 1620.1 
MARRIAGE*26 September 1641 She married William Basse Sr., son of Nathaniel Basse and Mary Jordan, on 26 September 1641.1 
Married Name26 September 1641  As of 26 September 1641,her married name was Basse. 

Family

William Basse Sr. b. 25 December 1618
Child
Last Edited10 Nov 2007

Citations

  1. [S460] Basse Sermon Book.

Drury Battle

M, #2156, b. say 1777
Father*John Battle (Bittle)
Mother*Elizabeth Bass
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*say 1777 Drury Battle was born say 1777 at Northampton, NC.1 
 He was the son of John Battle (Bittle) and Elizabeth Bass
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S229] Unknown subject unknown repository.

John Battle

M, #2155, b. say 1777
Father*John Battle (Bittle)
Mother*Elizabeth Bass
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*say 1777 John Battle was born say 1777 at Northampton, NC.1 
 He was the son of John Battle (Bittle) and Elizabeth Bass
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S229] Unknown subject unknown repository.

John Battle (Bittle)

M, #1860
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
MARRIAGE* John Battle (Bittle) married Elizabeth Bass, daughter of John Bass Jr. and Elizabeth Winborn, This is her second marriage. 

Family

Elizabeth Bass
Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2006

Margaret Battle

F, #2154, b. say 1777
Father*John Battle (Bittle)
Mother*Elizabeth Bass
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*say 1777 Margaret Battle was born say 1777 at Northampton, NC.1 
 She was the daughter of John Battle (Bittle) and Elizabeth Bass
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S229] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Winnifred Battle

F, #2153, b. say 1777
Father*John Battle (Bittle)
Mother*Elizabeth Bass
ChartsWilliam Basse
WILLIAM BASSE
Birth*say 1777 Winnifred Battle was born say 1777 at Northampton, NC.1 
 She was the daughter of John Battle (Bittle) and Elizabeth Bass
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Citations

  1. [S229] Unknown subject unknown repository.

Anna Barbara Baunin

F, #2747
ChartsHerman Charles Vollmer
ReferenceB-67
MARRIAGE*say 1762 Anna Barbara Baunin married Johann Jacob Albrecht say 1762. 
Married Namesay 1762  As of say 1762,her married name was Albrecht. 

Family

Johann Jacob Albrecht
Child
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Ruth Beall

F, #2464, b. 1741
Father*William Beall
Mother*Anna Magruder
MARRIAGE* Ruth Beall married John (Jehu) Ogle, son of Joseph Ogle and Sarah Winters
Birth*1741 She was born in 1741. 
 She was the daughter of William Beall and Anna Magruder
Married Name Her married name was Ogle. 

Family

John (Jehu) Ogle b. 5 August 1731
Children
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

William Beall

M, #2944
MARRIAGE* William Beall married Anna Magruder

Family

Anna Magruder
Child
Last Edited2 Dec 1999

Ella Bonner Beckett

F, #775, d. 14 April 1962
MARRIAGE*1900 Ella Bonner Beckett married Joseph William Woodrough, son of Horace William Woodrough and Sarah Beckett, in 1900.1 
Death*14 April 1962 She died on 14 April 1962 at Omaha, NE, Ella died Apr. 14, 1962 in Omaha. She and husband are buried side by side in the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) section, Lot 29, graves 8 & 9. 
Note* She was the widow of W.D. Beckett who appears to be the brother of Joseph William's mother i.e his uncle. 
Married Name Her married name was Woodrough. 

Family

Joseph William Woodrough b. 29 August 1873, d. October 1977
Last Edited2 May 2006

Citations

  1. [S518] 1930 Census;.

Frank R. Beckett

M, #3484, b. January 1853
Father*William Beckett
Mother*Martha Woods b. Feb 1824
Birth*January 1853 Frank R. Beckett was born in January 1853. 
 He was the son of William Beckett and Martha Woods
CENSUS1900*2 June 1900  Shown living with his mother at 510 E. Dayton St.1 
Last Edited29 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;, T623 # 1243 Book 2 p. 245B.

Robert Beckett

M, #771
MARRIAGE* Robert Beckett married Mary Crawford

Family

Mary Crawford
Child
Last Edited3 May 1999

Sarah Beckett

F, #169, b. 21 October 1849, d. 15 April 1898
Father*William Beckett
Mother*Martha Woods b. Feb 1824
ChartsJOSEPH WOODROUGH
Birth*21 October 1849 Sarah Beckett was born on 21 October 1849 at Hamilton, Butler County, OH. 
 She was the daughter of William Beckett and Martha Woods
MARRIAGE*22 September 1866 She married Horace William Woodrough, son of Joseph Woodrough and Agnes Moreman, on 22 September 1866 Thomas Robinson and His Descentands give marriage date as March 17, 1870.1 
Death*15 April 1898 She died on 15 April 1898 at age 48. 
Married Name22 September 1866  As of 22 September 1866,her married name was Woodrough.1 
CENSUS1880*1880 She appeared on the Census in 1880 at Covington, Kenton County, KY. 

Family

Horace William Woodrough b. 18 June 1847
Children
Last Edited1 May 2006

Citations

  1. [S374] The Woods Family.

William Beckett

M, #170
Father*Robert Beckett
Mother*Mary Crawford
 William Beckett was the son of Robert Beckett and Mary Crawford
MARRIAGE* He married an unknown person.  
MARRIAGE*circa 1848 He married Martha Woods, daughter of John Woods and Sarah Ann Lynch, circa 1848 at Ohio, OH. 
Biography*  He was a prominent lawyer as well as founder of the Beckett Company. Henry Howe in Historical Collection of Ohio vol. 1, page 350 states: "The manufacturing development of Hamilton County has been advanced by William Beckett, a man of large public spirit and a general public operator. If any project is thought for the good of the community the first inquiry is: "Where is Beckett?" He came to Ohio in 1821 in Hanover Township, Butler County, Ohio. 

Family

Martha Woods b. February 1824
Children
Last Edited5 Jan 1999

William Beckett Jr.

M, #790
Father*William Beckett
Mother*Martha Woods b. Feb 1824
 William Beckett Jr. was the son of William Beckett and Martha Woods
Last Edited6 Jan 1999

Mary Sarah Beckwith1,2,3

F, #3116
MARRIAGE* Mary Sarah Beckwith married Thomas Penuel Floyd Sr., son of Delialah Floyd
Note* She She comes from a long line of Beckwiths stretching back to the earlies days in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. 
Married Name Her married name was Floyd. 
Immigration*1835 She immigrated in 1835 to GA.4 

Family

Thomas Penuel Floyd Sr. b. circa 1764, d. May 1815
Children
Last Edited15 Jun 2007

Citations

  1. Nash County estate records book 14 talk about Sarah widow of Penuel.

    Cameron gave me the name Mary Sarah.
  2. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd", Posted by: Donald Floyd Date: December 29, 2001 at 23:09:52
    In Reply to: Re: Nancy Floyd born 1806 GA by Jesse FLoyd of 4034
    Jesse:
    Here's the info I have on Dolphin Floyd's brothers and sisters. His brothers, John W. Floyd and Thomas Beckwith Floyd,are reported by other researchers to have moved to Georgia first and built homes there. Then Penuel Jr., along with his sisters, Sarah Floyd and Susannah Floyd, and his mother, Sarah Beckwith Floyd, moved to Georgia about 1835.

    According to my material, here are all the siblings of Dolphin: Elizabeth Floyd Whitfield, Mary Braswell, Temperance Floyd Griffin, John W. Floyd, Thomas Beckwith Floyd, Delilia or Deliah or Delilah Floyd Jones, Penuel Floyd Jr., Sara Floyd and Susan Floyd Davidson.

    Dolphin and siblings were the apparent children of Penuel Floyd Sr., who died intestate in 1815 in Nash County, N.C. Penuel Floyd Sr. was the son of Delilah Floyd who later married Nathaniel Drake.

    According to my material, Dolphin arrived in Georgia aboutabout 1825, but that is not confirmed. We do know that he first appeared in Texas records in 1832.

    Don Floyd.
  3. [S594] Unknown author, "Cameron/Beckwith," e-mail to MVW, Dec 12, 2006.
  4. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."

Elizabeth Beleke

F, #3831
MARRIAGE* Elizabeth Beleke married Charles Luhr, son of Joseph Luhr and Barbara Loesch
Married Name Her married name was Luhr. 

Family

Charles Luhr b. 1832
Child
Last Edited23 Aug 2003

Nancy Belknap

F, #997, b. 27 March 1798, d. 1 July 1869
Father*William B Belknap b. 21 Feb 1751, d. 18 Jul 1831
Mother*Martha Carscadden b. 27 Jun 1762, d. 7 Mar 1821
Birth*27 March 1798 Nancy Belknap was born on 27 March 1798 at Balls Town, NY. 
 She was the daughter of William B Belknap and Martha Carscadden
MARRIAGE*11 August 1816 She married James McNeil, son of John McNeil and Ann Carman, on 11 August 1816 at Cato, Cayuga, NY. 
Death*1 July 1869 She died on 1 July 1869 at Mason Township, MI, at age 71. 
Married Name11 August 1816  As of 11 August 1816,her married name was McNeil. 

Family

James McNeil b. 29 April 1796, d. 1 September 1841
Child
Last Edited8 Feb 1999

Samuel Belknap

M, #1006
MARRIAGE* Samuel Belknap married Lydia Stearns

Family

Lydia Stearns
Child
Last Edited3 May 1999

William Belknap

M, #1004, b. 27 May 1730, d. 2 February 1767
Father*Samuel Belknap
Mother*Lydia Stearns
MARRIAGE* William Belknap married Hannah Flagg
Birth*27 May 1730 He was born on 27 May 1730. 
 He was the son of Samuel Belknap and Lydia Stearns
Death*2 February 1767 He died on 2 February 1767 at age 36. 

Family

Hannah Flagg b. 10 November 1732, d. 3 April 1763
Child
Last Edited8 Feb 1999

William B Belknap

M, #998, b. 21 February 1751, d. 18 July 1831
Father*William Belknap b. 27 May 1730, d. 2 Feb 1767
Mother*Hannah Flagg b. 10 Nov 1732, d. 3 Apr 1763
Birth*21 February 1751 William B Belknap was born on 21 February 1751 at Charleston, Suffolk, Massachusets. 
 He was the son of William Belknap and Hannah Flagg
MARRIAGE*20 January 1785 He married Martha Carscadden, daughter of Robert Carscadden Jr and Diana Gifford, on 20 January 1785 at Newburgh, Orange, NY. 
Death*18 July 1831 He died on 18 July 1831 at Newburgh, NY, at age 80. 
Milit-Beg*1776 He began military service in 1776 at Lieutenant Served in the Revolution. Verification in DAR records. He was a member of the Society of Cincinnatius. 

Family

Martha Carscadden b. 27 June 1762, d. 7 March 1821
Child
Last Edited14 Apr 1999

Arthur Bell1

M, #3951
Father*George Bell Jr.1 d. a 21 Dec 1755
Birth* Arthur Bell was born at Isle of Wight County, VA. 
 He was the son of George Bell Jr.1 
Note*1751  In 1751 An Arthur and Ester (wife?) Bell witnessed a will.2 
Last Edited2 Jun 2004

Citations

  1. [S469] Williams and Griffin, Wills Edgecomb NC.
  2. [S555] Wills of North Carolina, N.C Wills CD #509.

David Bell

M, #4001
Father*George Bell III d. a 18 Feb 1755
Mother*Sarah (?) d. a 1755
Birth* David Bell was born at Isle of Wight County, VA. 
 He was the son of George Bell III and Sarah (?) 
Last Edited22 May 2004