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Nathaniel had license to trade & sailed his ship the "Furtherance" as far as Nova Scotia, the West Indies, the Dutch Plantation & Canada.
William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vo., 7, No. 4 Apr., 1899. pp. 205-315.

Isle of Wight County Records II: "After 1625 the colony took a new and more prosperous turn, Richard Bennett and his brother, Philip Bennet, came over also to see about the interests of their uncle, Edward, and their own interests. Capt. John Hobson now arrived, and Basse, Richard Bennett and Hobson were made members of the council. In 1624 the representative from "Basse's Choice" was John Pollington. In 1629 Warrascoycak (which term came to embrace Basse's Choice and all the other settlements in the Isle of Wight) were Capt. Nathaniel Basse, Richard Bennett, Robert Savin and Thomas Jordan. In March following, they were John Upton, John Atkins, Robert Savin and Thomas Burges. In September, 1632, they were Thomas Jordan and William Hutchinson." dr/driver/books_magazines/w%26m_quarter2.htm+nathaniel+basse&hl=e n

Among historical records, we find Capt. Nathaniel Basse who came to America in 1619 in the James River area, helped start a settlement at Lawne's Creek, and had a plantation called "Basse's Choice". Descendents of Nathaniel went south to the Black Creek area of North Carolina [see "The Bass Family of Black Creek North Carolina" compiled by James Albert Bass & James Albert Bass Jr.]

Warrosquoake (now Isle of Wight Co.Virginia) was named by the Indians and named by Captain Christoper Lawne, Sir Richard Worsley, Knight & Baronet , and their associates NATHANIEL BASSE, Gentleman, John Hobson, Gentleman, Anthony Olevan , Richard Wiseman, Robert Newland, Robert Gyner and William Willis "Lawne's Creek". They arrived at Jamestown 27 April 1619 in a ship commanded by Captin Evans with one hundred settlers.

NATHANIEL BASSE and others also established a plantation in the same area, to the east, situated on the Warrosquoake River (James River) and Pagan Creek and called it "Basse's Choice". Nathaniel's patent was received 21 Nov 1621 for 300 acres plus 100 acres of marshland. On 22 Mar 1622 the Indians attacked all in the 80 settlements on the north and south sides of the river (James) killing 347 of the 1240 English inhabitants. 26 at Isle of Wight were among those killed. The settlers defended as best they could with guns, axes, spades and brick-bats. It is believed that Nathaniel and his wife, Mary, were in England at the time, but some of the children were at "Basse's Choice" with a nurse. The story is told that five-year old JOHN was one of the children that escaped and was rescued by some friendly Nansemond Indians, but his older brother Humphrey died that day. A census taken 16 Feb 1623/24 showed a total of 53 persons living at "Worwicke-Squeak" and " Basse's Choice". Nathaniel Basse and Samuell Basse among those listed.

3. Humphrey Basse (1615-1622)
3. Samuel Basse (1615- ?)
3. John Basse (1616-bef 1699).+Keziah Elizabeth Tucker (1616/1620-1676)
3. William Basse (1618-?)
3. Anthony Basse (1619/20-?)
3. Edward Basse (1622-1696)
3. Mary Basse (1623-?)
3. Ann Basse (1624-?) +Thomas Burwell
3. Genevieve Basse (1624-?) +Peter Knight
3. Richard Basse (1625-?)
3. Gregory Basse (1628-?)
3. George Basse (1628-1681)
3. Infant Basse (1629/30-1629/30)

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