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 yt 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 Captn
Nathaniell Basse, as satisfactorally proved by the records
May ye 17, 1797
TEST: WM PORTLOCK