Trewmans Exeter Flying Post (Extracts) Thursday 4 June 1795: (ref 3c)
To be sold by public auction or private contract the fee-simple and inheritance either together or separate of
1. All the dwelling house, garden, cellar, and field of about one acre, together with a plot of ground on which a lime kiln now stands, situate on the Strand Lympstone aforesaid.
The dwelling house and garden now in possession of ...... Chown; and the field & lime kiln plot of Samuel BASS, shipbuilder - these premises are well situated for business and are capable of improvements.
A public sale will be held for the above premises at the Swan Inn, in Lympstone on Saturday the 27 June instant between 4 and 5 in the afternoon if not before sold by private contract, and of which due notice will be given.
For viewing the premises apply to the several tenants, and for further particulars to messrs Williams & Follett Attorneys in Exeter. 4 June 1795.
Thursday 10 May 1798 (ref 3a)
John BASS of Teignmouth, Devonshire, shipwright to surrender 22nd of May at 4 in the afternoon and at 11 in the forenoon and 19th June next, at two, at the Globe Inn, Teignmouth
Attorneys Walter Prideaux Dartmouth or William at Lincoln Inn agent.
Thursday 6 November 1806 (ref 1B)
Topsham DEV to Ship & House builders
For sale by public auction, on Wednesday the 19th instant, and following day, to begin at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, all the stock in trade of messrs BASS and BISHOP, shipbuilders consisting of a large quantity of oak & elm timber, crown fir, danzig, &c, oak & elm plank, 3 inch 2 feet deck deals, 2 1/2" 36 feet ditto, slabs & rough timber, large copper furnace & steam kiln, 2 pair of smiths bellows, sundry tools, ring & set bolts, old iron & nails, pitch, tar, oakum & cordage, one good draught horse, one pair of wheels, three boats etc G. Sprague, Auctioneers
dated 5 Nov 1806
Thursday 11 December 1806 (ref 1D)
The partnership between messrs BASS & BISHOP of Topsham, being dissolved by mutual consent, it is requested that all persons who have any demands on the , in said firm will give in their claim immediately.
Topsham 8 Dec 1806
Thursday 29 September 1808 (ref 4d)
To be let a ready furnished lodging pleasantly situated in the above village; consisting of 2 parlours, two drawing rooms with chambers for ten beds, a garden and various conveniences, well calculated for the retreat of a large family, a fine prospect of the sea in the ground adjoining
For particulars, apply to Mr BASS, Lympstone
N.B. The above was lately occupied by John Sweetland Esq.
Thursday 17 August 1809 (ref 3b)
The commisioners in a commision of bankruptcy hearing dated the 28th day of April 1798 awarded & issued forth against John BASS, of Teignmouth in the county of DEV, shipwright, dealer and chapman, intend to meet on the 29th day of August instant at 3 0'clock in the afternoon, at Hubbards Hotel, in Teignmouth aforesaid, to make a dividend of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt. When & where the creditors who have not already proved their debts, are to come prepared to prove the same; or they will be excluded the benefit of the said dividend; and all claims not then proved will be disallowed
August 2nd 1809.