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Descendants of +Thomas Nash


Generation No. 2


2. +THOMAS2 NASH (+THOMAS1) was born 27/Mar/1589 in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, and died 12/May/1658 in New Haven, Connecticutt. He married +MARGERY BAKER 1639 in New Haven, Connecticutt, daughter of +NICHOLAS BAKER and +MARY HODGETTE. She was born Abt. 1590 in Hertfordshire, England, and died 11/Nov/1655 in New Haven, Connecticutt.

Notes for
+THOMAS NASH:
Thomas Nash, progenitor of the Connecticut Nash line, arrived in Boston in
July, 1637, on the ship Hector. The Rev. John Davenport and his flock were
the primary occupants of the ship, and the company sailed on to Quinnipiac
(New Haven) in March 1638. Future generations lived in most states of the
union.

Thomas Nash's signature can be found on the Fundamental Agreement that
was signed by sixty-three individuals for the regulation of civil and religious
affairs of Quinipiac (New Haven, Ct.) This agreement was signed 4 June 1639
and entered into the Book of Records. Thomas Nash was one of the 'after
subscribers' in which forty-eight individuals signed the agreement. His
vocation was given as a smith.

Nash Files from 1900-1903. This was a brief genealogy to show the ancestors
and the descendants of the Sidney Nash Family of McHenry Illinois.
Thomas Nash, reprted to have been born at Lancaster or Lancashire, England,
was past middle age when he came to America. Previous to his migration, he fled with his family and other English Protestants to Holland. He was married to Marjery Baker of Hartfordshire England. They afterward moved back home and later migrated to America landing at Boston, Massachuetts, July 20, 1637.

The Nash family received a sizable concession to induce them to settle in New Haven Connecticut, for he was a gun smith, a much needed tradesman in those times. Marjery Nash died in 1657 and Thomas in 1658. Their children were
Mary, John, Sarah, Joseph and Timothy. was copied as it was written
by Orson Nash and Mary Nash.

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Other information has Thomas Nash coming to America on the St. John in 1639.

Thomas Nash. a member of Rev. John Davenport's colony of Quinnipiac, now New Haven, Conn,

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The following information was taken from the book of material on this subject, compiled in long hand by Orson Nash and Mary Nash Files from 1900-1903. This was a brief genealogy to show the ancestors and the descendants of the Sidney Nash Family of McHenry Illinois.

Thomas Nash, reprted to have been born at Lancaster or Lancashire, England,
was past middle age when he came to America. Previous to his migration, he fled with his family and other English Protestants to Holland. He was married to Marjery Baker of Hartfordshire England. They afterward moved back home and later migrated to America landing at Boston, Massachuetts, July 20, 1637. The Nash family received a sizable concession to induce them to settle in New Haven Connecticut, for he was a gun smith, a much needed tradesman in those times. Marjery Nash died in 1657 and Thomas in 1658. Their children were Mary, John, Sarah, Joseph and Timothy.

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"Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth"
Author: Ruth Ellsworth Richardson
Call Number: CS71.R52

This book contains the history and genealogy of the Richardson and Ellsworth families of Massacusetts.

Bibliographic Information: Richardson, Ruth Ellsworth. Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth. Privately Published. 1974.

[Page 440] The surname NASH is of Saxon origin. The name occurs early in the annals of New England.

In the book published 1866 "The History of the Town of Abington" Mass. by Benjamin Hobart page 414 "there were 4 original branches of the NASH family in New England previous to 1800."

1. James Nash of Weymouth & descendants
x 2. Thomas Nash of New Haven, Conn.
3. Edward Nash of Norwalk, Conn.
4. William Nash of Virginia & North Carolina

Reverand Sylvester Nash of Essex who did the research at that time said they may or may not have been related. Earliest record is of James Nash of Weymouth 1628. James Nash was the son of Lt. Jacob Nash of Weymouth. He had 11 children (7 sons & 4 daughters.) There is a complete list of descendants up to 1866 given in the above book pp 414-422.

I. Thomas Nash b 1597 Bewdley, Worchestershire, England; d 1658
in New Haven, Conn. He is supposed to have come to America
in the HECTOR July 4, 1637 from London and landed at Boston.
Aboard this ship were merchants of wealth and standing at
home. They were accompanied by Reverand John Davenport and
are supposed to have been mostly members of his church in
Coleman Street, London. Thomas' wf & 5 ch came with him.

In March 1638 the whole company sailed from Boston and landed at Quinipiac (now New Haven, Conn.). They bought land from the Indians.

The first positive date for Thomas Nash is September 1, 1640 when he was admitted to the General Court and made a freeman. The records of a General Court held May 19, 1651 states . . It is ordered that "Thomas Nash shall keepe the Towne Muskitts in his hands (16) and Lt. John Nash (3) look to them well that they always be in good order fitt for service and that the Towne allow him what is Just for his care and pains."

He m Margery Baker dau of Lord Nicholas Baker of Hertfordshire, England. Thomas Nash d May 12, 1658 & his wf ca 1655/58.

Ch: 1. Mary d August 16, 1683 m Roger Allen (Allin, Allyn)
who d September 27, 1674 in New Haven, Conn. 7 ch.
2. John (Major) b in England
3. Sarah m Robert Talmadge
4. Joseph (Captain) d 1678 in Hartford, Conn.; m 2nd
Margaret Smith wid; Joseph was a blacksmith
x 5. Timothy b 1626; d 1699; m 1687 Rebecca Stone dau of
Reverend Samuel.

Below is the will of Thomas Nash in brief made August 1, 1657

"I, Thomas Nash of New Haven being weake in body, but of sound memory do make and ordaine this my last will & Testament. First I commit my soule into the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ by whose merits I hope to be saved, and my body to be buried at the discretion of my sonnes in hope of a joyful ressurection. As to my worldly goods which God hath given me, my will is to dispose of it as follows," etc.

He willed all his children money and gave his house "with my lands and all other goods & estate that is undisposed of by my will to my son Timothy" and made him sole Executor, because he had been very helpful in his old age. Also his eldest son John had his own house. He made this statement also: "My desire and will is that my beloved friends and Brethern, Mr. Matthew Gilbert and John Wakeman be Overseers" Will signed August 1657.








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More About
+THOMAS NASH:
Baptism: 1589, St. Thomas Church, Ribbesford Parish
Fact 1: Thomas Nash was the first clock maker in America
Fact 2: 1637, July 26, 1637 arrived in America on the ship Hector
Fact 3: May have built the first clock in America
Fact 4: A member of Rev. John Davenport's Puritan flock
Fact 5: Helped form a new community, Qinnipiac, now New Haven, Conn.

Notes for
+MARGERY BAKER:
NASH, THOMAS, New Haven 1643, or earlier, had, in 1639, been at Guilford, died 12 May 1658. His widow Margary, daughter of Nicholas Baker of Herts, died 11 Feb. 1656, and his will, made 1 Aug. 1657, names eldest son John; Joseph; Mary, wfie of Roger Allen; Sarah, wife of Robert Talmage; and Timothy, all brought from England. . . . . . . . . . .A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY of THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, SHOWING THREE GENERATIONS OF THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE MAY, 1692, ON THE BASIS OF FARMER'S REGISTER. BY JAMES SAVAGE, FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND EDITOR OF WINTHROP'S HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND.. published 1860 (note the difference in the date of death for Margery -- other date listed is from the Rev. Sylverster Nash's family history.)

More About
+MARGERY BAKER:
Fact 1: Immigated to New England with Thomas Nash
     
Children of
+THOMAS NASH and +MARGERY BAKER are:
3. i.   JOHN3 NASH, b. 1615, Bedfordshire, England; d. 03/Jul/1687, New Haven, Connecticutt.
4. ii.   SARAH NASH, b. Abt. 1617, England; d. 1691, New Haven, Conneticutt.
  iii.   MARGERY NASH, b. 1619, Lancaster, England.
5. iv.   MARY NASH, b. 1621, Kempston, Bedford, England; d. 16/Aug/1683, New Haven, Connecticutt.
6. v.   JOSEPH NASH, b. 1624, Bedfordshire, England; d. Oct/1678, New Haven, Connecticut.
7. vi.   +TIMOTHY NASH, b. 1626, Bedfordshire, England; d. 13/Mar/1699, Hadley, Massachusetts.


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