Maj. John Nash1

#7269, (say 1616 - 3 July 1687)
Relationship7th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas Nash1 (s 1592 - 1658)
Mother*Margery Baker1 (s 1592 - bt 1655 - 1657)


Elizabeth Tapp d. 1676
Children 1.Elizabeth Nash7 (c 1646 - 1687)
 2.Sarah Nash7 (c 1649 - 1716)
 3.Mary Nash7 (1652 - )
 4.Hannah Nash+7 (1655 - 1707/8)
Birth*say 1616He was born say 1616 at EnglandG.1 
26 July 1637He accompanied Thomas Nash and Margery Baker on 26 July 1637 from England, on the Hector or her unnamed companion vessel to Boston, Massachusetts.2 
March 1638He removed with Thomas Nash and Margery Baker to Quinnipiac (now New Haven), New Haven Colony, in March 1638 by ship.3 
Marriage*circa 1645He married Elizabeth Tapp circa 1645 at New Haven, Connecticut.4 
19 January 1675/76In Sgt. Joseph Nash's will dated 19 January 1675/76, Maj. John Nash was named as executor.5 
Death*3 July 1687He died on 3 July 1687 at Connecticut.6 


  1. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family or Records of the descendants of Thomas Nash of New Haven, Connecticut, 1640 (Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1853), p. 18. "The following order of births is but conjectural. It is according to the order of their marriage and birth of their first children." [In his will, Thomas names his children in this order: "my Eldest sonne son daughter daughter sonne Timothy"; TNF p. 267]
  2. [S736] George P. Allen, compiler, A History and Genealogical Record of the Alling--Allens of New Haven, Conn. (New Haven, CT: Press of the Price, Lee & Adkins Co., 1890), p. 13.
  3. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family, p. 13-14.
  4. [S736] George P. Allen, History of the Alling--Allens, p. 23: "There is no record of his marriage, but as, in his will, he makes allusion to a legacy left to his daughters, by their grandfather Tapp, it is supposed that his wife was the daughter of Edmund Tapp, Esq. of Milford, Conn....Mrs. Elizabeth Nash, the wife of John Nash."
  5. [S753] Charles William Manwaring, compiler, A Digest of Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., Printers, 1904), I:340-341, citing vol. IV:7-8
    I Joseph Nash of Hartford do declare my last Will & Testament : My Will is that my just Debts be paid, & that being done, with my Funeral Charges & Necessary expenses defrayed, the remainder of my Estate I give to my wife Margaret & Sarah my only Child in such proportion & manner as is hereafter in this my Will expressed.
    I give to Margaret my wife 1-3 part of all my Moveable Estate both Goods & Cattle, And I give to Sarah my daughter 2-3 parts of all my Moveable Estate both Goods & Cattle: & for as much as our daughters that have been disposed of already have had the best of the Moveables, my Will is that my sd. daughter Sarah shall have in her part of the sd. Moveables the best featherbed & Boulster & two Pillows, the best Coverlet & Curtains & Furniture of the sd. Bed, & also my great Copper Kettle, also one great pewter Dish or platter (which is the bigest). These particulars first excepted, my wife to choose in the rest of the Moveables half her third part, & then the Residue to be divided according to proportion both in Quantity & Quality upon the Advice of my Overseers.
    I do give unto my sd. daughter Sarah my House, Houses, & all my Lands, with all Rights & Privileges belonging to them, to her & her heirs in full Right & Title, only the following caution to be observed : that for the support & Relief of my wife, my Will is, that there shall be yearly paid unto her my sd. wife, or to her Order, in Hartford, the sum of £4 during the term of her natural life ; and also, if my wife for her better support in her widowed condition shall make choice to keep the sd. Houseing & Lands in her hands, then my Will is that while she remains my Widow she shall injoy the sd. Houseing & Lands, and that my wife pay or caused to be paid unto my sd. daughter Sarah, yearly, in Hartford, £7, and shall keep and maintain Houseing & Fences in Gpod repair, Also discharge all Dues both civil & ecclesiasticall.
    And further it is my Will, that my Lands should pay to the Ministry at the New Meeting House. My Will is that if my daughter Sarah die without Issue, that my Houses & Lands shall pass to my eldest brother, Capt. John Nash, and his heirs forever. I appoint my brother Capt. John Nash, of New Haven, Executor, and appoint Robert Webster and Andrew Benton to be Overseers.
    Joseph Nash. Ls.
    Witness : John Whiting, John White.
    Court Record, Page 8 — 17 October, 1678 : Will proven.
  6. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family, p. 23.
  7. [S736] George P. Allen, History of the Alling--Allens, p. 23.