Person:John Nash (3)

John Nash
d.Bet 11 Aug 1712 and 13 Nov 1712 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
m. 1 Feb 1633
  1. James Nash1634 - Abt 1695
  2. John Nash1636 - 1712
  3. Lieut. Jacob NashAbt 1640 - 1717/18
  4. Joseph Nash - Bef 1697
  5. Sarah Nash
  6. Rebecca Nash
  7. Abigail Nash - 1676
  8. Mary Nash
m. 1666
  • HJohn Nash1636 - 1712
  • W.  Mary (add)
Facts and Events
Name John Nash
Gender Male
Baptism[1] 11 Dec 1636 Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England
Marriage 1666 Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Rebecca Smith
Marriage to Mary (add)
Living[1] 31 Dec 1680 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Will[1] 11 Aug 1712
Death[1] Bet 11 Aug 1712 and 13 Nov 1712 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Benson, Richard H. The Nash Family of Weymouth, Massachusetts. (Boston: Newbury Street Press, 1998)

    John Nash, was a son of James and Alice Nash. He may have been the John Nash baptized 11 December 1636, at the parish of Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, the son of James and Alice (Higgins) Nash. [Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire Parish Registers.]

    John probably had a first wife, Mary, who died at Weymouth, as Mary, wife of John Nash, 8 October 1662. Weymouth Vital Records, Marriages and Deaths, 2:306.

    His second wife was Rebecca Smith, who was baptized 28 February 1642/3, at Dorchester, Massachusetts, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Smith. Records of the First Church at Dorchester in New England, 1636-1734 (Boston, 1891), page 157; Family History Library Microfilm #0856696, item 1. On 7 July 1675, Mary Smith deeded certain land in Dorchester to, "John Nash of Boston, Cooper, who married Rebecca Smith, one of the daughters of said Lawrence Smith and myself." [Suffolk County Deeds, IX:220.]

    John Nash of Boston, cooper, and his brothers were appointed to administer their father's estate on 31 December 1680.

    John wrote his will on 11 August 1712, "being sick and weak in body." He gave his "Granddaughter Rebecca Marshall a Featherbed & Bowlster and all Furniture to it, as it now stands in the upper chamber." Efforts to identify Rebecca Marshall or determine who her parents were have not been successful. John also gave "My beloved wife Rebecca All... my goods, household stuff, moneys, debts and estate of every sort to her own dispox... the above bed & c. excepted." John had died by 13 November, when widow Rebecca Nash was named executrix of his estate. [Suffolk County Probate, 18:20.]

    Rebecca Nash, widow of John Nash, published her intentions to marry Jeremiah Belcher on 20 March 1716/7, but there is no indication they married. Jeremiah died at Rumney Marsh (now Revere, Massachusetts) 6 February 1722/3. Rebecca died before 13 February 1726/7, when her will, which was dated 6 October 1717, was proved. [Suffolk County Probate, 25:225.]