Sgt. Joseph Nash1

#7271, (say 1623 - between 19 January 1676 and 17 October 1678)
Relationship7th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas Nash1 (s 1592 - 1658)
Mother*Margery Baker1 (s 1592 - bt 1655 - 1657)

Family 1

Mary _____ d. 1654
Children 1.John Nash+4 (1650 - 1682)
 2.Hannah Nash4 (1651/52 - )

Family 2

Margaret _____
Child 1.Sarah Nash+4
Birth*say 1623He was born say 1623 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 1649He married Mary _____ circa 1649 at New Haven, Connecticut; his 1st.4 
Marriage*circa 1656He married Margaret _____ circa 1656.4 
19 January 1675/76He left a will on 19 January 1675/76 at Hartford, Connecticut.5 
Death*between 19 January 1676 and 17 October 1678He died between 19 January 1676 and 17 October 1678.6 
Inventory*3 September 1678His estate was inventoried by Sgt. Joseph Nash on 3 September 1678.7 


  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. [S727] Rev. Sylvester Nash, The Nash Family, p. 24-25.
  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. 24-25, based on dates of will and probate.
  7. [S753] Charles William Manwaring, Early Conn. Probate Records, I:340-341, citing vol. IV:7-8, "Invt. £419-13-10. Taken 3 September, 1678, by Thomas Bull, Thomas Bunce, Nathaniel Stanly."