FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM NASHE


William Nashe was born in about 1520 of Cleobury Mortimer, likely the son of Richard Nashe. He was a yeoman farmer.


William died in about 1597, leaving a will:

In the name of God Amen, The xixth. day of August in the yere of our Lord God 1597 I William Nashe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop, and dioces of Hereford, yeoman, beinge sicke and weake of bodye, but of good and perfecte memory, God be praysed, Doe constitute ordaine and make this my last will and Testamente in manner and forme followinge, viz. First, I commende my sowle into the handes of Almightie God my maker, hopinge assuredly throughe the onely merites of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of lyffe everlastinge, And I commende my body to the earthe whereof it is made.

Item, I give and bequeathe to Katherine Cownley my daughter vjs viijd and one counterfett dishe.

Item, I give to William Cownley my godsonne vjs viijd.

Item, I give to the rest of the children of John Cownley one cowe to be equally devided amongest them.

Item, I give and bequeathe to Joyse Newall my daughter vjs viijd and one counterfett dishe.

Item, I give to William Newall and Thomas Newall her sonnes one heyfer betwene them, and to her daughter Joyse Newall one lytle panne. And I give to Alice Newall her daughter one sheepe.

Item, I give to my daughter Ann Farmer vjs viijd, and one counterfett dyshe, And to her two sonnes Richard Farmer and John Farmer, one yere olde calf betwene them.

Item, I give to Ales Dollman my daughter vjs viijd and one counterfett dishe. And to her sonne Edward Dollman one yere olde calf.

Item, I give to William Farmer my godsonne one oxe.

Item, I give to Richard Farmer the sonne of Willm. Farmer, the bedd which I now lye one, with all the furniture belonginge to the same

Item, I give to John Dollman my sonne in lawe xs.

Item, I give to Elynor Dallow my daughter £iiij whereof xls to be paid to her immediately after my decease, and the other xls to be delivered into the handes of John Dollman or Thomas Dallow, by my executor, and to be paid to her by the said John Dollman & Thomas Dallow or one of them, at such tyme or tymes as they shall thinke good within ten yeres next after my decease.

Item, I give to Willm. Dallow her sonne one cowe to be sett for the for his use to some freend whom the said John Dollman and Thomas Dallowe shall appoynte.

Item, I give to Johan Bullocke vjs viijd.

Item, I give to every servaunte in my howse iijs iiijd.

Item, I give to Ann Mathewes ijs.

Item, I give to everyone of the children of Willm. Farmer which he had by Margaret (Nashe) Farmer my daughter £iij a pece to be paid to them when they come to the age of xxj yeres.

Item, I give to Joyse Farmer the daughter of Edward Farmer (deceassed) xls and my best panne, and an empty coffer, and such lynnen to put into the same, as Ales Dollman and Margery Nashe shall thinke good.

Item, I give more to John Elf my servaunte, a ewe and a lambe.

Item, I give and bequeathe to Margery Nashe my daughter in lawe, the wife late of Richard Nashe my sonne deceassed vjs viijd, and also my cubbord, my table borde, all my painted clothes, formes, settells wainscote, and all lewse boordes, and pott hanginges, and one greate chest which is in her chamber. Also my will is that the said Margery Nashe shall after my deceasse, have holde, occupye and enioy duringe her naturall lyffe, all and singuler my howses, edifices, buyldinges, landes, tenementes and hereditamentes with all and singuler their appertenances which I have, sett, lyinge and beinge in the parishe of Cleobury Mortimer in the Countie of Salop aforesaid, or in the parishe of Neene Savage in the said Countie of Salop. And after her deceasse, I give and bequethe to Edward Dollman the sonne of the foresaid John Dollman, one leasowe or parcell of grownd, lyinge at the Hemme yate, betwene the growndes of the said John Dollman his father, to have and to holde the said leasowe or percell of grownd, after the deceasse of me, the said Willm. Nashe, and after the deceasse of the said Margery Nashe, unto the said Edward Dollman and his heires for ever. And also I give and bequeathe after my deceasse, and after the deceasse of the said Margery Nashe, unto Richard Farmer the sonne of Willm. Farmer which he had by Margaret (Nashe) Farmer my daughter, All and singuler my said howses, edifices, buildinges, landes, tenementes and hereditamentes, with their appertanances unbequeathed, to have and to hold after my deceasse, and after the deceasse of the said Margery Nashe, unto the said Richard Farmer, and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten, then my will is, that the said howses, edifices, buildinges, landes, tenementes and hereditamentes, with their appertenances to him bequeathed, shall remayne,and be equally devided amongest mine owne children and their heires for ever.

Item my will is that all the bread, butter, cheese, and fleshe which shall be in my howse at my deceasse shall remayne and bee to the said Margery Nashe to spende at her discretion.

Item I give more to to John Elf my servaunte xls.

Item I give to Ann Booton one ewe and a lambe.

The resydew of all my goodes and chattells, moveable and unmoveable unbequeathed, my debtes paid, my funerall expenses performed, and these my legacies contayned in this my present testament fulfilled, I give and bequeathe to William Farmer, my sonne in lawe, and I doe ordaine and make the same William Farmer my sonne in lawe my lawfull executor, truly to performe this my last will and testament with effecte. These being witnesses, John Dollman Thomas Dallow, Richard Osland, Ann Mathewes with others.

In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand & seale the day and yere first above written.



William had the following children:


1. Richard, married Margery; died and left a will dated 1595. In his will he left bequests to his wife Margery, money to be divided by "all my systers", and to "my father my best cloake or vjs in money whether he will".


2. Katherine, married John Cownley.


*3. Joyse, born in about 1550 of Cleobury Mortimer; married Thomas Newall; buried 2 February 1619 in Cleobury Mortimer.


4. Ann, married Mr. Farmer.


5. Ales, married John Dollman.


6. Elynor, married Thomas Dallow.


7. Margaret, married William Farmer.



SOURCES: Will of William Nashe of Cleobury Mortimer, 1597; will of Richard Nashe of Cleobury Mortimer, 1595.




FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD NASHE


Richard Nashe is the only Nashe found in the Lay Subsidy for Cleobury in 1525. The Lay Subsidy was a list of taxpayers, showing the taxpayer in their townland, with the value of their taxable property.

The Lay Subsidy for Cleobury lists:

Richard Nashe iii.Li


Since William Nashe was born in about 1520 in Cleobury Mortimer, Richard Nashe is most likely his father.


Richard had the following children:


*1. William, born in about 1520 of Cleobury Mortimer; died 1597 in Cleobury Mortimer.



SOURCE: Lay Subsidy for Shropshire, 1524-7