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
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.