NASH, Richard (d.1605), of Worcester.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

s. of John Nash of Tapenhall in Ombersley, Worcs. by his w. Dorothy. m. Margaret, da. of Thomas Walsgrove alias Fleet*, 3s. 5da.

Offices Held

Bailiff, Worcester 1581-2.


Nash was the son of a local farmer who became a clothier, prospered, and married into a leading Worcester family. He was not himself active in city life, serving once only as a bailiff without proceeding through the usual hierarchy of appointments; neither did he take any part in the 1584 parliamentary proceedings. He bought one or two small estates in the vicinity of Worcester, and houses in the city, some from George Wild, and acquired leases from local gentlemen such as William Lygon, the bulk of which he entailed upon his heirs male. The two younger sons were given one or two messuages which were then specially entailed. His eldest daughter was given a house and meadow, his younger daughters £100 dowries, and most of the household stuff, wool, cloth and yarn was equally divided between the daughters. He died 3 Oct. 1605.

PCC 38 Arundel, 60 Lewyn, 24 Lawe, 70 Hayes; Nash, Worcs. ii. p. cxii; Worcester Guildhall, chamber order bk. 1540-1601, f. 159; C142/311/95.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: S. M. Thorpe