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Richard Nason

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Richard Nason
Born about in Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Kittery, York, Mainemap
29 September 2015
01:59: Vincent Piazza edited the Death Place for Richard Nason. (deleted USA from pre-1776 era) [Thank Vincent for this]
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Date: Bef 15 Mar 1696/97


Date: 3 Aug 1606
Place: Stratford-On-Avon, England
Source: #S404
Page: p. 625.
Quality or Certainty of Data: 3


Note: @NI1525@
Source: #S404
Page: p. 625.
Quality or Certainty of Data: 3
@NI1525@ NOTEFrom Old Kittery And Her Families;
Richard Nason was living at Pipe Stave Landing in 1639. In 1645 John Baker was presented at Court in New Hampshire "for beating Richard Nason that he was black and blue and for throwing a fire shovel at his wife." Baker was fined five shillings.
Some think that Richard Nason came from Stratford-on-Avon, where there were many of his name at that time and where Nasons still are found. A Rcihard Nason was bapt. at Stratford-on-Avon, 3 Aug. 1606. He was son of John Nason, who married Elizabeth Rogers 28 Oct 1600. Ricard Nason was a planter and often assited in surveying. He was a juryman in 1649 and was accused of "blasphemy" in 1665. The General Court did "not judge him so guilty of that fact as the by our lawe he ought to die," but put him under bonds of forty pounds for good behaviour.
The name of his first wife was Sarah, and the fact that she had children named John and Baker, as well as the incident above mentioned, suggests that she was of the Baker family. Nason's second wife was Abigail, widow of Nicholas Follet. He lived in old lage with his son Benjamin. His will, dated 14 July 1694, was probated 15 March 1696-7. His children were all by first marriage.

"A militant Quaker, he was constantly in difficulty after Massachusetts took over the government. In 1653 he was disenfranchised for entertaining traveling Quakers, and in 1655, charged with blasphemy, he was in danger of losing his life, but the General Court decided that he was not so guilty that he ought to die. Elected a Deputy to the General Court in 1656, he was not allowed to sit and the town was censured for choosing him...."[1]

dob may be 08/06/1606 dod may be 03/15/1696 Richard Nason, was in the records in 1645 for a dispute with his father-in-law, Richard Baker, who was tried in New Hampshire and fined 5 shillings “for beating Richard Nason that he was black and blue and for throwing a fire shovel at his wife [his own daughter?]” In 1655 Richard Nason was fined at York for not attending church meetings. In 1665 he was accused of blasphemy. Philip Chesley of Oyster River was witness against him. The General Court did "not judge him so guilty of that fact as that by our lawe he ought to die," but he had to post a £40 bond for good behavior. Arrived in Pipestave Maine in 1635. He was sent by the Mass. Bay Co. and was the company Selectman for the Co.


  1. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (1979; orig. 1928-39), p. 505.
Source S404
Abbreviation: Old Kittery and Her Families
Title: Old Kittery and Her Families
Author: Everett S. Stackpole
Publication: Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903.

Died between 1694-1696.


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