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Birth: March 11, 1633 in St Margarets Westminister Parrish, London, England
Married: South River Heights, Anne Arundel, Maryland
Died: March 10, 1698 in Anne Arundel, Maryland
Died 2 Sep 1691 , Anne Arundel, MD
Col. Gassaway is also notable for having settled on "Gassaway" as the family name (also spelled Gasaway, Gasway and Gazaway), a variant of his father Thomas Gaswaie’s family name. The "Gassaway" spelling had already appeared sporadically in England, as in a baptismal record of 1620, and Nicholas's own baptismal record, in the registers of St. Margaret's, Westminster, has "Gasway." Several spellings are used in the records for his siblings. Mary (1622) and Thomas (1628) have "Gaswaie"; Joyce (1626) has "Gasway"; Jane (1636) and Anne (1639) have "Gassaway"; but when Ann dies as a young child, in 1632, her burial record has "Gaswaie.". Sister Hester's baptismal record (1642) has "Gassoway", while a second Anne, baptized in 1644, has "Gaseaway."
11 Mar 1634, St. Margaret's Parish, London Town, now London, EnglanD
Colonel Nicholas Gassaway was baptized Nicholas Gaswaie at St. Margaret’s Parish Westminster, London, England, 11 March 1634. He was the son of Thomas Gaswaie and Ann Collingwood, who were married there 6 January 1631. 
Given these dates of immigraiton, he would have been aged 16 at the time of his arrival.
He emigrated to the colony as a professional plantation manager around 1650 and settled south of Londontowne, a southerly district of Annapolis Maryland today. 
Nicholas Gassaway married the daughter of Captain Thomas Besson, Anne. She was transported into Maryland by her father Thomas Besson in 1649. 
Col. Nicholas had 3 wives: Elizabeth Hawkins, Anne Besson and her sister, Hester Besson.
Love’s Neck, Bessondon, Poplar Ridge & Gassaway's Addition Plantations, Anne Arundel, MD
Plantation owner, provincial military officer, justice and politician
Nicholas Gaswaie was born to a Welsh merchant family belonging to St. Margaret's Parish Westminster in London England. 
Within a decade he was the owner of a sizable tobacco plantation exporting to his Gaswaie family back in England from his dock at the neck of the South River on Chesapeake Bay. 
He served as an officer in the Maryland Provincial military quickly rising to the rank of Major during skirmishes with local Indigenous peoples. He died one of the largest landholders in the Maryland colony.
Nicholas Gassaway was a politician and jurist in addition to his military role in the colony. 
He was named a Gentleman Justice of the Quorum while still a Major. 
He was promoted to Colonel in 1672 and was named as a Commissioner of Londontowne in 1683. 
He became a Commissioner of the Peace in 1686 and was appointed one of the Committee of Twenty who governed the Maryland Colony pending the arrival of a Royal Governor from late 1689 to 1691. 
Additionally, he sat as a Justice of the Provincial Court in his final years.
Nicholas Gassaway died between 10 January 1691/2, the date his will was written and 27 January 1691, the ate it was proved. 
In the Name of God Amen I NICHOLAS GASSAWAY Senr. of South River in the county of Ann Arundell in the Province of Maryland Merchant being now well stricken in years and of a sound and perfect Memory Thanks be to the Allmighty God and Calling to mind the uncertainty of the Estate of this transitory life and that all of flesh must yield unto Death when it shall please God to call: Do make Constitute ordain & Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (That is to Say)
Colonel Nicholas Gassaway owned large tracts of land alongside Chesapeake Bay south of modern Annapolis, Maryland. His lands abutted those of the Selby family, Called Selby's Marsh, a part of which was rented to family attorney John Gresham II who built what became known as Gresham house. 
In 1690, Nicholas’ daughter Jane married the pirate William Cotter who came to own part of Selby's Marsh in 1693 including the rental parcel, but the it was not in the hands of any of Nicholas’ family at the time of his late 1691 death. 
Their plantation, renamed "Cotter's Desire", passed to their nephew Captain John's three sons and was later sold along with Gresham house to the family of Commodore Isaac Mayo, for whom much of the area is today named. 
Colonel Nicholas left to his son Captain Nicholas the Love's Neck plantation and his residence there in 1691. Gresham house was owned by Greshams on rented land until sometime after 1723. The wife of Mayo's grandson Thomas Gaither Jr. relocated the gravestone of Captain Nicholas Gassaway (d.1699), found at Gresham house, to St. Anne's sometime before the house passed out of the Mayo family in 1915. In the 1960s, it was discovered that a footstep at Gresham was in fact the downturned grave marker of Colonel Nicholas Gassaway and it too was relocated to St. Anne’s Church in Annapolis. How Colonel Nicholas’ and his son's gravestones came to be at Gresham house and where their remains actually lie is a mystery.
Nicholas Gassaway had 7 children including Captain Nicholas (1668–1699), Ann (1670–1742), Hester (1672 – < 1735), Captain John (1674–1697), Jane (1678–1736), Margaret (1680–1724), and Captain Thomas (1683–1739). All of those holding rank followed Colonel Nicholas as officers in the Maryland Provincial Forces.
Three of Colonel Nicholas Gassaway’s great grandchildren continued the tradition of colonial military service as officers in the Maryland Line of the Continental Army. They were Lieutenant Henry Gassaway, Lieutenant Nicholas Gassaway and Captain John Gassaway. 
Great-great grandson Colonel Gassaway Watkins of Morgan’s riflemen also gained distinction in the revolution and served as President of the Maryland chapter of the prestigious Society of the Cincinnati in which the most direct descendant of each of the four is eligible for membership.
One of many notable descendants of Colonel Nicholas Gassaway is Henry Gassaway Davis, a railroad tycoon from West Virginia who served as Senator from that state (1871–83) and ran for Vice President of the United States in 1904. The town of Gassaway, West Virginia is named after the late Senator.
Jump up ^ Cotton, Jane Baldwin (1906). The Maryland Calendar of Wills, Wills from 1685 to 1702, Volume II. Baltimore, Maryland: Kohn & Pollock, Publishers. pp. 48–49. ^ Jump up to: a b US Census Bureau, 2000 United States Census – list of family names Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NGSM-421 : accessed 29 November 2013), Richard Gassaway, 13 April 1620. Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5WN-F4K : accessed 29 November 2013), Nicholas Gasway, 11 March 1634. Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JWFQ-748 : accessed 29 November 2013), Mary Gaswaie, Aug 1622. Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JMRM-JZX : accessed 29 November 2013), Thomas Gaswaie, 25 May 1628. Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5WF-MPT : accessed 29 November 2013), Joyce Gasway, Jan 1626. Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5WN-W54 : accessed 29 November 2013), Jane Gassaway, 14 September 1636. Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J791-FM9 : accessed 29 November 2013), Anne Gassaway, 20 March 1639. Jump up ^ Burke, Arthur Meredyth. Memorials of St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, Comprising the Parish Registers, 1539–1660, and Other Churchwardens' Accounts, 1460–1603. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, Ltd, 1914, p. 563. Digitised by Internet Archive;https://archive.org/stream/memorialsofstmar00westrich#page/562/mode/2up (accessed 29 November 2013) Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NB3N-ZM9 : accessed 29 November 2013), Hester Gassoway, 26 December 1642 Jump up ^ "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N5WF-LQL : accessed 29 November 2013), Anne Gaseaway, 21 June 1644. Jump up ^ Searches of databases available at Familysearch.org for parish registers of Wales (accessed 29 November 2013)do not, however, give evidence of the name. Jump up ^ Parish records of St. Margaret's Westminster ^ Jump up to: a b Will of Nicholas Gassaway of Ann Arundel County Maryland Jump up ^ Nicholas's parents were most likely Thomas Gaswaie and "Ann Callendgwood," who married in Jan. 1631, at St. Margaret's, Westminster. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V526-XHC : accessed 29 November 2013), Thomas Caswaie and Ann Callendgwood, 6 January 1631. Jump up ^ On the family genealogy in 17th-century Maryland, see Ancestry.com. British Roots of Maryland Families, p. 206 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Barnes, Robert W. British Roots of Maryland Families. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002. This source states that Nicholas Gassaway was probably an indentured servant on arrival in Maryland. 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On 10 Nov 2018 at 15:23 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:
See p. 12 here
On 15 Apr 2014 at 00:02 GMT Robin Lee wrote:
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