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Marine Private William Nash

( c 1761...........)

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  • Born : circa 1761
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  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26. January . 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : :" Prince Of Wales   "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Date of Discharge : 1791
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Re-enlisted :13 April 1792 New South Wales Corps
  • Where Enlisted : England
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  • Partner's Name : Maria Haynes
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  • Date Arrived : 26. January . 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : :" Prince Of Wales   "
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  • NASH, William EM 718854 Marriage
    Spouse: HAYNES, Maria
    Index Year: 1788
    Reg Year: 1788 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V178867 4 Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England (1)
       
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  • Mary Nash married Robert Hall, in 1810, aged 17. William Nash junior died in 1813 in Sydney from a snake bite. Sarah Nash married John Williams in 1814 in Sydney.
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              William and Maria separated between 1798 and 1802, as Maria was living separately from William by 1802 with her two youngest children, George (5yrs) & Sarah (3yrs).

     

              William petitioned the court to have Maria returned to him twice, both times unsuccessful, and so he decided to leave NSW, advertising his impending departure in the NSW Gazette in 1804. William left the colony and no more information is known about the rest of his life. It is likely that he rejoined the Royal Marines on returning to England. It appears that his 2 oldest children, Mary (11yrs) and William (9yrs) stayed in NSW, probably with their mother.

     

              Mary Nash married Robert Hall, in 1810, aged 17. William Nash junior died in 1813 in Sydney from a snake bite. Sarah Nash married John Williams in 1814 in Sydney.

     

              George Nash and his mother Maria owned and farmed a property at Castlereagh from the early 1820’s for the next 25 years, when Maria died in 1844, aged 73.

     

              George married Mary Lees in 1826. They had 11 children born in NSW. George and Mary had 60 grandchildren, one of which was George Warrington, born in 1850 at Windsor, son of John & Esther Warrington (nee Nash). George is a GGG Grandfather of my 5 children, on their mother Nicole’s side.

     

     

     

     

     

    Some information was supplied by Craig Lucas-Smith clucas-s@bigpond.net.au

    Descendants
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    Children :
     John also died as an infant, only 3 months old.
     
    William Nash ( b 25 May 1788 at Sydney Cove ... Died 19 June 1789 C/D
    NASH, William EB 1508361 Christening
    Father: William
    Mother: Maria
    Reg Year: 1788 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V178823 1A Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England\
    (1)
     
    NASH, William ED 652391 Death
    Index Year: 1789 Father: William  Mother: Maria
    Reg Year: 1789 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1789157 4 Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England
    (1)

     

    Second Son William Nash Born 1795
    NASH, William EB 1508362 Christening
    Father: William
    Mother: Maria
    Reg Year: 1795 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1795433 1A Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England
    (1)
     

    History & Achievements :

              When William returned from Norfolk Island, his 3 years was officially completed. William decided to stay in the Colony, probably due to being promised a grant of land and a career with the NSW Corps. On 15 January 1792, a son, John, was born in Sydney. Many of the Marines returned to England on the “Gorgon” and “Atlanta” in 1792, but William & Maria decided to stay in the colony. William enlisted in the NSW Corps on 13 April 1792. Unfortunately, John also died as an infant, only 3 months old. William & Maria lived through the years of starvation and food rationing during the first 4 years in NSW and had also lost both of their first 2 children.

      William and Maria separated between 1798 and 1802, as Maria was living separately from William by 1802 with her two youngest children, George (5yrs) & Sarah (3yrs). William petitioned the court to have Maria returned to him twice, both times unsuccessful, and so he decided to leave NSW, advertising his impending departure in the NSW Gazette in 1804. William left the colony and no more information is known about the rest of his life. It is likely that he rejoined the Royal Marines on returning to England. It appears that his 2 oldest children, Mary (11yrs) and William (9yrs) stayed in NSW, probably with their mother.

     Mary Nash married Robert Hall, in 1810, aged 17. William Nash junior died in 1813 in Sydney from a snake bite. Sarah Nash married John Williams in 1814 in Sydney.

     George Nash and his mother Maria owned and farmed a property at Castlereagh from the early 1820’s for the next 25 years, when Maria died in 1844, aged 73.

     George married Mary Lees in 1826. They had 11 children born in NSW. George and Mary had 60 grandchildren, one of which was George Warrington, born in 1850 at Windsor, son of John & Esther Warrington (nee Nash). George is a GGG Grandfather of my 5 children, on their mother Nicole’s side.