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Richard Nason – Offices and Controversies

Richard Nason arrived in Maine sometime before 1636. My father told me that the date was 1629. I have also read that he arrived in 1623, 1629, 1630, and 1636. We know that it was before 1640 because his name appears in land records in Dover, N.H. before that date. Since Richard Nason received one of the choicest tracts of land in the Ferdinando Georges grant, I assume that he was at Pipe Stave...

Richard Nason: Wives and Children

SARAH BAKER NASON was Richard Nason’s first wife. Sarah was born in England in 1614, 1617 or 1620.  She may have been born in London, or in the port city of Dover, in Kent in southwest England. I believe Richard Nason met and married her in Dover, New Hampshire around 1635. Her father was Lt. John Baker, a freelance preacher, trader, and wealthy landowner. He was given to wild passions...

Richard Nason (1606-1696) – Stratford-Upon-Avon to Pipe Stave Landing

Richard Nason was born or baptized on August 3, 1606 at Stratford-Upon-Avon. I saw his baptismal font when I visited Holy Trinity Church in September 2018. The same font baptized William Shakespeare, a neighbor.  His father was Johanius (or John) Nason (1585-1624). His mother was Elizabeth Rogers (1583-1653). They married on October 28, 1600 in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Richard Nason was the third of...

Did Baker Nason Murder His Brother, Jonathan Nason?

Baker and Jonathan Nason were the sons of Richard Nason and Sarah Baker of Pipe Stave Landing in what is now South Berwick, Maine. Baker Nason was born around 1642. Jonathan Nason was born around 1645. These birth dates are probably close but may not be accurate. In court records, Jonathan was described as Baker’s older brother. At the time of the killing both men were in their 40s, married and...