7 April 1879: Deserter from Her Majesty’s Service: A reward of from 5s to 20s is offered for the apprehension of John Nash, [Reg. No:] 1906, 75th Foot; [born:] Limerick; [trade] labourer; [age] 25½; [size:] 5[ft] 8[in]; [hair:] light brown; [eyes:] grey; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] regimental; [date of desertion:] 24 March 1879 [at] Aldershot; [marks & remarks: blank]

18 August 1880: Keynsham: ‘A serious and very determined stabbing case took place on Tuesday afternoon, at Charlton bottom, Keynsham. From what we can glean of the circumstances, it appears that the wounded man, Mr John Robins, is a dairyman, living at No 8 Doveton Street, Bedminster, and he has several fields at Keynsham, in which he grazes his cattle. He visits the place daily for the purpose of milking the cows and bringing the milk back to Bristol for his customers. He has in his employ at Keynsham a lad, named John Crocker, who a day or two ago gave some offence to a Marshall Nash, a farm labourer, of Charlton bottom, and Nash, it is said, gave the boy a good thrashing for the affront. Returning from Keynsham on Tuesday, Robins, who was accompanied by his nephew, John Samuel Woodhill, and the lad Crocker overtook Nash and his wife near Brislington. Robins and Woodhill got out of the trap, and the former demanded an explanation from Nash with regard to his treatment of the boy. This led to an altercation and a scuffle, in the course of which Nash took out his pocket knife and stabbed Robins twice – first in the fleshy part of his left arm and then near the left lung. Robins fell, and it is reported that Nash then went and deliberately stabbed the injured man’s mare in the right shoulder. The blade of the knife was broken off by the force of the blows, but it has not been ascertained yet whether it is in the body of Robins or the horse, but the probability is it was broken in stabbing the horse. Robins was removed as quickly as possible to the General Hospital, where he still remains in a critical condition. Nash was apprehended soon after the occurrence by a county police officer and taken to Keynsham. It happened that Mr J. C. Ireland, one of the county justices of the peace, was there at the time, and after receiving some formal evidence he remanded the prisoner until Friday. Nash says he was assaulted first, and ‘set upon’ by all the others, and that what he did was in self-defence. Inspector May, of the Bedminster division, was informed of the occurrence, and he started at once in pursuit of Nash, but on his arrival at Keynsham he found that the man was already in custody. At a special sessions at Keynham, before Mr J. C. Ireland, Marshall Nash was charged on remand with stabbing John Robbins [sic], a milkman, of Doveton Street, Bristol. Mr Carter (Messrs Clifton and Carter, Bristol) appeared for the prisoner. Superintendent Emson asked for a remand, which was granted till Friday next. The rib of the mare, with a part of a knife stuck in it, was produced by the police.’

29 January 1904: Reports from Slough Petty Sessions:

held 23 January 1904 before Captain Higgins (in the chair) and Mr J. Hartopp Nash

held 27 January 1904 before Captain Higgins (in the chair) and Mr J. Hartopp Nash, S. Osborn, F. G. Lloyd, E. C. Austen Leigh and P. J. de Paravicini;

Eton Board of Guardians and Rural District Council: report of a meeting of the Board: present, Mr J. Hartopp Nash (in the chair), Mr H. R. de Salis, Dr Waters (vice-chairmen), the Reverend J. H. Matthews, Dr Newman, Colonel Ward-Bennitt, Commander Booth, Messrs F. B. Buckland, G. Hibberd, H. L. Darvill, C. J. Hill, F. Baxter, J. C. Howlett, E. Dyke, W. M. Bailey, E. H. Parry, W. Gamble, Z. H. Nash, T. H. Saunders, A. A. Somerville and W. Hearn. The Local Government Board inspector, Mr Stevens, complained of the condition of the patients in the sick wards. Dr Fuller reported bed sores in one case. An application by the London United Electric Tramways Company to extend their line from Slough to Taplow was considered. Mr R. H. Barrett (clerk) and Mr H. L. C Barrett (assistant clerk) asked for their salaries to be increased from £150 and £12 10s per annum respectively. Letters were received protesting about the lopping of the trees in The Avenue, Datchet.

8 February 1908: General Servant wantef, with good references – Apply, Miss Nash, 23 St George’s Street, Canterbury

4 October 1963: Harold Nash, bass trumpet, trombone, Covent Garden Orchestra]

c1990: Ms Catherine Nash & David (Son Michael Patrick Terence), 12 Egret Close, St Mary’s Island, Chatham, Kent ME4 3EG      

25 March 2009: Steward signed up for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, season 2009: Michael Nash