Samuel John NASH was born abt. 1825. He married Jane Victoria KNIBBS 04 May 1857 in King William's Town, British Kaffraria, South Africa. He died 02 March 1913 in Cape Province, South Africa. Jane Victoria KNIBBS, daughter of Henry KNIBBS and Ann CROXFORD , was born June 1837 in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England. She died 27 July 1915 in Cape Province, South Africa.


Children of Samuel John NASH and Jane Victoria KNIBBS are:
1. Herbert NASH
2. Albert NASH, b. 01 April 1869
3. Samuel John Rodd NASH, b. 05 June 1860
4. Henry George Leycester NASH, b. 29 June 1862
5. Joseph NASH, b. 12 June 1866
6. Augusta NASH, b. 06 June 1871
7. Alice Emily NASH, b. 14 November 1879
8. Sophia Jane NASH, b. 29 June 1873
9. Frances Lucy NASH, b. 10 March 1864

Marriage Notes for Samuel John NASH\Jane Victoria KNIBBS:

Ffrom the Register of marriages solemnized in British Kaffraria, Transcribed by Anne Clarkson:
4 May 1857
Samuel John MASG, full age, bachelor, of East London
Jane Victoria KNIBBS, full age, spinster, of King William’s Town

This register, held at the Western Cape Archives, appears to have been used mainly by missionaries who periodically added entries when they were in King William’s Town.
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NASH, KNIBBS 1857/05/04
Samuel John, Full, Bachelor, residing East London
Jane Victoria, Full, Spinster
Witnesses: Richard John SELLERS?, Mary Elen HERD?
Minister: G. SHAPMAN?
Wesleyan Chapel, King William's Town

Interesting, recorded on the same date was:
SELLERS?, HERD? 1857/05/04
Richard John, Full, Bachelor
Jane Elen, Full, Spinster
Witnesses: Samuel John NASH, Jane Victoria KNIBBS
Minister: G. SHAPMAN?
Wesleyan Chapel, King William's Town

So it appears that both couples acted as witnesses for eachother.


Notes for Samuel John NASH:

We can see from the record in the marriage register that in 1857 when they married, John was living at East London, Cape Province, and Jane at King Williams Town. It's unfortunate that I am unable to read John's occupation on the copy I've was given of the marriage registration.
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The story from the Nash family descendants is as follows:
"Samuel John Nash, Edward Coulter and John Edward Knibbs, the brother of Jane Victoria, Samuel's wife, were friends and were sent to South Africa as soldiers either during 1846 or 1852 to fight in one of the Kaffir wars of the Eastern Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. Upon their discharge from the army Samuel John Nash was allotted land at Mount Coke near King William's Town. Edward Coulter farmed at Stonelands in the Komga district. John Edward Knibbs had a saddle making business in King William's Town.

Samuel Nash married Jane Knibbs. Edward Coulter married Samuel's sister, Lucy Maria Nash. Lucy died in about 1913.

Edward Coulter became too ill to work his farm so Samuel and Jane Nash went to live with the Coulters. Samuel and Jane had a daughter Lucy who remained a spinster and still lived at Stonelands with Edward Coulter's daughter Nellie (also a spinster) in the mid-1930's.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at the eGGSA Branch of The Genealogical Society of South African for recording the details on their web site in memory of Samuel and Jane.

Samuel is buried at Komga Municipal Cemtery.

Sources for Samuel John NASH:

  1. South African National Archives (NAAIRS),
  2. Headstone,
  3. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  4. eGGSA, Genealogical Society of South Africa,
  5. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,

Notes for Jane Victoria KNIBBS:

Jane is buried at Komga Municipal Cemtery.

Sources for Jane Victoria KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Charlbury,
  2. Greg Davies from Waddon Burial Register,
  3. 1851 British Census,
  4. Headstone,
  5. South African National Archives (NAAIRS),

Notes for Herbert NASH:

Sources for Herbert NASH:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,

Notes for Albert NASH:

I understand from the Death Notice of Albert's sister, Augusta, that he died before her and left two children:
Everilda Jane Nash
Albert Nash

Everilda was born 25 Dec 1898 to Albert and his wife Emily Everilda. She was baptised at St Michaels Church, Boksburg on 19 Feb 1899.

Sources for Albert NASH:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,

Notes for Samuel John Rodd NASH:

We know from Samuel's death notice that he was married at Komgha in the Eastern State Province of South Africa, to Mabel Ellen (Pankhurst) Nash
Samuel died at Seaview Farm, Komgha a the age of 76.

Samuel and Mabel had three children:
Alma Kathleen Thurgood (born Nash)
Cecil Rodd Nash
Joffre Ivor Nash (born 24 Jan, 1917).
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at the eGGSA Branch of The Genealogical Society of South African for recording the details on their web site in memory of Rodd and presumably, his wife, Mable Ellen.

Samuel is buried at Komga Municipal Cemtery.

Sources for Samuel John Rodd NASH:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,
  2. eGGSA, Genealogical Society of South Africa,
  3. Death Certificate,

Notes for Henry George Leycester NASH:

Sources for Henry George Leycester NASH:

  1. South African National Archives (NAAIRS),
  2. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,

Notes for Joseph NASH:

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at the eGGSA Branch of The Genealogical Society of South African for recording the details on their web site in memory of Samuel and Jane.

Joseph is buried at Komga Municipal Cemtery.

Sources for Joseph NASH:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,

Notes for Augusta NASH:


See Augusta's Death Notice

Sources for Augusta NASH:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,
  2. Death Certificate,

Notes for Alice Emily NASH:

Sources for Alice Emily NASH:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,
  2. NARA Archival Database,

Notes for Sophia Jane NASH:

Sophia married a man with the surname of Pusey.

Sources for Sophia Jane NASH:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,

Notes for Frances Lucy NASH:

Sources for Frances Lucy NASH:

  1. LDS - South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers,