The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Known as "Beau Nash," born at Swansea; installed himself as master of the ceremonies at Bath, and ruler of the assemblies of fashion in that resort; was a charitable man as well as gay; died in poverty, but was honoured with a public funeral (1674-1761).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Nash, Richard'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/n/nash-richard.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.