Reading original documents
In the image above, it says Ebenezer Nash, son of Tymothy E Rebecca Nash. No, it's not Nafh. In 17th-century handwriting, it was common to write an "s" like that. Tymothy is Timothy. And the lower-case E was an ampersand (&). Spelling varies in a strangely casual way. I've seen "married" and "marryed" on the same page.
Oh, and by the way, there has never been an English word "ye". In 17-century handwriting, a symbol that looks like a "y" was used for a "th", as in "the" (ye), "that" (yat), etc. When the word "The", or "Thee" was set in type in a book, the "y" was never used. Take a look at a King James Bible, which was first published in 1611. Never, ever, a "ye", always a "the."
Posted by Brad Hall