Albert Nunn (born 11 Sep 1862 Ipswich, Queensland, died 24 Oct 1931 Qld, Aust), married Jane Tutin (born C1865, died 26 Nov 1940, Queensland, Aust) and fathered two children (see below).
|1. Mary Elsie NUNN, b. 24 Apr 1895, Queensland, Australia , d. 3 Nov 1964, Queensland, Australia (Age 69 years)|
|2. Florence Claris NUNN, b. 16 Oct 1897, Dinmore, Queensland, Australia , d. 4 Sep 1972, Convalescent Home, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 74 years)|
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George Nunn (top right) with son Gordon George. Below that is Evelyn May Elizabeth (whose married name was McQuilty), Gordon George, Edith Maud (whose married name was Wise) and Fredrick George. Below is an extract from George's birth certificate.
George Nunn (born 30 Oct 1860 Ipswich, Qld, Australia, died 1 May 1939 Brisbane, Qld, Australia) married Jane Scarborough (born 6 Jun 1871, Ipswich, Qld, Australia, died 11 May 1933, Baines St, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Qld, Australia) and fathered 9 children (see below).
|1. Florence May NUNN, b. 27 May 1901, Queensland, Australia , d. Aug 1970, Queensland, Australia (Age 69 years)|
|2. Walter David NUNN, b. 28 Sep 1902, Queensland, Australia , d. 1978, Queensland, Australia (Age 75 years)|
|3. Ada Jane NUNN, b. 15 Nov 1904, Queensland, Australia , d. 2 Mar 1940, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 35 years)|
|4. Edith Maud NUNN, b. 7 Jul 1906, Queensland, Australia , d. 1978, Queensland, Australia (Age 71 years)|
|5. John NUNN, b. 6 Oct 1908, Queensland, Aust , d. 9 Oct 1908, Queensland, Aust (Age 0 years)|
|6. Rachel Maria NUNN, b. 20 Nov 1909, Queensland, Aust , d. 15 Jan 1951, Beaudesert, Qld, Australia (Age 41 years)|
|7. Gordon George NUNN, b. 17 Nov 1911, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia , d. 3 May 1978, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 66 years)|
|8. Evelyn May Elizabeth NUNN, b. 25 Jul 1914, Queensland, Australia , d. 16 Jun 1984, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 69 years)|
|9. Fredrick George NUNN, b. 3 Feb 1916, Queensland, Australia , d. 10 Jun 1972, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 56 years)|
Elisha Nunn (born 22 Mar 1857 Whepstead, Suffolk, England, UK, died 19 Dec 1932 Ipswich, Qld, Australia), married Sarah Ann Beddow (born 1857 Staffordshire, England, died 3 Jun 1932, Ipswich, Qld, Australia) and fathered five children (see below).
One of Elisha's grandsons, Desmond Holland, was murdered in 1991. Read what happened.
|Elisha Nunn (left) and his daughter Rose Jane on her wedding to Gwilym Howell in 1916. At right is another daughter Ivy May whose married name was Holland. Rose's daughter Gladys McMillan (nee Howell) also identified the person at left as Sid Roberts. Elisha's sister Phoebe's married name was Roberts and she had a son Sid but this is not the same person as he would only have been 10 in 1916. Below is an extract from Elisha's birth certificate. He was the only child one of David and Rachel Nunn's children born in Suffolk, England.|
Amos Nunn, left, and several of his children. Colour image is of David Nunn (1886-1970) and his wife Marion Thomson (1901-1981); below them is Isabella Nunn (1889-1980) on her wedding day in 1909 to William James Walker (1888-1967). At top right are sisters Ruby Gladys Nunn (1898-1984) whose married name was Ford and May "Dolly" Nunn (1893-1985) whose married name was Cross; below them is Hazel Beryl Nunn (1909-1976) whose married name was Durward. Next image is extract from Amos Nunn's birth certificate.
Amos Nunn (born 11 Sep 1859 Ipswich, Qld, Aust died 7 Sep 1922 Ipswich, Qld, Aust) married Isabella Elizabeth Anderson (26 March 1862, died 20 Oct 1929) and fathered 10 children.
|1. David NUNN, b. 4 Aug 1886, Queensland, Australia , d. 7 Jan 1970, Southport, Queensland, Australia (Age 83 years)|
|2. Isabella NUNN, b. 17 Jan 1889, Queensland, Aust , d. 1980, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 90 years)|
|3. Alfred NUNN, b. 20 Mar 1891, Queensland, Australia , d. 1970, Queensland, Australia (Age 78 years)|
|4. May "Dolly" NUNN, b. 17 Jun 1893, Queensland, Australia , d. 7 Jul 1985, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 92 years)|
|5. Gladys NUNN, b. 3 Oct 1895, Queensland, Aust , d. 27 Aug 1896, Queensland, Aust (Age 0 years)|
|6. Ruby Gladys NUNN, b. 3 Jan 1898, Dinmore, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia , d. 26 Jun 1984, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 86 years)|
|7. Euphemia NUNN, b. 19 Apr 1900, Queensland, Australia , d. 4 Jan 1901, Queensland, Australia (Age 0 years)|
|8. Albert Amos NUNN, b. 12 Dec 1901, Queensland, Australia , d. 1976, Queensland, Australia (Age 74 years)|
|9. Gilbert James NUNN, b. 5 May 1905, Queensland, Australia , d. 1978, Queensland, Australia (Age 72 years)|
|10. Hazel Beryl NUNN, b. 19 May 1909, Hazelwood, Dinmore, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia , d. 18 Jul 1976, Princess Alexandra Hospital, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Age 67 years)|
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David and Rachel Nunn, from Suffolk to Queensland
This section focuses on David and Rachel Nunn's 12 children (see below)
David Nunn (born 15 Mar 1827 at Chevington, Suffolk, England, UK, died (10 Jan 1900 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia) moved to Australia in 1858 with his wife Rachel and son Elisha.
The vessel, Irene, which brought the Nunns to Australia.
An obituary published in The Queensland Times said he had been ailing for several months before his passing.
Interestingly, his birth date was given as 5 Mar 1826 but it was 15 Mar 1827. Every record (baptism, census, etc) points to him being born in 1827, so the discrepancy is unexplained.
Often people "got" their age wrong and even the year of birth; sometimes deliberately.
As they established their property at Dinmore (Hazelwood Farm, or Nunns Paddock), David and Rachel Nunn became very much part of the growing community.
The Nunns set up an area on their land for cricket and soccer matches which made their location a focal point for social gatherings.
The first mention of such an occasion was a cricket match in 1885.
Several of David and Rachel Nunn's sons were proficient cricketers and I've detailed much more about the Whitwood team elsewhere.
How James Ivory viewed David Nunn
But there were disputes of course, the most public being with major landowner James Ivory who by 1879 owned 18,000 acres around Bundamba. He grew sugar cane and invested in the cotton boom.
He previously bought the Bremer Mills property in 1868 and owned Eskdale (Esk) in 1843.
A number of his diaries are held at the Mitchell Library, Sydney, and have been transcribed by Picture Ipswich.
In them, Ivory first makes mention of his neighbour David Nunn in October 1877:
It seems that Nunn (my neighbour) is making use of one of my paddocks without leave, they are a grasping unprincipled set.
In November 1878, another entry:
Mrs Nunn paid her rent for Campbell's paddock one pound asked to be allowed to cut Wattles, but I said no.
Nunn called & told me Kingston had worried a 2 year Filly & a horse of his, & wished to know if I could go halves in the damage done estimated at 20 pounds. I said I thought that I should claim damages for his horse stock being there without authority, as I only rented the paddock for horned cattle, & that no horse stock was to be placed there.
Summons from Nunn for 15 pounds damages by Kingston, can't at all see his claim.
6 January 1879:
Sent Winslow & Bransom to see the worried mare & horse at Nunn's, Filly nothing the worse, horse belonged to some stranger on agistment & not there. Mare a Filly not worth at most over 10 pounds.
Gained the Entire case though Mrs Nunn perjured herself, but we squeezed the point we wished out of her at last, but Captain Townley somehow did not allow me costs, though he might evidently have seen that it was on a try on & unfair case to bring against me, & though winning the case I lost 4 pounds nine shillings in expenses, however the Nunn's have made a loss also.
There was a great laugh in Court when Nunn was asked to state what I said to him when he called about the horses, "one thing he said, when I asked him what I was to do with the horse if they died, why! Bury them of course." I said this as the fellow was pestering me & keeping on asking questions on a matter which was caused by his own improper act. The case was badly reported in both Ipswich papers. Mrs Nunn swore she never knew that there was an Entire in my paddock though her husband did, her son did, she said she did to me, & how by any possibility such a observant woman passing often through the Entire's paddock did no see him, plainly shews that perjury was nothing to her.
Find that Nunn or R Seymour have cut down posts & slip rails out of spite, at road between Nunn's & my Campbell's paddock.
After justice, or after cash?
Bearing in mind the issues between Ivory and the Nunn family, it all seems a little petty but, to be frank, it seems my great-great grandfather thought he could get a few pounds out of his rich neighbour.
However, it all came unstuck when he took it to court. And, as Ivory pointed out, David Nunn came out of it much better than he probably deserved to.
It was, as Ivory said, a try-on. Here's a report of the court case.
It also should be pointed out that this was not the first action between the two protagonists as, in 1874, Nunn and Ivory were in court on a matter of excessive damages, a case that Ivory won.
It was a petty matter regarding straying stock and an impoundment fee. Read a report of that case.
Following are details of David and Rachel's children: