Suffolk & Essex Nunns – descendants of Joshua Nunn & Mary Baker

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The arms of Samuel Nunn, 1885
The arms of Samuel Nunn, 1885

I am very fortunate to have been sent a treasure-trove of research on a Suffolk Nunn family by Lucas Henderson, who lives in Australia. The arms and pedigree appear in series 2, vol 2 of Miscellenea Genealogica et Heraldica (1886).

Joshua Nunn was born in Debenham, Suffolk, in 1717, the son of Leonard Nunn, which is the furthest back this line currently goes. Joshua married Mary Baker in Stonham Aspal, Suffolk in 1743, and their children were born in nearby Earl Stonham. See “Nunn families in Debenham”.

Their son John, born in about 1750, moved to Colchester, where he died in 1807. His son, William, in 1786, married Elizabeth Vaughan in Wales, and they ended up in Manchester, where William was the incumbent of St. Clement’s.

William and Elizabeth’s son, Samuel (1835-1921), was the rector of Lawton in Cheshire, and in 1885 was granted arms (above). I assume the entry on the Nunns in Miscellenea Genealogica et Heraldica was put together by Samuel when he was granted the arms, and at the time, couldn’t follow his family any further back.

Below are the stories of Joshua Nunn and Mary Baker, their children, descendants, and connected families: