Memorial: M6093

Gravestone at St John’s Church, Lancaster commemorating John Nunns d. 1807


St John's Church, Lancaster, Lancashire, England


'In Memory of Captn JOHN NUNNS of Skerton who died at sea on the 4th October 1807 Aged 42 Years and was interred at the Island of Trinidad in the West Indies. Also of SARAH NUNNS his wife who died on the 28th July 1821 aged 55 years Also of DOROTHY RIPLEY their daughter who died the 9th October 1821 aged 29 years. Also of JANE WILSON their daughter who died on the 26th March 1822 aged 26 years also of JANE POSTLETHWAITE mother of the above SARAH NUNNS who died on the 1st June 1822 aged 92 years.'


Description: Horizontal, plain.
Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Slate
Vessel: 'The Johns'


Nunns, John
Age: 42
Date of Death: 4/10/1807
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master; owner


Notes: 'The Johns' slaver owned by John Nunns, John Lowther, and John Cumpsty.
Bibliography: 'Inscriptions on Gravestones in the churchyard of St John with St Anne, Lancaster' (Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society) Melinda Elder 'The Slave Trade and the Economic Development of Eighteenth Century Lancaster' (Halifax, 1992) p.207