Nunn, James Stammers (1838-1907)
James was born on 21 March 1838 at Wortham Brook, Suffolk. He was converted aged 11 and at 13 was taking an active part in cottage prayer meetings.
The 1892 biography in the Primitive Methodist Magazine records that James was little seen beyond his own circuits, for he was naturally retiring and has therefore had no disposition to push himself to the front.
His obituary records that as a minister, James was truly conscientious and much esteemed by his people. He was tenderhearted, truly sympathetic, and moved amongst his people as a true minister of Jesus Christ. He was genial and homely and yet always maintained the dignity of his office.
James married Ann Shadick (1839-1878) in the summer of 1865 at Gravesend, Kent. Census returns identify four children.
- Eliza Annie (b1866)
- Sophia Wade (1868-1949) – married Edwin Willcock, a farmer
- Bertha (b1870) – married William John Davey, an assistant tin dresser (1911)
- Nancy Marion (1874-1934) – married Samuel Hodgkinson, a draper and insurance agent (1901)
- Harriet (b1878) – a domestic servant (1911)
James married Ellen Jeffrey (1847-1928) in the summer of 1881 at Thirsk, Yorkshire.
James died on 17 January 1907 at Liskeard, Cornwall.
- 1860 Gravesend
- 1861 Maldon
- 1865 Bungay
- 1866 Silchester
- 1868 Yeovil & c
- 1870 Exeter & c
- 1871 Hoyland
- 1872 Helmsley
- 1876 Middleham
- 1878 Thirsk
- 1881 Whitchurch
- 1884 Leek
- 1887 Winster
- 1891 Oakham
- 1893 Tadcaster
- 1896 Truro & c
- 1898 Liskeard (Sup)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1879/628 (Ann); 1892/257; 1907/486
PM Minutes 1907/31
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers