Nurse, Robert (1841-1902)


Robert was born on 16 May 1841 at Thetford, Norfolk, to parents Robert, a wheelwright, and Mary Ann.

The 1861 census return records Robert as an engineer apprentice.

On leaving the PM ministry he attended Hackney Theological College and then became a Congregational minister. He emigrated to USA in 1873 where his surname is recorded as Nourse.

He married Eunice South (1833-1901)  in late 1867 at Sheerness, Kent. Records identify five children.

  • Rose Gertrude (1869-1909)
  • Eunice Amelia (b1870)
  • Annie Kathleen (1872-1946) – married Thomas M Talbott
  • Margaret Roberta (1874-1922)
  • Philip Beecher (1877-1944) – a real estate salesman

Robert died on 27 September 1902 at Falls Church, Virginia, USA


  • 1863 Lutterworth
  • 1864 Bagshot
  • 1865 Ryde & Ventnor
  • 1866 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Surman Index id:20147 & id20300

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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