John Nurse

1754 - 1806


Resident slave-owner in Barbados.

  1. John Nurse is estimated to have been born in 1754. He married Elizabeth Hannah Nurse [nee Bushell] and he was buried in St Philip's Church, Barbados, 7 May 1806. The burial record notes that he was the owner of the Horns & Todds estate.

  2. Note that John Nurse also appeared to own 94½ acres of the Plantynes estate, St John. At his death this was valued at £3,000 and there are no enslaved listed as associated with this property. Similarly, there is an inventory of a piece of land of 63 acres valued at £4,462 10 0d and called the Nursery. Again, no associated enslaved listed.


  1. Barbados Church Records, 1637-1887, FamilySearch: John Nurse and additional entry.

  2. Barbados Department of Archives. Inventories.

Further Information

Elizabeth Hannah Bushell

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1802 [EA] - 1806 [LA] → Owner
- 1806 [LA] → Owner
- 1806 [LA] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1806 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (4)

Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Notes →
Possibly father/son but needs further...
Father → Son
Father → Son