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Nunn was born in 1864 in Thetford,
Norfolk to parents Thomas Nunn (1832 – 1865) and Elizabeth Eliza Goddard (1834 –
1893). [*Elizabeth Eliza Goddard married George James Syder
(1831-1853) in Norfolk 1853, Thomas Nunn (1832-1865) in Norfolk 1856, Robert
Preston (1825-1876) in Wharfedale 1869 and Thomas Caygill (1836-1909) in Yeadon
Robert lived in Yeadon with his mother from 1869 to
1893, they lived at Haw Lane. In 1893 he married Hannah Drake and became
stepfather of Phillis Ann Drake. Robert and Hannah had three children; Edith
Elizabeth in 1894 and Charles & Walter in 1896, they lived at Haw Street,
Robert died on 11th September
Drake was born in 1863 in Castley to
parents John Drake (1834-1888) and Ann Hornby (1840-1868). [*John Drake
married Ann Kay (1844-1910) in Wharfedale 1871]
Prior to her marriage Hannah lived with her parents at
Woodbottom Farm, Stainburn. In 1881 she was a domestic servant in the home of
James Maston, builder of Otley. In 1888 Hannah had a daughter Phillis Ann Drake
(who was at Calcutta, Yeadon with her step grandmother on the 1891 census).
Hannah died on 26th February 1908.
Nunn was born in 1896 in Yeadon to
parents Robert Nunn and Hannah Drake.
Charlie Nunn enlisted in Leeds, he was in the Prince of
Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) 10th battalion, regimental number
43198, rifleman. He died on 30th November 1916 at the home, theatre
of war. He was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
is the sister of my paternal great grandfather William Drake to John Drake and
Ann Hornby above.
John’s second wife, is the sister of Jabez Kay, father of Thomas Kay my maternal
great grandfather who lived at Warm Lane Farm, Yeadon.