Hon. Colonel Joshua Bushell Nurse

1779 - 1839

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Hon. Joshua Bushell Nurse member of majesty's council of Barbados. Brother of John Henry Nurse, owner of Ashbury plantation, Barbados. Married Katherine Bushell in 1805 in Barbados, with whom he had at least five children: Rev John Nurse (q.v.), Joshua Bushell junior (q.v.), Mary Ann, Elizabeth Hannah, Katherine. It is unclear if there is a connection between Joshua Bushell Nurse senior and James Thomas Nurse (q.v.); however, it seems unlikely that they were father and son (Joshua Bushell Nurse did have a son named James Thomas, baptised in Bristol in 1811, but this man appears to have died before the 1829 Slave Register which shows James T. Nurse deceased).

Sources

T71/898 Barbados claim nos. 3082 (Nursery), 3292 (Kirton Estate) and 3294; V. L. Oliver, Caribbeana, Vol. I (London, 1910), p. 330; Ancestry.com, England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database online].

  1. Will of Joshua Bushill Nurse of Christ Church, Island of Barbados, proved 19/2/1841, PROB 11/1941/233.

We are grateful to Mark Dickinson for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Spouse
Katharine
Children
John (1808-38), Joshua Bushell (1810-47), Mary Ann, Elizabeth Hannah (1817-), Catherine (1818-)
Will

Left property in Barbados in possession of son Joshua Bushell Jnr and created a trust based upon profits from estate to provide for wife, 2 sons (Joshua Bushell & John) and 2 daughters (Mary Ann & Katherine). Each daughter left £4000, Rev John Nurse (q.v.) left £1000 plus to share residue and remainder of estate with brother Joshua. Trustees and executors named as brother John Henry Nurse and nephew Rev John Henry Nurse. Will proved in London 1841, but JBN died in Barbados July 1839.

Occupation
Planter

Associated Claims (3)

£405 17S 3D
Awardee
£2,874 1S 6D
Awardee
£38 16S 9D
Awardee

Associated Estates (5)

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
- 1810 [LA] → Executor
- 1806 [LA] → Executor
1832 [SY] - 1832 [EY] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (7)

Trustee → Testator
Notes →
Joshua Bushell Nurse, described as a relation, was one of the trustees and executors appointed under the will of Nicholas Russell Garner made in 1826 and proved in 1837....
Father → Son
Father → Son
Brothers
Son → Father
Son → Mother
Brothers