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Robert NUNNS

Robert NUNNS

Male 1793 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Robert NUNNS 
    Born 22 Jul 1793  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Aug 1793  St Mary, St Marylebone Road, St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 29 Apr 1822  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On board Cincinnatus, from London
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      Name: Robert Nunns
      Year: 1822
      Age: 30
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1792
      Place: New York, New York
      Source Publication Code: 9268
      Primary Immigrant: Nunns, Robert
      Annotation: Derived from transcripts made by the State Department from National Archives records. Includes immigrants of many origins. Few names from the end of 1821 through 1823 (documents lost). Pages 1-357 list names; pages 359-427 provide an index of vessels and
      Source Bibliography: UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Passengers Who Arrived in the United States, September 1821 - December 1823. Indexed. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1969. (Available from Tuttle, Rutland, VT.)
      Page: 77

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      Name: Robert Nunns
      Year: 1822
      Age: 30
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1792
      Place: New York, New York
      Source Publication Code: 503.10.91
      Primary Immigrant: Nunns, Robert
      Annotation: Date and port of arrival. Gender, occupation, country of origin, name of ship, and final destination may also be provided. Extracted from Customs passenger lists which are among the holdings of the National Archives. When family relationships were unclear, editor arranged passengers and dependents in alphabetic sequence by given name.
      Source Bibliography: BENTLEY, ELIZABETH P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York, 1820-1829. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999, pp. 655-1373 (Ju-Z).
      Page: 960
    Nunns family emigration to New York
    Nunns family emigration to New York
    Passenger list 1822 Ship Cincinnatus
    Occupation 29 Apr 1822 
    Merchant 
    Living Abt 1845  Main Street, Setauket, Long Island, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Nunns-Ridgway House
    Nunns-Ridgway House
    Built c1845. Robert Nunns built this home at approximately 128 Main Street. By 1874 the house was owned by Phebe Ridgway. The house, which stood between the present Setauket School and the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, was torn down around 1954.

    Source: The Setaukets, Old Field and Poquott by Three Village Historical Society
    Occupation 1850 
    Piano F(orte) Manufacturer 
    • Birthplace recorded as New York.
    Census 15 Aug 1850  2nd District 18 Ward, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1857  New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pianos & tuning 
    Nunns family in business in New York
    Nunns family in business in New York
    City Directory 1857
    Misc 1823–1860  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Piano makers 
    • Nunns & Clark

      One of the most illustrious and historical piano makers in American history were brothers Robert and William Nunns. Robert & Willian Nunns established their firm of R&W Nunns in 1823. The firm built pianos both under their own name and also for the prominent Dubois & Stodart Piano Company of New York City until 1836.

      William Nunns: In 1836, William Nunns went into a separate partnership with Augustus Brumley to create the Nunns & Brumley Piano Company, a venture that was very short lived. In 1839, William Nunns left the firm entirely to his brother Robert. In 1843, William Nunns went into partnership with John & Charles Fischer to create the Nunns & Fischer Piano Company. Nunns & Fischer built pianos until 1848 when William Nunns withdrew to establish his own firm of William Nunns & Company, which remained in business until 1853 when he retired.

      Robert Nunns: From 1832-1838, the name of the firm was changed to Nunns, Clark & Company when John Clark joined the firm. After 1838, the firm was known as Nunns & Clark. By the 1840’s, Nunns & Clark were so successful that they had warerooms in several major cities in the United States. The Nunns & Clark firm enjoyed a superb reputation and great success until they closed around 1860.

      Pianos by any of these names are exceedingly rare today and of museum caliber. They deserve the finest restoration and preservation available as they are irreplaceable parts of America’s musical history.

      Nunns & Brumley

      Augustus Brumley began building small square pianos in New York City in about 1835, listed at 31 Reade Street in New York City. In about 1836, Brumley went into partnership with the renowned piano maker William Nunns, establishing the firm of Nunns & Brumley. In 1837, Brumley withdrew from Nunns & Brumley and went into partnership with James Smyth, forming the company of Brumley & Smyth. Brumley & Smyth was out of business by 1840. Pianos by any of these firms are exceedingly rare today, and are considered to be of museum caliber. They deserve the finest restoration and preservation available.

      Source: http://antiquepianoshop.com/
    Setauket Rubber Factory
    Setauket Rubber Factory
    Known as the 'upper' rubber factory, this building was located across from the current North Fork Bank at approximately 46 Route 25A. This area was known locally as 'Chicken Hill'. The factory was founded as the Nunns and Clark Piano Factory before the Civil War and then it was occupied by the rubber company.

    Source: The Setaukets, Old Field and Poquott by Three Village Historical Society
    Occupation 1860 
    Piano maker 
    • Value of Real Estate: $7,000
      Value of Personal Estate: $3,000
    Census 14 Jun 1860  Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Post Office: Setauket 
    Living 1868  East Setauket, Long Island, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See Joseph's will.
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I702  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 31 May 2012 

    Father William NUNNS,   Born:  1757, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  27 Nov 1835, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary GIBBS,   Born:  1770, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  9 Jan 1831, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1792  Tiverton, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family histories
    Piano manufacturers:
W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    Piano manufacturers: W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    A short history of the Ennever and Nunns pianoforte makers.
    Family ID F216  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) Eleanor RESTALL,   Born:  14 May 1798, London, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  7 Nov 1852, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1816  St Marylebone, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth NUNNS,   Born:  24 Aug 1817, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     2. Robert NUNNS,   Born:  23 Jul 1819, London, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     3. William NUNNS,   Born:  5 Aug 1821,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     4. Ellen NUNNS,   Born:  1823/4, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     5. John NUNNS,   Born:  1825/6, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     6. Maria NUNNS,   Born:  1830/1, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
     7. Henry NUNNS,   Born:  6 Jul 1833, New York City, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  13 Jul 1892, Madison, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     8. Sarah NUNNS,   Born:  1837/8, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
    Family histories
    Piano manufacturers:
W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    Piano manufacturers: W. J. Ennever & Son and Ennever & Steedman, pianoforte manufacturers in London and the related Nunns family, pianoforte manufacturers of New York.
    A short history of the Ennever and Nunns pianoforte makers.
    Family ID F217  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jul 1793 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 11 Aug 1793 - St Mary, St Marylebone Road, St Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1816 - St Marylebone, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 29 Apr 1822 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLiving - Abt 1845 - Main Street, Setauket, Long Island, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Aug 1850 - 2nd District 18 Ward, New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Pianos & tuning - 1857 - New York City, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - Piano makers - 1823–1860 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    Post Office: Setauket - 14 Jun 1860 - Brookhaven, Suffolk County, New York, USA
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    Link to Google MapsLiving - 1868 - East Setauket, Long Island, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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