John Nurse, Sr. (c.1645 - 1719) MP

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Birthplace: Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Death: Died in Salem, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts
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John Nurse, Sr.'s Timeline

1645
1645
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony

The exact date of birth of eldest child John Nurse to father Francis and mother Rebecca Nurse is unrecorded, as is the date of baptism.

1647
1647
Age 2
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

The exact date of birth of eldest daughter Rebecca Nurse (future Rebecca Preston) to father Francis and mother Rebecca Nurse is unrecorded, as is the date of baptism. The infant has an older brother, a toddler named John (age 2).

1648
February 1648
Age 3
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

Along with Thomas Odingsells, Francis Nurse is ordered to pay a fine or sit in stocks for defaming Daniel Rea, according to "Currents of Malice" by McMillen:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/Nurse.htm

1648
Age 3
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

The exact date of birth of Sarah Nurse (future Sarah Bowden) to father Francis and mother Rebecca Nurse is unrecorded, as is the date of baptism. The infant has two older brothers (a young boy named John - age 6, and a toddler named Samuel - age 2) and an older sister (a young girl named Rebecca, age 4).

1649
January 1649
Age 4
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

As with most records in this period, Samuel Nurse's date of birth to father Francis and mother Rebecca Nurse is unrecorded. The only record kept was the baptismal date. Samuel's actual date of birth is probably a month or two before his February 3 baptismal date. The infant has an older brother (a young boy John, age 4), and an older sister (a toddler named Rebecca, age 2).

1653
November 1653
Age 8
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

According to S.J. Walker's information on the Nurse family:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/Nurse.htm

(Francis Nurse, husband of Rebecca Nurse and father of four, is) sued by Richard Waters for trespass and impounding three cows and one heifer.
(Currents of Malice - McMillen)

1654
1654
Age 9
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

(Francis Nurse, husband of Rebecca Nurse and father of four, is) involved in slander suit versus Jonathan Porter and his wife, Eunice. The court ruling in his favor, and "Eunice also made acknowledgement, which the court accepted". (Currents of Malice - McMillen)

1656
June 1656
Age 11
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

According to information on the Nurse family by S.J. Walker:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~walkersj/Nurse.htm

(Francis Nurse, husband of Rebecca Nurse and father of four) was discharged from training in June 1656, which may indicate some physical injury as he was much too young to be excused from military service. (The Ancestry of Sarah Johnson 1775-1824, Wife of Joseph Neal of Litchfield Maine)

1659
1659
Age 14
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)

The exact date of birth of Mary Nurse (future Mary Tarbell) to father Francis and mother Rebecca Nurse is unrecorded, as is the date of baptism. The infant has two older brothers (an older boy named John - age 14, and a boy named Samuel - age 8), and two older sisters (a girl named Rebecca - age 12, and a young girl named Sarah - age 6).

1661
January 1661
Age 16
Town of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony

As with most people from this period, Francis' actual birth date is unrecorded. His actual birth to father Francis and mother Rebecca Nurse likely took place within one or two months of his recorded baptismal date of February 3. The infant had two older brothers (a young man named John - age 16, and a boy named Samuel - age 12) and three older sisters (an older girl named Rebecca - age 14, a girl named Sarah - age 10, and a toddler named Mary - age 2).

(A note on English "double dates" - the old English calendar before 1752 used to change year on March 25. The first date indicated the English year, which differed between January 1 and March 24 from what the rest of the world followed. As what appeared to be some sort of compromise, English officials would double date their documents, and the rest of English society followed. Because the computer date system inflexibly changes years only on January 1, in order to maintain a proper chronology, the second date should be used.)