NURSEY, Revd Perry

1799 - 1867

Perry Nursey, was born at The Grove, Little Bealings, on the 23 December 1799 and baptised at Little Bealings church four days later, second son of Perry Nursey (1771-1840 q.v.) and his wife Anne née Simpson (1766-1844), his brothers included Claude Lorraine Richard Wilson Nursey [q.v.] and Poussin Hazard Nursey [q.v.]. Educated at East Bergholt, Suffolk and at Stowmarket, Suffolk and admitted pensioner at Corpus Christi on 24 October 1818 migrating to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge from where he graduated B.A. in 1823. Ordained deacon at Norwich on 22 September 1822 and priest on 5 October 1823 and licensed to the curacy of Burlingham in Norfolk where he remained until 1863 when he was presented to the living of Crostwick, Norfolk. A clergyman, poet, and a painter of landscapes which are sometimes confused with his father's as, like his father, he exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artist. He exhibited from Woodbridge in 1828, three paintings, in 1829 three paintings and in 1830 another three, the titles included 'Landscape from Nature' which had been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1824, and 'Wood Hall, near Woodbridge'. He married firstly at Scarning, Norfolk, Charlotte, youngest daughter of Revd William Press Smith, rector of Waxham and Palling, Norfolk, she died on 5 June 1833, aged 31, leaving three sons; and secondly on 28 December 1837 at Little Blakenham, Suffolk Sarah, daughter of Mr Boult of Aldeby, Norfolk, who bore him five children. He died at Crostwick, Norfolk in 1867, aged 68, and is buried in the local churchyard. His volume of poems is dedicated to and is often attributed to his father. His second son Julian Titian Nursey, 3rd officer of the ship Ratcliff, died at Spithead, 22 July 1848, aged 22.

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