Joseph Nunn, the son of Thomas Nunn and his wife Ann Inward, was baptised at St. Mary’s Church, in Lambeth on 23rd May 1824. He lived his whole life in the Borough of Lambeth and was described at various times as an Agent or as a Tobacco Manufacturer.
Joseph was initiated into Royal Jubilee Lodge by his father on 12th January 1847 and very quickly became its Worshipful Master two year later in 1849 when he served for two years. On the occasion of his first Installation in 1849 he invested his father as Treasurer and rendered the Ceremonies of Initiation and Passing. (Two brethren were Passed and two candidates were Initiated at the meeting). He was to serve as Master again in 1865.
On 4th March 1867 Joseph proposed that “……an application be made to Grand Royal Arch Chapter for a Warrant to hold a Chapter, under the name and number of this Lodge ……..” The application was approved and Royal Jubilee Chapter continues to meet in London with many of our current members being members of the Chapter as well.
Joseph’s major contribution to the lodge was as its Secretary from 1863 until his death on 19th April 1884.
The 3rd May 1884 edition of “The Freemason” recorded his death, namely “Another veteran has been called to his rest in the person of Bro. Joseph Nunn, Secretary of the Royal Jubilee Lodge, No. 72, and Scribe E. of the chapter connected therewith, who expired on 19th inst., at his residence, 376, Kennington Road”.
Joseph’s wife, Ann Keshan, died on 6th October 1886.