Robert was educated at Bolmfield House, Bury Grammar School, King Edward's School and the Royal Academy of Music. He lived at West View, Westerfield Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. His father bought a house in Bury St Edmunds which had been built on the foundations of St Margaret's Church and which adjoined the Shire Hall. Hence his claim. He had one brother, Isobel confirms. Alice Bessie had 4 sisters.
At the opening of the newly erected Ipswich School in 1851, Nunn was appointed choirmaster and settled in Ipswich as a teacher of music. In January 1865 he was admitted at St John's College, Cambridge gruduating Mus.B in 1867 and the following year provided a grand concert on the opening of the new Ipswich Town Hall.
In 1881 he was living at Cross Yard, Cornhill, Ipswich. He was a member and a regular exhibitor at the Ipswich Arts Club, 1879-1897.
|1827||Death of father Robert NUNN|
|1830||Death of mother Mary ALDRICH|
|1852||Married Catherine Jane STUTTER in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk|
|1859||Birth of daughter Alice Bessie NUNN Mus Bac|
|1863||Birth of daughter Alexandra Louise NUNN|
|1884||Death of wife Catherine Jane STUTTER|
|1892||Married Frances Augusta MARTIN in Ipswich, Suffolk|