Mary Seacole was a nurse in the Crimean war. She was born on the 23rd November 1805. Mary Seacole and here mother ran a hotel and a clinic around 1815. Mary Seacole was a Jamaican born nurse who helped soldiers during the Crimean war. Her work was praised at the time, but she became even more famous a century later. She was born in Kingston and was the daughter of a Scottish soldier.