TURNER OF BRETTON AND WETHERBY

 

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TURNER

 

1    JOHN TURNER of Bretton, Yorkshire, founder, was born ca 1742 and buried on 11 January 1814 at Bretton.[1] He married on 17 April 1770 at Silkstone, JEMIMA COOK,[2] daughter of Steward Cook of Bretton (see here). Jemima was baptised on 25 December 1750 at Bretton and buried on 29 February 1832 at Silkstone.

 

         Children of John and Jemima (Cook) Turner:

                i              ANN TURNER, bap 17 March 1771, Bretton.[3]

                ii            WILLIAM TURNER, bap 26 December 1772, Bretton, bur 27 November 1781, Bretton.[4]

                iii           THOMAS TURNER of Cawthorne and of Rotherham, labourer, b Bretton, bap there 17 April 1774;[5] m 11 September 1808, Cawthorne, ESTHER HEMMINGWAY.[6]

                iv             EDWARD TURNER of Leeds, cloth warehouseman,[7] bap 31 December 1775, Bretton.[8]

         2   v             GEORGE TURNER (1777-1855); m GRACE KITCHIN.

                vi           JOSEPH TURNER, bap 20 June 1779, Bretton.[9]

                vii          JOHN TURNER, bap 28 April 1781, Bretton.[10]

                viii         RICHARD TURNER, bap 23 March 1783, Bretton.[11]

                ix           HANNAH TURNER, bur 26 June 1784, Bretton.[12]

                x             ROBERT TURNER, bap 24 August 1785, Bretton.[13]

                xi           JAMES TURNER, bap 6 October 1787, Bretton.[14]

                xii          CHARLES TURNER of Silkstone and of Cawthorne, iron founder, b Bretton, bap there 7 November 1789;[15] m 22 May 1820, Silkstone, MARY SORSBY.[16]

         3   xiii         PETER TURNER (ca 1794-1846); m SARAH SAUSBY.[17]

 

2    GEORGE TURNER of Wetherby, gardener, was born at Bretton[18] and baptised there on 28 September 1777.[19] He died on 25 May 1855 at Wetherby.[20] George married on 23 September 1799 at Felkirk, Yorkshire, GRACE KITCHIN.[21] Grace was born ca 1774 and died on 18 December 1845 at Wetherby.[22]

 

         Children of George and Grace (Kitchin) Turner:[23]

         4   i              JOHN TURNER (ca 1800-1897); m SARAH TURNER.

                ii              THOMAS TURNER, gardener, b 16 April 1804, Wetherby;[24] m HANNAH.[25]

                iii             EDWARD TURNER of Leeds, cloth drawer, b July 1807, Wetherby;[26] m 3 November 1831, St. Peter, Leeds, MARY HEMINGWAY.[27]

                iv           HANNAH TURNER, b Wetherby, bap there 1 August 1813;[28] m 5 April 1840, Spofforth, CHARLES CLIFT.[29]

 

3    PETER TURNER of Haigh, Yorkshire, labourer, was born ca 1794 and died on 16 October 1846 at Haigh.[30] He married on 31 January 1813 at Darton, SARAH SAUSBY.[31] Sarah was born ca 1790 at High Hoyland, Yorkshire,[32] and died on 15 January 1862 at Haigh.[33]

 

         Children of Peter and Sarah (Sausby) Turner:

                i              ANN TURNER, bap 20 July 1814, Darton,[34] bur 10 August 1841, Darton;[35] m 2 September 1839, High Hoyland, JAMES FENWICK.[36]

                ii            MARY TURNER, bap 9 February 1817, Darton.[37]

         4    iii           SARAH TURNER (1819-1900); m JOHN TURNER.

                iv           JOHN TURNER, b 22 October 1821, bap 18 November 1821, Darton.[38]

                v             GEORGE TURNER, b 27 October 1825, bap 27 November 1825, Darton.[39]

                vi             STEPHEN EDWARD TURNER, b 26 Dec 1827, bap 27 January 1828, Darton,[40] bur there 19 June 1857.[41]

                vii          JEMIMA TURNER, domestic servant, b 23 October 1830, Haigh,[42] d 29 April 1890, Wetherby.[43]

 

4    JOHN TURNER of Wetherby, gardener and seedsman, was born ca 1800 at Wetherby or   Leeds[44] and died on 4 February 1897 at Wetherby.[45] He married on 30 November 1851 at Wetherby, SARAH TURNER,[46] daughter of Peter and Sarah (Sausby) Turner of Haigh. Sarah was born on 9 June 1819 at Haigh[47] and died on 31 August 1900 at Wetherby.[48]

 

         Child of Sarah Turner:[49]

                i               JEMIMA ANN TURNER, b 14 December 1847, Haigh.

 

         Children of John and Sarah (Turner) Turner:

         5   i              HENRY TURNER (1852-1940); m JANE SYMONS.

                ii            SARAH JANE TURNER, b Wetherby, bap there 31 Aug 1855;[50] m 5 December 1891, Wesleyan Chapel, Wetherby, GEORGE ILLINGWORTH.[51]

                iii           GEORGE EDWARD TURNER, b 1860, Wetherby,[52] bap 29 April 1860, Wetherby, bur there 16 May 1860.[53]

                iv           JOHN THOMAS TURNER of Wetherby, gardener, b 1860, Wetherby,[54] bap there 29 April 1860,[55] m(1) 9 October 1901, Wesleyan Chapel, Boston Spa, ELIZA MIDGLEY;[56] m(2) 4 October 1919, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Knaresborough, EMMA DARBYSHIRE.[57]

                v             CHARLES EDWARD TURNER of Hemsworth, Yorkshire, printer, b 6 Aug 1863, Wetherby;[58] m 24 Dec 1887, Wednesbury, ELIZA ANN HILL.[59]

 

5    HENRY TURNER of Guiseley, Yorkshire, headmaster, was born on 14 September 1852 at Wetherby[60] and died on 7 February 1940 at Leeds.[61] He married on 27 August 1885 at Tower Street Chapel, Launceston, Cornwall, JANE SYMONS,[62] daughter of Samuel and Jane (Pearce) Symons of St. Stephen by Launceston (see here). Jane was born on 11 November 1862 at St. Stephen by Launceston, and died on 23 October 1943 at Leeds.

 

         Children of Henry and Jane (Symons) Turner:

                i              WINIFRED TURNER, b 16 September 1889, Guiseley,[63] d 12 May 1937;[64] m 2 August 1913, Blaby, Leicestershire, JOHN HERBERT MOUNSEY.[65]

                ii              ELLA BESSIE TURNER, b 9 May 1891, bap 8 July 1891, Trinity Wesleyan, Guiseley,[66] bur 14 July 1891, Guiseley.[67]

                iii           NELLIE TURNER, b 28 January 1893, Guiseley,[68] d 2 April 1964, Hensingham, Cumberland;[69] m 14 May 1914, Wesleyan Chapel, Guiseley, LANCELOT DANIELS[70] (see here).

                iv           DONALD TURNER of Bilton, Warwickshire, physicist, b 8 May 1899, Guiseley,[71] d 28 August 1985, Guildford, Surrey;[72] m 9 September 1924, South Cliff Wesleyan Church, Scarborough, MARY IRENE MARSHALL.[73]



[1]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/29). He may be the John Turner baptised on 6 Jan 1745/46 at Silkstone, son of Thomas Turner of Wiremiln (Silkstone parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4), but a detailed study of the earlier Turners has not yet been completed. There was also a John, son of Joseph Turner of Darton, born on 17 Feb 1740/41 and baptised on 22 Mar 1740/41 (Darton parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/2).

[2]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/11).

[3]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4).

[4]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4).

[5]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4); National Archives, 1851 census returns, Rotherham, HO 107/2343, fol. 395.

[6]Cawthorne parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP148/1/7); National Archives, 1851 census returns, Rotherham, HO 107/2343, fol. 395; baptism entry for Ann Turner on 25 Dec 1808 in the Cawthorne parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP148/1/2).

[7] See the 1851 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, HO 107/2321, fol. 693). His daughter Jemima was born on 6 Sep 1809 and her baptism is recorded in the registers of St. Peter, Leeds (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP68/2/8).

[8]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4).

[9]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4).

[10]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4).

[11]Transcription of Silkstone parish registers. He may have been the Richard Turner who is shown by a submitted entry in the IGI to have married Julia Daykin on 16 May 1814 at Ecclesfield and the Richard said in another submitted entry to have had a daughter Jemima baptised at Sheffield on 6 Jan 1822.

[12]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4).

[13]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/5).

[14]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/5).

[15]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/5); National Archives, 1851 census returns, Cawthorne, HO 107/2334, fol. 104.

[16] Silkstone parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/15; National Archives, 1841 census returns, Cawthorne, HO 107/1323/1, fol. 41; National Archives, 1851 census returns, Cawthorne, HO 107/2334, fol. 104. Mary was of Rotherham at the time of her marriage to Charles Turner. It is not known whether she was related to Sarah Sausby, wife of Peter Turner.

[17]The placement of Peter Turner as a son of John and Jemima is based on the 1851 census returns for Wetherby (National Archives, HO 107/2283, fol. 549), where Peter’s daughter Sarah is described as a niece of George Turner. Additionally, one of Peter’s daughters was named Jemima, presumably after Jemima (Cook) Turner. However, I have not been able to find a baptism of Peter Turner and further evidence for his parentage would perhaps be desirable.

[18]National Archives, 1851 census returns, Wetherby, HO 107/2283, fol. 549.

[19]Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/4).

[20]Death certificate.

[21]Felkirk parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP179/13). This seems to be the only possible marriage for George and Grace Turner of Wetherby. The date is an excellent fit with the birth of their eldest known child, and Felkirk is near Bretton where the Turner family lived.

[22]Death certificate. She was probably baptised on 26 Apr 1775 at Wetherby, a daughter of Johnson Kitchin and Ann Robshaw who were married in 1766 (Spofforth parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP96/6, RDP96/7).

[23]The marriage certificate of John Turner confirms that he was a son of George. It is possible that George and Grace also had a daughter Jane Turner. It is not entirely clear whether an individual in George’s household in the 1851 census returns is his son John or a daughter Jane (National Archives, 1851 census returns, Wetherby, HO 107/2283, fol. 549), and the witnesses to the marriage of Charles Clift and Hannah Turner were John Turner and Jane Turner.

[24] Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/1/1); 1851 census returns, Wicken (National Archives, RG 9/928, fol. 76).

[25] 1851 census returns, Wicken (National Archives, RG 9/928, fol. 76). Probably they were the Thomas Turner, gardener, and Hannah Shelsher married at St. Peter, Leeds, on 2 Feb 1836 (St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP68/4/22/2).

[26] Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/1/1); National Archives, 1851 census returns, Leeds, HO 107/2321, fol. 1080. The date of birth may be 10 Jul 1807.

[27] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP68/4/19); National Archives, 1851 census returns, Leeds, HO 107/2321, fol. 1080, where an Edward Turner aged 42, born at Wetherby, is shown with a wife Mary and children named (among others) George, Grace and Jemima, providing onomastic support for his identification with the son of George and Grace Turner of Wetherby. The birth certificate of Jemima (born 27 Oct 1838, Leeds) confirms Mary’s maiden surname.

[28] Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/2/1); National Archives, 1851 census returns, Wetherby, HO 107/2283, fol. 541.

[29] Marriage certificate. Charles was a son of the Newmarket jockey William Clift.

[30]Death certificate.

[31]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/10).

[32]National Archives, 1851 census returns, Kexbrough, HO 107/2334, fol. 137. She may have been a daughter of David Sausby, labourer, and Martha Walton, who married in 1788 at High Hoyland and were living at Haigh in 1798 when they had a daughter Julia baptised at Darton. One of the witnesses at the marriage of Peter and Sarah (Sausby) Turner was a Hannah Walton. Hannah, daughter of “Richard alias David” Sausby of Haigh was baptised at Darton in 1796. David Sausby of Darton and Rachel Newton were married at High Hoyland in 1803. (Darton parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/3; High Hoyland parish registers, Society of Genealogists, London, YK/REG/78997, 107405.)

[33]Death certificate.

[34]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4).

[35]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/16).

[36] Marriage certificate.

[37]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4).

[38]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4). A John Turner died at Haigh on 11 Aug 1844 and is described on his death certificate as twenty-two years old and a joiner. The death was registered by Charles Turner of Cawthorne, suggesting the possibility that the John in question was not John son of Peter Turner, but John son of Charles Turner of Cawthorne (see 1841 census returns, Cawthorne, National Archives, HO 107/1323/1, fol. 41, and the Silkstone parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/6, for the baptism of Charles’s son John on 13 Oct 1822). Charles Turner, father of John, was evidently a son of John and Jemima (Cook) Turner.

[39]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4).

[40]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4).

[41]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/17).

[42]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4); 1851 census returns, Kexbrough (National Archives, HO 107/2334, fol. 137).

[43]Death certificate.

[44]John was born at Leeds according to the 1861 (National Archives, RG 9/3209, fol. 70) and 1871 (National Archives, RG 10/4292, fol. 55) census returns for Wetherby, and at Wetherby according to the 1881 (National Archives, RG 11/4329, fol. 54) and 1891 (RG 12/3522, fol. 58) census returns for Wetherby. A John, son of Mr George Turner, was baptised at Leeds in 1798 and another John, son of George Turner, was baptised there in 1800 (St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP68/2/5).

[45]Death certificate.

[46]Marriage certificate.

[47]Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4); 1881 census returns, Wetherby (National Archives, RG 11/4329, fol. 54).

[48]Death certificate.

[49]Birth certificate of Jemima Ann Turner; Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/5). Jemima is described as a daughter of John Turner in the 1861 census returns for North Street, Wetherby. Also the 1881 census returns for Wetherby (National Archives, RG 11/4329, fol. 54) show a Jane Turner aged eight, born at Meltham, as a granddaughter of John Turner, and it seems likely this was the Jane, daughter of Jemima Turner, who was born on 12 Aug 1872 and baptised at Meltham on 15 Sep 1872 (Meltham parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP163/1/2/3).

[50]Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/2/2); 1861 census returns, Wetherby (National Archives, RG 9/3209, fol. 70).

[51]Marriage certificate.

[52]He was a twin of John Thomas Turner (Wetherby parish registers, West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/2/2).

[53]Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/2/2, RDP105/1/4/1).

[54]1861 census returns, Wetherby (National Archives, RG 9/3209, fol. 70).

[55]Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/2/2).

[56]Marriage certificate.

[57]Marriage certificate.

[58]Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/2/2); 1871 census returns, Wetherby (National Archives, RG 10/4292, fol. 55); 1939 Register (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[59] Wednesbury parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk); 1901 census returns, Hemsworth (National Archives, RG 13/4307, fol. 128).

[60]Birth certificate.

[61]Death certificate.

[62]Marriage certificate.

[63]Guiseley Trinity Wesleyan registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, AC3/36); 1901 census returns, Guiseley (National Archives, RG 13/4069, fol. 11).

[64] National probate calendars.

[65]Marriage certificate. A pedigree written by Geoffrey Daniels, son of Lancelot and Nellie (Turner) Daniels, confirms that Winifred married Jack Mounsey.

[66]Guiseley Trinity Wesleyan registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, AC3/36).

[67]Guiseley parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, BDP29/4/3).

[68]Guiseley Trinity Wesleyan registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, AC3/36); 1901 census returns, Guiseley (National Archives, RG 13/4069, fol. 11).

[69]Death certificate.

[70]Marriage certificate.

[71]Guiseley Trinity Wesleyan registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, AC3/36); 1901 census returns, Guiseley (National Archives, RG 13/4069, fol. 11).

[72] Death certificate.

[73]Marriage certificate. A pedigree written by Geoffrey Daniels, son of Lancelot and Nellie (Turner) Daniels, confirms that Donald married Mary Marshall.