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 (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 Mar 1771, Bretton.[3]

                ii             WILLIAM TURNER, bap 26 Dec 1772, Bretton, bur 27 Nov 1781, Bretton.[4]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

         3    xiii         PETER TURNER (ca 1792-1846); m SARAH SAUSBY.[17]

 

2    GEORGE TURNER of Wetherby, gardener, was born at Bretton,[18] baptised on 28 September 1777 at Bretton,[19] and died on 25 May 1855 at Wetherby.[20] He married on 23 September 1799 at Felkirk, GRACE KITCHIN,[21] daughter of Johnson and Ann (Robshaw) Kitchin (see here). Grace was baptised on 26 April 1775 at Wetherby and died on 18 December 1845 at Wetherby.

 

         Children of George and Grace (Kitchin) Turner:[22]

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

                ii              THOMAS TURNER, gardener, b 16 Apr 1804, Wetherby;[23] m HANNAH.[24]

                iii             EDWARD TURNER of Leeds, cloth drawer, b Jul 1807, Wetherby;[25] m 3 Nov 1831, St Peter, Leeds, MARY HEMINGWAY.[26]

                iv            HANNAH TURNER, b Wetherby, bap 1 Aug 1813, Wetherby;[27] m 5 Apr 1840, Spofforth, CHARLES CLIFT.[28]

 

3    PETER TURNER of Haigh, Yorkshire, labourer, was born ca 1792[29] and died on 16 October 1846 at Haigh.[30] He married on 31 January 1813 at Darton, SARAH SAUSBY,[31] daughter of David and Martha (Walton) Sausby (see here). Sarah was born ca 1790 at High Hoyland, and died on 15 January 1862 at Haigh.

 

         Children of Peter and Sarah (Sausby) Turner:

                i              ANN TURNER, bap 20 Jul 1814, Darton,[32] bur 10 Aug 1841, Darton;[33] m 2 Sep 1839, High Hoyland, JAMES FENWICK.[34]

                ii             MARY TURNER, bap 9 Feb 1817, Darton;[35] m 13 May 1834, Almondbury, JOSEPH TURNER.[36]

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

                iv            JOHN TURNER, b 22 Oct 1821, bap 18 Nov 1821, Darton.[37]

                v             GEORGE TURNER of Crigglestone, labourer, b 27 Oct 1825, bap 27 Nov 1825, Darton.[38] d ca 1866;[39] m 21 Feb 1858, Sandal Magna, CHRISTIANA GARSIDE.[40]

                vi             STEPHEN EDWARD TURNER of Haigh, labourer, b 26 Dec 1827, bap 27 Jan 1828, Darton,[41] bur 19 Jun 1857, Darton;[42] m 4 Sep 1853, Darton, MARY AUCKLAND.[43]

                vii           JEMIMA TURNER, domestic servant, b 23 Oct 1830, Haigh,[44] d 29 Apr 1890, Wetherby.[45]

 

4    JOHN TURNER of Wetherby, gardener and seedsman, was born ca 1800 at Leeds or Wetherby[46] and died on 4 February 1897 at Wetherby.[47] He married on 30 November 1851 at Wetherby, SARAH TURNER,[48] daughter of Peter and Sarah (Sausby) Turner. Sarah was born on 9 June 1819 at Haigh[49] and died on 31 August 1900 at Wetherby.[50]

 

         Child of Sarah Turner:[51]

                i               JEMIMA ANN TURNER, b 14 Dec 1847, Haigh,[52] bur 4 Sep 1940, Rockhampton, Queensland;[53] m 1 Sep 1883, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, WILLIAM EDMUND HOPKINS.[54]

 

         Children of John and Sarah (Turner) Turner:

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

                ii             SARAH JANE TURNER, b 20 Aug 1855, Wetherby,[55] d 3 Feb 1941, St Stephen by Launceston, Cornwall;[56] m 5 Dec 1891, Wesleyan Chapel, Wetherby, GEORGE ILLINGWORTH.[57]

                iii           GEORGE EDWARD TURNER, b Apr 1860, Wetherby,[58] bur 16 May 1860, Wetherby.[59]

                iv            JOHN THOMAS TURNER of Wetherby and Harrogate, gardener, b 26 Apr 1860, Wetherby,[60] d 17 Jan 1950, Harrogate;[61] m(1) 9 Oct 1901, Wesleyan Chapel, Boston Spa, ELIZA MIDGLEY;[62] m(2) 4 Oct 1919, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Knaresborough, EMMA DARBYSHIRE.[63]

                v             CHARLES EDWARD TURNER of Hemsworth, printer, b 6 Aug 1863, Wetherby,[64] d 20 Sep 1943, Hemsworth;[65] m 24 Dec 1887, Wednesbury, ELIZA ANN HILL.[66]

 

5    HENRY TURNER of Guiseley, headmaster, was born on 14 September 1852 at Wetherby[67] and died on 7 February 1940 at Leeds.[68] He married on 27 August 1885 at Tower Street Chapel, Launceston, JANE SYMONS,[69] daughter of Samuel and Jane (Pearce) Symons (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 Sep 1889, Guiseley,[70] d 12 May 1937;[71] m 2 Aug 1913, Blaby, Leicestershire, JOHN HERBERT MOUNSEY.[72]

                ii              ELLA BESSIE TURNER, b 9 May 1891, bap 8 Jul 1891, Trinity Wesleyan, Guiseley,[73] bur 14 Jul 1891, Guiseley.[74]

                iii           NELLIE TURNER, b 28 Jan 1893, Guiseley,[75] d 2 Apr 1964, Hensingham, Cumberland;[76] m 14 May 1914, Wesleyan Chapel, Guiseley, LANCELOT DANIELS[77] (see here).

                iv            DONALD TURNER of Bilton, Warwickshire, physicist, b 8 May 1899, Guiseley,[78] d 28 Aug 1985, Guildford, Surrey;[79] m 9 Sep 1924, South Cliff Wesleyan Church, Scarborough, MARY IRENE MARSHALL.[80]



[1] Silkstone parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP137/29). It is likely that he was 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). 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). However, the latter John would appear to be the son of that name mentioned in the will of Joseph Turner of Darton, written in 1791 and proved in 1794 (Borthwick Institute). The will gives details of John’s children which seem to eliminate the possibility that he was the John who married Jemima Cook.

[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] Silkstone bishop’s transcripts (online at www.findmypast.co.uk). He may be the Richard Turner who married Julia Daykin on 16 May 1814 at Ecclesfield and 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 Turner of Bretton 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, and Peter’s residence is given as Bretton in a marriage bond of 31 Dec 1812 (Borthwick Institute). However, I have not been able to find a baptism record for him. There was a Peter, son of William and Ann (Burgan) Turner, baptised at Wentworth in 1790, but I have not found any good reason to think that this was the same individual.

[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). The date is an excellent fit with the birth of their eldest known child, and Felkirk is near Bretton where the Turner family lived. Edward, son of George and Grace Turner of Wetherby, was a witness at the marriage of William Crosland and Sarah Kitchin at Leeds in 1845, Sarah being a daughter of Kelita Kitchin who was a brother of the Grace Kitchin baptised at Wetherby in 1775.

[22] 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, as the entry has been altered (National Archives, 1851 census returns, Wetherby, HO 107/2283, fol. 549). The witnesses to the marriage of Charles Clift and Hannah Turner were John Turner and Jane Turner.

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

[24] 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).

[25] 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.

[26] 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 strong 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.

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

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

[29] Both his death certificate and his burial entry give his age in Oct 1846 as 52. However, he is stated to be aged “Twenty one Years, and upwards” in a marriage allegation of 31 Dec 1812 (Borthwick Institute).

[30] Death certificate.

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

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

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

[34] Marriage certificate.

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

[36] Almondbury parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). My thanks to David Wilson for information on this branch of the family.

[37] 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.

[38] Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/4). His baptism entry indicates that George’s parents were living at Haigh, but in 1861, George was said to have been born at Bretton: 1861 census returns, Crigglestone (National Archives, RG 9/3418, fol. 41).

[39] 1861 census returns, Crigglestone (National Archives, RG 9/3418, fol. 41); 1871 census returns, Crigglestone (National Archives, RG 10/4615, fol. 48).

[40] Sandal Magna parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

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

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

[43] Darton parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

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

[45] Death certificate.

[46] 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. He may be the John, son of George Turner, who was born on 2 Jan 1800 and baptised on 9 Feb 1800 at Leeds (St Peter, Leeds, parish registers, online at www.ancestry.com).

[47] Death certificate. Will dated 28 May 1896, proved 10 Sep 1897.

[48] Marriage certificate.

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

[50] Death certificate. Administration granted 30 Jan 1901.

[51] The birth and baptism records do not name Jemima Ann’s father, but in later records, for example the 1861 census returns for Wetherby, she is described as a daughter of her mother’s husband John Turner. 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).

[52] Birth certificate; Darton parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP62/1/5).

[53] Evening News (Rockhampton), 4 Sep 1940.

[54] The Telegraph (Brisbane), 4 Sep 1883; The Brisbane Courier, 7 Sep 1883.

[55] Wetherby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP105/1/2/2); 1861 census returns, Wetherby (National Archives, RG 9/3209, fol. 70); 1939 Register (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[56] Grant of probate.

[57] Marriage certificate.

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

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

[60] 1861 census returns, Wetherby (National Archives, RG 9/3209, fol. 70); 1939 Register (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[61] Grant of probate.

[62] Marriage certificate.

[63] Marriage certificate.

[64] 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).

[65] Grant of probate.

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

[67] Birth certificate.

[68] Death certificate. Will dated 15 Jun 1937, proved 8 Apr 1940.

[69] Marriage certificate.

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

[71] National probate calendars.

[72] Marriage certificate. The will of Henry Turner mentions his son-in-law John H. Mounsey.

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

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

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

[76] Death certificate. Will dated 10 Mar 1960, proved 19 Jun 1964.

[77] Marriage certificate.

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

[79] Death certificate.

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