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BENJAMIN EVANS TURNER

Journal by edmondsallan

edmondsallan - Good morning . This morning I thought we would move outside the " Circle " yet is all about the times and the people in " Northland " in early days . My father seem to have gathered / or specialised in gathering these stories . Their are quite a few of them among his personal ancestral hand me downs . Where he got them from I don't know . I have checked out most of them & they seem to be the dinkum articles .Lets have a look .
Our " Ben --- " was born in Worchester , England in 1796. He arrived in the Bay of Islands ( put up a tent at Kerikeri )in 1820 , He married a Ngapuhi girl who died in 3 years after their marriage in 1836 . The children ( ???? )nothing known of them . He married a second time . It is from this marriage ( Burton ) that this family become related to the " Edmonds "
The following details
name born married died Relationship
Benjamin Evans Turner 1796 1840 ( 2nd) ( ? ) Father
Zilda Perriman Burton 1823 1840 (age 17) april 1891 Ak- Mother
Children ( 8 )
William Turner 1841 son
Benjamin Evans " 1845 son
James Burton " 1849 son
Zilda Penelope " 1852 Daughter
George Henry " 1853 son
Caroline Ann " 1856 Daughter
Alfred " 1858 son
Alice Matilda " 1861 daughter

Our " Ben " wrote a letter to the newspaper in 1830 describing somethings at " Kororarika " The people selling " spirits / Liquor from 1830 ---1838 Were himself , William Potter ,Williamson . He was also part of the team that built the Vessel " Joseph Walter " Europeans living there in 1838 - 37 men // 5 women . Their were ( 5 ) hotels . He mentions another Character " Joey " the Bullock driver who couldn't read or write . There were no buillard tables or saloons . -- I guess every little bit helps . Till we meet again -Regards - edmondsallan

Surnames: BURTON
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on 2010-11-16 15:21:29

edmondsallan , from auckland .nz , has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2010. is researching the following names: CLAYTON, EDMONDS.

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