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Seeking Ancestors: Richard Turner Land's End Cornwall England

Journal by jwhardin41

Richard Turner m. Elizabeth (unknown surname)

Richard Turner immigrated to Virginia sometime after 1694 (birth year of youngest child, Margaret, born in England) and before 1 July 1718
(date of marriage of son John Turner to Elizabeth Brashears in Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George, Maryland.

Richard Turner d. before 08 Oct. 1742 (date that will was brought before court after death of Richard). Elizabeth d. after 12 Nov 1742
and before 11 Mar 1743 because she was sworn to Oath of Executrix on
12 Nov 1742 and Margaret and Lewis Turner presented the Last Will and Testament of Richard Turner as Executrix and Executor on 11 mar 1743
because Elizabeth was dead.

Some state that Richard's father was Anthony Turner based on record's from St. Blazey (Blaise) Parish transcripts Church of England
(Cornwall) 1608-1837. However, record simply states that Richard and
Anthony Turner paid tax of 8 shillings and 4 pence each. I think that sounds more like two brothers than father and son. There are several more references to Richard Turner at or near that location: as being a Churchwarden of St. Blazey Parish, 26 May 1695, paying tax on a tenement in Tethosa and references to St. Stephen and St. Austell,
ALL within a few miles of each other.

PROBLEM: This area lies on and near the North coast of Cornwall and
INLAND relative to LAND'S END at least 45 miles distance.

by jwhardin41 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2007-11-07 22:17:29

jwhardin41 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Nov 2007. is researching the following names: TURNER, VITREAUX.

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by jwhardin41 on 2007-11-10 15:44:20

CORRECTION !!! St. Austell Bay lies on the SOUTH
coast of Cornwall, 48 miles East of Land's End.


by jwhardin41 on 2007-11-30 13:22:54

Another Correction. John Turner, JR. (actually
John III) married Elizabeth Brashears 1718 MD.
This John Turner was the decendant of an earlier immigrant, William Turner (d. 1663) and NOT the son of RICHARD Turner.

by MSA10thGenJPTurner on 2020-11-01 19:50:10

Correct about Richard and Anthony being brothers NOT father and son. Richard was older than Anthony. I found Family in area North of Falmouth which must have been port of departure. Land's End was rough and haven of pirates. 1718 is about right for "at least by date" despite "wrong John m. Brashears" due to records of 200 acres land ownership. Records were related to taxes paid but could also reflect land received for paid ship passages. Immigrants rec. 40 acres per paid passage thus Richard appears to have pd. for 5 but Richard and Elizabeth had six children. I had assumed boys born in Cornwall, girls in America but you prove Margaret (youngest) born in U.K. 1694. Perhaps Richard had already sold 120 of land or gave 40 each to James, John, and Lewis?

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