Any information on Edward Turner, Tonbridge, Kent, born 1788, would be appreciated.

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The Turners of the time were Baptists therefore there are no christening records for children as they were born, nor it seems, marriage documents extant. We are able to trace the family after their emigration to Canada, but I am very interested in locating information from BEFORE the move in 1832 (even that date may now be in doubt). All I have to go on is that he was an agricultural labourer (apparently illiterate), in the vicinity of Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, Kent. Edward is purported to be one of 8 brothers (not sure about sisters).
in Genealogy Help by Eric Turner G2G Crew (340 points)

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Have you checked into this record?

Name: Edward Turner
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 2 Nov 1788
Baptism Place: Saint Nicholas,Rochester,Kent,England
Father: Charles Turner
Mother: Mary


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Vincent Piazza
Thank you for the prompt response, Douglas.

I am certainly aware of the Rochester Turners. I notice that someone has used it, as such; but the anecdotal information for OUR Edward Turner points to the Sevenoaks/Tonbridge area. As a farm labourer on one of the estates in the area ~ perhaps the Fairlawn Estate in Shipbourne, Penshurst Manor or even Igtham Mote. Are you aware of any extant rosters of labourers (c. 1750 - 1800) for large estates in Kent? I have even tried searching poor-house records in the area.

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