Nathaniel  Turner

Nathaniel Turner (1600 - 1646)

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Captain Nathaniel Turner
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Categories: Puritan Great Migration | Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement.

The Puritan Great Migration.
Nathaniel Turner migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Although often cited as the son of John Turner, a Mayflower passenger, Nathaniel was not. The John Turner that sailed on the Mayflower sailed with two sons (first names not known). According to Wikipedia, all three died in the first winter at Plymouth, likely between January and March 1621.

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Biography

Nathaniel TURNER - b. England; d. Jan. 1646, aboard ship. Arrived in New England with the Winthrop fleet 1630 and settled at Lynn, MA. He requested to be admitted as freeman on Oct. 19, 1630 and was admitted Jul.3, 1632. Constable 1632; representative 1634; deputy 1635. Having been a soldier in England, he became an original member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston. Appointed Captain of the Saugus train band 1633, and commanded it during the Pequot War 1636-1637. Moved to New Haven, CT 1637 after his home at Lynn was destroyed by fire, where he was an original signer of the New Haven Agreement and took the oath of fidelity on Jul. 1, 1644. He became a member of the New Haven First Congregational Church; assistant to the Governor 1639; deputy in the Connecticut Assembly; and served on numerous committees both in New Haven Colony and previously in Massachusetts Bay Colony. On Sep. 1, 1640 Nathaniel was appointed Captain of all martial affairs of the New Haven Colony. He was on the ill-fated "Lamberton's Phantom Ship" which sailed from New Haven on a voyage to Europe and was lost with all on board in Jan. 1646.

Title

Captain
Judge

Occupation

Captain, Magistrate

Note

[1]

Came to N.E. in Gov. Winthrop's fleet, 1630. Settled in Lynn, took freeman's oath July 3, 1632. In 1639 removed to New Haven, CT [129]. Turner, Capt. Nathaniel (d. 1646) from Eng. with Gov. Winthrop 1630; constable at Lynn, MA; rep in 1st Gen Ct., Boston; served with Capt. Endicott against the Pequots 1637; removed to New Haven, CT; magistrate; assisted in organizing Congl. Ch.; m. ante 1630; Margaret (Leachland?) Founders & Patriots: Turner, Nathaniel, Came over 1630, Lynn (Mass) 1630, New Haven, 1638. d. at sea 1646. Captain, Magistrate. See: Turner genealogical chart 1896; Savage. Memb# 479, 2028.
Disappeared on a sea voyage, on the so-called "Phantom Ship" immortalized by Longfellow.

Marriage

Nathaniel Turner

Birth BEF 1602 London?, Eng., [2]
Immigration 1629/30 Winthrop Fleet, to Salem, Ma
Marriage BY 1626
Husband: Nathaniel Turner
Wife: Margaret Leachland
Child: Mary Turner
Child: Rebecca Turner
Child: Isaac Turner
Occupation: ship's Captain
Death JAN 1646 at sea on Capt. Lambertson's Ship (the name of the ship has not been recorded.
Marriage:[3] This source gives her name as Elizabeth Rigby, possibly daughter of Alexander. The author, however has Nathaniel as the son of Humphrey Turner of Scituate. Nathaniel, husband of Rebecca Mix, was first here in Lynn. [4]

Y-DNA Haplogroup

I! per DNA tests listed at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~turnerdna/ancestorchart6-01-09.htm.

History

Captain Nathaniel Turner: Nathaniel Turner lived on Nahant Street and owned the whole of Sagamore Hill. He applied to be admitted a freeman, 19 Oct. 1630, but did not take the oath until 3 July 1632. He was representative in the first seven sessions of the General Court, and a member of the first County Court at Salem, in 1636. In 1633, he was appointed captain of the militia, and in 1636 and 1637 had a command in several expeditions against the Pequot Indians. In 1637 his house was burned. In 1638, he became a member of the Ancient Artillery Company (he was 12th on the Artillery Roll), and the same year sold his land on Sagamore Hill to Mr. Edward Holyoke, and removed, with others, to Quilipeake, where a new settlement was begun, and called it New Haven (Conn.). His name is preserved in Turners Falls. In 1639 he was one of the seven members of the first church at New Haven. In 1640 he purchased for the town of Ponus, the Indian Sagamore, the tract of land which now is the town of Stamford, for which he paid in "Coats, shoes, hatchets, & etc." His active and useful life was soon after terminated in a melancholy manner. In January, 1647, he sailed for England, with Capt. Lamberton, in a vessel which was never heard from again. Governor Winthrop informs us that in June, 1648, the apparition of a ship was seen under full sail, moving up the harbor of New Haven, a little before sunset, in a pleasant afternoon, and that as it approached the shore, it slowly vanished. This was thought to have a reference to the fate of Capt. Lamberton's ship. The following epitaph was written to the memory of Capt. Turner: Deep in the Atlantic cave his body sleeps, While the Dark sea, its ceaseless motion keeps, While the phantom ships are wrecked along the shore, To warn his friends that he will come no more. But He who governs all with impulse free, Can bring from Bashan and the deepest sea, And when he calls our Turner must return, Though now his ashes fill no sacred urn. In 1639, Capt. Turner, in connection with Rev. Davenport and 4 others, at New Haven, was appointed to "have the disposing of all house lotts, yet undisposed of about this towne, to such persons as they shall judge meete for the good of the plantation; and thatt none come to dwell as planters here without their consent and allowance , whether they come in by purchase or otherwise." In 1640, Capt. Turner, as agent for New Haven, made a large purchase of land on both sides of the Delware River---sufficient for a number of plantations. The purchase was made chiefly with a view to trade, though the establishment of Purtian churches was an object. Trading houses were erected, and nearly fifty families sent out. In all fundamental matters the Delware colonies were to be under the jurisdiction of New Haven. In the same year he made the purchase of the Indian territory of Rippowams-Stamford--as noted by Mr. Lewis, partly of Ponus and partly of Wascussue, another chief. He gave for the whole, "12 coats, 12 hoes, 12 hatchets, 12 knives, 2 kettles, and 4 fathom of white wampum." In a sale to the people of Wethersfield, a while after, the tract was valued at 30 pounds of sterling. In a list, made in 1643, giving the names of a hundred and twenty-two New Haven planters, with the number of their families, including only parents and children, and the value of their estates, the family of Capt. Turner is put down at seven, and their estate at f800, the latter being as high as any on the list, with the exception of ten. But the land speculations of New Haven do not seem to have turned out in any degree profitable. The Delware trade was not successful; and the Dutch were troublesome at Stanford. And she seems literally to have struck a vein of ill-fortune, in which she was destined to struggle for some time. It was under a desperate effort to retrive her fortunes, that the planters sent to Rhode Island and had a ship of a 150 tons built, hoping to open a profitable foreign trade. By joining their means, the planters were able to freight her in a satisfactory manner. Capt. Turner, with 5 others of the principal men embarked, and she sailed from New Haven in January, 1647. Nothing was ever heard either of the vessel or any on board, unless the apparition which appeared in the harbor, the next June, immediately after a great thunder storm, the renowned "phantom ship", be regarded as tidings. Capt. Turner had kept alive his friendship for the people of Lynn, and while "New Havens heart was sad," there were many here to mourn his fate. -------------------- Nathaniel TURNER - b. England; d. Jan. 1646, aboard ship. Arrived in New England with the Winthrop fleet 1630 and settled at Lynn, MA. He requested to be admitted as freeman on Oct. 19, 1630 and was admitted Jul. 3, 1632. Constable 1632; representative 1634; deputy 1635. Having been a soldier in England, he became an original member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston. Appointed Captain of the Saugus train band 1633, and commanded it during the Pequot War 1636-1637. Moved to New Haven, CT 1637 after his home at Lynn was destroyed by fire, where he was an original signer of the New Haven Agreement and took the oath of fidelity on Jul. 1, 1644. He became a member of the New Haven First Congregational Church; assistant to the Governor 1639; deputy in the Connecticut Assembly; and served on numerous committees both in New Haven Colony and previously in Massachusetts Bay Colony. On Sep. 1, 1640 Nathaniel was appointed Captain of all martial affairs of the New Haven Colony. He was on the ill-fated "Lamberton's Phantom Ship" which sailed from New Haven on a voyage to Europe and was lost with all on board in Jan. 1646. http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/olmsted.htm#NTurner -------------------- The Turner Family in America For information on the immigrant family, refer to The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, by Robert Charles Anderson (Boston, 1995). Capt. Nathaniel and Margaret (Leachland) Turner Nathaniel TURNER - b. England; d. Jan. 1646, aboard ship. Arrived in New England with the Winthrop fleet 1630 and settled at Lynn, MA. He requested to be admitted as freeman on Oct. 19, 1630 and was admitted Jul. 3, 1632. Constable 1632; representative 1634; deputy 1635. Having been a soldier in England, he became an original member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston. Appointed Captain of the Saugus train band 1633, and commanded it during the Pequot War 1636-1637. Moved to New Haven, CT 1637 after his home at Lynn was destroyed by fire, where he was an original signer of the New Haven Agreement and took the oath of fidelity on Jul. 1, 1644. He became a member of the New Haven First Congregational Church; assistant to the Governor 1639; deputy in the Connecticut Assembly; and served on numerous committees both in New Haven Colony and previously in Massachusetts Bay Colony. On Sep. 1, 1640 Nathaniel was appointed Captain of all martial affairs of the New Haven Colony. He was on the ill-fated "Lamberton's Phantom Ship" which sailed from New Haven on a voyage to Europe and was lost with all on board in Jan. 1646. Margaret LEACHLAND - d. before Nov. 1662. As widow of Capt. TURNER, she married Samuel VANGOODENHOUSEN about 1647. They lived at New Haven, CT. (Some sources give Capt. TURNER's wife name as Elizabeth, and some indicate her name is unknown.) Children of Nathaniel and Margaret Turner See Notable Cousins for line to: Ernest HEMINGWAY and Linus YALE Mary - d. Oct. 15, 1704, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. Married 1645 Thomas YALE (b. about 1616, Plas Grono, Wales; d. Mar. 27, 1683, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT), brother of David YALE, and of Ann YALE (wife of Gov. Edward HOPKINS). David YALE was father of Elihu (b. Apr. 5, 1648, New Haven, New Haven Co., CT; d. Jul. 8, 1721), who married a daughter of Gov. HINMERS, and had three daughters: Catharine married Dudley NORTH (son of Sir Dudley NORTH, merchant, economist, and author); Ann married Lord James CAVENDISH; and Ursula. Elihu was prosperous in the East Indies trade, became Governor of the East India Company, and contributed (£500) for the founding of Yale College. Thomas YALE was the son of Thomas YALE (d. 1619) and Ann LLOYD (d. 1659), who married second Gov. Theophilus EATON of Connecticut (Line 251 of Weis' Ancestral Lines of Sixty Colonists). Children of Mary and Thomas YALE: John married Rebecca; Capt. Thomas married first Rebecca GIFFORDS/GIBBARD, second Sarah NASH, and third Mary BEACH; Mary married Joseph IVES; Nathaniel married Ruth BISHOP; Martha died young; Abigail; Hannah married Enos TALMADGE (ancestors of Ernest HEMINGWAY); and Elizabeth married Joseph PARDEE. Rebecca - b. 1629, Lynn, MA; d. Jun. 14, 1731, New Haven, CT. Married Thomas MIX. Abigail - b. 1631; d. 1693. Married Sep. 2, 1651, New Haven, CT John HUDSON. Nathaniel - b. 1633; d. Jan. 13, 1661/2. No issue. Hannah - bap. Nov. 17, 1639, New Haven, CT. Married on Dec. 5, 1667 at New Haven, CT to Samuel HOPKINS. Isaac - bap. Jun. 7, 1640, New Haven, CT; d. Mar. 27, 1699, New Haven, CT. Married Aug. 19, 1668, New Haven, CT Mary TODD (bap. Sep. 16, 164?; d. May 3, 1676), daughter of Christopher TODD and Grace MIDDLEBROOK. Children of Isaac and Mary TURNER: Isaac married Abigail; Nathaniel married Ruth BUCKINGHAM; Joseph married Sarah HOTCHKISS; and Mary died young. From the files of Stephen M. Lawson -------------------- Immigrated in 1630, with the Winthrop fleet First settled in Lynn, Massachusettes Captain in the militia - fought Pequot Indians in 1636-7 Among the founders of New Haven, Connecticut in 1638 Aboard ship lost at sea -------------------- Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1195, 1866 -------------------- On board "The Phantom" out of New Haven CT

"The Great Migration Begins":[5] ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Lynn REMOVES: New Haven 1638 RETURN TRIPS: Sailed for London in 1646 on ship which was lost at sea OCCUPATION: Soldier. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Chosen as one fit for the foundation work of the church at New Haven, 4 June 1639 [NHCR 1:16]. FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 3 July 1632 (as "Mr. Nath: Turner) [MBCR 1:79, 367]. List of Freemen of the Court of New Haven [NHCR 1:9]. An original signer of the New Haven fundamental agreement [NHCR 1:17]. Took the oath of fidelity 1 July 1644 [NHCR 1:137]. EDUCATION: The wide range of high civil and military offices held by Nathaniel Turner indicates that he was well-educated. OFFICES: Constable of Lynn, 4 September 1632 [MBCR 1:99]; committee to set bounds between Charlestown and Cambridge, 7 November 1632 and 6 March 1632/3 [MBCR 1:94-95, 101, 102]; committee to lay out land for John Humphrey [MBCR 1:102]; captain of military company at Lynn, 4 March 1633/4 [MBCR 1:112]; deputy to Massachusetts Bay General Court for Lynn, 14 May 1634, 4 March 1634/5, 6 May 1635, 2 September 1635, 3 March 1635/6, 25 May 1636 [MBCR 1:117, 135, 145, 156, 164, 174]; committee to lay out fortifications, 3 September 1634 [MBCR 1:124]; committee to settle bounds between Boston and Charlestown, 4 March 1634/5 [MBCR 1:139]; appointed customs officer, 4 March 1634/5 [MBCR 1:142]; committee to establish bounds between Ipswich and Newbury, 6 May 1635 [MBCR 1:146]; committee to lay out farm for Mr. Dummer, 6 May 1635 [MBCR 1:146]; committee to establish bounds between Salem and Ipswich, and between Ipswich and Newbury, 3 March 1635/6 [MBCR 1:167]; magistrate for Salem court, 25 May 1636 [MBCR 1:175]; committee to levy country rate, 25 May 1636 [MBCR 1:175]. Deputy, 29 October 1640, 25 March 1644, 19 August 1644, 31 March 1645, 22 October 1645 [NHCR 1:44, 125, 146, 156, 171]. Deputy to the court of combination, 26 October 1643 [NHCR 1:111]. Deputy to the magistrate in all courts, 25 October 1639 [NHCR 1:21]. Committee (as "Captain Turner") to consider laying out lots for inheritance, 3 November 1639 [NHCR 1:24]. Committee (as "Captain Turner") to treat with the "Hartfordeshire men about their lots," 3 November 1639 [NHCR 1:24]. Arbiter, 3 April 1640, 7 September 1642 [NHCR 1:32, 77]. Viewer of lands, 1 May 1644 [NHCR 1:142]. Committee regarding the mill, 21 October 1644 [NHCR 1:148]. Captain of all martial affairs of the plantation, 1 September 1640 [NHCR 1:40]. Captain Turner to order and appoint the general trainings (with the Governor), 30 March 1645 [NHCR 1:160]. On 23 February 1645/6 it was discussed whether the "military affairs of the town may be comfortably carried on without a captain, or whether it were not convenient to choose a captain instead of Captain Turner, not knowing when he will return. After some debate, Mr. Malbon was chosen captain with liberty to resign his place to Captain Turner at his return [NHCR 1:187]. ESTATE: Gave £10 toward construction of fort, 1634 [MBCR 1:113]. In the New Haven list of estates of about 1643 Captain Turner was credited with seven persons, an estate worth £800, fifty-seven and a half acres in the first division, eleven and a half acres in the neck, forty-three and a half acres of meadow, one hundred seventy-four acres in the second division, and a yearly rate of £3 6s. 6d. [NHCR 1:91]. About 1644/5 Captain Turner was granted the right to choose the location of his second division meadow "that he may the better attend the public service in his military office" [NHCR 1:195]. On 7 December 1647 "Mrs. Turner delivered into the court an inventory of the estate left by her deceased husband, Mr. Nathaniel Turner, which was read and delivered to the secretary to be recorded" [NHCR 1:336]. The estate totalled £457 7s. 3d., including £154 in real estate: "the house & lot & land at the town," £44; and "the housing, land & fences at farm," £110 [NHPR 1:15-16]. On 4 September 1649 Mr. Samuel Goodanhousen was called to give security for the portions of his wife's children. He said he had paid Mr. Yale £35, which he accepted in full satisfaction for his wife's portion, and that he had offered Thomas Meekes nineteen acres of land "for the portion of Rebecca Turner, now his wife" [NHCR 1:480]. The matter of the portions of the other children was to be taken up later. On 13 January 1661/2 a special court was held "for the issuing and settling the business concerning the portions remaining due to some of the children of Captain Nathaniel Turner deceased," which recounted the actions of the court of 5 March 1649/50, when portions were given to Nathaniel, Isaac, Abigail and Hannah Turner. "Nathaniell the eldest son ... being deceased, the court did now judge that it should be divided betwixt his brother & 4 sisters, in equal proportions.... Mr. Yale, Mr. Hudson, & Hannah Turner, resigned their parts to their brother Isaac ..., but Tho[mas] Meekes declared that he expected to receive what was his due out of the estate of his deceased brother-in-law, for the discharge of what was due to Isaac Turner" [NHTR 1:508-09; see also NHTR 1:15]. BIRTH: By about 1601 based on estimated date of marriage. DEATH: Died at sea in January 1645/6, having sailed in the ill-fated New Haven ship [WJ 2:336-37]. MARRIAGE: By 1626 _____ _____; she married (2) by 1649 Samuel Vangoodenhausen, who showed himself a merciful man in the matter of Rebecca Turner's 1649 fornication case [NHCR 1:471, 480]. She had died by 1662, for on 11 November 1662 Samuel Vangoodenhausen m. (2) at New Haven Elizabeth Parris [NHVR 1:17]. CHILDREN:

  1. MARY, b. say 1626; m. by about 1646 Thomas Yale.
  2. REBECCA, b. say 1629; with "Thomas Meekes," called before the court 3 July 1649 "to answer to their sinful miscarriage in matter of fornication, with sundry lies added thereto by them both in a gross and heinous manner" [NHCR 1:469-71]; m. by 4 September 1649 Thomas Mix [NHCR 1:480].
  3. ABIGAIL, b. say 1631; m. New Haven 2 September 1651 John Hudson [NHVR 1:3].
  4. NATHANIEL, b. say 1633; d. without issue by 13 January 1661/2 [NHTR 1:508-09].
  5. HANNAH, bp. New Haven 17 November 1639; m. New Haven 5 December 1667 Samuel Hopkins [NHVR 1:26].
  6. ISAAC, bp. New Haven 7 June 1640; m. New Haven 19 August 1668 Mary Todd [NHVR 1:26].

COMMENTS: The gap between the request for freemanship in October 1630 and admission in July 1632 may indicate that Turner made a brief trip back to England in 1631. (The record in MBCR 1:94-95 which is apparently dated 6 March 1631/2 is a duplicate of the record correctly dated 6 March 1632/3.) On 2 September 1640 a difference between Mr. Craine and Captaine Turner was referred to arbiters [NHCR 1:41]. On 4 August 1641 "so far as Captaine Turner hath reference to the civil state and employed therein, provided that his place be supplied in his absence, the Court hath given free liberty to him to go to Delaware Bay for his own advantage and the public good in settling the affairs there" [NHCR 1:57]. Mr. Malbon was chosen to order the watches and all martial affairs in Turner's absence [NHCR 1:70]. On 2 August 1643 the court decided that since Margaret Poore, alias Bedford, now wife to Nicholas Gennings, had run away and gotten married before her time of service to Captain Turner was up, her husband Gennings was to make two-fold restitution to Turner [NHCR 1:105]. On 3 June 1645 John Meggs admitted his error in charging Capt. Turner, Thomas Pell and Thomas Robinson with extortion or sinful unrighteousness [NHCR 1:163]. On 3 December 1645 Turner had a formal disagreement with Mrs. Stolion about cloth [NHCR 1:175].

Note: Genealogical Dictionary states under Turner:
Nathaniel, Lynn, came 1630, in the fleet with Winth. req. adm. as freem. 19 Oct. of that yr. and was sw. in 3 July 1632, and was constable the same yr. was rep. 1634, at the first Court, when dep. came 1635 and 6, went against the Pequots 1637, had a w. whose name, fam. or bapt. we have not seen, and rem. next yr. to the new settlem. at New Haven, with his ch. Mary, prob. the name of eldest d. who. m. Thomas Yale; Nathaniel; Rebecca; Abigail; Hannah, wh. was bapt. 17 Nov. 1639, being the earliest in the ch. rec. and Issac, 7 June 1640. In 1640, he was one of the purch. of Stamford, always a man of enterpr. and public spirit, and sailed for London, in the ill-fated bark, with capt. Lamberton, Mr. Gregson and others, Jan. 1646, whose arr. was never heard of. The wid. m. Samuel Vangoodenhausen and of the ds. beside the w. of Thomas Yale bef. ment. Rebecca m. a. 1649, Thomas Mix; Abigail m. 2 Sept. 1651, John Hudson; and Hannah m. Samuel Hopkins, 5 Dec. 1667. Nathaniel d. unm. and in Jan. 1662, his share 75 (pounds), of the est. was distrib.
The Great Migration CD has the following notes about Nathaniel Turner:
COMMENTS: The gap between the request for freemanship in October 1630 and admission in July 1632 may indicate that Turner made a brief trip back to England in 1631. (The record in MBCR 1:94-95 which is apparently dated 6 March 1631/2 is a duplicate of the record correctly dated 6 March 1632/3.)
On 2 September 1640 a difference between Mr. Craine and Captaine Turner was referred to arbiters [NHCR 1:41].
On 4 August 1641 "so far as Captaine Turner hath reference to the civil state and employed therein, provided that his place be supplied in his absence, the Court hath given free liberty to him to go to Delaware Bay for his own advantage and the public good in settling the affairs there" [NHCR 1:57]. Mr. Malbon was chosen to order the watches and all martial affairs in Turner's absence [NHCR 1:70].
On 2 August 1643 the court decided that since Margaret Poore, alias Bedford, now wife to Nicholas Gennings, had run away and gotten married before her time of service to Captain Turner was up, her husband Gennings was to make two-fold restitution to Turner [NHCR 1:105].
On 3 June 1645 John Meggs admitted his error in charging Capt. Turner, Thomas Pell and Thomas Robinson with extortion or sinful unrighteousness [NHCR 1:163]. On 3 December 1645 Turner had a formal disagreement with Mrs. Stolion about cloth [NHCR 1:175].
Event: requested to be listed as a freeman19 OCT 1630
Event: admitted as freeman 3 JUL 1632 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Event: on committee to set bounds between Charleston and Cambridge 6 MAR 1633 Massachusetts
Event: on a committee to settle bounds between Boston and Charlestown 4 MAR 1634/5 Massachusetts
Event: on a committee to establish bounds between Ipswich and Newbury 6 MAY 1635 Massachusetts
Event: on committee to lay out farm for Mr. Dummer 6 MAY 1635 Massachusetts
Event: on a committee to establish bounds between Salem and Ipswich and between Ipswich and Newbury 3 MAR 1635/6 Massachusetts
Event: on a committee to levy country rate 25 MAY 1636 Massachusetts
Event: on committee to consider laying out lots for inheritance 3 NOV 1639 Massachusetts
Event: on committee to treat with the "Hartfordshire men about their lots" 3 NOV 1639 Massachusetts
Event: took the oath of fidelity 1 JUL 1644 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Event: on a committee regarding the mill 21 OCT 1644 Massachusetts
Event: to order and appoint the general trainings (with the Governor) 30 MAR 1645 Massachusetts
Event: an original signer of the New Haven fundamental agreement.
Event: on commiettee to lay out land for John Humphrey

Occupation

Occupation: 4 SEP 1632 Constable of Lynn
Occupation: 7 NOV 1632 committee to set bounds between Charleston and Cambridge
Occupation: 4 MAR 1633/4 captain of military company
Occupation: 4 MAY 1634 deputy to Massachusetts Bay General Court
Place: Lynn, Massachusettes
Occupation: 4 MAR 1634/5 customs officer
Occupation: 25 MAY 1636 magistrate for Salem Court
Place: Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
Occupation: 25 MAY 1636 deputy to Massachusetts Bay General Court
Place: Massachusetts
Occupation: 25 OCT 1639 deputy to the magistrate in all courts
Occupation: 3 APR 1640 arbiter
Place: Massachusetts
Occupation: 1 SEP 1640 captain of all martial affairs of the plantation
Occupation: 19 OCT 1640 deputy
Place: Massachusetts
Occupation: 7 SEP 1642 abriter
Place: Massachusetts
Occupation: 26 OCT 1643 deputy to the court of combination
Occupation: 25 MAR 1644 deputy
Occupation: 1 MAY 1644 viewer of lands
Place: Massachusetts
Occupation: 19 AUG 1644 deputy
Place: Massachusetts
Occupation: 31 MAR 1645 deputy
Place: Massachusetts

Death

1646 Phantom Ship, Wreck, lost at sea[6]

Probate

FROM 1647 TO 1662 Massachusetts
ESTATE: Gave œ10 toward construction of fort, 1634 [MBCR 1:113].
In the New Haven list of estates of about 1643 Captain Turner was credited with seven persons, an estate worth œ800, fifty-seven and a half acres in the first division, eleven and a half acres in the neck, forty-three and a half acres of meadow, one hundred seventy-four acres in the second division, and a yearly rate of œ3 6s. 6d. [NHCR 1:91]. About 1644/5 Captain Turner was granted the right to choose the location of his second division meadow "that he may the better attend the public service in his military office" [NHCR 1:195].
On 7 December 1647 Mrs. Turner declared to the court that she conceives her husband made a will and left all he had to her dispose, as two of her daughters can testify the same. Rebecka Turner saith, that when her father was to go away, her mother desired him to make a will, but he answered that he would make no will, but he judged her faithful and had found her faithful, therefore left all to her and wished her to be good to the children, and wished the children to bear witness. Abigaile Turner testifyeth the same [NHCR 1:337].
On 7 December 1647 "Mrs. Turner delivered into the court an inventory of the estate left by her deceased husband, Mr. Nathaniel Turner, which was read and delivered to the secretary to be recorded" [NHCR 1:336]. The estate totalled œ457 7s. 3d., including œ154 in real estate: "the house & lot & land at the town," œ44; and "the housing, land & fences at farm," œ110 [NHPR 1:15-16].
On 4 September 1649 Mr. Samuel Goodanhousen was called to give security for the portions of his wife's children. He said he had paid Mr. Yale œ35, which he accepted in full satisfaction for his wife's portion, and that he had offered Thomas Meekes nineteen acres of land "for the portion of Rebecca Turner, now his wife" [NHCR 1:480]. The matter of the portions of the other children was to be taken up later.
On 13 January 1661/2 a special court was held "for the issuing and settling the business concerning the portions remaining due to some of the children of Captain Nathaniel Turner deceased," which recounted the actions of the court of 5 March 1649/50, when portions were given to Nathaniel, Isaac, Abigail and Hannah Turner. "Nathaniell the eldest son ... being deceased, the court did now judge that it should be divided betwixt his brother & 4 sisters, in equal proportions.... Mr. Yale, Mr. Hudson, & Hannah Turner, resigned their parts to their brother Isaac ..., but Tho[mas] Meekes declared that he expected to receive what was his due out of the estate of his deceased brother-in-law, for the discharge of what was due to Isaac Turner" [NHTR 1:508-09; see also NHTR 1:15].

Sources

  • Rixford, Elizabeth M. Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service: Their Part in making American history from 1495 to 1934 (Tuttle Co., Rutland, VT, 1934) This seems to be the source that confuses him as son of Humphrey Turner.
  • Virkus, Frederick Adams. The Compendium of American Genealogy (Chicago, A.N. Marquis & company, 1925-)
  • Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1862)
  • Ancestry Family Trees (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com) Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=59441100&pid=957
http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=59441100&pid=769

Footnotes

  1. Virkus
  2. Date per TGMB.
  3. Rixford
  4. Data Changed: : Date: 18 May 2010: Time: 15:49 from 300 Colonial Anc.
  5. The Great Migration Begins courtesy LDS.
  6. Lineage Papers


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On 7 Jun 2017 at 01:40 GMT Anne B wrote:

I will be disconnecting Margaret Leachland as wife and mother of his children. See her profile for arguments why she is not his wife. Objections?

I'm going to give his profile a makeover also (remove copy/paste)

On 30 Sep 2016 at 18:58 GMT James LaLone wrote:

Turner-13826 and Turner-149 appear to represent the same person because: They are the same person as wife and dates are the same - Nathaniel is considered b. c. 1600 in England, not CT, the pilgrims didn't settle till 1620. As far as I know Nathaniel's parents are unknown. Nathaniel and his wife Margaret had no children that I know of but he 2m to an Ann and had at least 6 children.

On 31 May 2016 at 18:13 GMT James LaLone wrote:

What is the documentation for Nathaniel's parents? What is the documentation for him being a brother of Humphrey? The DNA reports do not seem to support those statements - https://www.familytreedna.com/public/turnerdnaproject/default.aspx?section=ycolorized

On 22 Apr 2016 at 16:20 GMT James LaLone wrote:

Turner-149 and Turner-13826 need to be merged as they are the same.

Alsowhat is the documentation for Nathaniel's parents, thanks.

On 22 Apr 2016 at 16:19 GMT James LaLone wrote:

Turner-149 and Turner-13826 need to be merged as they are the same.

On 4 Mar 2016 at 12:56 GMT James LaLone wrote:

Nathaniel TURNER is not a son of Humphrey TURNER & his wife Lydia GAMER. They were married in 1618 in England. Nathaniel is considered b. c. 1600 in England, not CT, the pilgrims didn't settle till 1620. As far as I know Nathaniel's parents are unknown. Nathaniel and his wife Margaret had no children that I know of but he 2m to an Ann and had at least 6 children.



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