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Thomas Turner Sr. (abt. 1627 - 1688)

Thomas Turner Sr.
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 6 Jan 1652 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 61 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

Thomas Turner Sr. immigrated to New England as a child during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640).
According to Deane and the Hingham history, he was in Hingham, Massachusetts by 1637. This is not likely, because he would have been about ten years old. Anderson puts the birth date for Thomas Turner, son of Humphrey and Lydia (Gaymer) Turner, at about 1627.[1] Thomas was younger than John Turner, the eldest son, who was baptized in Terling, Essex, England, 24 March 1621.[2] Their parent's marriage record is found in the nearby parish of Sandon, Essex, 24 Oct 1618. [2]
According to the Hingham history, "Thomas, had a grant of land in Hingham at 'Goose Point,' 1637. On Apr. 13, 1646, he sold his est. here, consisting of five acres of land with a dw. house thereon, which was located where St. Paul's Catholic Church now stands, to John Otis, Sr., together with two acres in the Broad Cove meadows, and twelve acres beyond Crooked Meadow Bridge, which has previously been granted and laid out to him by the town. In 1659 he complete a contract for finishing a 'barke' at Boston, and prob. removed from here about that time, or shortly after. In 1644 a Thomas Turner was one of four young men who were permitted to build a gallery in the first meeting-house, but whether it was this Thomas or his s[on] is a problem for investigation. Deane's history [of Scituate] says the name aft[erward]s appears in Scit[uate]." [1, 2, 3]
Thomas Turner married Sarah Hiland in Scituate, Massachusetts 6 Jan 1651/2.[1] Thomas is named in the will of his father, Humphrey Turner, "to my son Thomas Turner all my wearing clothes, one wood bed and blankets". [1]
Humphrey Turner is said by Anderson to have immigrated by 1632, first to Plymouth, and removed to Scituate by 1634, with his wife and children. [1]

His will is dated 4 December 1688 in Scituate and proved on 13 March 1688/89 in Plymouth. He mentions only his daughter Grace Turner, Nathan Turner (eldest son), and Thomas Turner. His inventory was taken on 19 December 1688.[3]

Both Thomas and Sarah died in 1788, Thomas' 1688 Will mentioned only three of their ten known children.

Children

  1. Nathan (1654- ) [4], m. by 1682 Oseah Wing
  2. Elizabeth (1656-1672) [5]
  3. Mary (1658-1712) [6]; m. 1682 Thomas Buck
  4. Eunice (1661-1732) [7]; m.(1) 1682 Jonas Deane; m.(2) 1684 Isaac Buck; m.(3) 1701 James Torey
  5. Humphrey Turner Sr (1663-abt.1760) [8]
  6. Grace (1665-after 1688) [9]
  7. Ephraim (1667-1727) [10]
  8. Thomas (1670-1720) [11]
  9. Josiah (1672-1719) [12]
  10. Charles (1675- )[13], m. 1700 Mercy Curtis

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, by Robert Charles Anderson, pages 1844-5
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lydia Gaymer, the Wife of Humphrey Turner of Scituate, by Vernon Dow Turner, NEHGR Vol 151 (1997), page 287
  3. "Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G97D-J8WN : 16 March 2023), Probate records 1686-1702 and 1849-1867 vol 1-1F > image 24 of 490; State Archives, Boston.
  4. Thomas Turner in entry for 1654 Birth of son Nathan in "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4L3-WHC : Sun Mar 10 13:16:38 UTC 2024), Entry for Nathan Turner and Thomas Turner, 1 March 1654.
  5. Thomas Turner in entry for 1656 Birth of daug, Elizabeth in "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4L3-WN5 : Sun Mar 10 04:14:50 UTC 2024), Entry for Elizabeth Turner and Thomas Turner, July 1656.
  6. Thomas Turner in entry for 1658 Birth of daug. Mary in "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4L3-4SC : Sat Mar 09 21:14:03 UTC 2024), Entry for Mary Turner and Thomas Turner, 15 September 1658.
  7. Thomas Turner in entry for 1661 Birth of daugh. Eunice in "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5N7-6RP : 14 January 2020), Eunice Turner, 1661.
  8. Vital records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, published by New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909. Reference Page 375
  9. Thomas Turner in entry for 1665 Birth of daug. Grace Turner in "Vital records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850," by New England Historic Genealogical Society, archive.org, text online NEHGS Record
  10. Thomas Turner in entry for son Ephraim in "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4L3-Z47 : Sat Mar 09 04:12:55 UTC 2024), Entry for Ephraim Turner and Thomas Turner, June 1667.
  11. Thomas Turner in entry for 1670 Birth of son Thomas in "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4L3-Z44 : Sat Mar 09 04:12:57 UTC 2024), Entry for Thomas Turner and Thomas Turner, December 1670.
  12. Thomas Turner in entry for 1672 Birth of son Josiah in "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4L3-Z4C : Sat Mar 09 04:12:58 UTC 2024), Entry for Josiah Turner and Thomas Turner, February 1672.
  13. Thomas Turner in entry for 1675 Birth for son Charles in "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital gand Town Records, 1626-2001", , FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4L3-Z48 : Sat Mar 09 04:12:57 UTC 2024), Entry for Charles Turner and Thomas Turner, 3 May 1675.
  • The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010), (Originally Published as: New England Historic Genealogical Society. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III, 3 vols., 1995). Humphrey Turner's children, page 1844-5
  • Lydia Gaymer, the Wife of Humphrey Turner of Scituate, Vernon Dow Turner, NEHGR Vol 151 (1997), pages 286 - 290. Repository: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
  • 1. [S560] History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its First Settlement to 1831, Samuel Deane, (Boston: James Loring), 363.
  • 2. [S366] History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, George Lincoln, et al., (Hingham: Town of Hingham, 1893), 1.202.
  • 3. [S366] History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, George Lincoln, et al., (Hingham: Town of Hingham, 1893), 3.270.
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This person immigrated to New England between 1621-1640 as a Minor Child (under age 21 at time of immigration) of a Puritan Great Migration immigrant who is profiled in Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration Directory (or is otherwise accepted by the Puritan Great Migration (PGM) Project).

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posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
The birth location should be England. His father emigrated about 1633, and his next sister was born in1629 in Little Baddow, Essex, England. Please make the correction.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
There are question surrounding several of the children attached to these parents. The individual profiles have been noted Unsourced or notes have been left in the Comment Box on those profiles. Most are documented in NEHGS Vital Records of Scituate to 1850 Vol 1.
posted by T Stanton
Turner-18786 and Turner-22 appear to represent the same person because: they are clearly duplicates, with the same name and same parents. The data should be supported by Anderson: born about 1627 (no evidence that they were in Scituate that early). Please help by merging. I will try to add more sources and details. thank you.
Turner-22 and Turner-10258 appear to represent the same person because: They appear to be the same person
posted by Julia (Baldwin) Howard
Turner-9711 and Turner-22 appear to represent the same person because: These appear to be the same person even if the death dates are different.
posted by Andrea (Wood) Hash
Turner-9711 and Turner-22 do not represent the same person because: There is a sibling listed as Thomas Turner Sr that is a more likely match.
posted by Andrea (Wood) Hash

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