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Thomas Turner (abt. 1600 - abt. 1679)

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Capt. Gov. Thomas Turner
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Feb 2014 | Last significant change: 11 Feb 2018
10:42: Maria Maxwell edited the Biography and Locked Status for Thomas Turner. (Changing Bermuda Project box to sticker and removing ppp ) [Thank Maria for this]
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Categories: Bermuda.


Thomas Turner was an early or significant Bermudan.

In 1646 the Somers Islands Company sent Captain Thomas Turner to Bermuda to quash the Congregationalist church reformation and impose a Presbyterian settlement there.[1] He served as governor of Bermuda from 1647 until his resignation in 1649.[2] He owned 11 acres on Ireland Island and 18 acres at Hog Bay. After 1649 he lived on 14 acres at Somerset, Bermuda.[3]

Will of Thomas Turner of Sandys Tribe, Bermuda, 15th November 1679

Daughter Ann, wife of John Roberts of Hamilton Tribe. Daughter Dorothy wife of William Albery of Eleuthera and 2 sons and 2 daughters. Grandsons: George Roberts and William Roberts. Son in law Robert Burch. Grandsons Thomas Waylett. Granddaughter Love Waylett. Sisters of Thomas Waylett viz. Susanna Merritt, Elizabeth, Martha, and Marie Waylett. Granddaughter Susanna Merritt's two chlldren, Eward and William Merritt. Wife Susanna Turber. Friends Jonothan Burch and John King, Overseers.

Note: Robert Burch married the daughter Susanna and their children were: Elizabeth, Marie, Love, Thomas Jeremiah and John.

15th June 1690. Deed of gift from Jonothan Turner of Devon Tribe and wife Bridget to daughter Elizabeth wife of Nathaniel Tatoum one have share in Pembroke.


  1. Pestana, Carla Gardina, The English Atlantic in the Age of Revolution, 1640-1661. Harvard University Press, 2009, p. 76.
  2. The Bermuda Pocket Almanack: Guide and Directory, for the Year 1883, p.77, Printed at the office of the "Royal gazette,", 1883
  3. Bernhard, Virginia, Slaves and Slaveholders in Bermuda, 1616-1782, University of Missouri Press, 1999, p. 134.

See Also:

  • Mercer, Julia E., Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century: Genealogical Notes from Bermuda. Edited by William Zuill. Genealogical Publishing Co. Baltimore, 1992. Originally published serially in Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine as "Genealogical Notes from Bermuda." Volumes XXIII-XXIX (1942-1947).
  • "...ousted in a coup.", In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783, p.486, Michael J. Jarvis, UNC Press Books, 2010.

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On 17 Sep 2015 at 20:41 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

AND it is not lost on me that he was sent to quash my rebellious Ancestor...

On 17 Sep 2015 at 20:37 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

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