Monday, 24 July 2017

The Turners of Kettering

From weaver, Edward Turner (c.1760-1819/1832), to myself, nine generations of direct descendants and their families have all resided in the parish of Kettering, Northamptonshire.

The Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul, Kettering, viewed from Sheep Street. (2017) Photo: Chlo

The Parish Church of SS Peter and Paul, Kettering, viewed from Market Walk. (2017) Photo: Chlo

Chapel of Rest, London Road Cemetery, Kettering. Graveyard of SS Peter and Paul. (2017) Photo: Chlo

The chart below shows the nine generations of Turners, from Edward Turner to myself. All living individuals are shown as private.

The Turner surname itself died out with my grandfather, Terence Walter Turner, who passed away in September 2000. Terry's only child was a daughter who subsequently married and changed her surname.

The earliest appearance of Terry's direct descendants in Kettering is in 1782 with the marriage of Edward Turner to Mary Underwood (1760-1845) recorded in the parish documents of SS Peter and Paul in that year. Edward and Mary were Terry's great-great-great-great grandparents.

Three years later the same parish records document the baptism of Hannah Turner (1785-?), Edward and Mary's first child. It is uncertain what Hannah's fate was, but Edward and Mary had at least another eight children during the next fifteen years.

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