Mary Turner

London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Turner was born in 1729, in London, England, United Kingdom. She married John Kempton about 1749, in Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.

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John Kempton
Mary Turner
Marriage: about 1749
Moses Kempton
John Kempton
William Kempton
James Kempton

Spouse and Children

about 1749
Hopewell Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States


World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 72

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 86

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 94

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Turner, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Mary Turner, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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