Mary Turner

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Turner was born about 1729, in London, England, her father, Richard Turner, was 22 and her mother, Mary Marrick, was 21. She married John Kempton on 30 November 1749, in Westminster, Middlesex, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.

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Family Time Line

John Kempton
1720–1759
Mary Turner
1729–
Marriage: 30 November 1749
Moses Kempton
1750–1818
John Kempton
1752–1775
William Kempton
1754–
James Kempton
1758–1806

Sources (5)

  • Mary Turner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Turner, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Mary Turner, "England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912"

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English t(o)urnour, turner ‘turner’ (Old French to(u)rn(e)our), mainly denoting someone who fashioned small objects of wood, metal, or bone on a lathe, but also a variety of other occupations, including turnspit and translator or interpreter. This surname may have become confused with Toner . In North America, it is also very common among African Americans.

English: occasionally perhaps a nickname from Middle English turn-hare, a compound of Middle English tournen ‘to turn, direct, steer’ + hare ‘hare’, a name for someone in charge of the greyhounds in hare coursing or an exaggerated compliment for someone who could run fast. See also Turnbull .

English: perhaps also from Middle English t(o)urn(e)our ‘jouster, one who takes part in a tournament’ (Old French tornoieor, tournoieur).

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

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