James Turner

8 November 1782–
Laughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Turner was born on 8 November 1782, his father, Richard Turner, was 36 and his mother, Mary Foweather, was 30. He lived in Laughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire, England in 1782.

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Family Time Line

Richard Turner
1746–
Mary Foweather
1752–1775
Hannah Turner
1772–1806
Susanna Turner
1774–
Sarah Turner
1781–
James Turner
1782–
Mary Turner
1787–
Dorothy Turner
1788–

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World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 5

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Age 7

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1815

Age 33

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

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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  • James Turner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Turner, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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