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Thomas TURNER

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  • Name Thomas TURNER 
    Born Barnacre, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 Jul 1743  Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Turner
      in the Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
      Name: Thomas Turner
      Baptism Date: 3 Jul 1743
      Parish: Garstang, St Helen, Lancashire, England
      Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
      View this parish
      Father's name: Richard Turner
      Register Type: Parish Register
      Reference Number: PR 2405
      Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      r Barnakr [Barnacre]
    Residence 30 Jun 1777  [Balltown] Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions (Lincoln County)
      [360/1111]
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln, on the last Tuesday of September being the 30th day of said Monty Anno Domini 1777
      Thomas Turner recognized in L50 and with him and with him [sic] Jonn Bartlett & William Cookson as Sureties in L25 each, conditioned that the said Thomas appear next Term to answer a presentment of the Grand Jury against him
      [361/111]
      James Turner recognized in L50 and with him Thomas Turner & William Cookson as Sureties, in L25 each, conditioned that the said James appear next Term to answer to a presentment of the Grand Jury against him
    Residence 13 Sep 1777  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Massachusetts State Archives Collection
      Volume 322 Page 180
      Bawltown letter dated 13 September 1777

      A list of the men's names in the Plantation of Bawltown [Balltown, Whitefield/Jefferson] from sixteen years and upwards agreeable to an act of Cort [sic] December 9th 1776

      Mecres Carr Capt
      Joshua Little 1st Lieut
      Benjn King 2nd Lieut
      Ephraim Brown Sergt
      Jonathan Bartlett [Sergt]
      Jacob Rowel [Sergt]
      James Murphy [Sergt]
      Samuell Parmer Corpl [Palmer?]
      Samuell Whitman [Corpl]
      Timothy Ferrin [Corpl]
      Thomas Grover [Corpl]

      Petter Dow
      Solln Clark
      Wllm Boynton
      Saml Bawl [Ball]
      John Boynton
      Jeri Brand [Bran, Brann]
      Isaac Brand
      Stephen Belden
      Thoms Cunningham
      Moses Cooper
      Thoms Day
      John Decker
      John Fish
      John Philbrook [Philbrick]
      Ebenezr Philbrook
      Jonathn Philbrook
      Andrew Gledden [Glidden]
      Arnold Gledden
      Asse Heath
      Saml Jonson [Johnson]

      Joseph Rogers
      James Reves [Reeves, Reaves]
      James Turner
      James Shepard
      John Duely [Dooley]
      Ebenez Grover
      Benjn Dow
      Charles Gledden
      Enoch Averil
      Caleb Bartlet [Bartlett]
      Leonard Cooper
      Caleb Conselis?
      Patrick Fallon
      Jonas Jonston Davis
      James Emery
      Stephen Grover
      Davi Huchens [Hutchins, Hitchings]
      Jonathan Heath
      Isaac Heath
      Daniel Lumber? [Plummer?]
      Nathan Longfello [Longfellow]
      [Jeremiah?] Norris
      Jonthn? Peaslee
      Oliver Peaslee
      Ezekiel Peaslee
      ? ?z? [Jonathan Noyes? Thomas Trask?]
      ?

      Ezekiel Sterns [Stearns]
      Thomas Turner
      Nicklas Turner
      Jonah Vining
      John Woodman Senr
      Ralph Chiney [Cheney]
      Willm Carr
      John Woodman Junr
      Abner Ford
      Ebenezer Philbrook
      Jonathan Bartlet
      Michael Gledden
      Joseph Bartlett
      Benj Kinney [Kenney]
      Joshua Chamberlin [Chamberlain]
      Richard Turner

      Mecres Carr Capt
      Joshua Littl Lieut
      Benjn King Lieut
      Benjn Stickney Clerk
    Residence 8 Jan 1778  [Balltown, Lincoln, ME] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://archive.org/stream/collectionsofpro02prot#page/328/mode/2up

      The frontier missionary : a memoir of the life of the Rev. Jacob Bailey, A.M., missionary at Pownalborough, Maine; Cornwallis and Annapolis, N. S.; with illustrations, notes, and an appendix
      by Bartlet, William S. (William Stoodley), 1809-1883; Protestant Episcopal Historical Society
      Publication date 1853
      p 354
      [1778] 8th [January] Rode to Mr Richard Turner's. Found his son Thomas sick of a fever.
    Residence 2 Jun 1778  Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions (Lincoln County)
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856980?cat=581614
      [365/1111]
      Volume 1 Page 162
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln on the first Tuesday of June, being the Second Day of said Month, Anno Domini 1778
      [366/1111]
      Volume 1 Page 163
      Thomas Turner being solemnly called to come into Court to Serve? his Bail, did not appear but made Default.

      James Turner, Jonn Bartlet & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of Thomas Turner at this Court, were called to bring in the Body of the said Thomas Turner but did not appear but made Default.

      James Turner who stands bound over to this Court by Way of Recognizance, being solemly called to come into County to save himself & Bail, did not appear, but made Default.

      Jonathan Bartlet & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of James Turner at this Court were called to bring the Body of the said John but did not appear, but made Default.
    Residence C 1779  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Artificers and Inhabitants who Built Fort George, Penobscot, 1779-1780
      Robert Carver Brooks
      Maine Genealogist
      May 2004
      p 54
      [c 1779]
      Artificers
      "Artificer" was the military term applied to the skilled civilian and off-duty military gracftsmen employed by the Engineer Department. The civilian artificers who came from Halifax with the Engineer Department included:
      Carpenters @ 5/- per diem
      John Carlow
      John Rigby
      Thomas Turner
    • British and Tory marauders on the Penobscot
      British and Tory Marauders on the Penobscot
      p 20
      Belfast
      Belfast was just across Penobscot Bay from Castine, and after the American defeat there in 1779, immediate preparations for departure were made...
      Soon after the evacuation of Belfast, a party of twelve men commanded by Sergeant David Jenks, ventured from Camden to drive away some of the cattle that had been abandoned, and which Richard Stimson, who had been left behind, probably with his father Ephraim Stimson, at Mount Ephraim, was to assist in finding. They made the deserted house of Samuel Houston in the eastern part of the town their place of rendezvous, and passed the night there.

      In the morning Jenks went to the shore to shoot wild fowl, and a dense fog prevailing, he was surprised and taken prisoner by three men named Armstrong, Cookson and Turner who had landed from Castine on an expedition of plunder. The better to deceive the men remaining at the house they marched Jenks towards it with his musket on his shoulder.

      Supposing them to be friends, Stimson and others came out to meet them. A struggle at once ensued. Stimson, although a small sized man, was brave and strong. Being summoned by Armstrong to surrender, he dropped his musket, and seizing Armstrong by the legs threw him upon the ground, calling to Jenks, "Blow him through." The latter immediately fired, the bullet going through Armstrong's brain, producing instant death. In the affray, Cookson stabbed Stimson in the arm with a bayonet. As soon as Jenks discharged his musket, he turned and struck Cookson down; but the latter recovered himself, and with Turner escaped to their boat.

      The thick fog rendered pursuit useless. Stimson always imputed cowardice to the remainder of the party, as from the house they witnessed the affair and rendered no assistance.
      ...
      A romantic incident in this connection has been handed down. A beautiful sister of Stimson was compelled by the British to hold a lantern at the grave, it being dark before the disinterment was completed. Attracted by her appearance, one Turner, who was of the number, continued the acquaintance, and after the war closed married her.
    Residence 25 May 1779  Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 21 Jun 1779  Penobscot, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See Rev Bailey
    Grant 1785  Lot 2 Block L Parr's St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name TURNER, Thomas
      Volume NS-A
      Page 165
      Grant number 95
      Place Saint Andrews
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 0
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/06/01: Town Lot
      Other names on this grant (354):
    Grant 1785  Lot 192, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Index to New Brunswick Land Grants, 1784 - 1997 (RS686)
      Name TURNER, Thomas
      Volume NS-A
      Page 176
      Grant number 96
      Place Passamaquoddy
      County Sunbury
      Date 1785-05-21
      Accompanying plan No
      Acres 100
      Microfilm F16302
      Comment Re-registered NS Grant of 1784/08/03: Penobscot Association
      Other names on this grant (188):
    Immigration [1774] 
    Residence NEVER  Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1790  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Turner
      in the 1790 United States Federal Census
      Name: Thomas Turner
      [Thomas Tarner]
      Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Ball Town, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 3 [Thomas Turner, Richard Cookson? Father Richard Turner?]
      Free White Persons - Females: 2
      Number of Household Members: 5
      Year: 1790; Census Place: Ball Town, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M637; Roll: 2; Page: 343; Image: 204; Family History Library Film: 0568142

      John Woodman
      Joshua Little
      William Toby
      Asa Heath
      Oliver Peasley
      Ezekiel Peasley
      Nathan Peasley
      Samuel Gilman
      Caleb Bartlett
      Isaac Heath
      Benjamin King
      Nathan Ware
      Benjamin Noris
      Aaron Choat Junr
      Martin Carlow
      Abel Cresey
      Thomas Turner
      Nicklass Turner
      David Tarry
      John Dudley
      Daniel Plumer
      Obed Wire
      Samuel Kinkade Jun
      Benjamin Winslow
      Jedediah Preble
      Samuel Carlton
      Joseph Trask
      Abraham Choat
      Ebenezor Grover
      John Milikin
    Residence 1800  Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Turner
      in the 1800 United States Federal Census
      Name: Thomas Turner
      Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Balltown, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 10
      Year: 1800; Census Place: Balltown, Lincoln, Maine; Series: M32; Roll: 6; Page: 352; Image: 338; Family History Library Film: 218676
    Residence 1810  Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Turner
      in the 1810 United States Federal Census
      Name: Thomas Turner
      Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine
      Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Household Members Under 16: 6
      Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
      Number of Household Members: 11
      Year: 1810; Census Place: Whitefield, Lincoln, Maine; Roll: 12; Page: 300; Image: 00304; Family History Library Film: 0218683
    Died 1829 
    Buried Jedediah Preble Cemetery, Whitefield, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Turner
      in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
      Name: Thomas Turner
      Birth Date: 1741
      Death Date: 1829
      Cemetery: Jedediah Preble Cemetery
      Burial or Cremation Place: Whitefield, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
      Has Bio?: N
      Spouse: Sarah Turner
      Father: Richard Turner
      Mother: Eleanor Turner
      Children: Margaret Pottle Turner
      Jane Lewis Turner
      Thomas Turner
      Sarah Kensell Turner
      Mary Turner
      Jacob Turner
      James Turner
      Rachel Turner
      Sam'l Brownrigg Turner
      Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88424065&ref=acom
    Person ID I47284  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2019 

    Father Richard TURNER,   b. Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Balltown, Lincoln, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Eleanor COWELL,   b. Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790 
    Married 11 Nov 1737  Garstang, St Helen, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Richard Turner
      in the Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
      Name: Richard Turner
      Marriage Date: 11 Nov 1737
      Parish: Garstang, St Helen, Lancashire, England
      Phillimore Ecclesiastical Parish Maps:
      View this parish
      Spouse's Name: Ellen Cowell
      Register Type: Parish Register
      Reference Number: PR 2405
      Ancestry.com. Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
    Family ID F11420  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah ACHORN 
    Married C 1787 
    Children 
     1. Margaret TURNER,   b. October 1788,   d. Bef 1840 CENSUS?
     2. Jane TURNER,   b. 9 Apr 1790
     3. Thomas TURNER,   b. 28 Apr 1793,   d. 16 Aug 1852, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Sarah TURNER,   b. 7 Mar 1795?
     5. Mary TURNER,   b. 1 Feb 1797?,   d. 11 Feb 1880?
     6. Jacob TURNER,   b. 4 May 1799?
     7. James TURNER,   b. 22 Apr 1802?
     8. Rachel TURNER,   b. 21 Mar 1804?,   d. 1894
     9. Samuel Brownrigg TURNER,   b. 19 Dec 1805?,   d. 14 Sep 1852?, San Francisco, CA? Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F14371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic
    Balltown Loyalists Map Schematic

    Documents
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    St Andrews Rural 1805
    A look at the families living on the Penobscot Association Grant in the rural part of St Andrews, New Brunswick, around 1805.
    The Adventure of Thomas Turner, James Turner, William Cookson, John Carlow and Martin Carlow
    The Adventure of Thomas Turner, James Turner, William Cookson, John Carlow and Martin Carlow
    Stephen Grover in New Brunswick
    Stephen Grover in New Brunswick

  • Notes 
    • Caren Secord: Nil
      Loyalist Claims: Nil
      Artificers: Samuel Turner, Thomas Turner, James Turner
      Balltown 1777: James Turner, Thomas Turner, Nicholas Turner, Richard Turner
      Registry Books Charlotte County 1st Index: Thomas Turner s James Turner only.
      Maine Soldiers Revolutionary: Thomas Turner on Machias Liberty
      Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War: Volume 16 Page 191: Thomas Turner. Seaman, sloop "Machias Liberty" commanded by Capt Jeremiah O'Brien; engaged 16 April 1776; discharged 24 June 1776, service 2 months 8 days
      Rev Pension: Thomas Turner MA Bounty Land Warrant 2147 - 300 Capt Issued Sept 27 1796 No Papers

      See "Historical Sketch of the Family of Thomas Turner Eldest Son of Richard Turenr One of the First Settlers of Whitefield, Maine." reprinted in "A History of Whitefield Maine" by Rundelett Kensell Palmer
    • Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution
      Volume 1
      Lorenzo Sabine
      p 297
      Carlo, John and Martin. Of Maine. Brother. Set out to travel to Halifax by land, in 1778, and after enlisting with the "Rebels" to avoid detection, and various other adventures, they arrived in Nova Scotia. The year following, Martin was at Lunenburg, in that Colony, and John at the British post at the mouth of the Penobscot. In 1782 Martin had "gone to live at home in peace."

      Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution
      Volume 2
      Lorenzo Sabine
      p 867
      Turner. Of Maine. Thomas and James, in 1778, set out on foot with the design of travelling by land to Halifax. After enlisting with the "Rebels" to avoid detection, and a variety of other adventures, they arrive in Nova Scotia. James was in the Colony the year following. Thomas was taken prisoner, in 1781, on the Kennebec and sent to Boston. A year later, both brother were "at home in peace."
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 48-49 1801-1802
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11382
      8296817
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008296817?cat=352440
      Volume 49 Page 169
      [490/567]
      Martin Carlow yeoman Balltown
      Thomas Turner yeoman Balltown
      $699
      quitclaim
      land in Balltown
      beginning at the northwest corner of Sally Choate's lot
      thence running southwest 180 rods to a stake
      thence northwest till it strikes the file mile lots
      thence running by the course of the five mile lots to land now owned by the said Thomas Turner to his south line
      thence southeast to the first mentioned bound
      300 acres
      the said Thomas Turner being now in the actual possession of the premises
      29 April 1802
      Martin Carlow
      Margaret Carlow
      Wit: Orchard Cook
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856980?cat=581614

      [359/1111]
      Lincoln Ss Anno Reipublican Americana Secondo
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln, on the last Tuesday of Septr being the 30th day of said onth Anno Domini 1777
      [360/1111]
      Thomas Turner recoginized in L50 and with him and with him Jona Bartlet & William Cookson as Sureties in L25 each, conditioned that the said Thomas appear next Term to answer a presentment of the Grand Jury against him
      [361/1111]
      p 157
      James Turner recognized in L50 and with him Thomas Turner & William Cookson as Sureties, in L25 each, conditioned that the said James appear next Term to answer to a presentment of the Grand Jury against him.
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856980?cat=581614

      [365/1111]
      p 162
      Lincoln Ss Anno Reipublicae Americanae Secundo
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough with in and for the County of Lincoln on the first Tuesday of June, being the Second Day of said Month, Anno Domini 1778.
      ...
      [366/1111]
      p 163
      James Turner Jona Bartlett & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of Thomas Turner at this Court, were called to bring in the Body of said Thomas Turner but did not appear but made Default.

      James Turner who stands bound over to this Court by Way of Recognizance, being solemnly called to come into Court to save himself & Bail, did not appear, but made Default.

      Jonathan Bartlet & William Cookson who were bound for the Appearance of James Turner at this Court were called to bring in the Body of the said James but did not appear, but made Default
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/581614?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Court records, 1761-1989
      Authors: Maine. Court of General Sessions
      Court dockets 1834-1842 Court records v. 1-4 1761-1816
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      1765424
      7856980
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/007856980?cat=581614

      [368/1111]
      Lincoln Ss Anno Reipublicae Americanae Tertio
      At a Court of General Sessions of the Peace held at Pownalborough within and for the County of Lincoln, on the last Tuesday of September, being the 29th Day of said Month, Anno Domini 1778

      [372/1111]
      p 168
      Ordered that the Sum of three pounds three Shillgs & Seven pence taxed in a Bill of Bosts against Thos Turner & al who was bound over to this Court by Benjamin Woodbridge Esqr be paid out of the County Treasury
    • https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352440?availability=Family%20History%20Library
      Land records, 1761-1912; indexes to land records, 1761-1901
      Authors: Lincoln County (Maine). Register of Deeds
      Land records v. 16-17 1782-1785 (the first titleboard on this film is incorrectly labeled "v. 15")
      Family History Library
      United States & Canada Film
      11366
      8181957
      https://www.familysearch.org/search/film/008181957?cat=352440
      [492/567]
      Volume 17 Page 191
      25 May 1779
      William Cookson Lincoln County
      Thomas Turner Lincoln County
      100 pound
      300 acres on the Sheepscutt
      with house, buildings, gardens, orchards, lands, woods, ways, waters, easments and advantages whatsoever
      William Cookson [His mark]
      Wit: John Chaylor, William Towers
      SS St Andrews 16 November 1784 Robert Pagan Justice of the Peace
    • Vital Records from Maine Newspapers 1785-1820
      by David C Young and Elizabeth Keene Young
      Heritage Books
      1993

      p 134
      Cresey. Abel of Baltown d Saturday last from Mr Thomas Turner's saw-mille, crank being up, the wheel turned & caught his head between the sweep & girt of the mill, left wife & 4 children P3 [Wiscasset Argus] 6 January 1798