The Family of Henry Turner

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Henry was baptised 21 November 1824, the son of James Turner (labourer) and Amy [formerly Toomer] of West Chisenbury in the parish of Netheravon, Wiltshire.

In the 1841 census of Chisenbury de la Folly, parish of Netheravon, Wilts. living with his parents, Henry was aged 15 - 19 and born in the county.

He married Ann Susanna Guley (who signed her name) at Manningford Bruce, after banns, on 16 April 1850. He was aged 27, a bachelor and labourer of Netheravon, a son of James Turner, a labourer. She was a spinster aged 26, a servant, of Manningford Bruce, the daughter of Isaac Guley, a labourer. The witnesses were George Guley (X) and Elizabeth Guley.

In the 1851 census of Chisenbury, in the parish of Enford, Henry was aged 28, an agricultural labourer, born at Netheravon and his wife, Ann Turner was aged 27, a schoolmistress and born at Manningford. With them was a lodger, a widower Richard Worsdell, aged 28 and an agricultural labourer born at Enford.

Grave Bracknell HT 11.JPGIn 1853 he was at Chisenbury and joined the Wiltshire Friendly Society.

In the 1861 census Henry was living at Wick Hill, in the parish of Warfield, Berks (ecclesiastical division of Holy Trinity, Bracknell), aged 38, a labourer, place of birth was blank. His wife, Ann was aged 37 and born at Manningford, Wilts. Their children were Walter C. aged 9, born at Enford, Wilts, Edward G. aged 2 and Elizabeth K. aged 1, both born at Warfield. Warfield is a mile or two north of Bracknell, but there was no ancient parish of Bracknell and it seems that Wick Hill was part of the modern town of Bracknell.

In the 1871 census of Broad Lane, Holy Trinity Bracknell, (parish of Winkfield), Henry Turner was aged 48, an agricultural labourer, Ann was aged 40, and both were born in Wiltshire. With them were their children Edward G., aged 12, Elizabeth, aged 10 and Emma, aged 5, all born in Berkshire. There were two lodgers, Charles Holloway, senior and junior, aged 62 and 30, widower and unmarried carpenters, born in Berkshire and Middlesex, respectively.

Ann (as Annie Turner) died 9 March 1879 at Winkfield (the next parish to Warfield, but probably within the town of Bracknell). She was aged 53 and the wife of Henry Turner, Head Gardener. She died of chronic bronchitis (4 months), valvular disease of the heart (4 months) and anasarca (21 days). Edward Turner, her son, of Winkfield, registered her death. Anasarca is generalised massive oedema (due to heart or renal failure). Ann was buried 11 March 1879, aged 53 at Bracknell Holy Trinity. She was of Bracknell .

Henry died 25 October 1879 at Winkfield (handwritten death certificate).  He was aged 54, a jobbing labourer, and died of chronic alcoholism (6 months), jaundice (3 days) and exhaustion. Edward Turner, his son, of Winkfield, registered the death.

Henry was buried with his wife, Anne, and the grave is by the south-east corner of the south transept of Holy Trinity, Bracknell.  The footstone A. T. 1879 H. T. 1879 (presumably) is still in situ and the headstone is partially protected by a small box tree growing beside the grave.  The headstone is inscribed “In Loving Memory of Anne Turner. Who entered into rest. March 9th 1879.  Aged 53 years.  Also Henry.  Husband of the above. Who entered into rest.  October 23rd 1879”.  (The date of death was clearly legible but is different from the death certificate).

The picture was taken May 2011.

Henry and Ann Susanna's children were:

  1. Walter Charles, born 17 May 1851 at Enford (father a labourer, mother's maiden name Guley) and baptised at Enford 28 September 1851, of East Chisenbury (labourer). His date of birth in the baptism register was given as 29 May 1851.
  2. Edward Guley, birth registered (as Edward G.) in the September quarter 1858, in the Easthamstead district.
  3. Elizabeth Kate, born 29 April 1860 at Warfield, Bracknell, Berks (father a farm labourer, mother's maiden name Guley).
  4. Emma (Amy) Grace, birth registered (as Emma) in the June quarter 1865 in the Easthampstead district.

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