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George Hutchinson Turner

George Hutchinson Turner

Male 1788 - 1860  (72 years)

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  • Name George Hutchinson Turner 
    Born 1788  New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 May 1860  Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 24 May 1860  Old Protestant Burial Ground, Fredricton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • George was the second child of Holden and Jennet Turner. Born in the early days of New Brunswick in rural Fredericton, he became a stage driver and proprietor of a transportation and cartage concern with stables, horses and employees. For more than 30 years, George provided a cab service for members of the House of Assembly of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He may have been the first of many New Brunswick Turners to be involved in horse-drawn transportation.
      He and wife Catherine Russell had nine children, including two who followed him into stagecoach transportation and two others who were involved in sea-going transportation. George and Catherine also adopted and educated two young "Blue Coat Boys" from England.
      In 1833 he built a house at the corner of Regent and George Streets in Fredericton. It is still standing, has been completely renovated, and is now classified as one of 24 buildings forming Fredericton's architectural heritage.
      Catherine died in 1841 and George remarried the following year to Mary Harned McBeath, a widow.
      George died on May 22, 1860 and was buried in the Old Burial Ground.
      He was highly respected in his community, a man mourned widely at his death.
    Person ID I879  Cullen family tree

    Father Holden Turner,   b. 04 Nov 1760, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1845, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Jennet Hutchinson,   b. Abt 1769, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1856, Saint John, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1785  Maugerville, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Russell,   b. 1799, Kingsclear, York County, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1841, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 21 Jan 1817  Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Jane Elizabeth Turner,   b. Abt 1818, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1822, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)  [natural]
     2. Sarah Ann Turner,   b. 29 Feb 1820, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1856, Kingsclear, York County, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     3. Robert Turner,   b. 28 Mar 1822, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. John Turner,   b. 31 Jul 1824, Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1911, Winnipeg, Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     5. Edward William Turner,   b. 18 Apr 1827, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     6. George Holden Turner,   b. 14 Oct 1829, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. James Turner,   b. 30 Jan 1832, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1912, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     8. Catherine Jane Turner,   b. Sep 1834, Fredricton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Greeley, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     9. Charles William Turner,   b. 02 Jul 1838, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1910, Winn, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary J Harned,   b. 14 Feb 1799, Fredericton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1868  (Age > 70 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1842  Fredricton, New Brunswick Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    George Turner's heritage house in Fredericton, 1833
    George Turner's heritage house in Fredericton, 1833
    Fredericton map of Turner properties 1801-1867
    Fredericton map of Turner properties 1801-1867
    George Turner and John Turner Jr. death notice 1860
    George Turner and John Turner Jr. death notice 1860
    This notice from The Head Quarters of May 23 1860; George died May 22nd and his grandson John, drowned on May 12th.

    Histories
    Turner ancestors – A Melding of Cultures Volume 1: Our Turner Ancestors
    Turner ancestors – A Melding of Cultures Volume 1: Our Turner Ancestors
    Table of contents, forward, coats of arms, introduction, structure, acknowledgements and bibliography.


    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures, Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis, Volume 1: Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013

    Holden Turner and Jennet Hutchinson- Early Days in New Brunswick
    Holden Turner and Jennet Hutchinson- Early Days in New Brunswick
    Holden was our first Turner ancestor to settle in Canada. This chapter covers his early years, settlement and life in the Fredericton area.

    Excerpt from A Melding of Cultures Ancestors of George Turner and Bernadette Joanis Volume 1 Our Turners: Canadian Transportation Pioneers, Mark Cullen, Vancouver, 2013, pp 1-11 plus notes and appendices.


    Albums
    Holden Turner & Jennet Huchinson Family
    Holden Turner & Jennet Huchinson Family (17)
    George Hutchinson Turner and Catherine Russell Family
    George Hutchinson Turner and Catherine Russell Family (8)

  • Sources 
    1. [S158] Headquarters, Fredericton.

    2. [S31] Jennet Turner Petition to N.B.House of Assembly 27 Jan 1845.

    3. [S57] Ancestry.ca Drouin Collection.

    4. [S208] New Brunswick Courier, Saint John, April 30 1842.