James Turnbull1

(4 June 1820 - 19 March 1891)
FatherRobert Turnbull2,3 (cir. Jan 1774 - May 1854)
MotherEleanor Scott (cir. 1780 - Sep 1846)
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Turnbull was born on 4 Jun 1820 Rigg Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, place detail from father's census data, mth/yr confirmed from dth cert.3 He was baptized on 1 Jul 1820 Nichol Forest, Par. of Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG.2
     James Turnbull married Jane Graham, daughter of Stephen Graham and Jane Baty, on 22 Jun 1852 Chapel, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, Entry no. 2 June 22nd 1852 reads: Marriage solemnized at the chapel in the chapelry of Nicholforest in the County of Cumberland: James, of full age, resident Rigg Gate, father Robert Turnbull joiner Jane Graham, of full age, resident Penton House, father Stephen Graham, farmer. Married in the chapel of Nicholforest according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England by Liscense by me, John ?Harrop?. Both signatures present, witnesses Francis Armstrong, Eleanor Turnbull (assumed to be James sister.)4,5,3,6

     James Turnbull died on 19 Mar 1891 Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, NZ, at age 70; Dth cert: Folio #685:#110 19 March 1891 Huuirangi, Waitara, NZ, James TURNBULL, farmer male seventy years & nine months of ulcer of stomach, atrophy, duration 3 mths, last seen H B Leatham, Jan 1891. Parents Robert TURNBULL wheelwright and Nellie TURNBULL M-N- unknown. Buried 21 Mar 1891 Huirangi Waitara NZ, Minister Frederick Larkins, Church of England. Born Cumberland England resident NZ 29 yrs. Married Nichol Forest Cumberland England at age 32 to Jane GRAHAM. Survived by 2 M 38, 35 and one F 36 yrs. Informant Stephen TURNBULL son, Huirangi Waitara NZ. Registered 3 Apr 1891.
Dth Notice: TURNBULL At Huirangi, on March 19th, James TURNBULL, aged 70 yrs.
Funeral Notice: The funeral of the late James TURNBULL will leave his late residence at Huirangi on Sat March 21st at 2pm. Friends please accept this intimation.
An obit was apparently published "in the Huirangi papers", as a copy ended up in the Carlisle Patriot of June 12th 1891 "Death of a Borderer in New Zealand - the following appeared in the Huirangi papers:- Gradually but surely our oldest settlers are passing away. Death has again been at work in our little district, and among those who we can little afford to part with, owing to their long and practical knowledge. I refer with regret to the death of one of the above in the person of Mr James Turnbull, who passed away at his residence in the district on Thursday evening last (March 24) after a long and painful illness. He was highly respected by his neighbours for his honest integrity of purpose, his kindly actions, and his courteous manners. When any case of sickness or distress occurred in the neighbourhood he was the first to discover it and render assistance. In local public matters Mr Turnbull took an active part for some years, and no man in the district ever did so such an amount of gratuitous work as he, so that his absence will be sorely felt by all. His quiet, unobstrusive way of performing his kindly and charitable acts was such that only his most intimate friends knew and could fully appreciate the full beauty of his manly character. It is right that a record should be given occasionally when a neighbour passes away from among us who has accomplished his three score years and ten with a record that will bear the severest scrutiny without a flaw or blemish, kindly disposition, and firm in the right. It is good for a community when such characters abound in it, and the loss of even one of such would be sad if it were not for the light they leave behind in the minds of those who knew them, like a beacon that guides the weary mariner into a port of safety." Adding that "Mr Turnbull was a native of Haithwaitegate near this city and brother of the late Mr John Turnbull of White Close Gate."3,7,8 He was buried on 21 Mar 1891 Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, from Huriangi residence, 2pm.3,7

Migration

     James and Jane Turnbull immigrated from Liverpool, 25 Aug 1862 on the "Great Australia" arriving 16 Sep 1862 Melbourne,VIC,AUS the Passenger List showing: TURNBULL: James 41, farmer; Jane 40 wife; Robt 9, Ellen 7, Stephen 5, James 3, all English. On same schedule, appearing to travel with the family: Ellen WILLEY 18;
Master: Baker, 25 Apr 1862, declared he had sufficient provisions on board for the 515 statute adults and a voyage of 140 days before they left Liverpool.9
     James and Jane Turnbull emigrated 10 Aug 1866 on the "Tararua" from Melbourne, VIC, AUS to New Zealand - assumed to be to Wellington. TURNBULL: Mr James 45, marr; Mrs James 40; Robert 11, Ellen 10, Stephen 9 in the index of they voyage.
Progress of the voyage can be traced via newspaper shipping reports of the time:
18 Aug 1866 the Wellington Independent reported the expected arrival of the 'Tararua' "from Melbourne via the South" on the 23rd, expected departures 'Tararua' for Melbourne via Nelson and Hokitika, 23rd
21 Aug 1866 the Christchurch Press expected the 'Tararua' from Melbourne via the Bluff and Dunedin on or about Wed, expected departure on Thurs
24 Aug 1866 the Press reported that the 'Tararua' had sailed from Lyttelton for Wellington "steerage :1 and 120 original"
26 Aug 1866 the Wellington Independent provided a passenger list (not steerage), and a summary of the voyage of the P.N.Z. & A.R.M. Co.'s Steamship Tararua: departed Hobson Bay 4pm 10th, arr. Bluff 8am 16th, leaving 2pm. arr. Port Chalmers at daylight 17th (Fri), leaving 4:30 on the 21st (Tue); arr. Lyttelton 8:30am 22nd, leaving 6:15pm Thurs (23rd); arr. Wellington Harbour 11am 'yesterday' (24th).
James' dth cert. implies he arrived in NZ abt 1862, perhaps someone interpreted the question as when did he leave England.
Ellen's dth cert implies she arrived in NZ in 1864, a good compromise between the 1862 arrival in Australia and 1866 arrival in NZ.
It is assumed they disembarked at Wellington, although Nelson might also be a possibility. Bluff, Otago, Lyttelton and Hokitika seem unlikely.10,11,12,13,14,1,3,15

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     James Turnbull appeared on the census of 7 Jun 1841 Glendinning Rigg Gate, Par. of Kirkandrews upon Esk, CUL, ENG, in the household of Robert Turnbull and Ellenor Turnbull.16,17 James Turnbull appeared on the census of 30 Mar 1851 Rigg Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, in the household of Robert Turnbull as son of Robert.18 Fr 1852 - 1858 James was shown on the baptismal records of several of his children as living Cottage, Haithwaite Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, occupation given as a joiner (may or may not be the same place as Rigg Moor Gate.)19
     In Mar 1853 James and Jane were living Haithwaite Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG.20
     In May 1854 James Turnbull was living Riggmoor Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG.21
     The census of 7 Apr 1861 showed James with his wife Jane, their sons Robert, Stephen and James, their dtr Ellen Rigg Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, household enumerated as TURNBULL: James head mar 38 joiner b Kirkandrews on Esk, CUL; wife Jane 38 joiner's wife b Longtown; Children (all b Kirkandrews on Esk): Robert 8; Ellen 6 (both scholars); Stephen 5; James 2; Boarders: Henry Percy, 36; William Bain 36; Thomas Finlay 19 all mineral borers b SCT; plus two labouers and a carter (all b SCT.)22
     In a newspaper report of son Robert's fall from a horse James Turnbull was described as a carpenter Tikorangi, TNK, NZ, in Jul 1873.23 Fr 1875 - 1890 James Turnbull was living Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, NZ, the electoral rolls of Grey & Bell Block showing two TURNBULLs with Huirangi connectons, from 1875/6, both with freehold qualification:
James, resid. Huirangi, property at Huirangi 63
William, resid. Manutahi, property at Huirangi 90
ditto in 1880/1 rolls.
By 1885/6 James (farmer) is joined by son Robert with a residential qualifcation.
By 1890 James and William still showing freehold qualifications at the same properties along with Robert, residential, farmer, joined by another James, farmer, residential, resid. Mangorei, and William residential, resid. Junction Rd, farmer.
By 1893 Robert is joined by wife Ellen and brother Stephen. Although James died in 1891 his freehold qualification still shows. William is still in Manutahi.
By 1896 both James and William have vanished.
Does anyone know who this William is?24,25,26,27,28

Wills/bequests

     His estate was probated on 28 Apr 1891 New Plymouth, TNK, NZ; Admin for estate, (sons) Robert and Stephen signed administration bond for £300.29

All the other info

     James Turnbull was the informant for the death of his father Robert Turnbull on 7 May 1854 Riggmoor Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG.21
     James Turnbull was the informant for the death of his child James Turnbull on 3 Jun 1863 Cummings Lane, Geelong, VIC, AUS.30,22
     On 22 Jul 1891 James Turnbull was recorded as having property Sections 56, 63, 79, Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, NZ, The land transfer index shows Letters of Admin filed for James' Huirangi land on the 22nd Jul.
Immediately following the letters of admin being filed, two sections were transferred to sons Robert (#56) and Stephen (#63)
The final parcel (#79) was transferred to H ANDREWS on 2nd Sep (Hugh?)31,32 On 23 Jul 1891 James Turnbull's property at Sections 63, Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, NZ, was conveyed to Stephen Turnbull; Entry 19932: Con(veyance) Sect 63 to S Turnbull, Recorded R22 on 23rd indexed as 27 fo 37.31 On 23 Jul 1891 James Turnbull's property at Section 56, Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, NZ, was conveyed to Robert Turnbull; Entry 19933: Con. Sect 56 to R Turnbull Recorded R22 on 23rd indexed as 27 fo 14.31 On 2 Sep 1891 James Turnbull's property at Section 79, Huirangi, nr Waitara, TNK, NZ, was conveyed to H Andrews; Following the letters of admin presented 22 Jul, the final parcel of James' land was transferred to H Andrews
"Entry 19997 to H Andrews, recorded R21 411, indexed as 27 fo 59."32

External links

     Click here to see James's page on WikiTree, a (free) collaborative on-line tree.33

Family

Jane Graham (cir. Jan 1819 - Oct 1907)
Children
ChartsMy pedigree chart
Ancestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Maternal ancestors of Lorna
Maternal timeline
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TURNBULL

Ellen TURNBULL's ancestors

Last Edited10 Apr 2016

Citations

  1. Ellen TURNBULL (10), DC ANDREWS, Ellen nee TURNBULL 1926, Dth 1926 Ellen ANDREWS nee TURNBULL, inspection p/copy held, rcvd Apr 1993.
  2. Baptisms: Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, Bap. 1820 James TURNBULL, p/copy taken Aug 1994 (1813 to 1835), PR177/18.
  3. James TURNBULL (17), DC Turnbull, James, 1891, Inspection p/copy held by L McIntosh, rcvd from Marie C, Edgecombe, Aug 1993.
  4. Certificate, James TURNBULL (17) and Jane GRAHAM (16) marriage of 02 Jun 1852 PR 177/3 Nichol Forest marriages Scanned Mar 2006.
  5. Taranaki Herald clippings or NP Index, 4 Oct 1907 Dth notice Jane TURNBULL p/copy taken Nov 1993 held L McIntosh.
  6. Jane TURNBULL (16), DC Turnbull, Jane, 1907, Waitara, original inspection cert held by Marie C, Edgecombe, p/copy rcvd Aug 1993.
  7. Taranaki Herald clippings or NP Index, 19 Mar 1891 Dth and funeral notices James TURNBULL p/copy taken Nov 1993 held L McIntosh.
  8. Bridget C, "EM CUL Families: Bridget C," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, Obit. 12 Jun 1891 James TURNBULL, native of Haithwaitegate, brother of the late Mr John TURNBULL of White Close Gate", published in the Carlisle Patriot, transcr. rcvd Nov 2009.
  9. VIC (AUS): Assisted & Unassisted Passenger Lists, 1839-1923 by AUS PRO Victoria online at ancestry.com, "Great Australia" dep. 15 Apr (Liverpool) arr. 16 Sep (Melbourne) 1862 James, Jane, Robert, Ellen, Stephen, James TURNBULL, extracted Mar 2016.
  10. Assorted indexes, NZ Soc. Gen. Index, "Tararua" 10 Aug 1866 Mr & Mrs James TURNBULL, Robert, Ellen, Stephen, dep. Melbourne, travelling steerage, extracted Mar 2016.
  11. Papers Past (NZ National Library) online at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, Expected shipping arrivals and departures, Wellington Independent, Volume XXI, Issue 2403, 18 August 1866, Page 4, extracted Mar 2016.
  12. Papers Past (NZ National Library) online at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, Expected shipping arrivals and departures, Press, Volume X, Issue 1182, 21 August 1866, Page 2, extracted Mar 2016.
  13. Papers Past (NZ National Library) online at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, Expected shipping arrivals and departures, Press, Volume X, Issue 1185, 24 August 1866, Page 2, extracted Mar 2016.
  14. Papers Past (NZ National Library) online at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, "Tararua" 25 Aug 1866, voyage report, from Wellington Independent, Volume XXI, Issue 2406, 25 August 1866, Page 4, extracted Mar 2016.
  15. Papers Past (NZ National Library) online at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/, Passenger List "Tararua", Wellington Independent, Volume XXI, Issue 2406, 26 August 1866, Page 4, extracted Mar 2016.
  16. 1841 Census transcriptions, Kirkandrews upon Esk, CUL, ENG, Dist 9, extracted Aug 1994.
  17. 1841 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Civil Parish: Kirkandrews Upon Esk; Sub Dist High Longtown, Dist Longtown, CUL, HO107; Piece: 169; Book: 10; ED: 9; Folio: 7; Page: 10; hsehold of Robert & Ellenor TURNBULL, rechecked from image, Oct 2013.
  18. 1851 Census, Kirkandrews upon Esk, CUL, ENG, RG07/2428 P112 Schedule #21, p/copy taken Aug 1994.
  19. Bishops Transcripts Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, Baptisms of children of Jane GRAHAM and James TURNBULL: p/copy taken Aug 1994 held by L McIntosh, Carlisle Record Office.
  20. Various, BDM Certified copy, Birth 1853 Robert TURNBULL, reg Longtown Jun qtr 10b/331, copy rcvd Nov 2005.
  21. Various, BDM Certified copy, Dth 1854 Robert TURNBULL, copy rcvd Oct 2002.
  22. 1861 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Nichol Forest, CUL Dist 8 RG9/3910 Folio 90 Page 15 Schedule #49 (1st of two numbered 49), hsehold of James & Jane TURNBULL, copy d/loaded May 2005.
  23. Various Taranaki Families, Extracts from newspapers Taranaki Museum, 30 Jul 1873 Newspaper report of Robert TURNBULL's fall from horse, extracted c 1990.
  24. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1875/6 James TURNBULL, Huirangi 63, Grey & Bell Block, TNK, extracted Mar 2016,.
  25. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1880/1 James TURNBULL, Huirangi 63, Grey & Bell Block, TNK, extracted Mar 2016,.
  26. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1885/6 James TURNBULL, Huirangi 63, Taranaki, TNK, extracted Mar 2016,.
  27. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1890 James TURNBULL, Huirangi 63, New Plymouth, TNK, extracted Mar 2016,.
  28. 1853+ Electoral Roll, New Zealand, 1893 William TURNBULL, Huirangi 90, New Plymouth, TNK, extracted Mar 2016,.
  29. NZ Archives: Probate Files , Administration bond on estate of James TURNBULL, late of Huirangi, farmer, dec'd, to Robert & Stephen TURNBULL, farmers of Huirangi, P304, New Plymouth Court, filed 28 Apr, signed 13 Apr 1891, images 187/8, copy d/loaded Apr 2016.
  30. BDM: VIC, AUS, Dth 3 Jun 1863 James s/o James TURNBULL & Jane GRAHAM, Cummings Lane, Geelong, VIC, copy d/loaded Mar 2016.
  31. Primary Entry Books Agency: BAPP; Series: 23515, National Archives, Wgtn NZ, 22 Jul 1891 James TURNBULL, Huirangi Dist, # 56, 63, 79, letters Admin, transfers Nos 19931-3, from Vol 5 Image 255 MetaData: R22848238 R22848238-00258.tif 515 516 19971 19986, copy d/loaded Apr 2016.
  32. Primary Entry Books Agency: BAPP; Series: 23515, National Archives, Wgtn NZ, 2 Sep 1891 James TURNBULL, Huirangi Dist, # 79, Conveyance No. 19997 to H ANDREWS, from Vol 5 Image 259 MetaData: R22848238 R22848238-00262.tif 523 524 20041 20058, copy d/loaded Apr 2016.
  33. WikiTree online at http://WikiTree.com/, Oct 2011.
  34. Bishops Transcripts Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, Baptisms of children of Jane GRAHAM and James TURNBULL: Bap. 1852 Robert TURNBULL: p/copy taken Aug 1994 held by L McIntosh, Carlisle Record Office.
  35. Bishops Transcripts Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, Baptisms of children of Jane GRAHAM and James TURNBULL: Bap. 1854 Elen TURNBULL, p/copy taken Sep 1994 held by L McIntosh, Carlisle Record Office.
  36. Bishops Transcripts Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, Baptisms of children of Jane GRAHAM and James TURNBULL: Bap. 1856 Stephen TURNBULL: p/copy taken Aug 1994 held by L McIntosh, Carlisle Record Office.
  37. Bishops Transcripts Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, Baptisms of children of Jane GRAHAM and James TURNBULL: Bap. 1858 James TURNBULL: p/copy taken Aug 1994 held by L McIntosh, Carlisle Record Office.

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