James Turnbull1

(circa December 1858 - 3 June 1863)
FatherJames Turnbull1 (Jun 1820 - Mar 1891)
MotherJane Graham1 (cir. Jan 1819 - Oct 1907)
Relationship2nd great-uncle of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     James Turnbull was born cir. Dec 1858 Cottage, Haithwaite Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG.1,2 He was christened on 24 Dec 1858 Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG; Entry #223 Nichol Forest 1858: Dec 24th James, son of James & Jane TURNBULL of Haithwaite gate Cottage. James shown as "Quality, Trade or Profession" - joiner.1
     James Turnbull died on 3 Jun 1863 Cummings Lane, Geelong, VIC, AUS; previously assumed to have died before family emigrated c 1862, but none of the Cumberland deaths seemed to be him. Which was explained by this death cert. in Geelong, which shows James as 4½ yrs, son of James TURNBULL, carpenter, and Jane TURNBULL/GRAHAM. died of low fever, 2 weeks. Born Cumberland, England, had been in Victoria about 8 months. Buried 4 June Presb. Cem. Geelong, certified by Jas Turnbull.3,4


     Robert, Ellen, Stephen and James immigrated 16 Sep 1862 on the "Great Australia" to Melbourne, VIC, AUS with James and Jane Turnbull from Liverpool, 25 Aug 1862.5

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     The census of 7 Apr 1861 showed Robert, Stephen and James and their sister Ellen in the household of their parents James and Jane Turnbull Rigg Gate, Nichol Forest, CUL, ENG, 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.)4
Last Edited3 Apr 2016


  1. 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.
  2. Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Birth 1858 James TURNBULL, reg. Longtown, CUL 10b/331, extracted Nov 2009.
  3. BDM: VIC, AUS, Dth 3 Jun 1863 James s/o James TURNBULL & Jane GRAHAM, Cummings Lane, Geelong, VIC, copy d/loaded Mar 2016.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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