Helen Turnbull

(6 November 1789 - )
FatherWalter Turnbull1 (cir. Jun 1745 - aft. 1791)
MotherElizabeth Dickson1 (cir. 1750 - )
Relationship4th great-aunt of Lorna Henderson

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     Helen Turnbull was born on 6 Nov 1789 Dykehead, Par. of Kirkandrews on Esk, CUL, ENG, IGI submission has Helen Turnbull to Walter Turnbull and Elizabeth Dixon with the place rather confusingly as Dykehead, Kirkandrews, Dumfries, Scotland, which I guess could cover all bases.2,3 She was christened on 22 Nov 1789 Canonbie, DFS, SCT; an extracted record, it shows Helen as the dtr of Walter Turnbul and Elizabeth Dixon, (which fits with the patron submission for her birth and at least one of the places listed!)1


     Her surname was recorded as Turnbul.1 As of 1811, Helen Turnbull was also known as Elenor.4

All the other info

     Helen Turnbull witnessed the marriage of Robert Turnbull and Eleanor Scott on 28 Mar 1811 Stapleton, CUL, ENG.4
     Helen Turnbull is a potential duplicate of Eleanor Turnbull; ; one the dtr of Walter Turnbull and Elizabeth Dickson, the other the wife of Robert Kirkup. Certainly Eleanor/Helen is of an age to be the wife of Robert, and their children do have all the names of the usual suspects: Walter, Robert, Eleanor, John.5,3
ChartsAncestors (& their siblings) of Alice HENDERSON nee ANDREWS
Last Edited14 Aug 2017


  1. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Walter TURNBULL/Eliz DICKSON children: batch C118142 1693-1820 1067956, 0102309 Film 6901641 searched Aug 2002.
  2. Online search: assorted surnames, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Walter TURNBULL/Eliz DICKSON children:Film Number: 447775 Ref number 43458 (?endowments for the dead?) also film 455041- searched Aug 2002.
  3. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Jan 2007.
  4. Bishop's Transcripts, Stapleton, CUL, ENG, Mar. 1811 Robert TURNBULL/Eleanor SCOTT, p/copy held, taken Aug 1994.
  5. John HALL, "EM TURNBULL/KIRKUP ex John H," e-mail to L Henderson (1), Rcvd May 2006.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.