Sarah Turnbull1

(circa June 1849 - 9 July 1893)
FatherRev Robert Turnbull1,2 (cir. Mar 1812 - Feb 1877)
MotherLouisa Philipine Maes1 (cir. 1813 - Mar 1897)
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     Sarah Turnbull was born cir. Jun 1849 Keighley, WRY, ENG, indexed as Sarah TURNBULL, reg. Jun qtr 1849 Keighley 23/424.1,3,4 She was baptized on 22 Jun 1849 in the Par. of Keighley, WRY, ENG.4
     Sarah Turnbull died on 9 Jul 1893 reg. Dist of Marylebone, LND, ENG; assumed to be the 44 yr old reg. Marylebone Sep qtr 1893 1a/383 - borne out by her h/stone inscription. (The Marylebone registration is the only one for that quarter)
Dth notice (The Standard, London, Jul 10th): TURNBULL July 9. Sarah Turnbull, of Caldy, daughter of the late Rev. R. Turnbull, of Wybunbury, Cheshire. Funeral at Wybunbury, at 3.0p.m., Tuesday, July 11."5,6,7,8,9,10 She was buried on 11 Jul 1893 Old Cem., Wybunbury, Dist of Nantwich, CHS, ENG, Commemorated with her parent's headstone, the transcription showing "Kerbstones with extra stone submerged beneath soil, in good condition. Inscription around the stones." and reading: "In loving memory of/ Sarah TURNBULL/ died July 9th 1893."9,10

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     The census of 1851 showed Louisa, Sarah and Ellen in the household of their parents Robert and Louisa P Turnbull Whitchurch, SAL, ENG, enumerated as TURNBULL: Robert head, 39, Curate of Whitchurch (BA?) b Kirk Andrews, CUL; wife Louisa P, 38 b France; Dtrs: Louisa M A 5, Ellen 4 both b Cambridge; Sarah 1 b Keighly, Yorkshire; Servant Martha ?Kort? 18 b Whitchurch.11
     The census of 7 Apr 1861 showed Louisa, Ellen, Sarah and Edith and their brothers Robert and Walter in the household of their parents Robert and Louisa Philipine Turnbull in the Vicarage, Wybunbury, Dist of Nantwich, CHS, ENG, enumerated as TURNBULL: Robert, head, 49 Vicar Wybunbury b Kirk on Esk, Cumberland; wife Louisa Philippine 48 b Dou?? France; Children (all scholars): Louisa Mary Ann 15; Ellen 14, both b Cambridge; Sarah 11 b Keighley, Yorkshire; Robert 9; Edith 7; Walter 5 all b Whitchurch, Shropshire.2 Sarah Turnbull appeared on the census of 7 Apr 1871 at Wybunbury, Cheshire, in the household of Robert Turnbull and Louisa P Turnbull as daughter of Robert.1
     Sarah Turnbull appeared on the census of 1881 in the School House, Caldy, Par. of West Kirby, CHS, ENG, with Ellen Turnbull, enumerated as TURNBULL: Ellen, head, teacher, unm, 34, b Cambridge; Sister Sarah, school mistress unm 31 b Keighley, York. Servant Elisabeth Powell, 20 dom serv b Acre Fair Denbigh, WLS.12
     Sarah Turnbull appeared on the census of 1891 Caldy, Par. of West Kirby, CHS, ENG, enumerated as TURNBULL: Sarah, head single 41, school mistress b Keighley YKS. Servant Rebecca WREN mar, 33 housekeeper b Smethurch?, STS (sister Ellen, living with her in 1881 had marriedin 1883.)5
Last Edited27 May 2014


  1. 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via, Wybunbury, Cheshire RG10/3711 Dist 34 Folio ? Page 24 Schedule #119, hsehold of Robert and Louisa TURNBULL, extracted Jan 2005.
  2. 1861 Census, ENG, Wybunbury, CHS RG9/2617 Page 2 Schedule #10, hsehold of Robert & Louisa Philippine TURNBULL, p/copied Mar 2005.
  3. Www FreeBMD ENG online at, TURNBULL Births, extracted Feb 2005.
  4. online at, Bap. 22 Jun 1849 Sarah d/o Robert & Louisa Philippine TURNBULL, Par. of Keighley, WRY, from West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, extracted Aug 2011.
  5. 1891 Census images, England & Wales, via, Caldy, CHS Dist 4 RG12/2876 Folio ? Page 14 Schedule 74, hsehold of Sarah TURNBULL, extracted Feb 2005.
  6. Cheshire Records Office online at, Will 1897 Ellen BOLTON nee TURNBULL, probated 1918, copy rcvd Feb 2006.
  7. "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb 2006.
  8. Www FreeBMD ENG online at, Dth 1893 Q3 Sarah TURNBULL, aged 44, reg. Marylebone, LND 1a/383, extracted Aug 2011.
  9. Peter JONES, "Corres. re TURNBULLs of Wybunbury ex Peter J," e-mail to Lorna Henderson, H/stone Rev Robert TURNBULL, wife Louisa Phiipine & Dtr Sarah, Wybunbury, CHS, photo and transcript rcvd Mar 2012.
  10. Newspaper clippings, Dth 9th Bur. 11th Jul 1893 Sarah, of Caldy, d/o late Rev Robt TURNBULL, Wybunbury, CHS, from The Standard (London, England), Monday, July 10, 1893; pg. [1]; Issue 21533. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II, extracted Mar 2012.
  11. 1851 Census images, England & Wales, via, Whitchurch, Shropshire Dist 1h HO107/1995 Reg. Dist Wern Folio 588 Page 15 Schedule #58, hsehold of Robert & Louisa TURNBULL, copy d/loaded Oct 2005.
  12. 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 1341855 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3572 Folio 83 Page 17, extracted Feb 2005.

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