Walter Maes Turnbull1
(6 March 1856 - 12 June 1918)
|Father||Rev Robert Turnbull2,3 (cir. Mar 1812 - Feb 1877)|
|Mother||Louisa Philipine Maes2 (cir. 1813 - Mar 1897)|
|Relationship||1st cousin 3 times removed of Lorna Henderson|
BMDB dataWalter Maes Turnbull was born on 6 Mar 1856 Whitchurch, SAL, ENG.4,2,5,6
Walter Maes Turnbull married Rosetta Court, daughter of Thomas Court and Elizabeth Chester, bet. Jun 1885 - Sep 1885 at the Par. Ch, Fairfield, Dist of West Derby, LAN, ENG, cert. shows Walter Maes as 29 railway clerk resid. 15 Flaxman St, s/o Robert TURNBULL Clerk in Holy Orders; Rosetta as 29 resid. 21 Rufford Rd, d/o Thomas COURT Secretary; Both signed; Wit: R TURNBULL; Mabel M TURNBULL.7,8,9
Walter Maes Turnbull died on 12 Jun 1918 Kenton Hse, Kenton, Dist of Hendon, MDX, ENG, at age 62.10,11,12
Census/Where lived/OccupationsThe census of 7 Apr 1861 showed Robert and Walter and their sisters Louisa, Ellen, Sarah and Edith 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.3
Walter Maes Turnbull appeared on the census of 1871 38 Bargate St, Whitchurch, SAL, ENG, enumerated as Walter M Turnbull, lodger, 15, scholar b Whitchurch, SAL, with Emma Edwards. 73, dressmaker b Malpass?, CHS and her unm sister Hannah Bate 61 b Hanmer ?Flintshire?13
Fr Jan 1874 - Feb 1886 Walter M Turnbull was a "Clerk, Timetable" who worked in the Cheshire Superintendents Dept of the London and North Western Railway. The pay schedule shows that he was born 6th March 1856, started work Jan 1874, was earning £100 Apr 1880; £110 Jan 1884 and £120 Jan 1885. The transfer section of the form shows he transferred in Jan 1881 "From Mr Kitchins" and Feby 1886 was transferred to Mr ?K?ow?.14,4
The census of 1881 showed Walter and his sisters Mabel and Edith in the household of his mother Louisa Fairfield St, West Derby, LAN, ENG, enumerated as TURNBULL: Louisa R, head, annuitant, widow, 67 b Douay (BS), France; Children: Edith, daily governess 27; Walter railway clerk 25 both b Whitchurch, Shropshire; Mabel M daily governess 20 b Wybunbury, CHS; Servant Elizabeth LUICKAR 18 b West Kirby CHS.2
Walter and Rosetta Turnbull appeared on the census of 7 Apr 1891 Holly Bank, Frodsham, CHS, ENG, as TURNBULL: Walter M, head, 35 Railway clerk, b Whitchurch, Shrophsire; wife Rosetta 34 b Liverpool, LAN; Children (both b Frodsham): Eric M 3; Douglas M under 2 mths.7
The census of 1901 showed Walter with his wife Rosetta, their sons Douglas and Eric , a servant Ellen Bolton 73 Trinity Rd, Handsworth, STS, ENG, household enumerated as TURNBULL: Walter M, head, 45 Railway Superintendent, worker, b Whitchurch, Shrophsire; wife Rosetta 44 b Liverpool, LAN; Children (both b Frodsham): Eric M 13; Douglas 10. Visitor: Kate BARTON 20, single b Colton STS. Servant Ellen Bolton 54 b CAM (Walter and Ellen are siblings, Ellen now being a widow even though she is shown as single.)10
The census of 1911 showed Walter with his wife Rosetta Tuncliffe Hailford, Chester, CHS, ENG, household enumerated as TURNBULL: Walter Maes 53 Dist Supt LNW Rly b Whitchurch, Salop; wife Rosetta 52 b Liverpool; Married 25 completed years, 3 children born alive, two still living; Servant Hannah Palin LATHAM, 32 unm b Lancs.15
Wills/bequestsIn the will of Ellen Bolton dated 15 Feb 1897 Braeside, West Kirby, CHS, ENG, Walter Turnbull were left legacies her mother Louisa, £40 and her brother Walter £30.16,17,18 His estate was probated on 20 Jul 1918 London, MDX, ENG; indexed as: TURNBULL Walter Maes of Kenton Hse, Kenton, Middlesex, died 12 Jun, Probate London to Rosetta TURNBULL, widow. Effects £1144/3/- (by 1935 when Rosetta died, her probate is noted as effects £474/11/5, Resworn £710/17/11.)12,19
All the other infoWalter Maes Turnbull was possibly 5' 8½ tall, but as all entries above his in the LNWR staff schedule had a tick, with the previous entered height being that there would seem to be a rather rigorous height requirement and uniformity.4 He was a witness to the marriage of his son Douglas Maes Turnbull to Madeline Hilda Izon on 22 Jan 1914 at the Parish Ch, Hartford, Dist of Northwich, CHS, ENG.20,21
|Rosetta Court (cir. Jun 1856 - Feb 1935)|
|Last Edited||15 Jun 2014|
- Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, TURNBULL marriages (p241) images checked Jul 2005.
- 1881 Census transcripts, UK, via Family Search/LDS CDs, FHL Film 1341889 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3714 Folio 104 Page 59, extracted Feb 2005.
- 1861 Census, ENG, Wybunbury, CHS RG9/2617 Page 2 Schedule #10, hsehold of Robert & Louisa Philippine TURNBULL, p/copied Mar 2005.
- Walter M Turnbull (39978), LNWR staff record, Jan 1874 to Feb 1886 Cheshire & Chester Archives, Copy rcvd Jul 2005.
- Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Birth reg. 1856 Q2 Walter Maes TURNBULL, reg. Whitchurch, Shropshire (SAL), 6a/689, extracted Aug 2010.
- Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Birth 1856 Walter TURNBULL, from images of index to England births 1837-1983, searched Feb 2006.
- 1891 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Frodsham, Cheshire, Dist 4 RG12/2834 Folio 68 Page 15 Schedule 85, hsehold of Walter Maes & Rosetta TURNBULL, extracted Feb 2005.
- Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marr. 1885 Q3 Walter Maes TURNBULL & Rosetta COURT, W Derby 8b/638, checked Jul 2005.
- Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Marr. 2 Sep 1885 Walter Maes s/o Robert TURNBULL & Rosetta d/o Thomas COURT, St John the Divine Fairfield, from Liverpool, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921, extracted from image Jun 2014.
- 1901 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Handsworth, STS Dist 36 RG13/2713 Folio 60 Page 9 Schedule 54, hsehold of Walter & Rosetta TURNBULL, extracted Feb 2005.
- Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Dth 1918 Q2 Walter M TURNBULL, aged 62, reg. Hendon, MDX 3a/328, extracted May 2009.
- Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 12 Jun Probate 20 Jul 1918 Walter Maes TURNBULL, MDX, from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941, extracted Aug 2010.
- 1871 Census images, England & Wales, via Ancestry.com, Whitchurch Shropshire Dist 1 RG10/2796 Folio ? Page 4 Schedule #22, extracted Feb 2005.
- Cheshire County Council Web Site online at http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/recordoffice/, Railways Staff Register (http://www.cheshire.gov.uk/Recordoffice/Railways/Home.htm), searched Jul 2005.
- 1911 Census images, ENG, http://www.findmypast.co.uk/CensusPersonStartSearchServlet , http://ancestry.com, Tuncliffe Hailford, Chester, Dist of Northwich, Cheshire, hsehold of Walter Maes and Rosetta TURNBULL, copy d/loaded May 2009.
- Cheshire Records Office online at http://cheshire.gov.uk/, Will 1897 Ellen BOLTON nee TURNBULL, probated 1918, copy rcvd Feb 2006, MF91/65, WR59 P723.
- Cheshire Records Office online at http://cheshire.gov.uk/, Wills db 1918 Ellen BOLTON, index searched Feb 2006, MF91/65, WR59 P723.
- "Lorna's Family History Musings", Feb 2006.
- Ancestry.com online at http://search.ancestry.com, Dth 19 Feb Probate 10 Apr 1935 Rosetta TURNBULL, London, MDX, from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1861-1941, extracted Aug 2010.
- Various, BDM Certified copy, Marr. 22 Jan 1914 Douglas Maes TURNBULL & Madoline Hilda IZON, Hartford Par. Ch, Dist of Northwich, Cty of Chester, copy rcvd Jun 2009.
- Www FreeBMD ENG online at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marr. 1914 Q1 Douglas M TURNBULL and Madoline H IZON, reg. Northwich, 8a/414, extracted Jun 2009.
- FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 19 Apr 1888 Eric Maes s/o Walter Maes & Rosetta TURNBULL, Frodsham, CHS, from Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538 - 2000, film 2104548, dig. folder 4001115 image 461, extracted Aug 2010.
- FamilySearch Labs Record Search (LDS) online at http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/, Bap. 18 Apr 1891 Douglas Maes s/o Walter & Rosetta TURNBULL, Frodsham, CHS, from Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538 - 2000, film 2104548, dig. folder 4001115 image 484, extracted Aug 2010.
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