Simon's Family History
144. Thomas TURNOY, born early 1700's. Most likely burial - 24 Mar 1778 in Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire.
There are many family trees including Thomas in the LDS pedigrees and on the
internet. They seem
to have been built on an erroneous birth/baptism in the IGI,
that is - Thomas Turney, bapt 8 Jan 1714/5 at Husborne Crawley,
son of George. The Husborne Crawley Parish Register does not support
this IGI entry. In fact it is not really a birth/baptism at all,
but the burial of an unbaptized child.
The following entry is from the Husborne Crawley Parish Register Burials pages :-
There is no
baptism in the Register for Thomas 1714/5, only the above burial, with the
notation - 'unbaptized'. He obviously died soon after birth. The IGI entries (there are two) are both submissions by
LDS members, and are not as a result of LDS extractions of the
Husborne Crawley Register, which have been done for this period. How
these members turned a burial into a baptism is a mystery?
The burial of the mother Mary is also recorded on the 21 Jan, 13 days after the child Thomas' burial, almost certainly from the effects of the birth.
Click on the following links to see the relevant pages from the Husborne Crawley Parish Register :-
Baptisms 1714/15 Burials 1714/5
There is no further marriage for George, or a likely baptism for Thomas. However it is possible that George re-married. A George Turney of Husborne Crawley left a will in 1754 (see transcript). This George names a son Thomas, among a number of other children. None seem to be recorded on the IGI, which is pretty complete for Bedfordshire. Nor is there a marriage for this George to a wife Sarah as per the will. Possibilities are that George was a non-conformist in this period, or elsewhere in a location that is not on the IGI.
Hence there is a good chance that Thomas is the son of this George & Sarah. However at this stage it can only be speculation.
Thomas Turney was married to Sarah BOUGHTON on 14 Sep 1741 in Bedford St. Paul, Bedfordshire.
The entry in the Parish Register of Bedford St. Paul
notes that Thomas was a batchelor of Ridgemont and that Sarah was a
spinster from Ampthill. The marriage was by Licence. Unfortunately the
Bedforsdshire Marriage Licences between 1618 & 1747 are missing.
145. Sarah BOUGHTON was christened on 5 Nov 1721 in Maulden, Beds.
i. Sarah TURNEY was christened on 24 May 1747 in Eversholt.
ii. Thomas TURNEY was christened on 24 May 1747 in Eversholt.
iii. George TURNOY was christened on 27 Nov 1748 in Eversholt. He was buried on 30 Nov 1748 in Eversholt, Bedfordshire.
iv. Mary TURNEY was christened on 19 Apr 1750 in Ridgmont, Beds.
v. George TURNOY was christened on 20 May 1752 in Ridgmont, Beds.
vi. Kitty TURNEY was christened on 27 Sep 1754 in Ridgmont, Beds.
72 vii. John TURNEY was christened on 17 Mar 1758 in Ridgmont, Beds. He died on 3 Oct 1801 in Husborne Crawley, Beds.
viii. William TURNEY was christened on 14 Jan 1760 in Ridgmont, Beds.
ix. Joseph TURNEY was christened on 27 Dec 1762 in Ridgmont, Beds.
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