Family History


36. Randall TURNEY was christened on 29 Jun 1800 in Husborne Crawley, Beds1. He died on 19 Sep 1869 in the Westminster Workhouse2.

His occupations have been variously recorded as :-
Grocer (dau. Ann's baptims in June 1825)
Linen Draper (1828 & 31 Sun Insurance Policies, 1840 - Partnership dissolved, 1841 Census)
     [In 1840 Thomas Barker and Randall Turney advertised the dissolving of their partnership as linen drapers in Tavistock St, Covent Garden. York Herald 19 Sep 1840]
Collector of Debts (1851 Census)
Messenger (1861 Census & wife's Death Certificate 1862)
Messenger Western Dispensary (Death Certificate 1869)

Recorded addresses :-
Husborne Crawley, Bedfordshire (Baptism 1800)
Parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, London (Marriage Register Mar 1825)
Baldwin Gardens, Holborn (dau. Ann's baptism in June 1825)
31 Tavistock St, Covent Garden (1828 & 31 Linen Drapers)
Wilton St, Westminster St John (1841 Census)
38 Wilton St, Westminster St John (1851 & 1861 Census)
Workhouse, York St, Westminster. (Death certificate 1869)

Randall appears in two Sun Insurance policies :-
19 Nov 1828 :-
Thomas Baker and Randall Turney No 31 Tavistock Street Covent Garden 
Linen Drapers Woolen Drapers & Hosiers
On their stock and utensils fixtures included in their now dwelling house only situate as aforesaid brick Viz. Lace excepted Fourteen hundred pounds And Lace included One hundred pds.
[Guildhall Library - Ref :- MS 11936/521/1082603]
2 Nov 1831 :- Same as above except insured only for stock of 1,000. [Guildhall Library - Ref :- MS 11936/533/1130350]

Randall appears to have gone into a decline sometime between the 1841 & 1851 censuses. In the 1841 census he appears as a Linen Draper and he was also recorded in the Westminster Poll Book of the same year. By 1851 he was no longer a Draper, and by the time of his death he was in the Workhouse, the cause of death on his Death Certificate :-
"Habitual drunkeness Prostration after drinking chloric ether".
However being in the workhouse at death does not necessarily mean that he was destitute, as they also served as hospitals/infirmarys.

He was married to Elizabeth YOUNG on 8 Mar 1825 in St. Andrew, Holborn, London1.

37. Elizabeth YOUNG was born about 1796 in St. James, Westminster, London4. She died on 25 Nov 1862 in Westminster, Mdx3.

Recorded addresses :-
Broad St, St. James, Westminster (Birth place as recorded in the 1851 Census)
Parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, London (Marriage Register 1825)
Wilton St, Westminster St John (1841 Census)
38 Wilton St, Westminster St John (1851 & 1861 Census & Death Certificate 1862)

Children were:

child i. Ann Judith TURNEY was christened on 24 Jun 1825 in St. Andrew, Holborn, London.
child18 ii. Robert Edward TURNEY was born about 1828 in Westminster, Middlesex. He died on 15 November 1900 in St. Anne, Soho, London.
child iii. William TURNEY was born about 1831 in Westminster, Middlesex.
child iv. John Randall TURNEY was born about 1834 in Westminster, London. He died on 23 May 1905 in 77 Albert Road, Morley, Yorkshire.

Sources :-
1. Parish Register - Locations as stated in text above.
2. Randall's Death Certificate - 1869, Sep Q, Westminster St. Margaret, 1a-276.
3. Elizabeth's Death Certificate - 1862, Sep Q, Westminster, 1a-223.
4. Census returns :-
     1841 - HO107/737/2/f.4/p.2
     1851 - HO107/1479/f.64/p.15
     1861 - RG9/47/f.68/p.39

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