Joshua Turner and Mary Inman

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Parents         Joshua Turner and Nanny Greenwood        Joseph Inman and Frances Foster
Joshua Turner (b Yorkshire 1805, m Mary Inman 1831 Kirkheaton Yorkshire)
Mary Inman  (b Alverthorpe Yorkshire 1808)
     Joseph William Turner (b St Peter Huddersfield Yorkshire 1832, m Elizabeth Dobson 1854 Silkstone YKS,  d 1909)  
     Louisa Turner (b St Peter Huddersfield 1834 , m John Beattie 1853 Almondsbury YKS,  d 1863Newcastle on Tyne
     Frances Turner (b Huddersfield 1837, m George Senior 1857 St Peter Huddersfield, d 1907 Huddersfield
     Joshua Turner (b Huddersfield 1839, m Elizabeth Stephenson 1862 Newcastle-on-Tyne, d 1921 Melbourne
        Mary Louisa Turner (b abt 1868 Newcastle-on-Tyne, m John  Thompson 1887 Newcastle-on-Tyne, d 1901 N Fitzroy Vic)
              Norman Thompson (b 1888 Newcastle-on-Tyne,  m Winifred Emma Farr 1918 Northcote Vic, d 1932 Thornbury Vic)
     Alfred Turner (b Huddersfield  abt 1841, m Emily Sophia Starie 1868 Sunbury On Thames, London, d 1918 London
     Luke Turner (b St Peter Huddersfield  1843, d 1879 Newcastle on Tyne
     Henry Turner (b St Peter Huddersfield  1849, d aft 1860) 

Joshua and Mary's Story

Joshua junior very considerately gave his mother's maiden name when he married Jane Batty in1903. This enables us to find his parent's wedding in Kirkheaton in 1831. (Kirkheaton is two Miles E of central Huddersfield). On census returns, Joshua senior is pretty consistent with his story - born about 1805 in Huddersfield. Mary comes from Alverthorpe, which appears to be a suburb of Wakefield, about twelve miles E of  Huddersfield. her year of birth varies between 1808 and 1810. Joshua worked as a Whitesmith*, as did two of their sons. Joshua and Mary moved to Newcastle-on-Tyne between the 1851 census and the 1861 census. The last we know of them, they are living in Newcastle-on-Tyne in their sixties in the 1871 census.
*A whitesmith is a person who works with white or light-colored metal (such as tin) and does finish work, such as filing and/or polishing, on iron to remove black oxides. Whitesmith can also refer to the person who polishes or finishes the metal rather than forging it. - Wikipedia

Joshua (b 1805) parents

LDS gives A Joshua Turner, b 1805 parents Joshua Turner and Nanny Greenwood. They seem to be confirmed by some information supplied by Ann Hunter
Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for HUDDERSFIELD in Baines's Directory and Gazetteer Directory of 1822.
Whitesmiths,   Turner J. (& gunsmith) Castlegate
Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for HUDDERSFIELD in Pigot's Directory of 1829.
Whitesmiths,  Turner Joshua, Castle gate
Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for HUDDERSFIELD in Pigot's Directory of 1834.
Whitesmiths, Turner Joshua, Castle gate
Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for HUDDERSFIELD in White's Directory of 1837.
Whitesmiths, Joshua, 89 Castlegate
This looks like an earlier Joshua Turner/Whitesmith, as it is hard to imagine Joshua (b dec 1805) in the 1922 trades directory, and suggests Joshua and Nanny are the correct parents

1841 Census

Huddersfield : Dock St  
Name                                   Age    Occupation               Where Born
Joshua TURNER                35         Whitesmith               Same County (b 1805)
Mary TURNER                  30                                         Same County (b 1810)
Joseph TURNER                     8                                         Same County (b 1832)
Louisa TURNER                      6                                         Same County (b 1834)
Frances TURNER  (F)             4                                         Same County (b 1836)
Joshua TURNER                   2                                         Same County (b 1838)
Alfred TURNER                         3 months                            Same County (b 1841)

1851 Census

132 Zetland St ,  Huddersfield  
Joshua TURNER                    45         Whitesmith             Huddersfield (b 1805)
Mary TURNER                      42                                      Alverthorpe, YKS (b 1808)
Joe William TURNER                18                                      Huddersfield (b 1832)
Louisa TURNER                        16                                     Huddersfield  (b 1834)  (spelt Louezer!)
Joshua TURNER                     12                                     Huddersfield (b 1838)
Alfred TURNER                         10                                     Huddersfield (b 1840)
Luke TURNER                             8                                     Huddersfield (b 1842)
Henry TURNER                           1                                     Huddersfield (b 1849)
Joseph FELIX                             39        Equ??????            France
Jeniver(?) FELIX                          30                                    France

1861 Census 

11 Myrtle Terr, Elswick, Newcastle on Tyne 
Mary TURNER          Head    Mar   52                             YKS (b 1808)
Joshua TURNER        Son                22     Whitesmith       Huddersfield, YKS (b 1839)
Luke TURNER             Son                17     Whitesmith       Huddersfield, YKS (b 1843)
Henry TURNER            Son                 4      Tailer               Huddersfield, YKS (b 1856)
Note Mary is not described as Widow, and her husband is back in the 71 census.
Yes, four year old Henry does seem to be described as "Tailer" in the census
Also living at 11 Myrtle Ter was Joshua(Jnr)'s brother Joe  and his family
11 Myrtle Ter, Elswick Newcastle-on-Tyne
Joe Turner (28) whitesmith, b Yorkshire Huddersfield (b 1832)
Elizabeth Turner (27), b Yorkshire Barnsley
James  Turner (5) b Yorkshire Barnsley
Mary L  Turner (3) b Yorkshire York

1871 Census

1 East  Terr,  Elswick, Newcastle on Tyne  
Joshua TURNER    Head  Mar      65      Whitesmith         Huddersfield, YKS (b 1805)
Mary TURNER      Wife   Mar      62                                Alverthorpe, YKS (b 1808)
Robert Henderson            Boarder

An email from Liz Wright has Alfred marrying Emily Sophia Starie in 1968 at Sunbury On Thames, London.
He is in the 1881 census in  Hastings St Mary Magdalen, Sussex, as curate of St Mary Magdalen


Thanks to Glenis Crocker for all the stuff in her research notes.

Research Notes

Glenis has a copy of a baptism record for Joe William Turner, son of Joshua and Mary 9 Sep 1833 Huddersfield

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