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Captain Benjamin Turney

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Surcott, Linslade, Buckinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: June 6, 1648 (42)
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Turney and Judith Turney
Husband of Mary Middlebrook
Father of Mary Seeley (Turney); Capt. Robert Turney; Judith Turney Wheeler; Anne Sherwood; Rebecca Sherwood and 3 others
Brother of Robert Turney; Judith Turney; Thomas Turney; Barnard Turney; Edward Turney and 3 others
Half brother of Nehemiah Olmstead

Occupation: Capt.
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About Captain Benjamin Turney

Tag 14: 224 Odell Eng Anc.

Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 5


BENJAMIN TURNEY, of Fairfield, Connecticut; d. 1648; came from Odell, Bedfordshire, Englan d, to Concord, Massachusetts, about 1636; there he was made Freeman June, 1641, and later joined the Rev. John Jones' Company and came with him to

Fairfield, Connecticut, 1644; m. in England, Mary BATEMAN, dau. of William BATEMAN; she s urvived him and m. (second) Joseph MIDDLEBROOK. BENJAMIN TURNEY'S will was the first to be probated in Fairfield and bears date of 1648.

Genealogical Diction ary of New England Settlers

Turney, Benjamin, Concord, had Rebecca, b. 16 Feb. 1640; Sarah, 11 Dec. 1641; and Ruth, 28 Jan. 1644; was freem. 2 June 1641; rem . to Fairfield, there had Benjamin, and d. 1648. His inv. is of 6 June in that yr. and ch. were Mary, 17 yrs. old;

Roert, 15; Judith, 13; Ann, 11; all prob. b. in Eng.; Rebecca, 8; Sarah, 6; Ruth, 4; and Benjamin, 3. His wid. Mary, perh aps mo. of all the ch. m. Joseph Middlebrook, wh. had also, rem. from Concord t o F. Mary the d. m. in 1649, Nathaniel

Seely; Rebecca m. Sephen Sherwood of Gr eenwich; and the other ds. were m. BENJAMIN, Fairfield, s. of the preced. d. 16 94, prob. for his inv. was present. in Nov. of that yr. leav. wid. Rebecca, and ch. Benjamin, 22; Robert, 20; Rebecca, 18;

Thomas, and Sarah, 15; Jemima, 8; and Jonathan, 4.

Benjamin Turney married Mary Odell.

Benjamin Turney was born in England in—say—1605, and died in Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1648. Mary Odell was born in Salford, Bedford, England, on Sunday, November 10, 1605, and died in probably Fairfield, Connecticut, in 1648. They had eight children:

i. Mary Turney was born in Concord, Massachusetts, about 1631, and died before 1674. She married Nathaniel Seeley in about October, 1649.

ii. Robert Turney was born in Concord about 1633, and died in Fairfield about January, 1690. He married Elizabeth Holly, daughter of John Holly. [More information available in Jacobus.]

iii. Judith Turney was born in Concord about 1635, and died about 1672. She married John Wheeler.

iv. Ann Turney [#1305]: She was born in Hollingdon Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, England, on January 8, 1636.

v. Rebecca Turney was born in Concord on February 16, 1639/40. She married Stephen Sherwood, son of Thomas and Mary (_____) Sherwood and half brother to her sister Ann's husband. She was bequeathed the best hat of Ann, wife of Thomas Wheeler in her will.

vi. Sarah Turney was born in Concord on December 11, 1641. She was married to Matthew Sherwood by 1670, son of Thomas and Mary (_____) Sherwood and half brother to her sister Ann's husband.

vii. Ruth Turney was born in Concord on January 28, 1643/4. She was married to Richard Bouton by 1670.

viii. Benjamin Turney was born in Concord about 1645, and died in Fairfield in 1694. He married Rebecca Keeler, daughter of Ralph Keeler on November 16, 1671. Her second marriage was to Joseph Middlebrook.

Benjamin Turney had settled in Concord, Massachusetts, by 1639, and was made freeman in June, 1641.

He moved (it can be supposed) in September, 1644, with Rev. Mr. Jones, the Wheelers, and others to Fairfield, Connecticut.

His estate was inventoried on June 6, 1648, and presented by Mary Turney on November 10, 1648.

The ages of his children were given in his will as: Mary 17, Robert 15, Judith 13, Ann 11, Rebecca 8, Sarah 6, Ruth 4, and Benjamin 3. Receipts were given to Joseph Middlebrook in 1661 by Nathaniel Seeley in behalf of his wife and for use of sister Sarah; John Wheeler in behalf of his wife and for the us of sister Ruth and brother Benjamin Turney and sister Rebecca; and Stephen Sherwood who married the said Rebecca acknowledged receipt of her portion; also Thomas Sherwood receipted to Middlebrook for his wife's portion. John Wheeler by 1673 purchased from Stephen and Matthew Sherwood all their interest in right of their wives, the daughters of Benjamin Turney, deceased.

The International Genealogical Index has additional ancestral lines of Benjamin Turney.

Sources: Jacobus, Donald Lines, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (reprinted with corrections), Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991 (1930); vol. 1, p.618. The International Genealogical Index

Source: family history site of : Walter Gilbert: 3941 Perry Hall Road; Perry Hall, Maryland, USA; 21128-9751; 410-256-7560

More about Benjamin Turney Born: ABT 1599 at: Surcott, Linslade, Buckinghamshire, England Married: 12 Jul 1630 at: Salford, Bedford, England. Died: 6 Jun 1648 at: Fairfield, Fairfield, Ct. Father: Thomas Turney: Mother: Judith Harris

Source : from Terry Morgan's amazing website,

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Captain Benjamin Turney's Timeline

November 10, 1605
Surcott, Linslade, Buckinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
November 10, 1605
Linslade, Buckingham, Eng
November 10, 1605
Linslade, Buckingham, Eng
September 18, 1631
Age 25
Hollingdon, Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
June 13, 1633
Age 27
Odell, Bedfordshire, England
Age 29
Age 30
Hollingdon, Soulbury, Buckinghamshire, England
February 16, 1639
Age 33
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 11, 1641
Age 36
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony