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Robert Turner, Jr

Birthdate: (40)
Birthplace: St Lawrence, South Walsham, Norfolk, England
Death: September 1651 (40)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Turner, Sr and Susan Turner, Sr
Husband of Elizabeth Gardner
Father of Robert Turner; John Turner; Capt John Turner, Sr; Habakkuk Turner, Capt.; Elizabeth Gedney and 2 others
Brother of Peter Turner

Occupation: Shoemaker of Boston
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About Robert Turner, Jr

Came to Boston in ship "Blassing" 1635 at age of 24 accompanied by his brother Peter Turner. He was a shoemaker. Lieut. in A&H Artil. Co. of Mass. He owned a ketch named "Blessing". Owned much real estate and when he died he left a very large estate. He had a son-in-law named John Fayerweather. May be related to John Turner of London who defended Hugh Peters in his trial for treason.


  • "TURNER, ...(4938[2][1]) ROBERT, Boston shoemaker, came prob. in the Blessing from London, 1635, aged 24, was rec. into our ch. 17 Feb. 1644, and next day had bapt. his s. John, b. 28 Apr. preced. by w. (4938[2]) Elizabeth wh. join. 7 Mar. 1646. In three mos. from bapt. that ch. d. and John, again, b. 8 was bapt. 15 Sept. 1644; (4938[2][1]1) Habacuck, 18 Apr. 1647; and Elizabeth; and d. Sept. 1651. With sev. others in 1648, he appl. to our Gen. Ct. for incorp. as a guild of shoemakers. His will of 14 Aug. preced. his d. gives half of est. to his w. provid. for the three ch. and ano. if it come. The sum of prop. was decent; wid. was extrix. and her posthum. s. Robert was b. 17 May foll. but d. at 3 mos."

-- James Savage, op. cit.


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Robert Turner, Jr's Timeline

St Lawrence, South Walsham, Norfolk, England
Age 31
April 28, 1643
Age 32
19 Mar 1643/44
July 8, 1644
Age 33
Boston, Massachusetts
February 18, 1647
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
June 13, 1648
Age 37
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
June 20, 1649
Age 38
Boston, Massachusetts
September 1651
Age 40
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
May 17, 1652
Age 40
Boston, Massachusetts