Alexander Kingcome TURNER1

(1901 - 1993)
Alexander was born in Auckland on 18 November 1901, the son of Joseph Hurst Turner (d. 1913) and Gertrude Kingcome Reid (1870-1952).1,2,3

His distinguished legal career is summarised in the following extract from the NZ Dictionary of Biographies: -
"He was the son of Joseph Hurst Turner, a teacher, and his wife, Gertrude Kingcome Reid, the daughter of a leading Methodist minister. He attended Mount Eden School and Auckland Grammar School. When he was 11 his father died, leaving Alexander's mother and her four sons in a state of poverty.

In 1917 Turner won a university entrance scholarship and enrolled the following year at Auckland University College. He graduated BA (1921), MA with first-class honours in economics (1922), and LLB (1923). Meanwhile, he had become a legal clerk in an Auckland law firm, and there spent six years learning to behave 'as a lawyer and a gentleman', in the course of which, in 1923, he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor. On leaving in 1926 Turner practised for 10 years on his own, and then as a partner in what became Turner, Kensington and Haynes.

Turner's working commitments left him little time for social and other pursuits, but he enjoyed golf and music and achieved success as Auckland table tennis champion in 1926 and Auckland mixed doubles tennis champion in 1931.

While practising at the Auckland Bar, Turner was active in academic circles. He was president of the Auckland University College Students' Association (1928), president of the Auckland district Court of Convocation of the University of New Zealand (1933), and a member of the Auckland University College Council (1935--51). He represented the college as a governor of Massey Agricultural College from 1944 to 1953 and his interest in agricultural research led to a Carnegie Corporation travel grant in the United States in 1949.

In 1952 Turner was made Queen's counsel and on 29 June 1953 he was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. After serving on provincial courts he became senior Auckland judge. On 30 August 1962 he was elevated to the Court of Appeal, and the Turners moved to Wellington. From 1 February 1972 until his retirement 17 months later he was president of the court.

His statements were quoted with approval by the Privy Council, and a number of his judgements, notably The Queen v. Convery and Naniseni v. The Queen , were to be highly influential in New Zealand law. He was made a Knight Bachelor in 1963, a privy councillor in 1968 and KBE in 1973, and he was awarded an honorary LLD by the University of Auckland in 1963.

In December 1973 he was made editor in chief of the New Zealand Commentary on Halsbury's Laws of England , and he held this post for the next 19 years. He also served as a director of Butterworths and organised the writing of numerous New Zealand legal texts."4,5


He married Dorothea Frances MULGAN, daughter of Alan Edward MULGAN and Marguerita Blomfield PICKMERE, in New Zealand on 21 March 1934.6,1,7

He died on 7 July 1993 in Auckland, Auckland, at age 91.8

Family

Dorothea Frances MULGAN (1910 - 1997)
Child
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1902/630, and Death Reg. No. 1993/41502 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S673] Email - R N Turner, email to D Ferguson, 19 June 2010 onwards.
  4. [S291] Book - Dr Claudia Orange General Editor Dictionary of NZ Biography, Vol 4, 1998, updated 4 April 2003.
  5. [S598] NZ Dictionary of Biographies, at http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/
  6. [S275] Book - Alister Taylor, New Zealand Who's Who.
  7. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 1078.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1993/41502.

Frances Mary Cecilia TURNER1

(1944 - 2009)
Father*Alexander Kingcome TURNER2 b. 1901, d. 1993
Mother*Dorothea Frances MULGAN2 b. 1910, d. 1997
Frances Mary Cecilia TURNER was born on 27 July 1944 in Auckland, Auckland.1

She died on 17 July 2009 in Auckland, Auckland, at age 64.1
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S673] Email - R N Turner, email to D Ferguson, 19 June 2010 onwards.
  2. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.

Gwendolen Isobel TURNER1,2

(1889 - 1966)
Gwendolen Isobel TURNER was born in Ipswich, Suffolk, on 5 November 1889.1,2

She married Thomas Henry FORSAITH, son of Thomas Edward FORSAITH and Helen Lucy SHEPARD, in Tompkins, Saskatchewan, on 2 January 1917.1,3

She died on 9 February 1966 in Alberta at age 76.1,4 She was buried at the Hillside Cemetery in Medicine Hat.4

Family

Thomas Henry FORSAITH (1882 - 1966)
Child
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Ipswich, Vol 4a, p847, 1Q1890, mother's maiden name SHOTBOLT.
  3. [S6] Newspaper - Times of London, edition of 6 Feb 1917, p.1, col A.
  4. [S882] Hillside Cemetery database, at http://www.medicinehat.ca/index.aspx?page=1093, Section CE, block 163A, lot 11.

Mary Anne Caroline TURNER1

(1841 - 1933)
Mary Anne Caroline TURNER was born on 16 November 1841 in Secrole, Bengal, the daughter of John (with the 51st Regiment, NI) and Pamela TURNER2,1 and was baptised on 15 April 1842 in Secrole Benares.1

She married Charles Cecil STEVENS KCSI, son of Charles Green STEVENS and Deborah Hannah BLOMFIELD, at St Paul's Cathedral in Calcutta, Bengal, on 16 December 1862.3,4

She was listed in the 1881 census as Head of Family at Broomhills in Honiton, Devon; she described herself as 'the wife of C C Stevens (ICS)' and the household included a governess, cook, housemaid and nurse. Her children Algernon, Nina, Arthur and Henry were listed as living with her.2

She died on 1 April 1933 at 14 Elmsleigh Park in Paignton, Devon, at age 91.5
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/1/63, folio 265, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal.
  2. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 19 RG11-2132 Folio 107 p9 GSU roll 1341514.
  3. [S485] Families in British India (FIBIS), at http://www.fibis.org, Bengal marriage indexes, Vol 102, Folio 616.
  4. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/1/102, folio 616, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal 1713-1948.
  5. [S6] Newspaper - Times of London, Tuesday, Apr 04, 1933; pg. 1; Issue 46410; col A.
  6. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/1/114, folio 333, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal.
  7. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/1/120, folio 7, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal.
  8. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/1/130, folio 7, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal.
  9. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Clifton, Vol 6a, p55, 4Q1872, , mother's maiden name TURNER.
  10. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/1/152, folio 33 & 94, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal; note the folio 94 entry is incomplete and erroneous.
  11. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/1/157, folio 31, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Bengal.

Charles TURVEY1

( - 1980)
Father*Charles Harold TURVEY1 b. 1868, d. 1944
Mother*Mary Isabella PAUL1 b. 1874, d. 1955
He died in 1980 in New South Wales.1
ChartsPaul descendant chart
Marshall descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 101376/1980.

Charles Harold TURVEY1,2

(1868 - 1944)
Charles's birth was registered between July 1868 and September 1868 in Lancashire.2

He married Mary Isabella PAUL, daughter of Ralph PAUL and Barbara Warner MARSHALL, in Merewether, New South Wales, in 1891.1

He died in 1944 in Mayfield, New South Wales.3

Family

Mary Isabella PAUL (1874 - 1955)
Child
ChartsPaul descendant chart
Marshall descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Marriage Reg. No. 5244/1891.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Ormskirk, Vol 8b, p662, 3Q1868, mother's maiden name WHITTINGHAM.
  3. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 18420/1944.
  4. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 101376/1980.

John TWINEM1,2

He married Martha MATTHEWS, daughter of Richard MATTHEWS and Johanna Sarah BLOMFIELD, in New Zealand in 1866.1,3,4

Family

Martha MATTHEWS (c 1838 - 1907)
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S312] Electronic Files - A Robinson, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registar's General Folio 453.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1866/2485 (bride only as Martha Elizabeth MATHEWS).
  4. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registar's General Folio 453 as Martha Elizabeth MATHEWS.

Clara Lydia Bolton TWYNAM1

(1813 - 1886)
Clara Lydia Bolton TWYNAM was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on 1 November 1813.1,2

Clara applied for a marriage licence to wed William Smyth FORSAITH at London, Middlesex, on 23 October 1837.3

She married William Smyth FORSAITH, son of Robert FORSAITH and Mary SMYTH, at St Anne's, Limehouse in Stepney, London, Middlesex, on 4 November 1837.1,4,5,6

She was listed in the 1841 census at 190 Shoreditch in St Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex, with her husband William; he was a clerk. Their children Clara and Ada were listed with them.7

She was listed in the 1851 census at 186 High St in St Leonards Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, with her husband William; he was a banker. Their children William, Alfred, Ellen and Mary were listed as living with them.8

Clara was named executrix and beneficiary in the will of William Smyth FORSAITH, her husband, dated 27 June 1853 in Cornwall; she was to inherit the bulk of his estate.9

Robert FORSAITH and Clara Lydia Bolton TWYNAM were appointed administrators of William Smyth FORSAITH's estate in London, Middlesex, on 10 October 1853.9

She was listed in the 1861 census as Head of Family in Camborne, Cornwall; she was a widow, occupation 'fundholder' and the household included an American-born servant. Her children Ada, Alfred and Mary were listed as living with her.10

She was listed in the 1871 census as Head of Family at Therenson Terrace in Camborne, Cornwall; she gave no occupation. Her children Ada, Alfred, Ellen and Mary were listed as living with her, as were two servants and two cousins (of surname COLLOM) who were born in Calcutta, India.11

She was listed in the 1881 census as Head of Family at 23 Basset St in Camborne, Cornwall; she was living on 'interest of money'.2

She died on 30 June 1886 at 61 Belmont Drive in Liverpool, West Derby, Lancashire, at age 72.1,12,13

Her will was probated in Liverpool, Lancashire, on 29 December 1886 with Alfred John FORSAITH and Hugh Phillips VIVIAN appointed executors although appointment of Hugh VIVIAN did not occur until 28 Feb 1887. Effects were valued at £113/10/11.13

Family

William Smyth FORSAITH (1812 - 1853)
Children
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."
  2. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, RG11-2334 Folio 39 p26 FHL film 1341561.
  3. [S460] Vital Record - Marriage Index - Marriage Licence Allegations (published).
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Marriage: District of Stepney, Vol 2, p379.
  5. [S6] Newspaper - Times of London, edition of 11 Nov 1837, p.4, col E.
  6. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Saint Anne, Limehouse, Register of marriages, P93/ANN, Item 029.
  7. [S117] Census - 6 Jun 1841, UK census, ED 7 HO107-706-4 Folio 10 p12.
  8. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 7 HO107-1533 Folio 188 p3 GSU roll 174763.
  9. [S456] Will - William S Forsaith.
  10. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, ED 11 RG9-1584 Folio 74 p1 GSU roll 542835.
  11. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, ED 3 RG10-2323 Folio 93 p68 GSU roll 838825.
  12. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Death: District of West Derby, Vol 8b, p335.
  13. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, proved by Alfred John FORSAITH of 61 Belmont Drive Accountant the Son one of the Executors, and Proved by Hugh Phillips VIVIAN of Camborne Merchant the other Executor.
  14. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Shoreditch St Leonard, Register of Baptism, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7496, Item 47.
  15. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Shoreditch St Leonard, Register of Baptism, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7496, Item 48.
  16. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Shoreditch St James, Register of Baptism, p71/js, Item 001.
  17. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Shoreditch, Vol 2, p384, 4Q1844, mother's maiden name TWYNAM.
  18. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Shoreditch, Vol 2, p379, 4Q1846, mother's maiden name TWYNAM.

Dean Ramsey UNDERWOOD1

(1916 - 1998)
Dean Ramsey UNDERWOOD was born on 4 July 1916 in Annapolis, Maryland.2

He married Eleanor Gordon MASSIE, daughter of Andrew Moon MASSIE and Elaine Maude STANDISH, in Alameda, California, on 10 May 1941.1

He died on 12 October 1998 in Moraga, Contra Costa, California, at age 82.2

Family

Eleanor Gordon MASSIE (1918 - 2010)

Citations

  1. [S967] Vital Record - BDM California, marriage record, index 46, entry 1055, book 243, p80.
  2. [S247] Government Publication - US SSDI, SSN 556-12-2751.

Joanna VAN REYZEN1


Citations

  1. [S241] GEDCOM - A.C.W. de BLONK, GEDCOM de Blonk.