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Elizabeth Mary May
m. 28 Feb 1860
  1. William May1861 - 1911
  2. Kate May1863 - 1877
  3. Frank May1864 - 1886
  4. Amos May1866 - 1866
  5. Maude May1867 - 1941
  6. Elizabeth Mary May1870 - 1931
  7. Annie May1872 - 1953
  8. Hannah Mayabt 1874 - 1931
m. 2 Nov 1890
  1. William Harold Turner1894 -
  2. Lionel Claude Turner1898 - 1942
  3. Leslie Hutchings Turner1900 - 1973
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Mary May
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 15 Jan 1870 Plymouth, Devon, England
Christening[2] 13 Mar 1870 Plymouth, Devon, England
Census[3] 2 Apr 1871 Plymouth, Devon, England29 James Street
Census[4] 3 Apr 1881 Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
Marriage 2 Nov 1890 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandSt Luke
to William Henry Turner
Census[5] 5 Apr 1891 Plymouth, Devon, England35 James Street
Census[6] 31 Mar 1901 Devonport, Devon, England14 Third Avenue
Census[7] 2 Apr 1911 Devonport, Devon, England14 Third Avenue, Camels Head
Death[8][9] 3 Apr 1931 Plymouth, Devon, EnglandNorth Friary Nursing Home

Elizabeth Mary May was born on 15th January 1870 at Plymouth in Devon, daughter of Ann May, formerly Hutchings, and her husband William May, a publican. At the time of Elizabeth's birth the family was living at 29 James Street, which was the Portland Inn. The family appears there in the 1871 census.

Some time between 1871 and 1881 the family moved around the corner to 10 John Street. Both Elizabeth's widower grandfathers came to live there; the 1881 census has her maternal grandfather Edmund Hutchings living with them, whilst Elizabeth's paternal grandfather William May died there in 1890.

On 2nd November 1890 Elizabeth was married to a seaman named William Henry Turner. On the same day her sister Maude married William's brother Edward in the same church. The 1891 census finds Elizabeth living at 35 James Street in Plymouth; William was away from home on census night.

Elizabeth and William's first son, William Harold, was born in 1894 in Plymouth. They then moved to Pembroke Dock in Wales before their next son, Lionel Claude, was born in 1898. By 1900 they had moved back to the Plymouth area, settling at 14 Third Avenue in the Camels Head area of Devonport, where they appear in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Elizabeth's mother died in 1910, after which her father came to live at 14 Third Avenue, appearing there with Elizabeth, William and their three sons in the 1911 census, before dying there in 1913.

Elizabeth's elder two sons both joined the Royal Navy and served during the First World War. Her youngest son became a boilermaker and emigrated to America in 1923. By this time the family was living at 3 Vanguard Terrace in Devonport.

William died on 6th February 1924. He was 56 years old.

The following year Elizabeth's youngest son Leslie made a return visit from America, married and returned to America with his wife. Elizabeth's only known grandchildren were born in Massachusetts in the late 1920s.

In 1931 Elizabeth was admitted to a nursing home in Plymouth. Her youngest son and his wife and children made the voyage back to England, reaching Plymouth on 2nd April 1931. Elizabeth died the following day, aged 61.

References
  1. Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    b. Elizabeth Mary MAY, March Quarter 1870, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 258

  2. 2.0 2.1 Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Charles Church. (Plymouth: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office), Primary quality.

    BAPTISMS SOLEMNIZED IN THE PARISH OF CHARLES, PLYMOUTH, IN THE COUNTY OF DEVON, IN THE YEAR 1870
    When Born. January 15 1870 No.3121
    When Baptized. March 13 1870
    Child's Christian Name. Elizabeth Mary daug[hte]r of
    Parents' Name. Christian. William and Ann
    Parents' Name. Surname. May
    Abode. 29 James Street
    Quality, Trade, or Profession. Baker
    By whom the Ceremony was performed. S. Thelwall, Curate

    Baptised same time as her sister Maude.

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, Class RG10; Piece 2116; Folio 56; Page 2, 2 Apr 1871, Primary quality.

    Address: 29 James Street, Plymouth, Devon
    William May, head, married, male, 34 [1836/7], Beer House Keeper, b. Collumpton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 35 [1835/6], b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    William May, son, male, 10 [1860/1], Scholar, b. Stoke Damerel, Devon
    Frank May, son, male, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Maud May, daughter, female, 3 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elizabeth M. May, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Plymouth, Devon

  4. General Register Office. Public Record Office (PRO) RG 11 General Register Office: 1881 Census Schedules. (The National Archives), Class RG11; Piece 2194; Folio 7; Page 19, 3 Apr 1881, Primary quality.

    Address: 10 John Street, Plymouth, Devon
    William May, head, married, male, 45 [1835/6], Publican & Hauler, b. Tiverton, Devon
    Ann May, wife, married, female, 45 [1835/6], Publican's Wife, b. Crewkerne, Somerset
    William May, son, unmarried, male, 20 [1860/1], Compositer Printer (unemployed), b. Devonport, Devon
    Frank May, son, male, 16 [1864/5], b. Plymouth, Devon, Imbecile
    Maud May, daughter, female, 13 [1867/8], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Elizabeth M. May, daughter, female, 11 [1869/70], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Annie May, daughter, female, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Hannah May, daughter, female, 6 [1874/5], Scholar, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Edmund Hutchings, father, widower, 70 [1810/1], Gardener, b. Crewkerne, Somerset

  5. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1726; Folio 10; Page 14, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.

    Address: 35 James Street, Plymouth (Charles), Devon
    1 room occupied
    Elizabeth M. Turner, head, married, female, 21 [1869/70], b. Plymouth, Devon

  6. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 13 General Register Office: 1901 Census Schedules, Class RG13; Piece 2111; Folio 86; Page 20, 31 Mar 1901, Primary quality.

    Address: 14 Third Avenue, Devonport, Devon
    3 rooms occupied
    William H. Turner, head, married, male, 33 [1867/8], Chief Stoker R.N., worker, b. Devonport, Devon
    Elizabeth M. Turner, wife, married, female, 31 [1869/70], b. Plymouth, Devon
    William H. Turner, son, single, male, 6 [1894/5], b. Plymouth, Devon
    Lionel C. Turner, son, single, male, 3 [1897/8], b. Pembroke, S. Wales
    Leslie H. Turner, son, single, male, 9mo [1900], b. Devonport, Devon

  7. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 13032; Schedule 220, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: 14 Third Avenue, Camels Head, Devonport, Devon
    5 rooms occupied
    William Henry Turner, head, male, 43 [1867/8], married, Chief Stoker - Royal Navy, worker, b. Devonport, Devon
    Elizabeth Mary Turner, wife, female, 41 [1869/70], married 20 years, 3 children born alive, 3 still living, b. Plymouth, Devon
    William Harold Turner, son, male, 16 [1894/5], single, Ship Steward Boy - Royal Navy, worker, b. Plymouth, Devon
    Lionel Claude Turner, son, male, 13 [1897/8], School, b. Pembroke Dock, South Wales
    Leslie Hutchings Turner, son, male, 10 [1900/1], School, b. Devonport, Devon
    William May, father in law, male, 75 [1835/6], widower, 9 children born alive, 5 children still living, Retired market gardener, b. Bradninch Parish, Devon

  8. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Elizabeth M. TURNER, June Quarter 1931, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 272, aged 61 [1869/70]

  9. England and Wales. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards, Primary quality.

    1931
    TURNER Elizabeth Mary of 3 Vanguard-terrace Devonport widow died 3 April 1931 at the North Friary Nursing Home Plymouth Probate London 28 April to Lionel Claude Turner engine-room artificer R.N. and Leslie Hutchings Turner boilermaker.
    Effects £3939 7s.