Facts and Events
||10 Dec 1867
||Plymouth, Devon, England
||29 Dec 1867
||Plymouth, Devon, EnglandHoly Trinity
||13 Mar 1870
||Plymouth, Devon, EnglandCharles Church
||2 Apr 1871
||Plymouth, Devon, England29 James Street
||3 Apr 1881
||Plymouth, Devon, England10 John Street
||2 Nov 1890
||Plymouth, Devon, EnglandSt Luke
to Edward Thomas John Turner
||5 Apr 1891
||Plymouth, Devon, England12 Cecil Street
||31 Mar 1901
||Ross, County Cork, IrelandDowneen
||2 Apr 1911
||St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, EnglandCoast Guard Station
||17 Jun 1941
||Weymouth, Dorset, EnglandBelair, Cross Road, Rodwell
Maude May was born on 10th December 1867 at Plymouth in Devon, daughter of Ann May, formerly Hutchings, and her husband William May, a publican and grocer. The family lived at 29 James Street, which was the Portland Inn. Maude appears there in the 1871 census living with her parents and siblings. Some time between 1871 and 1881 the family moved just around the corner to 10 John Street. Both Maude's widowed grandfathers came to live with the family at 10 John Street during her childhood; her maternal grandfather Edmund Hutchings appears in the 1881 census living with the family, whilst her paternal grandfather William May died at 10 John Street in 1890.
On 2nd November 1890, aged 22, Maude was married to a seaman named Edward Thomas John Turner. It was a double wedding with her sister Elizabeth, who married Edward's brother William in the same church on the same day. Maude and Edward's children were therefore 'double cousins' with Elizabeth and William's children.
The 1891 census finds Maude and Edward living at 12 Cecil Street in Plymouth, where they lived in one room. Shortly after the 1891 census they had a son, Edmund Hutchings Turner. He was named after Maude's maternal grandfather, who died later in 1891. They then had a daughter named Dorothy Maude in 1892, but sadly she died aged just one year old in 1893. Maude and Edward's next sighting is in 1898, by which time they had left England altogether and were living in Ireland. Edward was now working as a coastguard and he appears to have been based at several different coastguard stations along the south coast of Ireland. In 1898 they had a daughter Gladys May Turner born at Bunmahon in County Waterford. The 1901 census finds the family living at Downeen near Rosscarbery in County Cork. In 1903 they had a daughter Anne Louisa Kate Turner born at Castletownbere in County Cork.
Some time between 1903 and 1909 the family returned to England, were they had a daughter Lilian Maureen Turner born in 1909 at St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. The 1911 census finds the family living at the Coast Guard Station at St Just in Penwith. The 1911 census also tells us that they had had six children, but that two had died. The identity of the sixth child has yet to be established.
In 1917 their daughter Lilian died aged just eight years old, in the St Ives area of Cornwall.
By 1919 the family was back in Plymouth. Maude's daughter Gladys was married in 1919 in Plymouth and Maude's first grandchild was born later that year. In 1921 Maude's son Edmund was married too, and another grandchild followed in 1924.
Edward died in Plymouth in 1928, aged 62. At the time of his death his address was given as 38 Quarry Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth. After his death Maude moved to 7 Segrave Road in the Milehouse area of Plymouth. Maude's eldest son Edmund died in 1932, aged 42. Therefore, Maude was left with just two surviving daughters. Her daughter Anne never married and stayed in the Plymouth area. Maude's daughter Gladys and her family moved to Weymouth in Dorset. In 1941 Maude went to stay with her daughter Gladys; quite likely to escape the blitz of Plymouth which was ongoing. Maude died whilst staying in Weymouth, on 17th June 1941. She was 73 years old.
- ↑ Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
b. Maud MAY, December Quarter 1867, Plymouth Registration District, Vol. 5b, page 254
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Registers of Holy Trinity Church. (Plymouth: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office), Primary quality.
BAPTISMS Solemnized in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Plymouth, in the County of Devon, in the Year 1867
When Born. Decr 10th 1867 No.1098
When Baptized. Decr 29th 1867
Child's Christian Name. Maud
Parents' Name. Christian. William and Ann
Parents' Name. Surname. May
Abode. 29 James St
Quality, Trade, or Profession. Inn Keeper
By whom the Ceremony was performed. Francis Harris, Incumbent
- ↑ 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. December 10 1867 No.3120
When Baptized. March 13 1870
Child's Christian Name. Maud 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
This second baptism was at the same time that her sister Elizabeth Mary was baptised.
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 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
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 12 General Register Office: 1891 Census Schedules, Class RG12; Piece 1731; Folio 84; Page 13, 5 Apr 1891, Primary quality.
Address: 12 Cecil Street, Plymouth (St Andrew), Devon
1 room occupied
Edward Turner, head, married, male, 25 [1865/6], Seaman (A.B.), employed, b. Woolwich
Maude Turner, wife, married, female, 23 [1867/8], b. Plymouth, Devon
- ↑ Census Office. Ireland Census 1901. (National Archives of Ireland), Primary quality.
Townland: Downeen, Parish: Ross, County Cork
Form A (about the family)
Edward Turner, head, Church of Ireland, Read & Write, 35 [1865/6], male, Boatman Coast-Guard R.N., married, b. Kent, England
Maude Turner, wife, Church of Ireland, Read & Write, 33 [1867/8], female, married, b. England
Edmund Turner, son, Church of Ireland, Read & Write, 9 [1891/2], male, scholar, b. England
Gladys Turner, daughter, Church of Ireland, 2 [1898/9], female, b. Co. Waterford
Form B (about the house)
Walls of brick, stone or concrete
Roof of slate, iron or tiles
4 rooms occupied
5 windows in front of house
- ↑ General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 14093; Schedule 78, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.
Address: Coast Guard Station, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall
5 rooms occupied
Edward Turner, head, male, 45 [1865/6], married, Petty Officer Coastguard - Royal Navy, worker, b. Woolwich, Kent
Maude Turner, wife, female, 43 [1867/8], married 20 years, 6 children born alive, 4 children still living, b. Plymouth, Devon
Gladys Turner, daughter, female, 12 [1898/9], School, b. Bonmahon, Waterford, Ireland
Daisy Turner, daughter, female, 7 [1903/4], School, b. Castletownbere, Cork, Ireland
Lilian Turner, daughter, female, 1 [1909/10], b. St Just in Penwith, Cornwall
- ↑ Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.
d. Maude TURNER, June Quarter 1941, Weymouth Registration District, Volume 5a, page 741, aged 73 [1867/8]
- ↑ England and Wales. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858 onwards, Primary quality.
TURNER Maude of 7 Segrave-road Milehouse Plymouth widow died 17 June 1941 at Belair Cross-road Rodwell Weymouth Dorsetshire Probate Llandudno 24 November to Gladys May Northcott (wife of Leonard Thomas Northcott).
Effects £804 11s. 4d.