Facts and Events
Philip Turner's origins are unknown. His first confirmed sighting is on 1st April 1755, when he was married at Heckington in Lincolnshire to Elizabeth Gray. She was 21 and from Heckington. At the time of their marriage Philip was described as a farmer of Heckington. If the age quoted for him when he died is correct, he was about 28 years old when he married.
Philip and Elizabeth had a daughter, Mary, in 1757, followed by a daughter Elizabeth in 1758 and another daughter Ann in 1760. Sadly, Ann died as a baby of about nine months old in 1761. In 1762 the couple had their first son, Philip, named after his father. In 1764 their second child, Elizabeth, died aged about six years old, leaving them with just two surviving children. In 1765 they had a son named John, followed by a son named Edward in 1767. In 1770 they had another daughter, who they named Elizabeth, using again the name of one of the daughters they had lost. Similarly, in 1772, their next daughter was named Ann, using again the name of the other daughter they had lost. In 1773 their eldest son, Philip, died aged 10 years old. At the time of his death he was described as a labourer, so was already working. In 1774 they had a daughter named Lucy and finally in 1776 they had a son named William. Overall, therefore, they had ten children, but no more than seven alive at any one time.
In 1780 Philip's daughter Mary was married to a John Clarriecots. In 1797 his daughter Lucy married a John Creasey. In 1802 his daughter Ann married a Thomas Pocklington.
Philip died in 1803, aged 76, being buried at Heckington on 7th April 1803. He left a will, describing him as a farmer of Heckington. He and Elizabeth had been married for 48 years. Elizabeth outlived him by 15 years.
- ↑ Lincstothepast, Primary quality.
Will - Turner, Philip, accessed 3 Apr 2013:
Name: Turner, Philip
Place: Heckington, Lincolnshire
Repository: Lincolnshire Archives
Reference: LCC Wills/1803/ii/106
This is the last Will and Testament of Me Philip Turner of Heckington in the County of Lincoln Farmer First I give and devise All that my Close or parcel of Land Situate and being in Asgarby in the said County of Lincoln containing by estimation four Acres (more or less) unto my Son John Turner His Heirs and assigns forever subject nevertheless to a proportionate part of the Principal Money and Interest to grow due for the same now secured on Mortgage of the Intirety of my real Estate Also I give and devise all that my Messuage or Tenement Lands and Premises situate and being in Heckington aforesaid and all other my Real Estate whatsoever (except my said Close at Asgarby) subject nevertheless as after mentioned unto my Sons John Turner and Edward Turner their Heirs and assigns to take and hold the same as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants Provided and I do hereby direct that my said sons do and shall permit and suffer my Dear wife Elizabeth Turner [the words "and my daughter Elizabeth Turner and her ...(illegible)" crossed out] to have the use and occupation of the westermost room in my said Dwellinghouse during the term of her Natural Life without paying any Rent or other Consideration or Acknowledgement for the same Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Turner one Annuity or yearly Rent charge of twenty Pounds of lawful Money of Great Britain for and during the Term of her Natural life Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Turner one Annuity or yearly Rent charge of five Pounds of like lawful Money for and during the Term of her Natural life which said two several Annuities I do hereby direct shall be Issuing and Payable out of my said Messuage or Tenement Lands and Hereditaments hereinbefore devised to my said sons John and Edward Turner as Tenants in Common to be paid Clear of all deductions by equal Quarterly payments on the four most usual Feasts or days of Payment in the Year (that is to say) the twenty fifth Day of March the twenty fourth Day of June the twenty ninth Day of September...[one or more lines obscured at the bottom of first page]... begin and be made on such of the said days as shall first happen next after my decease And if the said Annuities or yearly Rents or any part of them or either of them shall be behind and unpaid by the space of seven Days after any of the days or times whereon the same ought to be paid as aforesaid that then and so often and at any time or times thereafter it shall and may be lawful to and for my said wife and daughter respectively and their assigns into all or any part of my said Real Estate charged therewith respectively to enter and distrain and the distress and distresses then and there found to take lead drive carry away and impound and inpound to detain and keep or otherwise to sell and dispose of untill the said Annuities and yearly Rent charges or such of them in which default of payment shall be made as aforesaid together with all arrears thereof shall be fully paid and satisfied Also I give and bequeath unto my son William Turner and my Daughter Ann Turner the sum of ten Pounds apiece to be paid at the expiration of twelve Months next after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the sum of twenty pounds to be paid at the expiration of two years next after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lucy Turner the sum of twenty Pounds to be paid at the expiration of three years next after my decease which said two last mentioned Legacies I will and direct shall carry Interest after the Rate of five Pounds per Centm. per Annum from the time of my decease and I charge my Real Estate at Heckington aforesaid in aid of my Personal Estate with the payments of all the said Legacies accordingly All the Rest Residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and effects whatsoever (Subject to the payment of my just Debts the aforesaid Legacies and funeral Expenses) I give and bequeath unto my said Sons John and Edward Turner whom I do hereby constitute and appoint joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made in Witness whereof I the said Philip Turner the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of Paper set my Hand and seal (that is to say) to the two preceeding sheets my hand and to this last my Hand and seal this thirtieth day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and three
Signed Sealed Published and declared by the above named Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses to the same in the presence of the said Testator and of each other
Philip Turner [seal]
Wm Rastaill} both of Heckington
Cha Smith Clerk to Mr Handley
On the 16th Day of May 1803, John Turner, & Edward Turner, the Executors in this Will named, were duly sworn & also made Oath that the said Philip Turner did not die possessed of Goods Chattels & Credits to the Amount or Value of Three Hundred Pounds, before me
F. Simniss Surogate
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Church of England. Parish Church of Heckington (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1559-1968. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.
Burials in the Year 1803
Philip Turner, Farmer, Aged 76 [1726/7] buried April 7th