Richard Turner was christened 18 September 1569 in Eastnor, with
no parents listed. He is most likely the son of William Turner
and Ellen Lye of Eastnor. Richard married Ann.
Baptism record for Richard Turner in Eastnor:
"Richard Turnor was baptised xviij of Septemb 1569"
Richard was mentioned in the will of Rowland Braunch of Eastnor
in 1636, when Rowland "did declare his nuncupative will, in
manner following: viz. being told that if he died his wife
would be but little the better for him, he said he would give
unto her all that he had, save only his wearing apparel which
he would dispose of at his pleasure and said that he would
give of the apparel to Edmund Turner of Eastnor a
doublet, a pair of boots, his hat and a band, and
to Richard Braunch his brother all the rest of his
clothes, which he declared in the presence of John Baldwin and
Richard created a nuncupative (verbal) will in 1639: "A
Richard Turner, probably him, is mentioned in a number of the
manor court rolls for Godwyn's or Old Court manor in
Eastnor. In 1630 he was in possession of a certain amount of
land, but by July 1638 he seems to have sold it all to Richard
Reed. A later document shows Edward Turner, probably his son,
living in a house owned by Richard Reed (documents in private
hands). When Richard Turner died he left everything to his
wife Anne 'being a lame woman' for her maintenance and made
her his executrix. She declined to administer the estate,
perhaps because of her infirmity, in favour of their son
Richard Turner of Eastnor, 1639
Memorandum that upon the 26th day of May AD 1639 Richard
Turner of Eastnor, being sick in body but of good and perfect
memory, God be praised, declared by word of mouth his last
will and testament in manner following. And he being demanded
how he would dispose of his goods answered that he would and
did give and leave his goods and cattle and all that he had
unto his wife Anne, being a lame woman, to maintain her.
In the presence of John Gorway, John Vaughan and others.
14 June 1639. Anne Turner renounced the office of
executor and the administration of the goods of Richard Turner
to Edward Turner his son.
Inventory total £40 3s. 6d.
(Ref: Herefs. RO 51/3/17)
Richard and Ann had the following children:
, christened 10 October 1613 in Eastnor;
married Alice; buried 1 February 1675.
(Edward), christened 12 March 1616 in
Eastnor; married An.
SOURCES: Eastnor parish register; Will of Richard Turner,
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM TURNER AND
William Turner was born in about 1540 of Eastnor, the son of
Thomas and Alice Turner. William married Ellen Lye 10 February
1564 in Eastnor.
Marriage record for William Turner and Ellin Lye in
"1564 William Turnor & Ellin Lie were maried the
xth of Ffebruary1564"
William is mentioned in the will of Robert Aston of Eastnor in
1572, in a list of debts Robert owed: "Item to William
Turner, 16s. 8d.
". William was also mentioned in the will
of John Elcox of Eastnor, yeoman, in 1587: "William Turner of
Eastnor oweth me £3 or else the use of the meadow called
Kydley meadow for three years about
". William was
mentioned in the will of Edmund Underwood of Eastnor in 1589, as
owing a debt to Edmund: "Item William Turner, 6d
". He is
also mentioned in the will of John Webley of Eastnor in 1592, as
owing a debt: "Imprimis William Turner oweth me 15s. 6d.
William is mentioned in the will of Robert Danford of Eastnor in
1593, as owing Robert a debt: "Item William Turner, 23s.
William and Ellen had the following children:
, christened 13 September 1567 in Eastnor.
, christened 18 September 1569 in Eastnor;
married Ann; died 1639 in Eastnor.
, christened 27 January 1571 in Eastnor.
, christened 4 February 1573 in Eastnor.
, christened 30 April 1576 in Eastnor.
SOURCES: Eastnor parish register; will of Thomas Turner,
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS AND ALICE TURNER
Thomas Turner was born in about 1510 of Eastnor. He
married Alice. Thomas was a yeoman farmer.
Thomas was mentioned in the will of Roger Tarte of Eastnor in
1564: "Item I give unto Thomas Turner of the Wey Yend [Way
End] in Eastnor my second best coat. Item I give unto my
godson Turner, 4d.
". Thomas was described as being
of Way End in Eastnor: "Way End on the Tewkesbury road was
probably the largest settlement in the parish until the mid
19th century." (The Victoria History of Herefordshire:
Thomas left a will dated 1575. His will mentions his wife
Alice, son William, and also John Turner and Elinor Turner. John
and Elinor's relationship was not specified, but may be
Thomas Turner of Eastnor, yeoman, 1575
In the name of God amen. I Thomas Turner of Eastnor in
the county of Hereford, yeoman, do make this my last
will and testament in manner and form following: First I
bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty God my saviour and
redeemer, my body to be buried in Christian burial. Item I
give to John Turner a black cow, to Elinor Turner
a red cow, to every one of my godchildren 12d. Item I give to
Alice my wife 6 oxen, 2 kine, 4 small beasts, 4 sheep
and swine, 2 iron- bound wains with all the tack thereto
belonging. Also I give to my wife all my corn in the barn and
growing in the field, 4 bushels excepted which I give to William
Turner my son, 3 bushels of muncorn, and to my godson
Francis a bushel of muncorn. All other my goods movable and
immovable unbequeathed I give unto Alice my wife whom
I make my sole executrix. The copy of this will was made
the 19th day of October AD 1575 in the presence of these
witnesses John Fawpe of Cradley, Richard of Whitburne, William
Fawpes, Thomas James, George Gregge, William Andros, with
others, in the aforesaid year
(Ref: Herefs. RO 42/1/29)
Thomas and Alice had the following child:
, born in about 1540 of Eastnor; married
Ellen Lye 10 February 1564 in Eastnor.
SOURCES: Will of Thomas Turner, 1585; Eastnor parish