James Turner


 Name: James Turner

Date of Birth: 14 December 1842

Date of Christening: 5 February 1843

Birth Location: Baldock, Hertfordshire, England

Also Known As:

Age at Burial: 70 years

Date of Death: 2 June 1912

Death Location: Capel, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 4 June 1912

Denomination: Anglican – Section B

Row/Grave: Row 8 Grave #107

Grave Transcription:

In Loving Memory of



DIED 2 ND JUNE 1912.




DIED 14 TH JULY 1936



Father: James Turner.  Born 1816, Weston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.  Died 1846, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.

Mother: Martha Cowling. Born 1818, Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England.  Died 1896, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

Grandparents (father):

Michael Turner. Born 1786, Weston, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.  Died 1843, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

Ann Meaxon.  Born 1791, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England.  Died abt 1845, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.

Grandparents (mother):

John Cowling. Born 1792, St Pancras, Greater London, Middlesex, England.  Died 1867, England

Keziah Warboys. Born -1791.  Died 1831, Ashwell, Hertfordshire, England.


Catherine Turner. Born 1840, Baldock, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.  Died 1897, Edmonton, Greater London, Middlesex England.  Married Thomas Wallace

George Turner.  Born 1841, Baldock, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.  Died 1922, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England

Sarah Ann Turner.  Born abt 1845, Baldock, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England. Died 1921

Step Siblings: (Martha Turner nee Cowling – second marriage to Robert Gray)

William Gray. Born 1850

John Gray. Born 1852

George Gray. Born 1856

Frederick Gray. Born 1859

Spouse: Emma Dilley.  Born 1 September 1858, York, Western Australia.  Died 14 July 1936, Busselton, Western Australia.  Daughter of William Dilley and Ellen Boyte.


FIRST: Unknown Female Turner born/died 8 December 1875 buried Lockville, Western Australia.

SECOND: Eliza Mary Ann Turner. Born 17 May 1877, WA Timber Mill, Vasse, WA. Died 28 April 1962, Capel, Western Australia. (BDM – Birth – Mary Ann, BDM – Marriage – Eliza, BDM – Death – Eliza Mary Ann)

Married Julian Harrison in 1895, they had four daughters together – Emma Lily Harrison, Isabel May Harrison, Beatrice Harrison, Edna Harrison

THIRD: William James Turner. Born 10 June 1879, WA Timber Mill, Vasse, WA. Died 29 August 1971, Bunbury, Western Australia.

Married Lillian Rose (Pat) Waddingham in 1922, they had three children together – Stanley George Turner, Bernard Turner, Maxine Joy Turner.

FOURTH: Ellen Christina Turner. Born 5 August 1881, WA Timber Mill, Lockville, WA. Died 7 February 1885, Capel, Western Australia.

FIFTH: George Edward Turner. Born 31 July 1883, Goodwood Sawmill, Lockville, Western Australia. Died 31 January 1885, Capel, Western Australia.

SIXTH: Frederick Henry Turner. Born 10 November 1885, Goodwood Sawmill, Lockville, Western Australia. Died 1947, Capel, Western Australia.

Married Fanny Shortland in 1911, they had 10 children together – James Henry Turner, Fanny Henrietta Turner, Arthur Algernon, Charles Frederick Turner, Clarence William Turner, Marjorie Turner, Edwin Keith Turner, Raymond George Turner, Mavis Irene Turner, Brian Turner.

SEVENTH: Martha Isobel Turner. Born 4 February 1889, Capel, Western Australia. Died 22 March 1968, Perth, Western Australia. (Middle name Isobel on Headstone)(Middle name Isabella on BDM)

Married Mark Henry Hodder in 1908.  Mark Hodder was killed in action 24 September 1918 during WW1 in France.  Second Marriage to George Clarence Williams in 1920 and they a daughter Daphne Florence Williams.

EIGHTH: Bertha Louisa Turner. Born 19 November 1890, Wonnerup, Western Australia. Died 20 December 1974, Collie, Western Australia

Married Henry Emil Wendt in 1908, they had six children together – William Wendt, Lydia Dorothy Wendt, Alec Raymond Wendt, Mavis Jean Wendt, Norman, Harold Wendt, Donald Clarence Wendt.

NINTH: Catherine Hilda Turner. Born 12 April 1893, Wonnerup, Western Australia. Died 5 November 1973, Tuart Hill, Western Australia.

Married William Francis Washer in 1912, they had seven children together – James Francis Washer, William Henry Washer, Christina Jean Washer, Gladys Irene Washer, Phyllis Joy Washer, Lorna Washer, Raymond Washer.

TENTH: Charles Clarence Turner. Born 28 December 1895, Wonnerup, Western Australia. Died 12 June 1977, Buried Capel Cemetery, Western Australia.

ELEVENTH: Norman Stanley Turner. Born 11 November 1897, Busselton, Western Australia. Died 19 November 1979, Capel, Western Australia.

Married Violet Kemp in 1926, they had three children together – Douglas Turner, Patricia Turner, Maureen Turner.

TWELVE: Vera May Turner. Born 1900 Busselton, Western Australia. Died 24 September 1974, Capel, Western Australia.

Married William George Barrett in 1921, they had two children together – Kenneth Malcolm Barrett, Norma Wilma Barrett

THIRTEENTH: Herbert Harold Turner. Born 12 February 1903, Busselton, Western Australia. Died 24 January 1972, Capel, Western Australia

Married Mary Josephine Colahan in 1923, they had five children together, Mary Emma Turner, Ronald William Turner, Edward John Turner, Alexander James Turner, Irene Jean Turner.

Occupation: Farmer/labourer/general servant

Military Service: N/A

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