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Historical References

"TURNER. From the occupation of 'turner,' a lathe-worker, once a familiar and skilled occupation. A family of this name had possession of the estate of Ardwall in theparish of New Abbey for many generations. Thomas dictus Tumour held land in Aberdeen in 1382 (RMS., i, 682), and John Turnoure held land in Irvine in 1426 (Irvine, i, p. 130). William Tumour, merchant of Scotland, had a safe conduct in England, 1473 (Bain, rv, 1411), and William Tumoure is recorded in Edinburgh, 1482 (CDE., 54). Johannes Tumour, tenant in Kynmonty, 1511 (REA., i, p. 372). Bartholomew Tumor appears in Dysart, 1554 (Dysart, p. 23), and Patrick Turner of Tullinaucht was heir of conquest of Alexander Turner of Kindroght, 1657 (Retours, Ayr, 495). An old surname in Aberdeenshire ( (seventeenth century) and common in Cowal in the eighteenth century. See MACTNTUHNER. Turneour 1659. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Turner Family Tree

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