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Dorset / Turpin, Tarrant Hinton and beyond
« on: Sunday 21 December 08 14:12 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,

New to this site, directed here by a friend. Got a couple of questions bellow and wondered if anyone here may be able to shed some light on them or maybe just point me in the correct direction.

I am looking for any information on a family name “Turpin”. The oldest direct ancestor I can find is Samuel Turpin b 1773 Tarrant Hinton Dorset.

In the 1841 Census Samuel Turpin is living with his wife Elizabeth in Tarrant Hinton Dorset, and working as an Agricultural Labourer. In the Census Turpin has been spelt Turpen but I am confident it is meant to be Turpin, and have confirmed the link beyond any doubt.(Just how the numerator wrote it down) In the census he is aged 65 and Elizabeth is 70

Elisabeth was born abt 1771, Elisabeth (Betty) West in Dorset (I think) and Married Samuel Turpin, 2 April 1798 in Tarrant Hinton Dorset. They had 3 children Jeremiah born 1799, Charlotte born 1802 and Jane born 1807 all of Tarrant Hinton

Samuel is the furthest I can get back to for the Turpin name, I would like to know where they came from before this. I can only find one other Turpin in Tarrant Hinton around this time and that is a Richard Turpin;

1774 Marriage
Richard TURPIN bachelor of this parish & Ann GANDER spinster of this parish married by banns Jan 9. Witnesses: John WATTS Henry CAISH

But I am not, as yet, able to connect this person to my tree.

Where did the Turpins come from? I would be very grateful for any pointers.

Also Samuels wife, Elisabeth (Betty) West. In the 1841 census she is called Elisabeth and at the time of her marriage in Tarrant Hinton she is called Betty.

1798 Marriage
Samuel TURPIN bachelor of this parish & Betty WEST spinster of this parish married by banns Apr 2. Witnesses: Richard PAUL Joseph HISCOCK

If she was born in Tarrant Hinton, which I have nothing to confirm she was,k I have two possible’s;

7 August 1770 Elisabeth West Daughter of Nicholas & Ann, Tarrant Hinton
12 January 1772 Betty West Daughter of John & Hannah, Tarrant Hinton

Again any advice or pointers would be most helpful


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