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Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« on: Monday 04 November 19 03:26 GMT (UK) »
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I am wondering if anyone has any information on the above? Where i can look to see where the Turner's came from that established 'Turner Town'. I believe this is where our Turner Family originated but have yet to prove.

Any help/assistance is greatly appreciated!!! Thank you  ;D ;D

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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 November 19 08:15 GMT (UK) »
I have used 2 different search engines and found no references to Turner Town - when and where is it used please?

(I have found a Thomas Turner's Town Hall, but not an entire area.)

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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 November 19 11:03 GMT (UK) »
Found a photo of "sheep at Turner's Town, near Tamlaght, Co Londonderry"?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tamlaght,_County_Londonderry
(3rd row, last pic on right)

Also a pic of "Turner's Town"?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Countryside_in_County_Londonderry
(bottom row, 3rd from right)
Seems to be a single dwelling?
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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #3 on: Monday 04 November 19 11:37 GMT (UK) »
Numerous posts by "Irish Finder" to do with Turners, Batemans, etc. Are they also your posts?

William Turner married 1867 Tamlaght O'Crilly to Melesina Bateman. Residence on marriage should be clue to his origins.

Found a photo of "sheep at Turner's Town, near Tamlaght, Co Londonderry"?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tamlaght,_County_Londonderry
(3rd row, last pic on right)

Also a pic of "Turner's Town"?
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Countryside_in_County_Londonderry
(bottom row, 3rd from right)
Seems to be a single dwelling?
Clicking on link to Geograph page shows location of photo near a Turners Town Lane between the Tamlaght Road & Drumagarner Road.
https://www.townlands.ie/loughinsholin/tamlaght-ocrilly/killygullib-glebe/
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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #4 on: Monday 04 November 19 12:00 GMT (UK) »
PRONI Historical Maps shows Turner's Town as a village in the townland of Killygullib Glebe

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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #5 on: Monday 04 November 19 12:01 GMT (UK) »
PRONI Historical Maps shows Turner's Town as a village in the townland of Killygullib Glebe
Which is why I posted link to Killygullib Glebe townland  ;)
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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #6 on: Monday 04 November 19 12:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, aghadowey ;D

I was just reporting on what I found in a Google search.
But I knew that someone with local knowledge would come along :D
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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #7 on: Monday 04 November 19 12:44 GMT (UK) »
I used to live in the area- only about 1/2 mile across the fields  ;)
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Re: Turner Town Derry Northern Ireland - help with history
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 November 19 23:43 GMT (UK) »
http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/single_layer/i8.php?lat=&longt=&dum=0&sheet=27,33&mysession=2677065225474&info=&place=&county=Londonderry&placename=%3Cb%3EKillygullib%20glebe%3C/b%3E&parish=Tamlaght%20o%27crilly&country=Ireland&union=&barony=Loughinsholin

A relative in England found the above on Turners Town, which is why we are both interested to find out more to see who originally settled it. Unfortunately with the destruction of records i feel i am stuck at 1830.

Thank you all for your help, it is greatly appreciated!  ;D ;D