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Will of John Turner
« on: Monday 21 June 21 01:50 BST (UK) »
Hi All

I'm hoping someone can help here. The attached image comes from the will of a possible ancestor John Turner from Sussex. The problem I am having is deciphering where this John was from. It looks like it says "John Turner of Tableherst in the countie of Sussex gentleman" however I can't find any place called "Tableherst" [or any other spelling].

Does anyone know if I'm reading this right or can anyone say where this place is?

Thanks everyone
Matt

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Re: Will of John Turner
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 June 21 03:55 BST (UK) »
There is a place called Tablehurst Farm I found by googling.  Itís in Sussex, but  entry I can see is Facebook and I donít have Facebook
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Will of John Turner
« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 June 21 03:56 BST (UK) »
https://www.tablehurstfarm.org.uk/

Forest Row


Also, looks like an area in Crowborough is named Tablehurst
Added, might just be a house?
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)


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Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Will of John Turner
« Reply #4 on: Monday 21 June 21 04:21 BST (UK) »
Map 1873. Forest row middle bottom edge.  Tablehurst to the right across the railway line

https://maps.nls.uk/view/102347557
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Will of John Turner
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 June 21 04:48 BST (UK) »
Just to add to Mckha's many finds, this from TNA:

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01qom/

A wildcard search in TNA Discovery will often find matches for now-obscure places.

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Re: Will of John Turner
« Reply #6 on: Monday 21 June 21 05:45 BST (UK) »
Here is a Chancery record from 1625:

Sackville Tornor of Tablehurst, Sussex v Sir John Rivers, Sir George Rivers, Richard Amherst, George Corthopp and Henry Rivers.

https://waalt.uh.edu/index.php/C78_1625
Mead - Herts, Bucks, Essex
Pontifex - Bucks
Goldhurst - London, Middx, Herts
Kellogg/Kelhog - Essex, Cambs

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Re: Will of John Turner
« Reply #7 on: Monday 21 June 21 13:28 BST (UK) »
Hi

Thanks for all those amazing and very interesting replies. At least I know I had read it correctly!

Is this place is anywhere near Hartfield? My Turners [sometimes Tornors or Torners] are located then and later in Withyham. This will is in my "Turner Research" file but I can't remember why.

If I could work out who this man was and if there was a link to Hartfield or if the places were close by then I could probaby get somewhere lol!

Anyhow  thanks again everyone.

Matt

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Re: Will of John Turner
« Reply #8 on: Monday 21 June 21 13:44 BST (UK) »
If I could work out who this man was

You get a bit of a summary of the will on The Keep
Attested Copy of Probate of the Will of this date of John Turner of Tableherst
https://www.thekeep.info/collections/getrecord/GB179_SAS-RF_12_1_25