TURNER Part 2: Melbourne, Australia, 1858-1863

3rd Draft 15 May 2016 When James, Mary and Mary’s son William left New York for Melbourne in about 1858 there was great uncertainty in America due to the looming Civil War.  Jamaica, Long Island was well connected to New York and the city itself was bustling.  It is easy to assume that there were any number…

TURNER Part 1: New York USA, 1833-1858

James Ashmer Mullen TURNER>Alfred Robert TURNER>Eric Doull TURNER>Malcolm Eric TURNER First published 16 Aug 2014 James Ashmer Mullen TURNER was born in Jamaica, Long Island in New York, USA in the early 1830’s. When I discovered this fact (from his death certificate in New Zealand) I was stunned.  Whilst researching the ancestors of maternal grandfather,…