TURNER Part 4a: James Turner, Watchmaker

James Turner arrived in Hokitika with three young children in tow, only a few months after the start of the rush. James was about 31 years old. During my research, a number of letters were discovered in the archives of the West Coast Times from September 1865 that seem to bear out the following story:…

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,…