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PHILIP TURNER (1812-1882)
JANE CHISHOLM BOLLAND (1815-)

(Last Updated: June 28, 2017)

 

Philip TURNER was born around 1812 at Moose Factory, son of Emma and Joseph TURNER (1785-1865).
** MORE ABOUT JOSEPH TURNER

 

** Inspired to develop this lineage comes from descendant Jeanifer Wiebe who has made a donation and will be cooperating in its development.

 

Albany River Forts

 

A Voyageur with the Hudson’s Bay Company
1823-1834

 

In 1823 Philip began to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) as a voyageur (Middleman) in the Moose Factory District. ** MORE ABOUT PHILIP TURNER in HBC ARCHIVES

 

From 1830 through to 1842 Philip continued as a voyageur, but increasingly worked as a Carpenter as well.

 

Marriage to Jane Chisholm BOLLAND
1837

 

On May 11, 1837 Philip married Jane Chisholm BOLLAND, the daughter of Elizabeth PENACHEQUAY (Indian) and WILLIAM BOLLAND (1757-1804), an HBC Chief Trader from Yorkshire. ** MORE ABOUT WILLIAM BOLLAND

Philip’s marriage was performed by George KEITH (1779-1859), Chief Factor and Member of the Council of Rupert’s Land. ** MORE ABOUT GEORGE KEITH in DCBO

 

From 1842 through to 1876 (some 34 years) Philip worked as a Boatbuilder in the Moose Factory District. In 1872-73 he was the Head Carpenter on the notable barque Lady Head.

 

Around 1862 son Joseph married Jane WHITFORD in Portage la Prairie (MB), daughter of Mary HENDERSON and Samuel WHITFORD (1821-1911).

 

The Barque Lady Head

The elegant three-masted barque Lady Head served Hudson Bay posts until she was
wrecked on Gasket Shoal in September 1903
(HBC Archives/ Archives of Manitoba)

 

Canadian Confederation
1867

 

On July 1, 1867 the British colonies in North America were united under the British North American Act to become the Dominion of CanadaSir John A MACDONALD (1815-1891) was appointed as Canada’s first Prime Minister.

 

From 1876 to 1881 Philip was the Postmaster at Eastmain.

 

In 1881-82 Philip’s last recorded posting was as the Postmaster at Great Whale River, after which he seems to have retired to the Lake Superior area of ‘Canada’ (Upper or Lower Canada).

 

In 1862 Elizabeth married William George SHAW at Moose Factory, son of Elizabeth SHAW and Donald McBEAN (1812-1820) of Inverness-shire, Scotland.

 

In 1863 eldest son Joseph married Jane WHITFORD in Portage la Prairie (MB), daughter of Mary HENDERSON and Samuel WHITFORD (1821-1911).

 

According to the Meek and Carr (WDM) Family Trees on Ancestry.ca: Around 1880 son Robert married Jemima, and in 1917 he married Annie McLEOD, daughter of Jane TURNER and Alexander McLEOD.

In 1882 Philip TURNER died.

 

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============================ Family Details ============================

 

Children:
1. Dec 8, 1838 JOSEPH ALEXANDER TURNER (m. Jane WHITFORD)

** MORE ABOUT JOSEPH ALEXANDER TURNER

2. 1840 MARY TURNER (Died in infancy)
3. Apr 20, 1843 ELIZABETH TURNER (m. William George Shaw McBEAN)

** MORE ABOUT WILLIAM GEORGE SHAW McBEAN

4. 1845 BARBARA TURNER
5. 1848 ROBERT TURNER (m1. Jemima; m2. Annie McLEOD)

6. Sep 12, 1850 CAROLINE TURNER
7. 1851 SAMUEL PROSER TURNER
8. 1853 GEORGE TURNER
9. Jan 19, 1856 MARGARET TURNER (m. William DUFOND)
10. 1859 THOMAS TURNER
11. 1865 ELLEN JANE TURNER


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