Child Turell1

d. before 26 March 1735
Father*Reverend Ebenezer Turell1 b. 5 Feb 1702, d. 5 Dec 1778
Mother*Jane Colman1 b. 25 Feb 1707/8, d. 26 Mar 1735
Birth*A third Child Turell was born, however no sex or dates have been identified.1
Death*before 26 March 1735The child died early, and before 26 March 1735.1

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."

Christian Turell1,2

b. 17 December 1688
Father*Samuel Turell3 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard3 b. 27 Mar 1660
Birth*17 December 1688Christian Turell was born on 17 December 1688 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4
Relationship Note*Christian Turell and Christopher Turell may have been twins.5
Marriage*9 April 1717She married Samuel Bass on 9 April 1717 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by the Presbyterian Reverend Mr. John Webb.2
Religion*10 November 1717Christian (Turell) Bass was admitted to full communion on 10 November 1717 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).6
(Heir) Will9 November 1776The children of Christian Bass, described as his beloved sister, deceased, were named as beneficiaries of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Christian (Turell) Bass's children and their heirs the other one-half part of his real and personal estate (not already disposed of in his will) to be equally divided among them.1
(Sister) Probate Dispute2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.1

Family

Samuel Bass
Children1.Lydia Bass7 b. 24 Apr 1718
2.Samuel Bass8 b. 28 Apr 1720
3.Christian Bass7 b. 19 Dec 1722
4.Daniel Bass+7 b. 12 Feb 1724/25, d. 19 Jan 1761
5.Rebecca Bass7 b. 27 Dec 1727
6.Ebenezer Bass7 b. 8 Nov 1730
7.Mary Bass+9 b. 10 Mar 1733/34

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  3. [S1020] Communicated by Hamilton Andrews Hill, "Memoranda by Hon. Samuel Turell Armstrong", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 44, pages 139-141 (April 1890). Hereinafter cited as "Memoranda by Samuel Turell Armstrong."
  4. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574, and if correct about Christian's birth date, she and Christopher were twins. Christopher's birth record in Boston has been identified, but this source is the only one found providing a date from Christian's birth. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  5. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855, Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574, and if correct about Christian's birth date, she and Christopher were twins. Christopher's birth record in Boston has been identified, but this is the only source found providing a date for Christian's birth.
  6. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 23. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  7. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org.
  8. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, page 142.
  9. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 180.

Christopher Turell1

b. 17 December 1688
Father*Samuel Turell1 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard1 b. 27 Mar 1660
Birth*17 December 1688Christopher Turell was born on 17 December 1688 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Relationship Note*Christopher Turell and Christian Turell may have been twins.3

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 182. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  3. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574, and if correct about Christian's birth date, she and Christopher were twins. Christopher's birth record in Boston has been identified, but this is the only source found providing a date for Christian's birth. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.

Colburn Turell1

b. 4 December 1662
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Mary Colburn3 b. 25 Apr 1625, d. 23 Jan 1697
Birth*4 December 1662Colburn Turell was born on 4 December 1662 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 85. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 74, noting she was the daughter of Daniel and Lydia which is likely an error since Lydia had died in 1659 and this record is recorded as a birth and not a baptism.

Daniel Turell1

b. 25 December 1681
Father*Samuel Turell1 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard1 b. 27 Mar 1660
Baptism*25 December 1681Daniel Turell was baptized on 25 December 1681 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 92. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

Daniel Turell1

d. before 2 January 1702/3
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*Daniel Turell was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), probably several years before his baptism, since he and his two older brothers were all baptized at the same time.1
Baptism30 April 1693He was baptized with brothers Joseph and John on 30 April 1693 at Second Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Probate*January 1702/3 In January 1702/3 Joseph Turell petitioned the Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, stating that his brother Daniel Turell Jr. Late of Boston, surgeon, had died intestate on board the ship Johnson, a frigate, Samuel White, Commander, in her late voyage from Barbados to New England. The document said that Daniel's wages and estate belong to Joseph, being his only brother and heir. He requested that administration be granted to their father, Mr. Daniel Turell, anchorsmith. On 2 Jan 1702/03, Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, posted a £100 bond and on the same date administration was granted to Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, for his son Joseph only heir to Joseph's brother Daniel.2
Death*before 2 January 1702/3He died at sea, probably a teenager, before 2 January 1702/3.1
Research Notes* The Barrell source further explained in a footnote that although Daniel seems young to have been a surgeon at 16 or 17, and Joseph seems young to have made a petition, the fact that their sister Mary was not baptized with them in 1693 suggests that they were younger than she. But it is possible that Daniel and/or Joseph were older than Mary, and that she was baptized separately (or not at all). If that was the case, then Daniel may have been born about 1676 or 1679 and Joseph may have been born about 1685.1

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston", Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145, citing Suffolk County Probate, Volume 5, pages 383-384.

Daniel Turell1

b. 22 February 1714
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*22 February 1714Daniel Turell was born on 22 February 1714 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Daniel Turell1

b. 18 September 1728
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*18 September 1728Daniel Turell was born on 18 September 1728 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Captain Daniel Turell1

d. 23 January 1699
Marriage*before 1646He married first Lydia Blott before 1646 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2
Occupation*Daniel was a blacksmith and anchorsmith in Boston.3
(Husband) Death23 June 1659Daniel became a widower when Lydia (Blott) Turell died on 23 June 1659.3,2
Marriage*10 November 1659He married second, as her second husband, Mary (Colburn) Barrell in 10 November 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).4,5,6
Death*23 January 1699He died on 23 January 1699 in Boston.7

Family 1

Lydia Blott d. 23 Jun 1659
Children1.Daniel Turell Jr.+3 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
2.John Turell8 b. 4 Mar 1649
3.Joseph Turell8 b. 27 Dec 1653, d. 10 Mar 1654
4.Joseph Turell+8 b. 25 Mar 1655
5.Anna Turell8 b. 20 Aug 1657, d. 8 Aug 1658
6.Samuel Turell+1 b. 14 Jun 1659

Family 2

Mary Colburn b. 25 Apr 1625, d. 23 Jan 1697
Children1.Lydia Turell+8 b. 30 Nov 1660
2.Colburn Turell8 b. 4 Dec 1662
3.Sarah Turell8 b. 14 Oct 1663, d. 22 Oct 1663
4.Elizabeth Turell8 b. 14 Oct 1663, d. 22 Oct 1663
5.Benjamin Turell8 b. 21 Jun 1665
6.Humphrey Turell8 b. 10 Sep 1669

Citations

  1. [S1004] Oliver Ayer Roberts, History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, in four Volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1895-1901), Volume II, 1738-1821, page 7. Hereinafter cited as Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 760. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  4. [S1036] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, online at www.americanancestors.org, William Colbron, Volume I, page 412. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Vols. I-III.
  5. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston", John Barrell, pages 141-143.
  6. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 72. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  7. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Daniel Turrell, pages 573-574. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  8. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.

Daniel Turell Jr.1,2

b. 16 August 1646, d. 16 February 1708/9
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Lydia Blott2 d. 23 Jun 1659
Birth*16 August 1646Daniel Turell Jr. was born on 16 August 1646 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),2,3
Baptism5 September 1647 and was baptized on 5 September 1647 at First Church, Boston.4
Name VariationAfter his father's death, Daniel's name appeared in records as simply Daniel Turell.2
Marriage*circa 1671He married his stepsister Anna Barrell, daughter of John Barrell and Mary Colburn, circa 1671 in Boston.2,5
Occupation*Like his father, Daniel was a blacksmith and anchorsmith in Boston.2
(Father) ProbateJanuary 1702/3 In January 1702/3, after the death of his son Daniel at sea, his son Joseph petitioned the Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, stating that his brother Daniel Turell Jr. Late of Boston, surgeon, had died intestate on board the ship Johnson, a frigate, Samuel White, Commander, in her late voyage from Barbados to New England. The document said that Daniel's wages and estate belong to Joseph, being his only brother and heir. He requested that administration be granted to their father, Mr. Daniel Turell, anchorsmith. On 2 Jan 1702/03, Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, posted a £100 bond and on the same date administration was granted to Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, for his son Joseph only heir to Joseph's brother Daniel.6
Death*16 February 1708/9He died on 16 February 1708/9 in Boston at age 62.2

Family

Hannah Barrell b. 23 Apr 1651
Children1.Mary Turell2 b. 4 Apr 1672, d. 11 Nov 1682
2.Anna Turell2 b. 31 Mar 1674, d. b 30 Oct 1687
3.Lydia Turell2 b. 17 Jan 1677/78
4.John Turell2 b. c Jul 1681, d. 28 May 1683
5.Mary Turell2 b. 10 Jun 1683, d. 24 Apr 1736
6.Daniel Turell2 d. b 2 Jan 1702/3
7.Anna Turell2 b. 30 Oct 1687, d. b 30 Apr 1693
8.Joseph Turell+2
9.John Turell2 b. 18 Apr 1693, d. 1 Dec 1693
10.Humphrey Turell2 b. 22 Sep 1696, d. 11 Feb 1696/97

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): John Barrell, pages 141-143. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston", Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145.
  3. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 23, date noted as the 16th day of the 6th month. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  4. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 27, date noted as the 5th day of the 7th month.
  5. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 760, date noted as before 1672. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  6. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston", Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145, citing Suffolk County Probate, Volume 5, pages 383-384.

Ebenezer Turell1

b. 2 March 1734
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*2 March 1734Ebenezer Turell was born on 2 March 1734 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Reverend Ebenezer Turell1

b. 5 February 1702, d. 5 December 1778
Reverend Ebenezer Turell
Photograph by Picasa 2.6
Father*Samuel Turell2 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard2 b. 27 Mar 1660
Birth*5 February 1702Ebenezer Turell was born on 5 February 1702 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Education*1721He graduated in 1721 at Harvard College, Boston, and studied with the Reverend Benjamin Colman whose daughter Jane would become his first wife.2
Occupation*between 17 June 1724 and 19 September 1724 Between 17 June 1724 and 19 September 1724 the church at Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), offered him the job of pastor at a salary of 100 pounds. He accepted with the approval of the town, and was installed on 25 Nov 1724.2
Marriage*11 August 1726He married first Jane Colman, daughter of Reverend Benjamin Colman and Jane Clark, on 11 August 1726 in Brattle Street Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). Their marriage ceremony was performed by Jane's father, the Reverend Benjamin Colman.1,5,6,2
(Executor) Will21 February 1728Ebenezer's father Samuel Turell left a will dated 21 February 1728 in Boston which contained a bequest to his two grandchildren Daniel Whittemore and Samuel Whittemore, the children of his daughter Mary (Turell) Whittemore. His will gave each of the boys two hundred pounds and no more, having already been at considerable charge for their maintenance and education; and in the case that either of them were to die in his minority, then the survivor was to have the whole sum of four hundred pounds, to be paid as they, respectively, attained full age. The Reverend Ebenezer Turell, Mary's brother, was appointed Executor of their father's estate and was bonded for £3000.7
(Husband) Death26 March 1735Ebenezer became a widower for the first time when Jane (Colman) Turell died on 26 March 1735.1,2,8
Marriage*23 October 1735He married second Lucy Davenport, daughter of Addington Davenport and Elizabeth Wainwright, on 23 October 1735.2,9
(Heir) Will25 March 1747Reverend Ebenezer Turell of Medford, described as his honored and revered son-in-law, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Benjamin Colman dated 25 March 1747 in Boston. The will gave Ebenezer the sum of £100, old tenor, in bills of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay together with the works of the learned Dr. Barran in 3 volumes and his large preaching Bible that had been given to Colman's daughter Jane, Ebenezer's first wife, in her childhood by Madam Votch. Additionally, the will gave Ebenezer his own picture and his daughter Jane's, which were at the time he wrote the will hanging in the Hall of his home, together with the two frames and the filigree work done by Jane, his cloak and wearing apparel.10
(Minister) BaptismHe baptized Simon Tufts Jr. in Medford on the Sabbath following his birth on 7 Apr 1750.11
(Minister) BaptismHe baptized Lucy Tufts in Medford on the Sabbath following her birth on 8 Apr 1753.11
(Minister) BaptismHe baptized Katherine Tufts on the Sabbath following her birth on 25 Apr 1754.11
(Husband) Death17 May 1759Ebenezer became a widower for the second time when Lucy (Davenport) Turell died on 17 May 1759.2,8
Marriage*21 August 1760He married third, as her third husband, Jane (Pepperell) Clark Tyler, daughter of William Pepperell and Margery Bray, on 21 August 1760.2,12,13
(Husband) Death6 February 1765Ebenezer became a widower for the third time when Jane (Pepperell) Clark Tyler Turell died on 6 February 1765.2,8
(Minister) Marriage22 July 1765He performed the marriage ceremony of Honorable Joseph Newmarch and Sarah Dunton on 22 July 1765 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).14,15
(Minister) BaptismHe baptized his namesake Turell Tufts in Medford on the Sabbath following his birth on 8 Oct 1770.11
(Minister) BaptismHe baptized Cotton Tufts in Medford on the Sabbath following his birth on 21 Nov 1771.11
Illness*1772 In 1772, too infirm to perform all the duties of his position, assistance was furnished by the town and, in 1774, a colleague was provided.2
(Minister) BaptismHe baptized Hall Tufts in Medford on the Sabbath following his birth on 14 Jan 1775.11
Occupation*Reverend David Osgood was a colleague of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell at the Church of Christ, Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress).16
Will*9 November 1776 Writing that he was in a very tender state of health, but of sound mind and memory, Ebenezer prepared a will on 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). He had a substantial estate and named a large number of extended family members and friends as beneficiaries including: his servant Worcester, Ebenezer Turell Dennie, John Dennie, Daniel Whittemore, Reverend Ebenezer Thayer, Simon Tufts Esq., Simon Tufts Jr., Lucy Tufts, Jane (Davenport) Faneuil, Elizabeth (Davenport) Hatch, Abigail (Davenport) Prout, Elizabeth (Dudley) Richards Scarborough, Rebecca (Dudley) Gerrish, Mary (Dudley) Cotton, Ann (Dudley) Lovell, Judith (Chardon) Scott, Sally Chardon, Sarah (Dunton) Newmarch, Joseph Frost Esq., Mercy (Tufts) Brooks, John Deane, Joseph Turell, Lydia (Thayer) Carter, Lydia (Bass) Rogers, Daniel Bass, Jane (Pepperell) Clark Tyler Turell, Edward Hutchinson, Lady Mary Pepperell, Reverend Benjamin Prescott, Madam Margaret (Savage) Alford, Turell Tufts, Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass.

Turell's first order of business was to grant freedom to his good servant, Worcester, along with the sum of 50 pounds sterling. He gave the sum of 40 pounds sterling to Ebenezer Turell Dennie, whom he described as the great-grandson of his Father-in-law, his " Reverend and honored father" Dr. Benjamin Colman saying young Ebenezer had been cast upon him by Providence due to the Revolutionary War. To John Dennie, Ebenezer's father and the grandson of the Reverend Father Colman, he gave his large Preaching Bible in which there was a record of the Colman family, along with a collection of coats, jackets and other articles of clothing. His list of bequests continued through each heir, listing their specific gifts. Additionally, he left his loadstone set in silver, his bunch of spun glass and "Dr. Colman's Life and Parable" bound in one volume, to Harvard College, and to the Church of Christ in Medford, he gave several religious books for the use of his colleague Reverend David Osgood or his successor in the ministry at Medford. He gave £100 sterling to the children of the deceased sisters of his late wife Jane (Pepperell) Turell to be equally divided among them on condition of their paying what amongst them remained indebted to him. His will also referred to a paper enclosed with his will, and prepared by his late wife Jane, listing several articles of clothing, monies and plate for distribution to several of her relations (which have not already been distributed among them, as many things have). And, lastly, the will directed that Turell's dear friend and nephew Simon Tufts Esq., also named as a beneficiary, be appointed his sole Executor and Administrator. The will was signed by Ebenezer in the presence of Samuel Reeves, James Wyman and Henry Sweetser who all signed the will as witnesses.16
Codicil*20 June 1778Ebenezer wrote a codicil to his will dated 20 June 1778 and witnessed by Samuel Reeves, James Wyman and Richard Hall in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). The codicil ratified and confirmed his will, excepting that the will directed that his legacies and bequests be paid in sterling money (meaning the lawful money of Great Britain). Stating that now that there has been an alteration in the currency or medium of trade, they are directed to be paid in what passes for lawful money of the state of Massachusetts.16
Death*5 December 1778He died in Medford of "old age" on 5 December 1778 at age 776,2
Burial* and was buried in Plot 290, in his Turell Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.17
Probate*23 December 1778His estate was opened for probate on 23 December 1778 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), and Simon Tufts Esq. was appointed Executor. On that same date, Thomas Brooks, Aaron Hall and Ebenezer Hall were appointed and empowered to take an inventory of and to, according to their best skill and judgment, truly and justly appraise Ebenezer's entire estate. They were all commissioned and sworn by Judge John Winthrop, Judge of Probate and Wills, on 26 Jan 1779. On that same date in January, the three appraisers submitted their Inventory of Ebenezer's Estate totaling £9,395,16s, 2p. It listed Personal items of £5,052,16s, 2p, which included a Negro woman valued at £20. He also had £4,343 in Real Estate located in Boston and Medford.16
(Deceased) Probate16 December 1779 On 16 December 1779, Simon Tufts Esq., as Executor for the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, traveled to Boston and removed Ebenezer, who was 11 years old, from his family because he was an orphan.16
Probate Dispute*2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.16
Massachusetts Money* The pound was the currency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its colonial predecessors until 1793. Like the British pound sterling of that era, the Massachusetts pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, but the Massachusetts and British pounds were not equivalent in value. British and other foreign coins were widely circulated in Massachusetts, supplemented by locally-produced coins between about 1652 and 1682 and by local paper money from 1690.

The paper money issued in colonial Massachusetts was denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence. Initially, six shillings were equal to one Spanish dollar. After years of high inflation, in 1749 Massachusetts withdrew its paper money from circulation and returned to money in the form of coin.

After the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, the Continental Congress began issuing paper money known as Continental currency, or Continentals. Continental currency was denominated in dollars from 1/6 of a dollar to $80, including many odd denominations in between. During the Revolution, Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental currency.

Continental currency depreciated badly during the war, giving rise to the famous phrase "not worth a continental". Several factors contributed to the declining value. Monetary policy was not coordinated between Congress and the states which, like Massachusetts, continued to issue too many bills of credit not backed by tangible assets. Congress and the states lacked the will or the means to retire the bills from circulation through taxation or the sale of bonds. Another problem was that the British successfully waged economic warfare by counterfeiting Continentals on a large scale.

By the end of 1778, Continentals retained from 1/5 to 1/7 of their face value. By 1780, the bills were worth 1/40th of face value. Congress attempted to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, without success. By May 1781, Continentals had become so worthless that they ceased to circulate as money. Benjamin Franklin noted that the depreciation of the currency had, in effect, acted as a tax to pay for the war. In the 1790s, after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Continentals could be exchanged for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. The Massachusetts state currency depreciated greatly and was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 1793.

The painful experience of the runaway inflation and collapse of the Continental dollar prompted the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution so that the individual states could not issue bills of credit, or "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." This restriction of bills of credit was extended to the Federal Government, as the power to "emit bills" from the Articles of Confederation was abolished, leaving Congress with the power "to borrow money on credit."18,19
Probate Dispute9 March 1780During the course of the Turell probate, Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, submitted itemized reports to the court accounting for his payments to beneficiaries and the expenses he incurred on estate business. On 9 March 1780, the Executor listed cash paid in the amount of £329, 3s, 8p to the residuary legatees.16
Probate1 October 1783Simon Tufts Esq., Executor of the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell was cited to appear before Judge Oliver Prescott at his office in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on 1 October 1783 to render an account of his Administration of the estate. Simon's citation extended to the heirs and others concerned citing them also to appear (if they think fit) at the same time and place, to offer any objections to the account exhibited for the court's approval. Simon was directed to serve the citation, with a return to the court, to the heirs and others concerned. As a result of their meeting, with the heirs consenting, Judge Prescott approved the Executor's account, and on 6 Nov 1783, entered it into the court record in Middlesex.16
(Deceased) Administration3 October 1787Simon Tufts Esq., the Executor of Ebenezer's estate, died on 31 Dec 1786, and on 3 October 1787 Simon's widow, Elizabeth (Hall) Tufts, was appointed her husband's successor Administrator to continue Turell's unfinished probate. On the same date, Judge Oliver Prescott, who had been appointed to the position following the death of Judge Winthrop in 1779, ordered John Brooks Esq., Ebenezer Hall and Moses Billings to complete another inventory and appraise the estate, according to their best skill and judgment, in lawful money of the Commonwealth.16

Family 1

Jane Colman b. 25 Feb 1707/8, d. 26 Mar 1735
Children1.Samuel Turell1 b. c 1729, d. 8 Oct 1736
2.Child Turell1 d. b 26 Mar 1735
3.Child Turell1 d. b 26 Mar 1735
4.Child Turell1 d. b 26 Mar 1735

Family 2

Lucy Davenport b. 11 Jun 1714, d. 17 May 1759

Family 3

Jane Pepperell b. 2 Jun 1701, d. 6 Feb 1765

Citations

  1. [S939] Author not identified, "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume III, No. II (April 1849): pages 231-232. Hereinafter cited as "Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Colman, D.D."
  2. [S1004] Oliver Ayer Roberts, History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts, now called The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, in four Volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1895-1901), Volume II, 1738-1821, page 7. Hereinafter cited as Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888.
  3. [S952] Edited by distinguished biographers selected from each state and revised and approved by the most eminent others of the day. Volume VIII downloaded from Google Books, The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time. [Permanent series] (New York, New York: James T. White), Volume VIII, pages 87-88, noting his birthplace as Boston. Hereinafter cited as The National cyclopaedia of American biography.
  4. [S1004] Oliver Ayer Roberts, Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888, Volume II, 1738-1821, page 7, noting his birthplace as Medford.
  5. [S929] Brattle Square Church, The Manifesto Church, records of the Church in Brattle Square, Boston, with lists of communicants, baptisms, marriages, and funerals, 1699-1872, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Microreproduction of original published in Boston by The Benevolent Fraternity of Churches, 1902. (Salt Lake City, Utah: filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1968), page 241. Hereinafter cited as Brattle Square (Boston) Church records, 1699-1872.
  6. [S952] Edited by distinguished biographers selected from each state and revised and approved by the most eminent others of the day, The National cyclopaedia of American biography, Volume VIII, pages 87-88.
  7. [S966] Bradford Adams Whittemore and Edgar Whittemore, compilers, "The Whittemore Family in America", New England Historic and Genealogical Register Volumes 106, 107 and 108 (1952-1954): Volume 106, pages 272-273. Hereinafter cited as "Whittemore Family in America."
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  9. [S1016] Henry Davenport, "Genealogical Notice of the Descendants of Eleazer Davenport", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 4, pages 111-116 (April 1850): page 112. Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Eleazer Davenport."
  10. [S510] Suffolk County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, 1636-1899. Microreproduction of original records in the Suffolk County courthouse on 439 reels. Dates listed are approximate only. Miscellaneous docket lists estates not appearing in files, appointments of officers, and other miscellaneous records. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Benjamin Colman 1747 probate packet# 8827, FHL Film# 493868. Hereinafter cited as Suffolk County Probate Records, 1636-1899.
  11. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  12. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."
  13. [S1005] John Wentworth, The Wentworth Genealogy: English and American, in three Volumes, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1878), Volume I, page 309. Hereinafter cited as The Wentworth Genealogy: English and American.
  14. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com.
  15. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, pages 214 and 267.
  16. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Reverend Ebenezer Turell, Memorial# 26920869, created by BobBoston. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  18. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_pound. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  19. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency

Elizabeth Turell1

b. 14 October 1663, d. 22 October 1663
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Mary Colburn3 b. 25 Apr 1625, d. 23 Jan 1697
Birth*14 October 1663Elizabeth Turell was born on 14 October 1663 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Relationship Note*Elizabeth and Sarah Turell were twins.1
Death*22 October 1663Elizabeth and her twin sister Sarah both died on 22 October 1663 in Boston.4

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 89. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 74, noting she was the daughter of Daniel and Lydia which is likely an error since Lydia had died in 1659 and this record is recorded as a birth and not a baptism.
  4. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 90.

Humphrey Turell1

b. 22 September 1696, d. 11 February 1696/97
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*22 September 1696Humphrey Turell was born on 22 September 1696 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Baptism28 September 1696 and was baptized on 28 September 1696 at Second Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*11 February 1696/97He died a few months later on 11 February 1696/97 in Boston.1,3

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 228. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 230.

Humphrey Turell1

b. 10 September 1669
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Mary Colburn3 b. 25 Apr 1625, d. 23 Jan 1697
Birth*10 September 1669Humphrey Turell was born on 10 September 1669 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 112. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 74, noting she was the daughter of Daniel and Lydia which is likely an error since Lydia had died in 1659 and this record is recorded as a birth and not a baptism.

Humphrey Turell1

b. 12 May 1681
Father*Joseph Turell2 b. 25 Mar 1655
Mother*Sarah Sumner2
Birth*12 May 1681Humphrey Turell was born on 12 May 1681 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 156. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 150.

Joanna Turell1

b. 18 June 1726
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*18 June 1726Joanna Turell was born on 18 June 1726 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

John Turell1

b. circa July 1681, d. 28 May 1683
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*circa July 1681John Turell was born circa July 1681 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*28 May 1683 and died on 28 May 1683 at age 1 year and 10 months.1
Burial*He was buried in Granary Burial Ground, Boston.1

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."

John Turell1

b. 18 April 1693, d. 1 December 1693
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*18 April 1693John Turell was born on 18 April 1693 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Baptism30 April 1693 and was baptized with brothers Daniel and Joseph on 30 April 1693 at Second Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Death*1 December 1693He died seven months later on 1 December 1693 in Boston.1,3

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 208. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 212.

John Turell1

b. 4 March 1649
Father*Captain Daniel Turell1 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Lydia Blott1 d. 23 Jun 1659
Baptism*4 March 1649John Turell was baptized on 4 March 1649 at First Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.

John Turell1

b. 3 July 1687
Father*Samuel Turell2 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard2 b. 27 Mar 1660
Birth*3 July 1687John Turell was born on 3 July 1687 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 176. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 92. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.

John Turell1

b. 21 August 1731
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*21 August 1731John Turell was born on 21 August 1731 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Joseph Turell1

Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*Joseph Turell was born in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), probably a few years before his baptism, since he and his two older brothers, one older and one younger, were all baptized at the same time.1
Baptism30 April 1693He was baptized with brothers Daniel and John on 30 April 1693 at Second Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Probate*January 1702/3 In January 1702/3 Joseph Turell petitioned the Suffolk County Probate Court, Boston, stating that his brother Daniel Turell Jr. Late of Boston, surgeon, had died intestate on board the ship Johnson, a frigate, Samuel White, Commander, in her late voyage from Barbados to New England. The document said that Daniel's wages and estate belong to Joseph, being his only brother and heir. He requested that administration be granted to their father, Mr. Daniel Turell, anchorsmith. On 2 Jan 1702/03, Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, posted a £100 bond and on the same date administration was granted to Daniel Turell, anchorsmith, for his son Joseph only heir to Joseph's brother Daniel.2
Research Notes* The Barrell source further explained in a footnote that although Daniel seems young to have been a surgeon at 16 or 17, and Joseph seems young to have made a petition, the fact that their sister Mary was not baptized with them in 1693 suggests that they were younger than she. But it is possible that Daniel and/or Joseph were older than Mary, and that she was baptized separately (or not at all). If that was the case, then Daniel may have been born about 1676 or 1679 and Joseph may have been born about 1685.1
Marriage*25 September 1712He married Joanna Ward, daughter of Samuel Ward and Mary (Foster) Sale, on 25 September 1712 in Boston.1,3
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Joseph Turell, described as his cousin, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Joseph his pictures of Oliver Cromwell, King William and Queen Mary.4

Family

Joanna Ward b. 31 Oct 1692
Children1.Daniel Turell5 b. 22 Feb 1714
2.Joseph Turell5 b. 31 Oct 1721
3.Samuel Turell5 b. 12 Mar 1723
4.Joseph Turell5 b. 4 Mar 1724
5.Joanna Turell5 b. 18 Jun 1726
6.Mary Turell5 b. 19 Oct 1727
7.Daniel Turell5 b. 18 Sep 1728
8.Sarah Turell5 b. 17 Aug 1730
9.John Turell5 b. 21 Aug 1731
10.Ebenezer Turell5 b. 2 Mar 1734

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston", Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145, citing Suffolk County Probate, Volume 5, pages 383-384.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, date note as 15 Sep 1712. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  5. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com.

Joseph Turell1

b. 27 December 1653, d. 10 March 1654
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Lydia Blott2 d. 23 Jun 1659
Birth*27 December 1653Joseph Turell was born on 27 December 1653 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1,3
Death*10 March 1654 and died on 10 March 1654.4,5

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 41. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1035] Transcribed by David Pulsifer and William B. Trask, "Records of Boston (Early)", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volumes 2 - 12 (January 1848 - October 1858): Volume 9, page 252. Hereinafter cited as "Early Records of Boston."
  4. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 50.
  5. [S1035] Transcribed by David Pulsifer and William B. Trask, "Early Records of Boston", Volume 10, page 218.

Joseph Turell1

b. 25 March 1655
Father*Captain Daniel Turell2 d. 23 Jan 1699
Mother*Lydia Blott2 d. 23 Jun 1659
Birth*25 March 1655Joseph Turell was born on 25 March 1655 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3,4
Marriage*before 1679He married Sarah Sumner before 1679 in Boston.5

Family

Sarah Sumner
Children1.Sarah Turell6 b. 31 Oct 1679
2.Humphrey Turell6 b. 12 May 1681

Citations

  1. [S1034] Boston MA: Births, Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 41. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699.
  2. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 29, date noted as the 4th day of the 1st month.
  3. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 50.
  4. [S1035] Transcribed by David Pulsifer and William B. Trask, "Records of Boston (Early)", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volumes 2 - 12 (January 1848 - October 1858): Volume 9, page 310. Hereinafter cited as "Early Records of Boston."
  5. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 760. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  6. [S1034] Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, 1630-1699, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 130, page 150.

Joseph Turell1

b. 31 October 1721
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*31 October 1721Joseph Turell was born on 31 October 1721 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Joseph Turell1

b. 4 March 1724
Father*Joseph Turell1
Mother*Joanna Ward1 b. 31 Oct 1692
Birth*4 March 1724Joseph Turell was born on 4 March 1724 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage Intention9 November 1749An intention of marriage for Joseph Turell Jr. and Elizabeth Avis was recorded on 9 November 1749 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Marriage*30 November 1749He married Elizabeth Avis on 30 November 1749 in Boston.1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Joseph Turell1,2

b. 29 November 1689, d. before 1728
Father*Samuel Turell1,2 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard1,2 b. 27 Mar 1660
Birth*29 November 1689Joseph Turell was born on 29 November 1689 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Death*before 1728He probably died before 1728 since his father's 1728 will appears to mention all his living children, and Joseph is not among them.1

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145, footnote 101, page 145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Lydia Turell1,2

b. 8 July 1683
Father*Samuel Turell2 b. 14 Jun 1659
Mother*Lydia Stoddard2 b. 27 Mar 1660
Baptism*8 July 1683Lydia Turell was baptized on 8 July 1683 at Old South Church, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3
Marriage*8 May 1707She married Cornelius Thayer, son of Nathaniel Thayer and Deborah Townsend, on 8 May 1707 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by Penn Townsend, Esq.4,5,6
(Heir) Will9 November 1776The children of Lydia Thayer, described as his beloved sister, deceased, were named as beneficiaries of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Lydia (Turell) Thayer's children and their heirs a one-half part of his real and personal estate (not already disposed of in his will) to be equally divided among them.1
(Sister) Probate Dispute2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.1

Family

Cornelius Thayer b. 14 Nov 1684, d. 1745
Children1.Lydia Thayer6
2.Nathaniel Thayer+7 b. 17 Jul 1710, d. 15 Dec 1786
3.Deborah Thayer8 b. 27 Jan 1714
4.Hannah Thayer8 b. 1716
5.Cornelius Thayer8 b. 1719
6.Mary Thayer8 b. 16 Dec 1721
7.Turell Thayer8 b. 20 Mar 1726
8.Sarah Thayer8 b. 1732

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1020] Communicated by Hamilton Andrews Hill, "Memoranda by Hon. Samuel Turell Armstrong", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 44, pages 139-141 (April 1890). Hereinafter cited as "Memoranda by Samuel Turell Armstrong."
  3. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Old South Church, page 96. Hereinafter cited as Boston MA: Church Records.
  4. [S746] Boston, Massachusetts Marriages, 1700-1809, online at www.americanancestors.org, City Document No. 150, page 21. Hereinafter cited as Boston Marriages, 1700-1809.
  5. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  6. [S452] The Thayer Families Association Website, online at www.thayerfamilies.com, Richard Thayer, First 5 Generations. Hereinafter cited as Thayer Families Association Website.
  7. [S745] Boston Births, 1700-1800, online at www.NewEnglandAncestors.org, City Document No. 43, page 71. Hereinafter cited as Boston Births, 1700-1800.
  8. [S494] Boston MA: Church Records, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, First Church, page 300.

Lydia Turell1

b. 17 January 1677/78
Father*Daniel Turell Jr.1 b. 16 Aug 1646, d. 16 Feb 1708/9
Mother*Hannah Barrell1 b. 23 Apr 1651
Birth*17 January 1677/78Lydia Turell was born on 17 January 1677/78 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S1033] Jonathan A. Shaw, "George Barrell, Emigrant to Boston in 1638, and his Children and Grandchildren", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, with source information provided, Volume 165, pages 5-14 and 141-149 (January 2011 and April 2011): Hannah Barrell, pages 143-145. Hereinafter cited as "George Barrell, 1638 Emigrant to Boston."