Turner, Reg

Notes on Reg Turner, and family.

See interview tape 39.

Born 1897, Maldon.

Thomas (gent’s outfitter) born c 1864, died c 1935 aged 71.
Ella nee Prichard, from Hampshire, born 1868, died 1927.

Brothers and sisters
Edward J born c 1891, Ella W born c 1895.

1912-1915, apprentice at Bon Marche in Brixton.
1915-18, soldier First World War.
Before 1927 – Harrods in London.
1927 on, own shop in Witham, till 1963.

1897-1899, earlier shop in Maldon with family
1899 onwards, 66 High Street in Maldon with family
1912-1915, Brixton (apprentice, lived at shop)
1927 came to Witham, lived at his shop in 54 High Street, perhaps till 1963.
After shop closed, to 67 Collingwood Road.

5 December 1990 aged 93.

Extracts from relevant documents

1901 census
RG 13/1691, ED 7, page 26, schedule 175, 66 High Street, Maldon St Peter
Thomas J Turner    Head    M    37    Clothier and shopkeeper (employer)`    born Essex, Maldon
Ella Turner    Wife    M    33        born Hants, Canborne[?]
Edward J Turner    Son    S    9        born Essex, Maldon
Ella W Turner    Dau    S    6        born Essex, Maldon
Reginald J Turner    Son    S    4        born Essex, Maldon
Archibald S Halliday    Serv    S    15    Shop Boy    born Essex, Maldon

1930 and 1938 electoral registers
54 Newland Street. Turner, Reginald John; Turner, Nellie Bessie.

1947 and 1961 electoral registers
54 Newland Street. Turner, Reginald J; Turner, Nellie B.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *