The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Benjamin Turk, son of Thomas Turk, bailiff and Sarah Turk [Leonard]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
25th Apr 1806
Born
At Grovehurst in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex
 
6th Jun 1841
Census
At Grovehurst in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Benjamin Turk, M, [Son], age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
1841 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Grovehurst Farm in the Parish of Buxted, Sussex; Lodger; occupation: gamekeeper
1851 Census
Buxted, Sussex
 
1879
Recollections
Ashdown Forest dispute
 

During The Ashdown Forest Dispute 1876-1882 commoners and land owners were interviewed by the solicitor William Raper. Their comments were recorded in a series of notebooks:

Turk, Benjamin. 73. Born at Grovehurst in Buxted 25 April 1806. Have lived in this locality all my life except 1 1/2 years when I lived at Etchingham when I was 9 or 10. I worked for Mr. Hart for over 40 years at Grovehurst Farm. Then went to Shadwell Farm, then belonging to Mr. Scobell, John Brooker my brother-in-law being bailiff (he now lives at Cowden). I worked there 16 years, then to Etchingham 1 vie years, then to Cowden for 2 years, then to Mr. Bellingham at New Barns (Lord De La Warr's) lie year, then to my present place for a year. We had about 20 load of litter from the Forest every year. I was at Grovehurst without missing one year. William Wheatley (dead) used to cut it.

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3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Inch Reed Farm in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex; Benjamin Turk, M, Servant, single, age 73, born Buxted; occupation: farm labourer
1881 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
 
5th Apr 1891
Census
At Inchreed in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex; Ben Turk, M, Uncle, single, age 83, born Buxted, Sussex
1891 Census
Rotherfield, Sussex
 
Nov 1893
Died
At Inchreed in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex; aged 85 years
Rotherfield Burial Registers
 
14th Nov 1893
Buried
At St. Denys Church in the Parish of Rotherfield, Sussex
Rotherfield Burial Registers

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Turk, Turke, Turck, Turcke, Turks family records
The ancestral pedigree of Benjamin Turk
  
 John Turkm: c 1680Mary 
 b: c 1655
d: September 1705 Rotherfield, Sussex, senior
bur: 22nd Sep 1705 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: c 1655
d: September 1704 Rotherfield, Sussex, wife of John junior
bur: 16th Sep 1704 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
  
 John 
 b: 1681 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Jul 1681 St. Denys Church
d: April 1740 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 5th Apr 1740 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
    
Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 John Turkm: 23rd Oct 1705 All Saints, Lewes, SussexSarah Brown 
 b: 1681 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 3rd Jul 1681 St. Denys Church
d: April 1740 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 5th Apr 1740 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1675 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 25th May 1675 St. Michael's Church, daughter of William Browne and Katherine Browne
d: February 1758 Rotherfield, Sussex, widow, poor
bur: 12th Feb 1758 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
    
 Mary John William 
 b: 1706 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 21st Nov 1706 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
 b: 1712/13 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Mar 1712/13 St. Denys Church, son of John and Sarah Turk
d: January 1787 Rotherfield, Sussex, poor
bur: 15th Jan 1787 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1715/16 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 6th Jan 1715/16 St. Denys Church, son of John and Sarah Turk
d: 26th Feb 1795 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 79 years
bur: 1st Mar 1795 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
          
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 John Turk
farmer
m: 5th Aug 1740 Fleet Prison, LondonSarah Brown 
 b: 1712/13 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Mar 1712/13 St. Denys Church, son of John and Sarah Turk
d: January 1787 Rotherfield, Sussex, poor
bur: 15th Jan 1787 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1717/18 Withyham, Sussex
ch: 2nd Mar 1717/18 St. Michael's Church, daughter of William Brown
d: January 1793 Rotherfield, Sussex, widow of John, poor
bur: 25th Jan 1793 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
             
Sarah  John  Anne  Joseph  Jane Benjamin Hannah Lucy 
b: 1741 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 8th Dec 1741 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
  b: 1744 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Aug 1744 St. Denys Church, son of John and Sarah Turk
  b: 1747 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Oct 1747 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
  b: 1750 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 17th Mar 1750 St. Denys Church
d: March 1824 Poorhouse, Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 76 years
bur: 5th Mar 1824 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  b: 1754 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 10th Mar 1754 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
d: c 25th Mar 1754 Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of John
bur: 29th Mar 1754 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1755 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 31st Aug 1755 St. Denys Church, son of John and Sarah Turk
d: November 1757 Rotherfield, Sussex, son of John
bur: 13th Nov 1757 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1759 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Aug 1759 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
d: April 1836 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 76 years
bur: 10th Apr 1836 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 1761 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Nov 1761 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
d: May 1852 Rotherfield, Sussex
bur: 30th May 1852 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 
  Mary Thomas  Richard  Elizabeth          
  b: 1743 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 4th May 1743 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
 b: 1745/46 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 17th Feb 1745/46 St. Denys Church, son of John and Sarah Turk
d: July 1832 Hartfield, Sussex
bur: 5th Jul 1832 St. Mary's Church, Hartfield, Sussex
  b: 1748/49 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 12th Feb 1748/49 St. Denys Church, son of John and Sarah Turk
  b: 1752 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Oct 1752 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
d: April 1754 Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of John
bur: 25th Apr 1754 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
          
                     
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
  not marriedAnne Turk 
    b: 1747 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 15th Oct 1747 St. Denys Church, daughter of John and Sarah Turk
  
  
 Thomas 
 b: 1771 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Dec 1771 St. Denys Church, baseborn son of Ann Turk
d: December 1852 Buxted, Sussex
bur: 27th Dec 1852 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
 
    
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
2nd marriage Thomas Turk
bailiff
m: 21st Nov 1806 St. Dunstan's Church, West Peckham, KentSarah Leonard 
 b: 1771 Rotherfield, Sussex
ch: 1st Dec 1771 St. Denys Church, baseborn son of Ann Turk
d: December 1852 Buxted, Sussex
bur: 27th Dec 1852 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex
  b: 1775 Speldhurst, Kent
ch: 5th Mar 1775 St. John's Church, Groombridge, Kent and Sussex
d: May 1846 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 72 years
bur: 13th May 1846 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  
      
 Benjamin Sarah Henry Harriett Stephen 
 b: 25th Apr 1806 Grovehurst, Buxted, Sussex
d: November 1893 Inchreed, Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 85 years
bur: 14th Nov 1893 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
 b: 18th Dec 1811 Buxted, Sussex
d: 26th Sep 1902 Dog Rock, Dalton, NSW, Australia
bur: after 26th Sep 1902 Dalton Uniting Church, Dalton, NSW, Australia, Grave 8
 b: 1812 Buxted, Sussex b: 1816 Buxted, Sussex b: 1818 Buxted, Sussex 
               
Parental
record

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