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Louis D. Melnick Evanston, IL USA Nov 17, 2000
TURKINGTON. Edward TURKINGTON married 24 July 1800, St. Marie, Dublin, Harriet TAVERNER, who was the daughter of George Taverner and Henrietta Waller TAVERNER, who was a apparent relative (how were they related?), and a grand daughter of John Samuel Taverner (through her mother) and Jane -----. The said JST was a Freeman of the City of Cork 1741, Burgess of Limerick, and Sheriff in 1751, and died 17 December 1796, Bank Place, Limerick. I am trying to find the Turkington ancestry of Edward, and the identity of Jane -----, the wife of JST. In connection with Edward Turkington, I am also trying to determine whether or not the name Turkington and Turlington are linguistically or genealogically connected. It would seem that these two names could become confused in early records. There are early records showing men named Turlington invested in Irish land. Both Turlington and Turkington show up in early records of Anglican parishes in Dublin, Ireland. The big picture is that the name Turkington is probably of Norse origin, and exists in the Danelaw in one form or another, and became fixed in England. Yet, the classic books on British surnames, Reaney, etc., do not treat of Turlington. Yet this name can quite easily be found in Irish records. Can anyone give me some tips on the relationship of the name Turkington to Turlington? It should be kept in mind that there are further variants, such as Tarkington, Tarlington, and more. Please feel free to write me: Louis D. Melnick, 530 Michigan Ave., Evanston, Illinois 60202-3033 USA, or EMail.
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