From documents in the possession of a descendant of the Turner-Sackville marriage.
Memorandum that Ann Lee alias Sackville of the Parish of St Mary Magdalen Laver in Essex, & Ed Turner of Tharfield in Hertfordshire were married about ten of the Clock, of the fourth day of October, 1688, by the Right Reverend Father in God Francis Ld Bp of Ely at his Chappell in Ely House London. Witness my hand Ed. Turner. We were married, with Bp Turner’s blessing, at Ely Chapel in London Octob 4 1688.
Note: Ely House Chapel was, until its disposal, the chapel attached to the London residence of the Bishops of Ely. It is now the Roman Catholic church of St Etheldreda, Ely Place, E.C.1. I understand that the contemporary Anglican register does not survive.
The Bishop of Ely was Francis Turner (1638?-1700), a former Rector of Therfield, and like Edward Turner a future non-juror. The two families of Turner were not related, as far as I know, but remained friendly over three generations.
The spelling Anne is used elsewhere, including on the inscription to Ann’s tomb at Therfield.
Sackvill the son of Edward & Anne Turner was born at the Vicarage house in Harlow at one of the Clock in the afternoon of the third day August 1689. [Inserted in pencil: 10 months after being spliced. Turnerlike sure of thy mark.]And was Christned by Mr John Taylor on the Saturday fortnight after his birth, being the 17 day of the aforesaid month. And had for his Godfathers the Right Honourable the Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Ld High Chamberlain of their Majesties Household King William and Queen Mary, & Mr Wm Turner of Shelly in the County of Essex. His Godmother was his Grandmother Mrs Eliz: Turner. Witness my hand Ed: Turner.
Edward the son of Edward & Anne Turner was born at Mr Kowsky’s house in Red Lyon Street Holborn about a quarter of an hour past 7 of the Clock on the thirty first day of Decemb. in the evening, Ao. 1691. He was Christned January the 4 following by the Reader of St Andrews Holborn. Ita test Ed: Turner.
Ed: Turner dyed about two of the Clock in the afternoon of the eleventh day of February 1693/4 being Sunday.
Anne the daughter of Edward & Anne Turner was born the third of March twixt seven & eight a clock in the morning in the Pal-Mal in St James’s Parish London; and was baptized by Mr Joseph Merrill March the eighth 1690/1. She had for her Godfather Mr Cratcherard, her Godmothers were Mm A. Lee, & Mrs Touden. Ita test Ed: Turner.
William son of Edward & Anne Turner was born at Mr Suttons in Arch-row in great Lincolns Inn Fields in London on the 3d day of Aprill at halfe an hour past twelve at night in the year 1693. And was baptized the Sunday following being the ninth of Aprill by Mr James Crompton fellow of Jesus Coll in Camb: & had for his Godfathers the Right Honourable the Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, and Captain Richard Jenkins, His Godmother was his grandmother Mrs Eliz: Turner. Witness my hand & seal Ed: Turner.
Mary the daughter of Edward & Anne Turner was born twixt ten & eleven of the Clock on the third day of May 1694, & was Christned at Park-Prospect at Westminster by Mr Roger Mitton on the twenty eighth day of the same month. Per me Ed: Turner. She died at Harlow in Essex Aprill 16 1695 & was buried 18th.
Eliz: Daughter of Ed: & Anne Turner was born at Park-Prospect in Westminster on Tuesday the 28th day of May 1695 abt eight of the Clock in the morning. She was Christned by Mr A. Glenn Fellow of Jesus Coll in Camb on Monday the 10th day of June 1695 (being the P of W anniversary birthday). Her Godfather was Mr Charles Proby Fellow of Jesus Coll; Her Godmothers were Mm A. Lee & my mother Mrs Eliz: Turner. Its test Ed: Turner.
Katharine Turner was born in Red Lyon Street in Holborn on Friday abt two of the Clock on the 15th of Octob: 1697. She was Christned by Mr Howell on Thursday the 4th of November following, and had for her Godfather Mr Jn Worthington, her Godmothers were her two Aunts, Mrs Eliz: Taylor & Mrs Anne Alger. Ita test Ed: Turner.
Katharine Turner died (being as was supposed overlain at Nurse) on December the 19th 1697, abt one of the clock in the morning. E:T:
Mary the Daughter of Ed: & Anne Turner was born at Reed abt 2 in the afternoon on Thursday Sept ye 23 1703 & had private Baptism yt afternoon by Bro: Alger. She died on Friday abt 5 in the afternoon October 8th following & lys buryed in Reed Church Yard on the South side of the Chancell. Ed: Turner.
Martha the Daughter of Ed: & Anne Turner was born at Reed at 15 Minutes past Seven at night Augst 1st 1705. She was Christned on ffriday Septb 7th & had for her Godfather Mr Danll Alger: her Godmothers were Madm Lee & Sister Taylor. E. Turner.
Theophila Turner was born at London June ye 17 1701. She died Sunday June 13th 1703 at Harlow.
Charlott Turner was born at London Sept 24 1707 and died March the 20th following.
Mrs Alice Lee was born at London on St Thomas day 1644.
Anne the wife of Edwd Turner was born at London Nov: 2d 1667.
Note: Edward’s sister Elizabeth married the Rev John Taylor, Vicar of Harlow, Essex from 1679-1726. His sister Anne married the Rev Daniel Alger, Vicar of Wethersfield, Suffolk, d. 1717.
Reed is an adjoining parish to Therfield. Under the will of Edward’s father, his mother Elizabeth had been left a life interest in a considerable part of the Turner lands in and around Therfield, and he seems to have taken up residence in Therfield only after his mother’s death in 1701