Georgina Jones and Frederick Henry Turnbull
3-Georgina Jones was born on 9 Jun 1853 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 27 Apr 1911 in Gordon, Tasmania at age 57. Georgina married Frederick Henry Turnbull, son of John Turnbull and Rebecca Adcock, on 16 Dec 1872 in Kingston, Tasmania. Frederick was born on 29 Jul 1845 in Gordon, Tasmania and died on 25 Nov 1917 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 72. They had 13 children:
- Rebecca Susan
- Frederick John
- Thomas William
- Elizabeth Louisa
- Isabella Adeline
- John Thomas
- Louisa Isabell
- Joseph Charles
- William Charles
- Walter William
- Henry Ernest
- Stanley George and
- Leslie Thomas.
Frederick Henry and Georgina’s sons, Ern, Joe and Stan inherited the property at Gordon. Ern was a bit of a bush lawyer and must have known a thing or two about life. He built a house on the old property and eventually planted an apple orchard. He later bought out Joe and Stan's share as they had no interest in the orchard. Stan went into the hotel business at Cygnet and Joe went to work at the hydro station at Queenstown.
The old homestead belonging to Frederick Snr. was just a few hundred yards from Ern's house. After it burnt down, Ern's children used to follow the plough as the soil was being turned, and find all sorts of things like broken crockery, coins and even a gold ring. The orchard was still producing in 1985.
They were champion axemen - as attested to by Henry Ernest’s obituary below. The Mercury went onto say:
Hobart MERCURY of Thursday 7 July 1966
"CARNIVAL MAY BE HELD IN HONOUR OF TURNBULL BROTHERS:
The name of the famous Tasmanian family of axemen, the Turnbull brothers, may be perpetuated by a special carnival named in their honour during the 1966-67 season. The brothers Joe, Bill, Ernie & Stan were known throughout Australia for their brilliant chopping. Delegates at the annual meeting of the Association were told by the Secretary (Mr. A. P. O'Byrne) that if such a carnival were conducted more than 100 of Australia's best axemen would compete. Mr. O'Byrne suggested that events should include 10" and 12" standing, 12" underhand, and a single-handed sawing contest in which the Turnbull brothers were adept.
Great Season: The carnival, if arranged, would be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. The winner of each of the four events might go to N.Z. for a fortnight. ..... The President, Mr. H. K. Fenton described the season as the best on record. The 2,000 chop at Bushy Park in January was the biggest in Tasmania & was sponsored by the State Government ....."
The Turnbull girls, Elizabeth and Louise, went to the mainland and lived in Melbourne. Ern's daughter Rita as a girl wrote to another girl in Melbourne for years before she found out she was her cousin - her aunt Louise's daughter, who later came to visit them in Tasmania. Elizabeth was registered Turnbull at birth and was later burnt to death. Her death certificate states "Elizabeth Turnbull also known as Benbow."
Frederick Henry Turnbull, was born 29 July 1845 in Hobart. His birth certificate (in which he is unnamed has a later notation "Baptised St. David's - Frederick Henry") lists his father as John Turnbull (farmer) and his mother as Rebecca Jarvis. At his baptism when he was 2 months old the parents are listed as John (a boatman) & Rebecca Turnbull of North West Bay (Snug). He was only 14 when both Rebecca Jarvis & John Turnbull died in 1859 three months apart.
Several Turnbull families lived around the Middleton/Gordon orchard area and were still in residence in 1984 when we visited. As many as six related families live within a quarter of a mile radius. SOURCE
3-Rebecca Susan Turnbull was born on 25 Mar 1873 in Gordon, Tasmania and died in 1940 in Melbourne, Victoria at age 67. Rebecca married James Joseph Long, son of Daniel Long and Elizabeth Tustin, on 25 Jan 1892 in Strahan, Tasmania. James was born on 18 Jun 1862 in Sorell, Tasmania and died in 1958 in Sydney, New South Wales at age 96. They had seven children: Leslie Joseph, Moya, Kevin Sarsfield, Lila Mary, James MacGregor, Charles Edward and Not Recorded.
4-Leslie Joseph Long was born on 3 Jan 1893 in Strahan, Tasmania and died in 1958 in Sydney, New South Wales at age 65.
4-Moya Long was born about 1895 and died in 1953 in Parkville, Victoria aged about 58. Moya married Herbert Tangey. Herbert was born in 1893 in Stawell, Victoria and died in 1966 in Heidelberg, Victoria at age 73. They had one son: Kevin Herbert.
5-Kevin Herbert Tangey was born on 28 Mar 1921 in Yarraville, Victoria, Australia and died on 26 Sep 2003 in Ringwood, Victoria at age 82.
4-Kevin Sarsfield Long was born on 22 May 1902 in Gould Street, Gormanston, Tasmania and died in 1970 in Bendigo, Victoria at age 68. Kevin married Veronica.
4-Lila Mary Long was born on 19 Apr 1908 in Albert Park, Moonah, Tasmania. Lila married William Boyd. They had one daughter: Maree.
4-James MacGregor Long was born on 22 Sep 1910 in Moonah, Tasmania and died on 18 Apr 1987 at age 76. James married Gladis Juanita Gerlach.
4-Charles Edward Long was born on 11 Dec 1913 in Albert Park, Moonah, Tasmania and died on 1 May 1950 in Melbourne, Victoria at age 36. Charles married Dorothy Margaret Carr. Dorothy was born in 1915 in Sydney, New South Wales and died on 15 Nov 2002 in Brisbane, Queensland at age 87.
4-Not Recorded Long was born on 6 May 1915 in Albert Road, Moonah, Tasmania.
3-Frederick John Turnbull was born on 14 Jan 1875 in Kingston, Tasmania. Frederick married Mary Agnes Brennan on 1 Dec 1898 in Lyell, Tasmania. Mary was born about 1871. They had one son: Frederick Douglas W.
4-Frederick Douglas W. Turnbull was born on 19 Aug 1899 in Lyell, Tasmania. Frederick married Rita Annie Fitzpatrick on 14 Jun 1927 in Franklin, Tasmania.
3-Thomas William Turnbull was born on 15 Feb 1877 in Kingston, Tasmania and died on 12 Aug 1940 in Cygnet, Tasmania at age 63. Thomas married Eliza Bones, daughter of James Bones and Mary Ann Cowen, on 23 Dec 1897 in Gordon, Tasmania. Eliza was born on 9 Aug 1875 in Port Cygnet, Tasmania. They had 12 children: Lucy May, Lily Martha, Amy Rosetta, Charlotta Jane, Thomas Edwin, James Henry, Valentine Charles, Benjamin John, Rosie May, Victoria, Maxwell Mervyn and Not Recorded.
4-Lucy May Turnbull was born on 12 Mar 1898 in Gordon, Tasmania. Lucy married Oscar Levi Daniel Gordon on 12 May 1924 oin St Michael and All Angels Church, Gordon, Tasmania
4-Lily Martha Turnbull was born on 2 Sep 1899 in Gordon, Tasmania.
4-Amy Rosetta Turnbull was born on 15 Jan 1901 in Gordon, Tasmania.
4-Charlotta Jane Turnbull was born on 24 May 1902 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Thomas Edwin Turnbull was born on 21 Aug 1904 in Middleton, Tasmania and died on 14 May 1925 at age 20.
4-James Henry Turnbull was born on 4 Jul 1907 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Valentine Charles Turnbull was born on 11 Aug 1909 in Middleton, Tasmania. Valentine married Margaretta Edith Direen, daughter of James Direen and Jane Halton. Margaretta was born on 3 Oct 1911 in Lymington, Tasmania. They had four children: Rex Valentine, Vilma, Stan and Unknown.
5-Rex Valentine Turnbull was born on 16 Jun 1941 in Tasmania.
4-Benjamin John Turnbull was born on 11 Aug 1909 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Rosie May Turnbull was born on 4 Aug 1911 in Gordon, Tasmania.
4-Victoria Turnbull was born on 29 Sep 1914 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Maxwell Mervyn Turnbull was born on 14 Aug 1916 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Not Recorded Turnbull was born on 14 Aug 1916 in Middleton, Tasmania.
3-Elizabeth Louisa Turnbull was born on 31 Mar 1879 in Kingston, Tasmania and died on 21 Feb 1889 in Gordon, Tasmania at age 9.
3-Isabella Adeline Turnbull was born on 12 Aug 1881 in Gordon, Tasmania and died on 16 Dec 1921 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 40. Isabella married Albert Edward Holt, son of Alfred Holt and Jane Flewster, on 9 Sep 1905 in Middleton, Tasmania. Albert was born on 3 Dec 1881 in Brighton, Sussex, England and died on 17 Oct 1966 in Sandy Bay, Hobart at age 84. They had one son: Albert Edward.
Albert Holt was born 3 Dec 1881 in Brighton, Sussex, England. He was 22 months old when he arrived in Hobart on the Cape Clear from London with his father Alfred (36) a Carpenter and Joiner, his mother Jane (new Flewster aged 44) Sarah Jane (11) Emily (7) and William Henry (4) on 26 Oct 1883.
Albert spent all his working days in the boot trade at Blundstones, Hobart. He married Isabella Turnbull on 9 Sept. 1905 and gave his surname to Isabel's daughter Gladys Isabel, and their son Albert Edward Jnr. born in July 1905. After his wife Isabella died in 1921 he married her nephew Ern's sister in-law, Nell Lynch. In 1935 after Nell's death he then married Grace Sweet. He died at 19 Gregory St. Sandy Bay, Tasmania on 17 Oc. 1966 aged. 85.
4-Albert Edward Holt was born on 16 Jul 1905 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 2 Jul 1978 in Auckland, New Zealand at age 72. Albert married Joy Florence Von Bibra, daughter of Francis Charles Von Bibra and Alice Amy Rockliff, on 19 Jan 1929 in St John's Church of England, Launceston. Joy was born on 18 Nov 1911 in Pine Road, near Penguin, Tasmania and died in 1988 in New Zealand at age 77. They had three children: John Edward, Robert and Kenneth.
5-John Edward Holt was born on 12 Jun 1929 in Hobart, Tasmania and died in Nov 2004 in Manchester, Lancashire, England at age 75. John married Alexia Cram. Alexia was born in New Zealand.
3-John Thomas Turnbull was born on 3 May 1883 in Gordon, Tasmania.
3-Louisa Isabella Turnbull was born on 8 Mar 1885 in Gordon, Tasmania. Louisa married Michael Joseph Read on 4 Feb 1907 in Zeehan, Tasmania. They had three children: Monica Mary, Michael Joseph and Domanic Vincent.
4-Monica Mary Read was born on 22 Jul 1907 in Zeehan, Tasmania.
4-Michael Joseph Read was born on 30 Sep 1908 in Gordon, Tasmania and died on 23 Apr 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria at age 70.
4-Domanic Vincent Read was born on 2 May 1911 in Claude Street, New Town, Tasmania.
3-Joseph Charles Turnbull was born on 23 May 1887 in Gordon, Tasmania and died on 12 Aug 1940 at age 53. Joseph married Sylvia Elizabeth Griffiths on 17 Jul 1919 in St Andrews Church, Hobart. Sylvia was born on 17 Jul 1919 in St Andrews Church, Hobart.
3-William Charles Turnbull was born on 12 Dec 1889 in Gordon, Tasmania. William married Minnie Bertha Sayer, daughter of Henry William Sayer and Bertha McGuiness, on 8 Mar 1913 in Hobart, Tasmania. Minnie was born on 4 Nov 1885 in Hobart, Tasmania. They had three children: Dudley William, Dorothy Jean and Clifton Victor.
4-Dudley William Turnbull was born on 20 Jan 1914 in Middleton, Tasmania and died on 9 Nov 1965 in Gordon, Tasmania at age 51. Dudley married Lilliam Christine Impey. Lilliam was born about 1916 and died on 12 Dec 1957 aged about 41.
4-Dorothy Jean Turnbull was born on 2 Oct 1915 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Clifton Victor Turnbull was born on 23 Jan 1917 in 216 Campbell Street, Hobart.
3-Walter William Turnbull was born on 26 Oct 1891 in Gordon, Tasmania. Walter married Lucy Coulson on 30 Jun 1916 in Hobart, Tasmania. They had one son: David Walter.
4-David Walter Turnbull was born about 1933 and died on 2 Sep 1960 aged about 27.
3-Henry Ernest Turnbull was born on 6 Oct 1893 in Gordon, Tasmania and died on 7 May 1965 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 71. Henry married Lillith Lynch on 4 Sep 1913 in Hobart, Tasmania. They had five children: Pearl Stewart, Godfrey Ernest, Terence Ingram, Pearl Stewart and Joan Stewart.
The Hobart Mercury Thursday 7 July 1966
The funeral in Hobart yesterday of Mr. Ernest Henry Turnbull of New Town, one of Tasmania's former champion sawyers & axemen, was attended by many sporting personalities.
Mr. Turnbull, formerly of Gordon, died in Hobart on Saturday aged 71. A member of a well-known D'Entrecasteaux Channel milling family, Mr.Turnbull with his brothers William & the late Joseph & Stan, excelled at sawing & chopping. A great sawyer, he set a record by winning the single-handed championship at Ulverstone four years in succession from 1926-1929. With his brother Stan and later his son Geoff, he also won many double-handed sawing events in various parts of the State. In 1921 at the Geeveston Sports Club carnival, William won the 12", 15" & 18" chopping events, Joseph & Ernest the double-handed sawing, & Ernest the single-handed sawing.
Mr. Turnbull also won many chipping events at sporting meetings in the South & North-West Coast. Born at Gordon, Mr. Turnbull conducted a sawmill in the Channel district until retiring about 3 years ago. He leaves a wife, two sons Geoff & Terence, & 3 daughters - Mesdames D. Moate (Moonah) C. Morrisby (Goodwood) & J. Hartley (NSW)
4-Pearl Stewart Turnbull was born on 21 Aug 1913 in Birchs Bay, Tasmania and died on 23 Nov 1913 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Godfrey Ernest Turnbull was born on 13 Nov 1914 in Middleton, Tasmania.
4-Terence Ingram Turnbull was born on 1 Sep 1916 in Gordon, Tasmania.
4-Pearl Stewart Turnbull was born on 24 Sep 1917 in Gordon, Tasmania.
4-Joan Stewart Turnbull was born on 11 Oct 1918 in 3 Williamson Street, Hobart, Tasmania.
3-Stanley George Turnbull was born on 29 Nov 1895 in Gordon, Tasmania and died on 12 Jul 1954 in Cygnet, Tasmania at age 58. Stanley married Bridget Ann Dillon, daughter of Edward Dillon and Bridget Welsh, on 29 May 1930 in St Marys Cathedral, Hobart. Bridget was born on 17 Jun 1907 in Nichols Rivulet, Tasmania. They had four children: Jessie Patricia, Alan Stanley, Donald and Murray.
The Mercury Thursday 15 July 1954 p. 17
Large Gathering At Cygnet Funeral
ABOUT 500 people attended the funeral at Cygnet yesterday of Mr. Stanley George Turnbull, timber miller, axeman, and sawyer, who died on Monday night. It was one of the biggest funerals ever held in the town. More than 300 people attended Requiem Mass conducted at St. James' Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. T. G. McDonnell.
About 100 children from Roman Catholic schools and members of the Cygnet sub- branch of the R.S.L., of which Mr. Turnbull was a member, formed guards-of-honour. The R.S.L. oration at the graveside was read by the president of the Cygnet sub-branch after which the Last Post was sounded.
Representatives of municipal, sporting, farming, and business life of the district attended. The chief mourners were Messrs. Alan. Don, and Murray Turnbull (sons). Joseph, William and Ernest Turnbull, (brothers), and Harry, Valentine, Royce and Dudley (nephews). Funeral arrangements were carried out by H. C. Millington
4-Jessie Patricia Turnbull was born on 23 Apr 1931 in Tasmania.
4-Alan Stanley Turnbull was born on 2 Jul 1937 in Cygnet, Tasmania and died on 7 Feb 1984 in Cygnet, Tasmania at age 46.
4-Donald Turnbull died on 7 Jun 1995 in Hobart, Tasmania.
3-Leslie Thomas Turnbull was born on 13 Feb 1898 in Gordon, Tasmania and died on 17 May 1914 in Gordon, Tasmania at age 16.