|Birth: ||1600, England|
|Death: ||Jan., 1646|
Nathaniel TURNER - b. England; d. Jan. 1646, aboard ship. Arrived inNew England with the Winthrop fleet 1630 and settled at Lynn, MA. He requested to be admitted as freeman on Oct. 19, 1630 and was admitted Jul.3, 1632. Constable 1632; representative 1634; deputy 1635. Having been asoldier in England, he became an original member of the Ancient andHonorable Artillery Company of Boston. Appointed Captain of the Saugus train band 1633, and commanded it during the Pequot War 1636-1637. Moved to New Haven, CT 1637 after his home at Lynn was destroyed by fire, where he was an original signer of the New Haven Agreement and took the oath of fidelity on Jul. 1, 1644. He became a member of the New Haven First Congregational Church; assistant to the Governor 1639; deputy in the Connecticut Assembly; and served on numerous committees both in New Haven Colony and previously in Massachusetts Bay Colony. On Sep. 1, 1640 Nathaniel was appointed Captain of all martial affairs of the New Haven Colony. He was on the ill-fated "Lamberton's Phantom Ship" which sailed from New Haven on a voyage to Europe and was lost with all on board in Jan. 1646.
"Deep in Atlantic cave his body sleeps,
While the dark sea its ceaseless motion keeps,
While phantom ships are wrecked along the shore,
To warn his friends that he will come no more!
But He who governs all with impulse free,
Can bring from Bashan and the deepest sea,
And when He calls our Turner must return,
Though now his ashes fill no sacred ur
Rebecca Turner Mix (1624 - 1731)*
Created by: Ralph Brown
Record added: Dec 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82350984