In 1901, Hugh Turner (shown as Toner) is a 16yr-old coalminer (driver - below ground), living with his mother and stepfather at 6, Lammas Square, Felling.
In 1911, Hugh Turner is a 23yr-old married coalminer [Putter – below ground (A putter is a driver of wagons - hauled coal tubs in the mines)], living as a boarder with the Winship family, at 178, Front Street, Chester-le-Street. It mentions that he has no children… I wonder where his wife is.
In 1911, Hugh Turner’s uncle, Patrick Diamond, is the head of household at 45, South Burns, Chester-le-Street, with his wife, children and widowed stepfather, Henry Scullion.
There is a death record of a Hugh Turner, in Dur. N., in 1967, aged 82. Dur. N., includes Chester-le-Street. Marianne, I think that there’s a very good chance that this Hugh is the one you’re looking for… purchasing the death certificate would prove or disprove this, and would give occupation and next of kin (wife?)
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