The Kerrs, Scotts, Elliots, Rutherfords, Turnbulls and others were inextricably mixed throughout the Central Border in varying proportions from place to place. They were also inextricably intermarried, and with the considerable number of men killed in battle, in raids or on the scaffold at a fairly early age, it was not unlikely that their sons might be brought up by a maternal uncle with another surname and form strong links with his family.
Further back in history, the Turnbull's were know as "de Rule" or "Roule", from the Rulewater area where they were already present in the 13th Century. and they were probably of French or Anglo-Norman origin like many other families throughout Central and Southern Scotland.
See a map of the family territories circa 1550
What we have within our family is the decendants and James Turnbull (of Hawick, Scotland) and his son George Turnbull.
George came to Canada in 1911 at the age of 25 and worked as a farm hand at Indian Head where he met and then married his first wife Mary Paterson on March 25, 1914. They had a son, Jim who was born on March 16, 1916. Mary died from complications of the child birth on Mar 26, 1916 in the Holy Family Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
George then enlisted that year and went overseas leaving his baby son with some friends. Before his return in 1919 he married his 2nd wife, Elizabeth Currie, on Jun 5, 1919 and they had 9 more children.
We currently have 6 generations of Turnbulls in our Family Tree.
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