Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Thomas, Harriett & Henry Turner

In Affectionate
Remembrance of
Thomas Turner
of the Havelock Hotel Hastings
Who died May 30th 1869
Aged 67 years

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord

Also of Henry Thomas
Youngest and beloved child of
Thomas & Jane Turner Junr.
Died January 17th 1867
Aged 2 years and 9 months

The Great Jehovah from above
An angel bright did send
To fetch this little harmless dove
To joys that never end.

Also Harriett, widow of the above
Who passed away January 19th 1897
in her 84th year

Thy will be done

Harriett was born 30 May 1813 to Richard and Anne Hunnisett

Harriet had three illegitimate children in Laughton and in 1841 she was living with Thomas Turner to whom she was married in Laughton on 31 January 1842

In 1851 they were running 'The Queens Head' Seddlescombe and in 1861 a hotel in Havelock Road, Hastings. (

May 10th, 1870, at the Havelock Hotel, Hastings, Albert David Turner, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Turner, ' aged 7 years and 5 months.

1859/T Turner/..Havelock Hotel/Post Office Directory

1866/Thomas Turner / Havelock Hotel/Post Office Directory

1871 Census shows, as well as two servants and several visitors,

Thomas Turner/Hotel Keeper/31/Laughton, Sussex - Thomas & Harriett’s son, born 1839

Jane Turner/Wife/33/Tenterden, Kent/

John Turner/Son/4/Hastings, Sussex/

/Annie J Turner/Daughter/8 months/Hastings, Sussex/

Harriott[sic] Turner/Mother, Widow/58/Ripe, Sussex/

Lucy Hunnisett/Aunt/70/Easthoathly, Sussex/

For information on the history of the Havelock Hotel see