John Turing

???? - 1809


Partner with George Baillie, Robert Lang, Nathaniel Snell and Eric Mackay (Lord Reay) (each of whom q.v.) in George Baillie & Co., between 1793-1800 (the firm was a guarantor of payment for 'slave-cargoes'), and then after an acrimonious dissolution of the partnership with George Baillie, a partner in Lang, Turing with Lang, Snell and Reay (the latter two retired in 1805).

  1. Will of John Turing Esq. [late of Devonshire Place in the parish of St Marylebone but now] of Knowlton Kent proved 12/05/1809. He left £8000 absolutely to his wife Mary, and £50,000 in trust to support her for life, with the capital split equally after her death in five parts between his sons John and William, his daughter Ann Catherine Turing, trustees for his grandchildren the children of his daughter Mrs James Bannerman other than Robert Bannerman (who had succeeded to the Abernyte estate in Perthshire),and his daughter Helen Sophia Darley. In addition, he left £6000 each to his children John, William and Ann Catherine, £4000 to trustees for the benefit of Mrs James Bannerman and then her children and £2000 in trust for Helen Sophia Darley. The will acknowledges that the principal part of his property 'is implicated [?] and depends upon realizing the funds of the firm of Messrs Lang Turing' which, he said, had by special agreement between himself and Robert Lang been made over to him as security for the balance of his account with the firm: his will was based on the idea that his estate would raise the full £82,000 but he provided for pro rata decreases if it did not, and increases if any claim on the Nabob of the Carnatic assigned to him by Chas. Ed. Jones [James?] or from the estate of Major Robert Turing or from Messrs Abbot & Maitland be received.

  2. The will of John Turing's son William Turing Captain in HM's 18th Regiment of Hussars was proved in 1814, that of his widow Mary Turing of Cummingham Place St John's Wood in 1839 and his other son John Turing of Bath in 1846.


  1. PROB 11/1498/76.

  2. PROB 11/1551/217 proved 24/01/1814; PROB 11/1910/92 proved 26/04/1839; PROB 11/2041/181 proved 31/08/1846.

Further Information

John; William; Ann Catherine; Helen Sophia; 'Mrs Bannerman'
East India and West India merchant

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1794 [EA] - 1802 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
- 1804 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1797 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

George Baillie & Co.
West India merchant  
Name partner
Chauncy, Lang
West India merchant  

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Business partners
Business partners