Charles Turner

7th Sep 1777 - 17th Jan 1854


Son of London West India merchant Samuel Turner (1745-1815) and Anne Athill, daughter of Dr John Athill (Samuel Turner and Anne Athill married St John's Church Antigua 24/07/1770). Brothers include Dr Thomas Turner (1773-1865); Samuel Turner (1776-1847) and John Hayward Turner (q.v.). Charles Turner himself was a West India merchant of London and Liverpool.

  1. In 1831 he assigned his assets to his brother John Hayward Turner, Hardman Earle and Richard Heywood for the benefit of his creditors. To date no will or probate has been found for him.

  2. In 1851 Charles Turner aged 73 retired West India merchant born Middlesex was living at 21 South Hill Place Toxteth Park with daughter Anne aged 40 born Liverpool. He had married 13/01/1804 at St Marylebone Maria or Mary Athill (1781-1841), daughter of Samuel Byam Athill and Mary Lynch.

  3. The Rev. Edward Tindal Turner (1822-1911), the son of Charles Turner and Maria Athill, became the Registrar of Oxford University.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 265 (Lynch's Estate).

Andrew Roberts, 'Biographies of Medical Lunacy Commissioners 1828-1912', [accessed 13/07/2010]. This source gives the death-date of Samuel Turner the father as 1818; R. L. Arrowsmith (comp.), Charterhouse Register 1769 -1872 (London & Chichester, Phillimore, 1974). Thanks to Catherine Smith, Charterhouse Archivist, for this reference.

  1. London Gazette, Issue 18883, 13/12/1831, p. 2629.

  2. 1851 census online; Pallots Marriage Index 1780-1837 record for Maria Athill, showing her husband as 'Chas Turner St Peter Liverpool, Co. Lancaster';, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online, in which he is transcribed as 'Charles Twiner'].

  3. London Gazette 28487 21/04/2015 p. 3122.

Further Information

Maria Athill
Samuel Athill; Anne; Edward Tindal; and others
Charterhouse [1789-1795 ]
Trinity, Cambridge [BA 1799; MA 1803 ]
Legal Education
Lincoln's Inn [1797-? ]
West India merchant

Associated Claims (4)

£716 13s 10d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Assignee)
£4,747 5s 3d
£2,158 12s 0d
Other association
£2,075 15s 9d
Unsuccessful claimant (Assignee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (7)

Railway Investment
Liverpool and Manchester [184599]  
Name partner
Charles Turner
West India merchant  
Railway Investment
Welsh Midland [1846528]  
Railway Investment
Shrewsbury and Grand Junction [1845172]  
Railway Investment
Shrewsburt, Wolverhampton, and South Staffordshire Junction (Coalbrookdale Branch) [1846461]  
Railway Investment
Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Junction [1846275]  
Railway Investment
Liverpool and Bury (Bolton, Wigan and Liverpool and Bury Extension) [184598]  

Relationships (6)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Son → Father
Business partners
Notes →
Brothers and until 1826 business partners in S & C Turner of London and...

Addresses (1)

21 South Hill Place , Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England