William TURLE William TURLE Louisa TURLE Charles TURLE Harriet TURLE John TURLE Edmund TURLE Henry TURLE Frederick TURLE James TURLE Amelia TURLE Joseph TURLE Mini tree diagram

Sarah BALL

7th Aug 17731 - between Oct 1843 and Dec 18431,3


Life History

7th Aug 1773


16th Dec 1794

Married William TURLE in St Mary Magdalen, Taunton.7

The witnesses were James Turle and Sarah Parkhouse. Married by banns.

15th Apr 1795

Birth of son William TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1,5

26th Oct 1796

Birth of daughter Louisa TURLE.1

21st Oct 1797

Death of daughter Louisa TURLE.1

31st Aug 1798

Birth of son Charles TURLE.1

Apr 1800

Birth of daughter Harriet TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1

14th Oct 1802

Birth of son John TURLE.1

9th Nov 1804

Birth of son Edmund TURLE.1

27th Sep 1806

Birth of son Henry TURLE.1

26th Oct 1808

Birth of son Frederick TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1

12th Dec 1810

Birth of son James TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1,6

1st Nov 1813

Birth of daughter Amelia TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1

15th May 1815

Birth of son Joseph TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1

Dec 1823

Death of son Charles TURLE

23rd Jan 1824

Death of William TURLE in Taunton, Somerset

2nd Apr 1826

Death of daughter Harriet TURLE.1

28th May 1834

Death of son William TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.4

18th Jul 1834

Death of son James TURLE.1

12th Aug 1836

Death of son Edmund TURLE.1

1st Apr 1838

Death of son Frederick TURLE in Chippenham, Wiltshire.1

6th Jun 1841

Occupation Independent in Taunton, Somerset.2

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (St James Street, Taunton, Somerset).2

between Oct 1843 and Dec 1843

Died in Taunton, Somerset.1,3


  • Will of William Turle, 1833, (transcription)
    PRO Doc. Prob. 11/1835
    Image reference 354

    1 This is the last Will and Testament of me
    2 William Turle of the parish of Taunton Saint James in the County of Somerset
    3 Professor of Music which I make and publish for the disposal of my worldly Estate
    4 and Effects as follows I give and bequeath unto Mr Richard Turle of Taunton Grocer
    5 and to my Brother Mr John Turle of the same place Hair dresser all my monies
    6 sureties for money goods chattels personal and testamentary Estate and Effects whatsoever
    7 and whosoever and whether in possession reversion  remainder or expectancy and
    8 over which I shall have any disposing power except such specific articles as may in
    9 any note or codicil to this my will be given specifically to any person in such note
    10 or codicil mentioned upon trust that they the said Richard Turle and John Turle and
    11 the Survivor of them and the Executors and administrators of the Survivor so and shall
    12 call  in and convert into money all such part of my Estate and Effects as shall not consist
    13 of money and so and shall in the first place pay all my just debts and funeral and
    14 testamentary expenses and then so and shall invest the residue of my effects in the
    15 Government funds or shares of Great Britain except the sum of One hundred pounds
    16 which is at present in and which it is my will and desire shall be allowed to remain
    17 in the savings Bank of this Town with any accumulation arising therefrom for
    18 the purposes hereinafter mentioned And my will is that my said trustees shall stand
    19 possessed of the monies so to be invested in the public funds and in the Savings Bank
    20 as aforesaid upon trust that in case my Sons William Alfred Turle and Charles
    21 Turle or either of them shall not have attained the age of ffourteen years at the
    22 time of my decease to place each of them at some Boarding School in order that
    23 they may be maintained and educated at the discretion of my trustees until they shall
    24 respectively have attained the said age of ffourteen years and as they shall respectively
    25 attain the said age of ffourteen years my will that they should be placed out as indoor
    26 apprentices to any Business or trade or profession my Trustees shall think proper until
    27 they respectively attain the age of twenty one years and that in case any premium
    28 shall be required with either of them then that such premium be paid out of the
    29 trust properly provided that no greater sum than thirty pounds be advanced for each
    30 of them as a premium and my will is that the expense of keeping the said
    31 William Alfred Turle and Charles Turle at Boarding School until such time as
    32 aforesaid and of placing them out apprentices as aforesaid and also the expense of
    33 providing them with clothes / and occasionally at the discretion of the Trustees / a little
    34 pocket money shall in the first place be defrayed out of the said sum of One hundred
    35 pounds so now invested in the Taunton Savings Bank and the interest arising
    36 from the monies in the funds and that so soon as that sum shall be exhausted
    37 for any of the purposes contained in this my Will then my Will is that my said
    38 Trustees so and shall from time to time sell out of the funds or shares a
    39 portion of stock as shall together with interest arising from the stocks be
    40 necessary to answer the purposes of this my Will And my will also is that my
    41 Daughter Georgiana Turle shall also be kept at Boarding School until shall attain
    42 the age of fifteen or sixteen years and after attaining that age my Will is that she
    43 shall be placed out as indoor apprentice to some respective female to learn any
    44 business which she may prefer for the space of two or three years and I request
    45 my said Trustees to advance by way of premium any sum which may be necessary
    46 on her being so apprenticed as aforesaid and my will that the said Georgiana
    47 Turle shall whilst she remains at School and also during her apprenticeship be
    48 provided with necessary clothes and apparel by my Trustees and after completing
    49 completing her Apprenticeship and until she shall attain the age of twenty one
    50 years or be married before that age my Will is that my said Trustees shall allow
    51 her any sum of money not exceeding ten pounds per annum which they may
    52 think proper towards her maintenance and my Will is that each of my
    53 said children shall attain the age of twenty one years my said Trustees shall
    54 out of the moneys so to be invested and which may then remain in the funds
    55 as aforesaid advance each of them the sum of twenty pounds and when and so
    56 soon as the youngest of my children shall have attained the age of twenty one
    57 years and have received this twenty pounds then my will is that the residue of
    58 my estate and effects be equally shared between them share and share alike
    59 and in case any or either of them shall die under the age of twenty one years
    60 leaving lawful issue my will is that such issue shall take the part of its deceased
    61 parent or parents and in case no such issue shall be left then the share of
    62 such of my said children so dying under age without issue as aforesaid
    63 shall go and ______ to the Survivors of them and in case there shall be only one
    64 of my said children who shall attain the said age of twenty one years then the
    65 whole therefore shall belong to that one child and in case all my said Children
    66 shall die under the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue then
    67 I give the whole of my Estate and Effects until my mother Sarah Turle and my
    68 Brothers John Turle ffrederic Turle James Turle Henry Turle Edmund Turle
    69 and Joseph Turle and my Sister Amelia Turle to be equally shared between
    70 them when and so as the youngest child of my said mother shall attain
    71 the age of twenty one years and in case my said mother should die before that
    72 time then my will is that her share shall survive to and be equally divided
    73 amongst all my said Brothers and Sister at the time aforesaid And I hereby
    74 nominate and appoint the said Richard Turle and John Turle Executors
    75 of this my Will and I also appoint them Guardians of the persons and Estates
    76 of my Children during their minorities And I direct and declare that my said
    77 Trustees or the Executors or Administrators of either of them shall not be answerable
    78 or _____ for any more monies than they shall actually receive under or by
    79 virtue of this my Will and that and each of them shall and may by and
    80 out of any monies which shall come to their hands respectively by virtue of this
    81 my Will retain and remburse themselves all such costs and expenses as they
    82 shall incur or sustain in and about the execution of the trusts hereby in them
    83 reposed and I hereby revoke all former Wills by me made at any time  heretofore
    84 and so declare this only to be my last Will and Testament in witness
    85 whereof I the said William Turle have to this my last Will and Testament
    86 set my hand and Seal to wit my hand to the two preceding sheets and my
    87 hand and seal to this third and last sheet this fourth day of July one thousand
    88 eight hundred and thirty three Wm Turle (S S) Signed Sealed published
    89 and declared by the said William Turle as and for his last Will and Testament
    90 in the presence of Stephen Reeves James Bond Coles

    91 Appeared Personally Richard Turle
    92 of the parish of Taunton Saint Mary Magdalene in the county of Somerset
    93 Grocer and made Oath that he is one of the Executors named in the last Will and
    94 Testament of William Turle late of the parish of Taunton Saint James in the
    95 County of Somerset professor of music deceased the said will being hereunto
    96 annexed and beginning thus "This is the last Will and Testament of me William
    97 Turle" ending thus "my hand and seal to this my third and last sheet this fourth day
    98 of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty three" and being thus subscribed
    99 Wm Turle "(SS)" that inconsequence of the Deponents having in perusing the said
    100 Will of the said deceased observed the following passage at the commencement
    101 thereof namely (except such specific articles as may in any note or codicil  to this
    102 My will be given specifically to any person in such note or codicil  mentioned he
    103 caused careful and diligent search to be made among all the papers of  moment
    104 and concern of or belonging to the deceased and in all places of deposit used by
    105 him and also made enquiry of such persons as the deponent considered likely
    106 to be acquainted with the private matters or concerns of the said deceased but
    107 the deponent hath been unable to discover and hath not heard of any such
    108 paper or note or codicil in writing as that appearing to be referred to in the
    109 passage aforesaid and the deponent therefore verily and in his conscience
    110 believes that the said deceased did not make or execute any part of the nature
    111 or kind referred to as aforesaid R. Turle on the thirty first day of July 1834
    112 the said Richard Turle was duly sworn to the truth of the foregoing affidavit
    113 by virtue of the annexed commission Before me Henry Bower Vicar of the
    114 parish of St Mary Magdalene Taunton in the County of Somerset Commissioner.
    115 Proved at London 28th August 1834 before the Judge by the Oaths of
    116 Richard Turle one of the Executors to whom admon was granted having been
    117 first sworn by admon duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant
    118 To John Turle the Brothers the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.


  • 1. 1885 Family Tree by ancestor of John Glanville Turle
  • 2. UK Census 1841
  • 3. Free BMD
  • 4. Taunton Courier
  • 5. Letter from William Turle to Mr Sainsbury 1823
  • 6. Parish Records - Taunton St Mary
    • D/P/tau.m 2/1/4
  • 7. Parish Records - SRO

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