Joseph TURLE James Zebedee TURLE Elizabeth Ann TURLE Mary WHITE Richard TURLE Harriot TURLE Harriot TURLE Elizabeth GREENFIELD Mini tree diagram

James TURLE (Jim)

17881 - 23rd Mar 18741


Life History


Born in Taunton, Somerset.1

10th Jan 1788

Baptised in St Mary Magdalen Taunton.2

31st Aug 1817

Married Mary WHITE in St Peter's Dorchester.8

James and Mary were married by licence.
The witnesses were John White (Mary's brother), Elizabeth Turle (James' mother), Betty Wilson (James' aunt, who married Robert Wilson in 1809).


Birth of son James Zebedee TURLE in Taunton, Somerset


Occupation Barber.3,4


Resident in East Street, Taunton, Somerset


Birth of daughter Elizabeth Ann TURLE in Taunton, Somerset


Occupation Hair dresser.3


Resident in Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset

6th Jun 1841

Occupation musician in Taunton, Somerset.5

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (Upper High Street, Taunton, Somerset).5


Occupation Musician


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (63 Castle Street, Taunton)

14th Oct 1855

Occupation musician

between Jul 1859 and Sep 1859

Death of daughter Elizabeth Ann TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.7

7th Apr 1861

Occupation musician in Taunton, Somerset.6

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (13 Concord Place, Taunton, Someset).6


Occupation Musician.4


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (5 Half Moon Court, Taunton)

1871 with a boarder -Sarah Lawley,Unmarried, 40, Nurse and housekeeper from Taunton.

30th Oct 1873

Death of Mary WHITE in Taunton, Somerset

to Mar 1874

Occupation Musician.3

23rd Mar 1874

Died in Shuttern, Taunton, Somerset.1

Chronic bronchitis years
5c 291; Mary Ann present

28th Mar 1874

Buried in St Mary Magdalen Taunton

D\P\tau.m 2/1/36


  • James' father left him 50, 2 bass viols, all his violins except one, 3 silver table spoons and 6 silver tea spoons.

  • In his Recollections of Old taunton, Goldsworthy recalls that Jim Turle accused Bill Frost of not being entitled to vote because his house faced into the wrong area. An examination of Bill Frost's house showed that he had, during the night, built a new door opening into the voting area and was thus entitled to vote.

  • Will of Joseph Turle, 13 May 1830

    In the name of God Amen, I
    Joseph Turle of Taunton Saint Mary Magdalen in the county of Somerset Musician
    being of sound mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare
    this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I give and
    bequeath unto my son James Turle the sum of fifty pounds the same to be paid to him
    by my executor hereinafter named within the space of three months after my decease
    Also I give to my said son James my two bass viols and all my violins but one
    hereinafter named Also I give to my said son James three silver spoons and
    six silver tea spoons the same to be delivered to him after my decease immediately for
    his own use and benefit I give to William son of my son Richard Turle what I
    always denominate my best violin for his own use and benefit All the rest residue
    and remainder (after payment of my just debts and funeraral expenses and the expense
    of proving this my last will and testament) of my estate effects money plate household
    goods and furniture whatsoever and wheresoever the same might be I give to my son
    Richard Turle for his own use and benefit absolutely and I do hereby nominate
    constitute and appoint the said Richard Turle whole and sole executor and
    residuary legatee of this my last will and testament hereby revoking
    all former and other will and testament void and do declare this to be my last
    will and testament - In witness thereof the said Joseph Turle the tetator have
    hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of May in the year of our
    Lord one thousand and eight hundred and thirty
    The mark x of Joseph Turle the testator
    Digned sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Turle the
    testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us
    who have set our names as witnesses thereto
    William Lockyer     John Ash


  • 1. Ross Turle Family Tree
    • MyFamily
  • 2. Parish Records - SRO
    • D/P/tau.m 2/1/4
  • 3. Parish Records - SRO
  • 4. Goldsworthy, E.F.- Recollections of Old Taunton reprinted 1992 Books of Wessex, Taunton
  • 5. UK Census 1841
  • 6. UK Census 1861
    • RG9/1618
  • 7. Freebmd
  • 8. Family History Online
    • Somerset and Dorset Strays

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