John TURLE Sarah TURLE Ellen TURLE Henry TURLE Richard TURLE John TURLE Charles TURLE Frederick Augustus TURLE Reginald James TURLE Elizabeth BISHOP Frederick TURLE Eliza MERCER Mini tree diagram


between Apr 1848 and Jun 1848 - 29th Nov 1888


Life History

between Apr 1848 and Jun 1848

Born in Taunton, Somerset

4th May 1848

Baptised in St James', Taunton.1


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (55 Fore Street, Taunton)


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (14 Fore Street Taunton)


Occupation Accountant


Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (Bridge Street Taunton)

On the night of the 1871 census James had a visitor, John N Sharp an unmarried 40 year old gentleman from Warrington Lancs whose income was from rents.

between Apr 1878 and Jun 1878

Married Elizabeth BISHOP in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire


Occupation Actuary


Resident in 50 Hill Terrace, Taunton, Somerset

13th Mar 1879

Birth of son Frederick Augustus TURLE in Taunton, Somerset

between Apr 1879 and Jun 1879

Death of son Frederick Augustus TURLE in Taunton, Somerset


Occupation sub-actuary at the Savings Bank


Resident in Hill Terrace, Taunton, Somerset

19th May 1880

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

3rd Apr 1881

Occupation Actuary Account in Weston Super Mare, Somerset.2

3rd Apr 1881

Recorded in census in Weston Super Mare, Somerset (Walliscote Road, Weston Super Mare, Somerset).2

23rd Nov 1882

Death of Elizabeth BISHOP in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.7


Occupation Actuary


Resident in The Crescent, Taunton.1

before Feb 1885

Occupation Steward.3

James also described himself as being single and born in Taunton Somerset

24th Feb 1885

Occupation soldier in Australia.4

James used the alias G Turle. He was a Private in the Infantry. His number was 483. He enlisted 24 February 1885 giving his age as 30. James left on board SS Iberia 3 March 1885 to fight in the Sudan War returning to Australia on 23 June 1885 on board the SS Arab.

24th Feb 1885

Physical description Height 5ft 4.5 inches, brown hair, brown eyes and brown complexion in NSW, Australia.3

29th Nov 1888

Died in Kennedy, Queensland, Australia

A gun accident
Extract from "The Queenslander" from 1888.

Charters Towers, December 3
The body of a man was found in the bed of the Burdekin on Saturday, with three ducks and a broken gun beside him. He had been dead four or five days, and it is supposed that death resulted from a gun accident. The body was unfit for removal, and was buried on the spot. The remains are supposed to be those of a man named TURLE, who was known to stay at the river.

1st Dec 1888

Buried in beside the Burdekin, Queensland, Australia

15th Apr 1907

Probate in London, Middlesex.5

Administration to William Toy, solicitor the attorney of Reginald James Turle


  • According to Cooktown Queensland Hospital admissions a James Turle was a patient sometime between 1884 and 1888.

  • See also the short biography at


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