William TURLE William TURLE Louisa TURLE Charles TURLE Harriet TURLE Corelli TURLE Harriott TURLE John Glanville TURLE Mary Ann NEWBERRY Harriot GOVER Sophia (TURLE) Edmund TURLE Henry TURLE Frederick TURLE James TURLE Amelia TURLE Joseph TURLE Sarah BALL Mini tree diagram


14th Oct 18021 - 30th May 18641

Professor of music1

Life History

14th Oct 1802


23rd Jan 1803

Baptised in St Mary Magdalen Taunton.2

from 1827 to 1832

Occupation Hairdresser

from 1827 to 1832

Resident in North Street, Taunton, Somerset

31st May 1827

Married Mary Ann NEWBERRY in St Mary Magdalen Taunton

Witnesses were Thomas Holburd and Charles Parkhouse

19th Aug 1827

Birth of son Corelli TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1

6th Oct 1829

Birth of daughter Harriott TURLE in Taunton, Somerset.1

13th Jan 1832

Birth of son John Glanville TURLE.1

19th Jan 1832

Death of Mary Ann NEWBERRY in Taunton, Somerset


Occupation Hair dresser in Taunton, Somerset (North Street, Taunton, Somerset).3

6th Jun 1841

Occupation musician in Taunton, Somerset.4

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (North Street, Taunton, Somerset).4

about 1850

Occupation Teacher of Music


30th Mar 1851

Occupation music seller in Taunton, Somerset.5

30th Mar 1851

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (North Street, Taunton).5


Occupation shop keeper

18th Dec 1857

Death of Sophia (TURLE) in Taunton, Somerset

between Oct 1858 and Dec 1858

Married Harriot GOVER in Taunton, Somerset.9


Resident in 17 North Street, Taunton, Somerset

7th Apr 1861

Occupation musician in Taunton, Somerset.6

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (17 North Street, Taunton, Somerset).6


Occupation fancy repository


Occupation music seller

about 1864

Wrote will

Left everything to wife Harriot, Corelli and John Glanville

30th May 1864

Resident in 17 North Street, Taunton, Somerset

30th May 1864

Died in 17 North Street, Taunton, Somerset.1

3rd Jun 1864

Buried in St Mary Magdalen Taunton.7

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

17th Jun 1864

Probate in Taunton, Somerset.8

Probate granted to Harriet Turle, his widow.

Other facts


Married Sophia (TURLE)


Occupation Professor of music.1


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.



Note 2

In about 1822, according to Goldsworthy in his recollections of about 1866, Turle was a barber and fiddler living next door to the Fleur de Lis, an inn kept by Pidgeon (James in 1830 and Sarah in1840). It was called the Jackass Tavern because it was where the Broom Squires put up when bringing brooms in to Taunton from Broomfield on donkeys.

Goldsworthy, E.F.- Recollections of Old Taunton reprinted 1992 Books of Wessex, Taunton





  • 1. 1885 Family Tree by ancestor of John Glanville Turle
  • 2. Parish Records - SRO
    • D/P/tau.m 2/1/4
  • 3. Robson's Directory of the Western Counties 1839
    • Ancestry.com
  • 4. UK Census 1841
  • 5. UK Census 1851
  • 6. UK Census 1861
    • Ancestry.co.uk
    • RG9/1616 F5 P4
  • 7. Parish Records - SRO
    • D/P/tau.m 2/1/36
  • 8. Probate Principal Registry of the Family Division
  • 9. Freebmd

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