James TURLE James TURLE Louisa TURLE William Honey TURLE Mary TURLE James Robert TURLE Henry Frederic TURLE Charles Edward TURLE Sophia Adelaide TURLE Mary HONEY Mini tree diagram
Grave of Caroline Turle - Copyright Ross Turle 2005

Grave of Caroline Turle - Copyright Ross Turle 2005

Caroline TURLE

16th Sep 18391 - 26th May 19111

lady of private means

Life History

16th Sep 1839

Born in Lambeth, Surrey.1

Effects 17804 13s 7d

16th Oct 1839

Baptised in St Mary, Lambeth.2

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Lambeth, Surrey (York Road, Lambeth, Surrey).3

30th Mar 1851

Recorded in census in Westminster St Peter, London (Cloisters, Westminster, London).4

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Westminster, London (Cloisters, Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, London).5


Occupation Literary Editor


Recorded in census in Westminster, London (Little Cloisters, Westminster St Margaret)


Occupation lady of private means


Recorded in census in Battersea, London (96 Prince of Wales Road, Overstrand Mansions, Battersea, London)

before 1911

Resident in Penn Cottage, Lower Parkstone, Dorset


Buried in Parkstone, Poole, Dorset

Caroline is remembered on the family grave in Norwood Cemetry, London.

26th May 1911

Died in Overdale, Munster Road, Poole, Dorset.1

12th Jul 1911

Probate in Principal Registry, London.6

The executrixes was the Honourable Georgina Scott, widow, formerly wife of the Honourable Guy Scott and May Scott


  • There is a scholarship called the Caroline Turle Scholarship at Newham College Cambridge

    Caroline was a supporter of the Suffrage movement.
  • Obituary from the Bournemouth Graphic 30/6/1911, page 11

    "The Late Miss Caroline Turle

    The death of this lady, a well-known promoter of the woman's Suffrage movement, occurred very suddenly, for she had no illness. Apparently she was in her usual health, and, in a few moments she was gone. Owing to this, the four societies named below were not represented at the funeral. The unavoidable omission was supplied on Saturday, the 17th of June, the day of the great Suffrage Procession in London. On that day various members of the societies made a pilgrimage to Parkstone Cemetry, and placed a beautiful floral harp with a broken chord over the grave. For many years Miss Turle had been an ardent supporter of the campaign, and a generous contributor to its fund. She brought her influence to bear upon many of our public men, and strongly favoured the Conciliation Bill. Her death is felt as a heavy loss to the cause. The four societies represented at the grave were the Parkstone Branch of the Church League for Women's Suffrage; the Bournemouth Branch of the Women's Social and Political Union; the Bournemouth Branch of the National Union of Women's Suffrage, and the Bournemouth Branch of the Men's League for Women's Suffrage. Of the first two Miss Turle was a member. The harp was beautifully designed and executed by Miss Jessie Kent. The colours of the four societies were attached with a card expressing the respect and esteem in which Miss Turle was held by them. The floral tribute was composed of white flowers upon a back-ground of moss and ferns. Knots of white lilies and purple irises formed the corners. The base was composed of a mass of Harrissii lilies. At the grave-side a prayer was offered by the Rev. C. Robertson Honey, a cousin of Miss Turle, and a brief address was given by him after the visitors had adjourned from the cemetery to a neighbouring spot."


  • 1. Ross Turle Family Tree
    • MyFamily
  • 2. Parish Records - Ancestry
    • Baptism records of St Mary Lambeth
  • 3. UK Census 1841
  • 4. UK Census 1851
  • 5. UK Census 1861
    • Ancestry.co.uk
    • RG9/52 F5 P12
  • 6. London Gazette
    • 25 Jul 1911

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