James TURLE James TURLE Louisa TURLE William Honey TURLE Mary TURLE James Robert TURLE Henry Frederic TURLE Charles Edward TURLE Caroline TURLE Mary HONEY Mini tree diagram

Sophia Adelaide TURLE

between Jul 1841 and Sep 1841 - 5th Oct 1923

Living on own means

Life History

between Jul 1841 and Sep 1841

Born in Lambeth, Surrey

10th Sep 1841

Baptised in St Mary, Lambeth.1

30th Mar 1851

Recorded in census in Westminster St Peter, London (Cloisters, Westminster, London).2

about 1860

Educated Girton College Cambridge

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Westminster, London (Cloisters, Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, London).3

about 1880

Occupation Literary Editor


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


Recorded in census in Paddington, London (39 Casxellan Road, Paddington)


Occupation Living on own means


Recorded in census in Chiswick, London (9 Priory Road, Chiswick)

29th Mar 1914

Wrote will.4


Resident in 10 Queen Anne's Grove , Bedford Park, Middlesex.4

before 1923

Resident in Overdale, Munster Road, Poole, Dorset

This is where Sophia's sister Caroline was living when she died in 1811.

5th Oct 1923

Died in 55 Castlebar Road, Ealing, Middlesex

Oct 1923

Buried in Norwood Cemetry, London

8th Dec 1923

Probate in Probate Division of His Majesty's High Court of Justice.5


  • There is a Sophia Adelaide Turle Scholarship awarded at Girton College for music
    1924 GCPP Papers of Sophia Adelaide
    1841-1923 Girton College Cambs Archive

  • Letter from the Bursar Girton College Cambridge confirming that Sophia's will, "after a specific bequest to Newham College" gave everything else to Girton to be applied to the foundation of a musical scholarship to be applied annually for composition or organ playing or singing for women only. Also to help women who otherwise could not go to the college.  ED 39/142 PRO ref



  • 1. Parish Records - Ancestry
    • Baptism records of St Mary Lambeth
  • 2. UK Census 1851
  • 3. UK Census 1861
    • Ancestry.co.uk
    • RG9/52 F5 P12
  • 4. London Gazette
    • 18 Dec 1923
  • 5. Probate Principal Registry of the Family Division

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