Joseph TURLE William TURLE Elizabeth TURLE Richard TURLE Sarah Louisa TURLE Ellen Harriet TURLE Louisa TURLE Rose TURLE Lily Rose TURLE Susan SUMMERS Mini tree diagram


1865 - 15th Jul 1872

Life History


Born in Taunton, Somerset


Resident in Union Place, Taunton.1

18th Jun 1865

Baptised in St James', Taunton

2nd Apr 1871

Recorded in census in Taunton, Somerset (Union Place Taunton, Somerset).2

15th Jul 1872

Died in Taunton, Somerset

Drowning while bathing in the River Tone


  • Death notice

    The Times - 19 July 1872 ACCIDENTS to Turle and Witney, TwoBoys, Drowned at Taunton p.5 col.f

    DROWNED. - A melancholy accident occurred on the banks of the river Tone, at Taunton, on Monday.  Two lads, named Turle and Witney, were bathing at a spot called the Half-lock, when Turle, in attempting to reach the side fell back into the stream, and Witney, in trying to rescue him, was clasped and dragged down. A companion on the bank watched their dying struggles, but was powerless to effect a rescue.  Within a quarter of a mile a lad named Dawe, while fishing at the same time, fell into deep water at the weir, and though an alarm was given instantly to the boat-keeper living close at hand no assistance was of avail.The three bodies were soon recovered, and at the inquest a verdict in accordance with these facts was returned. - Western Morning News


  • 1. Parish Records - SRO
  • 2. UK Census 1871
    • RG10/2373 F18 P28

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