8 Annotations

First Reading

Pauline  •  Link

from the L&M Companion entry for Turner, John and Jane
[Jane] married a lawyer, John Turner (1613-89}, whom she predeceased. He was born in Kirkleatham, Yorks, and educated at Sidney Sussex College, Campridge. He entered the Middle Temple in 1634, was called to the bar in 1639, became a Bencher in 1661, Recorder of York in 1662 and King's Serjeant in 1669. In London they lived in style---kept a coach and had a large house in Salisbury Court {assessed on 10 hearths, 1666, pre-Fire}. In 1669 they went to live in Yorkshire....

maud snowdon  •  Link

Jane who married John Turner had a sister Elizabeth who married George Snowdon from Cleveland (Near to Kirkleatham)in 1677 he died age 33 in 1682. she then married a cousin John Pepys , can you tell me if Elizabeth had any children to George ,or John
many thanks Maud

CGS  •  Link

interesting connection [was William Turner a near relation, connection seems so near].

The Bill which I have to introduce is entirely non-contentious, and it concerns an ancient charity which was founded by Sir William Turner, a Lord Mayor of London in the time of Charles II. The Scheme which the Bill confirms is a Scheme prepared by the Charity Commissioners "for the application or management of the Charity known as Sir William Turner's Hospital, at Kirkleatham, in the North Riding of the County of York, regulated by an Act for settling the several Charities of the Foundation of Sir William Turner, Knight, "


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On one side is a full length figure of John Turner, Esq. Sergeant at Law, in a scarlet robe; and on the other, one of Sir William Turner, the founder, in his robes as Lord Mayor of London.

Second Reading

Sasha Clarkson  •  Link

Sir William Turner was John's younger brother.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

John Turner was a Serjeant at Law, which means a senior barrister, senior even to a Queen's/King's Counsel (QC/KC).

All barristers belong to an Inn Of Court. Pepys reports meeting Jane Turner at Roger Pepys' office at his Inn suggesting that John, like Roger, was a member of the Middle Temple.

The Middle Temple and Inner Temple are the two Inns of Court which occupy a magnificent site between Fleet Street and the Thames. They share the site with the historical Temple Church. Well worth a visit.

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