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Name: George Turner

Burial Number: 1631

Gender: Male

Occupation: Grocer, JP and Magistrate

Born: 00/00/1852

Died: 27/02/1936

Buried: 02/03/1936

Story

George was born in the village of Moreton near Thame in Oxfordshire. He was the eldest son of Richard Gibbons Turner and his wife Susan. George was baptised in Thame on 22nd October 1852. As a young man, he worked as a grocer’s assistant in Bath but returned to Henley-on-Thames and opened a shop in Bell Street. His two brothers Edward and William also worked in the shop. George was a local councillor and magistrate with, according to the local newspapers radical views. By 1891, he had retired to the village of Rotherfield Greys just outside the town. George never married and lived with his widowed mother until her death and his sister Susan. In 1903, George appeared in court with 12 other men, protesting about the rise in his rates by 2 shillings. He lost his case and was ordered to pay the extra amount. George continued to live in the Henley district until 1929 when he moved to Worthing with his sister Susan. They moved into a new house called “Four Gables” in Brooklyn Avenue. (The house later became Harcourt School which was demolished in the 1960’s. Wimborne Court now stands in its place). In 1934, George and Susan moved to “Sea Breeze” in St Valerie Road. George died here on 27th February 1936. Probate was granted on 26th May to Sydney Brain solicitor and Jonathan Dillistone builder and decorator. Effects £17820 9s 9d. Susan died in 1953 and is also buried at Heene.

 

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for George Turner

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 20 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): apples.eaten.supporter

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

To the dear memory of George Walton Turner J.P. who passed away on the 27th February 1936 aged 83 years "Sleep thy last sleep free from care and sorrow. Rest where none weep, Till the eternal morrow"

Further Information

Birth

Name: George Walton Turner

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1852

Town: Thame

County: Oxfordshire

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/02/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Sea Breeze"

Address line 2: St Valerie Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

The Reading Standard 28th February 1936

“Henley Magistrate’s Death”

 

The death took place yesterday at Worthing of Mr George Walton Turner JP at the age of 83. Mr Turner was a well- known personality at Henley-on-Thames, where he had lived for many years. He had taken considerable interest in the work of numerous local organisations and was a Justice of the Peace for the Borough. Prior to his retirement he carried on business as a grocer and provisions merchant. He was the owner of considerable property in the district. The funeral takes place at Heene cemetery on Monday.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £17820 9 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £902830.00

Census Information

1861

Cottage, Moreton, Thame, Oxfordshire.

Richard aged 40, shepherd. Susan aged 36. George aged 8. Edward aged 6. William aged 3. Richard aged 1.

1871

25 Stall Street, Bath, Somerset.

George aged 18, grocer’s assistant in shop run by Joseph Theobold, tea dealer and grocer.

1881

Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon.

George aged 28, grocer, employing 4 men. Edward aged 26, brother, grocer’s assistant. William aged 24, brother, grocer’s assistant. Sarah Morgan aged 56, housekeeper. Plus 1 servant.

1891

4 Caxton Terrace, Rotherfield Greys, Henley, Oxon.

George aged 38, retired grocer. Rebecca Turner aged 69, aunt, own means. William aged 33, grocer and baker. Jane aged 28, sister, governess. Plus 1 servant.

1901

“The Hermitage” St Andrew’s Road, Rotherfield Greys, Oxon.

George aged 48, retired grocer. Susan aged 74, mother, widow. Susan E aged 31, sister.

1911

“Hermitage Cottage” Henley, Oxon.

George aged 58, private means. Edward aged 56, brother, private means. Susan Elizabeth aged 40, sister, housekeeper for brothers.

1921

4 Arundel Place, Kemptown, Brighton, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
George Walter Turner
Head
Male 1852 68 Thame, Oxfordshire, England J P
Susan Elizabeth Turner
Sister
Female 1870 51 Thame, Oxfordshire, England Home Duties
Dorothy Gladys Smith
Niece
Female 1895 25 Reading, Berkshire, England Home Duties

Miscellaneous Information

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