Miss Caroline TURNER (1809–1887)
Her sister Miss Emma Turnour TURNER (1811–1892)
St Giles section: Row 1, Grave B39
In loving remembrance of
CAROLINE TURNER, DAUGHTER OF DANIEL AND ELIZABETH TURNER
WHO ENTERED INTO REST 19TH AUGUST 1887
“Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved” Acts XVI:31
EMMA TURNOUR TURNER
HER YOUNGER SISTER / BORN 17TH NOVEMBER 1811, DIED 18TH JANUARY 1892
“Christ is all.” COL III.C., 11.V
Caroline Turner was born in Oxford in 1811 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 1 October, and her younger sister Emma Turnour Turner was born in Oxford on 17 November 1811 and baptised at that church on 13 December. They were the youngest children of Daniel Turner, Esq. (born 1757/8) and his wife Elizabeth Power, and the granddaughters of William Power, Esq., of Clapham, Surrey.
Daniel and Elizabeth Turner had the following children:
- Daniel Paulin Turner (born in High Wycombe in 1799/1800)
- Maria Power Turner (born in 1803/4)
- Ann Turner (born in about 1805)
- Power Turner (born at Rose Hill in 1807 and baptised at Iffley Church on 27 December)
- Caroline Turner (born in Oxford in 1809 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 1 October)
- Emma Turnour Turner (born in Oxford on 17 November 1811 and baptised as Emma Turner at St Giles’s Church on 13 December).
The family originally lived in High Wycombe, but by 1807 they had moved to Iffley.
In 1808 Vincent John Shortland “released” the house and grounds at 37 St Giles’s Street to Daniel Turner, Esq., who almost immediately had No. 37A (left, now Ertegun House) built to the south. He rented out No. 37 and lived with his family in the new house.
Daniel Paulin Turner, the eldest sibling of Caroline and Emma Turner, was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Pembroke College on 16 April 1817, aged 16. He died at Pembroke College at the age of 19 in 1819 and was buried in St Giles’s churchyard.
Their other brother Power Turner was matriculated at the University of Oxford from Pembroke College on 26 November 1824, aged 16. He obtained his BA in 1828 and his MA in 1831.
On 28 February 1833 their mother Mrs Elizabeth Turner died at the family residence in St Giles’s Street, and was buried at St Giles’s Church. The 1841 census shows Daniel Turner, aged about 83, living there with his five unmarried daughters and two servants.
In November 1841 Daniel Turner, who was the Patron of the Rectory of Cherrington in Warwickshire, presented his son Power Turner to the living.
On 10 January 1843 Daniel Turner died, and he was buried with his wife in St Giles’s churchyard.
The Misses Caroline and Emma
Turner immediately conveyed the house next door, 37 St Giles’s Street, to Dr Kidd, and an advertisement soon appeared in Jackson’s Oxford Journal for a sale of their father’s furniture and other effects to be held on the premises of his house in St Giles’s Street on 2 and 3 May 1843.
The sisters, henceforth described in the censuses as fundholders, remained at 37A St Giles’s Street for the rest of their lives, although they are hard to find in the censuses.
At the time of the 1851 census their brother Power Turner was living in the rectory at Cherrington with his wife Harriet and their children William, Elizabeth, Emma, and Maria. He died in the Shipston-on-Stour district at the age of 69 in 1875. Their eldest sister, Miss Maria Power Turner died in Reading at the age of 76 on 21 December 1879.
Caroline Turner died in 1887:
† Miss Caroline Turner died at 37A St Giles’s Street on 19 August 1887 at the age of 77 and was buried in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 25 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
Her personal estate came to £17,111 5s. 6d, and her executors were her sister Emma and the Revd Isaac Sadler Gale of Cleeve Yatton, Somerset.
Emma Turnour Turner, aged 79, was living at 37A St Giles’s Street with two servants at the time of the 1891 census. She died the following year:
† Miss Emma Turnour Turner died at 37A St Giles’s Street on 16 January 1892 at the age of 80 and was buried with her sister in St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 21 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
Her effects came to £19,578 10s. 7d., and her executors were John Power Hicks and Miss Elizabeth Browne Hester Catherine Sadler Gale.