TURNER, John (d.1607), of Ham, Bletchingley, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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s. of John Turner of Ham. m., at least 2s. 4da.

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The Turners had settled in Ham during the fourteenth century, and enjoyed a parliamentary link with Bletchingley dating back to Richard II’s reign. Their ‘considerable Elizabethan house’ is thought to have been built by Turner himself in 1583. A decade later, his property in Bletchingley was valued at £6, and his Lingfield lands at £10. He held property from both the Howard and Stoughton families, and was, in 1600, an assistant mourner at the funeral of (Sir) William Howard. Turner died in 1607, his heir and namesake being then 26.

Surr. Arch. Colls. v. 220; ix. 425; xiv. 46, 49; xxiv. 24; xxxi. 12; Surr. Rec. Soc. iii. 142, 272; iv. 79, 254; Vis. Surr. (Harl. Soc. xliii), 103, 228; U. Lambert, Bletchingley, ii. 429; C142/302/103; VCH Surr. iv. 260; Manning and Bray, Surr. ii. 273.

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