TURNER, Robert.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Turner, presumably brought into Parliament in 1597 and 1601 by the 2nd and 3rd Earls of Pembroke respectively, has not been identified. He may have been the Robert Turner who served as steward for Christmas at Lincoln’s Inn 1595. No man of this name appears on any inn of court admission register, but one graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1571, became LLB in 1578, and remained a fellow of the college from 1577 to 1634.1

Alternatively, he may have been a relative of Dr. Peter Turner, who married a daughter of Henry Parry, chancellor of Salisbury cathedral. Parry’s nephew and executor, Anthony Parry, was one of the five free tenants of Old Sarum who witnessed the return of Robert Turner for the borough in 1601.2

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge


  • 1. Black Bk. L. Inn, ii. 44; Al. Cant. i(4), p. 276.
  • 2. Le Neve, Fasti, ii. 651-2; PCC 12 Daper, 37 Harte; HMC Hatfield, xv. 386; xvi. 457-8.