TURNER, Sir Charles, 2nd Bt. (1773-1810), of Kirk Leatham Hall, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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Family and Education

b. 28 Jan. 1773, o.s. of Sir Charles Turner, 1st Bt., of Kirk Leatham Hall by 2nd w. Mary, da. of James Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe Hall, Lancs. m. 2 Sept. 1796, Teresa, da. of Sir William Gleadowe Newcomen*, 1st Bt., s.p. suc. fa. as 2nd Bt. 26 Oct. 1783.

Offices Held

Cornet, R. Horse Gds. 1789, lt. 1794-5; capt. 4 W. Yorks. militia 1797.


Turner, who was said to have spent £8,000 on his election, came in for Hull in 1796, when Earl Fitzwilliam’s political misfortunes drove him to abandon his interest there. He had joined the Whig Club, 11 Jan. 1791, and Brooks’s, 30 Oct. 1795. At the close of the election he promised ‘an independent conduct, an opposition to the war, and a steady regard to the interests of the town of Hull’. But, unlike his father, he made no mark in the House and is not known to have opposed administration except on parliamentary reform, 26 May 1797. Turner did not seek re-election in 1802. He died 1 Feb. 1810, a keen patron of the turf.

Hull Advertiser, 4 June; E. Riding RO, Sykes mss DDSY/101/67, Broadley to Sykes, 18 June 1796.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: J. M. Collinge