Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet, of Warham

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Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet (11 June 1666 – 24 November 1738) of Warham, Norfolk was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons for 43 years from 1695 to 1738. [1]

He was the son of William Turner, attorney-at-law, of North Elmham, Norfolk, and was educated at Caius College, Cambridge and trained for the law at the Middle Temple. He was knighted on 22 March 1696.

Turner was a Lord of Trade in 1707-13, a Lord of the Admiralty in 1714-17, Lord of the Treasury in 1720-30, and Teller of the Exchequer from 1729 to his death. He was created a baronet on 27 April 1727.

He was returned as Member of Parliament for King's Lynn in 1695. He held the seat until his death in 1738 having become Father of the House in 1730.

Turner firstly married Mary, daughter of Robert Walpole and with her had a son (who predeceased him in 1724) and 4 daughters. He later married Mary, the daughter of Sir William Blois of Grundisburgh, Suffolk and the widow of Sir Nevil Catelyn of Kirby Cane. He was succeeded by his younger brother Sir John Turner, 2nd Baronet. [2] [3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "TURNER, Sir Charles, 1st Bt. (1666-1738), of Warham, Norf". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 16 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "TURNER, Sir John, 3rd Bt. (1712-80), of Warham, Norf". History of Parliament. Retrieved 2 September 2018. 
  3. ^ Burke, John. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies. p. 534. 
  • White-Spunner, Barney (2006). Horse Guards. Macmillan. 

External links

  • The Peerage.com
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Turner
Daniel Bedingfeld
Member of Parliament for King's Lynn
1685–1707
With: Sir John Turner 1695–1702
Sir Robert Walpole 1702-07
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for King's Lynn
1707–1738
With: Sir Robert Walpole 1707-12, 1713-38
John Turner 1712-13
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Walpole
Sir John Turner
Preceded by
Sir Justinian Isham, 4th Baronet
Father of the House
1730–1738
Succeeded by
Sir Roger Bradshaigh, 3rd Baronet
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