TURNER, William Eddowes

1836 - 1904

William Eddowes Turner, was baptised at St Stephen Church, Sneinton, Radford, Nottinghamshire on 11 September 1836, son of George Johnson Turner (1804-1838) and his wife Betsey née Clark, who married at Nottingham on 1 December 1825. Betsey married secondly a William Richards, and in 1861 they were living at West Street, Sneinton, Radford, Nottinghamshire when 23 year old William Turner was described as an 'artist, landscape & cattle'. Willim married at St Stephen's Church Sneinton on 20 March 1864, Mary Jane, sometimes Jane Mary, Robinson and in 1871, a 32 year old 'animal portrait painter', living at Upper Ebdon Street, Sneinton with his 30 year old wife Jane Mary, and a 4 year old son George W. and 2 year old daughter Emily J., both born at Sneinton. By 1881, a 55 year old painter, living at 15 Turner Street, Pym Street, Nottingham with a 36 year old wife Adela, born Chesterfield, and three children Harry 17, George 14 and Emily 13, all born at Sneinton and by 1891 they had moved to 117 Blue Bell Hill, St Mary, Nottingham and they were still there in 1901 when William was a 60 year old 'painter of pictures'. A self-taught artist of animals, particularly cattle, in both oil and watercolour and spent some time in Newmarket, Suffolk painting horses. He exhibited at the British Institution and Suffolk Street and locally in Nottingham 1858-1862. He died at Radford, Nottinghamshire in 1904, aged 65 and Adela died in 1906, aged 68. I have found no marriage for William and Adela and in each census their ages vary by at least five years but William's birth date is correct at 1836.

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