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), a lace manufacturer, and his wife Betsey née Clark (-5 November 1868), who married at Nottingham on 1 December 1825. In 1861, William was a 23-year-old, described as an 'artist, landscape & cattle', was living at West Street, Sneinton, Radford, Nottinghamshire, his position is described as an unmarried son-in-law with the family of William Richards including a 28-year-old Sarah E. Turner, described as daughter-in-law. William 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, a 4-year-old son George William and a 2-year-old daughter Emily Jane, 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 at 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 the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists and locally in Nottingham 1858-1862. William Eddowes Turner died at Radford, Nottinghamshire on 1 December 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 in 1836.

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