TURNER, Jane Randell

1864 - 1903

Jane Randell Turner, was born at Ipswich and baptised at St Peter's Church, Ipswich on 19 May 1864, daughter of Edward Rush Turner (1824-1904), senior partner in Ipswich engineers E. R. and F. Turner, and his wife Charlotte Julia née Randell (1832-1868) of Clare Lodge, Henley Road, Ipswich. In 1881, a 17 year old student at Lytton House, Lytton Grove, Putney, London, where Eleanor Ann Fosdick [q.v.] was also a pupil at the same time. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1889 and exhibited from Clare Lodge, Henley Road, Ipswich in 1883, 'On the Orwell' and 'A Portrait'. In 1891, Jane was staying with her cousin, 28 year old Frederick Bradbury, a silversmith, and his family at St Kilda, Melbourne Avenue, Westbourne Road, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Frederick's parents were Joseph Bradbury (1826-1877) and Ann Sarah Turner (1836-1877), who married at Ipswich in 1857. By 1901, 37 year old Jane was back living at Clare Lodge, Ipswich with her parents, and she was of Clare Lodge, Ipswich when she died on 28 September 1903, she was unmarried and the printed BMD records (Ipswich 3rd qtr 4a 505) gives her age incorrectly as 30. Her father was born in December 1823, the son of Walton Turner, a leather merchant, and apprenticed to the firm of Bond, Turner and Hurwood.