TURNOR, Sir Edward (?1646-1721), of Hallingbury, Essex.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1701 - 29 Jan. 1709
1710 - 3 Dec. 1721

Family and Education

b. ?1646, 1st s. of Sir Edward Tumor, M.P., of Little Parndon, Essex, Speaker of the House of Commons 1661-70, by Sarah, da. and h. of Gerard Gore, alderman of London. educ. Christ’s, Camb. 17 Feb. 1662, aged 15; M. Temple 1661, called 1672. m. May 1667, Lady Isabel Keith, da. of William, 7th Earl Marischal [S], 2s. 5da. suc. fa. 1676. Kntd. 6 Feb. 1664.

Offices Held


Turnor came of an ancient Suffolk family, who had moved to Essex, where his father bought Hallingbury.1 Re-elected in 1715 for Orford as a Tory, he voted against the Government in every recorded division. His name was sent to the Pretender in 1721 as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He died 3 Dec. 1721.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Morant, Essex, ii. 495-6.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.