Sarah White Hayle (née Turner)

22nd May 1813 - 1898

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded 1/16th of the compensation for the Dunbarton estate in St Ann, Jamaica, one of a large group of claimants described collectively as 'representatives of William Gale Redwar', and owner of 4 enslaved persons in Clarendon, Jamaica. Sarah White Turner was the daughter of Dutton Smith Turner and Mary Gale Turner (née Redwar), and granddaughter of Henry Redwar of Dunbarton estate.

  1. Born 22/05/1813 and baptised 27/06/1813 in Clarendon, Jamaica, her parents were planter Dutton Smith Turner (1755-1816) and Mary Gale Turner née Redwar (1777-1822) (both q.v.). Mary Gale Redwar inherited a share in Dunbarton estate from her father's brother William Gale Redwar (q.v.).

  2. Her brother Edward Turner (q.v.) was an eminent chemist: he was a lecturer in Chemistry at Edinburgh University between 1824 and 1827 and 'collected around him the remaining unsettled members of his family - a clever boy and four young, handsome and accomplished sisters'.

  3. Described as "Of Hampstead" on 28/08/1838 when she married Thomas Hayle, a physician from Deddington, Oxfordshire, the Jamaican-born son of William Pasey Hayle.

  4. In 1841 she was living at New Street, Deddington, age 25, with Thomas Hayle age 32, surgeon, Anna Hayle, age 50, of independent means, Anna Hayle age 2 and Mary Hayle age 6 months. By 1851 they had moved to 3 Jesmond Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Thomas was age 42, "Physician M.D. Edinburgh", born Jamaica; Sarah was age 38, born Jamaica; their children were Anna age 11, Mary age 10, Sarah age 8, William P. age 6, Fanny E. age 3; also present were Anna Hayle age 62, half-sister of Thomas Hayle, Mary R. Smith age 12, neice of Thomas Hayle (and daughter of James Fairfull Smith, q.v.), and 3 female servants. In 1861 they were still at 3 Jesmond [Low] Terrace, with their children William P. age 16, Fanny E. age 13, Thomas H. age 6, Edward T. age 3 and Jane E.B. age 1 month; also present were Mary A. Hayle age 48 and 3 female servants.

  5. By 1871 they had moved to 154 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, with their children Anna age 31, Mary age 30, Fanny Eliza age 23, Caroline Hahnemaan age 19, Thomas Hahnemaan age 16, Edward Turner age 13 and Jane Evaline Bowerbank age 10, and 3 female servants. Thomas Hayle died 17/09/1886 at 154 Drake Street, leaving a personal estate of £1837 0s 3d. Sarah White Hayle, his widow, was one of his executors.

  6. By 1891 Sarah White Hayle, age 78, a widow, "Living on her own means" had moved to 183 Drake Street and was living with her daughters Anna age 51, Mary age 50 and Carl. H. age 39. Mary and Caroline were teachers. Also present were Sarah Kennedy, a visitor, age 48, "Living on her own means", and 2 female servants. The death of Sarah White Hayle, age 85, was registered in Rochdale Q2 1898.


T71/857 St Ann claim no. 565; T71/859 Clarendon claim no. 119.

  1., Jamaica Church of England Parish Registry Transcripts, 1664-1880 [copy of parish record online]. See separate entries for Mary Gale Redwar, Henry Redwar and William Gale Redwar. W. H. Brock, ‘Turner, Edward (1796–1837)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004) online edn, Jan 2009 available at [accessed 23/07/2012].

  2. Sir Robert Christison, The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart. (2 Vols., Edinburgh, W. Blackwood and Sons, 1885), Vol. 1 pp. 130-133.

  3., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  4. 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses online.

  5. 1871 census online. National Probate Calendar 1886.

  6. 1891 census online. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online].

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Sarah White Turner
Thomas Hayle
Anna (1839-), Mary (1840-), Sarah (1842-), William P. (1845-), Fanny Eliza (1848-), Caroline Hahnemaan (1852-), Thomas Hahnemaan (1855-), Edward Turner (1858-), Jane Evaline Bowerbank (1861-)

Associated Claims (2)

£91 2s 1d
£2,956 15s 6d

Relationships (14)

Niece → Aunt
Niece → Aunt
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Niece → Uncle
Notes →
John married Sarah's aunt Harriet Gibbons nee...
Niece → Aunt
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Harriet married Sarah's uncle William Gale...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother

Addresses (4)

154 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, North-west England, England
183 Drake Street, Rochdale, Lancashire, North-west England, England
3 Jesmond Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, Northern England, England
New Street, Deddington, Oxfordshire, Central England, England