Mary Ann von Dadelszen (née Turner)

???? - 1875

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.' She also owned 2 enslaved persons in Clarendon, Jamaica.  Mary Ann Turner was the daughter of planter Dutton Smith Turner and Mary Gale Turner (née Redwar), and grand-daughters of Henry Redwar of Dunbarton estate. Nephew of William Gale Redwar (q.v.).

  1. 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'.

  2. Mary Anne Turner of Hampstead, daughter of Dutton Smith Turner, married Heinrich Hermann von Dadelszen, gentleman of Hampstead 28/08/1838 at St John Hampstead, on the same day as the marriage of her sister Sarah White Turner (q.v.). They had a son born in Vepery, Madras, in 1839, where von Dadelszen was a minister. Another son was born in 1847. Heinrich died in Ceylon, 'shortly after his appointment as Colonial Chaplain of Trinity Church, Colombo, in 1852.'


T71/857 St Ann claim. no. 565; T71/859 Clarendon claim no. 200.

  1. Sir Robert Christison, The Life of Sir Robert Christison, Bart. (2 Vols., Edinburgh, W. Blackwood and Sons, 1885), Vol. 1 pp. 130-133. 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., London, England, Marriages and Banns 1754-1921 [database online]. Robert Lancashire, 'Edward Turner, chemist', Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery Magazine, Issue 72, January 2014, pp. 14-20, quote from p. 20.

We are grateful to Robert Lancashire and Signe Hoffos for their assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Mary Anne Turner
Heinrich Hermann von Dadelszen
Hermann Randall (1839-1873), James Evan (1847-1915)

Associated Claims (2)

£34 13s 0d
£2,956 15s 6d

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

East India Company
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Relationships (14)

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Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
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John married Mary Ann's aunt Harriet Gibbons nee...
Niece → Aunt
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Harriet married Mary Ann's uncle William Gale...
Sister-in-law → Brother-in-law
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
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Daughter → Father
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Addresses (3)

Hampstead, London, Middlesex, London, England
Madras, India
Ceylon [Sri Lanka]