William Dutton Turner

1798 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident in Jamaica, awarded a share in 1/16th of the compensation for the Dunbarton estate in St Ann. Son of Dutton Smith Turner and Mary Gale Turner née Redwar, grandson of Henry Redwar and brother of other claimants under the Dunbarton estate. Nephew of William Gale Redwar (q.v.). Also owner of 5 enslaved persons in Clarendon, Jamaica, inherited from his wife Mary Turner née Trench (q.v.), and of 19 enslaved persons in St Catherine, Jamaica. Awarded compensation for enslaved persons on Pindar's Valley, Clarendon, as trustee under the marriage settlement of his brother James Wright Turner (q.v.).

  1. Baptised 29/07/1798 in Clarendon, Jamaica, 'aged 5 weeks son of Dutton Smith & Mary Turner of Bushy Park'.

  2. William Dutton Turner was at Edinburgh Infirmary at the same time as Sir Robert Christison, graduating in 1820 and returning to Jamaica, 'he there became the leading physician', and died there around 1860 after one visit to Edinburgh as 'a sedate senior.'

  3. William Dutton Turner and his wife Mary née Trench had three children in St Catherine, Jamaica: William George baptised 09/12/1844; Mary Mackeson baptised 08/08/1849 and Frederick Stewart baptised 05/12/1850. In the parish register for Mary Mackeson he was 'Curator of St Catherine - M.D. + Member of Council of Jamaica' and for Frederick Stewart he was 'M.D. King Street Spanish Town'.

  4. Hon. Wm. D. Turner was churchwarden of St Catherine's, Jamaica, in 1839.

  5. The Hon. William Dutton Turner died in Jago de la Vega (Spanish Town, Jamaica), 30/06/1858. His will was proven in London 29/06/1859, effects under £20.


T71/857 St Ann claim no. 565; T71/859 Clarendon claim nos. 131 and 148 (Pindar's Valley); T71/852 St Catherine claim no. 279.

  1. www.familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Registry Transcripts, 1664-1880 [copy of parish record online].

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

  3. www.familysearch.org batch no. I06654-5. www.familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Registry Transcripts, 1664-1880 [copy of parish record online].

  4. Jamaica Almanac (1839).

  5. National Probate Calendar 1859.

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

Further Information

Mary Trench
William George (1844-), Mary Mackeson (1849-), Frederick Stewart (1850-)
Edinburgh [1820 ]
Physician and planter

Associated Claims (4)

£100 13s 8d
£1,472 18s 6d
£2,956 15s 6d
£429 15s 6d

Associated Estates (1)

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1829 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

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Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
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Graduated Edinburgh University MD 1820.