John Frewen-Turner

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John Frewen-Turner (1 August 1755 – 1 February 1829)[1] was an English landowner and politician.[2]

He was born John Frewen in Sapcote, Leicestershire, the son of the Rev Thomas and Esther née Simpkin Frewen and educated at Rugby School and Queen's College, Oxford, where he was awarded BA in 1778.[3]

He assumed the arms and surname of the Turner family when he inherited their Leicestershire estate in 1791.

In 1779 he was admitted to the Middle Temple and served as High Sheriff of Leicestershire for 1791. He became Lieutenant-Colonel of Leicestershire Yeomanry and MP for Athlone, Westmeath from 1807 to 1812.

He died at Coventry in 1829. He had married in 1808 Eleanor Clark, the daughter of Charles Clark of Westminster. They were the parents of politician Charles Frewen.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Wellesley
Member of Parliament for Athlone
1807 – 1812
Succeeded by
John Wilson Croker