Sir Edward Turner, 1st Baronet
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|Children||Sir Edward Turner, 2nd Baronet|
He was born in London the son of John Turner, an well-to-do London merchant (d. 1708) and educated at Bicester Grammar School. Like his father he became a merchant in London, a Director and sometime Chairman of the East India Company. He served a year as the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1732.
In 1718 he married Mary Page, the daughter of Sir Gregory Page, 1st Baronet, who was a "merchant prince" with great wealth from the British East India Company. Both Turner and his father-in-law invested in the South Sea Company, but when the company's stock had risen in price in the South Sea Bubble they sold their shareholdings at a profit before the price crashed in 1720.
Both men then invested their increased wealth in land. Turner bought two manors in Oxfordshire from Sir Stephen Glynne, 3rd Baronet: one of the manors of Bicester in 1728 and then the manor of Ambrosden in 1729.
- Lobel, Mary D, ed. (1957). A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 5: Bullingdon hundred. Victoria County History. pp. 15–30.
- Lobel, Mary D, ed. (1959). A History of the County of Oxford, Volume 6. Victoria County History. pp. 14–56.
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