Edward Garth-Turnour, 1st Earl Winterton

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Edward Garth-Turnour, 1st Earl Winterton FRS (1734 – 10 August 1788) was a British politician.[1][2]

Shillinglee Park


Born Edward Garth, he was the son of Joseph Garth and his wife Sarah (née Gee). On his mother's side he was a great-great-grandson of Sir Edward Turnor, who was Speaker of the House of Commons from 1661 to 1671.

On succeeding to the Turnour estates, including Shillinglee in West Sussex, in 1744, he assumed by Royal licence the surname of Turnour in lieu of Garth. In March 1761 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Winterton, of Gort in the County of Galway. In December of the same year Winterton was elected to the House of Commons for Bramber, a seat he held until 1769. He was further honoured when he was created Viscount Turnour, of Gort in the County of Galway, and Earl Winterton, in the County of Galway, in 1776, also in the Peerage of Ireland.

In 1767 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. [3]

Lord Winterton died in August 1788 and was succeeded in the earldom by his son Edward.


He married Anne Archer (died 20 June 1775) on 13 March 1756, daughter of Thomas Archer, 1st Baron Archer, and Catharine Tipping. They had five children:

  • Edward Turnour, 2nd Earl Winterton;[4]
  • Gerard Turnour, naval officer (died 21 June 1824);
  • Lt George Turnour (4 February 1768 - 1813), who married Emilie de Beaussett (d. Aug 1846), niece of Cardinal Duc de Beaussett;
  • Henry Turnour, naval officer (1769 - September 1805);
  • Lt Hon Charles Turnour (1775 - 23 February 1816);

He then married Elizabeth Armstrong on 18 February 1778; they had one child:

  • Rev Edward John Turnour (8 November 1778 – 10 May 1844).[5]


  1. ^ Edmund Lodge (1838). The genealogy of the existing British peerage (6 ed.). Saunders and Otley. 
  2. ^ William Courthope (1838). Title Debrett's complete peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (22 ed.). J.G. & F. Rivington. 
  3. ^ "Fellow details". Royal Society. Retrieved 4 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p. 21364 § 213638". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/index419.htm


Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Andrew Archer
William Fitzherbert
Member of Parliament for Bramber
With: William Fitzherbert 1761–1762
George Venables-Vernon 1762–1768
Charles Lowndes 1768–1769
Succeeded by
Thomas Thoroton
Charles Ambler
Peerage of Ireland
New title Earl Winterton
Succeeded by
Edward Turnour