Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet, of Kirkleatham

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Sir Charles Turner, Bt
baronet, MP
In office
Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
Member of Parliament
for York
Personal details
Born (1727-11-05)5 November 1727
Kirkleatham, in present day Redcar and Cleveland, England
Died 26 October 1783(1783-10-26) (aged 55)
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Wombwell, Mary Shuttleworth
Residence Kirkleatham Hall, England
Alma mater Beverley Grammar School, Inner Temple, Trinity College, Cambridge

Sir Charles Turner, 1st Baronet (c. 1727 – 26 October 1783) was a British politician and Lord Mayor of York.


Turner was the son and heir of William Turner, of Kirkleatham, in present-day Redcar and Cleveland, England. He was educated at Beverley Grammar School, and admitted to the Inner Temple in 1744; he also entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1745.

He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire for 1759-60.[1] From 21 March 1768 to 17 November 1783, he was Member of Parliament for York.[2] He was Lord Mayor of York for 1772.[3]

Turner was created Baronet, 8 May 1782. He married twice: firstly to Elizabeth Wombwell, of Wombwell, and secondly to Mary Shuttleworth, of Forcett. He lived at Kirkleatham Hall, and was 57 when he died.[1] His son Charles inherited his baronetcy and the Kirkleatham estate. His widow remarried Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 8th Baronet of Parlington Hall, Aberford and their daughter Mary inherited the Gascoigne's Parlington estate.


  1. ^ a b "Turner, Charles (TNR745C)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
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  3. ^ "Lord Mayors of York 1601-1800". Mansion House (York). Retrieved 1 December 2013.