Sydney Turner

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Sydney Turner (2 April 1814 - 26 June 1879) was an Anglican clergyman, Dean of Ripon [1] from December 1875 [2] until March 1876.[3] He was born in 1814,[4] the youngest son of the historian Sharon Turner, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge.[5] He was ordained in 1837 and became a curate at Christ Church, Southwark. He was for many years an Inspector of Industrial and Reformatory Schools.[6] He was Chaplain to the Philanthropic Society for the reformation of juvenile offenders from 1842 to 1857. An Inspector of prisons from 1858 to 1867,[5] in 1858 he delivered a sermon to open the meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science.[7] He was Rector of Hempsted from 1867 to 1875, and again (after his brief spell as Dean of Ripon) from 1876 until his death[5]

He died on 26 June 1879.[4]


  • Report on the system and arrangements of "La colonie agricole" at Mettray, 1846
  • Reformatory Schools. A Letter to C. B. Adderley, Esq., M.P, 1848
  • Pray for us : a farewell sermon, preached in the Philanthropic Society's Chapel, St. George's Fields, on Sunday, April 16, 1849, 1849
  • First report of the inspector appointed, under the provisions of the Act 5 & 6 Will.IV.c.38, to visit the different reformatory schools of Great Britain, 1858


  1. ^ "A Dictionary of Universal Biography: Of All Ages and of All Peoples" Hyamson,A.M:London : Routledge & Kegan Paul ; New York : E. P. Dutton & Co., 1966
  2. ^ CHRONICLE OF EVENTS IN THE YEAR 1875 . The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Monday, January 3, 1876; Issue 3393
  3. ^ LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS The Huddersfield Daily Examiner (West Yorkshire, England), Wednesday, March 08, 1876; pg. 3; Issue 2679. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
  4. ^ a b Obituary. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 02, 1879; pg. 7; Issue 29609
  5. ^ a b c "Turner, Sydney (TNR832S)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE . The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, June 10, 1876; pg. 2; Issue 3129. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.Category: News
  7. ^ The inaugural addresses ... together with the sermon by the Reverend Sydney Turner, 1858.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hugh Boyd M‘Neile
Dean of Ripon
1875 – 1876
Succeeded by
William Robert Fremantle