Turing baronets

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Turing baronets
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The Turing Baronetcy, of Foveran in the County of Aberdeen, is a title in the Baronetage of Nova Scotia.[2] It was created in 1638 for John Turing, who was granted the barony of Foveran in Aberdeenshire by the king. He was a supporter of Charles I and was taken prisoner by the Covenanters in 1639. In 1651, he fought at the Battle of Worcester. The Turing family descends from Sir William Turing, a supporter of David II (1329–1371).

The cryptographer and computing pioneer Alan Turing was the uncle of the twelfth Baronet.[3][4]

Turing baronets, of Foveran (1638)[edit]

The following have been Turing baronets:[5]

  • Sir John Turing, 1st Baronet (c. 1595–1662)
  • Sir John Turing, 2nd Baronet (died 1682)
  • Sir John Turing, 3rd Baronet (1680–1733)
  • Sir Alexander Turing, 4th Baronet (1702–1782)
  • Sir Inglis Turing, 5th Baronet (1743–1791)
  • Sir Robert Turing, 6th Baronet (1745–1831)
  • Sir James Henry Turing, 7th Baronet (1791–1860)
  • Sir Robert Fraser Turing, 8th Baronet (1827–1913)
  • Sir James Walter Turing, 9th Baronet (1862–1928)
  • Sir Robert Andrew Henry Turing, 10th Baronet (1895–1970)
  • Sir John Leslie Turing, 11th Baronet (1895–1987)
  • Sir John Dermot Turing, 12th Baronet (born 1961)[6]


  1. ^ "Debrett's peerage, baronetage, knightage, and companionage". 1903. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.,[page needed]
  3. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 2003, vol. 3, p. 3957
  4. ^ "An interview with Dermot Turing: Alan Turing's nephew". UK: Loughborough University. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Turing of Foveran, Aberdeen". www.leighrayment.com. Retrieved 23 January 2018. Leigh Rayment's list of baronets
  6. ^ "Sir John Dermot Turing, 12th Bt". www.thepeerage.com. The Peerage. Retrieved 22 January 2018.