Person    | Male  Born 1854  Died 30/6/1931

Edward Beadon Turner, F.R.C.S.

Categories: Medicine, Sport / Games

For many years he took a prominent part in the work of the British Medical Association having been chairman of the representative body from 1915-1918 and a member of the Council from 1912-1931. He was rugby player who gained three England international caps.

Edward Beadon Turner was born in 1854 in Chigwell, Essex, a son of George Turner (b.1822) and Hannah Turner (b.1836). His birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1854 in the Epping registration district, Essex and he was baptised on 3 October 1854 in Chigwell, Essex.

Both our Picture Source and his obituary in The British Medical Journal give much information about this man.

He is shown in the 1861 census as aged 6 years, living at 38 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, with his parents, three siblings: George Robertson Turner - who would later become Sir George Robertson Turner, K.B.E.,C.B.,F.R.C.S. (1855-1941), Catherine M. Turner (b. circa 1857) and Edith S. Turner (b. circa 1858), together with a 65-year-old unmarried female patient and her female attendant, a cook, two housemaids, a nurse and an under-nurse. His father's occupation was recorded as a general medical practitioner of the College of Surgeons.

When the 1871 census was compiled he was described as a 16-year-old scholar residing at 9 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, with his parents, two siblings: George & Edith, his 41-year-old unmarried paternal aunt Ellen C. Turner, together with a cook, a housemaid, a parlour maid and a page. His father was shown as a general practitioner & surgeon.

When the 1881 census was undertaken he was described as aged 26 years, a general practitioner and M.R.C.S.E. (a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh) still living at 9 Sussex Gardens with his parents, his siblings George & Edith, together with a cook, a lady's maid, a housemaid and a footman. His father was also recorded as general practitioner, M.R.C.S.E and his brother as a surgeon, F.R.C.S.E. (a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh).

On 4 December 1888 he married Margaret Isobel Scott (1861-1946) at St Michael and All Angels Church, Star Street, Paddington, where in the marriage register he was recorded as aged 34 years, a bachelor and physician living at 9 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, whilst his wife was shown as aged 27 years, a spinster residing at 8 Hyde Park Street, the daughter of Henry Scott, a merchant. They were to have four daughters: Margaret Grace Turner (1889-1963), Beatrice Ethel Turner O.B.E. (1891-1964), Isobel Agnes Turner M.B.E. (1892-1971) and Norah Mary Turner L.R.A.M. (1893-1983).

In the 1891 census he is described as aged 36 years, a duly registered physician, still residing at 9 Sussex Gardens, with his wife, their two elder daughters, together with a butler, a cook, a nurse, a housemaid and a nursemaid. He was still listed as a physician and living at the same address in the 1901 census with his wife and their four daughters, together with a cook, a parlour-maid, a housemaid, a kitchen-maid and children's maid.

When he completed his 1911 census return form he confirmed he was a physician living in a 17 roomed house at 31 Sussex Gardens, with his wife, their four daughters, together with a cook, a parlour-maid, a housemaid, a lady's maid and a between-maid.

Electoral registers from 1914 show him listed at 21 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park. Probate records confirm that he continued to live at 21 Westbourne Terrace and that he died, aged 76 years, on 30 June 1931. When probate was granted to his widow on 14 August 1931 his effects totalled £1,104-10s-4d.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan,

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