John Turner (bishop)

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John Matthias Turner

John Matthias Turner (1786–1831) was an eminent Anglican priest[1] in the first half of the 19th century.[2]

He was the son of Thomas Turner of Oxford, and matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford in 1801, aged 15, graduating B.A, in 1804 and M.A. in 1807.[3] He became Vicar of Abingdon[4] then Rector of Wilmslow[5] before being appointed to the episcopate as Bishop of Calcutta in 1829. He died in post in the summer of 1831 and was interred on 8 July;[6] he had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD)[7]


  1. ^ The Times, Saturday, 3 Apr 1880; pg. 9; Issue 29846; col G The Late Bishop Milman
  2. ^ Anglican History
  3. ^ s:Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886/Turner, John Matthias
  4. ^ The Morning Post(London, England), Monday, 14 April 1823; Issue 16249. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  5. ^ The Bury and Norwich Post: Or, Suffolk and Norfolk Telegraph, Essex, Cambridge, & Ely Intelligencer (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Wednesday, 25 February 1829; Issue 2435. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  6. ^ Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries . The Sheffield Independent, and Yorkshire and Derbyshire Advertiser (Sheffield, England), Saturday,1831; Issue 554. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  7. ^ The Times, Monday, 23 Feb 1829; pg. 2; Issue 13845; col F Oxford University Intelligence
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Thomas James
Bishop of Calcutta
Succeeded by
Daniel Wilson

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