Robert Turner & Louisa Monk

Robert Turner, a son of Thomas and Elizabeth, was born on 13 April 1811 and baptised in Ockham, Surrey, on 26 May 1811.

Louisa Monk, daughter of William and Hannah, was probably born in Chertsey, Surrey, around 1816.

Louisa Monk had an illegitimate daughter:

Lydia Monk

18 October 1836

bap 20 Nov 1836 Send & Ripley, Sry

Louisa married Robert Turner, a farm worker, in 1843 and in 1851 they were living at New Inn Farm, Warplesdon. It is not clear if Robert Turner was Lydia’s father even though he claimed this in the 1851 census return and she named him as her father when she married in 1857. By 1861 Robert and Louisa had moved to Tongham near Seale, and they had a son:

Thomas Turner

bap. 22 May 1859

Seale, Surrey

In 1881 Robert and Louisa were still in Tongham. Louisa appears to have died in 1885, aged 69. Robert may have died in 1891, aged 80, with the death being registered in Reigate which would suggest he was staying with Lydia and her husband in Redhill at the time.

Of Louisa's children:

  • Lydia Monk married Samuel Woods.

  • Thomas Turner was a gardener and married Alice Turner in 1880. In 1881 they were living in Drummond Road, Stoke, Surrey, and they had the following children:

    Thomas Robert

    ca. 1881

    Walter George


    Alice May


    Ethel Ada


    Olivia Mary




    Leonard Edwin M


    Cecil Redvers