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 baptised in Chertsey, Surrey, on 26 October 1817.

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 possible that Robert Turner was Lydia’s father but more likely that he took on the role as she was only 6 years old when he married her mother. She was recorded as his daughter 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 was buried in Tongham on 24th November 1885, aged 69.

Robert probably then went to live with his daughter, Lydia, and her family in Redhill and died just before the 1891 census as he was buried in Redhill on 7th April 1891, aged 80.

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

    Guildford, Sry

    Walter George


    Tongham, Sry

    Alice May


    Tongham, Sry

    Ethel Ada


    Tongham, Sry

    Olivia Mary


    Tongham, Sry



    Gosport, Hants

    Leonard Edwin M


    Gosport, Hants

    Cecil Redvers


    Waterlooville, Hants

    In 1891 they were living at Sandy Cross, Farnham Lane, Seale in Surrey. By 1901 they had moved to Hampshire and were living at 1 Albert Road in Farlington near Havant. They were in Waterlooville in Hampshire in 1911.