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Turton, Williamlocked

  • B. B. Woodward
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Turton, William (1762–1835), conchologist, was born at Olveston, Gloucestershire, on 21 May 1762, the fifth child of William Turton (1731–1802), solicitor, of Olveston, and his wife, Rachel, only daughter of the Revd Andrew Cuthbert of Monmouth and, on her mother's side, a descendant of ...

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