William Turton 1762-1835

From Book Owners Online

William TURTON 1762-1835

Armorial bookplate of William Turton

Biographical Note

Son of a Gloucestershire solicitor. BA Oriel College, Oxford 1785, MA and MB 1791. Physician of Swansea 1807, of Dublin 1813-1816, of Teignmouth 1819, of Torquay 1822, and of Bideford 1831. He was noted as a naturalist and conchologist, and was the author of numerous works on natural science. As physician at Teignmouth, he treated Tom Keats, brother to the poet John Keats.


At least one medical book is extant from his library.

Characteristic Markings

Armorial bookplate (unrecorded in Franks).


  • Gigante, D. The Keats Brothers (2011).
  • Richardson, J. Keats and His Circle (1980).
  • Turton, William. [1] Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.