Born: February 5, 1780, York, England.
Died: January 7, 1864, Ely House, Dover Street, London, England.
Buried: Kensal Green Cemetery, London, England.
Turton enrolled at Queens’ College, Cambridge, in 1801, moving to Catherine Hall (now St. Catharine’s College) in 1804. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theology in 1816, and his Doctor of Divinity in 1828.
He was ordained as a deacon at Norwich in 1813, and a priest six months after. He served as dean at Peterborough (1830–42), dean of Westminster (1842–45), and bishop of Ely (1845).