Rev.Charles Henry Kirby-Turner
Charles Henry Kirby-Turner was born in 1868; he was the eldest son of the Rev. Joseph Kirby who was the vicar of Stalmine in Lancashire. He went on to be educated at Wolverhampoton Grammar School and Selwyn College at Cambridge. He graduated in 1891 and went on to a M.A. in 1898. After a number of posts around England and India he was to become the Rector of Dodington from 1916 until 1929, and also Chaplain of Chipping Sodbury for the last four years of his time there. He retires to Bradford on Avon in 1929 when he purchases this house from the builder Albert Long. By 1943 he is aged 75 and makes one last move when he exchanges this house with a property called "The Shrubbery" in Downend in the parish of Mangotsfield near Bristol. The new owner is Margaret Hignell who moves to Bradford with her son Robert and daughter Elizabeth.
|TURNER (post KIRBY-TURNER), CHARLES HENRY KIRBY Adm. pens, at SELWYN HOUSE, Oct. 1, 1888. [Eldest s. of Rev. Joseph Kirby (1852), V. of Stalmine, Lancs.] B. Sept 7th 1868. Schools, Wulverhampton and Rossall. Matric. Michaelmas 1888; B.A. 1891; M.A. 1898. Ordained deacon (Manchester) 1891, priest (Durham) 1894; C. of Reddish Green, Lancs., 1891-3 Church of Cornforth, Co. Durham, 1894-6 and 1900-3. Church of St Leonard's, Shoreditch, 1896-8. Church of Blyth, Northumberland, 1898-1900. Chaplain (Eccles. Est.) at Trinchinopoly 1903-5; in Madras and Berhampore, 1905-6. C. of Blackwell, Derbys., 1908-12. Church of Marston-on-Dove, 1912-13, ( Standish with Hardwicke, Gloucs., 1913-16. Rector of Donington 1916-29. Disappears from Crockford, 1950. Brother of Lloyd C. K. (1891). (Wolverhampton Grammar School Register Rossall Register)|
|On 20th March 1929 A.W.Long sells the house to the Rev. Charles Henry Kirby Turner for £700. He gives him a mortgage for £200 which is paid back on the 20th March 1931|
|Deed of Exchange between Margaret Hignell, Widow,of the Shubbery, Downend, near Bristol and the Reverend Charles Henry Kirby Turner, formerly of Dodington Rectory, Chipping Sodbury. The Rev Turner pays an additional £500 to Mrs Hignell by way of equality of exchange.In the schedule he details that the house has recently been reconverted from two dwellings into one.|