Turner, William an English-divine, was born near Broadoak, Flintshire, and for some time previous to going to Oxford he was an inmate of the house of Philip Henry, father of Matthew, the commentator. He took his A.M. at Edmund Hall, Oxford, June 8, 1675. Becoming, afterwards, vicar of Walberton, in Sussex, he resided there in 1697; but the date of his death is uncertain. He published, a History of All Religions (Lond. 1695, 8vo): — Complete History of the Most Remarkable Providences, etc. (1697, fol.). "This curious collection ranks with the similar performances of Clark, and Wanley in his History of the Little World, but is superior perhaps to both in selection and conciseness."