Turton, William an English Wesleyan missionaries, was born in the island of Barbadoes, W. I. His father was a planter. His first labors were on the island of Antigua. In 1798 he received an appointment for St. Bartholomew from the English Conference. In 1800 he was sent to New Providence, and labored for the rest of his life on that and adjacent islands. He died at Nassau, May 10, 1818, aged fifty-seven. He was a faithful toiler. See Wesleyan Meth. Mag. 1821, p. 3, 81; Wesleyan Minutes, 1818.