Herbert William John Turner was listed as living with his elder sister Alice Helen in Penzance in the 1871 and 1881 Census. His marriage to Louisa Eddy was registered at Penzance in 1899. Listed in the 1901 Census as a 37 year old artist from Bristol, living at Lelant, with his wife and daughter (Dorothy Helen) and in the 1911 Census at Longview, Carbis Bay. He and Louisa went on to have two more children, Aubrey Herbert and Susanna Edith Irene.
He died in Carbis Bay was was buried at nearby Towednack.
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall p350