TURVILLE, in the hundred of Desborough and deanery of Wycombe, lies on the borders of Oxfordshire, about eight miles west of Wycombe, about seven miles north-west of Marlow, and about the same distance from Henley. There are two manors in this parish, one of which was in the family of Morteyne, from the reign of Edward I. till about the year 1406, when it passed by female heir to the Botilers. In 1546, it was purchased by Sir John Williams, and soon afterwards passed to the ancient family of Doyley, and from them about the year 1703, by marriage to the Pocockes. In 1753, it was purchased of Mrs. Pococke, a widow lady, by John Osborne, the celebrated bookseller, whose son is the present proprietor.
The other manor belonged to the abbey of St. Alban's, and was granted by King Henry VIII. to Edward Chamberleyne, who conveyed it to the Dormer family. In 1653, John Ovey esq. bought the whole, or a part of this estate of Mr. West, who had not long before purchased it of the Dormers. From Mr. Ovey's family it passed by marriage to the Perrys. Mr. Perry, who married one of the coheiresses of the Sidneys, Earls of Leicester, built a fine seat at Turville park, and was sheriff of the county in 1741. Turville park is now the property and seat of Thomas Butlin esq. who purchased it of Mr. Shelly, son-in-law, and in right of his wife, heir of Mr. Perry.
In the church are some memorials of the families of Doyley, Pococke, and Perry. The rectory, which was appropriated to the abbey of St. Alban's, is now in severalties, together with the advowson of the vicarage.