Our History

Our history is filled with decisive moments, moments that have led us to where we are today.

Have a look at our family’s legacy and what we can do to help you in creating your very own.

1151: Werner and Heinrich von Dölberg, our forefathers, were witnesses to a document signed by Bishop Werner of the Munster Monastery.

Late 14th – 17th Century: Records show that the von Volenspit Dölberg family were nobles and owned the Dölberg House in the region of Nordlunern. This house remained in the family until the mid-sixteenth century until it was sold by Friedrich von Suythusen (aka Dölberg) due to the effects of the Thirty Years War.

Late 18th Century: In the following years, members of the Dölberg family worked in textiles as well as the medical, teaching, auditing and banking professions. During this time another ascendant, Wilhelm Franz Heinrich Dölberg, grew to particular prominence as a controller of state treasuries and securities in Berlin.

1907: Six years after being invested to the Order of the Red Eagle, Wilhelm Franz Heinrich Dölberg was appointed to the Geheimrat, which is similar to the Privy Council in England, by King of Prussia, Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Almost a century later: Heinrich and Roelf Odendaal, two of Wilhelm Franz Heinrich Dölberg’s great-grandsons, open Turnstone in Mauritius, with a vision to offer specialised fiduciary services across the globe.

2005:  Turnstone is established in the Isle of Man where it is licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Service Authority as a trust and company service provider.

Today: Turnstone manages the portfolios of wealthy individuals, families and large scale businesses.