Origin, Meaning, Family History and Taylor Coat of Arms and Family Crest
Meaning, Origin, Etymology
The surname of Taylor is an English; occupational name from Ango-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur) derives from the Old French word “tailleur” which can be translated to mean “a cutter-out of cloth.” ME. taillour AF. taillour, OF. tailleur, ‘the cutter, from OF. tailler, ‘to cut.’ in Latin documents rendered cissor. A very common name in early Scots records. This surname is occupational, meaning that it was given to someone who actually carried out the occupation of being a tailor. The surname being adopted from the medieval job description after the 12th century. As with other occupational surnames, it was first given to the original person who carried out this job, and then was passed on to the son if he also joined the same profession as his father. After this carry over, the surname became hereditary, meaning that it was passed down rather than actually corresponding with the occupation of the name bearer. The first recorded spelling of the surname of Taylor can be found in the country of England, in the late 12th century. One person by the name of Walter Taylur was named in the Canterbury Cathedral records. These records were ordered, decreed, and written under the reign of one King Henry II, who ruled from they year 1154 to the year 1189. Other mentions of this surname in the country of England include William le Taillur, who was mentioned in the Pipe Rolls of Somerset in the year 1182, while one Roger le Taylur was named in the Hundred Rolls of Lincolnshire in the year 1273. The Taylor surname was adopted for cognates and equivalent names in other European languages, such as Schneider and Szabo. There are several well-known variations on the most usual spelling-Taylor. They range through Tailer, Tayler or Taylour to Taylorson and Taylerson. References to the surname Taylor start appearing in the records from the twelfth century on. One of the earliest of these is in the Pipe Rolls for Somerset. In the records for the year 1182 one William le.Taillur appears. Here the Norman origin and the occupational derivation are well illustrated. Thespian Joseph Taylor was an Englishman mentioned in Shakespeare’s First Folio as one of the 26 actors who took principal parts in all those plays. Legend has it that the Bard himself coached Taylor in the role of Hamlet. The Taylor Standard Series is the method used to discover which characteristics of a ship’s hull govern its water resistance. Its inventor, David Watson Taylor, became a rear admiral in the US Navy and designed the first plane to fly the Atlantic (1919). John Henry Taylor (1871—1963) was one of ‘the great triumvirate’ (with Harry Vardon and James Braid) which won the British Open (golf) Championship 16 times between 1894 and 1914 (Taylor won five times). Later he was a founder and the first chairman of the British Professional Golfers’ Association. A.J.P. Taylor (b. 1906), prolific English historian, wrote the celebrated study Origins of the Second World War which is considered the definitive work on the subject. There are no Taylor-related places or major geographic features in the United Kingdom. Canada has a town called Taylor. The United States has 10 such towns as well as 5 Taylorsvilles, a Taylors, a Taylor Bridge and a Taylor Springs.
Taaylor, Tailer, Tailhieour, Taillar, Tailleur, Tailliour, Tailliovr, Taillor, Taillour, Taillur,
Taillyeor, Taillyer, Taillzier, Tailor, Tailur, Tailyeour, Tailyour, Tailzieor, Taiylor, Taliur,
Tallyur, Talur, Talyeor, Talyhour, Talyowr, Talyur, Talzeor, Talzeour, Talzior, Talzour, Talzoure, Tayalor, Tayler, Tayler, Tayleur, Tayliour, Tayllor, Tayllour, Tayllur, Tayloor,
Taylore, Taylorr, Taylour, Taylowre, Taylur, Taylyhour, Taylyour, Taylzowr, Tayolor, Telvour,
Thailzor, Thalzeour, Ttaylor, Tyllour,
Early Marriage Records for
Martha Taylor married Benjamin Nason June 30, 1687 in Hampton, New Hampshire
Stephen Taylor married Sara Hosford November 1, 1642 in Windsor, Connecticut
Mary Taylor married William Payn October 11, 1694 in Boston, Massachusetts
Edward Taylor married Mary Merrill February 19, 1663 in Barnstable, Massachusetts
Abraham Taylor married Mary Whitaker December 16, 1681 in Concord, Massachusetts
Hannah Taylor married Abiel Lamb December 4, 1699 in Framingham, Massachusetts
Edward Taylor married Jane Payn August 4, 1692 in Boston, Massachusetts
William Taylor married Sarah Byfield March 2, 1699 in Boston, Massachusetts
Margaret Taylor married Alexander Bulman December 22, 1690 in Boston, Massachusetts
Mary Taylor married Thomas Burroughs November 16, 1695 in New York
Tamozine Taylor married Richard Skinner April 21, 1692 in Boston, Massachusetts
Samuel Taylor married Ruth Cogan June 24, 1675 in Springfield, Massachusetts
Walter Taylor married Deliverance Graves Sept. 24, 1697 in New York
Francis Taylor married Martha Thompson February 23, 1699 in Hanover Co., Virginia
Lawrence Taylor married Mary Miles February 5, 1699 in Harford Co., Maryland
Joan Taylor married Charles Oliver June 1, 1545 in Plymtree, Devon, England
Joan Taylor married Jhon Martin Ocotber 4, 1548 in East Tisted, Hampshire, England
Christian Taylor married William Woolfraye 1541 in Saint James, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Margarite Taylor married William Lame June 11, 1542 in Norton, Suffolk, England
John Taylor married Margret Smith May 15, 1542 in Kirkby-Lonsdale, Westmoreland, England
William Taylor married Margaret Pinchine October 28, 1543 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Margarett Taylor married Peter Jackson 1541 in Saint Crux, York, England
Walterum Taylor married Eleonoram Butler June 28, 1546 in Bromyard, Hereford, England
Hughe Taylor married Alice Gurnye 1543 in Saint James, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
William Taylor married Jane Wodward May 18, 1546 in Ashperton, Hereford, England
Richard Taylor married Agnes Dunne 1548 in Beddington, Surrey, England
Mawde Taylor married James Paynett 1547 in Saint Crux, York, England
John Taylor married Jonne January 12, 1548 in Saint Mary Le Bow, London, England
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Taylor ranks 336th in popularity worldwide as of the 2014 Census and approximately 1,558,129 people carry the Taylor surname worldwide. The name ranks particularly high in the following six states: Texas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. It ranks highest in the following countries: United States (920,169), England (293,303), Australia (77,766), Canada (71,543), South Africa (32,101), and Sierra Leone (27,440).
Early Bearers of Surname
Walter Taylur about 1810 in Archaeologia Cantiana (Kent)
William le Taillur 1182 in Pipe Rolls (Somerset)
John le Talliur 1202 in Assize Rolls (Lincs)
Alexander le Tailleour 1381 in Poll Tax (Bakewell, Derbys)
Willm Tayler 1538 in IGI (Watford, Herts)
Nicholas Taylour 1538 in IGI (Sudbury, Derbys)
John Taylor 1538 in IGI (Dorking, Surrey)
Richardus Taylor 1538 in IGI (Wensley, NR Yorks)
Joan Tailor 1541 in IGI (Bicester, Oxon)
John Tayleur 1626 in IGI (Stantonbury, Bucks)
Thomas Tayler 1567 in Fiants Elizabeth 1151
Maurice and Sanky Tailor 1569 in Fiants Elizabeth 1311
George Taylor recorder 1581 in Fiants Elizabeth 3688
Dermond O’Camenan alias Tayler 1590 in Fiants Elizabeth 5481
Isaac Taylor born in Poland in Census 1881 (Leeds, WR Yorks)
Jacob Taylor born in Germany in Census 1881 (Liverpool, Lancs)
Alexander le Tayllur was valet of Alexander m in 1276 (Bain, II, 76).
John le Taillur held the mill of Selkirk as firmar, 1292 (Rot. Scot., I, p. 80)
Brice le Taillur was one of the Scottish prisoners taken at the capture of Dunbar Castle, 1296 (Bain, II, 742).
Six persons of this name in the counties of Roxburgh, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Lanark, and Angus rendered homage, 1296 (Bain, II).
Henry le Taliur, Norfolk, 1273. Hundred Rolls.
Cecil le Tayllour, Cambridgeshire ibid.
Roger le Taylur, Lincolnshire, ibid.
Richard le Taylor, Northamptonshire, ibid.
Baptised — Abel, s. John Tailor: St. Peter, Cornhill. 1593
Witnesses to marriage, Elizabeth Tayfar, Richard Tayler: St. George, Hanover Square. 1700
Married — Robert Julian and Mary Taylar: ibid. 1802
John Cissor was tenant of Balgirdane in the barony of Buittle, Adam Cissor in barony of Newlands
Andrew Cissor in the vill of Preston, 1376 (RHM, I, p. lx, lxi II, p. 16).
Johannes Cissor in the parish of Fyvy was excommunicated, 1384 (REA., I, p. 165).
William Scissor held a tenement in Edinburgh, 1392 (Egidii, p. 27)
Walter Cissor had grant of half the land of Glorat from David II (RMS, I, App. II, 1137, 1183). Alexander Scissorus, ‘armigerus meus, 1344 (REA, I, p. 75).
Donald Scissor and Bricius Scissor were witnesses in Inverness, 1462 (Invernessiana, p. 141), Arthur Scissor in Perth, 1463, is mentioned in same year as Arthur Tailzoure (Milne, p. 52, 53).
A grave slab in Dundee records “hic iacet Joannes filivs Philippi Cissoris,” with a pair of scissors and a bodkin (Jervise, Memorials, p. 29).
History, Genealogy & Ancestry
TAYLEUR OF BUNTINGDALE
Tayleur, John, Esq. of Buntingdale Hall, Salop, J.P., cos Salop, Chester and Stafford born 1 June 1810 succeeded his uncle 1873 married 23 Jan 1866, Katherine Treby 2nd daughter of the late William John Clark, Esq. of Buckland Toutsaints, Devon and has issue, 1) William born 11 January 1872. 2) John born 2 October 1873. 3) Henry born 24 March 1875 4) Katharine Maud 5) Penelope 6) Frances Agatha 7) Charlotte Blanche Mary. Lineage~ In 1516, Jeffrye, Abbot of Lilleshall, demised the Grange of Longden-upon-Tern to William Tayleur of London for the term of eighty-one years. His son, John Tayleur, of Longden married Anna daughter of David Jenks of Shireland Grange. His eldest son, John Tayleur of Longden married Margaret daughter and heir of Cresswell of Leshall, co. Stafford. His son, Cresswell Tayleur of Longden married Anna daughter of William Steventon of Dothill. He was father of John Tayleur, Esq. of Rodington, High Sheriff 1691 born 1639 married a daughter and co-heir of Thomas Mackworth, Esq. of Betton Strange by his 2nd wife, the daughter of Gen. Mytton and left at his decease (with two daughters, Sarah and Mary Ann) a son and successor, William Tayleur, Esq. of Rodington and Shrewsbury, bapt. 2 May 1712, High Sheriff 1744. He married 12 Aug. 1740, Mary, sister of Sir Rowland Hill, 1st bart. of Hawkestone; and died 1796, leaving a daughter Dorothy and a an only son, Wiilliam Tayleur, Esq. of Buntingsdale, High Sheriff 1797, born 26 May, 1741 married 13 May 1771, Martha daughter and co-heir of Maurice Bowen, Esq. of Upton, co. Pembroke, and by her (who died 11 Dec. 1775) had issue, 1) John his heir 2) William of Teignmouth, Devon married Sarah Frances daughter of – Windsor, Esq. of Aldenham. 3) Charles, of Liverpool married Jane daughter of John Hill, Esq. of the same place, and had issue, William, John, Charles, Henry, Edward, Mary and Jane. Mr. Tayleur died 26 Sept. 1813 and was succeeded by his eldest son, John Tayleur, Esq. of Buntingsdale, D.L., born 14 July 1772; married 7 Mar. 1796 Penelope daughter of Thomas Pearson, Esq. of Wettenhall Wood, co. Stafford and died 27 Sept. 1856, having had issue, 1) William lat of Buntingsdale 2) Charles (Rev.) born 7 April 1805 married 1838 Frances, youngest daughter of Rev. Richard Lane, of Cofflect, Devon; and died 1847, leaving issue, John now of Buntingsdale; Charles; William Henry; Emma, and Lucy. His eldest son, Willaim Tayleur, Esq. of Buntingsdale, High Sheriff 1827, M.P. for Bridgewater 1833-34 born 10 Sept. 1803 died unmarried 5 Nov. 1873 and was succeeded by his nephew, now of Buntingsdale. Arms~ Erm., on a chief sa. three escallop shells arg. Crest~ Out of a ducal coronet or, a dexter arm in armour holding in the hand a sword, all ppr. Seat~ Buntingsdale, near Market Drayton.
TAYLOR OF ARDGILLAN CASTLE
Taylor, The Right Hon. Thomas Edward, P.C., of Ardgillan Castle, co. Dublin, J.P. and D.L., M.P. for that co., Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, late Capt. 6th Dragoon Guards (retired 1846), Lieut-Col. Royal Meath Militia 1847 to 1874, now Hon. Col. of that regt. b. 1811; married 1862, Louisa Harrington, 2nd daughter of the Hon. and Rev. Hugh Francis Tollemache, Rector of Harrington, co. Northampton and has issue, 1) Edward Richard born 21 Sept. 1863. 2) Basil Reginald Hamilton born 8 April 1865. 3) Wilfred born March 1868. 4&5) Twin Daughters born Nov. 1866. Col. Taylor who was a Lord of the Treasury 1858 to 1859 and Joint Secretary of the Treasury 1866 to 1868 was appointed in the last named year Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and again in 1874. Lineage~ The Hon. and Rev. Henry Edward Taylor, 4th son of Thomas, 1st Earl of Bective by Jane his wife the daughter of Hercules Langford Rowley, Esq. born 13 Nov. 1768; married 1807 Marianne the eldest daughter of the Hon. Richard St. Leger; and died 7 June, 1852 having had issue. 1) Thomas Edward now of Ardgillan 2) Richard Cambre Hayes of Dowestown, Navan, J.P., Lieut-Gen. in the army, C.B., formerly Lieut-Col. 79th Highlanders born 1819 married 10 June 1863, Lady Jane Hay, 5th daughter of George 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, and has issue, Richard Edward Montagu b. 1871; Constance; Millicent; Evelyn; Florence. 3) Hercules Langford Barry b. 1824 4) Marianne Jane married 21 April 1873, Hon. St. John Butler, 2nd son of the late Lord Dunboyne; and d. 16 April 1874. 5) Elizabeth Augusta 6) Louisa Catherine married 1840, Hans Hamilton Woods, Esq. of Milverton, co. Dublin and has issue, Henrietta Frances. Arms~ Erm., on a chief gu, a fleur-de-lis between two boars’ heads couped and erect or. Crest~ A naked arm embowed holding an arrow all ppr. Motto~ Prosequitur quodeunque petit. Seat~ Ardgillan Castle, near Balbriggan.
TAYLOR OF ASTON ROWANT
Taylor, Thomas, Esq. of Aston Rowant, co. Oxford, J.P. for that co. and for co. Lancaster and High Sheriff of the former 1863 born 1808 married 1857, Sara Helen daughter of the late Thomas Biggs, Esq., and has surviving issue, 1) Mabel Mary 2) Beatrice Kathrine. Mr. Taylor is son of James Taylor, Esq. of Wigan (who died 1819) by Mary his wife the daughter of John Hopwood, Esq. He has had three brothers and three sisters, John Fogg died unmarried; James; Richard; Elizabeth; Helen; and Mary died unmarried. Seat~ Aston Rowant, Tetsworth. Town Residence~ 1 Hyde Park Gardens, W.
TAYLOR OF BIFRONS
Taylor, Herbert Edward, Esq. of Roselands, Kent married 23 April 1838, Harriet the 5th daughter of George John Legh, Esq. of High Legh, co. Chester and has surviving issue, 1) Herbert, late 31st foot. 2) Aucher Cornwall 3) Cecil 4) Ernest 5) Mary Louisa 6) Mabel Olivia 7) Rose Emily 8) Lillian Harriet 9) Vera Anna. Lineage~ This family, originally from Whitechurch, Salop, spelt their name in 1500, Taylour. Nathaniel Taylour, Esq. M.P. for co. Bedford, and Record of Colchester, Essex, during the usurpation of Cromwell married the daughter of Col. Bridges of Wallingford, Essex and had eighteen children, most of whom were born in Brook House, Holborn and several died young. His son, John Taylor, Esq. born 7 Dec. 1655, purchased Bifrons and other estates in Kent 1694. He married Olivia daughter of Sir Nicholas Tempest, Bart. of Durham and by her (who d. 1716) had issue. Mr. Taylor d. 4 April 1729, leaving Bifrons to his son, Brook Taylor, Esq. of Bifrons, D.C.L., F.R.S., born 18 Aug. 1685. He married Elizabeth daughter of John Sawbridge, Esq. of Otantigh, Kent, and her (who d. 1729 had an only daughter., Elizabeth married Sir William Young, Bart. Brook Taylor d. 1731 and was succeeded by his brother, Rev. Herbert Taylor of Bifrons, Rector of Hunton and Vicar of Patrixbourn bapt. 15 May, 1698. He married Mary daughter of Dr. Wake, Prebendary of Canterbury, and nephew of William Wake, D.D., Archbishop of Canterbury; and dying 29 Sept. 1763 was succeeded by his elder son, Herbert Taylor, Esq. of Bifrons d. unmarried 19 Nov. 1767, aged 36 and was succeeded by his brother, Rev. Edward Taylor of Bifrons, born 26 Aug. 1734 married 1769, Margaret sister of Thomas Watkinson Payler, Esq. of Kent, and by her (who d. 27 April 1780, aged 36) had issue, 1) Edward his heir 2) Hebert (Sir) a Lieut-Gen. in the army. born 29 Sept. 1779 married Charlotte Albinia, daughter of Edward Desbrowe, Esq. and had one daughter Charlotte. He sat in Parliament for Windsor from 1820 to 1823, when he resigned his seat and died at Rome, March 1839. 3) Brook (Sir) G.C.H., P.C., Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Courts of Hesse Cassel, Wirtemberg, Bavaria, and Prussia born 30 Dec. 1776; d.s.p. 4) William twin brother with Brook drowned in the Thames 16 July 1797. 5) Bridges Watkinson, Capt. R.N. born 1778 drowned in the Adriatie off Brindisi 24 Feb. 1814, when in command of H.N.’s frigate “Apollo”. 6) Mary Elizabeth married 19 April 1796, Edward Wilbraham Bootle, Esq. of Lathom House, co. Lancaster, created 1828, Lord Skelmersdale. She died 2 June, 1840. 7) Charlotte married 3 March, 1794, Rev. Edward Northey, Canon of Windsor; and died 1836. 8) Margaret died unmarried. The eldest son, Edward Taylor, Esq. of Bifrons, Kent, M.P. for Canterbury from 1807 to 1812, born 24 June 1774; married 6 Sept. 1802, Louisa only child of Rev. J.C. Beckingham, of Bourne House, Kent (son of Stephen Beckingham, Esq., by Catherine his wife, eldest daughter and co-heir of John Corbett, LL.D.) and had issue, 1) Herbert Edward now of Roselands 2) Brook John, Major-Gen. married 15 Oct. 1850, Henrietta daughter of Sir John Boyd, 3rd bart. of Dauson. 3) Ancher Beckingham 4) Bridges married Emily Alice daughter of Gen. Sir Hugh Halkett, and has issue. 5) Wilbraham, Gent., User in Ordinary to the Queen, married 31 March 1842, Janetta daughter of Sir William Gossett and has issue. 6) Mary Louisa married the Hon. Col. John James Knox. 7) Louisa Charlotte married 1828, George Cornwall Legh, Esq. of High Legh, co. Chester. 8) Emily Octavia married 1833, William Decdes, Esq. of Sandling Kent. Mr. Taylor d. 21 June 1843. Arms~ Gu., three roses arg. barbed vert, a chief vair. Crest~ A lions head erased arg. gorged with a collar gu. thereon three roses also arg. Motto~ Fama candida rosa dulcior. Seat~ Roselands, near Walmer, Kent.
TAYLOR OF BURNHAM MANOR
Taylor, Robert John, Esq. of Burnham Manor, co. Lincoln, J.P. and D.L., Major and Lieut-Col. Royal North Lincolnshire Militia b. 20 Jan. 1823; married 22 March 1860, Isabeele daughter of William De Pledge, Esq. of Kingston-upon-Hall, and has surviving issue, 1) Robert John born 3 June 1867. 2) Marmaduke Guy born 16 Aug. 1868. 3) Christopher De Pledge born 3 Sept. 1871. 4) Isabelle Kathleen Blanche. 5) Edith Maude. 6) Ada Beatrice 7) Jessie Roberta 8) Mabel Violet. Lineage~ Rev. Robert Taylor of Salton, co. York born 1630 married 1661, Jane the daughter of Christopher Dowker, Gent. of Birdsall. He died 1695 leaving a son, Christopher Taylor, Esq. born 1670 married Elizabeth daughter of John Fairweather, Gent. of Salton. He died 11 Jan. 1751 leaving issue, 1) John died 1743. 2) Robert his successor. 3) Thomas died 1727. 4) Jane 5) Elizabeth married Richard Tindall, Gent. The 2nd son, Robert Taylor, Esq. of Salton born 1700 married Elizabeth the daughter of John Dowker, Esq. of Salton; and died 1767, leaving a son John his heir, and three daughters Jane married J. Key Esq.,; Elizabeth married J. Sandwith, Esq.; and Ann married Ralph Burton, Esq. The son, John Taylor, Esq. of Salton born 1746 married Jane the daughter of George Harrison, Esq. of Cropton, co. York, Barrister-at-Law and died 1789 leaving with other issue, one son, John Taylor, Esq. of Burnham Manor, co. Lincoln born Dec. 1776 married 1809 Jane the only daughter of John Swale, Esq. of Crook House, co. York; and died 1855, leaving issue, 1) Robert John now of Burnham Manor. 2) John born 1825 d. 1868. 3) Jane. Arms~ Gu., a saltire between two fleurs-de-lis arg. Crest~ An arm in armour grasping a battle-axe ppr. Motto~ Veri sans peur. Seat~ Burnham Manor, Barton-upon-Humber.
TAYLOR OF CASTLE TAYLOR
Shawe-Taylor, Walter Taylor Newton, Esq. of Castle Taylor, co. Galway, J.P. and D.L. High Sheriff 1868 born 31 March 1832 married 24 Nov. 1861 Elizabeth daughter of Dudley Persse, Esq. of Rosborough, and has issue 1) John born 3 Jan. 1806. 2) Francis Manly 3) Frances Elizabeth. Seat~ Castle Taylor, Ardraban, co. Galway.
TAYLOR OF CHYKNELL (SEE CAVENDISH)
TAYLOR OF TYN LLWYN
Taylor, Robert Mascie, Esq. of Tyn Llwyn, co. Merioneth, formerly an officer 25th King’s Own Borderers, J.P. co Merioneth born 12 Oct. 1818 married 9 June 1842 Elizabeth Frances, eldest daughter of James Pynter Garland, Esq. of The Priory, Wareham, Dorset and has issue, 1) Domville Mascie, Capt. 27th Inniskillings born 22 Sept. 1843. 2) Mascie Henry born 14 Apr. 1845 married 13 Jul 1869 3) Geoffrey Mascie born 20 Sept. 1856 4) Fanny Mary, b. 21 July 1846 This family is descended in the female line from the MASCIES of Sale, co. Chester and from Robert DOMVILLE of Lymme, temp King John, vide Ormerods History of Cheshire. Seat~ Tyn Llwyn, Corwen.
TAYLOR OF ECCLESTON
Taylor, Samuel, Esq. of Eccleston Hall, co. Lancaster, J.P. cos Westmorland and Lancaster, and D.L. co. Lancaster born 20 Apr. 1802 married Jan 1825 Mary Ann the daughter of Rev. John Still, Rector of Fouthill, Gifford and Prebendary of Sarum and by her (who died 1868) has issue, 1) Samuel, J.P. cos Lancaster and Westmoreland and D.L. co. Lancaster born 1826 married 1857 Maria daughter of Rev. Irton Fell and has issue two sons and one daughter. 2) William born 1829 3) Henry born 1834. 4) Frank born 1836 5) Mary Anne married 1858, Thomas Barham Foster, Esq. Mr. Taylor is the eldest son of Col. Samuel Taylor of Moston, co. Lancaster (who died 1820) by Hannah his wife (who died 1861) daughter of William Hutchinson, Esq. and grandson of Samuel Taylor of Moston, and his wife Mary of Crumpsel. He has one sister Mary. The estate of Eccleston was purchased by the late Col. Taylor from the old Lancashire family of Eccleston. Arms—Erm., on a chief dove-tailed gu. a mallet between two scallops or. Crest—A demi-lion sa. semee of mallets or, holding between the paws an acorn gold slipped vert. Motto— Innoso robore Quercus. Seat—Eccleston Hall. Prescot.
TAYLOR OF CHIPCHASE CASTLE AND WIDDRINGTON
Taylor, Hugh, Esq. of Chipchase Castle and Widdrington, Northumberland, J.P. M.P. for Wynemouth from 1852 to 1853 and 1859 to 1861; married 1842 Mary the daughter of Thomas Taylor, Esq. of Tramlington Hall, Northumberland and by her (who died 1852) has, inter alios, a son and heir, Thomas born 1849. Mr. Taylor is the son of the late John Taylor, Esq of Shilbottle, Northumberland, by Margaret his wife, daughter of J. Darling Esq. of Ford, Northumberland, Seat~ Chipchase Castle, Wark-on-Tyne.
TAYLOR OF ERLESTOKE PARK
Watson – Taylor, Simon, Esq. of Erlestoke Park, and Erchfont, Wilts, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1855, M.P. for Devizes 1857 to 1859, b. 1 Feb. 1811 ; m. 30 Oct. 1813, Lady Hannah Charlotte Hay, 2nd dau. of George, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, K.T., and has issue, 1) George Simon Arthur, J.P. born 5 Oct. 1850 2) Arthur Wellesley born 17 Feb. 1853. 3) John Arthur born 15, Nov. 1857 4) William Arthur born 20 May 1859. 5) Anna Louisa married 13 June 1867 Hon. Alan de Tatton Egerton 2nd son of Lord Egerton of Tatton 6) Susan Georgiana Montagu Frances 7) Charlotte Isabella Joanna married 17 Feb. 1874 William Richard Winch, Esq. 8) Mary 9) Violet Emily married 17 Apr. 1876 Charles Augustus Verner, Esq. 10) Rose Edith 11) Victoria. Lineage~ John Taylor, Esq., F.R.S., of Lyssons. Jamaica, was created a Baronet, 1 Sept. 1778. Sir John m. Elizabeth Gooden, dau. and heir of Philip Houghton, Esq. of the same island, and dying 1788, left (with daus., of whom the eldest, Anna Susanna, m. 6 March, 1810, George Watson, Esq., son of George Watson, Esq., by his wife Isabella Stevenson) a son and successor. Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor, 2nd bart. of Lyssons, who d. s.p. 18 May, 1815, when the baronetcy became extinct, and his property, as well as the property of his uncle, Simon Taylor, Esq. of Jamaica, devolved on his sister, Anna Susanna, the wife of George Watson, Esq., and, in consequence, that lady and her husband assumed by royal license, dated 19 June, 1815, the additional surname and arms of Watson. Mr. Watson Taylor then became seated at Erlestoke Park, near Devizes, and for many years represented Devizes in Parliament. He d. 6 May, 1841, having had by the heiress of Taylor (who d. 8 Jan. 1853) four sons and one dau. Simon Watson Taylor, Esq. of Erlestoke Park. John Walter, b. 4 May, 1813 ; d. 9 Oct. 1832. George Graeme, 6. 29 April, 1816; m. 19 May, 1847, Victorine, dau. of the late Monsieur Jean Baptiste Joudious, of Herrison, Department of Allier, France, and d. s. p. 26 Oct. 1865. Emilius, of Headington, near Oxford, 6. 10 Sept. 1819. Isabella. Arms—Quarterly : 1st and 4th, Taylor : arg., a saltier wavy sa. letween two hearts in pale gu., and as many cinquefoils in fess vert a canton erm.; 2nd and 3rd, Watson: arg., a tree growing out of a mount in base vert surmounted by a fess az. charged with three mullets of the field. Crest—Taylor : Out of a ducal coronet or, a dexter cubit arm erect ppr., the hand holding a cross-crosslet fitchce in pale gu. Motto—In hoc signo vinces. Crest—Watson: The stump of a tree sprouting branches ppr. Motto—Jus floreat. Supporters—On either side a leopard ppr. armed and langued gu., collared and chained or, granted to the late George Watson Taylor, Esq., and the heirs male of his body, under royal sign manual by a warrant of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, bearing date 28 Sept. 1815. Seat—Erlestoke Park, Westbury.
TAYLOR LATE OF KIRKHAM ABBEY
Taylor, Edward Clough, Esq., J.P. and D.L., M.A., b. 25 Sept. 1822 ; m. 1 Sept. 1848, Sophia Mary, eldest dau. of Rev. Thomas Harrison, of Firby, co. York, and has issue, 1) Edward Harrison Clough, Royal Welsh Fusiliers born 19 June 1849 2) Horatio George Clough born 12 Oct. 1856. 3) Leonard Goodricke Clough born 5 Jan. 1858. 4) Sophia Leonora Clough married 9 Nov. 1875, Henry Barrington Callander, Esq. of Ardkinglas, N.B. 5) Harriet Anna Georgina Clough 6) Constance Caroline Clough. Lineage~ Thomas Clough, Esq. of Otley, co. York, m. 9 Oct. 1742, Sarah, 4th dau. of Sir Henry Goodricke, 4th bart. of Ribston, same co., by Mary his wife, only child of Tobias Jenkins, Esq. of Grimston, and Mary his 1st wife, 2nd dau. of Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, and had issue, nine children. The 5th child, Thomas Clough, Esq. 6. 25 April, 1748; m. 1785, Susanne, dau. of John Tyler, Esq. of Bishops Stortford, Herts, and had issue, an only child, Edward Clough, Esq. of Kirkham Abbey, J. P. and D.L., b. 28 Jan. 1786. He s. his father, Thomas Clough, Esq., 1839, and changed his name to Taylor, under the will of his granduncle, Rev. Henry Goodricke, of Sutton-on-the-Forest, co. York, whose 1st wife was Margaret, youngest dau. and co-heir of John Taylor, Esq. of Beverley. He m. 8 Jan. 1822, Emma Georgina Bcntley, dau. of William Badcock, Esq., and his wife, Sophia, dau. of Bichard Cumberland, Esq., and by her had issue, Edward Clough; Thomas Clough, b. 27 Aug. 1823, Capt. 41st regt.; d. in India, 1859.; Harriet Mary Anne Clough, d. 13 Feb. 1851.; Emma Sarah Clough, to. Feb. 1855, Major Henry Pratt Gore, who d. 4 Sept. 1863, leaving issue. Mr. Taylor d. 14 May, 1851. Arms—Erm., on a pale engrailed sa. three lions passant or. Crest—A leopard passant per pale ppr. and erm. the dexter paw resting on a shield of the arms. Residence—Firby, co. York.
TAYLOR OF PENNINGTON
Taylor, Pringle, Esq. of Pennington House, CO. Southampton, K.H., Gen. in the army, Col. 24th regt, b. 25 Jan. 1796; m. 12 July, 1827, Adelaide Frances, only surviving dau. of the late Col. John Shedden, of the 15th Hussars, of Eastonton, near Andover, and of Efford, Lymington, Hants, by Sophia Elizabeth his wife, dau. (by Fanny Maria, dau. of Sir Robert Sewell, Bart.) of Matthew G. Lewis, Esq., Deputy-Secretary of War, and has surviving issue, 1). Cortlandt Pringle, late Capt. in the army, b. 4 Sept. 1828; m. 27 Feb. 1878, Fanny, only dau.’ of the late Apsley Pulteney Pultency, Esq. of Northerwood, Hants, by Emily his wife, dau. of Christopher Tower, Esq. of Weald Hall, Essex. 2). Isabel Sophia Eliza. This distinguished officer served in India from 1811 to 1820, and during the whole of the Mahratta war of 1817, 1818, and 1819. In 1823 and 1824 he was employed in the Cape Cavalry against the Kaflirs, and from 1854 to 1858 commanded a large field force in British Kaffraria. Subsequently he was Commander of the Forces, and Lieut.-Governor of Jamaica and its Dependencies. Anns—Arg., on a chief sa. two boars’ heads couped of the field. Crest—A dexter arm embowed in armour the hand in gauntlet grasping a javelin all ppr. Motto—Consequitii; quodcunque petit. Seat—Pennington House, near Lymington, Hants.
TAYLOR OF STRENSHAM
Taylor, James Arthur, Esq. of Strensham Court, co. Worcester, J.P. and D.L., formerly M.P. for the Easter Division of co. Worcester born 1 June 1817 married June 1843 Maria Theresa daughter of George Rush, Esq. of Elsenham Hall and Farthingcon Lodge, co. Northampton, and has surviving issue 1) Arthur James, Lieut. 3rd Royal Dragoon Guards, 20 Oct. 1857 2) Maria Louisa m. Lieut.-Col. F. Dullas, and has three daugs. 3) Alice. Arms—Arg., gutte de poix on a chief dancettec sa. a pale
tweeu two escallops of the first, charged with an escallop of e second. Crest—A demi-lion rampant ppr. seme of escallops ., holding between the paws a saltire also sa. surmounted an escallop arg. Motto—Fidelisque ad mortem. Seal—Strensham Court, near Tewkesbury, co. Worcester.
TAYLOR OF MOSELEY HALL
Taylor, William Francis, Esq. of Moseley Hall and Moor Green, co.Worcester, J.P. cos Derby and Worcester b. 28 Jan. 1830 m. 23 July 1863, Augusta Charlotte, 3rd dau. of Samuel Steward, Esq. of Lincoln’s Inn and has issue, 1) George William b. 2 April 1864. 2) Cecil Salusbury b. 6 June 1867. 3) Herbert Edward b. 15 Feb. 1869. 4) Katharine Emma 5) Florence Edith. Mr. Taylor is half-brother of the present James Arthur Taylor, Esq. of Strensham Court. For Arms, see preceding. Seats—Moseley Hall, co. Worcester; and Moor Green, Birmingham.
TAYLOR OF RADCLIFFE-ON-TRENT
Taylor, John Bagshaw, Esq. of The Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent, co. Nottingham, J.P., High Sheriff 1868 b. 15 Oct. 1811; m. 20 June 1854, Anna Maria eldest dau. of the late Henry Charles ?akeyne, Esq. of Hamilton Terrace, St. Johns Wood, London, and has issue, 1) John Montague Wood b. 16 Dec. 1856. 2) William Henry Wood, b. 6 Aug. 1860. Lineage ~ James Taylor, Esq. of Cathorpe the descendant of an old Lancashire family m. Jane only child of John Moore, Esq., by Bridget his wife, 3rd dau. and co-heir of Montague Woode, Esq. of Woodborough, Notts, the representative of the very ancient House of Wodes or Woodes of Sandwich, Lumley and Woodborough, which byintermarrying the various Nottinghamshire families, became possessed of large estates, several of which passed away with junior branches, whilst a principal one still remains vested in Mr. Taylor as the heir of the senior line. By Jane his wife (who m. 2nd Mr. Hedges) Mr. Taylor left at his decease, 1734 a son and successor, John Taylor, Esq. of Radcliffe-on-Trent, m. 1780, Sarah Simes, and by her (who d. 19 Oct. 1834, aged 74), he left at his decease, 3 Oct. 1816, aged 84, a son and successor, William Taylor, Esq. of Radcliffe-on-Trent, co. Nottingham, J.P. and D.L., b. 20 Jan. 1783; m. 19 Dec. 1809, Juliana, dau. of Benjamin Bagshaw, Esq. of Mansfield, and had issue, John Bagshaw, now of The Hall. William Henry, late Capt. 87th regt., afterwards one of the Hon. Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, d. May, 1854. Juliana, d. March, 1859. Mary Jane, and Anna, twins; Anna, d. 1844. Georgina, m. 6 Oct. 1840, Jonathan Aldcrson, Esq., youngest son of Rev. J. Aldcrson, Rector of Harthill. Seat—The Hall, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Notts.
TAYLOR OF TODMORDEN HALL
Taylor, Arnold Dawes, Esq. of Todmorden Hall, CO. Lancaster, b. 13 Nov. 1852; m. 1876, Marian, only dau. of R. T. Pritchitt, Esq. E.S.A., of Esher, Surrey. Lineage~ James Taylor, of Whitworth, co. Lancaster, b. 1710, m. Betty, dau. of Edmondson, of Extwistle, co. Lancaster, and by her (who d. 15 Aug. 1789, aged 86), had issue. He d. 1 March, 1777. His youngest son, George Taylor, of Whitworth, 6. Dee. 1753; d. 24 Dec. 1804, aged 51. He m. 27 March, 1781, Betty, dau. of Benjamin Goodison, of Glossop, co. Derby, and by her (who d. 31 Aug. 1830) left an eldest son and successor, James Joseph Hague Taylor, Esq. of Todmorden Hall, 6. 13 Jan. 1782, who d. 8 Jan. 1810. He m. 17 Sept. 1801, Ann, only child and heir of Anthony Crossley, Esq. of Todmorden Hall, and by her (who d. at Torre, Torquay, 21 Nov. 1848, and was buried at Todmorden 29th of the same month) had issue, 4 sons James; John; George and Joseph. James succeeded his father. Arms—Per pale arg. and or, an escarbuncle az. on a chief nebule of the last, a ducal crown between two. escallops of the second, for Taylor ; quartering Crossley of Scaitcliffe. Crest —A demi-lion rampant az., charged on the shoulder with a bezant holding between his paws an escutcheon or, charged with a tau. gu. Motto—Natale solum dulce. Seats—Todmorden Hall, Todmorden, co. Lancaster; and Culverlands, near Beading.
DOD’S PEERAGE, BARONETS, KNIGHTS, BISHOPS, PRIVY COUNCILLORS, ETC.
TAYLOR, Knt.Bachel. Croat. 1865. — Sir Alexander Douglas Taylor, M.D., P.R.S., Edm. : son of William Taylor, Esq., of Alton, Scotland, by Jane, dau. of George Morrison, Esq.; mar. 1840 Julia Marianne, dau. of the Rev. Robert Hare, of Herstmonceux, Sussex received his medical education in London and at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.D. ; is corresponding member of the historic institute of France, corresponding member of the society of practical medicine of Montpelier, and was authorized by the government of King Louis Philippe to practise medicine in France; appointed in 1835 staff-surgeon to the English auxiliary force proceeding to Spain, where he had charge of the general medical staff hospital of the Casa de la Sociedad in Vittoria, in 1836 ; appointed to the charge of the general medical hospital at St. Sebastian, and in ‘1837 to the 2nd division of the general surgical hospital of St. Elmo, at St. Sebastian, devoted to penetrating wounds of the head and chest; was afterwards nominated president of a board for granting pensions to wounded officers and men, the decisions of which were strictly carried out by the Spanish government; is author of ” The Curative Iniluence of the Climate of Pan, and of the Mineral Waters of the Pyrenees on Disease.” For the influence which this work had in developing the resources of that locality he was (at the instance of the Emperor of the French) knighted by patent 1865. Résidence —Pau, Basses Pyrénées, France.
TAYLOR, 2nd Bart. (Utd. Kgdm.) Croat. 1827. — Sir Charles Taylor, son of the 1st bart. by the 2nd dau. of John Buncombe Poulett Thompson, Esq., of Roehampton, Surrey, sister of Lord Sydenham (she died 1848). Born 1817 ; succeeded his father in 1857; is a deputy-lieut. For Hants, Somerset, and Sussex. The 1st Bart, was M.P. for Wells from 1796 to 1830. Seat—Stedham, Midhurst, Sussex.
TAYLOR, K.C.B. Great. 1862. —Sir Henry George Andrew Taylor, son of James Taylor, Esq., of Lavender Hill, Surrey. Born in London, 1783; mar. 1812, the dau. of Capt. Thomas Maugham ; entered the military service of the E.I.C. at Madras, July 1799, and attained the rank of general 1857; served in the Mahratta campaign under title Duke of Wellington in 1803-4; was wounded at the battle of Assaye, Sept. 1803; was present at the action with the combined Mahratta forces at Argaum, and at the storm and capture of Gawilghur ; received a medal and two clasps for these services ; actively employed from 1807 to 1817 in the Nizam’s’ territories. Nagpore, &c. ; and in the commissariat until 1822, when he returned home on furlough ; appointed town mayor of Madras 1825, and subsequently held several brigade commands, including that of the northern division as brigadier-general. Residence—3, Clarendon Place, Hyde Park Gardens, London, W.
FAMILY HISTORY, ANTHONY TAYLOR OF HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Authorities on the origin of surnames are agreed that Taylor as a family name is derived from the trade of tailor, and consequently belongs to that large classification known as Occupational Names – like Cooper, Fuller, Weaver. It is probably as ancient as surnames themselves; in England, therefore, it dates back to the period following the Norman Conquest, 1066. Lower, a leading authority, states; While surnames occurred before the Conquest, to some extent, they did not become generally hereditary for some time afterwards. In fact it was not until after the Reformation (16th century) that surnames were employed with any regularity. TThe registers of the church had an important influence in bringing the use of surnames into common adoption…Some occupational names have been changed in orthography to hide their original meanness or “mollified ridiculously.” as Camden has it, lest their bearers “should seem vilified by them.” Examples, Carteer, Taileure and Smeeth as substitutes for Carter, Taylor and Smith. Since there had to be a tailor in almost every palce where people lived, many who pursued that occupation adopted or were called by that name. John the tailor was shortened to John Tailor or Taylor and at length, the last name became hereditary. Thus, in every part of England individuals, in no way related, came to bear the surname Taylor. Similarly, in Continental Europe: Tailleur in France; Schneider in Germany; Sarto in Italy. From the most desultory study of the origin of surnames, it seems scarcely possible that anyone could entertain another view as to the derivation of Taylor. Yet a more romantic, if less scientific, account, with several variations, has frequently appeared in print. To wit: all Taylors have a single origin, being descended from the Norman Baron Taillefer, one of William the Conqueror’s chieftains who was killed on the battlefield at Hastings; the name, through corruptions of time, about 1250, came to be Taylefar, from which, about a century later (during reign of Edward III), it became Taylour, Tailor or Taylor………FIRST GENERATION 1. Anthony Taylor, born in Old England, 1607-1611; died at Hampton, New Hampshire, in New England, Nov. 4, 1687, aged 80 years (VR). Founder of one of the oldest Taylor Families in America; one of the historic Founders of the State of New Hampshire by reason of his participation in the planting of and life-long residence thereafter in Hampton, fourth oldest settlement; there as early as 16339; became a valuable and leading man in the community, for many years exceptionally active in town and country affairs; highly repeatedly; appraiser; fence-viewer’ often, served on important town committees; constable the the most essential local office; keeper of the county prison; juror on numerous occasions – trial, special inquest and grand juries; large landowner. Taylor River, the Hampton above the saltmarsh, was named for him and has been so called from his day to this. His wife was Phillipa, or Philis, who died at Hampton Sept. 20, 1683. Children of Anthony and Phillipa Taylor all born at Hampton, although none recorded 2. John b. 1640-4 married Deborah Godfrey. 3. Lydia b. 1646 married Lieut. John Moulton 4. Sarah b. 1647 married 1st Thomas Canney, Jr. 2nd Capt. John Wingate, 3rd Richard Paine. 5. Martha married 1667, Hezron Leavitt 6. Mary married William Love 2nd Hon. Samuel Wyllys…..SECOND GENERATION 2. John Taylor (Anthony) born at Hampton, 1640-1644, “soon after the settlement”; died there, Dec. 15, 1712; age at death not stated in death record. Yeoman in Deeds; man of sobriety and substance; soldier in French and Indian Wars; like his father, whose only son he was, ancestor of all descendants hereinafter mentioned. He lived with his father and afterwards succeeded to most of the estate. May 8, 1680, in Province Rate of that year, Anthony and John Taylor together were taxed…He married at Hampton, Dec. 5, 1667, Deborah Godfrey, daughter of Deacom William and Margaret or Margery Godfrey, born at Watertown (Mass) about 1645; died at Hampton July 10, 1699 aged 54. She was the mother of his children…..Children of John and Deborah (Godfrey) Taylor, born at Hampton 7. Sarah b. 1668/9 married Peter Garland 2nd Dea. Samuel Dow.; John b. Oct. 26, 1673 d. Oct. 8, 1683. 8. Joseph b. June 20, 1677 married 1st Mary Marston. 9. Richard b. abt. 1680 married Sarah Taylor 10. Jonathan b. abt. 1683 married Mary Perkins; Mary b. May 3, 1687 d. Feb. 5, 1735 unmarried. 3. Lydia Taylor (Anthony) born at Hampton 1646; died there 1729. She married Mar. 23, 1666, Lieut. John Moulton called “The Giant”; they lived in Hampton on the original Moulton homestead to which he succeeded were ancestors of a number of eminent descendants. He was son of John and Anne Moulton, first settlers of Hampton, baptized at Newbury (Mass.) Mar. 16, 1638; died at Hampton, intestate, before Mar. 4, 1706/7, when administration of estate was granted to son John, who, with brother Daniel and brother-in-law Humphrey Perkins, furnished bond for 200. Children of Lieut. John and Lydia (Taylor) Moulton, born at Hampton: Martha Moulton b. Nov. 16, 1666 married Humphrey Perkins; John Moulton b. May 30, 1669 d. Apr. 1, 1740 married Rebecca Smith lived on the homestead ancestors of Hannah (Moulton) Dow, mother of Joseph Dow Hampton’s historian; Lydia Moulton b. July 13, 1671 d. July 13, 1678; Daniel Moulton b. Jan. 16, 1674 d. Jan. 14, 1718; James Moulton b. July 29, 1675 married Dorothy Clements; Nathan Moulton married Sarah Resar or Reaser; David Moulton married Sarah Leavitt; Anna Moulton b. Mar. 2, 1679 married Caleb Marston; Lydia Moulton b. July 19, 1681 married Thomas Marston; Jacob Moulton b. June 21, 1688 married Sarah Smith they were parents of Gen. Jonathan Moulton, Indian fighter, legislator, Revolutionary officer.; Rachael Moulton b. Oct. 4, 1690 married Jabez Smith. 4. Sarah Taylor (Anthony) born at Hampton, about 1647; died at Boston, Dec. 23, 1707; not to be confused as the Sary Taylor mentioned in Hampton court, 1662/3; that young lady says the genealogist Libby was a daughter of William Taylor of Exeter, another Family. Sarah Taylorthe subject of this account, had three marriages; lived in Dover during the first two, from second of which originated an unusually large number of prominent descendants. She married 1st Oct. 13, 1666 Thomas Canney Jr., son of Thomas Canney, who was an early settler in Dover;born there about 1645; died there, May 15, 1677. They lived at Thompson’s Point, Dover Neck, at the mouth of Cochecho River. Thomas Canney’s estate was administered by “Mrs. Wingate, relict of Thomas Canney”. Sarah (Taylor) Canney, after her husband’s death but before June 25, 1678, married as his 2nd wife, Capt. John Wingate, planter at Dover Neck as early as 1658, born in England, about 1636; died at Dover Dec. 9, 1687; selectman; was in King Philips War. They lived in the house built by Mr. Wingate on Dover Neck, about 3 1/2 miles north of Hilton’s Point, just off present Stark Ave. Sarah (Taylor)(Canney) Wingate, sometime afterwards, married at Newichewanock (Dover), Richard Paine son of Stephen Paine; prosperous mast-maker of Dover and Charlestown, Mass; they removed to Charlestown (Boston) where he died Mar. 29, 1708, three months after his wife. No children by this marriage. Children of Thomas and Sarah (Taylor) Canney, born at Dover. Sarah Canney b. Aug. 3, 1667 married Thos. Roberts, Jr.; Martha Canney b. Feb. 5, 1669/70 died bef. Dec. 27, 1708 married at Dover June 30, 1687; Mary Canney b. Jan. 17, 1671/2 married at Dover, Apr. 18, 1687; Lydia Canney b. Aug. 26, 1673 married Tobias Hanson.; Thomas Canney b. Nov. 1, 1675 d. 1707 married by 1696 one Grace in 1705.; Samuel Canney b. May 24, 1677; bp. June 26, 1724 d. 1735, will July 25, 1735, proved following Sept. 1, names wife Sarah, eight children and four grandchildren. Children of John and Sarah (Taylor)(Canney) Wingate: Joshua Wingate b. Feb. 2, 1679 at Hampton.; Abigail Wingate b. 1684-7 named in codicil of father’s will. Savage mentions four other Wingate children, but they are not named in their father’s will and prob. died young. 5. Martha Taylor b. at Hampton, date unknown; died there after Feb. 15, 1702/3. She married Sept. 25, 1667, Hezron Leavitt, son of Thomas and Isabel. She married twice, but had no children by either marriage.
Early American Immigration and New World Settlers
Taylor Settlers in United States in the 17th, 18th Century
James Taylor, who emigrated Dumfries to Virginia in the 1600’s
Achsah Taylor, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630
Anto Taylor, aged 26, who landed in Barbados in 1635
Anthony Taylor, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
Alice Taylor, who landed in Virginia in 1653
Cath Taylor, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
Agnes Taylor, who was recorded in South Carolina in 1768
Michael Thomas Taylor, who arrived in Maryland in 1773
Andrew Taylor, aged 27, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803
Ann Taylor, who landed in America in 1804
Archibald Taylor, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1812-1813
Colin F Taylor, aged 25, who arrived in West Indies in 1812
Cohn Falconar Taylor, aged 25, who landed in West Indies in 1812
Taylor Settlers in Canada in the 18th, 19th Century
Mrs. Mary Taylor U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 514 aboard the ship “HMS Clinton”, picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA
Miss. Catherine Taylor D. U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 610 aboard the ship “HMS Clinton”, picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA
Miss. Rebecca Taylor D. U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 611 aboard the ship “HMS Clinton”, picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York, USA
Mr. Matthew Taylor U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785 was a Ship-Carpenter
Mr. John Taylor U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785
James Taylor, aged 46, a labourer, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship “Atlas” in 1815
Margaret Taylor, aged 44, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship “Atlas” in 1815
Jean Taylor, aged 19, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship “Atlas” in 1815
Margaret Taylor, aged 17, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship “Atlas” in 1815
William Taylor, aged 11, who arrived in Quebec aboard the ship “Atlas” in 1815
Taylor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Henry Taylor, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the “Ann” on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
John Taylor, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the “Almorah” on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
William Taylor, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the “Almorah” on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
William Taylor, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the “Agamemnon” on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
John Taylor, English convict from Hereford, who was transported aboard the “Asia” on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia
Taylor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Mr. Andrew Taylor, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship “Brazil Packet” arriving in New Zealand in 1833 
W Taylor, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
H Taylor, who landed in Thames, New Zealand in 1839
Henry Taylor, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839 aboard the ship Success
Sam Taylor, who landed in Otaki, New Zealand in 1839
Consequitur quodcunqae petit. He hits whatever he aims at.
Fama candida rosa dulcior. Fame is sweeter than the white rose.
Fidelisque ad mortem. And faithful to death.
In hoc signo vinces. Under this sign thou shalt conquer.
Natale solum dulce. Our native soil is sweet.
Prudent comme le serpent. Prudent as the serpent.
Semper fidelis. Always faithful.
Tachez surpasser en vertue. Strive to surpass in virtue.
Victoria’ signum. The emblem of victory .
TAYLOUR, . . . ., of Parkhouse, Kent, …. 1588. Berry. Altered by R. St. George, Norr., Feb. 1605. Harl. MS. 5887, fo. 37”.
TAYLOR, . . . ., of Lane and London, 24 Dec. 1674, erm., on a chief indented sa. three escallops or ; crest, a demi-lion rampant sa. holding betw. his paws a ducal coronet or. Berry.
TAYLER (Edward, Guil. 290), of Girdlers’ Hall, London [descended from that name and family in the North] : or, on a chev. sa. three annulets of the field, in chief two lions passant of the second ; certified by Segar, Gart. Add. IMS. 12,225, fo. 109 ; C. 24 [Visit, of London, 1634], fo. 148”, Her. Coll. ; Guil. 290 ; Harl. MS. 6140, fo. 76 ; see Harl. .AIS. 5887, fo. 37”.
TAYLOR, George, of Chesterfield, co. Derby, Esq., Justice of the peace, late merchant of the East India Co., London, 6 Dec. 1662, by W. Dugdale, Norr. Harl. MS. 1105, fo. 60, and Her. Coll. ; Harl. MS. 1441, fo. 131”.
TAYLOR„ James, of Gomersall, Yorks, D.D., crest confirmed 27 Feb. 1606-7, by R. St. George, Norr. Add. MS. 14,295, fo. 54.
TAYLOR„ . . . ., Or, on a chevron sable three mullets argent., in chief two lions rampant of the second. Altered by R. St. George, Norr., Feb. 1605, the mullets being taken off the chevron and a lozenge sable added in the base. Harl. MS. 5887, fo. 37”.
TAYLOR„ John, ais Barker, of Gloucester, gent., 20 July, 5 E. VI., 1551, granted by Sir G. Dethick, Gart. Q’s Coll. Oxf. MS. 39, fo. 36, copy of grant ; MS. Ashm. 858, fo. 18, copy of grant, Bodleian Lib. ; Harl. MSS. 1359, fo. 61, and 1422, fo. 13; Grants L, 137 ; Harl. MSS. 6140, fo. 62, and 1116, fo. 51”.
TAYLER, John, of Thurnham, Kent, …. 1589, by Cooke. Harl. MSS. 1359, fo. 96, and 1422, fo. 87”.
TAYLOUR, John, of London, 11 Sept. 1592, by Cooke. Harl. MSS. 1359, fo. Ill”, and 1422, fo. 87” ; Add. MS. 4966, fo. 93”.
TAYLOR, John, of London : Taylor quartering Bernier and Seley, by Cooke. Harl. :\rS. 1359, fo. 118 ; Add. MS. 4966, fo. 100” ; Harl. MS. 5887, fo. 72.
TAYLOR„ John, of Easton, Bedf., 4th s. of .lohn, of Bremerton, Yorks, 12 April 1635, by Sir R. St. George, Clar. An esquire to Henry, Lord Clifford, made K.B. at the creation of Henry, Prince of Wales. Surtees Soc., XLL, li.
TAYLOUR, John, of London, …. by W. Ryley, Lane. Her. Stowe MS. 703, fo. 64.
TAYLOR, Richard, of Grimsbury, par. of Bolnhurst, Bedf., a Bencher of Line. Inn, s. of Thomas, s. Of Thomas, etc., arms confirmed, with a difference, and crest granted 15 July 1624, by Sir R. St. George, Clar. Harl. MS. 1507, fo. 395 ; Q’s Coll. Oxf. MS. 38, fo. 140, copy of grant ; Harl. MS. 1105, fo. 7 ; Le Neve’s MS. 395.
TAYLOR„ Richard, of Wallingwells, Notts, 8 Nov, 1682, by Sir W. Dugdale and Norroy. Harl. MS. 6834, fo. 178 ; Grants III., fo. 170.
TAYLOR„ Robert, of London, 1st s. of Thomas, of Cumberland., gent., crest 20 Mar. 1565-6, 8 Q. Eliz., by Sir G. Dethick, Cott. MS. Faust., E. 1, 19.
TAYLOR, Robert, of London, Sheriff, …. 1592, by Cooke. Harl. MSS. 1359, fo. H?*”, and 1422, fo, 87^ ; Add. MS. 4966, fo. 92’^.
TAYLOUR, Robert, of Steventon, Bedf., Nov. 1610, by Camden. Ifarl. MSS. 1422, fo. -21\ and 6095, fo. 14 ; Stowe MS. 706, fo. 39*’ ; Guil. 162.
TAYLOR, Roger, s. of Thomas, s. of Roger, of London, Esq., arms confirmed and crest granted 27 Dec. 1614, ? 1632, by Segar. Add. MS. 12,225, fo. 109 ; Gnil. 244. Bur. in St. Botolph’s, Aldersgate, London. Harl. MS. 1441, fo. 161 ; Le Neve’s MS. 255.
TAYLOR„ Thomas, of Battersey, Surrey, Cumberland in the grant, gent., s. of John, of Heselden Grange, co. Glouc., etc., 16 Dec. 1600, with reversion to the posterity of his father, by Camden, Clar. Stowe IMS. 714, fo. 127 ; Grants II., 632 ; Proc. Soc. of Antiq., 1897, 2nd S., xvi., p. 353.
TAYLOR„ Thomas, of Thurnham, Kent, quarterly, by Cooke’s deputy. Stowe IMS. 670, fo. 38.
TAYLER TO PORTER, Capt., 60th Regiment of Foot, of Burlingham, co. Wore,  Vol. LX, fol. 88.
TAYLER, [Thomas], of London, Carlisle, and co. Glouc,  Vol. II, fol. 632.
TAYLOR, Joseph, s. of James, of Sandford, co. Oxf., to the descendants of his father, 31 Mar. 1720, Vol. VI, fol. 395 ; Add. MS. 14,830, fol. 186.
TAYLOR„ Giles, s. of Richard, of Broadclyst, co. Devon, and Lyons Inn, London, to the descendants of his father, 2 July 1734, Vol. VIII, fol. 186 ; Add. MS. 14,830, fol. 23.
TAYLOR„ Robert, M.D., s. of John, Alderman, of Newark-upon-Trent, co. Nottingham, 5 Jan. nfa, Vol. VIII, fol. 263.
TAYLOR„ John, s. of John, of Portsmouth, Hampsh., 1750, Vol. IX, fol. 372. (Berry.)
TAYLOR„ Elizabeth Ann, widow of Daniel, of Leeds, co. York, coz. of Robert Pease,  Vol. X, fol. 479.
TAYLOR„ . . . ., of Moyles Court, near Ringwood, Hampsh.,  Vol. XVIII, fol. 235 ; see Christopher,  Vol. XXXIII, fol. 334.
TAYLOR TO WIGSELL, …. (minor), of Sanderstead, co. Surrey,  Vol. XXIV, fol. 125.
TAYLOR, late Clough, Edward, of Trinity Coll., Camb., and co. Hertf. and York.1858 , Vol. XXIV, fol. 267.
TAYLOR, . . . ., of Highfield House, in Pemberton, par. of Wigan, co. Lane, 1865-8, Vol. LVI, fol
TAYLOR„ Robert, High Sheriff of co. Hertf., of Tolmers, co. Hertf. (and for wife of Taylor, reputed dau. of James, Earl of Salisbury, and relict of John Jackson, of Wath, co. York),  Vol. XXV, fol. 439; Taylor impaling Cecil, fol. 443.
TAYLOR, , of Uttoxeter, co. Staff.,  Vol. XXVI, fol. 176.
TAYLOR„ Edward, M.P., of Bipons, co. Kent (sister Northey), and Bootle, and brothers Herbert and Brook,  Vol. XXVIII, fol. 178.
TAYLOR, , of Bradford House, Great Lever, co. Lane, 1817 ? [1815 ?], Vol. XXVIII, fol. 254.
TAYLOR AFTER WATSON, George, of Wilts., aud Jamaica. Quarterly Arras, 1815, Vol. XXIX, fol. 93.
TAYLOR, John Denham (and Sheavill, bis wife), of Swalwell, Whickham, West
Chopwell and Ryton, co. Durham,  Vol. XXXIII, fol. 176.
TAYLOR TO LISLE to Lisle, Edward Hales, of Hampsh.,  Vol. XXXIII, fol. 334 ; s. Of Christopher Taylor, D.D., Vicar of Selborne, Hampsh.,  Vol. XVIII, 235.
TAYLOR, Capt., of Amboy, New Jersey, America, ? Taylor, of Pennington [Hampsh.], 1823, Vol. XXXIV, fol. 72.
TAYLOR„ M.D., of Wotton-under-Edge, co. Glonc,  Vol. XXXIV, fol. 162.
TAYLOR„ . . . ., of Hollycombe, co. Sussex,  Vol. XXXVII, fol. 15.
TAYLOR„ Lieut.-Gen. Sir Herbert, G.C.B. . Supporters,  Vol. XL, fol. 323.
TAYLOR„ . . . ., of Todmorden Hall, Rochdale, and Whitworth, co. Lane,  Vol. XLIII, fol. 231.
TAYLOR, formerly Meeke, William, J.P. and D.L., of co. Staff., and William Bewley Taylor, of Broome Hall, co. Staff., [18iO] Vol. XLIV, fol. 369.
TAYLOR-SMITH, Edward, of Crooke, co. Durham, 1813, Vol. XLVI, fol. 300.
TAYLOR, Thomas, of Dodworth, co. York,  Vol. XLVII, fol. 286.
TAYLOR„ . . . ., of Manchester, and Richard’s Castle, co. Hereford,  Vol. XLVIL fol. 413.
TAYLOR„ . . . ., of Bashall Hall, co. York, Moreton Hall and Whalley Abbey, co. Lane,  Vol. XLIX, fol. 207.
TAYLOR AFTER PIDGIN, …. (Spr.), Margaret, of Moreton Hall, co. Lane,  Vol. LIX, fol. 300 [see Burke, and Burke’s Suppl.].
TAYLOR, Andrew, of Tunbridge Wells, co. Kent,  Vol. LI, fol. 203.
TAYLOR„ James Arthur, J. P. and D.L., of Strensham Court, Moseley Hall, and Moore Green, co. Wore,  Vol. LII, fol. 250.
TAYLOR„ ? Moore, of Harptree Court, East Harptree, co. Somerset,  Vol. LIV, fol. 202.
TAYLOR-WHITEHEAD, Smith, M.A., of Bakewell, co. Derby, and the Inner Temple, London,  Vol. LVIII, fol. 200. (Berry’s Suppl.)
TAYLOR, Archdeacon William Francis, of St. Andrew’s Vicarage, Liverpool, CO. Lane, 1892, Vol. LXVII, fol. 55. (Crisp, III, p. 95.)
TAYLOR„ George, of Mark Lane, London, and West Brighton, co. Sussex, 1884, Vol. LXII, fol. 274.
TAYLOR„ Capt. James Math., Vice-Consul, Stalca, Corfu, 1884,» Vol. LXII, fol. 200.
TAYLOR„ J. B., of Serge Hill, King’s Langley, St. Alban’s, co. Hertf., 1895, Vol. LXVIII, fol. 186.
TAYLOR,, Seth, of Granard, Roehampton, co. Surrey (miller), 1882, Vol. LXII, fol. 12. (Berry’s Suppl.)
TAYLOUR, John, Sec. of the Treasury, of Westminster, and Oxford, 14 Feb., Vol. VI, fol. 189. (Berry.)
TAYLOUR„ [Thomas] (s. of Earl Bective), Marquess of Headfort, of co. Westmorland,  Vol. LVII, fol. 41.
Arthur Robert Taylor (1935-2015) who was the president of CBS Inc. from the year 1972 to the year 1976
Cecil Percival Taylor (1929-2018), American avant garde pianist and poet
Charles Gilbert “Chuck” Taylor (1942-2018), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher who played from 1969 to 1976
Dallas Woodrow Taylor Jr. (1948-2015) wo was a session drummer from America, who was most notably recognized as the drummer on the self-titled debut album of the band, Crosby, Stills, & Nash in the year 1969
Delores Taylor (1932-2018), American film actress, writer and producer, best known for her role as Jean Roberts in the Billy Jack films of the 1970s
Gardner Calvin Taylor (1918-2015) who was a preacher from America, and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
George W. Taylor (1901-1972), American professor of industrial relations at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Hoyt Patrick “Pat” Taylor Jr. (1924-2018), American politician and attorney, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives (1965-1966), 26th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina (1969-1973)
Jack Crawford Taylor (1922-2016) who was a billionaire and businessman from the United States of America, who was the founder of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
James Vernon Taylor (b. 1948), American five-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and guitarist, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015
Master Stanley Robert Taylor, who was a 2nd Class Passenger aboard the RMS Lusitania from Dorchester, Massachusetts, who survived the sinking of the vessel in the year 1915
Moriss Taylor (1925-2018), American country, western music entertainer and founder of The Moriss Taylor Show, one of the longest-running locally produced television shows in history (1956-2015)
Mrs. Annie Sarah Taylor (died in 1915) who was a 2nd Class Passenger aboard the RMS Lusitania from Dorchester, Massachusetts, who died in the sinking of the vessel in the year 1915
Olan “Jelly” Taylor (1910-1976), American baseball player in the Negro Leagues
President Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) who served as the 12th President of the United States of America
Richard E Taylor (1929-2018), Canadian scientist who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1990
Roland Morris “Fatty” Taylor (1946-2017), American professional NBA basketball player who played one season in the NBA (1976–77) as a member of the Denver Nuggets
American Revolution Veterans
There were over men that served in the American Revolution. Below you will find just a few of these men.
Aaron Taylor, Massachusetts, Rank of Corporal
Asahut Taylor, Massachusetts, Rank of Private
Augsustin Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Lieutenant
Augusta Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Lieutenant and Pay Master
Barack Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Benjamin Taylor, New Hampshire, Rank of Private
Binnoni Taylor, Rhode Island, Rank of Private
Christ Taylor, New Jersey, Rank of Corporal
Christopher Taylor, New Jersey, Rank of Private
David Taylor, New Jersey, Rank of Private
Elijah Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Ensign
Ferge Taylor, Virginia, Rank of Musician
Ferguson Taylor, Virginia, Rank of Fifer
Fras Taylor, Pennsylvania, Rank of Private
George Taylor, Virginia, Rank of Private
Giles Taylor, Virginia, Rank of Private
John Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Joshua Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Sergeant
Josiah Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Martin Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Teamster
Medead Taylor, New Hampshire, Rank of Private
Nathan Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Nothan Taylor, New Hampshire, Rank of Sergeant
Othniel Taylor, Massachusetts, Rank of Captain
Reuben Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Richard Taylor, Virginia, Rank of Captain
Robinson Taylor, Virginia, Rank of Private
Samuel Taylor, Massachusetts, Rank of Private
Simeon Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Theodore Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Private
Thomas Taylor, Rhode Island, Rank of Sergeant
Thornton Taylor, Virginia, Rank of 1st Lieutenant
Timothy Taylor, Connecticut, Rank of Ensign
William Taylor, Virginia, Rank of Sergeant
Civil War Veterans
There were over men that served in the Civil War. Below you will find just a few of these men.
Alfred Taylor, 6th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union, Massachusetts
Andrew Taylor, 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Daniel Taylor, 1st Regiment, Kentucky Infantry, Confederate, Kentucky
Fuller Taylor, 59th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
George Taylor, General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA, Confederate, Confederate Troops
Hails Taylor, 7th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry, Confederate, Alabama
Isaac Taylor, 13th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Union, Ohio
Jackson Taylor, 48th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
James Taylor, 1st Regiment, South Carolina Militia, Confederate, South Carolina
John Taylor, 5th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Union, Ohio
Joseph Taylor, 1st Regiment, New Hampshire Heavy Artillery, Union, New Hampshire
Joshua Taylor, 2nd Battalion, Mississippi Infantry, Confederate, Mississippi
Levi Taylor, 4th Regiment, Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Marsellus Taylor, 15th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Union, Missouri
Mathew Taylor, 8th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry, Confederate, Missouri
Orin Taylor, 141st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Union, Pennsylvania
Robert Taylor, 11th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Skelton Taylor, 11th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry, Confederate, Tennessee
William Taylor, 35th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops
Willis Taylor, 125th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Union, U.S. Colored Troops