John Taylor

9 March 1757–
Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Taylor was born on 9 March 1757, in Saint Mary the Virgin, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, his father, John Taylor, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Ball, was 24. He married Ann Hardy about 1783, in England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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John Taylor
Ann Hardy
Marriage: about 1783
William Taylor
George Taylor

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World Events (3)

1770 · Boston Tea Party
Age 13
Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
Age 18
"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Age 32
"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a tailor, from Old French tailleur (Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland, and its numbers have been swelled by its adoption as an Americanized form of the numerous equivalent European names, most of which are also very common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example Schneider , Szabó , and Portnov .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (9)

  • John Taylor in entry for Ann Hardy, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"
  • John Taylor, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"
  • John Taylor, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

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