John Taylor

Brief Life History 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 and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Taylor
1757–
Ann Hardy
1763–
Marriage: about 1783
Maria Taylor
1783–
Harriot Taylor
1785–
Sophia Taylor
1787–
William Taylor
1789–1874
George Taylor
1791–

Sources (12)

  • Legacy NFS Source: John Taylor - Church record: birth-name: John Taylor
  • John Taylor, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Taylor, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

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World Events (3)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

"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

"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, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a tailor, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur; Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland. In North America, it has absorbed equivalents from other languages, many of which are also common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example German Schneider and Hungarian Szabo . It is also very common among African Americans.

In some cases also an Americanized form of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered forms, such as Therrien and Terrian .

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

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