George Taylor

Brief Life History of George

When George Taylor was born on 21 May 1812, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Taylor, was 26 and his mother, Phebe Ryecroft, was 26. He married Elizabeth Waring on 5 June 1838, in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Staveley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1917, at the age of 105.

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Family Time Line

George Taylor
Elizabeth Waring
Marriage: 5 June 1838
John Taylor
Thomas Taylor
Joseph Taylor
about 1849–
Ellen Taylor

Sources (12)

  • George Taylor, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • George, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Taylor, "England, Nottinghamshire, Church Records, 1578-1937"

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1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


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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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