Thomas Taylor

22 March 1654–19 April 1721 (Age 67)

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Taylor was born on 22 March 1654, in England, his father, Thomas Taylor, was 17 and his mother, Margaret Gray, was 14. He married Elizabeth Therriat on 14 October 1697, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Bonby, Lincolnshire, England in 1654. He died on 19 April 1721, in Surry, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 67, and was buried in Surry, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Thomas Taylor
Elizabeth Therriat
Marriage: 14 October 1697
Therriat Taylor
Martha Taylor
Thomasine Taylor
Martha Taylor
Thomas Taylor Jr.
Elizabeth Taylor

Spouse and Children

14 October 1697
Virginia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Taylor


    Margaret Gray





    John Taylor


World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 34

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 66

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

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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