Re: Patrick Dart, Yorkshire, Eng. born c1750
I believe that taylor is a reference to his profession, that is, a tailor. I'm not sure if the spelling is a mistake or at one time it was spelled that way. I'm not confident that the author of this marriage bond had good hearing. It appears he wrote Patrick Dark, although it it more clearly Dart in the handwriting of Patrick himself. For all we know, he may have been a sailor or a whaler, not a taylor (tailor). I have noted in another reply to a different source that a Samuel Dark was married a few months earlier. This may have led to more confusion. (It certainly makes us more confused.)
Also, was his name really Patrick? Did he sign his name on the bond as ”Patt” or was it “Batt”, as some archive transcribers have deciphered and recorded it? I have seen Batt as a first name on many occasions in other families of the 1700s.
Are you aware that he died when his son Job was young and that Patrick's wife, Elizabeth married again to David Goodwin? This information is disclosed in a petition by Job Dart for land along the Shubenacadie in 1799.
Last question: Are you a Mary that I have conversed with before? Or a new found Mary with a Dart connection?
Note: I have changed my e-mail since I first posted Patrick, therefore I missed a notification of your reply and just found it!