|Henry Taylor's Pedigree of the Taylors of Ongar|
This pedigree was created in 1895 by Henry Taylor, architect and author, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
The pedigree is presented here largely as Henry created it, except for some areas in which his information was obviously sketchy and for new information on ancestors of people who appeared in Henry's chart.
The Australian line of Sarah Taylor and Charles Martin has been updated for the first generation in Australia. For information on later generations in Australia, contact me at the e-mail address listed elsewhere on this site.
Dates and some name changes have been added for the Hinton line, based on information not available to Henry.
The organ in St Helens at Worcester, mentioned in Henry's introduction, has since been moved, and Henry's speculation on what was under it has unfortunately been proved wrong. He also appears to have given William and Ann Taylor a number of offspring who were not theirs.
The pedigree includes an extensive bibliography, for which there is not space in this message. I can provide it by e-mail on request.
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February 10, 2001
Henry Taylor's introduction
William Taylor, ancestor of the Taylors of Ongar, appears to have migrated from the Parish of S. Helen, Worcester, into that of S. Michael, about the year 1720. We know from the Registers of S. Michael that his wife's Christian name was Anne.
In the adjoining Church of S. Helens, a William Taylor married Anne Cooke on the 25th of December, 1715, and the following baptisms took place in that Church: 28th July, 1717, Anne, daughter of William and Anne Taylor; and on 29th of May, 1719, Charles, son of William and Anne Taylor. Probably the migration then took place.
At S. Michael's Church, the five children of William and Anne Taylor, which appear in the subjoined Pedigree were baptised, the first being Anne on 7th July, 1726.
The Registers of S. Helens (which have been searched from 1700 to 1800 and a few years previously) give the baptisms of William, son of William Taylor, 26th of January, 1679 and of William, son of William, 2nd of August 1690. The latter is not unlikely to have been the father of the first Isaac Taylor.
In the Registers of S. Michael's a William Taylor is recorded to have been buried 26th of February , 1738, but the William Taylor in question may have died in 1755 as set forth below. These Registers have been searched from 1650 to 1800.
The fact that in the Registers shortly before and after the year 1700, the Christian name William is of such frequent occurence, no doubt indicates the gratitude of the people of the Western Shires to William III for delivering them from the possibility of the horror of anothe Bloody Assize; but at the same time this interesting circumstance adds necessarily to the perplexities of research.
In S. Helen's Church there is a monument to the memory of a Taylor family. It is mentioned in Green's History of Worcester, 1790. It has been moved from its position near the pulpit, and a few years ago the organ was placed upon it, covering up some of the names. It is possible that William may have been one of this family. There seems to be some probability of his being the fourth son of Richard Taylor, who died on 14th January, 1696. The Christian name of this fourth son is covered up by the organ. The inscription runs: "... Taylor, the fourth son of the above Richard Taylor and Ann, his wife. He departed this life the 29th....ber, 1755, aged 66 years." On this monument is recorded the death of Samuel, "the third son of Richard and Ann Taylor, Alderman of this city, who thrice filled the office of Mayor. He died November 11th, 1754, in the 68th year of his age." The Town Clerk informs me that it is recorded in the books of the Corporation that various other honours were showered upon him.
|Pedigree of the Taylors of Ongar|
Updated May 12, 2009