Post Number: 1417
|Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 12:33 pm: ||
Taylor was the purchaser of the plot in which Roslyn D'Onston (whom he described as "his friend") was buried. The circumstances under which they became acquainted is unknown but we can trace information about Taylor and his background.
William Taylor was born in the 3rd Quarter of 1853 in Islington and was the son of James and Susannah Taylor and had at least five siblings. The household entry for the 1871 census is as follows:
4 Sunnyside House, Islington.
James Taylor aged 41 born Clerkenwell - Bead importer
Susannah Taylor aged 41 born Clerkenwell
Henry aged 17 - Warehouseman
William aged 15 - Lawyer's clerk
Walter aged 13
Alfred aged 11
Sophia aged 10
Alice M aged 8
Henry is listed as born in Clerkenwell, all other offspring in Islington.
His wife to be, Jessie Dixon, was in 1871 living with her already widowed mother, Elizabeth. I have yet to find trace of any siblings for Jessie:
28 Windsor Road, Islington.
Elizabeth J Dixon (widowed) aged 40 born London - Annuitant
Jessie Dixon aged 12 born London
By 1881 the couple were married and had one child. Jessie's widowed mother was also living with them. Their address at that time was 12 Albert Road, Hornsey:
William Taylor aged 25 born Islington - Short hand writer Steam Navigation Company
Jessie Taylor aged 22 born Cannonbury.
Constance Taylor aged 10 months born Hornsey
Mother in Law:
Elizabeth Dixon aged 51 born Clerkenwell (widowed)
In 1891 the family were living at 36 Mount View Road, Hornsey, one of the addresses noted for taylor on the correspondence relating to the grave plot oin which D'Onston was buried:
William Taylor aged 36 born Islington - Shipowner's Clerk
Jessie M Taylor aged 31 born Islington
Constance S Taylor aged 10
Dorothea W Taylor aged 6
Herbert G Taylor aged 1
All children born in Hornsey
Elizabeth J Dixon (widowed) aged 61 born Islington - Living on own means
Emma Bonner aged 17
Elizabeth Parker aged 16
In 1901 William is still listed at 36 Mount View Road as follows:
William Taylor aged 45 born Islington - Shipowner's clerk
Irene C Taylor aged 3 born Hornsey
Mother in Law:
Elizabeth J Dixon aged 71 born Clerkenwell (Widow)
William in 1901 is still listed as married but his wife Jessie is not listed in the household.
So, the known addresses for William Taylor are as follows:
1871 - 4 Sunnyside House, Islington.
1881 - 12 Albert Road, Hornsey
1891 - 36 Mount View Road, Hornsey
1901 - 36 Mount View Road, Hornsey
1924 - 122 Leadenhall Street. EC3 (This is from headed notepaper in the grave correspondence and may be an office address.)
I am indebted to Ivor Edwards for tracing the link between Taylor and D'Onston and for tracing the correspondence relating to the grave plot.
Robert Charles Linford
Post Number: 5144
|Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 5:52 am: ||
The Leadenhall St address shows up in the Times as P and O offices.
Post Number: 14
|Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 9:39 pm: ||
With only an obtuse relativity, a different William Taylor wrote an interesting book revolving around a still culturally diverse modern Spitalfields called "This Bright Field".
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