Robert Taylor1,2,3

M, #2570, b. 15 December 1633, d. between 24 April 1695 and 16 May 1695
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Family:

Mary Hayes d. 11 Apr 1728

Children:

Rachel Taylor+ 7 b. 15 Jan 1664/65
Isaac Taylor7 b. 1 Oct 1666, d. 1717
Josiah Taylor7 b. 3 Jan 1668, d. 1700
Phebe Taylor7 b. 15 Aug 1670, d. 27 Feb 1749
Thomas Taylor7 b. 8 Dec 1672, d. 1 Mar 1672/73
Mary Taylor7 b. 14 Mar 1673/74
Thomas Taylor7 b. 7 Apr 1677, d. 1725
Jonathan Taylor7 b. 24 Aug 1678, d. 1709
Martha Taylor7 b. 3 Jan 1680/81
Jacob Taylor8 b. c 1684, d. Oct 1742

Notes

  • Immigration*: November 1682; Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania
  • Note*: January 1662 Robert Taylor, yeoman of Clutterwick, was convicted, along with twenty eight others, at court of Quarter Sessions at Chester, England, for unlawful assembly upon pretense of religious worship. Refusing to pay the fine of £2.10, he was imprisoned for three months.3
  • Note: December 1665 Robert Taylor, Thomas Livesey and two others, were indicted with their wives before Consistory Court at Chester for being 'unlawfully married'.1
  • Note: By deeds of lease and release dated 2d & 3d March 1681/82 William Penn conveyed to Robert Taylor, of Little Leigh, in Co. Palatine of Chester, husbandman, 1000 acres of unlocated land in Pennsylvania.3
  • Note: Robert Taylor immigrated to Pennsylvania by November 1682, bringing children Rachel and Josiah. His wife Mary came later, as recorded in the Registry of Arrivals: On the ship 'Endeavour' of London, George Thorp Master, arriving Philadelphia 29th of 7th mo 1683, Mary Taylor, late of Clatterwich, Cheshire, and her children, Isaac, Thomas, Jonathan, Phebe, Mary and Martha.5
  • Note: Taylor's land was allotted in two surveys, both in Chester county (now Delaware): first, a tract of 400 acres was surveyed November 11, 1682, on Crum creek in Springfield township; and second, a tract of 550 acres was surveyed October 30, 1683, on Darby creek in Marple township. He also received two lots in Philadelphia, one on Sassafras St. (now Race) and another on High St. (now Market). He settled on Springfield tract, died there in April or May 1695.3,1
  • Note: Robert Taylor appears in the Chester Monthly Meeting minutes: in 1685 and 1689 appointed to inquire about members clearness for marriage, also he was one of the signers of testimony against selling rum to the Indians, and in 1690 or 1691 subscribed to building the meeting house in Lower Chester.6
  • Note: Abstract of will: Robert Taylor of Springfield in co. of Chester. Written 24 April 1695, proven 16 May 1695. Half of real estate in England to his wife for her life. To son Thomas plantation where I now live. To son Jonathan 200 acres in Marple and £20. To daughter Martha £40 when 21. To son Jacob £40 when 21. Remainder of real estate in Pennsylvania divided equally among my four children, that is Thomas, Jonathan, Jacob and Martha. Real estate in England to be divided amongst all my nine children. Executors wife, and brother Jonathan Heyes [Hayes].
    Philadelphia County Wills, Book A, p. 311. (Abstracted by compiler from Justice's transcription.)

Citations

  1. [S98] Descendants of Robert Taylor : one of the colonizers and early settlers of Pennsylvania under William Penn, with special reference to the descendants of his son Isaac, and his daughters, Rachel Livesey and Mary Lewis. by Alfred Rudulph Justice. Publ. Philadelphia : Alfred R. Justice and Joseph W. Taylor, 1925. [Viewed on Heritage Quest], p. 4-7, 11-14.
  2. [S266] The Livezey Family; A Genealogical and Historical Record; assembled for The Livezey Association. by Charles Harper Smith. publ. 1934 Buchanan Co., Philadelphia, p. 18.
  3. [S195] Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of Chester and Delaware counties, Pennsylvania. two volumes. edited by Gilbert Cope & Henry Graham Ashmead. Lewis Pub., 1904. [Viewed on BYU via FHL catalog], p. 589-590.
  4. [S98] Descendants of Robert Taylor : one of the colonizers and early settlers of Pennsylvania under William Penn, with special reference to the descendants of his son Isaac, and his daughters, Rachel Livesey and Mary Lewis. by Alfred Rudulph Justice. Publ. Philadelphia : Alfred R. Justice and Joseph W. Taylor, 1925. [Viewed on Heritage Quest], p. 12.
  5. [S334] 'A Partial List of the Families Who Arrived at Philadelphia between 1682 and 1687', The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 8, No. 3 (Oct., 1884), pp. 328-340., p. 330-1.
  6. [S13] Abstracts of records of Chester Monthly Meeting, Chester, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania. filmed at Hist. Soc. of Penn. Abstracted by William J Buck & Gilbert Cope. FHL Microfilm 432,021., p. 13, 30-38, 48, 286, 294.
  7. [S98] Descendants of Robert Taylor : one of the colonizers and early settlers of Pennsylvania under William Penn, with special reference to the descendants of his son Isaac, and his daughters, Rachel Livesey and Mary Lewis. by Alfred Rudulph Justice. Publ. Philadelphia : Alfred R. Justice and Joseph W. Taylor, 1925. [Viewed on Heritage Quest], p. 14, citing "Friends' Register of Cheshire, England."
  8. [S98] Descendants of Robert Taylor : one of the colonizers and early settlers of Pennsylvania under William Penn, with special reference to the descendants of his son Isaac, and his daughters, Rachel Livesey and Mary Lewis. by Alfred Rudulph Justice. Publ. Philadelphia : Alfred R. Justice and Joseph W. Taylor, 1925. [Viewed on Heritage Quest], p. 14.