Elizabeth Taylor

b. 16 April 1781
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 26 Nov 1752
MotherElizabeth Lloyd
     Elizabeth Taylor was baptized on 16 April 1781 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Elizabeth Lloyd.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Emily Taylor

b. 6 August 1837
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 10 Aug 1812, d. 1890
MotherMary Ann Pettet b. c 1815
     Emily Taylor was baptized on 6 August 1837 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Mary Ann Pettet.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Emily Taylor

b. 1845, d. 1872
FatherGeorge Taylor b. c 1808, d. 1891
MotherMary Gladman b. 6 Dec 1812, d. 24 May 1883
     Emily Taylor was born in 1845 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of George Taylor and Mary Gladman.
On 7 April 1861 Emily Taylor lived at Danehill Brook, Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England, age 16 years, a visitor staying with her brother Charles and family.3
Emily Taylor married George Budgen in 1862 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.4
Emily Taylor died in 1872 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.5

Family

George Budgen b. 13 Oct 1839
Marriage*
Emily Taylor married George Budgen in 1862 at East Grinstead, Sussex, England.4 

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 22 page 5."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1845, Cuckfield, Vol 7 Page 337."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 581; Folio: 63; Page: 2; GSU roll: 542665."
  4. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1862, East Grinstead, Vol 2b Page 171."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1872, East Grinstead, Vol 2b Page 70; 28 years."

Emma Taylor

b. 1855
FatherIsaac Taylor b. 20 Oct 1816, d. 1889
MotherFrances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882
     Emma Taylor was born in 1855 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Taylor and Frances Trill.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1855, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 149."

Ernest Victor Taylor

b. 1 May 1908, d. 1974
FatherGeorge Taylor b. 5 Mar 1877, d. 25 Mar 1968
MotherAnnie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
     Ernest Victor Taylor was born on 1 May 1908 at Brighton, Sussex, England; DOB from GRO Deaths Index.1 He was the son of George Taylor and Annie Mary Wadey.
Ernest was a friendly, jocular type always playing tricks on the children. He was a conductor on the Southdown buses for many years. He married Amy in 1935 (when F.A. Taylor was 13 or 14 years old) and they had one child, Rodney in 1939. However, Ernest would have nothing to do with his father because "he had done nothing for us".2
Ernest Victor Taylor married Amy Eileen Hoather, daughter of Frederick Hoather and Lillian Welfare, in 1935 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Ernest was a conductor on the Southdown buses.
Ernest Victor Taylor was an omnibus conductor on 29 September 1939.4
On 29 September 1939 Ernest Victor Taylor and Amy Eileen Hoather lived at New Cottages, Chanctonbury, Sussex, England.4
Ernest was a desert rat and served in El Alamein in WW2 and didn't meet his son Rodney until he was 6 years old. He was then a butcher and a bus conductor and they lived in Henfield, Sussex.
Ernest Victor Taylor died in 1974 at Brighton, Sussex, England.5

Family

Amy Eileen Hoather b. 27 Mar 1912, d. May 1984
Marriage*
Ernest Victor Taylor married Amy Eileen Hoather, daughter of Frederick Hoather and Lillian Welfare, in 1935 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1908, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 229."
  2. [S11] Information supplied by Freda Amy Barber (Victoria Park, WA, Australia) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), Various dates.
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1935, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 650."
  4. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2611I/002/10 Letter Code: ENBI."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1974, Brighton, Vol 18, Page 0511."

Esther Taylor

b. 25 June 1820
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
MotherSarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
     Esther Taylor was born in 1820 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Esther Taylor was baptized on 25 June 1820 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Abraham Taylor and Sarah Kennard.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ethel Louisa Taylor

b. 1885, d. 22 October 1950
FatherMoses Taylor b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 18 Apr 1928
MotherHarriet Terry b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 2 Mar 1918
     Ethel Louisa Taylor was born in 1885 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry.
In 1891 Ethel Louisa Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
In 1901 Ethel Louisa Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Note that an Edwin Harris was a boarder with Ethel's parents, Moses and Harriet Taylor for the 1911 census.2
Ethel Louisa Taylor married David Harris before 1918. Extensive searching has been unable to find this marriage to David Harris and he was only identified from Ethel's probate record.
Ethel Louisa Taylor witnessed the death of Harriet Terry on 2 March 1918 at 56 Gladstone Place, Brighton, Sussex, England; She died of acute bronchitis.3
Ethel's husband was a sergeant major. After Harriet died in 1918 they moved in with Moses at 56 Gladstone Place. George Taylor taught her husband to drive, and he later set up a removal business which is still running. Their sons or grandsons must be running it now (information from Minnie Topping).4
Ethel Louisa Taylor witnessed the death of Moses Taylor on 18 April 1928 at 56 Gladstone Place, Brighton, Sussex, England; died of myocardial degeneration, chronic bronchitis and hypostatic pneumonia.5
Ethel Louisa Taylor witnessed the probate of the estate of Winifred Eva Taylor on 7 August 1948 at Lewes, Sussex, England; Effects: £1199 15s 7d. Probate to Ethel Louisa Harris (wife of David Harris).6
Ethel Louisa Taylor died on 22 October 1950 at Brighton, Sussex, England.7
A gravestone inscription for Ethel Louisa Taylor was recorded as"Ethel Louisa Harris, died 22nd October 1950 aged 65 years. Raymond, grandson of the above, died 15th June 19??"4
Her estate was probated on 21 March 1951 at Lewes, Sussex, England, of 56 Gladstone Place, Brighton. Effects 1,739 pounds 5s 3d. Probate to David Harris and George Edwin Harris, removal contractors.8
Possible deaths for the grandson Raymond are:
1941 at Worthing: Jul-Sep 1941, Worthing, Vol 2b Page 760, age 1 year
1945 at Brighton: Apr-Jun 1945, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 259, age 2 years.

Family

David Harris b. c 1880
Marriage*
Ethel Louisa Taylor married David Harris before 1918. Extensive searching has been unable to find this marriage to David Harris and he was only identified from Ethel's probate record. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1885, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 232."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5170 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED18 SN150."
  3. [S18] Death certificate of Harriet Taylor, died 2 Mar 1918, registered 2 Mar 1918 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 342).
  4. [S12] Information supplied by Florence Minnie Topping (52 West Way, Hangleton, Hove, Sussex, England) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), September 1988.
  5. [S21] Death certificate of Moses Taylor, died 18 Apr 1928, registered 18 Apr 1928 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 351).
  6. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1950, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 48, age 65 years."
  8. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
    Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright."

Florence Amy Taylor

b. 29 October 1909, d. 21 June 1997
MotherAnnie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
Florence Amy Taylor. Photo courtesy of Rita MacLean.
     Florence Amy Taylor was born on 29 October 1909 at 11 London St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Annie Mary Wadey.
Florence Amy Taylor was also known as Midge.
After the separation with George Taylor, Annie had daughter Florence Amy (Midge). The father was not disclosed on the birth certificate and Midge once asked her mother who her father was but she wouldn't say.
Midge was taken to London by her sister Winifred at the age of 14 and placed into service. Winifred was already in service and got Midge a job. Winifred was known to have worked for Lord and Lady Harmsworth, and the fact that Midge's son David recalls her working for Lord and Lady Harmsworth suggests that this is where she worked.
On 29 September 1939 Florence Amy Taylor lived at 20 Streatham Common South, Wandsworth, London, England.2
Florence Amy Taylor was a house parlour maid on 29 September 1939.2
Prior to 1939, Midge worked at Winton Lodge on Streatham Common for Lord and Lady Parsons and that is where she met Thomas Keats.
Florence Amy Taylor married Thomas Edwin Keats on 5 April 1941 at West Norwood, London, England.3
Midge was in service when she met Thomas Keats, probably around 1936. She was a lady's maid for Lady Parsons at Winton Lodge in Streatham, and he was the gardener. They had a long courtship and married in 1941 when Thomas went off to WW2. He was taken prisoner and she did not see him again until 1945.
Florence Amy Taylor died on 21 June 1997 at Thornton Heath, Surrey, England, at age 87. Note: date of birth given as 29 Oct 1909 which matches with the birth certificate.4

Family

Thomas Edwin Keats b. 26 Apr 1914, d. 1 Sep 1996
Marriage*
Florence Amy Taylor married Thomas Edwin Keats on 5 April 1941 at West Norwood, London, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S36] Birth certificate of Florence Amy Taylor, born 29 Oct 1909, registered 30 Nov 1909 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 205).
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/0586H/019/7."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1941, Lambeth, Vol 1d Page 463."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "June 1997, Croydon, District no: 2251D Reg no: D79B Ent no: 134 DOR: 697. Age 87 years."

Florence Harriet Taylor

b. 1874, d. 1951
FatherMoses Taylor b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 18 Apr 1928
MotherHarriet Terry b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 2 Mar 1918
     Florence Harriet Taylor was born in 1874 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry.
Florence Harriet Taylor was an upholsterer's apprentice in 1891.2
In 1891 Florence Harriet Taylor lived at 29 St Martins Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Florence Harriet Taylor married William James Simmons in 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
In 1901 Florence Harriet Taylor lived at 12 Kemp St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 2 April 1911 Florence Harriet Taylor and William James Simmons lived at 27 Station St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Florence Harriet Taylor died in 1951 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3

Family

William James Simmons b. c 1875
Marriage*
Florence Harriet Taylor married William James Simmons in 1895 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Brighton Reg District Vol 2b Page 194."
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 808 folio 93 page 40."
  3. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Brighton Reg District Vol 5h Page 113."

Frances Emily Taylor

b. circa 1870
FatherCharles Taylor b. 1834, d. 1900
MotherMary Jane Baker b. 1 Apr 1838, d. bt 1881 - 1891
     Frances Emily Taylor was born circa 1870 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Charles Taylor and Mary Jane Baker.

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1060; Folio: 62; Page: 12; GSU roll: 827489."

Freda Amy Taylor

b. 6 September 1922, d. 13 October 2009
FatherArthur George Taylor b. 6 Feb 1899, d. 13 Oct 1965
MotherAda Winifred Middleton b. 9 Dec 1898, d. 14 Sep 1958
Freda Amy Taylor, age 15 years.
     Freda Amy Taylor was born on 6 September 1922 at 72 Islingword Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Arthur George Taylor and Ada Winifred Middleton.
Freda Amy Taylor was baptized on 5 November 1922 at St Bartholomew's Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Circa 1931 Freda Amy Taylor lived at 19 Fletching Rd, Whitehawk, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Freda started work at 14 years of age in domestic service at a house for Thai students in Lewes Crescent. She trained there as a parlour maid and had to live in. She left there 12 months later for a similar job at Roedean which was day work only. Freda was later waitressing at a sea front hotel and then left to go to the Allen and West factory. She started on the drills and then trained as an engraving machinist. It was at Allen and West that Freda later met Ron Barber.
Freda Amy Taylor was a domestic servant (private) on 29 September 1939.2
On 29 September 1939 Freda Amy Taylor lived at 142 Birdham Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her mother and siblings.2
In 1942 Freda Amy Taylor lived at 142 Birdham Rd, Moulsecomb, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents.
Freda Amy Taylor married Ronald Leslie Barber, son of Leslie Robert William Barber and Victoria May Griffiths, on 9 May 1942 at St Andrew's, Moulsecoomb, Sussex, England.3
In 1943 Freda Amy Taylor and Ronald Leslie Barber lived at 21 Hartington Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England, moving there when Freda was expecting Tony and living there until Margaret was 3 to 4 years old.
In April 1948 Freda's parents Ada and Arthur Taylor emmigrated to Perth, Western Australia.
Circa 1949 Freda Amy Taylor and Ronald Leslie Barber lived at 18 The Ridgeway (now Ridge View), Coldean, Brighton, Sussex, England, This was their last residence before leaving for Australia.
Freda Amy Taylor and Ronald Leslie Barber emigrated on 11 May 1950 to Perth, Western Australia, Australia, departed Southampton on the ship Asturias, with son Tony age 6 yrs and daughter Margaret age 5 years, arriving Fremantle on Monday, 5 Jun 1950. They left England with about £60 (including £5 from Grandma Ada Barber) and their weekly wage in England had been four pounds/week. They first stayed with Freda's parents, Arthur and Ada Taylor, at 84 Egham Rd Victoria Park. Freda went with her mother to purchase the block of land at 87 Enfield St (the block immediately behind 84 Egham Rd). Arthur and Ada had paid 50 pounds for their block just 2 years ago and it was quite a shock to Freda that hers was to cost 150 pounds. Nevertheless, the real estate agent showed her the plans for the suburb and convinced Freda that the price was not going to get any cheaper.
On the 13 Jun 1950 Freda signed a contract to purchase the block of land at 87 Enfield St for 140 pounds from the Estates Development Company Pty Ltd. The subdivision was called St Andrew's Estate.
One month after arrival Freda started work as a cook in a restaurant in the city (Perth) and did this for 12 to 18 months during 1950 to 1952. Work hours were 11.00am to 7:00pm for 5 days/week in Jul 1950. The money she earned went towards the building of their house.
House plans dated 20 Sep 1950 were drawn by John Treen, brother in law to Ron and Freda. The plans were approved on 29 Sep 1950.
On 9 Feb 1951 the certificate of title to 87 Enfield St (portion of Swan Location 35 and being Lot 207 on Plan 1030 - Vol 1118 Folio 203) is issued to Ron and Freda.
Mortgages were raised on the property on 16 Mar 1951, 17 Apr 1951, 6 July 1951 to raise funds to pay for the house as it was being built.
Ron worked at building the house with the help of his brother in law John Treen (John's first job as a registered builder). They first built a small wash house and Ron & Freda lived in this while the house was being built, cooking on a primus stove and bathing Tony and Margaret in the wash troughs. The house took 2 to 3 years to build although they started living in the wash house early 1951. Everyone in England had previously rented their house so this was a major achievement for them.
During the 1950's and 60's, Freda was a home maker for the family. With the children at school she helped in the school tuck shop and the parents and citizens association (we always looked forward to the days when Mum was at the tuck shop as she always made sure we got something special for lunch). Freda was a very good knitter and made pullovers and cardigans for everyone in the family. She would often be knitting while watching television in the evenings with the family. She was very disciplined with the housework, having particular days set aside for certain tasks such as washing, shopping, vacuuming & cleaning, etc. She kept a very clean and tidy house. Freda Amy Taylor was confirmed on 6 April 1960 at St Peter's Church, Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia.
At various times between 1958 and 1965, Freda’s father, Arthur Taylor, lived with them as Freda's mother Ada had died in 1958 (Arthur also lived with Freda’s other sister Betty for a while during this time). Ron and Arthur would often be sitting out in the shade house having a drink after work or on the weekend. Arthur was living with Ron & Freda when he died in 1965.
The grandchildren were a source of great satisfaction to Ron & Freda. She was a wonderful Nanna who accepted everyone as they were. She doted on them, often making them breakfast (usually their favourite - pancakes) in bed! The grandchildren thought the world of her and would often tell her things that they would not tell their parents.
Later when the children had grown up she was keen to go travelling and, with husband Ron, made trips to Bali, Penang, New Zealand and the UK. However, as Ron got older he became more inclined to stay at home, not wanting to do much, which often caused frustration to Freda.
On 12 Oct 1973 Freda was issued with an Australian passport. Stamps inside the passport indicate a trip to Singapore and Malaysia in January 1974 (probably a packaged holiday to Penang), a trip to the UK in June 1976 (just before Ron's father died), and a trip to Indonesia (Bali) and Singapore in January 1978.
Ron died in the early evening in bed at home of a heart attack. The family quickly gathered at 87 Enfield St to comfort Freda. The police had to be called initially as was routine for a death at home, but they were very polite and understanding.
After Ron's death in 1990, Freda became active as a volunteer at the Harold Hawthorn Senior Citizens Centre (helping with the cooking) and at an Anglican charity shop. For many years she attended an exercise group at the Perth Town Hall called Prime Movers, and attended many free lunch time concerts there (the Tuesday Show). And, of course, her grandchildren were always dropping in, or staying overnight for their favourite breakfast of pancakes, lemon juice & sugar! She also enjoyed spending time on her garden.
Freda Amy Taylor died on 13 October 2009 at 3 Bellis Place, Belmont, Western Australia, Australia, at age 87.4
Freda died at the home of her daughter, Margaret Tobin. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April and moved in with Margaret after a period in hospital where she had an operation to create a bypass for her stomach to be able to digest food (the tumour was interfering with this) and give her some quality of life for the time she had remaining. She only started to deteriorate significantly in the last few weeks and was very calm and dignified all this time. She died at 10:30am with her children around her. The rest of the family arrived when they heard the news, and the women cleaned and washed her prior to the undertaker arriving. She was much loved by the whole family, especially by all her grandchildren. Her funeral was held at Karrakatta cemetery at 10:00am on Monday 19/10/2009 with everyone departing to the Vera Lynn song “White Cliffs of Dover”.
Her body was cremated on 16 October 2009 at Section MC, Site 17 Position 16, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia.

Family

Ronald Leslie Barber b. 9 Jun 1920, d. 14 Jun 1990
Marriage*
Freda Amy Taylor married Ronald Leslie Barber, son of Leslie Robert William Barber and Victoria May Griffiths, on 9 May 1942 at St Andrew's, Moulsecoomb, Sussex, England.3

Citations

  1. [S485] Birth certificate of Freda Amy Taylor, born 6 Sep 1922, registered 2 Oct 1922 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 263).
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2438D/009/13 Letter Code: EGBY."
  3. [S499] Marriage certificate of Ronald Leslie Barber and Freda Amy Taylor, married 9 May 1942 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 604).
  4. [S484] Death certificate of Freda Amy Barber, died 13 Oct 2009, registered 20 Oct 2009 in the Registration District of Perth, Western Australia (Reg No: 010705T/2009).

Frederick Taylor

b. 5 June 1841
FatherIsaac Taylor b. 20 Oct 1816, d. 1889
MotherFrances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882
     Frederick Taylor was born on 5 June 1841 at West Firle, Sussex, England. He was the son of Isaac Taylor and Frances Trill.
Frederick Taylor was baptized on 18 July 1841 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

George Taylor

b. 5 March 1877, d. 25 March 1968
FatherMoses Taylor b. 15 Apr 1846, d. 18 Apr 1928
MotherHarriet Terry b. 15 Sep 1850, d. 2 Mar 1918
George Taylor with his taxi c1950
     George Taylor was born on 5 March 1877 at 29 St Martin's Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Moses Taylor and Harriet Terry.
George Taylor was working in domestic service in Portslade where he met Annie Wadey his future wife before 1895.
George Taylor was a groom on 3 January 1897.
George Taylor married Annie Mary Wadey, daughter of Henry Wadey and Mary Packham, on 3 January 1897 at St Nicholas, Portslade, Sussex, England.2
Circa 1897 George Taylor started a career as a cab driver when he bought a Landau cab with horses for 75 pounds, eventually owning a fleet of 6 cabs.
On 6 February 1899 George Taylor and Annie Mary Wadey lived at 47 Elm Grove, Brighton, Sussex, England.
George Taylor was a cab proprietor with own horses and stables. on 6 February 1899.
George Taylor was a hackney carriage proprietor on 31 March 1901.3
On 31 March 1901 George Taylor and Annie Mary Wadey lived at 11 London St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
On 1 January 1908 George and Annie separated, probably in 1908, but never got divorced. George is said to have walked out on Annie leaving her for a barmaid (Sarah Langridge). It appears that he may have done this while Annie was pregnant with Ernest, as he was born 1 May 1908 and George had a child to Sarah Langridge (nee Gurr) on 1 Nov 1908. A year later on 29 Oct 1909, Annie had a child Florence Amy Taylor (called Midge) and she never identified the father, even to Midge.
Circa 1908 George Taylor and Sarah Jane Gurr, daughter of Alfred Gurr and Emily Turner, lived together but never married.
George had met Sarah Langridge (maiden name Gurr, born Pilt Down, Sussex) at the hotel that she and her husband operated. They both left their spouses and lived together but never married. Sarah's son Jack came to live with them (she had two daughters May and Ann also). They first lived in Essex Rd near Queens Park and George had several cabs and men driving for him. They had a daughter Florence Minnie (called Minnie), born 1.11.1908 in Kemptown. They had another daughter Lillian about 1913/14 but she died soon after birth. Jack lived with them until he was 16 years old (about 1910/11) when he left to go to Canada with his father and family.4
On 2 April 1911 George Taylor and Sarah Jane Gurr lived at 18 Lavender St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
George & Sarah operated a pub for 2 years called "The Flowing Stream" in Newhaven St. They sold this just before WW1.
In 1914 the government took all George's good horses for the War although he ran his cab for another two years. He volunteered for WW1 (1916 ?) rather than wait to be called up and drove trucks in France although he hated being in the army. His mother Harriet died in 1918 while he was away and he was unable to get leave to come home. George was very close to his mother.
When he came back from WW I George could not make a living with the horse and cab as the motor car was now popular. He bought his first car, a Star, in 1919 in partnership with a friend for 300 pounds. They had a lot of mechanical problems with it and he eventually bought out his partner. Sometime during or soon after WW I he was Secretary of the Brighton Branch of the London and Provincial Vehicular Association.
George and Sarah operated another pub for about 4 years called the Rose and Crown mostly run by Sarah while George operated the taxi.
On 29 September 1939 George Taylor and Sarah Jane Gurr lived at 51 Frederick St, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with them was Percival Vallance, retired, DOB 3 Oct 1885.5
During WW2 Arthur's son Ron would often find George at the taxi rank outside the Brighton station when he was home on leave. George would give him a few shillings to buy a drink. The licence number of his taxi at this time was FCD 628 (from a photograph).
Sarah died on 13.10.1942 and George then lived with his married daughter Minnie for 26 years until he died in 1968. According to Minnie, George began visiting Annie after Sarah died but he never talked about it.4
George visited Arthur and Ada at 23 Hartington Rd just before they left for Australia in 1948 but only the children were home. He left them 100 pounds wrapped up in newspaper. Last contact with him was when R.L. and F.A. Barber left for Australia in 1950. He was living in Bevendean (an outer estate of Brighton) with his daughter Minnie who was running a newsagents and tobacconists shop.
In 1957 George Taylor lived at 66 Reigate Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.
George Taylor retired in 1959. George drove his taxi until he was 82 years old when the Hackney Carriage Inspector suggested that he retire. His daughter Minnie says that he retired most reluctantly as he was the type of man who would work all the hours there were. His taxi had been part of the Streamline fleet (Streamline Supply Co., Ltd.) According to a newspaper article he never had an accident during his career but preferred the horse and cab to the modern day taxi.4
Contact was lost with George, Annie and the rest of the Taylor family when Arthur and Ada moved to Australia. However, it was learnt in 1988 that the family in Brighton had seen Arthur's death notice which Freda Barber had placed in the Brighton Evening Argus in 1966.4
In 1968 George Taylor lived at 122 Cuckmere Way, Brighton, Sussex, England.
George Taylor died on 25 March 1968 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 91.6
His body was cremated after 25 March 1968 at Extra Mural Cemetery, Bear Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.
George Taylor had made a will on 10 February 1957. He left his estate to his daughter Florence Minnie Topping (nee Taylor). On his death the estate was valued at 5,159 pounds.

Family 1

Annie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
Marriage*
George Taylor married Annie Mary Wadey, daughter of Henry Wadey and Mary Packham, on 3 January 1897 at St Nicholas, Portslade, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Family 2

Sarah Jane Gurr b. 30 Aug 1869, d. 13 Oct 1942
Marriage*
Circa 1908 George Taylor and Sarah Jane Gurr, daughter of Alfred Gurr and Emily Turner, lived together but never married. 
Children

Citations

  1. [S210] Birth certificate of George Taylor, born 5 Mar 1877, registered 10 Apr 1877 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 193).
  2. [S52] Marriage certificate of George Taylor and Annie Mary Wadey, married 3 Jan 1897 in the Registration District of Steyning, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 389).
  3. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 931 folio 51 page 41."
  4. [S12] Information supplied by Florence Minnie Topping (52 West Way, Hangleton, Hove, Sussex, England) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia), September 1988.
  5. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2445H/011/25."
  6. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1968, Brighton, Vol 5h Page 134, age 92 years."

George Taylor

b. 1843
FatherThomas Taylor b. 25 Sep 1814, d. 19 Jul 1900
MotherElizabeth Burt b. c 1821, d. 5 Oct 1848
     George Taylor was born in 1843 at West Firle, Sussex, England; (to be checked.)1 He was the son of Thomas Taylor and Elizabeth Burt.
On 30 March 1851 George Taylor lived at Stamford Pound, West Firle, Sussex, England, living with grandparents Abraham & Sarah Taylor.2
George Taylor was a seaman in 1861.
In 1861 George Taylor lived at At sea.
A possible death (age 29) is in 1872, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 93.

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1843, Lewes, Vol 7 Page 387."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1643 folio 631 page 6."

George Taylor

b. circa 1808, d. 1891
     George Taylor was born circa 1808 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1
George Taylor married Mary Gladman, daughter of Gideon Gladman and Mary Elliot, on 5 July 1834 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2
George Taylor was a butcher as noted on son Charles' baptism in 1835.
On 7 June 1841 George Taylor and Mary Gladman lived at Mrs Gladmans Cottage, Framfield, Sussex, England, with children Charles (6 yrs) and Mary (4 yrs.)3
George Taylor was a butcher on 7 June 1841.3
George Taylor was a butcher on 30 March 1851.1
On 30 March 1851 George Taylor and Mary Gladman lived at Part of Jefferies, Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1
George Taylor died in 1891 at Cuckfield, Sussex, England. "age 85 years."4

Family

Mary Gladman b. 6 Dec 1812, d. 24 May 1883
Marriage*
George Taylor married Mary Gladman, daughter of Gideon Gladman and Mary Elliot, on 5 July 1834 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 22 page 5."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1116 folio 2/10 page 13."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1891, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 103, age 85 years."

George Taylor

b. circa 1848
FatherGeorge Taylor b. c 1808, d. 1891
MotherMary Gladman b. 6 Dec 1812, d. 24 May 1883
     George Taylor was born circa 1848 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of George Taylor and Mary Gladman.
Note that in the 1861 census he gives his place of birth as West Hoathly.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 22 page 5."

George Arthur Taylor

b. circa August 1921, d. circa August 1921
FatherArthur George Taylor b. 6 Feb 1899, d. 13 Oct 1965
MotherAda Winifred Middleton b. 9 Dec 1898, d. 14 Sep 1958
     George Arthur Taylor was born circa August 1921 at Brighton, Sussex, England; It appears that the birth was not registered. He was the son of Arthur George Taylor and Ada Winifred Middleton.
George Arthur Taylor died circa August 1921 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Only lived for 19 hours ('had fits all the time').
A possible death record could be: male Taylor, age at death 0, Jul-Sep 1921, Brighton RD, Vol 2b Page 261.

Hannah Taylor

b. 23 March 1781, d. 1782
FatherWilliam Taylor b. 12 Nov 1732
MotherAnn Elphick
     Hannah Taylor was baptized on 23 March 1781 at St Mary the Virgin, Glynde, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Taylor and Ann Elphick.
Hannah Taylor died in 1782 at Glynde, Sussex, England.2
Hannah Taylor was buried on 10 March 1782 at St Mary, Glynde, Sussex, England, "infant."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Henry Taylor

b. circa 1850
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 10 Aug 1812, d. 1890
MotherMary Ann Pettet b. c 1815
     Henry Taylor was born circa 1850 at West Firle, Sussex, England. He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Ann Pettet.
On 2 April 1871 Henry Taylor lived at Heighton Street, West Firle, Sussex, England, with his parents.1

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1069 folio 62 page 3."

Henry Taylor

b. 1855
FatherGeorge Taylor b. c 1808, d. 1891
MotherMary Gladman b. 6 Dec 1812, d. 24 May 1883
     Henry Taylor was born in 1855 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England.1,2 He was the son of George Taylor and Mary Gladman.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1855, Cuckfield, Vol 2b Page 122."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 581; Folio: 67; Page: 9; GSU roll: 542665."