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."

Horace Raymond Taylor

b. 28 June 1913, d. April 1979
FatherHarry Finley b. 1866, d. Mar 1936
MotherAnnie Mary Wadey b. 11 Mar 1872, d. 11 Dec 1953
     Horace Raymond Taylor was born on 28 June 1913 at Steyning, Sussex, England; DOB from GRO Deaths Index.1,2 He was the son of Harry Finley and Annie Mary Wadey.
Horace Raymond Taylor was also known as Bob.
Horace Raymond Taylor married Winifred May Dumbrell in 1939 at Hove, Sussex, England.3
Horace Raymond Taylor was a credit draper salesman on 29 September 1939.2
On 29 September 1939 Horace Raymond Taylor and Winifred May Dumbrell lived at 37 Grantham Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
It is said that he used to work on the railways.
Horace Raymond Taylor died in April 1979 at Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 65.4

Family

Winifred May Dumbrell b. 19 Dec 1915, d. 1991
Marriage*
Horace Raymond Taylor married Winifred May Dumbrell in 1939 at Hove, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1913, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 432."
  2. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2430E/022/40."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1939, Hove, Vol 2b Page 1130."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jun 1979, Brighton, Vol 18 Page 0041, age 66 years."

Isaac Taylor

b. 20 October 1816, d. 1889
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
MotherSarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
     Isaac Taylor was born in 1816 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was baptized on 20 October 1816 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Sarah Kennard.
Isaac Taylor married Frances Trill in 1841.2
In 1851 Isaac Taylor lived at Dock, West Firle, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was a jobing gardener in 1851.
In 1861 Isaac Taylor lived at 41 Street, West Firle, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was a gardener in 1861.
In 1871 Isaac Taylor lived at 167 Edward St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor was a retired tin plate worker in 1871.
In 1881 Isaac Taylor lived at 54 Wichelo Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Isaac Taylor died in 1889 at Brighton, Sussex, England. To be checked.

Family

Frances Trill b. c 1823, d. 1882
Marriage*
Isaac Taylor married Frances Trill in 1841.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Lewes Reg District Vol 7 Page 444."

James Taylor

b. 23 September 1810, d. 1889
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 12 Oct 1783, d. 28 Feb 1861
MotherSarah Kennard b. 9 Nov 1788, d. a 7 Apr 1861
     James Taylor was born in 1810 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
James Taylor was baptized on 23 September 1810 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Sarah Kennard.
James is noted as being deaf in the 1851 and 1861 census. In 1881 he was 70 years old and living in the West Firle Union Workhouse.
James Taylor died in 1889 at West Firle, Sussex, England.
James Taylor was buried on 27 February 1889 at St Peter, West Firle, Sussex, England, Firle Union Workhouse.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S226] Baptisms, Marriages & Burials of West Firle, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 328/1) "searched by Eve Oliver 1990."

James Taylor

     James Taylor married Margaret Farmer, daughter of William Farmer and Alice May, on 15 September 1577 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1

Family

Margaret Farmer b. 6 Apr 1555
Marriage*
James Taylor married Margaret Farmer, daughter of William Farmer and Alice May, on 15 September 1577 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Taylor

b. 29 September 1754
FatherAbraham Taylor b. 29 Sep 1724
MotherAnn (?) d. 1770
     John Taylor was baptized on 29 September 1754 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Ann (?)

Citations

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

John Taylor

b. 11 February 1725/26
FatherAbraham Taylor d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     John Taylor was baptized on 11 February 1725/26 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.

Citations

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

John Taylor

b. 6 October 1793
FatherThomas Taylor b. 16 Oct 1757, d. 1823
MotherAnne Forde b. c 1755, d. 1809
     John Taylor was baptized on 6 October 1793 at West Firle, Sussex, England, "paupers."1 He was the son of Thomas Taylor and Anne Forde.

Citations

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

John Taylor

b. 4 January 1775
FatherWilliam Taylor b. 12 Nov 1732
MotherAnn Elphick
     John Taylor was baptized on 4 January 1775 at St Mary the Virgin, Glynde, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Taylor and Ann Elphick.

Citations

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

John Taylor

b. 9 October 1797
FatherWilliam Elphick b. 6 Apr 1766
MotherMary Gladman b. 24 Sep 1755
     John Taylor was baptized on 9 October 1797 at West Firle, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Elphick and Mary Gladman.

Citations

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

John Taylor

b. 17 August 1866
     John Taylor was born on 17 August 1866 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Taylor married Betsy Washington, daughter of James Washington and Susanna Laycock, on 13 June 1887 at Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Betsy Washington b. 17 Feb 1869, d. 1945
Marriage*
John Taylor married Betsy Washington, daughter of James Washington and Susanna Laycock, on 13 June 1887 at Brighton, Sussex, England
Child

John Taylor

b. 30 June 1855, d. 13 May 1892
     John Taylor was born on 30 June 1855 at 16 Pimlico, Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Taylor married Elizabeth Gunn, daughter of George Gunn and Louisa Whiley, circa 1880 at Sussex, England.
John Taylor died on 13 May 1892 at 30 Dorset St, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 36.

Family

Elizabeth Gunn b. 19 Nov 1860, d. 1 Jul 1893
Marriage*
John Taylor married Elizabeth Gunn, daughter of George Gunn and Louisa Whiley, circa 1880 at Sussex, England
Child

Joseph Taylor

b. 6 March 1727/28
FatherAbraham Taylor d. 1767
MotherMary Stephens b. c 1690, d. 1736
     Joseph Taylor was baptized on 6 March 1727/28 at Glynde, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Abraham Taylor and Mary Stephens.

Citations

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