Facts and Events
||19 Oct 1650
- not in Concord VR; date is after baptisms of first child
Marriage date is not found in Concord VR nor Marlborough, MA VR.
Per William's will:
- John Taylor (identified as "eldest son")
- Isaac Taylor
- Joseph Taylor
- daughter Taylor who married Farr
- Abraham Taylor
- Jacob Taylor
Per Historic Homes (Worcester):
- Mary, born February 19, 1649-50.
- John, born October 19, 1653, married, March-26, 1678 Eunice Woolen. Their children were:
- Mary, married Nathaniel Merriam;
- Rebecca, married Joseph Bacon;
- David, married Ruth Jones;
- Jonathan, married Mary Jones
- Samuel, born July 3, 1655. died July 16, 1655.
- Abraham, born November 14, 1656, at Concord.
- Isaac, born March 5, 1659.
- Jacob, born May 8, 1662, settled, it is believed, in Grafton and founded a branch of the Taylor family there.
- Joseph, born at Concord, April 7, 1665, went to Grafton with his brother Jacob and settled there."
- Crane, Ellery B. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity. (New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1907), vol 3, p. 242, 1907, Secondary quality.
"William Taylor ... settled at Concord, Massachusetts, before 1649, and probably before 1640. He may have come with James Taylor, who is supposed to be his brother.... [He] married Mary Meriam. He died at Concord, Mass, December 6, 1696. She died December 10, 1699. He had lot No. 14, one hundred and seventeen acres on the East Bedford road. The children of William and Mary Taylor were: 1. Mary, born February 19, 1649-50. 2. John, born October 19, 1653, married, March-26, 1678. Eunice Woolen. Their children were: Eunice, Mary, married Nathaniel Merriam; Rebecca, married Joseph Bacon; David, married Ruth Jones; Jonathan, married Mary Jones. 3. Samuel, born July 3, 1655. died July 16, 1655. 4. Abraham, born November 14, 1656, at Concord. 5. Isaac, born March 5, 1659. 6. Jacob, born May 8, 1662, settled, it is believed, in Grafton and founded a branch of the Taylor family there. 7. Joseph, born at Concord, April 7, 1665, went to Grafton with his brother Jacob and settled there."
- Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700, p. 731, 1962, Secondary quality.
"TAYLOR, William (-1696) & Mary [MERRIAM? (no)] (-1699); b 1650; Concord". Torrey's thorough compendium identifies data on married couples in 17th century New England, giving a marriage date if recorded, otherwise indicating date of birth of first recorded child. Here, the notation "b 1650" indicates a date of first child's birth, and that no specific marriage record was found in all of the sources indexed. The maiden surname MERRIAM in brackets indicates that the maiden name is not established in the records indexed, and the question mark and "(no)" indicate that Torrey considered it dubious. All known residences are listed in each entry, so the fact that only Concord is listed here indicates that Concord was the only known residence of this couple.
- ↑ The specific marriage date of 19 Oct 1650 is found in the IGI from an LDS member submission, stating that the marriage occurred in Hadlow, Kent, England (not in Concord, Mass). Need to check the Hadlow church registers to vet that, but if true, that would provide a nice link between these immigrants and their English origins.
- That said, if Crane is correct and he arrived by about 1641, AND given their daughter was born in February 1650 in Massachusetts, an England marriage is not likely.