Edward Taylor, Westfield, b. 1642, at Sketchley Co. Leicester, near Hinckley, (not Sketelby, as Farmer prob. from some descend, had giv. and as reverent. repeat. in Geneal. Reg. II. 395) came 1668, arr. at Boston 5 July, and was gr. at H. C. 1671, and late in that yr. went by invit. to W. a new plana. m. 5 Sept. 1674, Eliz. d. of Rev. James Fitch of Norwich, had Samuel, b. 1675; Eliz. 1676, d. soon; James, 1678, Abigail, 1681, d. young; Bathsheba, 1683; Eliz. again, 1684, d. soon; Mary, 1686, d. young; and Hezekiah, 1687, d. young. His w. d. 1689, and he m. 2 June 1692, Ruth, d. of Hon. Samuel Wyllys, had Ruth, b. 1693; Naomi, 1695; Ann, 1696; Mehitable, 1699; Keziah, 1702; and Eldad, 1708. He had preach. some yrs. there bef. he was ord. 27 Aug. 1679, was freem. 1678, or 1680, for his name is in both lists, and d. 29 June 1729. His wid. d. Jan. foll. Bathshua or Bathsheba m. 18 Feb. 1702, John Pynchon; Ruth m. 1713, Rev. Benjamin Cotton; Naomi m. 1720. Rev. Ebenezer Devotion; Ann m. 1720, Rev. Benjamin Lord; Mehitable m. Rev. William Gager; and Keziah m. Rev. Isaac Stiles, and was mo. of Presdt. Stiles.