Facts and Events
||7 Dec 1633
||Little Leigh, Cheshire, Englandpos Clatterwick ; source = OLT, needs verification
||15 Dec 1633
||Little Leigh, Cheshire, EnglandGreat Budworth Church ; source = OLT, needs verification
||16 Nov 1646
||Newport, Rhode Islandto Mary Hodges
||Cheshire, Englandsource = OLT, needs verification
to Mary Hayes
||3 Mar 1680/81
||Deed Says He Received Acres in Pa for Pounds from William Penn
||11 Nov 1682
||Returned Warrant for Survey
||bef 14 May 1695
||Springfield Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States[probate]
Admin Note: page needs cleanup and source verification. --Cos1776 21:45, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Wills: Abstracts, Book A : 1682 - 1699: Philadelphia Co, PA , Secondary quality.
TAYLOR, Robert. Springfield, Chester Co.
Feb 21 1695. May 14, 1695. A.311.
Estate to wife Mary and
children: Thomas, Jonathan, Martha, John, Jacob and four other children not named.
He held an estate in England [unnamed area].
Exec: Wife and brother Jonathan Heyes [sic].
Wit: Walter Fausit, John Maris.
- Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, 507, 589, 590, Secondary quality.
"... Robert Taylor and 28 others were indicted at the Guarter Sessions in Chester, January, 1662, for unlawfully assembling together at the House of John Dove in Coddington within the County aforesaid, the 19th Day of November last past, upon Pretence of joining together in religious Worship of God."
For this offence they were fined two pounds and ten shillings each, and refusing to pay were sent to prison for three months." ...
- ↑ Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Land Records, Vol. I, 1681-1730, 9, Secondary quality.
- ↑ Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Vol. 3, 173.
In a Registry of arrivals in possession of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, it is stated that the "Endeavour" of London, George Thorp, master, arrived here the 29th of 7th month 1683.
"... Mary Taylor, late of Clatterwitch in Cheshire, came in ditto shipp: children: Isaak, Tho; Jona; Pheb; Mary & Martha Taylor. ..."
- Family Notes, in Source Needed.
Among the purchasers of land from William Penn was Robert Taylor, of Little Leigh, in the County Palatine of Chester, husbandman, to who Penn conveyed one thousand acres of unlocated land in Pennsylvania, by deeds of lease and release, dated 2d and 3d of March 1681, for the sum of 20 pounds. Clutterwick appears to have been a hamlet in Little Leigh, according to "Leycester's Historical Antiquities," published in 1673.
Robert Taylor, the father, had come over the previous year [before wife Mary] and must have brought his eldest daughter and second son with him. Tradition says that he brought Rachel to prevent her marriage to a person not approved by him.
- Property Record, in Source Needed.
Robert was a "First Purchaser" of 1,000 acres, meaning he purchased land from Penn prior to Penn's departure. He apparently arrived sometime in 1682 as he returned a warrant for survey to the surveryor general's office on Nov. 11, 1682.
Of the land purchased in England, a tract of 400 acres was surveyed Nov. 11, 1682, on Crum creek, in Springfield Twp. Of the remainder 550 acres were located Oct. 30, 1683 on Darby creek, in Marple Twp. Robert Taylor settled on the Springfield tract and there died in April or May of 1695."