Person:William Taylor (337)

William Taylor
b.est 1646
  • HWilliam Taylorest 1646 - 1706
  • WMary Johnsonest 1651 - 1672
m. 15 Nov 1671
m. 16 Jul 1677
  • HWilliam Taylorest 1646 - 1706
  • WMary Cheever1656 - 1697
m. 28 Nov 1683
  • HWilliam Taylorest 1646 - 1706
  • WSarah Wheeler1666/67 - aft 1742
m. 3 Feb 1699
Facts and Events
Name William Taylor
Gender Male
Birth[2] est 1646 Estimate based on date of first marriage.
Marriage 15 Nov 1671 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Johnson
Marriage 16 Jul 1677 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Hannah Merriam
Marriage 28 Nov 1683 Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Mary Cheever
Marriage 3 Feb 1699 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Wheeler
Death[3] 28 Jul 1706 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Origins

A possible, undocumented son of James Taylor and Isabel Tompkins of Concord.

UPDATE: Disproved by a land deed from James to “my only son Samuel Tailor”. See FHL #0554003, Land Deeds - Middlesex County, Volume (Book 10), page # illegible, dated 26 Nov 1686 (when William was still alive).

Life in New England

Settled in Marlborough.

Appears to have had several marriages:

From Marlborough VR:

  • p. 315: Marriages: William Taylor and Mary Johnson, Nov 16, 1671. (she died Dec 11, 1672; per VR p 393)
    • Samual, son of William and Mary, b. 11 Dec 1672 (dup says 31 Jan 1672)
  • p. 315: Marriages: William Tayler and Hannah Axtel [Hannah Merriam widow of Henry Axtell], July 16, 1677. (Did she die between 1680 and 1683?)
    • Eliazar, son of William and Hannah, b. 11 Apr 1678
    • William, son of William and Hannah, b 21 Jan 1680
  • (not recorded) - was there another wife, Mary? [yes, Mary Cheever daughter of Daniel] m abt 1683? did she d abt 1698?
    • Mary, dau of William and Sarah (Mary), 6 Nov/Dec 1684
    • Mary, dau of William and Sarah (Mary), 26 Jun 1686
    • Elizabeth, dau of William and Sarah (Mary) 1 Aug 1688
    • William, son of William and Mary, 15 Feb 1692
    • Martha, dau of William and Mary, 14 Nov 1694
    • Marcy, dau of William and Mary, 27 Jul 1697
  • p. 314: Marriages: William Tailor and Sarah Lakein [Sarah Wheeler widow of John Lakin], Feb. 3, 1699
    • Ebenezer, son of William and Sarah, b. 4 Jan 1701/2
    • Elisha, son of William and Sarah, b. 17 May 1704
References
  1.   Hudson, Charles. History of the town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1657 to 1861 : with a brief sketch of the town of Northborough, a genealogy of the families in Marlborough to 1800, and an account of the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town. (Boston: Press of T.R. Marvin & Son, 1862), 488, Secondary quality.

    William Taylor, perhaps brother to the first named James, m. Mary Johnson. She d. 1697, and he m. 1699. Sarah Lakin [His marital career is much more complicated; see the family pages for his four marriages].

  2. Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 315.

    Taylor, William and Mary Johnson [married] Nov. 15, 1671 (Middlesex County Registry).

  3. Taylor, William Sr., [died] July 28, 1706., in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 394.