Person:James Taylor (244)

James Taylor, Sr.
b.abt 1645 Massachusetts
  1. James Taylor, Sr.abt 1645 - 1712/13
m. abt 1670
  1. Sarah Taylor1671 - 1698
  2. James Taylor, Jr.1674 - 1713
  3. William Taylor1676 - abt 1681
  4. Hannah Taylor1679 - Abt 1771
  5. William Taylor1681 - 1705
  6. Samuel Taylor1688 -
Facts and Events
Name James Taylor, Sr.
Alt Name[1] James Tailor, Sr.
Gender Male
Birth? abt 1645 Massachusetts
Marriage abt 1670 Massachusetts(not in Marlb. VR)
to Sarah Newton
Death[1] 11 Feb 1712/13 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts


Not to be confused with James Taylor b abt 1607 who m. 1641 Isabel/Elizabeth Tompkins in Concord and died there in 1690. MAY be his (undocumented) son.

Likely brother of William Taylor, also of Marlborough.

Life in New England

  • 1669.5.2: Edward Rice Constable of Marlboro certified that James Taylor "lives from Family Government" (I do not know what this means) (Massachusetts Court Records)
  • 1675.4.24: Credited under Capt. John Jacob of Hingham (NEHGR 42:102 (1888) “Soldiers in King Philip’s War”) (James b 1607 would have been 68 and not likely to have served at such an advanced age; more likely this is referring to a younger James Taylor-- say, he who married Sarah Newton)
  • 1675.10.1 (Marlborough): assented to and acted upon agreement to apportion town ammunition to soldiers of the town. (NEHGR 8:241 (1854) “Indian War Papers”; see also NEHGR 40:316 (1886) "Soldiers in King Philip's War") Again, likely to have been the younger James Taylor.
  • 1688: A James Taylor paid taxes in Marlborough. A William Taylor was also so listed. (NEHGR 36:191 (1882) “Taxes under Andros”) The fact that James Taylor (likely of Concord) is listed as paying taxes in Boston the year before also supports the notion of a separate, younger man in Marlboro.
  1. 1.0 1.1 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908), 393, Secondary quality.

    Deaths. Tailor, James Sr. Feb. 11, 1712-13.