Person talk:William Taylor (72)

Birth [20 February 2009]

I found this page relatively empty, except for the birthyear of 1622 and place of "Hadboro, Kent, England", which I haven't been able to locate. No source was provided for this information. The page was created by a GEDCOM upload by User:waterart. Need to clarify this information.--TomChatt 03:15, 20 February 2009 (EST)

Searching around on the IGI, it appears that Hadboro is probably a corruption of Hadlow, a real town in Kent. Mary Merriam seems to be from there, and William and Mary may have married there, suggesting he came from there too. Need to check the church records.--TomChatt 04:08, 20 February 2009 (EST)

Immigration [28 October 2009]

Some webpages and board messages claim that William Taylor arrived on the ship Truelove in 1635. One example cites the ship's manifest, including four Taylors: Richard, age 16; William, age 17; Anna, age 24; and James, age 28. However, it is not clear that the William Taylor who arrived on the Truelove is the same who starts appearing in Concord about 1650. From Stratton's history of Plymouth Colony, it shows that on 12 Mar 1638/39 a William Taylor (son of William Taylor of Boddington, County Cornwall, carpenter) transferred his indenture from John Atwood to Thomas Little. Mr. Little has moved to Marshfield by 1662. Could this be the same William?--TomChatt 04:54, 21 February 2009 (EST)

Interesting possibility, Tom. A James Taylor of Concord was a carpenter; a Richard Taylor (but younger than he of the Truelove) of Sudbury was a carpenter. Jillaine 23:08, 28 October 2009 (EDT)