Hugh Taylor senior was born in England in 1794. Hugh Taylor senior, came to New South Wales under life sentence in 1815Life sentence is generally given to the repeated offender. Within 6 years of arrival, Hugh Taylor senior was given a Ticket-of-Leave in 1821 and thereafter he was able to secure the position of Constable in Parramatta. He received an Absolute Pardon on 26th March 26 1824.

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for Hugh Taylor Sr.

England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 for Hugh Taylor Sr.

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806 - 1849 for Hugh Taylor Sr.

New South Wales and Tasmania, Australia Convict Musters, 1806 – 1849 for Hugh Taylor Sr.

 

Arrival to NSW 1815 Hugh Taylor - Pardon Date 25 October 1821

Arrival to NSW 1815 Hugh Taylor – Pardon Date 25 October 1821

Elizabeth was Hugh Taylor’s wife. Elizabeth Walker Farrell was born in Parramatta on 22 April 1797 to Owen and Jane Farrell. On 31 January 1814, at the age of 16, Elizabeth got married to William Brown at St. John’s Church Parramatta. Elizabeth and William had four children:

Jane (1815 – 1866), Elizabeth (1819 – 1851), Thomas (1820 – 1823) and Mary (1821 – 1921). William Brown died in Parramatta on 29 January 1821 at the age of 46.

After William Brown’s death, Elizabeth re married a second time to Hugh Taylor in 1821. Although is no marriage record can be found. As per Ancestry and BDM, Elizabeth Brown got married to Hugh Taylor on 26 May1847 at St. Andrew’s Scots Church, Sydney. After their marriage, they moved to their newly built home opposite the modern-day entrance to Parramatta Park. In this house Elizabeth gave birth to her daughter Mary Ann, eldest son Hugh junior, Grace, John, Sarah, Emma, Sophia, James and Susanna. They had nine children.

Mary Ann Taylor was born on 16 September 1821. She was married to Robert Nairn on 11 October 1843 in Presbyterian Church.

Hugh Taylor was born on 19 March 1823. He got married to Frances Eliza Conner on 29 December 1846 at St Patrick Church, Parramatta. He died at the age of 74 on 13 December 1897 in Parramatta.

Grace Taylor was born on 3 July 1825. She was married to Robert Rutter on 12 January 1867 at St Pauls Church of England in Canterbury. She died on 5 January 1911 in Parramatta.

John Taylor was born on 8 December 1827. He got married to Nancy Agnes Shaw of California in 1854. He died on 6 April 1905 in Parramatta at the age of 77.

Sarah Taylor was born on 31 December 1828. She was married to James Plunkett on 24 February 1849 at Scots Church, Sydney. She died on 29 November 1896 in Sydney

Emma Taylor was born on 17 November 1831 and died on 15 June 1833.

Sophia Taylor was born on 10 September 1833. She was never married and died at the age of 80 on 17 November 1913 in Parramatta.

James Taylor was born on 31 January 1836. He died at the age of 59 on 16 January 1896 in Dubbo.

Susanna Taylor was born on 26 May 1839. At the age of 16 she got married to James Gould on 8 September 1855. She died on 17 July 1912.

Elizabeth died at the age of 55 on 22 August 1852 and buried at St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta on 25th August 1852.

Hugh Taylor senior died at the age of 70 on 7 November 1864 in Parramatta.

St John’s Parramatta Burial for Hugh Taylor, NSW Australia

St John’s Parramatta Burial for Hugh Taylor, NSW Australia

Hugh Taylor junior and his brother John Taylor were first generations of native-born Australians locals, also known as “The Currency”. More about the Taylor bothers in the next posts.

Hugh Taylor senior was a “general Agent” and was loaning money to the public. Hugh Taylor senior died on 7 November 1854 in Parramatta at the age of 60.

References:

Anne-Maree Whitaker, Shaping a City: 150 years of Parramatta City Council, Parramatta City Council, 2012

John Taylor, Parramatta: Past and Present, Parramatta, 1882

J. Wharton, Jubilee History of Parramatta, Parramatta, 1911

J. Jervis, The Cradle City of Australia, G. Mackaness ed. Parramatta, 1961

J. Jervis, ‘A history of politics and politicians in Parramatta’, Parramatta and District Historical Society, Journal, 3 (1926)

John Taylor, Parramatta: Past and Present, Parramatta, 1882

Terry Kass et al, Parramatta, A Past Revealed, Parramatta City Council, 1996

The Cumberland Argus, Saturday 18 December 1897

Hugh Taylor, Vertical File, Local Studies and Family History Library, Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre.

http://parramattahistory.blogspot.com.au/

http://www.ancestry.com.au/

Photo from Historic Houses Trust – Hugh Taylor with wife and son at their house in Church Street Parramatta, 1870 – Image 35533

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Neera Sahni, Research Services Leader, Parramatta Council Heritage & Visitor Information Centre 2016