Andrew Gatenby Taylor

M, b. 30 September 1836, d. 1866
FatherDavid Taylor I b. 3 Apr 1796, d. 21 Jul 1860
MotherNancy Gatenby b. 7 May 1807, d. c 25 Jul 1860
     Andrew Gatenby Taylor was born on 30 September 1836 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.
Andrew Gatenby Taylor died in 1866.

Family

Children

Jean Taylor

F, b. 2 December 1840, d. 1927
FatherDavid Taylor I b. 3 Apr 1796, d. 21 Jul 1860
MotherNancy Gatenby b. 7 May 1807, d. c 25 Jul 1860
     Jean Taylor was born on 2 December 1840 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.
Jean Taylor married George Taylor, son of Robert Taylor Snr and Margaret Stewart, on 2 December 1863 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.1
Jean Taylor died in 1927.

Family

George Taylor b. 17 Mar 1841, d. 22 May 1879
Children

Citations

  1. [S339] Examiner, Thursday 11 Jan 1923, p2 - The Taylor Family.

Hannah Taylor

F, b. 13 October 1838, d. 9 May 1911
FatherDavid Taylor I b. 3 Apr 1796, d. 21 Jul 1860
MotherNancy Gatenby b. 7 May 1807, d. c 25 Jul 1860
     Hannah Taylor was born on 13 October 1838 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG. Her married name was Gibson.1
Hannah Taylor died on 9 May 1911 at Launceston, TasmaniaG, at age 72. She was buried at Campbell Town, Northern Midlands Council, TasmaniaG.

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 42/1862.

Isabel Taylor

F, b. 29 April 1844, d. 1924
FatherDavid Taylor I b. 3 Apr 1796, d. 21 Jul 1860
MotherNancy Gatenby b. 7 May 1807, d. c 25 Jul 1860
     Isabel Taylor was born on 29 April 1844 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.
Isabel Taylor died in 1924.

Family

David Taylor II b. 26 May 1842, d. 27 Mar 1911
Child

John Taylor I

M, b. 10 March 1846, d. 28 May 1919
FatherDavid Taylor I b. 3 Apr 1796, d. 21 Jul 1860
MotherNancy Gatenby b. 7 May 1807, d. c 25 Jul 1860
     John Taylor I was born on 10 March 1846 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.
John Taylor I married Mary Louisa Taylor, daughter of Robert Taylor Snr and Margaret Stewart, on 17 April 1872 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG. Son of David Taylor and Anne "Nancy" Gatenby.
Married his 1st-cousin Mary Louisa Taylor. Together they were the parents of John "Jack" Taylor, Mary Taylor, Winifred Taylor, Christian Taylor, and Margaret Stewart Taylor.

Reported in the Launceston Examiner on Sat 20 April 1872, p2:
TAYLOR—TAYLOR.—On the 17th April, at Valleyfield, Macquarie River, by the Rev. Dr. Turnbull, assisted by the Rev. Alexander Mickie, John, youngest son of the late David Taylor, Esq., of Winton, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Robert Taylor, Esq., of Valleyfield, Macquarie River. No cards. (Hobart Town and Melbourne papers please copy.) John Taylor I was widowed with the death of Mary Louisa Taylor on 19 July 1882 at Fingal, TasmaniaG.1,2
John Taylor I married Margaret Taylor, daughter of Robert Taylor Jnr and Marian Bryce Ralston, on 28 December 1898 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.
Married (2) his 1st-cousin once removed (and neice of his first wife) Margaret "Maggie" Taylor. Together they were the parents of Robert Reginald Taylor and Alison Jessie Taylor. John appeared on the Australian electoral roll of 1914 and listed as living at Winton, Campbell Town, TasmaniaG. He is listed on the roll for Wilmot > Evendale. There four John Taylors listed..
John Taylor I died on 28 May 1919 at Tasmania, AustraliaG, at age 73.3 He was buried at Kirklands Presbyterian Cemetery, Campbell Town, Northern Midlands Council, TasmaniaG.
His obituary in the the Pastoral Review, 16 June 1919, pp 513-14. reads as:
Taylor, John (1846–1919)
The news of the death of Mr. John Taylor, of Winton, Tasmania, will be received with very genuine regret by sheepmen throughout the Commonwealth and South Africa. More especially will the loss be felt in Tasmania, where the late Mr. Taylor had impressed his lovable and sterling personality upon a very wide circle.
The Winton flock of stud Merino sheep was a tribute to the genius of Mr. Taylor as a breeder. Right up to the last he took a keen personal interest in the stud, and the Winton sheep were widely known for all the very best qualities which characterise the Tasmanian stud Merino. Constitution and quality were the watchwords of the Winton stud master, and anyone who has handled many Winton stud rams will remember the beautiful fleeces—the pure noses, the splendid horns and other features which spell the word quality. Mr. Taylor achieved great success as a breeder, and the public always displayed a great interest in the Winton sheep offered annually at the Sydney and Melbourne sales. It is hardly necessary to remind our readers of the successes of the Winton stud; the names of such rams as Primus and Magician recall a very long list of great sheep bred by Mr. Taylor. Most tempting offers did not induce Mr. Taylor to sell Primus; he was one of the finest sires Tasmania has produced, and Magician deserves to rank with them. He was sold in Sydney in 1899 for 540 guineas. While at Winton he got Magician II., which brought 600 guineas in Sydney three years ago. Another famous Winton ram was Pioneer, which Messrs. McMaster Bros., of Rockgedgiel, N.S.W., bought for 900 guineas. Tertius, another Winton ram, was sold in Sydney in 1902 for 460 guineas, and the same year another Winton ram—Baronet—made 600 guineas in Melbourne, and the year after his son made 400 guineas. Coming to later years, there were Magician II., 600 guineas, at Sydney, 1904; Alliance, 390 guineas, at Sydney, 1905; and Aladdin, 510 guineas, the same year at Melbourne. Mr. John Taylor sold Magician V. to Mr. F. Southey, of South Africa, and it is probable that no other stud ram imported into that country has created such a splendid record in the way of high-class progeny.
Mr. John Taylor, who was 73 years of age when he died, was the son of the late Mr. David Taylor, of St. Johnstone, Campbell Town, Tasmania. Although by the sales of his stud sheep his interests penetrated all the States of the Commonwealth, he very rarely left his lovely home. Nevertheless he was a deep reader, and kept himself well abreast of events. He was a pillar of strength to the old historical Campbell Town Show in all its vicissitudes, and was a constant exhibitor, winning championship honours on several occasions. One by one the men who built up famous stud flocks are passing away, and their going throws no small responsibility upon those who succeed them.4

Family 1

Mary Louisa Taylor b. 17 Feb 1849, d. 19 Jul 1882
Children

Family 2

Margaret Taylor b. 1867, d. 12 Aug 1947
Children

Citations

  1. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p140.
  2. [S340] From Ancestry.com databases on-line.
  3. [S99] Text , 'Taylor, John (1846–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/taylor-john-961/text962, accessed 2 February 2014.
    Also "FindAGrave.com" https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87303635/john-taylor 11/08/2020.
  4. [S99] Text , 'Taylor, John (1846–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/taylor-john-961/text962, accessed 2 February 2014.

Mary Louisa Taylor

F, b. 17 February 1849, d. 19 July 1882
FatherRobert Taylor Snr b. 12 Dec 1791, d. 7 Sep 1861
MotherMargaret Stewart b. 15 Apr 1816, d. 10 Mar 1891
     Mary Louisa Taylor was born on 17 February 1849 at Campbell Town, Van Diemens LandG.
Mary Louisa Taylor married John Taylor I, son of David Taylor I and Nancy Gatenby, on 17 April 1872 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG. Son of David Taylor and Anne "Nancy" Gatenby.
Married his 1st-cousin Mary Louisa Taylor. Together they were the parents of John "Jack" Taylor, Mary Taylor, Winifred Taylor, Christian Taylor, and Margaret Stewart Taylor.

Reported in the Launceston Examiner on Sat 20 April 1872, p2:
TAYLOR—TAYLOR.—On the 17th April, at Valleyfield, Macquarie River, by the Rev. Dr. Turnbull, assisted by the Rev. Alexander Mickie, John, youngest son of the late David Taylor, Esq., of Winton, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Robert Taylor, Esq., of Valleyfield, Macquarie River. No cards. (Hobart Town and Melbourne papers please copy.)
Mary Louisa Taylor died on 19 July 1882 at Fingal, TasmaniaG, at age 33.1,2 She was buried at Kirklands Presbyterian Cemetery, Campbell Town, Northern Midlands Council, TasmaniaG.2

Family

John Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
Children

Citations

  1. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p140.
  2. [S340] From Ancestry.com databases on-line.

Margaret Taylor

F, b. 1867, d. 12 August 1947
FatherRobert Taylor Jnr b. 23 Jan 1838, d. 21 Mar 1898
MotherMarian Bryce Ralston b. 1841, d. 1897
     Margaret Taylor was also known as Maggie. She was born in 1867.
Margaret Taylor married John Taylor I, son of David Taylor I and Nancy Gatenby, on 28 December 1898 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.
Married (2) his 1st-cousin once removed (and neice of his first wife) Margaret "Maggie" Taylor. Together they were the parents of Robert Reginald Taylor and Alison Jessie Taylor. CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS AT VALLEYFIELD, MACQUARIE
There was a big gathering of the Clan Taylor at Valleyfield yesterday, in celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the head of the family in Tasmania, on that date in 1823. Mr R. R. Taylor, present owner of Valleyfield. with his mother. Mrs John Taylor, right royally entertained about 100 members of the clan from different parts of Tasmania, and the mainland, only a few being unable to be present. The weather was gloriously fine, a perfect summer day and the beautiful grounds round the picturesque, old fashioned homestead made a delightful setting for the fete. At noon a short service was conducted on the lawn by the Presbyterian minister of the district, Rev. Yarnall, and afterwards a bountiful luncheon was served in the big wool shed, which was gaily and most effectively decorated for the occasion. A huge Union Jack was draped at one end, and bunting of other kinds, with gum boughs hid the walls all round, while the four large tables were beautifully decorated with pink larkspur and gypsophila. Overhead the rafters were entirely hidden by gypsophilia and greenery the effect being all together charming. All the luncheon arrangements were under the management of Mrs J. Fisher and were perfectly carried out. The toasts were many. That of 'The King' was proposed by the host, Mr R. R. Taylor; 'The Clan' was proposed by Mr Norman Bayles. and responded to by Mr James Taylor. Rev. Yarnall proposed the toast of 'The Host,' Mr R. R. Taylor and his mother (Mrs Taylor). Mr Tay-lor responding. The speeches were full of interest and bits of family history. and the National Anthem, heartily sung by all, concluded the luncheon. During the afternoon most of the menfolk enjoyed a tour of the immediate surroundings of the estate, while their womenfolk foregathered in the drawing-room and verandah for chat and music, songs being rendered by several of their number. A late afternoon tea was afterwards partaken of. and later the party broke up. Telegrams of congratulations were received and read during the luncheon; also apologies from Mr. and Mrs Russell Gibson and Mr and Mrs A. G. Douglas who were unable to be present. Among the many present were: Mrs John Taylor and Mr Robert Reginald Taylor. Mr and Mrs James Taylor, the Misses Rachel and Ruth Taylor and Mr Arthur Taylor, Mr and Mrs Lawrie Taylor and infant daughter. Mr William Taylor and sons Messrs. Thomas and Charles Taylor, Mrs George Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Davidson, Miss Helen Taylor. Mr and Mrs Robert Taylor, Mr and Mrs Matthew Taylor and family (five). Mr and Mrs Norman Bayles and Misses Bayles, Mr and Mrs V.G. Taylor and family. Mr and Mrs John Taylor and family, Mrs Forrest and family, Mr and Mrs J Fisher and Miss Jean Fisher, Mr and Mrs Mitchell Tovell. Mr David Taylor, Mr G. H.. Taylor. Miss Christian Tay-lor, Miss Mabel Gibson. Mr and Mrs Ernest Gibson and family, Mr and Mrs Malcolm Gibson. Mr Ken. Gibson. Mr and Mrs J. J. Gatenby, Mrs Gatenby, Sen. Miss Janie Gibson, Mr Robert Gibson, Rev. Yarnall.
A photograph of the clan was taken after luncheon by Mr S. Spurling, as a memento of the occasion.
Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928), “Thursday 11 January 1923, page 5”.
Margaret Taylor died on 12 August 1947 at Winton, Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.

Family

John Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
Children

John Taylor II

M, b. 21 February 1873, d. circa 1969
FatherJohn Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
MotherMary Louisa Taylor b. 17 Feb 1849, d. 19 Jul 1882
     John Taylor II was also known as Jack.1 He was born on 21 February 1873 at Winton, Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.1
John Taylor II married Lucy Isabel MacKinnon in 1903.1 John and Lucy appeared on the Australian electoral roll of 1914 and listed as living at Kenilworth, Campbell Town, TasmaniaG. John had a listed occupation of manager and she of domestic duties.
John Taylor II died circa 1969 at Winton, Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.2 He was buried at Kirkland, Epping, TasmaniaG.

Family

Lucy Isabel MacKinnon b. 1871, d. 1952
Children

Citations

  1. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p140.
  2. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p179.

Winifred Taylor

F, b. 6 June 1876
FatherJohn Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
MotherMary Louisa Taylor b. 17 Feb 1849, d. 19 Jul 1882
     Winifred Taylor was born on 6 June 1876 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.1

Citations

  1. [S130] Birth Registration Tasmania from State Government Internet Source , Winifred TAYLOR; Tas Birth Reg No: 121/1876.

Christian Taylor

M
FatherJohn Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
MotherMary Louisa Taylor b. 17 Feb 1849, d. 19 Jul 1882
     Christian Taylor was born at TasmaniaG.

Margaret Taylor

F
FatherJohn Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
MotherMary Louisa Taylor b. 17 Feb 1849, d. 19 Jul 1882
     Margaret Taylor was born at TasmaniaG.

Robert Reginald Taylor

M, b. 16 October 1899, d. 23 September 1982
FatherJohn Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
MotherMargaret Taylor b. 1867, d. 12 Aug 1947
     Robert Reginald Taylor was also known as Reg. He was born on 16 October 1899 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG. CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS AT VALLEYFIELD, MACQUARIE
There was a big gathering of the Clan Taylor at Valleyfield yesterday, in celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the head of the family in Tasmania, on that date in 1823. Mr R. R. Taylor, present owner of Valleyfield. with his mother. Mrs John Taylor, right royally entertained about 100 members of the clan from different parts of Tasmania, and the mainland, only a few being unable to be present. The weather was gloriously fine, a perfect summer day and the beautiful grounds round the picturesque, old fashioned homestead made a delightful setting for the fete. At noon a short service was conducted on the lawn by the Presbyterian minister of the district, Rev. Yarnall, and afterwards a bountiful luncheon was served in the big wool shed, which was gaily and most effectively decorated for the occasion. A huge Union Jack was draped at one end, and bunting of other kinds, with gum boughs hid the walls all round, while the four large tables were beautifully decorated with pink larkspur and gypsophila. Overhead the rafters were entirely hidden by gypsophilia and greenery the effect being all together charming. All the luncheon arrangements were under the management of Mrs J. Fisher and were perfectly carried out. The toasts were many. That of 'The King' was proposed by the host, Mr R. R. Taylor; 'The Clan' was proposed by Mr Norman Bayles. and responded to by Mr James Taylor. Rev. Yarnall proposed the toast of 'The Host,' Mr R. R. Taylor and his mother (Mrs Taylor). Mr Tay-lor responding. The speeches were full of interest and bits of family history. and the National Anthem, heartily sung by all, concluded the luncheon. During the afternoon most of the menfolk enjoyed a tour of the immediate surroundings of the estate, while their womenfolk foregathered in the drawing-room and verandah for chat and music, songs being rendered by several of their number. A late afternoon tea was afterwards partaken of. and later the party broke up. Telegrams of congratulations were received and read during the luncheon; also apologies from Mr. and Mrs Russell Gibson and Mr and Mrs A. G. Douglas who were unable to be present. Among the many present were: Mrs John Taylor and Mr Robert Reginald Taylor. Mr and Mrs James Taylor, the Misses Rachel and Ruth Taylor and Mr Arthur Taylor, Mr and Mrs Lawrie Taylor and infant daughter. Mr William Taylor and sons Messrs. Thomas and Charles Taylor, Mrs George Taylor, Miss Taylor, Miss Davidson, Miss Helen Taylor. Mr and Mrs Robert Taylor, Mr and Mrs Matthew Taylor and family (five). Mr and Mrs Norman Bayles and Misses Bayles, Mr and Mrs V.G. Taylor and family. Mr and Mrs John Taylor and family, Mrs Forrest and family, Mr and Mrs J Fisher and Miss Jean Fisher, Mr and Mrs Mitchell Tovell. Mr David Taylor, Mr G. H.. Taylor. Miss Christian Tay-lor, Miss Mabel Gibson. Mr and Mrs Ernest Gibson and family, Mr and Mrs Malcolm Gibson. Mr Ken. Gibson. Mr and Mrs J. J. Gatenby, Mrs Gatenby, Sen. Miss Janie Gibson, Mr Robert Gibson, Rev. Yarnall.
A photograph of the clan was taken after luncheon by Mr S. Spurling, as a memento of the occasion.
Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas. : 1883 - 1928), “Thursday 11 January 1923, page 5”.
Robert Reginald Taylor married Edna Josephine Wiggan on 20 December 1924. Reg Taylor and Edna Josephine Taylor were divorced in 1954 at Launceston, TasmaniaG. The grounds for the divorce was "disertion".
Robert Reginald Taylor married Mollie Gaunt. This marriage pops up in various other peoples research but I'm yet to find and verify it.
She was Mollie Findlay the relict of Selwyn Harry Findlay.
Robert Reginald Taylor died on 23 September 1982 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG, at age 82.

Family 1

Edna Josephine Wiggan b. 1901, d. 1989

Family 2

Mollie Gaunt b. 14 Sep 1900, d. 1 May 1981

Alison Taylor

F
FatherJohn Taylor I b. 10 Mar 1846, d. 28 May 1919
MotherMargaret Taylor b. 1867, d. 12 Aug 1947
     Alison Taylor was born at TasmaniaG.

Lucy Isabel MacKinnon

F, b. 1871, d. 1952
     Lucy Isabel MacKinnon was born in 1871. As of 1903,her married name was Taylor.
Lucy Isabel MacKinnon married John Taylor II, son of John Taylor I and Mary Louisa Taylor, in 1903.1 Lucy and John appeared on the Australian electoral roll of 1914 and listed as living at Kenilworth, Campbell Town, TasmaniaG. Lucy had a listed occupation of domestic duties and he of manager.
Lucy Isabel MacKinnon died in 1952.

Family

John Taylor II b. 21 Feb 1873, d. c 1969
Children

Citations

  1. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p140.

John M. Taylor III

M, b. circa 1905
FatherJohn Taylor II b. 21 Feb 1873, d. c 1969
MotherLucy Isabel MacKinnon b. 1871, d. 1952
     John M. Taylor III was born circa 1905.

Allan Taylor

M, b. circa 1913
FatherJohn Taylor II b. 21 Feb 1873, d. c 1969
MotherLucy Isabel MacKinnon b. 1871, d. 1952
     Allan Taylor was born circa 1913.

George Taylor (Snr)

M, b. 1758, d. 14 April 1828
FatherRobert Taylor b. c 1728
     George Taylor (Snr) was born in 1758 at Balvaird Estate, Micklebeen, Fifeshire, ScotlandG.1
George Taylor (Snr) married Mary Low, daughter of David or James Low and Isabella (?), in March 1791 at Abernethy, Perthshire, ScotlandG.1,2 George Taylor (Snr) and Mary Low embarked in 1822 at Leith, ScotlandG, aboard the Princess Charlotte. With six of their eight children this was to be a long four month journey. Isabella remained in Scotland as she was married and John remained as he was studying Law at Edinburgh University. There were 60 emigrants on board. They struck a gale in the Bay of Biscay which almost blew them ashore and a fortnight later were beclamed near Madiera. They landed at Hobart on Jan10th 1823.3 George Taylor (Snr) and Mary Low landed on 10 January 1823 to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's LandG. They arrived (with family who left with them) aboard the "Princess Charlotte" bringing with George the usual letters of recommendation from the Colonial Office, a recommendation from Duncan Annear, Minister of Abernathy Perthshire and capital of £890, and received an 800-acre (324 ha) land grant on the Macquarie River, which George and Mary named Valleyfield. Three of his sons, Robert (1791-1861), David (1796-1860) and George (1800-1826) each brought a letter of recommendation and capital of £700, and each was granted 700 acres (283 ha) on the Macquarie River south of Valleyfield.4 George Taylor (Snr) and Mary Low lived at Macquarie Hotel, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's LandG, for two or three months before receiving their grants of land. During this time they leased a small area of land where purchased and ran sheep and a few cows whilst rode around the coloney to look at available land and make their selection. George received a grant of 800 acres. The land was situated on the Macqaurie River to the North West of the newly established Campbell Town and Robert, George and David each received 700 acres of land adjoining their fathers block.
George Taylor (Snr) died on 14 April 1828 at Valleyfield, Campbell Town, Northern Midlands Council, TasmaniaG.1 He was buried in April 1828 at Kirklands, Campbell Town, Northern Midlands Council, TasmaniaG. His obituary reads as: Taylor, George (1758–1828)
by A. W. Taylor
This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, (MUP), 1967

George Taylor (1758-1828), farmer, was born at Balvaird, near Abernethy, Scotland, and in March 1791 married Mary Low of the same parish. With their eight children they occupied Balvaird Farm, leased by his family from the earl of Mansfield since the seventeenth century. In 1822 Taylor emigrated to Van Diemen's Land with most of his family, arriving in the Princess Charlotte at Hobart Town in January 1823. He brought with him the usual letter of recommendation from the Colonial Office and capital of £890, and received an 800-acre (324 ha) land grant on the Macquarie River, which he named Valleyfield. Three of his sons, Robert (1791-1861), David (1796-1860) and George (1800-1826) each brought a letter of recommendation and capital of £700, and each was granted 700 acres (283 ha) on the Macquarie south of Valleyfield.
In November 1824 George Taylor senior was a signatory to the address soliciting separation from New South Wales. A staunch Presbyterian, he was chairman of a meeting in January 1826 to consider the establishment of a Presbyterian church in the district; the church was built ten years later. In July 1824 the family successfully defended their home against a gang of seven bushrangers led by James Crawford, and including Matthew Brady and McCabe. The Taylors' defence was so vigorous that the bushrangers were forced to withdraw leaving behind their stores and ammunition. Crawford and another of the gang were captured and later executed in Launceston. Writing to Taylor later in 1824 Lieutenant-Governor Arthur highly commended the family's spirited defence of their home and held it as an example to other settlers. To lessen the inconvenience of the family's isolated situation Taylor paid the passage of fourteen Scottish labourers who were indentured to him; he also imported a large quantity of blacksmith's tools.
Taylor died on 19 April 1828, aged 70. His widow married Henry William Gage, and died in July 1850, aged 85. Robert, the eldest son, inherited the 2100 acres (850 ha) of Valleyfield; in addition to his original grant, he had already acquired some 2500 acres (1012 ha) and several town allotments in Perth and Campbell Town, and was renting another 2000 acres (809 ha). In 1838 he married Margaret, the daughter of George and Margaret Stewart of Stewarton, Macquarie River; they had eight sons and two daughters. The second son, David, sold his grant to Robert and bought Winton from Dr Adam Turnbull. He married Nancy, daughter of Andrew and Hannah Gatenby and in the early 1840s with Robert, bought Kenilworth from the Forlonge family, and half their outstanding Saxon merino flock. This was the origin of the later well-known Taylor stud.
George, the third son, after receiving an extra 500 acres (202 ha) in compensation for losing the use of an arm in the fight with bushrangers, was killed by Aboriginals in November 1826. John (1804-1850), the youngest son who arrived in the Greencock in January 1828, received 500 acres (202 ha) by grant, and bought the near-by property of an Indian settler Rum John Conn, naming his estate St Johnstone.
Three of the four daughters married settlers in the district; the eldest later settled in the Portland district.2 His obituary reads as: The Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2 , 1967 [online in 2010] Taylor, George (1758–1828)
by A. W. Taylor

George Taylor (1758-1828), farmer, was born at Balvaird, near Abernethy, Scotland, and in March 1791 married Mary Low of the same parish. With their eight children they occupied Balvaird Farm, leased by his family from the earl of Mansfield since the seventeenth century. In 1822 Taylor emigrated to Van Diemen's Land with most of his family, arriving in the Princess Charlotte at Hobart Town in January 1823. He brought with him the usual letter of recommendation from the Colonial Office and capital of £890, and received an 800-acre (324 ha) land grant on the Macquarie River, which he named Valleyfield. Three of his sons, Robert (1791-1861), David (1796-1860) and George (1800-1826) each brought a letter of recommendation and capital of £700, and each was granted 700 acres (283 ha) on the Macquarie south of Valleyfield.

In November 1824 George Taylor senior was a signatory to the address soliciting separation from New South Wales. A staunch Presbyterian, he was chairman of a meeting in January 1826 to consider the establishment of a Presbyterian church in the district; the church was built ten years later. In July 1824 the family successfully defended their home against a gang of seven bushrangers led by James Crawford, and including Matthew Brady and McCabe. The Taylors' defence was so vigorous that the bushrangers were forced to withdraw leaving behind their stores and ammunition. Crawford and another of the gang were captured and later executed in Launceston. Writing to Taylor later in 1824 Lieutenant-Governor Arthur highly commended the family's spirited defence of their home and held it as an example to other settlers. To lessen the inconvenience of the family's isolated situation Taylor paid the passage of fourteen Scottish labourers who were indentured to him; he also imported a large quantity of blacksmith's tools.

Taylor died on 19 April 1828, aged 70. His widow married Henry William Gage, and died in July 1850, aged 85. Robert, the eldest son, inherited the 2100 acres (850 ha) of Valleyfield; in addition to his original grant, he had already acquired some 2500 acres (1012 ha) and several town allotments in Perth and Campbell Town, and was renting another 2000 acres (809 ha). In 1838 he married Margaret, the daughter of George and Margaret Stewart of Stewarton, Macquarie River; they had eight sons and two daughters. The second son, David, sold his grant to Robert and bought Winton from Dr Adam Turnbull. He married Nancy, daughter of Andrew and Hannah Gatenby and in the early 1840s with Robert, bought Kenilworth from the Forlonge family, and half their outstanding Saxon merino flock. This was the origin of the later well-known Taylor stud.

George, the third son, after receiving an extra 500 acres (202 ha) in compensation for losing the use of an arm in the fight with bushrangers, was killed by Aboriginals in November 1826. John (1804-1850), the youngest son who arrived in the Greencock in January 1828, received 500 acres (202 ha) by grant, and bought the near-by property of an Indian settler Rum John Conn, naming his estate St Johnstone.

Three of the four daughters married settlers in the district; the eldest later settled in the Portland district.

Family

Mary Low b. 1765, d. 5 Jul 1850
Children

Citations

  1. [S93] IGI Entry.
  2. [S99] Text , A. W. Taylor, 'Taylor, George (1758–1828)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/taylor-george-2717/text3825, accessed 3 February 2014.
  3. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p 22.
  4. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, pp 21-25.

Mary Low

F, b. 1765, d. 5 July 1850
FatherDavid or James Low b. 1739
MotherIsabella (?) b. 1743
     Her married name was Taylor. Mary Low was born in 1765 at Abernethy, Perthshire, ScotlandG.1
Mary Low married George Taylor (Snr), son of Robert Taylor, in March 1791 at Abernethy, Perthshire, ScotlandG.1,2 Mary Low and George Taylor (Snr) embarked in 1822 at Leith, ScotlandG, aboard the Princess Charlotte. With six of their eight children this was to be a long four month journey. Isabella remained in Scotland as she was married and John remained as he was studying Law at Edinburgh University. There were 60 emigrants on board. They struck a gale in the Bay of Biscay which almost blew them ashore and a fortnight later were beclamed near Madiera. They landed at Hobart on Jan10th 1823.3 Mary Low and George Taylor (Snr) landed on 10 January 1823 to Hobart Town, Van Diemen's LandG. They arrived (with family who left with them) aboard the "Princess Charlotte" bringing with George the usual letters of recommendation from the Colonial Office, a recommendation from Duncan Annear, Minister of Abernathy Perthshire and capital of £890, and received an 800-acre (324 ha) land grant on the Macquarie River, which George and Mary named Valleyfield. Three of his sons, Robert (1791-1861), David (1796-1860) and George (1800-1826) each brought a letter of recommendation and capital of £700, and each was granted 700 acres (283 ha) on the Macquarie River south of Valleyfield.4 Mary Low and George Taylor (Snr) lived at Macquarie Hotel, Hobart Town, Van Diemen's LandG, for two or three months before receiving their grants of land. During this time they leased a small area of land where purchased and ran sheep and a few cows whilst rode around the coloney to look at available land and make their selection. George received a grant of 800 acres. The land was situated on the Macqaurie River to the North West of the newly established Campbell Town and Robert, George and David each received 700 acres of land adjoining their fathers block. As of 3 January 1838,her married name was Gage.5
Mary Low died on 5 July 1850 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG.1,6

Family

George Taylor (Snr) b. 1758, d. 14 Apr 1828
Children

Citations

  1. [S93] IGI Entry.
  2. [S99] Text , A. W. Taylor, 'Taylor, George (1758–1828)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/taylor-george-2717/text3825, accessed 3 February 2014.
  3. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p 22.
  4. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, pp 21-25.
  5. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 445/1839.
  6. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 115/1850.

Robert Taylor Snr

M, b. 12 December 1791, d. 7 September 1861
FatherGeorge Taylor (Snr) b. 1758, d. 14 Apr 1828
MotherMary Low b. 1765, d. 5 Jul 1850
     Robert Taylor Snr was born on 12 December 1791 at Balvaird Estate, Micklebeen, Fifeshire, ScotlandG. He embarked with his parents George Taylor (Snr) and Mary in 1822 at Leith, ScotlandG; the Princess Charlotte.1
With the death of his father in 1828 Robert, the eldest son, inherited the 2100 acres (850 ha) of Valleyfield; in addition to his original grant, he had already acquired some 2500 acres (1012 ha) and several town allotments in Perth and Campbell Town, and was renting another 2000 acres (809 ha).
Robert Taylor Snr married Margaret Stewart on 22 January 1838 at Hobart, TasmaniaG.
Robert Taylor Snr died on 7 September 1861 at Campbell Town, TasmaniaG, at age 69. His death is listed as due to "Decay of Nature" [Old Age].2

Family

Margaret Stewart b. 15 Apr 1816, d. 10 Mar 1891
Children

Citations

  1. [S284] Vera C. Taylor, Book: Winton Merino Stud, p 22.
  2. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 369/1861.
  3. [S339] Examiner, Thursday 11 Jan 1923, p2 - The Taylor Family.
  4. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 667/1845 (B).
  5. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 736/1846 (B).
  6. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 140/1853 (B).
  7. [S77] Pioneer Index Tas , Reg Tas No: 1135/1856 (B).