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Written in their copy of the 1783 Almanac, which is now in the National Library of Jamaica


Richard Taylor, born at Wigan in Lancashire, Dec. 1760

Died 7th July 1831. Buried at Christ Church, Surrey.


James Taylor, son of the above and Ann his wife, born 9th April 1796 at a house in Burnham's Coal Wharf Pedlar's Acre, Lambeth.


Elizabeth Quantrell the daughter of William Charles Moss Quantrell and Elizabeth his wife born at Norwich, 1792

Married to James Taylor at St. Mary Major's Church, Exeter, 29th July, 1822


Ann Wright, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Wright of the parish of Wellsbourne in Warwickshire. Born the 9th day of August, 1762.

Married to Richard Taylor the 28th day of October 1793.

Died May 25, 1823. Buried at Christ Church, Surrey the 28 May 1823.


Richard Taylor (my father) joined the Army at the age of 19 and was soon after drafted to the island of Jamaica, where after service of 3 or 4 years, he obtained his discharge. He resided at Jamaica for 2 years after he obtained his discharge from the Army, and then married his first wife by whom he had a son Richard who died at sea about the year 1815.


Stop poor sinner stop and think

Before you farther go

Will you sport upon the brink

of everlasting woe.

All your sins will round you crowd

Sins of a blood crimson dye

Each for vengeance crying loud

And what can you reply.

Ann Taylor [signed]


How would I tell to sinners round

What a dear Saviour I have found

I'll point to thy redeeming blood

and say Behold the way to God.

Ann Taylor [signed]


I see a hand you cannot see that beckons me away

I hear a voice you cannot hear that says I must not stay, etc.

Ann Taylor [signed]



August the 10____

My husband set off for Portsmouth. I had a letter from him on Saturday the 16.

Received August 16, 23, 30, September 6,13,20,27, October 4,11,25, 12/- each

Received October 18, £1

In all £7 pounds.

From November to February, 15 letters received, £9.13.6.


[There follows a list of dressmaking costs, which may be income or expense, but the tops of the pages are torn off. Prices include:

Making a coat 0.6

Mending stockings 0.6

Making a waistcoat 1.0

Mending a coat 0.6

Mending a gown 0.8

Making a shirt 1.6

Making 6 caps 1.0

Making a frock 1.0

Making a gown 1.0]


Things bought included:

thread and silk 0.6

buttons thread and silk 2.6


A list of names, including:

Miss Williamson 2

Miss Pippin 1

Miss Dun 1

Miss England 2

Miss Green 1

Miss Clark 1

Miss Dunn 1

Miss Miller 2

Miss Ingrums 2

Miss Randle 1

Master Shivot 1

Webbies 2

Mackeys 2

Messenger 1

Miss Lweinton 1

Eld 1

Franks 1

Gander 1

Ford 1

Towning 1


A loving husband a father Dear

he laboured hard while he was here

But now I hope his soul's at rest

With Christ in Everlasting Bliss


Adieu Dear friends I take my leave

Fare well my loving wife

our children dear your guardians be

Ann bless your widowes life

When from this world you are released

its sorrows toiles and cares

in everlasting joys we'll meet

to sing our Saviour's praise.


Saturday July 13, 1799

Shoes 3.6


Tuesday April 1, 1800

Shoes for James Taylor 2.4


Saturday 18 October

Shoes for James Taylor 2.4

Genealogy and Notes by Jamaican Family Search

Descendants of Richard Taylor

1. Richard1 Taylor was born December 1760 in Wigan, Lancashire, England1, and died July 07, 18311. He married Ann Wright October 28, 17931, daughter of Thomas Wright and Elizabeth (Wright). She was born August 09, 1762 in Wellsbourne, Warwickshire, England1, and died May 25, 18231.

Notes for Richard Taylor:


14th (or Bedfordshire) Regiment of Foot

19th (or 1st Yorkshire N. Riding) Regiment of Foot

30th (or Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot

60th (or Royal American) Regiment of Foot

79th Regiment (or Royal Liverpool Volunteers)

99th (or Jamaica) regiment of Foot

Loyal American Rangers

Duke of Cumberland's Regiment or South Carolina Rangers

Jamaica Rangers (3 battalions)

Royal Regiment of Artillery (detachment from First Battalion)


Only the names of officers appear in the Almanacs. Although Richard Taylor is not listed, he probably got the Almanac as a souvenir of his Regiment and of his stay in Jamaica from about 1780-1786. Yorkshire was near to Lancashire where he was born, so he may have been in the 19th Regiment.

More About Richard Taylor:

Burial: Christ Church, Surrey, England1

More About Ann Wright:

Burial: Christ Church, Surrey, England1

Children of Richard Taylor and Ann Wright are:

2 i. Richard2 Taylor, born Bet. 1793 - 1795; died Abt. 1815 at sea1.

3 ii. James Taylor, born April 09, 1796 in a house in Burnham's Coal Wharf Pedlar's Acre, Lambeth, England1. He married Elizabeth Quantrell July 29, 1822 in St. Mary Major Church, Exeter, Devon, England1,2; born 1792 in Norwich, Norfolk, England3.

More About Elizabeth Quantrell:

Baptism: October 14, 1792, Saint Peter Mountergate Church, Norwich, Norfolk, England4


1. Taylor diary.

2. Church of England Parish Registers, St. Mary Major Church,1561-1833.

3. Taylor diary.

4. Church of England Parish Registers, St. Peter Mountergate, 1538-1961.

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