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Subject: [GM-L] A try at a Taylor look up
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 00:50:35 EDT
> I am not certain of the first name of TAYLOR. I was told the name was John
> and he was m. to Sarah. But I have also been told that is in error and it
> could be William or Isaac.
> It is really tough going when one has such common surnames ! I have
> surnames of DAVIS, JONES, and TAYLOR on both maternal and paternal sides in New
> England. And I have two lines of MULLETTs on my father's sides.....one in Mass.
> and one in IN/PA.
> So far, I find none of the same lines were connected, way back when,
> although I may be surprised some day !
Charles Henry Pope's "Pioneers of Massachusetts" wasn't much help to us
on this one.
There are two Johns listed but the wife of one wasn't named and died soon
after he came in 1630, the other John's wife, Katherine, outlived him.
There's no Isaac Taylor listed. Here are two others, however, for
whatever they may be worth.
William, son of William of Boddington, in Cornwall, carpenter, covenant
servant of Mr. John Atwood of Plymouth, was transferred March 12, 1638-9. to
Thomas Little for 7 years.
I wonder what a "covenant servant" was?
William, Concord, 1649. Wife Mary; children:
Samuel, b. and d. 1655,
John, b. 19 Oct. 1656,
Abraham, b. 14 Nov. 1656 [7?],
Isaac, b. 5 March, 1659,
Jacob, b. 8 May, 1662,
Joseph, b. 7 April, 1664.
If neither of the last two is right, then I'd have to suggest that your
folks probably came over after the 1650 "cut off year" of Pope's book.