William Taylor1,2

(say 1725 - after December 1771)
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Lorna Henderson

BMDB data

     William Taylor was estimated to have been born say 1725 ?Clayach, Par. of Bower, CAI, SCT.1 He and Janet Smith were estimated to have married say 1745 ?Watten, CAI, SCT, (not obvious on my igi download.)2,3
     William Taylor died aft. Dec 1771 ?Clayach, Par. of Bower, CAI.1

Census/Where lived/Occupations

     Fr Aug 1746 - Oct 1752 William Taylor and Janet Smith were living Wester Watten, CAI, SCT.2,4

All the other info

     On 5 Nov 1770 Bower, CAI, SCT, William Taylor was a cautioner at the marriage of David McBeath and Jean Taylor; cert. reads: David MacBeath in Clayach & Jane Taylor there gave in their names as matrimonially contracted in order to have proclamation of Banns, George MacBeath for the man & Willm (no surname, but assumed to be her father, or poss. her brother) for the woman Cautioner that they shall implement their sd design under the penalty of 10 £scots.5,6 On 8 Dec 1771 Par. of Wick, CAI, SCT, William Taylor was a cautioner at the marriage of William Taylor and Isabella Finlayson; entry reads: Dec 8th 1771.William Taylor & Isobel Finlayson both of Clayach gave in their names as matrimonially contracted in order to have proclamation of banns. As cautioners William Taylor for the man and James Finlayson for the woman (assumed to be respective fathers given the naming pattern of the subsequent children.)7

Family

Janet Smith (say 1725 - )
Children
  • Elizabeth Taylor8,4 (Aug 1746 - )
  • William Taylor+ (cir. Mar 1749 - aft. 1799); this assumes that William the cautioner for the man at the marriage of William and Isabella Finlayson is William's father, as he is highly unlikely to be his brother!2,1
  • Jean Taylor9 (Oct 1752 - aft. 1783)
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Last Edited22 Aug 2008

Citations

  1. Births marriages deaths: Wick, CAI, SCT, Mar. 1771 William TAYLOR Isabella FINLAYSON, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  2. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1749 William TAYLOR, extracted Nov 2003.
  3. TAYLOR, International Genealogical Index (IGI), TAYLOR/SMITH marriages, searched Dec 2003.
  4. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1746 Elizabeth TAYLOR, extracted Nov 2003.
  5. TAYLOR, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch M110342 -?-990519.
  6. Scottish BMDB entries (from 1855), http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/index.php, Banns 5 Nov 1770 Jean TAYLOR & David MacBEATH, Bower, CAI 034/ 0010 0419, copy d/loaded Aug 2008.
  7. Births marriages deaths: Wick, CAI, SCT, Marr. 1771 William TAYLOR Isabella FINLAYSON, extracted Sep/Oct 1994/5.
  8. TAYLOR, International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch 7333228-71-934267 (TAYLER) and Batch 445915-?-66705 (TAYLOR).
  9. Birth baptism marriage: Watten, CAI Dist 43/2, Bap 1752 Jean TAYLOR, extracted Nov 2003.

E. & O. E. Some/most parish records are rather hard to read and names, places hard to interpret, particularly if you are unfamiliar with an area.