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Another 2010 brickwall to smash down is....


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...........the later life of my 3xgreat grandfather William Taylor.

William was baptised in February 1824 in Wimbish, Essex son of Allen and Ann Taylor alongside a brother John. Ann died in August 1825 and the burial record has a note saying Wife Of Allen.

Allen remarried in 1826. I cannot find William Taylor in the 1841 census. There was one in Wimbish but I think he was the son of John and there were two William Taylors born in Wimbish about 1824 and the son of John emigrated to Australia in 1854. By the 1851 census my William Taylor was living in Canewdon, Essex.

he wed in June 1851 to Mary Ann Lucking and said he was the son of Allen Taylor. They had a son William in 1854, James in 1857 and Elizabeth in about 1864. James is my great, great grandfather.

William is on the 1861 census in Canewdon born Wimbish and he is on the 1871 census in Canewdon. Mary Ann Taylor died aged 41 in September 1871. After that William vanishes.

In the 1881 census James was a manservant in Rochford and William Jnr was a sweet shop labourer and Elizabeth was a servant in Prittlewell all born Canewdon.

I have checked all deaths from 1871-1881 in Essex and only a few would be candidates but they all died in other parts of Essex and I think I have found the other ones on the 1871 and 1881 census.

James married in 1887 and he didnt say if his father was dead or not. Just said William Taylor, Labourer.

It would be good to find his death record.


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