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Families featured
Emanuel Taylor, James Grant Taylor, John and Emma Taylor, John and Veronica Taylor, John and Mary Taylor,


Emanuel Taylor

Emanuel Taylor and Margaret Elizabeth Williams came c1852 and lived at Eaglehawk, then Tarnagulla
6 Children 1. David Taylor 1853 #1463
2. Mary Frances Taylor 1855 #11583 lived 6 months
3. James Taylor 1858 #3800
4. Eliza Jane Taylor 1866 lived 1 year
5. Martha Jane Taylor 1870 #19096 - 1884 #14356 aged 14
6. William Taylor 1873 #6129 lived 2 weeks
1. David Taylor at Tarnagulla, born 1853, wed 1897 to Elizabeth Radnell 28 Apr 1867 - 1950, 4 Children.

James Grant Taylor

James Grant Taylor was born 1820 at Aye, Ayreshire UK and died 1904 at Frankston, Victoria, Australia aged 84, the son of Sarah Grant and James Taylor. He married 22 Feb 1858 in Victoria, to Sophia le Poer Trench 1840 - 1928
Their children were born at Ararat
8 Children 1. Frances Mary Le Poer Taylor 1859 #8640
2. Robert Le Poer Taylor 1860 #20744
3. Sophie May Le Poer Taylor 1862 #18583 - 1899 aged 37, did not marry
4. James Grant Taylor 1864 #6279 wed 1908 to Alice May Besse at Ararat
5. Charles Grant Taylor 1865 #19772
6. Edith Le Poer Taylor 1868 #8797 (mother as Le Poer Sophia)
7. Alfred Power Le Poer Taylor 1870 #21036
8. Arthur Le Poer Taylor 1873 #27191 (mother as Le Poer French Sophia)
1. Frances Mary Le Poer Taylor 1859 #8640 wed 1893 #3933 to Harry Ross Oldham 25 June 1865, who died before Dec 1916 when twins enlisted, and in 1916 Frances was Mrs Henderson, 3 Children
5. Charles Grant Taylor 1865 - 1936, born at Ararat and died at Hawthorn aged 71, wed 1893 to Evelyn Mary Bendall 1871 - 1953
8 Children 1. Charles Grant Taylor 31 Dec 1893 at Broadmeadows
2. Eileen May Taylor 1895 - 17 Dec 1896
3. Arthur Robert Taylor 1899
4. James Grant Taylor 1899
5. Evelyn Mary Taylor 1902 lived 2 days
6. Mabel Edith Taylor 1905
7. Ruby Olive Taylor 1908
8. Sylvia Evelyn Taylor 1913
1. Charles Grant Taylor 31 Dec 1893 - 22 May 1981, wed 1920 to Constance Lilian Gamble
6. Edith Le Poer Taylor 1868 #8797 (mother as Le Poer Sophia) wed 1898 to Albert Augustus Terry 1867 #4883 - 1948 #23420 aged 81, do not think they were in Vic for wedding or births of the first 4 of 6 Children
7. Alfred Power Le Poer Taylor 1870 #21036 - 1954 #23457 aged 84,(death as Alfred Paul Le P) wed 14 Sep 1916 to Emily Gregg, son Alfred Gregg born 7 Apr 1917 #14974 From: ROD Sunday, 15 March, 2009, Meant to add that there was an Alfred Power Taylor, a labourer, living Mildura in 1919,1931 and 1936 -no doubt not the same one but I bet he was related. In 1919 he was living with a Mrs Knight in Maple Ave but in 1931 moved to Cureton Ave but by 1936 was in block 379 Redcliffs. Charles and Constance Lilian Taylor lived in Belar Ave, Irymple

WWI Service

Charles Grant Taylor 31 Dec 1893 - 22 May 1981, enlisted on 15 July 1915. He embarked on Ulysses 27 Oct 1915 as No 2809, 6th Reinforcements, 22nd Infantry Battalion and landed in Egypt.
He was transferred to the newly formed 57th Battalion which travelled to France, where he served as a Private. He was wounded in action and suffered from Trench Feet (a very common problem caused by damp). He returned to Australia on the 'Runic', 23 Sep 1918.

From: Tim Terry (my email bounced back 10 Dec 2004) now returned on 5 June 2010
Subject: Family tree confusion! on Fri, 27 Jun 2003
Hi Elizabeth, I came across your webpage while researching my family tree and just wanted to check some details.
My Grandmother (Paternal) was Edith Le Poer Taylor. She was the daughter of James Grant Taylor and Sophie Le Poer TRENCH. (I think anyway)
Edith was born in Daylesford Vic in 1868.
I noticed that she isn’t on your list of children for your James Grant Taylor and Sophia Le Poer Trench.
Edith’s great grandfather was Robert Le Poer Trench who lived in Ballarat for many years before he died in 1895. He was a QC and County Court judge as well as having been the Attorney General for Victoria twice in 1875 and 1877. Robert arrived in Victoria in 1853 “after having spent several years travelling the world…” whereafter he took up the position of Clerk of Petty Sessions in Kilmore and later the Clerk of Courts, Ballarat. I don’t know what my Robert Le Poer Trench’s wife's name was but he did have 3 daughters and 2 sons
The James Grant TAYLOR I am looking for was a retired Police Magistrate at the time of Edith Le Poer Taylor’s marriage to Albert Augustus TERRY in 1898 and he was living in Camberwell Vic at the time.
Perhaps the James Grant TAYLOR born 1864 is the one I am looking for (son of the first James Grant on your webpage).
Can you make sense of this or verify that these are not connected anywhere – or is this a huge coincidence of names? I’m confused and as there is some bits missing in my information I may well be barking completely up the wrong tree. I don’t have enough information to sort it out. If there is no relation to your lot then that will help clear up things.
Hope you have more factual information than me! Thank you in anticipation, Elizabeth.
Regards, Tim Terry
Answer - I found 2 more children!, your Edith and her youngest brother Arthur. Thanks
On 5 June 2010 Tim wrote
I noticed that you only have 2 children listed from Edith Le Poer Taylor – but there were more so I have added them so you can update:


John and Emma Taylor


From on Thursday, 7 October, 2010
My grandmother was Winifred Mary Taylor who married Hugh Bruce Bickerstaff. I have been able to trace John and Emma's arrival on the ship "Herald" in 1855
And on Sunday, 10 October, 2010 Jill wrote
John Taylor, aged 22, a Miller son of Charles Taylor, wed 2nd June 1856 at the Baptist Chapel Bond Street in the District of Birmingham, county of Warwick, to Emma Butler aged 25, dau of Henry Butler, deceased.
The nearest IGI offering is an extracted record of the Christening of Emma Butler 03 Sep 1831 dau of Elizabeth and Henry Butler at Grantham, Lincoln, England
John Taylor aged 24 came Feb 1858 on the Herald with Emma Taylor aged 27 and infant Elizabeth

John Taylor c1834 came Feb 1858 with Emma Butler 1830 - 1898 #17905 aged 68, dau of Henry Butler, and lived at Fitzroy
6 children 1. Elizabeth Taylor 1858 - 1860 #7165 lived 2 years
2. Charles Taylor 1860 #260 - 1864 #5603 lived 4 years
3. James Shirman Taylor 1862 #7650
4. William Taylor 1864 #8013 - 1880 #2815 lived 15 years
5. George Arthur Taylor 1866 #1444 - 1868 #831 lived 2 years
6. Frederick John Taylor 1874 #19349
3. James Sturman Taylor 1862 #7650 wed 1885 #453 to Frances Amanda Southey 1861 #14243
2 children 1. Winifred Mary Taylor 1887 #169
2. Carita Southey Taylor 1888 #160

John and Veronica Taylor

John Taylor wed 1862 #3573 to Veronica Jones lived at Emerald Hill, Hotham, Footscray
13 Children 1. Isabella Taylor 1863 #16165
2. Ann Taylor 1866 #8181
3. Elizabeth Esther Taylor 1868 #2482
4. James Taylor 1869 #11251
5. Ebenezer William Taylor 1871 #24454
6. Thomas Taylor 1873 #18163 - 1875 #7540 lived 1 years
7. Archibald Taylor 1875 #17669
8. Grace Victoria Taylor 1877 #9592
9. Veronicav1879 #3453
10. Twin Valentine Taylor 1881 #3521
11. Twin Clotilda Taylor 1881 #3522
12. Alan Taylor 1882 #24456
13. Lillian Alice Taylor 1885 #10042
13. Lillian Alice Taylor 1885 #10042 wed c1910 to Harry Unwin Lyon 1859 #583 - 1929 #11302 aged 70

John and Mary Taylor

John Taylor wed 1862 #1932 to Mary Ann Norton
6 Children 1. Mary Ann Taylor 1863 #16571
2. Thomas Taylor 1864 #17377
3. Sarah Jane Taylor 1866 #23377
4. Fanny Taylor 1868 #25505
5. John Foster Taylor 1871 #23329
6. Emily Alice Taylor 1874 #8954
1. Mary Ann Taylor 1863 #16571 wed 1884 #1975 to Thomas Mcdonald 1859 - 1885 #4757 aged 26, with daughter Ethel May Mcdonald 1885 #8976
Mary Ann Mcdonald nee Taylor wed 1888 to Patrick John Gabel and had 8 more children


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