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from on Friday, 2 November 2012
Hello, Just a small follow up on James Suddy Taylor. I found a convict James Taylor who was convicted in Middlesex and transported to Australia in 1833. He departed the UK in 1834. Unfortunately there is no mention of Suddy but the dates fit with his free marriage in 1840 as he was given 7 years. He was transported on the ship John Barry to Tasmania.
His marriage Bann states Father Joseph Taylor, Mother Jane Suddy. They were married 28 Jun 1801 in the parish of Shadwell, St Paul.


Convict number 69370, Taylor, James John Barry Voyage No: 117 Arrival Date: 11 Aug 1834 Departure Date: 04 Apr 1834 Departure Port: London
CON31/1/43 Muster Roll: Appropriation List: CSO1/1/740 16012
Other Records: Conduct Record: CON31/1/43 - http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON31-1-43,176,135,L,80
Tried Middlesex Gaol Delivery 11 pril 1833, 7 years.
Transported for stealing a pair of Boots. Gaol report here before, third conviction. Hulk report Good, Single, Surgeons report, orderly. At Port Arthur, 1835 guilty of various nuisance, misconduct, 1837 Gambling on the Sabbath, Received Free Certificate No 440, 1840
Description List: CON18/1/11 http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/ImageViewer/image_viewer.htm?CON18-1-11,230,84,L,80
Taylor, James, Trade - Boy, from Croydon, Height without shoes, 4/8; Age 16; Complexion Fair, Head Oval, Hair Brown, Visage small, Forehead low, Eyes grey, Nose small, Mouth medium, Chin small, Remarks 2 Woman E T E T' A T on left arm, J T S T on rt arm

From http://www.gencircles.com - James Suddy Taylor born 17 Apr 1813 in London/England, son of Jane Suddy and Joseph Taylor who wed 28 June 1801 when Joseph signed the marriage book, Jane left her mark. (this detail from on Tue, 9 March 2010)
Death: 21 Jul 1862 in Maryborough/VIC
James Suddy Taylor aged 27, Free - Bricklayer, married at St John's Launceston on 27 April, 1840 to Eliza Kerrison aged 15, Free, daughter of Stephen Kerrison and Mary Long.
Family historians have not identified James's life before the date of his marriage.
The Marriage Certificate makes it obvious that James was not known to be a Convict - in a society that was very particular about such details.
James and Eliza Taylor had 10 (possibly 12) children born in three different states.
James Taylor died 21 July 1862 in the Maryborough Hospital, Victoria, of "congestion of the brain", and his Death Certificate was filled out without reference to his family. Two men called James Taylor died in the same week, and the other man's death was mentioned in the local paper, 'The Maryborough and Dunolly Advertiser' for Friday 1 August 1862. James is buried in the Maryborough Cemetery.
Eliza Taylor born 7 Sep 1824 died on 26 July 1905 at St Arnaud, Victoria, aged 80, of 'Carcinoma of the Stomach and Liver'. She was buried in the Dunolly Cemetery on 27 July 1905.
12 Children 1. Joseph Taylor [1] b. 1841 some researchers add him
2. Eliza Taylor 28 Dec 1842 wed 18 Oct 1862 to George Hancock.
3. James Taylor 19 Apr 1845 wed 1871 to Elizabeth Ann Beard.
4. Joseph Taylor [2] 16 Sep 1847 died in Oct 1847.
5. Joseph Taylor [3] 4 Oct 1848 died about April 1853.
6. Emily Taylor b. 1849 some researchers add her
7. Maria Taylor 11 Dec 1850 wed 4 Oct 1869 to George Wilson.
8. Caroline Taylor 29 Dec 1853 wed 1874 to Archer Hancock.
9. Edward George Taylor 30 Jan 1856 wed 1874 to Rachel Hawkins.
10. Mary Jane Taylor 11 March 1859 wed 27 July 1877 to Stephen Kerrison.
11. Emily Taylor 17 Sep 1861 - 23 Feb 1862 lived 5 months.
12. Adelaide Taylor 17 Jan 1863 wed 25 Dec 1886 to Nicholas James Beard.

Family living at Balfour St, Launceston, Tasmania
1. Eliza Taylor 28 Dec 1842 - 18 Oct 1917, wed on 18 Oct 1862 at Maryborough, Vic, to George Hancock, 9 Mar 1841 - 15 Sep 1926, a first cousin of Eliza, 9 Children

Family living at Howick St, Launceston

2. James Taylor 19 Apr 1845 - 28 Feb 1906, wed in 1871 to Elizabeth Ann Beard 1854 - 4 Jan 1934, daughter of William Beard and Eliza Jane Prendergast, sister of Nicholas Beard (see number 10)
7 Children 1. Louisa Alice May Taylor 14 Dec 1872 - 27 Aug 1959
2. William Edward James Taylor 16 Sep - 16 Oct 1873 lived 1 month
3. George John James Taylor 8 Jan 1876 - 1925
4. Goldesbret Violet Elizabeth Taylor 14 Sep 1879 - 21 Sep 1880 lived 1 year
5. Effie Eliza Minnie Taylor 22 Dec 1882 - 25 May 1950
6. Nicholas James Taylor 27 Apr 1884 - 22 Aug 1959 did not marry
7. Laura Winifred Adelaide Taylor 21 Dec 1888 - 25 Jul 1977
1. Louisa Alice May Taylor 14 Dec 1872 - 27 Aug 1959 wed 8 Nov 1899 to Alfred William Rogers 1871 - 28 Aug 1932, son of Margaret Hall and William Rogers, 4 children twins Alfred lived 4 days and Henry, Alan and Morris
3. George John James Taylor 8 Jan 1876 - 1925 wed Gertrude Alice English 1875, daughter of Emma Jane Seymour and John English
7 children 1. Alice May Taylor 1899 wed 1918 to Herbert Hardie Henry
2. Violet Helena Taylor 1901
3. George John James Taylor 24 Mar 1904 lived 12 weeks
4. stillborn 30 Dec 1904
5. Jean Taylor 1906
6. George Vanstone Taylor 1909
7. Edward Athol Taylor 1912 lived 2 years
5. Effie Eliza Minnie Taylor 22 Dec 1882 - 25 May 1950 wed 31 Oct 1906 to William Crowhurst 6 Jun 1882 - 20 Dec 1941, son of Catherine Wells and Henry Crowhurst, children Winnie, John and Beatrice
7. Laura Winifred Adelaide Taylor 21 Dec 1888 - 25 Jul 1977 wed Archer Allen Hancock, no children.

The family sailed for South Australia on board the 'Halycon' on 26 May 1849.
Family living at Pirie St, Adelaide, South Australia.
5. Maria Taylor 11 Dec 1850 - 7 Jul 1932, wed 4 Oct 1869 to George Wilson - see the family page
13 Children   1. James George Suddy Wilson 14 Jul 1870 - 26 May 1925
2. Samuel Edward Wilson 17 Mar 1872 - 28 Sep 1915
3. Herbert Stephen Wilson 14 Nov 1873 - 30 May 1955
4. Albert Wilson 14 Aug 1875 - 12 Dec 1930
5. William Henry Wilson 26 May 1877 - 29 Oct 1929
6. George Arthur Wilson 7 Apr 1879 - 1946
7. Adeline Maria Wilson 21 Oct 1880 - 19 Jul 1952
8. Sarah Eliza Wilson 13 Sep 1882 - 13 Mar 1951
9. Arthur John Wilson 16 Apr 1884 - 30 May 1959
10. Edwin Wilson 15 Oct 1885 - 24 Apr 1947
11. Mary Caroline Wilson 18 Jan 1887 - 4 Sep 1967
12. Cornelius Wilson 23 Jul 1889 - 14 May 1891
13. Ivy Matilda Wilson 18 Jul 1891 - 31 May 1935

Family living at Sailor's Gully, Victoria

6. Catherine Taylor 29 Dec 1853 - 16 Sep 1928, wed 1874 to Archer Hancock 1 Nov 1848 - 31 May 1908, son of John Stevens Hancock and Caroline Kerrison, so they are 1st cousins. See the family page
8 Children 1. George Hancock 14 Aug 1875 - 8 Aug 1952
2. Sarah Hancock 18 Jun 1877 - 8 Nov 1963
3. Edward Hancock 29 Dec 1878 - 13 Mar 1951
4. Joseph Hancock 2 Sep 1880 - 28 Jun 1939
5. Adelaide Hancock 1 Sep 1882 - 27 May 1971
6. Archer Allen Hancock 27 Jul 1884 - 23 Aug 1960
7. Caroline Hancock 4 Jan 1886 - 27 Apr 1965
8. Cornelius Hancock 25 Oct 1888 - 8 Jun 1969
7. Edward George Taylor 30 Jan 1856 - 5 Dec 1925, wed 1874 to Rachel Hawkins 1854 - 11 Jan 1922,
10 Children 1. Emily Taylor 1875 - 1898
2. Mary Taylor 1876 - 29 Oct 1937
3. Eliza Taylor 1878 - 5 Jan 1965
4. Caroline Taylor 27 Dec 1880 - 3 Jan 1964
5. George Edward Taylor 1883 - 28 Feb 1956
6. Etty Taylor 8 Dec 1885 - 17 Dec 1945
7. Alice Taylor 1888 lived 4 days
8. Alice Taylor [2] 1 May 1890 - 12 Nov 1954
9. Sarah Taylor 1893 lived 12 days
10. Maria Taylor 1894 - no details known
1. Emily Taylor 1875 - 1898, wed 13 March 1895 to her 1st cousin James George Suddy Wilson 14 Jul 1870 - 26 May 1925, son of Maria Taylor and George Wilson, daughters Muriel 26 Jan 1896 and Emily 1897 lived 9 months
2. Mary Taylor 1876 - 29 Oct 1937, wed 20 Apr 1897 to her 1st cousin Herbert Stephen Wilson, 14 Nov 1873 - 30 May 1955, children Dorothy, Leslie and Arthur
3. Eliza Taylor 1878 - 5 Jan 1965, wed 27 Dec 1899 to John Frederick Heenan 18 Sep 1873 - 21 Jul 1953, son of Elizabeth Castleman and Frederick Charles Heinnen, children are Edward, Frederick, William, Daisy, Arthur, Rachel, Mary, Victor, Harold and Frank
4. Caroline Taylor 27 Dec 1880 - 3 Jan 1964, wed 3 Sep 1903 to John Deledio 21 Jun 1879 - 2 Jul 1952, son of Isabella Robbie and Giovanni Batista Deledio, children are Doris, Herbert, Edward, Ronald and John (KIA in Papua 1942)
5. George Edward Taylor 1883 - 28 Feb 1956, wed 15 May 1907 to Hannah Matilda Treble 29 Jul 1889 - 26 Sep 1948, children are Rachel, Edward and James
6. Etty Taylor 8 Dec 1885 - 17 Dec 1945, wed 11 Feb 1910 to George Wakefield 1881 - 11 March 1940, son of Margaret Daly and Robert Wakefield, children are George, Alice, Stanley, Herbert and Caroline
8. Alice Taylor [2] 1 May 1890 - 12 Nov 1954, wed 23 Dec 1912 to Henry Stanford 14 Mar 1880 - 12 Jul 1968, daughter Myrtle

Family living at Carisbrook, Victoria
8. Mary Jane Taylor 11 March 1859 - 8 July 1943, wed 27 July 1877 to her 1st cousin Stephen Kerrison 7 Mar 1854 - 30 June 1924, son of Cornelius Kerrison and Catherine Hart.
9 Children 1. Catherine Victoria Gertrude Kerrison 1878 born and died in Tasmania
2. Stephen Mark Kerrison 11 Dec 1883 - 1965
3. Adelaide Eliza Kerrison 24 Mar 1886 - 16 Jun 1972
4. James Kerrison 12 May - 13 Jul 1888 lived 2 months
5. Mary Rose Kerrison 5 Sep 1889 - 17 May 1982
6. Edward Hart Kerrison 8 Oct 1891
7. Ellen Gladys Kerrison 27 Jan 1894 - 15 Mar 1916 aged 22
8. Allan Thomas Kerrison 30 Jul 1895 - 11 Jan 1897 died of Meningitis aged 16 months
9. Kathleen Doris Kerrison 16 Mar 1898 - 1976
2. Stephen Mark Kerrison 11 Dec 1883 - 1965, wed 22 Nov 1919 to Helen Mary Tracey 1895 - 8 May 1986, children are Kathleen and Stephen
3. Adelaide Eliza Kerrison 24 Mar 1886 - 16 Jun 1972, wed 8 Jul 1913 to Cyril Nelson Wayth Gudgeon 27 May 1884 - Aug 1944, daughters Margaret and Kathleen
5. Mary Rose Kerrison 5 Sep 1889 - 17 May 1982, wed 20 May 1914 to John James Blakney 8 Aug 1895 - 13 Jan 1961 son of Elizabeth Rosendale and William Blakney, daughters are Mena, Zena, June and Margaret
6. Edward Hart Kerrison 8 Oct 1891, wed 8 Sep 1914 (not in Victoria) to Vera Jean Bowie 27 Sep 1896, daughters are Jean and Ellen
9. Kathleen Doris Kerrison 16 Mar 1898 - 1976, wed 24 Jan 1922 to Hubert Joseph Green 23 Sep 1886 - 7 Sep 1961, children are Max and Barbara
Family living at Tarnagulla, Victoria
10. Adelaide Taylor 17 Jan 1863 - 3 May 1939, wed 25 Dec 1886 to Nicholas James Beard 21 Jul 1861 - ???, 6 Children

Subject : James Suddy Taylor
From Bill on Wed, 6 Nov 2002 11:50:42 -0700
Just out of idle curiousity do you happen to have any idea as to where James might have been born. The name Suddy as a given name is rather rare. It isfound in the Mumford families near Saffron Walden in Essex but has also been noted among the Mackenzie's of the Black Isle in Scotland. The name is presumed to be of Norman origin and appeared in the British Isles as the surname de Sudy in Scotland. There is a Suddie cemetery at the former site of Suddie Easter on the Black Isle. (Sorry, no Suddie's buried there). It has since been corrupted to Suttie and Sydie. The Anglicized version of the name appeared in Cambridgeshire in the late 1600's with a James Suddie of Babraham. His eldest daughter is one of my multi g great grandmothers. She passed her surname down to her children as a given name. In the process it was corrupted to Suddy but reverted to the original Suddie in 1859.
Suddie Mumford
Added 11 Nov 2002
There could well be a London connection. The brothers of Suddy Mumford III, Samuel and Peter moved to London circa 1850 and started a business as grain merchants. They both became very wealthy. I have seen a few records that indicate they might have hired a couple of their cousins from the Ickleton/Littlebury area. One drowned off Calcutta and Peter Mumford was known to have interests in India. Another appears in the London Directories as anemployee of Samuel. Samuel had two sons but Peter had two daughters, Mary and Maria. I know who Mary married but have no record for Maria. At any rate they were born circa 1840 and were younger than your Taylor. Checking my data bases I can find only one unaccounted for female Mumford that could fit and that is a Maria Mumford, born in Littlebury in 1800. I have no record of a Mumford Taylor marriage however anywhere. Maria is also a cousin of Samuel and Peter and her brother is also named Suddy. It strikes me as too much of a coincidence that a man would have the given name of Suddy, which is a local corruption of Suddie, and not be related in some way to either the Mumfords of Littlebury or the Suddie family of Babraham. My 2g grandmother, Ann Moore born 1802 in Littlebury, also had a brother Suddy, born 1800. Their mother was Elizabeth Suddie who married Richard Moore circa 1761. I don't have any Suddie females that could qualify as Taylor's mother.
Overall, rather interesting. - BTW, to see my family try www.mumford.ca Haven't looked at it for some time. Hope it's still there.

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