Posted on: October 29th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Water Lane Pottery.

c1760-68 He may have been involved with his cousin, William Taylor I, in the Water Lane Pottery as his address is given as Water Lane in 1760 and he took apprentices in 1760 and 1768.


The son of Thomas Taylor I.

1719 25 Oct. He was the Thomas, son of Thomas Taylor, baptised (RPR).
1733 13 Oct. He was apprenticed to Thomas I and Elizabeth Frank.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).
1747 26 Jun. He became a free gallypotmaker (F, G).
1753 He stood surety of £5 for Thomas Cox to keep an alehouse in St Mary Redcliffe parish (AKL).
1754 Potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1757 He stood surety for Thomas Patience, potter, to keep an alehouse in St Mary Redcliffe parish (AKL).
1758 21 Nov. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe, he was bondsman to a licence granted to Thomas Lampton, mariner, to marry Sarah Taylor (M).
1758-64 He stood sureties of £5 each for Edward Sperrin, William Chatterton and Ralph Burford to keep alehouses in St Mary Redcliffe parish (AKL).
1760 23 Feb. ‘Tuesday was married Capt Read to Miss Taylor, daughter of Mr Taylor, potter on Redcliff Hill (FFJ).
1760 23 Feb. Potter, Redcliff Hill (Ao).
1762-73 He stood sureties of £5 each for eighteen people, including Thomas Patience, potter, Michael Edkins, John Hope, potter, and Edward Phillips, potter, to keep alehouses in St Mary Redcliffe, Temple and St Nicholas parishes (AKL).
1765 12 Jun. His son, William, was apprenticed to James Huntley, toymaker (A).
1768 5 Mar. Potter, Water Lane (Ao).
1773 24 Dec. A potter and widower of St Nicholas parish, he was granted a licence to marry Sarah Lamb of the same parish, at St Nicholas (M).
1774 Gallypotmaker, St Nicholas parish (P).
1775 23 Dec. ‘Mr Taylor, potter, had his leg broke on Redcliffe Hill in a dreadful manner, occasioned by the meeting of Carriages and Colliers Horses, a sack of Coal being freed off the Horses back for want of room which jostled him down and falling with its whole weight broke his leg’ (FFJ).
1776 9 Jun. Possibly the Thomas Taylor buried (RPR).
1780 8 Sep. The freedom of Samuel Miles, gentleman, who had married ‘Sarah, widow of Thomas Taylor, Gallypotmaker, dec’d’ (G).
Peter Taylor (his son), 23 Feb 1760 (A, Ao)
Joseph Shillings, 5 Mar 1768 (A, Ao)
Rate and tax book entries:
25 Mar 1750 Thomas Taylor jnr Redcliffe Street (SMR-W)
25 Mar 1750-29 Sep 1756 Thomas Taylor and tenemts Redcliffe Street and Redcliffe Pit (SMR-PR,H)
Wife Sarah:
Eliza, bapt 15 Feb 1738 (RPR), Hannah, bapt 18 Mar 1740 (RPR), Peter, bapt 24 Mar 1745 (BrisPR), Thomas, bapt 21 Apr 1747 (RPR), William, bapt 21 Jan 1750 (RPR), Thomas, bapt 19 Jun 1750 (RPR), Mary, 9 Jun 1762 (RPR)


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