Are you a Scottish Taylor?

Here is some new information about John/James Taylor, currently #136 on our “Unity” passenger’s list. Is he your relative, too?

TAYLOR, JAMES/JOHN:
138. James Taylor [Probably “John” rather than “James”]: IWI; OBHS; SPRC; BIO; D; R:
Descendant and Researcher, Myron Smith, says, “I am also very interested in John Taylor – he is one of my ancestors. I strongly suspect that the “James” Taylor listed on the prisoners list at the Lynn Iron Works was actually John Taylor. On that 1653 list was also a Peter Grant. By 1655 John Taylor was living in Unity Parish (now Berwick) and just one house away was a Peter Grant. One final piece of very suggestive evidence is the fact that the Gen. Dict of ME and NH does not list any “James Taylor”, but it does well describe this John Taylor of Berwick.” – submitted by Myron Smith – Descendant and Researcher – babsport@comcast.net

“John Taylor, Berwick, Maine, probate 23 February 1691;” From: Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785, page 36, by David Dobson, c 1994, paperback version c 2004. – submitted by Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust

SOURCES:
Iron Works Inventory (part of the Bartlett Collection at NEHGS)
Old Berwick Historical Society
Scots Prisoners and Their Relocation to the Colonies at Geni.com
Scottish Emigration to Colonial America, 1607-1785 by David Dobson, c 1994, paperback version c 2004, page 36.

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