Jonas Taylor

Jonas Taylor was the third of at least five children of Jonas Taylor and his wife Anne Staples of Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.

When Jonas was about 25 years old in 1774, he is noted in church records as the reputed father to the illegitimate son of Mary Green, named Jonas Taylor. Sadly, the child failed to thrive, and died when he was less than a year. Baby Jonas was baptised just 5 days before his father married to another woman - Elizabeth Lock - also of Soham, with whom he would settle down to raise a further 11 children.

It's not clear what became of Mary Green.

Of their 11 children, at least two failed to survive into adulthood, with son Lock Taylor (taking his first name from his mother's maiden name), and his sister Lucy Taylor both dying as infants. The couple's youngest child, Louisa died aged 15 years in 1812.

Jonas and Elizabeth remained in Soham until at least Elizabeth's death in December 1814. Jonas followed her to the grave in May 1825.

Life Events


  • circa 1749 in Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 16th February 1749 at St. Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.



  • Jonas Taylor (1774-1775)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (1776-?)
  • Ann Taylor (1778-?)
  • Mary Taylor (1779-?)
  • Jonas Taylor (1781-?)
  • John Taylor (1782-?)
  • Sarah Taylor (1784-?)
  • James Taylor (1785-?)
  • Lock Taylor (1788-1789)
  • Lucy Taylor (1792)
  • Lucy Taylor (1793-18??) married William Taylor (1795-18??)
  • Louisa Taylor (1797-1812)


  • During May 1825 in Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 76 years.


  • 18th May 1825 at St. Andrew's Church, Soham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Jonas Taylor (17??-1786)
  • Anne Staples (1712-1786)


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