man John Taylor‏‎
Born ‎ 1478 at Rothbury, Northumberland, England, died ‎ 1550 at Eng.‎, 71 or 72 years

!FAMILY LINEAGE: All Taylor information taken from Mary Taylor Brewer's book
"From Log Cabins to the White House"
!BIRTH-FAMILY: Log Cabins p.10

Married ‎± ABT. 1509 at Rothsbury, Northumberland, England (approximately 41 years married) to:

woman Susan Rowland‏‎
Born ‎ 1482 at Rothbury, England, died ‎before BEF. 1550 at Eng.‎, at most 68 years


man Rowland Taylor Dr‏
Born ‎ Nov 6, 1510 at Rothbury, Northumberland, England, died ‎ Feb 9, 1554/55 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England‎, approximately 43 years

See the Foxe "Book of Martyrs". A large section is devoted to Rowland. He was an Anglican pr iest in the time of King Henry VIII who married and had 8 children and adopted one more. Whe n Bloody Mary gave him the choice to become a Catholic priest [which would make all his chil dren born out of wedlock and his wife a fallen woman] [paraphrased], he answered 'all my chil dren are legitimate, which is more than I can say for the catholic priests'. This sealed hi s fate and he burned at the stake. He was an Ecclesiastical Lawyer and an Anglican priest.

!FAMILY LINEAGE: All Taylor information taken from Mary Taylor Brewer's book
"From Log Cabins to the White House"
!NOTE: The Taylors were members of the Merchant Guild and rich land owners in England. Afte r receiving his degree in religion Dr. Rowland Taylor became prominent in Hadleigh receivin g office in the church. In 1544 he was appointed Rector by Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas C rammer. When Henry Vlll died his daughter Mary, a Catholic began a terrible purge of Protest ants. Rowland Taylor was arrested in 1553 and imprisioned where he was martyred on 9 Feb 155 5 in Hadleigh. At the trial he claimed having 9 children, 5 of whom were already deceased.
Rowland's history found in "The Book of Martyrs", by Fox, England, 1610
!FAMILY: All children names from "The Life of Dr. Rowland Taylor" by
William James Brown.
A second wife is also given as Mrs. Rowland Taylor in AF. She may be the mother of the child ren except the last two.
man Thomas Taylor‏
Born ‎± ABT. 1513 at Rothsbury, Northumberland, England‎

!NOTE: According to "Log Cabins", p.12 these 5 children of Thomas's were
named after the 5 deceased children of his brother, Rowland. Descendants
of these people also came to America and settled in Virginia.
man Robert Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1515 at Rothbury, Northumberland, England‎

NOTE - Robert found on muster ranks in 1538 as a horseman. Log Cabins p.10
man John Taylor, Rev‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1517 at Rothbury, Northumberland, England‎

NOTE - Dean of Lincoln, later Bishop and along with Dr. Rowland Taylor was
one of the compilers of the Prayer Book. On 5 Oct 1551 these two
were among 32 men appointed to reform the Canon Laws.
man Edmund Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1519 at Rothbury, Northumberland, England‎

!BIRTH-FAMILY: "From Log Cabins to the White House", Mary Taylor Brewer.
!NOTE: It is believed that Edmund and Nathaniel went to Ireland when
Rowland was martyred. "From Log Cabins to the White House", p.10
man Nathaniel Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1521 at Rothbury, Northumberland, England‎