Rowland Taylor Dr, son of John Taylor and Susan Rowland.
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.
Married ± ABT. 1525 at ,Suffolk, England (approximately 29 years married) to:
Margaret Tyndale, daughter of John Tyndale and N.N..
Born ± ABT. 1512 at House of John Tyndale, Eng., died at Eng. Fox "Book of martyrs" says nine children
TYPE Religous Differences
DATE ABT. 1515
PLAC Priest Tyndale 1st one burned at stake
1. Susan Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1538 at Hanbury, Worcester, England, died before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at ,,,England
2. George Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1540 at England, died before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at ,,,England
3. Ellen Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1542 at Hanbury, Worcester, England, died before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at ,,,England
4. Robert Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1544 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England, died before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at England
5. Zachary Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1546 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England, died before Feb BEF., 1554/55
6. Thomas Taylor, I
Born Sep 15, 1548 at Carlisle, Cumberland, England, died at H., Eng
TITL Smith, Carol,
7. Elizabeth Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1549 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England
!NOTE: she was adopted at age 3, Rowland was arrested in 1553, and probably
would not be able to adopt her after that time.
8. Mary Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1550 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England
9. Anne Taylor
Born ± ABT. 1551 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England