man 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:

woman 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


woman Susan Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1538 at Hanbury, Worcester, England, died ‎before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at ,,,England‎
man George Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1540 at England, died ‎before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at ,,,England‎
woman Ellen Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1542 at Hanbury, Worcester, England, died ‎before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at ,,,England‎
man Robert Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1544 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England, died ‎before Feb BEF., 1554/55 at England‎
man Zachary Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1546 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England, died ‎before Feb BEF., 1554/55‎
man Thomas Taylor, I‏
Born ‎ Sep 15, 1548 at Carlisle, Cumberland, England, died ‎ at H., Eng

TITL Smith, Carol, ,
MEDI Letter
woman 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.
woman Mary Taylor‏‎
Born ‎± ABT. 1550 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England‎
woman Anne Taylor‏
Born ‎± ABT. 1551 at Hadleigh, Suffolk, England‎