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James Henry Taylor

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Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Death: Died in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Porirua, Porirua City, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of William Taylor and Ann Taylor
Husband of Rachel Taylor
Father of James Henry Taylor; Emily Ann Jones; Annie Rachel Masters; Frank Albert Taylor and Mary Ann Taylor
Brother of <private> Taylor

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About James Henry Taylor

Taylor, James, Farmer, Tawa Flat. Born on the 17th of August, 1823, at Turnbridge, Wells, England, and educated in his native land, Mr. Taylor came to Port Nicholson with his father, the late Mr. William Taylor, per “Martha Ridgway”, in 1840. The subject of this notice settled in Johnsonville as early as 1844. Three years later he removed to Pahautanui, where he started a small dairy farm, and in 1849 he became a pioneer settler in Tawa Flat, then a dense forest. The section Mr. Taylor acquired at that time is still in his possession, his farm consisting of 276 acres of freehold and 112 acres of leasehold. In the early days Mr. Taylor represented Porirua district for eight years in the Wellington Provincial Council, and was for twelve years afterwards a member of the Hutt County Council. Before the County took over the Road Board he was the representative of the Porirua Ward on the latter body, and for many years since he has been a member of the Tawa Flat School Committee. During the native troubles of the early days Mr. Taylor took his share of duty, and for fourteen years was associated with the volunteer movement, first as lieutenant of the Porirua, and afterwards as captain of the Pahautanui Rifles. As a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, Mr. Taylor established a Sunday School on the first Sabbath spent in the district and is still superintendent of the Tawa Flat School. He was married in 1844 to Miss Hook, of Wellington, and has seven sons and six daughters, who are nearly all married and settled. Mr. Taylor has fifty-four grandchildren and three great children

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James Henry Taylor's Timeline

1823
August 17, 1823
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
1844
1844
Age 20
New Zealand
1848
December 3, 1848
Age 25
Tawa, New Zealand
1850
September 1, 1850
Age 27
Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand
1852
April 14, 1852
Age 28
Tawa Flat, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
1862
January 12, 1862
Age 38
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
1913
November 6, 1913
Age 90
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
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Porirua, Porirua City, Wellington, New Zealand