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John Taylor, Sr.

Birthplace: Pennington Castle, Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Death: Died in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Lancaster County, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt Thomas James Taylor, Jr. and Margaret Taylor
Husband of Elizabeth Makane Taylor and Mary Taylor
Father of Mary Everett; Richard Taylor; William Taylor; Sarah Taylor; John Taylor of Wicomico and 6 others
Brother of Robert Taylor; Margaret Ellen Taylor; William Taylor; Dr. James Taylor, "The Elder"; Jane Taylor and 5 others

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About John Taylor, Sr. (source)

Said to be Lost at Sea. He came to America 1629/30 with Winthrop's fleet on the ship Arbella.

Pennington Castle, birthplace of John Taylor (1607)

Earthwork remains of a Medieval ringwork, comprising a rampart and outer ditch on the slopes of Pennington Beck. The defended quadrant-shaped enclosure measures 156ft by 132ft. (PastScape) Pennington Castle Hill is an interesting little earthwork about two miles west of Ulverston, and situated just about the place where the Fumess Fells drop down to meet Low or Plain Furness. It is therefore fairly close to the ancient road which came oversands from Cartniel to Sandside, and crossed through Low Fumess into South Cumberland. The situation is rather striking, being on the edge of Pennington Beck, which here runs in a deep ravine ; and the makers of the Castle Hill have chosen a sharp elbow of cliff on the east bank, isolating it for defensive purposes by a semi-circular ditch and rampart, which thus took in a quadrant shaped area. The ward thus formed measures 156 feet by 132 feet, and the ditch is about 45 feet wide measured from the rampart top to the outer edge. As the site slopes to the south, and the ditch is about the same depth all round, its level at the south is lower than at the north, and it has, of course, never been meant to hold water. The rampart on the north is now perhaps twelve feet above the ward level, and there is only one entrance through it, that on the south-east, which is probably ancient. (Cowper)

Supposed precursor to Muncaster. Held by Penningtons as late as 1318, though they moved to Muncaster c. 1242.

  • Something to note: This John Taylor is Dame Elizabeth Taylor's 8th Great Grandfather (yes, the movie star)
  • b. 10 Aug 1607, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., England - Pennington Castle
  • d. Jan 1651/52, Lancaster Co., Virginia

John Taylor was born on 10 Aug 1607 in Pennington Castle, Cumberland, England. He died in Jan 1652 in Lancaster County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth in 1637 in Flintshire, Wales.

Children 6. Sex Name

  • 1. F Elizabeth TAYLOR <individual_record.asp?recid=28247079> (AFN:14V5-M9S) Pedigree <pedigree_view.asp?recid=28247079>
    • Born: 1631 Place:
    • Christened: 14 May 1631 Place: Worthenby, Flint, Wales

Immigrated from Carlisle, Cumberland, England to Virginia in 1648.

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John Taylor, Sr.'s Timeline

December 18, 1603
St. Alban's Herts, England
September 26, 1605
Markfield, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom
August 10, 1607
Carlisle, Cumberland, England
Carlisle, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom
Age 12
Age 16
September 8, 1625
Age 18
Probably England
Age 17
Age 17
September 12, 1627
Age 20
Hadleigh, Suffolk, England