John Duncombe Taylor

???? - 1835

Claimant or beneficiary


Unsuccessful claimant for Little Sion and Sion Hill estates in Antigua as owner-in-fee. Married Mary Cooper Vanderhorst, daughter of Elias Vanderhorst (1738-1816) of South Carolina. His daughter Cordelia Duncombe Taylor married Alexander Moffatt who took the name Duncombe (q.v., under Alexander Duncombe ne Moffat).

  1. John Duncombe Taylor 'for many years an inhabitant of Clifton Gloucestershire' died at Sion Hill 'in his native island of Antigua' February 28 1835. The Bristol Record Office holds a will reportedly dated 04/08/1784 which shows him of Clifton with a codicil of 13/12/1816 giving residence as Brislington. Online sources suggest a birthdate of 1774 which makes a will dated 1784 problematic.


T71/877 Antigua claim no. 486 (Little Sion, Belfast Division) and 487 (Sion Hill). [accessed 20/08/2013].

  1. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 39 (May 1835), p. 558; Bristol Record Office 8032/3, [accessed 27/04/2016].

Further Information

Mary Cooper Vanderhorst

Associated Claims (2)

£1,452 17s 5d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)
£2,734 7s 3d
Unsuccessful claimant (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1821 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Plate, porcelain painted in enamels and gilt; Coalport Porcelain Factory, England, ca. 1807, inscribed 'Noureddin and the Beautiful Persian / Arabian Nights / John Duncombe Taylor / August 1807', now... 
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Relationships (3)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Other relatives
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John Duncombe Taylor married the grand-daughter of Mary Cooper of...

Addresses (1)

Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England