George Hanbury Taylor

???? - 1752


Owner of Taylor's Caymanas in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica. Deceased by 1752.

  1. Member of Assembly for St James in 1726.

  2. George De Lapierre, son of George Hanbury Taylor and his wife Mary, baptised 02/06/1726 in St Thomas-in-the-East, Jamaica. Another daughter of George Hanbury Taylor, Miss Mary Taylor, died 26/07/1745 age 14 years; her monumental inscription in Kingston Churchyard includes that of George Taylor, son of Parick Taylor, who died 09/07/1749 age 1 year.

  3. Patrick Taylor, executor of George Hanbury Taylor, was probably also a relation. Patrick Taylor's surname was originally Tailzour and he came from Borrowfield in Forfar, Scotland, assuming the surname Taylor when married Martha, daughter of George Taylor of Caymanas. Patrick and Martha Taylor were the parents of Simon Taylor (1740-1813, q.v.).


Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/2 168.

  1. Walter Augustus Fuertado, Official & Other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790: To which is Added a Chapter on the Peerage &c., in Jamaica, Comp. from Various Sources (Jamaica, 1896) via [accessed 27/03/2017].: HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MISS MARY TAYLOR, THE DAUGHTER 0F GEORGE HANBURY TAYLOR ESQR, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 26th OF JULY, 1745, AGED 14 YEARS ALSO, HERE LIETH THE BODY OF GEORGE TAYLOR, THE SON OF PATRICK TAYLOR, ESQ., WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, THE 9th OF JUNE, 1749, AGED ONE YEAR.

  2., Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]. James Henry Lawrence-Archer, Monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies (London, 1875) p. 144.

  3. Richard B. Sheridan, 'Simon Taylor, Sugar Tycoon of Jamaica, 1740-1813', Agricultural History, 45:4 (Oct., 1971), 285-296.

We are grateful to Stephen Mallet for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

George De Lapierre (1726-), Mary (1731-1745)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1753 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Testator → Executor
Father → Son