John Taylor

???? - 1829


Slave-owner in Jamaica, owner of Bardowie where he died in 1829.

  1. In 1831 a 'first notice' showed Richard Taylor, advocate, immediate younger brother-german and heir apparent of the deceased John Taylor of Ballochneck, county of Stirling, residing at Bardowie, St Andrew Jamaica. A death-notice in Blackwoods dated 17/08/[1829] showed him as the eldest son of Rev. William Taylor of St Enoch's Church Glasgow.

  2. John Taylor of Ballochneck married at London Eliza daughter of George Meliss Esq. Perth 05/06/1826.


David Dobson, Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857 Vol. I p. 137; John Taylor of Bardowie St Andrews d. Jamaica 17/8/1829 , MLN Testaments - T; Richard Taylor, advocate, brother german = executor.

  1. Edinburgh Gazette 3940, p. 50; Blackwoods Vol. 27 Jan-June 1830 p. 134.

  2. Edinburgh Annual Register for 1826 Vol. 19 parts I, II and III, Part III p. 305.

Further Information

Eliza Meliss

Associated Estates (3)

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
1823 [EA] - → Other

Purchased enslaved people from this estate.

1829 [EA] - 1831 [LA] → Previous owner
1817 [EA] - 1829 [EY] → Owner