Samuel Okes or Oakes Taylor

No Dates


Slave-owner on St Kitts, shown in 1753 on Samuel Baker's map as owning two estates in St John Capisterre. He is known to have married Elizabeth Milliken, mother of John Taylor Milliken (q.v.) and widow of James Milliken, sometime between 1755 and 1770. He was Speaker of the House of Assembly in 1771. The Samuel Oakes Taylor who was shown as curate in St John Capisterre would have been aged 70 or more if the same man.


Laws of the Island of St. Christopher; from ... 1711 to ... 1791 pp. 128-9 and p. 131; Caribbeana Vol. II p. 38.

Further Information

Elizabeth Milliken

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
1795 [EA] - 1795 [LA] → Previous owner

Shown in the will of Ralph Willett proved 1795 as the previous owner of Bevon Island, and appearing on the 1753 Samuel Baker map against it.

1753 [EA] - 1753 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Step-father → Step-son