Sir John Taylor 1st Bart.

1745 - 1786


Husband of Elizabeth Goodin Haughton and brother of Simon Taylor of Jamaica (both of whom q.v.), and son of Patrick Tailzour and Martha Taylor of Jamaica. The bulk of his slave-property appears to have come through his marriage, his brother Simon having inherited the bulk of their own family estates. The Lyssons estate however seems to to have descended to Simon and John Taylor from their father. Sir John Taylor died on a visit to Jamaica in 1786 aged 41.

  1. Will of Sir John Taylor [late of Hill Street Berkeley Square but now] of the island of Jamaica proved 03/05/1787. He left his [leasehold] house in Hill street to his wife for life. He left an annuity of £100 p.a. to his 'good friend' Charles Smith of Bristol. He entailed his Jamaica property other than the late property of his wife and other than his Hanover estates in trust for his son Simon Richard Brissett Taylor for life. He left £20,000 to the daughters of his deceased sister Anna Graham, and £10,000 each to his own daughters.


Monumental Inscriptions Jamaica Port Royal.

  1. PROB 11/1153/27

Further Information

Elizabeth Goodin Haughton

Associated Estates (8)

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
- 1786 [EY] → Owner
1799 [EA] - → Previous owner
- 1786 [EY] → Owner
1799 [EA] - → Previous owner
1781 [EA] - 1786 [LA] → Joint owner
1781 [EA] - 1782 [LA] → Owner
1781 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Owner

Owner by virtue of his marriage to Elizabeth Goodin Haughton

1781 [EA] - 1784 [LA] → Owner

Owner by virtue of his marriage in 1778 to Elizabeth Goodin Haughton (q.v.)

Legacies Summary

Cultural (2)

Sir John Taylor and his Family, painting by Daniel Gardner, [c. 1784] sold at Christies London 13/06/2001.... 
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'The present picture is one of Gardner's most ambitious and largest undertakings in bodycolour. Sir John Taylor was the second son of Patrick Tailzour, who emigrated from Borrowdale, near...
Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, called Parmigianino (1503–1540) The Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene, c. 1535–40 Oil on paper, laid on panel, 75.5 x... 
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Relationships (9)

Father → Son
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Father → Daughter
Father → Daughter
Husband → Wife
Son → Father
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (1)

Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London, Middlesex, London, England