John Hanbury Taylor

1730 - 1781


Resident slave-owner in Jamaica, with a monument recorded in Kingston Parish Churchyard showing his death 15/02/1781 aged 51. Another John Hanbury Taylor has a monumental inscription in St Peter's churchyard, Philadelphia: 'To the memory of John Hanbury Taylor, Esq., of the Island of Jamaica, who, in Search of that health which his Native Climate Denied him, Came to Philadelphia, and there Departed this Life on the 9th day of April, 1785, Aged 25 Years. This Stone was Erected by his Affectionate Mother, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, of Kingston, in the Island of Jamaica, and points out where lay Interred in Remains of an Amiable and Virtuous Young Man, and a Pious and dutiful Son, who living, was beloved, and dead, is Universally and deservedly Deplored by all that knew him.'

'Copy release and discharge by John Hanbury Taylor of Kingston esq. and Sarah his wife (daughter of Thomas Harris) and Fortunatus D'Warris and Frances his wife (daughter of Thomas Harris) to Malcom Laing, attorney to William Philp Perrin, of all claims on Blue Mountain under the will of Thomas Harris. Consideration £700 to both parties. Dated 1 November 1766', in the Fitzherbert of Tissington Papers, D239 M/E 16493 Derbyshire record office.


James Henry Lawrence-Archer, Monumental inscriptions of the British West Indies (London, 1875) p. 154 no. 385. William White Bronson, The inscriptions in St. Peter's church yard Philadelphia (1879) p. 161.

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

Further Information

Sarah Harris
Edinburgh (Medical School) [1751 ]

Associated Estates (4)

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
1771 [EA] - 1771 [LA] → Executor

Co-executor of Daniel McQueen the mortgagee-in-possession

1780 [EA] - → Mortgagee-in-Possession
1773 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Joint owner
1781 [EA] - 1790 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Other relatives
Notes →
Their wives were...
Son → Father