Simon Taylor of London

???? - 1828


London merchant, son of Robert Taylor (senior) of Ember Court who left to his son Simon his counting house in Billiter Court.

  1. Administration of the will of Simon Taylor of Farley [sic] Street Cavendish Square was granted 15/10/1828 to his brother Robert as curator and guardian of the residuary legatees. In the will, headed Billliter Court November 11th 1825, he left his mother and sole executrix Margaret Ann £5000 and the income from his property for life, with that property on her death to go to the children of his [the testator's] brother Robert Taylor and sister Jean Ann Sullivan, the wife of Sir Charles Sullivan bart. He instructed his mother to give £100 to All Souls Oxford, and commended to his mother the advice of Francis Robertson and for West India affairs Patrick Maxwell Stewart. In a codicil of the same date he provided that if his brother Robert or Messrs Chrystie and Simpson of Kingston wanted to continue his business, the should pay a principal sum or annual amount to reflect the goodwill to his mother, with the approval of Robertson and Stewart. [His mother provided an affidavit covering the discovery of the will at her house in Harley Street].


  1. PROB 11/1747/139.

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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
- 1828 [EY] → Creditor

In the compensation process, a successful counterclaim was made for Joppa etc by Robert Taylor, as 'Administrator with the will annexed of Simon Taylor Holder of various securities for £51,958 18s 8d', versus the original claim of Eleanor Jopp, James Jopp and John Barnes, as executors and devisees in trust of Keith Jopp. Administration of the will of Simon Taylor of London has been granted to his brother Robert Taylor, strongly suggesting that the Simon Taylor of the compensation claim was Simon Taylor of London rather than Simon Taylor of Jamaica.

1823 [SY] - 1828 [EY] → Joint owner

Simon Taylor was originally co-owner as with his brother Robert Taylor of London and his sister Jean Ann Sullivan under the will of their father Robert Taylor of Ember Court (d. 1823) as tenants-in-common. The estate was sold at some point between 1826 and 1829.

1823 [SY] - 1828 [EY] → Joint owner

Until his death in 1828, Simon Taylor of London was co-owner with his brother Robert Taylor and his sister Jean Ann Sullivan under the will of their father Robert Taylor of Ember Court (d. 1823) as tenants-in-common. By c. 1832 Robert Taylor appears to have been sole owner, and he was awarded the compensation payments for the estate.

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

West India Dock Co.
Dock Company  
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Advertisement by West India Dock Co. of an EGM to elect two new directors in place of William Mitchell and Simon Taylor, both...
Bank of England
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Member of Court of Directors...

Relationships (6)

Executor → Testator
Brother → Sister
First Cousins
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Harley Street, London, Middlesex, London, England