Helen Wilson Tayler

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Born 15/06/1814 and baptised 15/05/1822 in Manchester, Jamaica, daughter of Thomas Weir Tayler (owner of Auchenbeddie estate in Manchester) and Sarah Church (daughter of Mr Henry Church and an enslaved woman named Elizabeth Lloyd and manumitted as an infant).

At some point between June 1817 and June 1820, Sarah Church bought six enslaved people from Thomas Weir Tayler, who had been in possession of them as guardian and trustee of Elizabeth Tayler and Margaret Tayler. Sarah registered the enslaved people as co-owner with her children William Mortimer Tayler, Henry Church Tayler, Elizabeth Mortimer Tayler, Margaret Weir Tayler, George Tayler, Helen Tayler, Ann Maitland Tayler and Sarah Tayler. She signed the register herself. By 1832, four more boys had been born and Sarah Church registered ownership of ten enslaved people as owner and guardian.

With her mother and seven siblings, Helen Wilson Tayler inherited Auchenbeddie on the death of her father c. 1829. She appears in her father's will as Eleanor.


See estate information for http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/estate/view/19695.

Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

Details from the parish records and slave registers are available at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/r/Reht.htm.

We are grateful to Misha Ewen for her assistance with compiling this entry.

Associated Claims (1)

£215 16s 5d

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
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Trust beneficiary

Relationships (14)

Natural Daughter → Mother
Natural Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother
Half-sister → Half-brother
Half-sister → Half-brother
Sister → Brother