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William Taylor (of Nottingham)

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William Taylor (1848- ) ironfounder and engineer.

1848 Born in Lenton, Notts, son of John Taylor, iron turner, and his wife Mary [1][2]

Educated at Beilby's Academy, Nottingham

1864 Started work for his father at John Taylor and Son, Midland Works, Nottingham.

1869 Married Jane Harris Laurence in Nottingham[3]

c.1870 became a partner in the firm

1871 Machinist, lived in Nottingham with Jane Taylor 22, John Harry Taylor 10 Months[4]

1883 of Midland Iron Works. Became an associate of I Mech E

1885 of Midland Foundry, Queen's Road, Nottingham.

1891 Railway contractor, employer, lived in Carrington, Beeston, with Jane H Taylor 42, John H Taylor 21, mechanical draughtsman, Edith A Taylor 11, Eleanor M Taylor 17, Jennie E Taylor 15, Wm Herby Taylor 11, Ernest J Taylor 12, Chas Edgar Taylor 9, Ann L Taylor 7, Fred Taylor 4, Claude Taylor 3, Walter Taylor 9 months[5]

1895 With his brother formed Taylor Brothers

c.1896 Proposed for membership of the I Mech E but it seems that the proposal was refused, despite the protest of George D. Hughes, his supporter.

1901 Member of I Mech E

1911 William Taylor 62, engineer and iron founder, railway plant, employer, lived in Stapleford, Notts, with Jane Harris Taylor 62, Edith Agnes Taylor 39, Elenora Mary Taylor 37, Jenny Elizabeth Taylor 35, Ernest Joseph Taylor 32, Claude Taylor 23, Walter Taylor 20[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. 1851 census
  3. BMD
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1891 census
  6. 1911 census
  • Mechanical Engineer Records