Richard Taylor

 

 

 The Taylor Family

 

               

 

Descendants of Richard Taylor

[Abbreviated for the web]

Generation No. 3

1. Richard3 Taylor (Andrew2, John1) was born Abt. 1653 in Southern Branch, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., VA, and died June 29, 1734 in Norfolk Co., VA [Inventory date]1. He married <Unnamed> Abt. 1673 in Norfolk Co., VA. She was born Abt. 1653, and died Bef. 1734 in Norfolk Co., VA.

Notes for Richard Taylor: In 1713, listed in the deed books of Norfolk was a deed for John Taylor and wife Judith. The deed mentions sons John, Thomas and Jonas. Richard Taylor was a witness to the document. The abstract reads: Norfolk Co., VA, Deed Book 9, Page 261, date of deed 17 July 1713, date recorded 17 July 1713, John Taylor and wife Judith Taylor of the Southern Branch precinct of Elizabeth River Parish of Norfolk Co., VA, to John Taylor, residence not stated, for natural affection and love for out natural son, John Taylor, the plantation whereon I now live after my and my wife's decease or if she marry, she to have her third of the land. If John died without issue land to son Thomas Taylor. If Thomas should died without issue, land to son Jonas Taylor. In the meantime, I deliver unto my son's possession, a small neck of land lying between the plantation where I now live on and a small creek and (George Balentine) to ..., signed John Taylor (mark), Judith Taylor (mark), wit. Richard Taylor, Richard Nash, Jno. Portlock. [Research Note: Mark of this John is same as mark for John in another deed registered on the same day.]

In the same year, 1713 as the deed above listed, his father Richard. And also John Taylor mentions his brother Richard, his brother's son Richard, which he states is his cousin, and also he mentions his next brother Thomas, and the next William and the next John and the next after that is Edward. The way this is written it leaves one to assume that the order of birth may be the same as the order of the list.

Norfolk Co., VA, Deed book 9, page 261, date of deed 17 July 1713, date recorded 17 July 1713, John Taylor, the aged, of Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., VA to my loving brother, Richard Taylor, same parish and county, deed of gift, whereas my deceased father, Richard Taylor, late of this county, deceased, did give and bequeath in his last will and testament to my brother, Richard, 75 acres that he is now in possession of, I give unto my (cousin) after the death of his father, I mean Richard Taylor, son of my brother, Richard Taylor. If Richard should die without issue, land to next brother, Thomas Taylor. If Thomas should died without issue, land to the next brother, Wm. Taylor. If William should die without issue, land to the next brother, Jno. Taylor. If John should die without issue, land to the next brother, Edward. Signed John Taylor (mark), wit. Edward Davis, Alexander Ballentine, Jno. Portlock. (Note land was willed to Sr. Richard, who is in possession of land but does not have legal deed. This deed is to clear legal title to make ownership of land as intended by John Taylor's father, Richard. Mark of this John is same as mark for John in another deed registered on the same day.)

Norfolk County Deed Book 10, page 261, date of deed 3 July 1713, John Taylor and wife Judith Taylor of the Southern Branch Precinct, of the Elizabeth River Parish, for love and affection for our natural son, John Taylor, plantation whereon I now live after my & my wife's decease or if she marry, she to have her third of the land, if son John should die without heirs, land would descend to son Thomas Taylor and then James Taylor (possibly Jonas Taylor). Also mention of another name that could have been James or Jonas. In the meantime "I deliver unto my son's possession a small neck of land lying between the plantation I now live on and a small creek and George Balentine", Wit. Richard Taylor, Richard (RN) Nash, Jno. Portlock.

Norfolk Co., VA, Deed Book 12, page 5, appraisement of Richard Taylor, dec'd, 29 June 1734 by order of court on 17 May 1734, various live stock, (?) cooper tools, various household furniture. (Research Note: Difficult to read.).

Children of Richard Taylor and <Unnamed> are:

i. Edward4 Taylor, b. Norfolk Co., VA.

2. ii. Thomas Taylor, b. Abt. 1674, Western Branch Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., VA; d. March 19, 1746/47, Norfolk Co., VA [Will Date].

3. iii. Richard Taylor, b. Abt. 1677, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., VA; d. September 26, 1729, Norfolk Co., VA [Will Date].

4. iv. William Taylor, Sr., b. 1680, Norfolk Co., VA; d. October 1794, Pitt County, North Carolina.

5. v. John Taylor, b. Abt. 1685, Southern Branch of Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., VA; d. Aft. 1762, Norfolk Co., VA.

6. vi. Peter Taylor, b. Abt. 1695, Western Branch of Eliza River, Norfolk County, VA; d. November 1752, Western Branch of Eliza River, Norfolk County, VA. [Will Date].

7. Jacob Taylor

 [This is the older William Taylor who made this deed because he mentioned his son Simon and he called Jacob his brother: 1748-1763, Vol. 3, Page 312 5 Dec. 1755, William Taylor, Beaufort Co. planter, to my son, Simon Taylor "for the love and affection" all that tract William bought from Jacob Taylor 100 acres in Beaufort Co. on south side of Beaver Dam Branch "which I bought of my brother Jacob Taylor" (1737 patent), signed Wm. Taylor (I), wit. Isaac Buck, Jacob Taylor, Isaac Buck, Jr.] 

 

 

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