John Taylor Shoe maker 1785- 1833.

John Taylor was baptised in St. Mary’s, Uttoxeter on 27 April 1785 and was the eldest son of John and Hannah Taylor.

Baptisms of the children of John and Hannah Taylor

  1. Elizabeth 14 June 1784
  2. John 27 April 1785
  3. Samuel 18 Oct 1789
  4. Hannah 4 Mar 1792
  5. Dorothy 2 Feb 1794
  6. Joseph 29 Jan 1797
  7. Thomas 24 Sept 1800

The Parish Registers of St. Mary, Uttoxeter do not have any marriage for him and no children were baptised to him. But they have his burial on 17 Dec 1833 Age 47 [DOB 1786]

Registered wills and original wills, administrations and inventories, 1494-1860, and, act books, 1532-1638 for Diocese of Lichfield Episcopal Consistory Court has an entry for John Taylor of Uttoxeter 23 April 1834. His Will of 9 Dec 1833 reveals that he was a Shoe manufacturer  in the High Street and leaves everything to his brother Joseph.

Index to Death Duty Registers 1796-1903 Ref. Nat. Arch. IR27/231 shows that Probate for John Taylor deceased, was to Joseph Taylor of Uttoxeter but there is no value of the estate.

John Taylor was a shoe maker, and was paid by the Uttoxeter Overseers for both repairing shoes and supplying new shoes for the Paupers. He was also was paid for Bristles, Hemp and wax.  The pay for soling and heeling a pair of girl’s shoes on 11 Feb 1832 was 1 shilling and 10d whereas, new shoes for James Bett’s wife on 12 March 1832 were 6 shillings. Presumably the price was according to size as Joseph Harper’s son’s new shoes were 8 shillings on 17 March 1832

John Taylor presumably took over the business from his Father as John Taylor senior was also a shoemaker according to the 1791 Universal Directory of Britain, and he appears to be buried in St. Mary’s, Uttoxeter on 11 Oct 1812. His marriage licence also records him as a shoe maker age 40, when he married Hannah Smith age 21, from Tamworth on 24 Feb 1783 at St. Mary’s, Uttoxeter.  Hannah was buried 18 Oct 1827 in St. Mary’s, Uttoxeter.


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