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Illustrated Times - Peter Taylor

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Zena Report 26 Mar 2013 08:32

I have been trying to find Peter Taylor, b 1847, St Luke, Chelsea, London. He is with his family in 1851 census and 1861 census, age 14, with his mother Elizabeth and brother Richard living at 78 Queens Road, Chelsea. I have not been able to find anything else on him - no marriage or death.
I have just come across this article in the Illustrated Times - Feb 15 1862. Publication: London, Middlesex, UK.
Text: " and in consequence of this quarrel Mr. a slipped in on the death of Dr. Noble last but this I is at an or partially and that Mr. Peter Taylor is likely to be The new writ is moved for Great vacated by the elevation..."
Can anyone please help me with what this all means - maybe my missing Peter Taylor!! Thanks


Penny Report 26 Mar 2013 08:42

Doesn't make a lot of sense!

How did you find it?
I wouldnt put money on it, it's a not uncommon name


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 26 Mar 2013 09:38

It sounds like the scrambled preview found on the GR version of the British Newspaper Archives.

I've had a quick look for London and 1862, but

a) there are over 1000 results for either Peter Taylor OR Dr Noble
b) none of the previews seem to be from the Illustrated Times.

You could try searching again on

And "register to get 15 free credits enough to view 3 pages"


ArgyllGran Report 26 Mar 2013 10:16

Just a possibility:

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 about Peter Taylor
Name: Peter Taylor
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Date of Arrival: 9 Apr 1871
Vessel: Austrian
Port of Arrival: Quebec, Quebec
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Londonderry, Ireland
Roll: C-4526

He would have been at sea at the time of the 1871 census on 2 April.

But of course he wasn't the only Peter Taylor born 1846 or 1847!

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 26 Mar 2013 10:20

illustrated times london 1862 peter taylor dr noble

(putting above on google, seems to bring up something!)

Chris :)

1851 (reference)
TAYLOR, John Head Married M 45 1806 Carpenter
Patney, Surrey
TAYLOR, Elizabeth Wife Married F 43 1808
Holborn, Middlesex
TAYLOR, William Son Unmarried M 19 1832 Carpenter
Battersea, Surrey
TAYLOR, Elizabeth Daughter Unmarried F 17 1834 Dressmaker
Chelsea, Middlesex
TAYLOR, Charles Son M 14 1837 Errand Boy
Chelsea, Middlesex
TAYLOR, Richard Son M 11 1840 Scholar
Chelsea, Middlesex
TAYLOR, Peter Son M 4 1847
Chelsea, Middlesex
Piece: 1472
Folio: 108
Page: 18
Registration District: Chelsea
Civil Parish: Chelsea
Municipal Borough:
Address: 5a, Church Street, Chelsea
County: Middlesex


ArgyllGran Report 26 Mar 2013 10:29

Also for reference:

1861 England Census about Peter Taylor
Name: Peter Taylor
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Son
Mother's name: Elizabeth Taylor
Gender: Male
Where born: Chelsea, Middlesex, England

Civil parish: Chelsea
Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch
County/Island: Middlesex
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:

View image

Registration district: Chelsea
Sub-registration district: Chelsea South
ED, institution, or vessel: 12
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 155
Piece: 31
Folio: 159
Page Number: 28
Household Members:
Name Age
Elizabeth Taylor 58
Richard Taylor 21 - Royal Engineers
Peter Taylor 14 - Office Boy
Sarah Vandicomb 52
Emma Vandicomb 16


ArgyllGran Report 26 Mar 2013 10:34

Richard continued in the Royal Engineers.
Mother Elizabeth probably died. There are several Elizabeth Taylors who died in Chelsea or St Luke between 1861 and 1871.

The 1871 Census
is provided in
association with:
1871 England Census about Richard Taylor
Name: Richard Taylor
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Amelia Taylor
Gender: Male
Where born: Chelsea, Middlesex, England
Civil parish: Aldershot
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England
Registration district: Farnham
Sub-registration district: Frimley
ED, institution, or vessel: Royal Engineers and Royal Engineer Department
Household schedule number: 1
Piece: 819
Folio: 94
Page Number: 31
Household Members:
Name Age
Richard Taylor 31
Amelia Taylor 28
Eva Shillington 11
John Cock 31
Thomas Morris 22
George Smith 29
Henry Trissell 25
Thomas Dixon 15
Robert Ingram 15
Frederick Algar 27
Thomas Arthur 31
Henry Batcock 38
John Balcock 37
John Birmey 28
William H Bones 25
Wallie Bowditch 20
Charles Boyall 22
William Burns 21
Charles Cheater 22
Joseph Childs 27
James Connell 35
James Cross 23


ArgyllGran Report 26 Mar 2013 10:39

Elizabeth Taylor deaths in Chelsea:

Deaths Sep 1861 (>99%)
Taylor Elizabeth Chelsea 1a 110

Deaths Mar 1863 (>99%)
TAYLOR Elizabeth Chelsea 1a 150
TAYLOR Elizabeth Louisa Chelsea 1a 136

Deaths Mar 1864 (>99%)
TAYLOR Elizabeth Chelsea 1a 208

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 26 Mar 2013 12:10

Name: Richard Taylor (Corporal Royal Engineers)
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Age: 29
Spouse Name: Amelia Sophia Bentley
Spouse Age: 26
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 12 Jan 1869
Parish: Haverstock Hill Holy Trinity
Borough: Camden
Father Name: John Taylor (Carpenter)
Spouse Father Name: George Bentley (Stationer)
Register Type: Parish Register
(Richard address, 4, Hawley Crescent, witnesses, George Bentley, Elizabeth Taylor)

(not seeing Peter!)

Chris :)


Zena Report 27 Mar 2013 02:16

Hi Chris
Wow, where did you find this!
Many thanks for your time researching for me. I am interested in the marriage of Richard & Amelia Sophia Bentley. This is my gr gr grandparents. I have a marriage for them but it is a little different than yours. The place, date of marriage and witnesses are different to what I have.
Marriage solemnized at Ballysax Church in the Parish of Ballysax in the County of Kildare.
When married: 30th October 1869. Name: Richard Taylor, Full Age: Bachelor,(Corporal in Royal Engineers). Residence at time of marriage: Curragh Camp, Parish of Ballysax, Parish of St. .........., London N.W. Fathers Name: John Taylor. (Builder). Witnesses: James Church & Sarah Church
Amelia Bentley, full age, spinster, Father: George Bentley,( Stationer)
Where can I get a copy of this.
Cheers Zena


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Mar 2013 03:05


what sometimes happened with soldiers was that they married .......... but they had done it without getting the permission of their superiors.

When that happened, they had to get married again, but this time with permission