Abraham Taylor

      Abraham Taylor's line may go through one of these two (likely) brothers:
Thomas Taylor who married Elizabeth Ace on 1 Feb 1675/76 at West Firle by lic. The marriage licence (31 Jan 1675/76) states that Elizabeth is "of Beddingham" which is where we know that Abraham lived after he married in 1716. The sponsors for the marriage licence were John and Thomas Taylor.
The brother John Taylor married Maria Bodge on 6 Mar 1666/67 at Beddingham.
There is also an Archdeaconry of Lewes marriage licence for a John Taylor of West Firle, and Anne Townsett of Salehurst on 27 Oct 1687 which is a possibility. It doesn't say if John Taylor is a bachelor or widower.1
Abraham Taylor married Mary Stephens, daughter of Joseph Stevens and Mary (?), on 3 May 1716 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, Mary is "of Seaford" and Abraham is "of Glind."1
The marriage of Abraham and Mary was found in the East Blatchington parish register: "Abraham Taylor of Glynde and Mary Stephens of Seaford were married May 1(?) 1716". The Sussex Marriage Index has the marriage date as 3.5.1716.
An Elias Taylor and wife Susanna Gates were the only other Taylor family in Glynde at this time (although there is a single entry for a baptism for a Susannah, daughter of John Taylor on 5.4.1723). There were no Taylors earlier than 1723 appearing in the register (checked back to 1661).
Two burials for an Abraham Taylor are recorded in the Glynde Parish Register and it is not possible to differentiate the two:
30.5.1767 buried Abraham Taylor
4.9.1767 buried Abraham Taylor
The parents of Mary Stephens are possibly Joseph Stevens (buried 6.2.1722 at Seaford) and Mary (buried 12.1.1722 at Seaford) although her baptism has not been found (see details on Joseph & Mary Stephens).
Abraham Taylor was buried in 1767 at Glynde, Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Stephens b. c 1690
Marriage*
Abraham Taylor married Mary Stephens, daughter of Joseph Stevens and Mary (?), on 3 May 1716 at East Blatchington, Sussex, England, Mary is "of Seaford" and Abraham is "of Glind."1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S26] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.