- Born: Cir 1624, Norfolk County, Virginia or Carlisle, Cumberland, England
- Marriage (1): Sarah Ann Cornett about 1664 in North Farnham, Rappahannock, Virginia
- Marriage (2): Margaret Manning about 1657 in Julian Creek, Norfolk County, Virginia
- Died: 2 Jul 1678, Tappahannock, Rappahannock, Virginia at age 54
- Buried: 2 Jul 1678, Old Rappahannock, Virginia
Sources: Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: Ancestral File (TM) Publication: June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998 Repository: Name: Family History Library Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA "Holbrook & Allied Families" Thu Feb 07, 2002 Contact: Carrie Holbrook URL: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=holbrook Sources: From "WORD" document sent by Ron Taylor 2001. "John Taylor 1478 to Ron Taylor 2000" From: Ron Taylor I. Richard Taylor born 1625 in England was Headright of Edward Walker who claimed 900 acres of land in Northumberland Co. September 20, 1650 to transport himself and seventeen others. From: Dodge, Robert Robert Dodge URL: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:898527 Imported: 09 March 2002. NOTE: Richard Taylor was Headright of Edward Walker who claimed 900 acres of land in Northumberland Co.to support himself and 17 others in Oct 1650 - "Log Cabins" p.44 The "Headright" system was set up to encourage colonists to come to Virginia. If richer people could sponsor others for 3 years; i.e. ship's fare, provisions, and a piece of land for a home in Virginia they were given large tracts of land. Many of the first settlers died because of fever and disease in the swampy lowlands by the coast so Virginia was dubed the "Death State" and people were afraid to come. Those who moved inland and survived usually became wealthy plantation owners. The Taylors from John's family were among these early settlers who prospered. They also owned ships and other businesses. Name: Richard TAYLOR Given Name: Richard Surname: Taylor Sex: M Note: AUTH: North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia AUTH: Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [Fields2.FTW] Richard Taylor bought his land in old Rappahannock County, Virginia on May 1, 1671. I have no proof that this Richard Taylor was the son of Richard Taylor, the Ancient Planter, who arrived in Jamestown, Virginia on the "Mary Margaret" in 1608, but the indications are that he was. Another branch of our family published the line as such, and I have accepted that premise as being factual.
Richard married Sarah Ann Cornett about 1664 in North Farnham, Rappahannock, Virginia. (Sarah Ann Cornett was born about 1645 in Virginia and died on 23 Mar 1687-1688 in Old Rappahannock, Virginia.)
Richard next married Margaret Manning about 1657 in Julian Creek, Norfolk County, Virginia. (Margaret Manning was born in 1644 in Julian Creek, Norfolk County, Virginia, died in Aug 1679 in Julian Creek, Norfolk County, Virginia and was buried in Aug 1679 in Julian Creek, Norfolk County, Virginia.)