Simon Taylor

1796 - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Merchant in Kingston Jamaica, partner in Simpson Taylor (q.v.) awarded the compensation for Pleasant Hill in Port Royal, Constant Spring, Ramble Pen and New York in St Ann, and two awards in Kingston all as owner-in-fee, plus the compensation for an estate in St David as trustee.

  1. Simon Taylor in Pleasant Hill Jamaica, son of John Taylor of Kirktonhill, died Kingston Jamaica  01/11/1838. Margaret M'Call, daughter of the Glasgow Virginia merchant George M'Call, married John Taylor of Kirktonhill.

  2. John Taylor was the cousin of Simon Taylor, the major Jamaica planter, and established himself as a merchant and slave-trader in Jamaica in the 1790s. The Simon Taylor of this award appears most likely to have been the Simon John Taylor had with his wife Mary [sic] McCall in 1796, rather than his natural son of the same name.

Sources

Port Royal no. 5; St Ann nos. 42, 43 (both Ramble) 58 (Constant Spring), and 68 (New York); Kingston nos. 1801 and 1802; St David no. 143. T71/1606 letter from Simon Taylor 17/09/1835 Kirktonhill: dates of payment, 'I shall not go to London until I ascertain the time at which the money in Exchequer Bills can be granted. 'Be so good as let me know when the Simon Taylor will sail for Jamaica'. NDO4/3 Simon Taylor of Kingston at present in Great Britain.

  1. David Dodson, Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857 p. 137; John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell, The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry (2nd edn., Glasgow, James MacLehose & Sons, 1878) XI. Belvidere House; Daniel Livesay, 'Children of Uncertain Fortune: mixed-race migration from the West Indies to Britain 1750-1820', Ph.D Dissertation University of Michigan 2010, #http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/77875/1/livesay_1.pdf# [Accessed 27/05/2012]

p. 262


Further Information

Absentee?
Transatlantic
Occupation
West India merchant

Associated Claims (8)

£19 10S 10D
Awardee (Assignee)
£39 1S 8D
Awardee
£5,094 6S 0D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£5,489 5S 7D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,451 7S 7D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,141 5S 4D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£516 6S 6D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,808 16S 3D
Awardee (Trustee)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Name partner
Simpson, Taylor & Co.
West India merchant  
 

Addresses (3)

Kirktonhill, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland
Kingston, Jamaica
Kirktonhill, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Central Scotland, Scotland