Robert Taylor (Senior) of Ember Court

Partnership Role

Simpson, Taylor & Co.

West India merchant (Colonial - Caribbean)


NB Although this is highly likely to have been Robert Taylor (senior) of Ember Court as partner in Hibbert, Taylors and Simpson (and his son Robert Taylor (b. c. 1793) was perhaps too young to have been a partner in 1817), there were also other Robert Taylors connected with Jamaica at this time, notably Robert Taylor of Kirktonhill (d. 1857) and Robert Taylor of Broomland near Dumfries (d. 1841).

Firm Notes

Continuation of Hibbert, Taylors & Simpson (q.v.).

  1. Dissolution of co-partnership of Taylors and Simpson of Kingston Jamaica merchants took place 31/12/1817: William Taylor, Robert Taylor, James Simpson

  2. The co-partnership of Simpson, Taylor & Co., dissolved 31/12/1833 by mutual consent. Signed by James Simpson, Simon Taylor, Wm Chrystie at Kingston Jamaica 19/3/1834.

  3. The partnership of William Chrystie, James Porteous and James Carson was dissolved 31/12/1843.

Firm Sources

  1. London Gazette 17386 8/8/1818 p. 1424

  2. London Gazette 19160 3/6/1834 p. 1006

  3. London Gazette 20395 18/10/1844 p. 3574