Maria Taylor

???? - 1822


Sister of Martha Taylor and Sir Simon Richard Brissett Taylor (both of whom q.v.), daughter of Sir John Taylor and Dame Elizabeth Goodin Taylor. Declared lunatic c. 1822. She left £120,000 at death.

  1. Administration of the will of Maria Taylor formerly of Twickenham but late of Alpha Road Regents Park granted 11/11/1829. In the will made in 1818 she made bequests of specific personal items to relatives, and left her moiety (half) of the Lysson's estate in Jamaica to her mother Dame Elizabeth Goodin Taylor for life and then to the children of her sister Anna Susanna Watson Taylor. Similarly, she left the house at Twickenham to her mother for life and then to her cousin John Malcolm. She made her mother her residuary devisee and sole executrix.


W.D. Rubinstein Who were the rich? A biographical directory of British wealth-holders Vol. 1 1809-1839 (2009) p. 206, reference 1823/22, which gives her as 'Mary'. The entry shows a death date of 27/07/1822. As noted above, letters of administration for Maria Taylor's will (made 30/01/1818) were granted in 1829.

  1. PROB 11/1763/174.

Further Information

Wealth at death

Associated Estates (2)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Tenant-for-life
- 1822 [LA] → Joint owner

Her will made in 1818 showed her bequeathing a moiety of the estate; the Slave Registers suggest she was tenant-for-life with her mother for 2/8ths.

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Mother
Daughter → Father

Addresses (2)

Twickenham, Surrey, South-east England, England
Alpha Road, Regents Park, London, Middlesex, London, England