TAYLOR – Joseph 2nd Dragoon Guards

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NameTAYLOR – Joseph
Regiment (s)2nd Dragoon Guards
Regiment Number (s) 326
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd September 1829 / 19 years / Bolton Lancashire England
Weaver
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
6 Ft 1¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Light / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service24 years 55 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th November 1853 / Royal Barracks Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Rochdale Lancashire England
Pension Districts1853 1st Manchester
1858-1878 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3d per diem for 12½ years service for Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1810 Castleton Rochdale Lancashire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FOX Maria death certificate Maria Calvert in Will papers
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeTAYLOR Maria b 1840 Ireland
M GALLAGHER Peter 1859 Fremantle WA (Edwin Fox)
M CALVERT John 1874 Fremantle WA (Corona)
D 19 August 1908 Swan Street North Fremantle
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
P17 Swan Street North Fremantle 1 acre 24 perches
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Western Mail Saturday 14 May 1892 page 17 Death of Mary Taylor
The West Australian Saturday 22 August 1908 page 12 Death of Maria Calvert nee Taylor
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th November 1878 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
7th May 1892 Fremantle Lunatic Asylum
Will or ProbateCons 3458/1908/152 and Cons 3458/1908/153
On 1 November 1878 Joseph Taylor made a will bequeathing to his ‘beloved daughter Mary Calvert wife of John Calvert’ his cottage and grant P No 17 situated at North Fremantle with all buildings thereon, furniture and everything I possess. He named Major Finnerty as her trustee but did not name an executor.
It was not until after the death of Maria Calvert on 19 August 1908 that his only grandchild Mary Ann Mullins only living child of Maria Calvert, wife of Patrick Mullins applied for letters of administration for both Joseph and Maria.
The value of the estate was £450.
Further InformationDischarge due to a rupture on the left side contracted in April 1850 on a march from Glasgow to York
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Joseph Taylor Private 326 Location Edinburgh and Sheffield
1851 Joseph Taylor Private 326 Location York
1851 Census HO 107/2355/604/3 North Riding Yorkshire
Joseph Taylor unmarried no age given Private Soldier born Castleton Lancashire this does not tally with the information on Maria Calvert’s death certificate as to her birth
Joseph Taylor’s wife was admitted to the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum as on 7 January 1868 SO of pensioners forwarded the sum of £2/8/3 ½ as maintenance for the months of November and December.
On 5 August 1874 His Excellency the Governor advised the Staff office of Pensioners that Joseph Taylor was to be relieved of the cost of maintenance for his wife in the Lunatic Asylum.