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Private Samuel Taylor  (1830...........)

Settled In New Zealand

Back To . . 58th Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
  • Born :  Jul 1829 Parish Sacombe, Hertfordshire 
  • Baptised 26 Dec 1830 
  • Where Born : Sacombe, Hertfordshire
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :  28 August 1849
  • Ship Arrived on : "Hyberabad" Left Sydney 19 Oct 1849 and arrived Auckland 2 November 1849 on the 'Louis & Miriam'.
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  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :  24 June 1848
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  • Where Enlisted : Chatham in the County of Kent
  • Date of Discharge :31 October, 1858
  • Where Discharged :New Zealand
  • Died : 11 Sep 1900
  • Where Died / Buried : :  in Swanson, New Zealand
  • Parents Names : (father John Henry Taylor, mother Eliza nee Browning
  • Spouse's Name : Eliza Jane Lawrence
  • Born :  Abt. 1831
  • Where Born :  Cornwall, UK
  • Date Arrived :
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  • Died :  15 Nov 1915 
  • Where Died / Buried : 6 Costley Street, Ponsonby, New Zealand
  • Date Married : 14 September 1854
  • Where Married : Parish of St Paul's Auckland, in the County of Eden New Zealand
  • Spouse's Parents.
  • Descendants :
    Information supplied Chris O'Sullivan Chris O'Sullivan

     

    ...... 2 Lucy TAYLOR b: 04 Jun 1856 Auckland, NZ d: Jul 1856 in Auckland area, NZ
    ...... 2 Amelia TAYLOR b: 18 Feb 1858 Auckland area, NZ d: 01 Mar 1941 in New Zealand .......... +John FOLEY b: Abt. 1858 Unknown m: Abt. 1878 in Poss Kawau island
    ...... 2 [1] Julia Ann TAYLOR b: 20 Jun 1860 Parnell, Auckland, NZ d: 17 Dec 1920 in Swanson, Auckland, NZ . +James SMITH b: 1853 Matakana, NI, NZ m: 26 Mar 1879 in Kawau Island d: 20 Dec 1897 in Swanson, NZ
    ...... *2nd Husband of [1] Julia Ann TAYLOR: .......... +Daniel O'SULLIVAN b: Bet. 1862 - 1863 Drury, Auckland, NZ m: 07 Jan 1904 in St Benedict's Church, Auckland, NZ d: in NZ
    ...... 2 Maria TAYLOR b: 1864 Auckland area, NZ d: 20 Jul 1954 in New Zealand, NZ.......... +Anthony CHRISTIAN b: Abt. 1864 Unknown m: 1884 in Poss Kawau Island
    ...... 2 Samuel George TAYLOR b: 1866 Kawau Island, NZ d: 05 Sep 1918 in Swanson, NZ .......... +Martha HIEATT b: Abt. 1866 Unknown m: 1890 in New Zealand
    ...... 2 [2] John William TAYLOR b: 22 Apr 1871 Kawau Island, NZ d: 17 Jun 1935 in New Zealand, NZ .......... +Margaret MUIRLAND b: Bet. 1875 - 1876 Avondale, New Zealand m: 15 Mar 1893 in Swanson, New Zealand d: 01 Jan 1894 in Swanson, New Zealand
    ...... *2nd Wife of [2] John William TAYLOR: .......... +Jane OSBORNE b: Abt. 1871 Unknown m: 14 Jul 1897 in Auckland area, NZ
    ...... 2 Joseph TAYLOR b: May 1872 Kawau Island, NZ d: 03 Apr 1898 in Swanson, NZ
    ...... 2 Ernest Allan TAYLOR b: 21 Feb 1875 Kawau Island, NZ Baptised: 06 Apr 1875 Kawau Island d: 22 Nov 1880 in Auckland Hospital, NZ
    ...... 2 Consuelo Florence TAYLOR b: 1878 Kawau Island, NZ d: 12 Jul 1884 in Kawau Island, NZ
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    History & Achievements :

    Samuel served in the Army for 10 years and 59 days, being discharged on .  Before marrying he lived in the Barracks at what is now the Auckland Domain.  Samuel married (Eliza Jane was also of this parish) on .  They were married by John Frederic Lloyd, witnesses John and Jane Smith.  They  went to live with Sir George Grey at Government House in Auckland on 6th October 1863.   Exactly two years later (6 Oct 1865)  Samuel, Eliza and their young family went to Kawau Island to work for Sir George, where they remained for the following 24 years. 

    Samuel was a gardener for Sir George and Eliza was a housekeeper at Mansion House.  (Sir George introduced many exotic plants and animals to the island requiring up to 17 gardeners to maintain his paradise.)

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