Mark Taylor was born in Bristol in about 1797 and passed away in Ledbury, Herefordshire in 1879. Charlotte Lewis was also born in Bristol in about 1804, she passed away at the home of her eldest son, James, in Coleford, Monmouthshire in 1888. Mark and Charlotte were probably married in about 1823-1824 and had at least 11 children and 50 grandchildren.
Family tree: Mark Taylor (1797-1879) and Charlotte Lewis (1804-1888)
Ernest Henry Taylor was born in the Pebbles, Washford, Somerset in 1899 and christened in St Andrew’s Church, Old Cleeve on 2 June 1899. He was known as Ernie and was the oldest son of Samuel Henry Taylor (1876-1950) and Mary Nicholas Stevens (1874-1952). Ernie joined the army during the great war and died in 1918 in Flanders at the age of 19.
Samuel Taylor was born at 10 Brick Street, Bristol on 17 February 1848, and was the youngest of Mark and Charlotte Taylor’s (nee’ Lewis) nine known children1. He was baptised at St Philip and Jacob, Bristol on 5 March 18482. In 1851 he was recorded as 3 years old and still living at 10 Brick Street3. By 1861 the family had moved to 9 Bread Street, Bristol. Samuel was recorded in the census as a 14 years old scholar4.