Hi Susan - this is indeed wonderful, and I'm sure we can help each other if we work together here.
You mention a will in 1601? Now then, although I have recently seen published info on the pedigree of the Tayleurs, I had been going along collecting my own documents on them and I have arrived at the man I believe to be my 10th great grandfather, John Tayleur (as you say, Creswell's father) whose will I have but it is 1639, not 1601. I am sure this is the right man because he is a gent of Longdon and Meeson and Creswell is named as his son and heir in the will. At the time John drew up the will (1638) Creswell is young and only had two daughters, so John Tayleur of Roddington (who seems to marry Laetitia Skrymshire) is probably either still in the womb, or a twinkle in Cressy's eye
And yes, Cressy the first (if we can call him that?) does have a son Cressy, my 8th great grandad! From there on in they are found in the Great Bolas registers. John his brother dips into Bolas to have his first child baptised, so you're right that there is a connection between the two places. Cressy the first may have married Anne Steventon, and then later a widow, Jane Endley, but I have yet to confirm the Steventon, as it is on the IGI index and I haven't double-checked yet. The second Creswell (8th great grandad) marries a Susannah Holland firstly, but she dies and he goes on to marry an Abigail, whose surname I have yet to discover. He appears in the registers of Great Bolas, and the vicar makes a great fuss every time a child of his is baptised, calling him 'my generous patron Mr. Creswell Tayleur' etc. The vicar even lists the time of day he died!
If you want to PM me with your e-mail address - mine is (*) - we can get together on this. I am certainly interested in the Margaret Cresswell lady, because this would account for Cressy's odd name! I certainly wouldn't mind helping you to sort out your Richard
And there also seems to be 'an extra' Creswell whom I can't account for, who is in the Shrewsbury area concurrent with my lot, so we could get our heads together here.
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