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Technical Help / Re: find my past subscription confusion
« on: Thursday 18 October 18 09:52 BST (UK)  »
If you go to the website Genealogy Discount one month subs to FindMyPast are being advertised.

Technical Help / Re: find my past subscription confusion
« on: Wednesday 17 October 18 19:38 BST (UK)  »
When I mentioned this On Twitter I received a reply from FindMyPast saying to contact them and say that I wanted a subscription for just one month. It is worth a try.

Midlothian / Re: Sarah Falconer / John Taylor M.A. rector Musselburgh Grammar School
« on: Thursday 11 October 18 09:58 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for your help. I am certain that Graham Taylor was the son of Monkhouse Graham Taylor.
 So, am now confident for that to go on the database.

Midlothian / Re: Sarah Falconer / John Taylor M.A. rector Musselburgh Grammar School
« on: Wednesday 10 October 18 09:27 BST (UK)  »
The coordinator of the database for the Friends of Newport and Carisbrooke cemeteries has sent me the details of the newspaper article mentioning John Taylor

Fife Herald Thurs 23 Dec 1875

Drowned in the river Orell, New Zealand, on the 30th of last August, William Graham Taylor, 3rd son of the late Lt Col John Taylor, HEICS, Bengal at one time resident in St Andrews.

So, I think that answers the question as to what happened to William Graham Taylor. It also proves that the man who died on the Isle of Wight was the son of Monkhouse Graham Taylor.

Midlothian / Re: Sarah Falconer / John Taylor M.A. rector Musselburgh Grammar School
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 12:11 BST (UK)  »
The info I have on Graham Taylor is as follows.

From Army Record. Graham Taylor b 2/8/1830 New Amersterdam, Berbice. (Guyana) Find My Past

From Army record. 53rd Reg. Married Catherine Nash London 1860. It was entered into the records in 1860. FindMyPast

Another Army record. Graham Taylor 53rd Foot m Catherine Nash 10/11/1859 London. FindMyPast

From typed record on Family Search. Same marriage names and dates. No regiment details. Also father's names John Nash and Monkhouse Graham Taylor.

There are records for an officer named Monkhouse Graham Taylor. He served in four different regiments. He was in the 78th when Graham was born in 1830. This regiment was stationed in Sri Lanka 1826 to 1838. So, could Graham have been born when his mother, Maria, was making the journey out or back?

1841 Census. Lancashire
Monkhouse G Taylor 48 Occupation Army
Maria Taylor 40
Graham Taylor 10 Born in "Foreign Parts"

Monkhouse died Kent 1860. Beneficiary Graham Taylor. Maria died Kent 1858.

10/4/1848 Graham became an ensign with the 53rd
13/12/49 to 28/5/1858 India. Served in the Second Sikh War and the Mutiny. Mentioned in Dispatches.
5/7/1861 to 26/9/1861 Served with the 47th in Canada
27/9/1861 Exchange with the 49th
1861 to 1865 49th in Uk and Dublin
1865 to Jan 1875 reg in India (1871 Graham Taylor in Poona)

There does appear to be records for Graham Taylor on Ancestry for Canada. But I cannot access them.

I am not convinced there is enough evidence to link Graham Taylor to William Graham Taylor. I am wondering if the newspaper article is a coincidence.

Midlothian / Re: Sarah Falconer / John Taylor M.A. rector Musselburgh Grammar School
« on: Monday 08 October 18 09:49 BST (UK)  »
Sorry, me again. Did your William Graham Taylor by any chance die in NZ at the end of 1875? If so,
the extra newspaper article could refer to that. I will send you a PM with the link.

Midlothian / Re: Sarah Falconer / John Taylor M.A. rector Musselburgh Grammar School
« on: Monday 08 October 18 09:37 BST (UK)  »
On the newspaper archives there are various reports of Graham Taylor's death in 1875. Most of these are for April. There is a report in the Fife Herald for 23/12/1875. This refers to the death describing him as the third son of the late Lt Col John Taylor HEIC Bengal. I cannot see all of it as my subscription does not cover it. It does go on to say resident at St Andrews, Winchester and Canterbury.

I do have some concerns as the service record for Graham Taylor states that he was born in Berbice (Guiana) 2 Aug 1830. His baptism record mentioning John and Sarah says Meerut Nov 1830. On Family Search someone has connected Graham Taylor's marriage to another officer. On the Army's marriage record it does say 53rd Regiment. So this is "my" man. I could take the easy option and produce a report showing Graham Taylor's military achievements. It would be long just with this as he joined the army in  1848 and stayed until 1875. A large part of this time he was on active service. He went to Canada as well. I wonder if anyone has a copy of the actual marriage licence? That would state the name of the groom's father. I have not been able to find a newspaper announcement for the wedding which might have helped.

Thank you for replying. As I said I do have some doubts about Major Graham Taylor's parents. When I found the New Zealand connection to his mother I did wonder.

Midlothian / Re: Sarah Falconer / John Taylor M.A. rector Musselburgh Grammar School
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 17:30 BST (UK)  »
This post is a few months old but hopefully someone will notice my post.

John and Sarah's son (William) Graham Taylor is buried at Carisbrooke Cemetery on the Isle of Wight. His regiment was at Parkhurst Barracks when he died following a riding accident. The Friends of Newport and Carisbrooke Cemeteries ( have two related projects. One being to tidy the cemetery and record the headstones. The second to create a database giving details of the people buried there including newspaper reports about inquests and funerals along with some basic biographical information. I am currently doing the research for Graham Taylor. There is so much information about him and his family I am going to have to do some serious editing! I already have details of his parents' marriage. Please could someone tell me where the details posted by tidyboooks comes from? You have confirmed my suspicions that John and Sarah were some how related. Thank you

Isle of Man Lookup Requests / Re: Braddan Parish Registers. Sinclair marriage 1816
« on: Friday 14 September 18 13:20 BST (UK)  »
Thank you

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