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John Edward 
Taylor
1791 - 1844


John Edward 
Taylor
, Newspaper proprietor (1841). He had a "shock of red hair". Founder and first editor (until his death) of the Manchester Guardian. His first wife was a cousin. Quaker. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/PRguardian.htm John Taylor educated his son at his own school and when he was old enough, was sent to Daventry Academy. This was followed by employment with a company owned by John Shuttleworth, a Manchester cotton merchant. Taylor was a supporter of Joseph Lancaster and the monitorial school that he opened in Manchester. In 1810 Taylor became secretary of the committee that ran the school. Taylor also joined the Literary and Philosophical Society and in 1813 visited Leigh Hunt, the editor of The Examiner, who had been imprisoned for an article criticizing the Prince Regent. After the Peterloo Massacre, the government responded to the events at St. Peter's Field by passing the Six Acts. Taylor was radicalized by these events and felt that the Manchester Gazette did not accurately record the outrage that the people felt about what happened at St. Peter's Fields. Taylor's political friends agreed and it was decided to form their own newspaper. Eleven men, all involved in the textile industry, raised £1,050 for the venture. It was decided to call the newspaper the Manchester Guardian. John Edward Taylor was chosen as editor and Jeremiah Garnett was recruited as a printer and reporter. Garnett had worked for the Tory newspaper, Manchester Chronicle and had been their reporter at the Peterloo Massacre. Although Garnett had his reporter's notebook confiscated by a special constable, he was still able to write a full description of what happened. Charles Wheeler, disapproved of Garnett's account and refused to print his article. Garnett resigned in protest and had been working in Huddersfield until Taylor brought him back to Manchester. Although no other journalists were to be employed on the newspaper, Archibald Prentice and John Shuttleworth agreed to supply weekly articles. ------- The new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) records: "Taylor, John Edward (1791-1844), newspaper editor, was born at Ilminster, Somerset, on 11 September 1791. His father was the Revd John Taylor (1753-1817), who came of a Lancashire farming family and was educated at Stand grammar school, near Manchester; his mother was born Mary Scott (1751/2-1793), daughter of a linen manufacturer of Milborne Port, Dorset. ---------- Taylor died of a chronic inflammation of the throat at his home, Beech Hill, Cheetham, on 6 January 1844, and was buried on 13 January."[4] [Biography by Geoffrey Taylor, Copyright Oxford University Press]

Born: Ilminster, , , England 11th Sep 1791 Baptised: Quaker chapel, Ilminster, , , England 11th Sep 1791
Died: Beech(am) Hill, Cheetham, Manchester, England 6th Jan 1844 Buried:
Family:
Taylor

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
John Edward 
Taylor
(
Scott
,
Boyce
) 1791 - 1844
2.
Rev. John 
Taylor
(
Scott
) 1752 - 1817
4.
John 
Taylor
(
?
) 1719 - 1776
5.
3.
Mary 
Scott
(
Taylor
) 1751 - 1793
6.
John 
Scott
(
Russell
) 1721 - 1774
7.
Mary 
Russell
(
Scott
) 1719 - 1787

Siblings


1.
Mary Ann 
Taylor
(
Scott
) 1789 - 1875

Spouses



1. St. Thomas, Portsmouth, Hants., England 4th May 1824
Sophia Russell 
Scott
(
Taylor
) 1793 - 1832
2. Tiverton, , , England 1st Jun 1836
Harriet Acland 
Boyce
(
Taylor
) 1802 - 1845

Descendants
[ Options ]

a.
Sophia Russell 
Scott
(
Taylor
) 1793 - 1832
1.
Russell Scott 
Taylor
(
Acland
) 1825 - 1848
1a.
Emily Maria 
Acland
(
Taylor
) 1826 - post 1848
1.1.
Emily Acland 
Taylor
1848 - 1848
2.
Sophia Russell 
Taylor
(
Allen
) 1826 - 1868
2a.
Peter 
Allen
(
Taylor
) c. 1815 - 1892
2.1.
Sophia Abel 
Allen
1859 - 1896
2.2.
Russell 
Allen
1860 - 1927 ...
2.3.
Charles Peter 
Allen
(
Barker
) 1861 - post 1880 ...
2.4.
John Edward Taylor 
Allen
(
Sanders
) 1864 - 1919
2.5.
Arthur Acland 
Allen
(
Walker
) 1868 - 1939
3.
John Edward 
Taylor
1828 - ante 1830
4.
John Edward 
Taylor
(
Warner
) 1830 - 1905
b.
Harriet Acland 
Boyce
(
Taylor
) 1802 - 1845
5.
Sarah Acland 
Taylor
(
Jevons
) 1837 - 1894
5a.
Frederick 
Jevons
(
Taylor
) 1834 - 1916
5.1.
Frederick 
Jevons
(
Reddish
) 1867 - post 1891 ...
5.2.
Mary Catherine 
Jevons
1870 - 1946
5.3.
Edward Russell 
Jevons
(
Van Santen
) 1871 - post 1894 ...
5.4.
William 
Jevons
(
Gaskell
) 1873 - 1951 ...
5.5.
Harriet Anna 
Jevons
(
Gregg
) 1876 - post 1896
6.
Harriet Acland/Ann 
Taylor
(
Jevons
) 1838 - 1910
6a.
William Stanley 
Jevons
(
Taylor
) 1835 - 1882
6.1.
hidden
...
6.2.
Winifred Harriet 
Jevons
1877 - 1961
6.3.
Lucy Cecilia 
Jevons
1880 - 1952
6.4.
Harriet 
Jevons
+ post 1910
7.
Mary Ann 
Taylor
(
Jevons
) 1840 - 1910
7a.
William Edgar 
Jevons
(
Taylor
) 1836 - 1888
7.1.
Mary Sophia 
Jevons
1874 - post 1891
Sources

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Timeline


11th Sep 1791Born Ilminster, England
11th Sep 1791Baptised Ilminster, England
4th May 1824Married
Sophia Russell 
Scott
(
Taylor
) 1793 - 1832 Portsmouth, Hants., England
1st Jun 1836Married
Harriet Acland 
Boyce
(
Taylor
) 1802 - 1845 Tiverton, England
1841Head of household in 1841 census (census) Tiverton, England
8th Jun 1842Made a will (will)
6th Jan 1844Died Manchester, England
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