above: unknown photographer.
Standing: Aunt Rachel, Aunt Polly, Mr Matthew Taylor, Mrs Matthew Taylor.
Sitting: Mr Taylor (Senior), Lucy Taylor, Mrs Taylor Senior nee Sarah Housley, John Taylor Junior, Mr John Taylor Senior, Willie Taylor, Mr Ben Taylor.
Their family consisted of five sons, two of whom died young three survive and are farmers in the district. The deceased had been ailing for a few months, and indeed seemed gradually to fail ever since bis wife's death. He was confined to bed for about a month and died on Friday, the cause being bronchitis and heart disease.
Samuel Taylor born circa 1829 South Wigfield, Derbyshire, England, arrived New Zealand circa 1878, died at River bank, Port Molyneux 11 February 1898 aged 69 years, married 1851 Sarah Housley reg. Dec 1851 Belper vol. 19 page 509. She died at Port Molyneux 7 September 1896 after a long and painful illness aged 69 years and had issue:
1. John Taylor born circa 1854 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, married “Polly”
1a. Willie Taylor
1b. Lucy Taylor
2. Matthew Taylor born circa 1854 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, bapt 7 October 1855 married Emma Taylor died 1921 and had issue:
2a. John Housley Taylor born circa 1889 reg. 1889/3328, died circa 1971aged 82 years reg. 1971/42945 married Dorothy Plew circa 1910 reg. 1910/5518 and had issue:
i. Mabel Taylor born circa 1910 reg.1910/25172
ii. Leslie John Taylor born circa 1912 reg.1912/3765
3. son died young
4. Samuel Taylor born 8 July 1859 bapt. Ebenezer United Methodist Free Church, Ripley.
5. Benjamin Taylor born circa 1864 Ripley, Derbyshire, England, married circa 1896 Rachel Williams. She died circa 1927 aged 60 years reg. 1927/8950 and had issue:
5a. Albert Victor Taylor born 20 June 1897 reg.1897/7320 died circa 1973 reg. 1973/43549
5b. Rachel Taylor born circa 1899 reg.1899/15019
5c. Sarah Emmeline Taylor born circa 1901 reg.1901/17234
5d. Herbert Benjamin Taylor born 8 July 1904 reg.1904/11641 died circa 1991 reg. 1991/42939
5e. Martha Alice Taylor born circa 1906 reg.1906/17243
5f. Percy Llewellyn Taylor born 2 August 1906 reg.1906/17244 died circa 1996 reg. 1996/37324