Searching for Taylors from London and Kent areas
Hi I am trying to trace my Taylor relatives but I have very limited information.
My father WILLIAM RAYMOND HENRY TAYLOR born JULY 1941 is still living but has hardley any recollection of his family.
Williams Mother died a few years ago her name was WINIFRED LUCY TAYLOR(maiden name FEEHELLY) she was married to THOMAS JAMES TAYLOR (my grandfather) who we think was born about 1906 in the LONDON or KENT area. He died at PRESTON HALL HOSPITAL in MAIDSTONE KENT aged approx 67 or 67. His father was called THOMAS HENRY TAYLOR born approx 1872. Possibly in the LONDON or KENT areas. We do not have a death date or place. We also do not know the name of his wife. Apart from his son THOMAS JAMES we beleive he had a sister called BEATRICE or BEATTIE who is/was from the GRAVESEND AREA OF KENT. There is also a possibility of another son JAMES DRYSDALE TAYLOR born approx MAY 1922 although he is remembered no one is sure of the family link.
We do know that THOMAS HENRY TAYLOR joined the WAR DEPARTMENT FLEET (WDV)(special boat forces) in 1887 aged 15 and retired in 1932. We have a newspaper clipping stating that he was promoted to master of war dept vessel HENRY and later Master of war dept vessel SIR F WALKER in 1913. His son THOMAS JAMES TAYLOR later joined the same fleet.
I have been unable to find any deffinate links or facts relating to the above such as earlier parentage or birth certificates or marraige certs. I have also been unable to trace the 2 above named vessels.
If anyone has any further info or thinks they may be from the same line of TAYLORS or any advice on where to further my research please get in touch.
On a seperate TAYLOR i am looking for any information on DENNIS RICHARD TAYLOR born 1928 or 1929 His FATHER was called JOHN TAYLOR but was deceased by the time of DENNIs marriage to KATHLEEN SYLVIA CHAPMAN in JUNE 1947