George TAYLOR (c1810-1890)
and Mary MUZZELL (1818-1895)
George Taylor and Mary Muzzell married on
25 April 1840 in Keymer, Sussex. George was a 30 year old bachelor and
labourer. Mary was a 23 year old spinster and servant. Their
fathers were named as James Taylor and Thomas
Muzzell who were both labourers. The witnesses to their
marriage were Edward Muzzell and Sarah Muzzell.
(They were not my direct ancestors.)
George Taylor was born about 1810 in Keymer, Sussex.
He was the son of James Taylor. George died aged 80
years and was buried on 13 July 1890 in Clayton. Was his mother
Mary Muzzell was baptised on 19 July 1818 in Newtimber,
Sussex. She was the daughter of
(c1786-1841). Mary died aged 79 years and was buried
on 7 December 1895 in Clayton.
At the time of the 1841 census the couple and unnamed 1 month old son were
living in West Street, Ditchling. George was a 30 year old
agricultural labourer and Mary was 25.
In 1851 the couple and 3 children (George, Stephen and Sarah Ann) were
living at Halfway House in Clayton. George was a 41 year old
agricultural labourer and Mary was 37. They both said they were born
The 1861 census noted that the couple and 5 children (George, Stephen, Sarah
Ann, Esther and Edward) were living at Hafwells (or something like that) in
Clayton. George was a 50 year old agricultural labourer from Keymer
and Mary was 45 and from Newtimber.
In 1871 the couple and 2 children (Sarah Annie and Edward) were living at
Stou??ound, Clayton. George was a 61 year old labourer and Mary a 57
year old laundress.
When the 1881 census was recorded the couple along with Sarah Ann and Edward
were living at Stemp??, Cottage No.1, Clayton. George was a 71 year
old sack mender and Mary a 64 year old laundress.
The 1891 census noted that Mary was a 75 year old widow and living at
Crossways in Clayton. Also with her was the family of her daughter
George Taylor and Mary Muzzell had 5 known children:
George Taylor was born about 1842 in Ditchling.
In 1851 he was a 9 year old agricultural labourer. He was a 19
year old agricultural labourer in 1861.
Stephen Taylor was born about 1843/4 in Ditchling.
He was a 7 year old scholar in 1851. In 1861 he was a 17 year old
Steele on 30 August 1868 at St. Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex.
Sarah Ann Taylor was
baptised on 17 November 1850 in Keymer. She was 6 months old at
the time of the 1851 census, which also mentioned she was born in
Clayton. In 1861 she was an 11 year old scholar. At the time
of the 1871 census she was an unmarried 20 year old laundress. In
1881 she was an unmarried 30 year old laundress.
Sarah Anne married
by banns on 13 January 1889 in Clayton. He was a 36 year old
bachelor and labourer and she a 38 year old spinster. Their
fathers were named as John King and George
Taylor who were both labourers. The witnesses to their
marriage were Edward Taylor and Amy Elizabeth
Esther Taylor was baptised
on 12 December 1852 in Clayton. The baptism register noted that
her father was a labourer from Hassocks, and her mother's name was Mary
Elizabeth. In 1861 she was an 8 year old scholar.
By 1871 she was an 18 year old general servant living at Hassocks Farm
in Keymer, the head of the household being 46 year old bachelor
William Rawley. Also part of the household was
West and his wife Mary.
When the 1881 census was recorded she was a 27 year old servant and cook
at Belle View House in Hurstpierpoint (a school for girls).
Edward Taylor was born about 1857 in Clayton. He
was 4 years old when the 1861 census was recorded. In 1871 he was
a 15 year old labourer. At the time of the 1881 census he was an
unmarried 25 year old gardener.
Walter Taylor died aged 3 years and was buried on 1 January
1851 in Clayton. The burial register noted that he was from Hassocks.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012