William Taylor

Settler of township lot: Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4, Stanhope

Location: Map point is the approximate location within this irregular, waterfront Lot 20, Conc. 4 on Beech Lake running west and south beside McPhail Road.

Land acquisition: 1896 from his father William Nelson Taylor. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Images 242 & 246).

Other properties:

  • Lot 21, Conc. 2, Stanhope: 1926 patent for 66 acres from The Crown. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 21).
  • Lot 22, Conc. 3 Stanhope: 1912 from William Henry Taylor (his father) for $500. Ontario Land Parcel Register - Stanhope (Image 386).

Dates of residency:

  • 1890 Stanhope Voters List: Wm. Taylor, owner, Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4
  • 1893 Stanhope Directory: Wm Taylor Carnarvon Lot 20, Conc. 4
  • 1899 Stanhope Directory: Wm Taylor, Carnarvon, Lot 20, Con.4
  • 1901 Stanhope Voters List: Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4, Stanhope
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Stanhope: William & Sarah A Taylor with 5 children
  • 1903 Business Directory, Stanhope: Wm Taylor, Winston, Lot 20, Conc. 4
  • 1903 Stanhope Voters List: Wm. Taylor, owner, Lots 19 & 20, Conc. 4
  • 1905 Birth of Daughter Mariam Lillian Taylor, Lot 19, Conc. 5
  • 1908 Death of Brother Robert Taylor, single, at Lot 19, Conc. 4, Stanhope reported by William Taylor
  • 1911 Stanhope Post Office List: Wm Taylor, Maple Lake Lot 19, Conc. 4
  • 1911 Census of Canada, Stanhope: William & Sarah A Taylor and 6 children at Lot 19, Conc. 4
  • 1918 Stanhope Post Office List: Wm Taylor, Maple Lake Lot 19, Conc.4; also Chas. Taylor, his son

Interesting facts:

John Billings brick work included the Will Taylor house on the north road at Beech Lake. Source: In Quest of Yesterday by Nila Reynolds. Published by The Provisional County of Haliburton, Minden, Ontario 1973 pg. 322

Preceding landowner: The Crown

Succeeding landowner: 1926 William Hector Taylor (his son)

Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree

  • William Taylor, b. 18 Aug 1860, Durham, Ontario d. 03 Jul 1945, Stanhope, (Age 84 years). 
    Parents:
    • William Nelson Taylor  b. Abt 1831, England  d. 08 Mar 1895, Stanhope, (Age ~ 64 years)
    • Sophia Jane Dawson, b. 26 Aug 1837,  England  d. 10 Oct 1915, Stanhope, (Age 78 years)
  • Sarah Ann Beatty, b. 25 May 1862, Stanhope, d. 19 Jun 1913, Lindsay (Age 51 years)
    Parents:
    • Joseph Beatty, b. 1829, Northern Ireland d. 19 Dec 1908, Stanhope, (Age 79 years)
    • Ann Jane Morton, b. 29 May 1839, Manvers, Durham, Ontario, d. 21 May 1927, Minden, (Age 87 years)
  • Children:
    1. Lena May Taylor, b. 20 Oct 1892, Stanhope, d. 1947  (Age 54 years)
    2. Charles Wesley Taylor, b. 15 Sep 1894, Stanhope
    3. Jane Sophia Taylor, b. 17 Jun 1896, Stanhope,  d. 22 May 1986, Penetanguishene, (Age 89 years)
    4. William Hector Taylor, b. 10 Aug 1899, Stanhope, d. 1972  (Age 72 years)
    5. Annie Beatrice Taylor  b. 25 Nov 1900, Stanhope
    6. Joseph Randle Taylor, b. 5 Apr 1904, Stanhope
    7. Mariam Lillian Taylor, b. 23 May 1905, Stanhope

Photo description and source: Studio photograph of William Taylor & his wife Sarah Ann Beatty, three of their daughters and three of their sons. Stanhope Museum Photo Collection. Accession #003.07.01.

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