Jasper TAYLOR (1643 – 1719) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Jasper Taylor was born 21 Oct 1641, St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England. His parents were Richard TAYLOR (1610 – ) and [__?__]. He is sometimes called Jospeh Taylor. He married Hannah FITZ RANDOLPH 6 Nov 1668 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. Jasper died 1719 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.
Hannah Fitz Randolf was born 23 Apr 1648 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Edward FITZ RANDOLPH and Elizabeth BLOSSOM.Hannah died 13 Apr 1705 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass
Children of Jasper and Hannah:
|1.||John Taylor||28 Jan 1670 Barnstable, Plymouth Colony||9 Feb 1669 Barnstable|
|2.||Mercy TAYLOR||6 Nov 1671 Barnstable, Mass.||Jonathan WHELDON
1 Dec 1698 Yarmouth
|14 Mar 1742 Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.|
|3.||Hope Taylor||24 Oct 1674 Barnstable, Plymouth Colony||Joseph Sturgis (Son of Edward STURGIS)
|13 Apr 1705 Yarmouth, Massa|
|4.||Seth Taylor||5 Sep 1677 Barnstable, Plymouth Colony||Susanna Sturgis
20 May 1701
|17 Dec 1721 Yarmouth|
|5.||John Taylor||21 Mar 1680 Barnstable, Plymouth Colony||1681|
|6.||Elinor Taylor||6 Apr 1682 Barnstable, Plymouth Colony||26 Apr 1682 Barnstable|
|7.||Jasher Taylor||29 Apr 1684 Barnstable, Plymouth Colony||Experience Cobb
18 Feb 1714 Yarmouth
|31 Oct 1752 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.|
Jasper Taylor’s Origins
Little is known about Jasper Taylor’s origins. Many genealogies say he was born in 1643 in Barnstaple, Barnstable, Mass and his parents were Stephen Taylor and Sarah Hosford. Other genealogies say his parents were Richard Taylor and Ruth Wheldon. I don’t think either of these two theories are supported, so I’m going with the ideas Jasper was born in England. I found this reference showing a possible baptism
Stephen Taylor / Sarah Hosford Theory
Stephen Taylor was born about 1618, possibly in Spreyton, Devon, England, and died 1 Sep 1688 in Windsor, Conn.. He first married 1 Nov 1642 in Windsor, Conn. to Sarah Hosford (bapt. 11 Jan 1623/24 Beaminster, England – d. 1647 in Windsor, CT). Her parents were William Hosford and Florence Hayward. After Sarah died, he married 25 Oct 1649 in Windsor, CT to Elizabeth Nowell ( b. ~ 1630 – 5 Aug, 1689 in Windsor, CT). .Genealogies that show Jasper’s parents to be Stephen Taylor and Sarah Hosford, show him as an only child. In trees that show their other children, Jasper never appears.
Children of Stephen Taylor and Sarah Hosford:
i. Stephen Taylor b. 11 Mar 1643/44, Windsor, CT; d. 3 Aug 1707, Windsor; m. Joanna Porter.
ii. Samuel Taylor 8 Oct 1647, Windsor, Conn.; d. 5 Aug 1723, Westfield, Mass.
Children of Stephen Taylor and Elizabeth Nowell:
iii. John Taylor b. 22 Mar 1651/52 Windsor, CT; d. 20 Jul 1726 Windsor; m1. Sarah Younglove; m2. Elizabeth Spencer
iv. Thomas Taylor b. 5 Oct 1655 Windsor, CT; d. 6 Jan 1740/41 Windsor
v. Abigail Taylor b. 19 Mar 1657/58 Windsor, CT; d. 17 Mar 1739/40 Suffield, CT
vi. Mary Taylor b,. 18 Jun 1661
vii. Mindwell Taylor b. 5 Nov 1663 Windsor, CT
Richard Taylor and Ruth Wheldon Theory
There were two contemporaneous Richard Taylors residing in early Yarmouth between 1643 and 1674 (the “tailor” and the “Rock”). I’m going with the theory that they married sisters Mary and Ruth Welden. Mary and Ruth were both daughters of our ancestor Gabriel WHELDON. See Gabriel’s page for the 18 children of the two combined families. I sorted out the children by family, but presented in a single list.
One of Ruth’s children has named “Jasher” and another had a son named “Jasher”, though other accounts say he was the child of the subject of this sketch.
vii. Richard Taylor (Ruth) b: 9 Jun 1652 Yarmouth, Plymouth colony; d. 15 Nov 1732 in Yarmouth,; m. ~1670 to Hannah [__?__] (b. 1648 – d. 18 Nov 1733 Yarmouth) Richard and Hannah had at least three children born in Yarmouth between 1683 and 1695. Some genealogies say they had a son Jasher Taylor (1685 – 1752) , others say that Jasher was a son of Jaspser TAYLOR and Hannah FITZ RANDOLPH
Jasher’s son and grandson with the same name
Son – Jasher Taylor b. 6 Oct 1719 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass; d. 28 Nov 1795 Buckland, Franklin, Mass.; m. 20 Sep 1744 in Yarmouth to Thankful Sears (b. 11 Apr 1723 in Yarmouth)
Grandson – Lt. Jasher Taylor b. 12 Mar 1761 Yarmouth; d. 17 Feb 1806 Buckland, Franklin, Mass; m1. 13 Jan 1785 in Ashfield, Franklin, Mass to Susannah Kelley (b. 1757 in Ashfield – d. 5 Apr 1804 in Buckland; m2. 19 May 1805 in Ashfield to Marcy Taylor (b. 27 Jul 1765 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.)
xiii. Jasher Taylor (Ruth) b: 9 May 1659 or 9 Aug 1653 Yarmouth, Plymouth colony
A 1655 lawsuit was brought against Margaret Whelden, widow of Gabriel by four men, two of whom were: Richard Taylor, Taylor and Richard Taylor, Husbandman… [Source: Middlesex Court Files Folio 11; HLS #411 and/or Probate Court, Cambridge, Suffolk County]:
“To the Constable of maulden or his deputie. You are required to attach the body or goods of Margrett Weilden, late widdow of Gabriel Weilden, and to take bond of her to the value of fourscore plus tenn pounds with sufficient suerties for her appearance at the next Court holden at Cambrdge ye wd day of ye 8 mo. 55, then and there to anser ye complaynt of Henry Weilden John Weilden, Rich: Taylor Taylor and Rich: Taylor husbandman for withholding their parts or portions of an estate which their late father Gabriell Weilden was possessor or owner of in his life and soe make a true returne hereof under your hand. Dated the 28 of the 5th mo. 55. By the Court Tho: Starr”
Jasper and Jasher
There were Jasper and Jasher Taylors in early Yarmouth. Are they two names, or variants on one?
Jasper is a variant of the Persian name Kasper–and related to the name of the third Magi, Gasper. In Scandinavian countries, the name is Jesper. The name dates far back, and was common enough to be used in the royal family of England. The uncle of Henry VII of England was Jasper Tudor (1431-1495), the second son of the scandalous relationship of Owen Tudor and Queen Catherine of Valois (widow of Henry V).
Jasher, pronounced jaw-shawr’, is Hebrew in origin and it’s meaning is righteous or upright. The Book of Jasher, or the Book of the upright is one of the several lost books of the Old Testament referenced in the Hebrew Bible. It was probably a collection of verses in praise of the heroes of Israel.
Biblical reference for baby name Jasher:
Joshua 10:13; 2 Samuel 1:18
2. Mercy Taylor (See Jonathan WHELDON‘s page)
3. Hope Taylor
Hope’s husband Joseph Sturgis was born about 1664 in Yarmouth, Plymouth colony
His parents were our ancestors Edward STURGIS and Temperance GORHAM. Joseph died 16 Mar 1747 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
Children of Hope and Joseph
i. Jasper Sturgis b: 1 Apr 1695 in Yarmouth, Mass.
ii. Temperance Sturgis b: 6 Sep 1696 in Yarmouth, Mass.
iii. Thankful Sturgis b: 15 Jul 1698 in Yarmouth, Mass.
iv. Hannah Sturgis b: 30 Jul 1701 in Yarmouth, Mass.
v. Fear Sturgis b: 15 Jan 1705 in Yarmouth, Mass.
4. Seth Taylor
Seth’s wife Susanna Sturgis was born 1683 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Thomas Sturgis and Abigail Lathrop. Her four grandparents were all our ancestors: Edward STURGIS & Elizabeth HINCKLEY and Barnabas LOTHROP & Susanna CLARK. After Seth died, she married 9 Oct 1732 to John Throop. Examination of the original Bristol Vital records discloses the following wording, “Dea’n John Throop entered his intention of marriage with Susannah Taylor of Yarmouth, October 9th 1732. She was admitted a member of the Bristol church between January of 1728 and May 13, 1741. Susanna died 13 Oct 1768 in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Children of Seth and Susanna:
i. Barnabas Taylor b. 28 Jan 1702 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
ii. Abigail Taylor b. 6 Dec 1703 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
iii. Seth Taylor b. 1 Apr 1705 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
iv. James Taylor M 7 Feb 1707 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
v. Eleanor Taylor b. 8 May 1709 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
vi. Ebenezer Taylor b. 10 Jun 1711 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
vii. William Taylor b. 23 Feb 1713 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
viii. John Taylor b. 5 Jul 1715 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
ix. Thankful Taylor b. 8 Mar 1717 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
x. Thomas Taylor b. 5 Jul 1718 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
xi. Enoch Taylor b. 4 Mar 1720 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
xii. Nathaniel Taylor b. 18 Jun 1723 Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass.
7. Jasher Taylor
Some genealogies show Jasher’s parents as Richard Taylor (1652 – 1732) and Hannah Rice (1651 – 1707). Richard’s parents were Richard Taylor and Ruth Wheldon and his grandparents were Gabriel WHELDON and Jane [__?__].
Jasher’s wife Experience Cobb was born 8 Jun 1692 in Barnstable, Mas. Her parents were Samuel Cobb (b. 12 Oct 1654 in Barnstable, Plymouth Colony – 7 Sep 1727 ) and Elizabeth Taylor (b: ~1655 in Barnstable, Plymouth Colony). Experience died 17 Dec 1764 Burial: Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth Port, Barnstable, Mass.
Here lyes Buried ye Body of Mr JASHER TAYLOR Who Departed this Life Oct’r 31 Anno Dom’ni 1752 In ye 67th Year of his Age
Children of Jasher and Experience
i. Ruth Taylor b: 28 Apr 1715 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass; d. 18 Jun 1737 Yarmouth
iii. Lydia Taylor? b. 12 Jan 1717
iv. Jasher Taylor b: 16 Oct 1719 in Yarmouth, Mass; d. 28 Nov 1795 in Buckland, Franklin, Mass; m. 20 Sep 1744 in Yarmouth to Thankful Sears
v. Betty Taylor? b: 27 Feb 1721
vi. David Taylor b: 24 May 1724; d. 24 Jan 1760; m. 23 Mar 1748 Ashfield, Franklin, Mass. to Thankful Hallet
vii. Jonathan Taylor b: 18 Feb 1726; d. 29 Dec 1794 in Ashfield, Franklin, Mass; m. Thankful Phinney (1733 – 1818)
viii. Stephen Taylor? b: 16 May 1728; d. 20 Dec 1759 in Yarmouth
ix. Thankful Taylor b: 2 Apr 1732; d. 11 Oct 1812 in Yarmouth; m. 27 Nov 1766 to Richard Taylor (1742 – 1838) Richard’s parents were William Taylor (1717 – 1808) and Anne Gorham (1717 – 1791)
x. Keziah Taylor b: 29 Mar 1734; d. 1 Aug 1801 in Yarmouth