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  • ID: I17365
  • Name: John TAYLOR of Bifrons, Esq.; MP for Sandwich 1
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 03 DEC 2017
  • Birth: 07 DEC 1655 1 2
  • Note:
    John Taylor purchased Bifrons, and other estates in Kent, A.D. 1694.
    From 'A Guide to the history of the buildings of Bridge'
    'BIFRONS ('Two Fronts') Sadly demolished immediately postwar (1949), was the most significant house for Bridge. Originally built by John Bargrave in 1634, with two wings, as the name implies, it was rebuilt in contemporary style in the 1770's by Edward Taylor. It was sold in 1820 to Marchioness Conyngham, a favourite of George IV and notable benefactress to the village 'fat, handsome, kindly, shrewd and extremely fond of jewels'. 1 3
  • Death: 04 APR 1729 1

    Father: Nathaniel TAYLOUR Esq, of St Giles Cripplegate; MP; Recorder of Colchester
    Mother: Mary BRIDGES

    Marriage 1 Olivia TEMPEST
    • Married: 14 JUN 1677
    • Note: Issue eight sons (four of whom d.v.p.) and four daughters. 2
    1. Has Children Brook TAYLOR of Bifrons, Esq.; DCL, FRS b: 18 AUG 1685
    2. Has Children Herbert TAYLOR of Bifrons; Rector of Hunton, and Vicar of Patrixbourn b: ABT MAY 1698

    1. Title: Burke's
      Abbrev: Burke's
      Page: Burke's Commoners, 1863
      Vol.II, pp.1479-80
    2. Title: The History of Parliament
      Abbrev: History of Parliament Online
      Publication: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
      Page: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1690-1715/member/taylor-john-1655-1729
    3. Title: Website
      Abbrev: Website
      Page: http://www.bridgevillage.org.uk/jcwebfiles/historysociety/buildings/buildings.htm

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