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Edmund Judkin Taylor


Edmund Judkin Taylor born 30th December 1853 in Stoke Bishop, Bristol

At the time of the 1861 census the Taylor family were living at 20 Sneyd Park, Bristol. They were

Name Relation Age Occupation Where born
Thomas Teraett Taylor Head 46 Merchant & Goldsmith Bristol
Emma Taylor Wife 38 Southwark, Surrey
Ellen Lucas Taylor Dau 10 Bristol
Herbert John Taylor Son 8 Bristol
Edmund Judkin Taylor Son 7 Bristol
Emma Florence Taylor Dau 5 Bristol
Anges Sarah Taylor Dau 4 Stoke Bishop, Glos.
Eliza Mary Taylor Dau 3 Stoke Bishop, Glos
Emily Josephine Taylor Dau 1 Stoke Bishop, Glos
Edith Harriet Maclean Governess 22 Governess Kennington, Surrey
Eliza Knight Serv 30 Nurse Wrington, Somerset
Sarah Ann Carter Serv 20 Under Nurse Bristol
Eliza Parsons Serv 28 Parlour Maid East Harptree, Somerset
Sarah Church Serv 17 Housemaid Chewton Mendip, Somerset

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Above 20 Sneyd Park, Bristol.

He attended Clifton College from September 1863 to September 1867 when he moved to Rugby School.

Back Row (L-R): A.S.Forbes, C.W.Crosse, A.K.Purvis, E.A.Brownfield, M.W.Wooten, C.H.Hinton, F.G.Boggs, E.R.Dalton, J.D.Anderson, E.H.Nash. Middle Row: A.D.Bulpett, D.A.Ogilvie, W.Lewthwaite, W.H.Bolton, E.J.Taylor, J.M.Finnerty, A.H.Young. Front Row: R.J.Bealey, J.A.Howell, S.H.Lomax.

Above the oldest known photograph of a Rugby School XX with Edmund Taylor in 1871.

He joined Clifton RFC in 1872-73

Above left Edmund Taylor in the 1874-75 Clifton XV, middle 1875-76 after playing for The South in an England Trial, right 1877-78

He played cricket for Gloucestershire from 1876-86. Although the majority of these matches were played in 1876 and 1877 and there was a gap from 24th July 1879 and 21st August 1882. All the first-class matches he played were for Gloucestershire, two of these against Australia in 1882 and 1884. Of these 24 matches 14 were played at either Clifton or Cheltenham College grounds. His first-class career statistics are

FIRST-CLASS (1876 - 1886) Edmund Judkin Taylor












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His sister, Emma Florence Taylor, married Clifton RFC and England player William Octavius Moberly on July 30th 1884 at Frenchay Church.

He was a Solicitor and Town Clerk of Bristol. He lived at Newlands, Winterbourne from 1883-88.

On 21st June 1888 Edmund Judkin Taylor married Annie Eleanor Hill at St. Stephen's, Ealing. It was announced in The Times on 23rd June 1888 and said

On the 21st June, at St. Stephen's, Ealing, by the Rev. C. S. Taylor, Vicar of St. Thomas, Bristol, brother of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. B. Seymour Tupholme, Vicar of the parish, EDMUND JUDKIN TAYLOR, of Frenchay, Gloucestershire, youngest son of the late Thomas Terrett Taylor, Esq., of Bristol, to ANNIE ELEANOR, eldest daughter of the late LIEUT.-COL. RICHARD BARTON HILL, 1st Bengal Cav., H.M. Indian Army.

Annie Hill's father, Lieut.-Col. Richard Barton Hill, died at Simla on 19th April 1873, aged 38 years. Her mother was Annie Tritton.

Above St. Stephen's, Ealing. Where Edmund Judkin Taylor was married.

Above St. Thomas, Bristol, where his brother was Vicar. The last service at this church was held there at Christmas 1982. The church is now run by Redundant Churches Fund.

At the time of the 1891 Census the Taylor family were living at 38 Royal Park, Clifton. They were

Name Relation Age Occupation Where born
Edmund Judkin Taylor Head 37 Solicitor Bristol
Annie E. Taylor Wife 30 India, Bristish Subject
William E. Taylor Son 1 Clifton, Bristol
infant (later named Phyllis A. Taylor) Dau 3 days Clifton, Bristol
Mary A. Edmunds Nurse 49 Monthly Nurse Llanelly, Glamorgan
Sarah Elliwell Nurse 22 Domestic Servant Bath, Somerset
Dinah Borne Cook 23 Domestic Servant Exeter, Devon
Eda Borne Ser 21 Domestic Servant Exeter, Devon

Above 38 Royal Park, Clifton.

On 14th February 1891, at the Imperial Hotal, Clifton, E.J.Taylor was a founding member of Bristol and Clifton Golf Club. He was appointed the first secretary of the club.

At the time of the 1901 Census the Taylor family were living at 30 Downleaze, Westbury-on-Trym. They were

Name Relation Age Occupation Where born
Edmund Judkin Taylor Head 47 Solicitor Bristol
Annie E. Taylor Wife 40 Dum-dum, India
William E. Taylor Son 11 Bristol
Phyllis A. Taylor Dau 9 Bristol
Stanley G. Taylor Son 7 Bristol
Amy M. Turner Visitor 22 School Teacher Wooton-under-Edge
Elsie V. Hodge Serv 20 Trained Nurse Domestic Crewkerne, Somerset
Alice Green Serv 21 Cook Winterbourne, Glos
Kate Tuck Serv 22 Parlourmaid Alveston, Glos.

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Above 30 Downleaze, Clifton.

In 1928 he was Master of the Ancient Society of St. Stephen's Ringers

The Times announced the death of Taylor on December 28 1936

TAYLOR.- On Dec 25 1936, at Clifton, Bristol, EDMUND JUDKIN, fourth son of the late THOMAS TERRITT and EMMA TAYLOR. To be buried on his 84th birthday.

An article appeared in The Times on 25th June 1946.

Mrs. Mabel E. F. Judkin Taylor, of Brynland Avenue, Bristol, was sentanced to two months' imprisonment at Bristol yesterday for drawing double rations for herself and her two sisters. It was stated that she had been doing so since 1943. There were three summonses for registering with more than one retailer, and three for wrongfully using ration document.