Jane OLIVER, from whom we are descended, connects to the Squires
family via her marriage to Richard TAYLOR . Their daughter, Jane married Charles Dunlop SQUIRES. (See Ancestral Tree)


Jane's parents were John OLIVER and Sarah Ann JEPHCOTT. She was born in 1835 and baptised in Barby, Northamptonshire on 15th November 1835.


Jane married Richard TAYLOR on 29th October, 1855 at St. Michael's, Coventry.

Their daughter Jane was born 14th October, 1870 in Coventry. She was baptised on 9th November, 1870 at St Michael's, Coventry.

Silk Filler 1861age 26
Silk Filler 1871 age 36
Silk Weaver 1881age 46


Jane OLIVER died 1914 in the Workhouse Infirmary, All Saints, Coventry. She was buried in London Road Cemetery, Coventry on 31st July.


Jane's parents were John OLIVER and Sarah Ann JEPHCOTT.

John was born 1810 in Barby, Northamptonshire and was baptised 23rd September in the same year.

On the 23rd April 1833, aged 23 years, John OLIVER married Sarah Ann JEPHCOTT in Willoughby, Warwickshire.

Sarah Ann was born 1816 in Willoughby, Warwickshire and baptised on 26th December. She died in 1878 in Cox Street, Coventry and was buried on 21st May in the London Road Cemetery.


Jane's paternal grandparents were Thomas OLIVER and Elizabeth THOMPSON.

Thomas was born about 1773 in Barby, Northamptonshire.

On the 23rd October,1797 aged 24 years, Thomas OLIVER married Elizabeth THOMPSON in St Mary's, Barby, Northamptonshire.

Thomas was buried in Barby, 5th May 1840.

Elizabeth was born 1780 and baptised on 3rd September, 1780 in Barby, Northamptonshire. She died in 1844 and was buried on 9th September in St Mary's, Barby.


Jane's maternal grandparents were Matthew JEPHCOTT and Elizabeth HESOM.

Matthew was born about 1786 in Willoughby, Warwickshire.

On the 10th February, 1812 aged 26 years, Matthew JEPHCOTT married Elizabeth HESOM in Willoughby.

Matthew died in Coventry in July 1846.

Elizabeth was born 1795 and baptised 12th October, in Willoughby.


By the time of the 1841 Census,

John and (Sarah) Ann were living in Gosford Street, Coventry with their four daughters,

  • Elizabeth (born 1833, Willoughby),
  • Jane (born 1835, Barby),
  • Mary Ann (born June Qtr 1838, Barby)
  • Catherine (born 1840, Coventry).
John is described as a labourer.


The family were still living in Gosford Street, Coventry in 1851 but John is not recorded at home.

Sarah Ann is a Laundress, Emma is a Filler Silk, and both Mary and Charlotte are Nurse Servants.

Jane was not recorded with the family. She is instead to be found at the Bell Inn, Warwick Lane, Coventry staying with her grandmother Elizabeth Jephcott.

If she was living there then perhaps that is where she met her future husband, Richard as he was living in St Johns Street, a "stones throw" away!


Sarah Ann is living alone in Court 43, House 6, Gosford Street Coventry. She is still recorded as a laundress.

Jane is living with her husband Richard, a silk weaver, and four children at Whitley Common, Coventry.


Sarah Ann is recorded on the 1871 Census as living with her married daughter Mary, in Cox Street, Coventry. Mary was married to Frederick Tibbs.

Jane and Richard have not been found on the 1871 Census.

Sarah Ann died in May 1878 in Coventry and buried 21st May 1878 in the London Road Cemetery.

Jane and Richard are living in Hood Street, Coventry in 1881 with their six children. By 1891 they had moved to 33, Far Gosford Street, Coventry.

In 1901 Jane and Richard are living at 1 Harnell Row, Coventry without any children at home.

Richard died at home in 1903 and was buried 14th June in London Road Cemetery.

  • UK Censuses (Ancestry .co.uk)
  • Warwickshire, England Burials 1813-1910 (Ancestry .co.uk)
  • Warwickshire England Baptisms 1813-1910 (Ancestry .co.uk)
  • England, Births & Christenings 1538-1975 (Ancestry .co.uk)
  • IGI www.familyseach.org
  • England Select Marriages 1538-1973 (Ancestry .co.uk)