Richard TAYLOR, our 2x gt grandfather, connects to the SQUIRES
family via his daughter Jane's marriage to Charles Dunlop SQUIRES. (See Ancestral Tree)


Richard was born in December 1835 in Holy Trinity, Coventry

His parents were George and Mary TAYLOR


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

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

Richard and Jane had a further 12 children

  • William
             Born c1856
             1871 Elastic Web Weaver

  • Charles H
             Born c1858
             Died Jan 1883, All Saints Workhouse
             Buried 4 Feb 1883, London Rd Cemetery

  • Caroline
             Born c1863

  • John
             Born c1865

  • Sarah Ann
             Born 26 Jun 1867, White Friars Lane, Coventry

  • Sarah Ann
             Born c1868

  • George
             Born Nov 1869, Brick Kiln Lane, Coventry
             Died 30 Nov 1869, aged 2 weeks
             Buried 1 Dec 1869, London Road Cemetery

  • Rosina
             Born c1873 Brick Kiln Lane, Coventry
             1891 Silk Winder

  • Walter H
             Born March 1875
             Died 20 July,aged 4 months 1875
             Buried 25 July 1875, London Road Cemetery

  • Clara
             Born c1877
             1891 Silk Winder

  • Amy E
             Born c1879
             1901 Pnuematic Tyre Maker
             Married Arthur Trickett
             Died 1974

  • Arthur R
             Born c1882
             1901 Cycle Ball Maker

Whitley Common, Coventry 1861
10 Herberts Row, Buck Kiln Lane, Coventry 1871
Hood Street, Coventry 1881
33 Far Gosford Street, Coventry 1891

Ribbon Worker 1851age 16
Weaver 1855age 20
Silk Weaver 1861 age 26
Elastic Web Weaver 1871age 36
Silk Weaver 1881age 46
Grocer & Elastic Weaver 1881age 46
Elastic Web Weaver 1901age 66


From the early 1700s to the 1860s it is thought that half of the working population Coventry worked in the ribbon weaving industry.
After 1860, ribbon weaving declined but the weaving companies, such as Cash's, began producing woven badges, labels, bookmarks and pictures.

Go to the Herbert Art Gallery website for more information.


Richard TAYLOR died June 1903 at 1 Harnell Row, Coventry. He was buried in London Road Cemetery, Coventry on 14 June 19023

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