John Taylor Pembrokeshire Wales.
Much excitement here! Looks like one of my genealogy brickwalls has cracked and could be about to fall down! Nothing is proven yet, but so far, a new piece of information is looking as though it could solve my problems.
For years I have been searching for information in Wales regarding my 3rd Great Grandfather JOHN TAYLOR. His son, also JOHN TAYLOR, left Wales with his family, bound for Australia in 1841. I have built a huge tree including many family stories, around this family, excepting for the elusive John Taylor, senior.
On the weekend, I was doing some mindless researching – with no point or goal in mind at all really – as I sometimes do. For years, I have searched many sites, many times looking for John Taylor Snr, with no results. But yesterday, I came across the information below on FamilySearch
Name: John Taylor
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 17 Oct 1819
Event Place: Slebech, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Birth Year (Estimated): 1784
GS Film Number:
Digital Folder Number: 004210021
Citing this Record:
“Wales, Pembrokeshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KCBG-R5P : accessed 16 November 2015), John Taylor, 17 Oct 1819, Burial; from “Parish Records Collection 1538-2005,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Slebech, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Welsh Archive Series.
This entry doesn’t actually confirm it is my John Taylor, but all the information fits. His children were born in Slebech, and I have him placed there up to 1811. But it’s a sliver of information, that with more research, I think will probably prove correct and could lead to further family information.