Burial of Simon Taylor

c. 20 May 1799

NAME: SIMON TAYLOR

ABODE: not recorded

WHEN DIED: 20 May 1799

WHEN BURIED: c. 20 May 1799

AGE: not recorded

SHIP’S NAME: not recorded

QUALITY OR PROFESSION: not recorded

BY WHOM THE CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED: not recorded

NOTES: Husband of ANNE TAYLOR, executed for her murder. This burial does not appear in the parish burial register. The basic details for this burial entry and the verification of this burial have been reconstructed with reference to an epitaph transcribed and published in 1834, and described as gracing the grave of Simon Taylor in St. John’s Cemetery.

EPITAPH: (no longer extant)

“Beneath this stone lies SIMON TAYLOR,

Who was hung by RICE the gaoler;

To hang on a tree, it was his lot,

For knocking the bottom out of his old tin pot.

Now let no one be artailer [sic: curtailer],

For an innocent man was SIMON TAYLOR.”

Burial Location

Headstone no longer extant, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta.

Biography

Michaela Ann Cameron, “I Am But Sleeping Here,” St. John’s Online (2020).

Citation

St. John’s Online, (stjohnsonline.org), “Burial of SIMON TAYLOR,” https://stjohnsonline.org/burials/year-1799/bur17990520/, accessed [insert current date].

Source

Domestic Intelligence,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 25 November 1834, p. 2.

GRAVE: UNMARKED

© Copyright Michaela Ann Cameron 2015