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.”
Headstone no longer extant, exact location unknown, St. John’s Cemetery, Parramatta.
Michaela Ann Cameron, “I Am But Sleeping Here,” St. John’s Online (2020).
St. John’s Online, (stjohnsonline.org), “Burial of SIMON TAYLOR,” https://stjohnsonline.org/burials/year-1799/bur17990520/, accessed [insert current date].
“Domestic Intelligence,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 25 November 1834, p. 2.
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