Cobourg and District Images
The Late Major Taylor
Media Type
Item Type
The Late Major Taylor
Source: Encyclopedia Canada, Men of Canada Vol 5
Acquired: November 18, 1992
Date of Publication
2 Sep 1887
Local identifier
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Cobourg Public Library
Agency street/mail address:

200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 5P4

Full Text

THE LATE MAJOR TAYLOR, Cobourg, Ont., was born January 31st, 1810. He is the son of John Taylor and Flora Mackie. After receiving a good practical education, he turned his attention to military life and took a first-class training. In 1827, he sailed for Madras as cadet for the East India Company, where he remained twenty-five years, returning as full major. He carne to Canada in December, 1851, settling at St. Catharines, where he lived retired about fifteen years. He then removed to Cobourg, where he resided up to the time of his death, which occurred September 2nd, 1887. The major enjoyed the distinction of being one of the finest military men of Her Majesty's service, his foreign career and long experience giving him an advantage which very few possessed. In religion, he was a member of the Church of England; in politics, a Conservative. He was married December 20th, 1852, to Charlotte Nelles, of St. Catharines, Ont., daughter of Col. Nelles, a well-known settler in that district. He left a widow and one son, Louis, the latter a rancher in California.

Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.


The Late Major Taylor

The Late Major Taylor
Source: Encyclopedia Canada, Men of Canada Vol 5
Acquired: November 18, 1992