TAYLOR, Reynell Hamilton Baylay

1858 - 1942

Born at Dhamsala, Bengal, India on 24 November 1858, son of General Reynell George Taylor (1822-1886) and his wife Anne, daughter of Arthur Holdsworth of Widdicombe, Devon, who married on 11 December 1854. He married at Wellington, Shropshire in 1891, Gertrude Isabel Houghton and in 1891 a 32 year old army captain living at 1 Blackheath Road, Charlton next Woolwich, London with his 21 year old wife Gertrude and his 52 year old widowed mother Anne. As Capt Reynell Taylor a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1894 and exhibited from Borderers Ordnance House, Harwich, Essex two watercolours 'View on a Shropshire Canal' and 'British Camp at Pezwan, Afghanistan'. By 1901 he had moved to 9 Malvern Road, Portsmouth and in 1911 a 52 year old army colonel, living at Officer's Quarter, Woolwich Arsenal, London with his 41 year old wife and 19 year old son Lieut. Richard Reynell Taylor. In 1939 Brigadier-Gen. Taylor was living at Rosebank, 5 West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight with his wife Gertrude (1 August 1869-1947) and where he died on 23 March 1942, aged 83.