TAYLOR, Reynell

1858 - 1942

Reynell Hamilton Baylay Taylor, was born at Dhamsala, Bengal, India on 24 November 1858, son of General Reynell George Taylor (25 January 1822 28 February 1886) and his wife Anne, daughter of Arthur Holdsworth of Widdicombe, Devon, who married on 11 December 1854. Reynell married at Wellington, Shropshire in 1891, Gertrude Isabel Houghton (1 August 1869-16 August 1947) 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 the 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, and where he died on 23 March 1942, aged 83.