TAYLOR, Isaac (1759-1829)

1759 - 1829

Isaac Taylor was born in London on 30 January 1759, son of Isaac Taylor (1730-1807), a London engraver, and his wife Sarah Hacksaw Jefferys (1733–1809), daughter of Josiah Jefferys of Shenfield, Essex who married at Shenfield, on 9 May 1754. Isaac commenced work in his father’s London engraving firm, and he married at Islington on 18 April 1781, Ann Martin (1757–1830) and in June 1786, together with his wife and two daughters, Ann and Jane, left London for Shilling Street, Lavenham, Suffolk where they continued their work as engravers. In 1796 they moved to Angel Lane, Colchester and finally in 1810 to Peake Farm, Ongar, Essex. A keen water-colourist but continued his work as an engraver and in 1796 completed a book illustrating details of Lavenham church and a series of engravings for Gedge’s Bury St Edmund’s annual Pocketbooks. Isaac Taylor died at Ongar on 12 December 1829. He also published a series of views which were engraved jointly with his son Isaac Taylor. His daughter Ann was the celebrated author of 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and his other daughters were also well-known authors of their day.

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