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Janet Taylor (1804-1870),

1804 May 13th. Born Jane Ann I'onn in Wolsingham, Co Durham, the daughter of Peter I'onn, a curate, and his wife Jane Deighton.

1811 Her mother died when she was seven years old.

Educated at the Royal School for Embroidering Females at Ampthill

1830 January 30th. Married at The Hague, Holland, to George Bennett Taylor Jane (1792–1854)

c1831 Sets up 1st Nautical Academy at 6 East Street, Lion Square, London, under husband's name "The George Taylor Nautical Academy"

1833 October. Publishes "The uni-solar and horary tables"

1834 Patent. Mariner's calculator

1836 September 16th. 'On Friday last, No. 103, Minories, of a Son, Mrs. Janet Taylor, the celebrated Authoress of Luni-solar Tables, Navigation Simplified, &c. &c.'[1]

1841 Advertisement. Mrs. Taylor's Nautical Academy of 103 Minories.[2]

1851 Living at 1 Hammet Street, Minories, St Botolph Aldgate, Mddx.: George Taylor (age 58 born London), Shipwright employing from 50 to 60 men. With his wife Janet Taylor (age 40 born Durham) and their five children; Frederick Taylor (age 17 born London); Deighton Taylor (age 14 born London); Ada Taylor (age 12 born London); Alfred Taylor (age 8 born London); and John Taylor (age 6 born London). Five servants and a secretary.[3]

1851 Opens Mrs. Janet Taylor's Nautical Academy at 103 Minories, London

1854 Death of her husband George Bennett Taylor Jane (1792–1854)

1860 Mrs Janet Taylor, ‘authoress and instructress in navigation’, receives a Civil List Pension of £50.

1870 January 26th. Died age 66. 'January 26, at the Parsonage, St. Helen's, Auckland. Mrs. Janet Taylor, formerly of Minories, and The Grove, Camberwell.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. Morning Advertiser - Tuesday 20 September 1836
  2. The Era - Sunday 11 July 1841
  3. 1851 Census
  4. London Daily News - Monday 31 January 1870