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date: 05 April 2020

Taylor, Jameslocked

(1753–1825)
  • Michael S. Moss

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Taylor, James (1753–1825), naval engineer and potter, was born on 3 May 1753 at Leadhills, Lanarkshire, the son of John Taylor, the overseer of the earl of Hopetoun's mines there. He was educated at Wallacehall School, Closeburn, Dumfriesshire, and then at Edinburgh University...

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Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
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