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date: 13 July 2020

Taylor, Marylocked

  • Juliet Barker


Taylor, Mary (1817–1893), advocate of women's rights, was born on 26 February 1817, probably at the Red House, Gomersal, near Leeds, Yorkshire, the fourth of the six children of Joshua Taylor (1766–1840), cloth manufacturer, and his wife, Anne Tickell (1781?–1856). Her father, a well-travelled, highly cultivated man, was a radical and New Connexion Methodist; bankrupted in 1826, he dedicated the rest of his life to repaying his creditors, a task that was completed by his sons. His wife's '...

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