James Taylor and Bridget Louisa Waldren

1-Convict James Taylor was born in 1810 in Preston, Lancaster, England and died in 1856 in Hobart, Tasmania at age 46.

 Name: James Taylor Vessel: Hyderabad Convicted Date: 23 May 1844 Voyage Date: 15 Oct 1844 Colony: Van Diemen's Land Piece: HO 11/14 Place of Conviction: Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Convict Details

Taylor, James

Convict No: 69395

Voyage Ship: Hyderabad

Voyage No: 368

Arrival Date: 19 Feb 1845 

Departure Date: 21 Oct 1844 

Departure Port: Downs

Conduct Record: CON33/1/86 

Indent: CON14/1/29 p242

Remarks: Off Norfolk Island per Tory May 1847

James married Bridget Louisa Waldren on 5 Jul 1852 in Hobart, Tasmania. Bridget was born about 1806 in County Galway, Ireland and died on 20 Oct 1897 in Cleveland, Tasmania aged about 91. They had two children: Margaret Jane and Ann Louisa.

2-Margaret Jane Taylor was born on 5 Nov 1852 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 5 Mar 1887 in Oatlands at age 34. Margaret married Thomas James Rice, son of John Rice and Eliza Leeks, on 8 Apr 1867 in St Lukes Anglican Church, Campbell Town. Thomas was born on 21 Mar 1845 in Mildenhall, Suffolk, England and died on 22 Jan 1922 in Scottsdale at age 76. They had one daughter: Emma Louisa.

3-Emma Louisa Rice was born on 5 Sep 1876 in Campbell Town, Tasmania and died on 5 May 1954 in Launceston at age 77. Emma married her first cousin John Joshua Watkins, son of William Henry Watkins and Ann Louisa Taylor, on 8 Apr 1867 in St Lukes Anglican Church, Campbell Town. John was born on 25 Mar 1873 in Cleveland, Tasmania and died on 23 Aug 1955 in Launceston at age 82. They had five children:

4-William Henry Watkins  1895 - 1971

4-Amelia Margaret Watkins  1897 - 1975

4-John Thomas Walter Watkins  1899 - 1957

4-Dorothy Maud Watkins  1901 - 1979

4-Claude Victor Watkins  1906 - 1989

4-Claude Victor Watkins was born on 11 Aug 1906 in Lilydale, Tasmania, died on 20 Aug 1989 in Launceston at age 83, and was buried on 20 Aug 1989 in Carr Villa Lawn Cemetery, Launceston. Claude married Mary Josephine Mackey, daughter of Constable Michael Martin Mackey and Bridget Mary Hally, on 17 Jul 1933 in Sacred Heart Church, Karoola. Mary was born on 15 Mar 1906 in Patersonia. They had nine children: Charles Victor, Mary Josephine, Kathleen Louise, Michael John, Judith Irene, Kevin Claude, Bridget Margaret, Elizabeth Elaine and Maxwell Francis.

2-Ann Louisa Taylor was born on 14 Feb 1855 in Hobart, Tasmania and died in 1937 in Launceston at age 82. Ann married William Henry Watkins, son of William Lewin Watkins and Caroline Rudman, on 20 Mar 1871 in Campbell Town, Tasmania. William was born on 25 Feb 1848 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 23 Nov 1894 in Campbell Town, Tasmania at age 46. They had a son: John Joshua.

3-John Joshua Watkins was born on 25 Mar 1873 in Cleveland, Tasmania and died on 23 Aug 1955 in Launceston at age 82. John married his first cousin Emma Louisa Rice, as above