Richard & Phoebe Edith Taylor - Kirk Braddan Cemetery - Braddan, Isle of Man
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N 54° 09.917 W 004° 30.127
30U E 401930 N 6002953
Quick Description: The broken column headstone for Richard and Phoebe Edith Taylor is to be found in the Kirk Braddan Cemetery.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 9/14/2020 8:54:40 AM
Waymark Code: WM134JJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:
The broken column headstone for Richard and Phoebe Edith Taylor is to be found in the Kirk Braddan Cemetery.

At the base of the column the memorial tablet has the following dedication:

'IN LOVING MEMORY
OF RICHARD TAYLOR
BUTCHER
DOUGLAS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
SEPT. 18TH 1895,
AGED 30 YEARS.
HIS END WAS PEACE
'

Below this is a plinth with the following dedciation:

'ALSO
PHOEBE EDITH
BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DEP. OCTOBER 3RD 1898,
AGED 34 YEARS.'


The Notice of Death published in the Isle of Man Times newspaper on Saturday September 21, 1895 is shown below:
'TAYLOR - on the 18th September, at 64 Duke-
street, Douglas, Richard Taylor, butcher, aged
30 years; and whose remains will be interred in
Braddan Cemetery, to-morrow (Sunday), Sept.
22nd, at 1-30 afternoon.'

In 1899 published in the same newspaper there appeared the following In Memoriam Notice:
'TAYLOR - in sad but loving memory of Richard
Taylor, butcher, who departed this life Sept.
19th 1895, at 64 Duke street Douglas; also
Phoebe Edith Taylor, beloved wife of the above
and eldest daughter of Thomas and Margaret
Cain, butcher, 64 Duke street, who departed this
life, October 3rd 1898.
Thy purpose Lord we cannot see,
But all is well that's done by Thee.

Inserted by a loving father and mother.'

From the 1891 Census, the last before the death of Richard, it would appear that Richard and Phoebe Taylor had a daughter Margaret E who was born in 1886. They had married on 25th February 1889 at St. George's church in Douglas, when they were both 24 years of age. Phoebe is recorded as a widow (Phoebe Edith White nee Cain) at the time of her marriage to Richard. Also living at the same address in 1891 were John Taylor, who was Richard's elder brother, and a female domestic servant Emma Henry who was 14 years of aged.

It is interesting that Richard is recorded as the 'Head of the household' although he is the younger brother and that the Census record's Richard's occupation as 'Cattle Salesman' whilst his brother is shown as a 'Master Butcher'.

Source: Ancestry.co.uk

From the Isle of Man Times, Tuesday, October 08, 1895:
Report on the proceedings of the "High Courts of Justice, Douglas, Monday, October 7, 1895. (Before his Honour Deemster Drinkwater.) COMMON LAW DIVISION. SUMMARY JURISDICTION...
PROBATE DIVISION...
Phoebe Edith Taylor v. the Next-of-Kin of Richard
Taylor.
-This was a petition for probate. - Mr
Browne appeared for the petitioner, who deposed
that she was the widow of Richard Taylor, who
died on 18th September, 1895. He left no
children, but left two brothers. John and James,
both resident off the Island, a sister - Margaret
- wife of James Dick. Another sister, Matilda,
was the wife of Ridgeway Hampton. The value of
the personal estate was about £200. - Wm. Quine
and John Blair proved the will. - Administration
was granted to the widow, Mrs Taylor."
Headstone/Monument Text:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF RICHARD TAYLOR BUTCHER DOUGLAS WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPT. 18TH 1895, AGED 30 YEARS. HIS END WAS PEACE and ALSO PHOEBE EDITH BELOVED WIFE OF THE ABOVE WHO DEP. OCTOBER 3RD 1898, AGED 34 YEARS.


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