Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameSarah TAYLOR 54
Birth Date1595
Burial Date12 Dec 1631
Burial PlaceDunstable, Bedfordshire, England
FatherJohn TAYLOR (1563-)
Misc. Notes
Data from GENDEX sources.
Birth Dateabt 1590
Will Date10 Jul 1658
Death Date9 Jan 1663/4
Death PlaceCharlestown, Massachusetts
Immigr Date1635
Immigr Place“Defence” from London
FatherJohn LONG (1560-)
Misc. Notes
Savage579 reports that Robert Long of “Charlestown, came in the Defence from London, 1635, aged 45, with w. no doubt his sec. Eliz. 30, says the custom-ho. rec., but prob. 33, and ten ch. Michael, 20; Sarah, 18; Robert, 16; Eliz. 12; Ann, 10; Mary, 9; Rebecca, 8; John, 6; Zechary, 4; and Joshua, 9 mos.; had here Hannah, b. 2, bapt. 12 Mar. 1637; Ruth, bapt. 3 June 1639; Deborah, 10 Aug. 1642; and was freem. 25 May 1636. He had been an innholder at Dunstable, Co. Bedford, 30 ms. from London, therefore well kn. to Rev. Zechariah Symmes, rector in that ch. (in whose honor, perhaps, he call. one of his [p. 109] s.) ar. co. 1639, was a selectman, kept the inn, and d. 9 Jan. 1664, leav. good est. His will, made 10 July 1658, names his wid. wh. liv. to 29 May 1687, aged 84, and eleven ch. being all those he brot. exc. Robert, wh. had d. near seven yrs. bef; beside Ruth, and Deborah. The regist. of Dunstable, Eng. wh. ment. the bapt. of his s. Zechary, 20 Oct. 1630 [Anderson580 gives the date as 29 Oct], relates also, that a Sarah was bur. 12 Dec. 1631, so she was not his d.” This last death record was apparently that of Robert Long’s first wife, Sarah (Taylor) Long.

Robert Long became a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1639,273 although Whitman says he became a freeman in 1635 (rather than 1636 according to Savage, quoted above).

Wyman581 provides considerable detail on Robert Long’s estate and his extensive property holdings in Charlestown, as well as the estates of several of his children. He also notes that the “Defence” in which Long’s family sailed embarked on 7 July 1635, and that Robert and his wife Elizabeth traveled with a servant, Lucy Mercer, in addition to their children.

See Rodgers233 for some details to be entered concerning the estate of Robert Long’s son Robert, who predeceased his father.

See Anderson582 for a comprehensive treatment of this immigrant (details to be entered).
Marr Date3 Oct 1614
Marr PlaceSt. Albans, Hertfordshire, England
ChildrenMichael (~1615-)
 Sarah (~1617-)
 Robert (~1619-)
 Elizabeth (bp. 1621-)
 Anne/Anna (bp. 1623-1691)
 Mary (~1626-)
 Rebecca (~1627-)
 John (~1629-)
 Zachary/Zechariah (bp. 1630-)
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