Taylor & Company

Wine & Spirit Merchants

    In 1841, Sarah Taylor was a druggist living with her widowed mother Elizabeth in Church Street, Corsham. Later that year, on 21st December 1841, she married John Stantial at Corsham Independent Chapel. Sarah was born in Westbury, Wilts. on 15th Aug. 1805, bapt. 17th Jan. 1806 at Westbury, the daughter of Stephen Taylor and Elizabeth Hewitt. Sarah's brother Stephen was a chemist and druggist in the Market Place at Westbury, Wilts. During the period 1839-1846 there are numerous newspaper references to Taylor of Westbury and Corsham as agents for "Frampton's Pill of Health" among other remedies of the day. Robson's directory of 1839 lists: Taylor, S. & J.: chemists, druggists & spirit merchants, High Street, Corsham.

2 gallon salt-glaze stone jar. Taylor1-1.jpg
Impressed:  Taylor & Compy / Wine & Spirit Merchts / Corsham.

Potter: unknown-likely Bristol ware.
Image courtesy of  M. Squires.

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