I hope that you enjoy browsing through my ancestors.
In common with most family trees mine is incomplete, if you should discover
common ancestry please get in touch, we may be able to assist each other!
I started this project about a 3 years ago, and now have a data base of over 3000 names comprising 1000
Please be patent the file takes about 30 seconds to load.
On the other hand you will find my direct ancestors by
following the "My Ancestors"
link on the LHS.
During my research I have discovered a number of "lost" cousins, principally
in America, and I am currently trying to trace a members of the Bell/Howat family
which emigrated to New Zealand during the early 1920's, check out the
Auckland Bell's, you may recognise
Most recently I rediscovered the family of Ellen Spalding Taylor (1884-1917)
and John Charles Cassells. Ellen Taylor's early death as the result of
diabetes and the remarriage of John Cassells meant that although
their descendants lived in AYR, almost my home town, for almost 100 years I
was unaware of the family until I managed to make contact with Doreen Craig
(nee Dandie) in August 2003.
The principal family names are Taylor, Bell, Wilson, Stewart, Tennant,
Hepburn, McCarrell, and Stewart, living and working in Ayrshire,
Lanarkshire, and Renfrewshire from 1860 till the present.
My grandfather and his father were both Ayrshire dentists with a colourful
history read their story The Taylor
Dentists also included is a link to the service history of
Thomas T Taylor who served with the RFC and the RAF during WW1 and flew a
rather interesting collection of aircraft. He had the distinction of serving in
both the Army (RFC) and the RAF.
My "other half" is a "Blair"
this family has a long association with Prestwick and the surrounding area,
stretching back over 150 years. Blair, Smith, Pyper, Inglis, Scott, McClung,
Jamieson and Irvine all feature in this family tree, check out the full
Blair name index.
Thanks for dropping by,
Grahame Taylor Email
The ancestry report uses 'Ahnentafel' numbering. This means
that a person's parent's numbers will be twice as large as the person's number.
So if someone's number is 15, her father will be number 30, and mother will be
31. Her child will be number 7.
This web site updated September 2003 by Grahame Taylor