The parents of Michael Taylor (#6 above) have not been definitively identified. However, circumstantial
evidence plus Y-DNA matches indicate that he descended from Abraham Taylor (1685
Baltimore, MD - 1751 Craven/Johnston, NC) and was genetically separated from Abraham by no more
than three generations. Most likely, he was a grandson of Robert.
Researchers of this family are divided as to whether Michael (#6) is the son or
nephew/cousin of James (#3e). Neither the documentary nor DNA evidence are clear
on this point.
Robert Taylor (1480 Cheshire, ENG -1562 Cheshire, ENG) + xxx
Thomas Taylor (1524 Cheshire, ENG - 1575 Cheshire, ENG) + xxx
John B Taylor (1550 Cheshire, ENG - Cheshire, ENG 1627 Cheshire, ENG) + Joan Gatliffe
Lawrence Taylor (1584 Cheshire, ENG - 1627 Cheshire, ENG) + m2 Cecily Ridgeway
Abraham Taylor (1630/1638 Cheshire?, ENG - 1692 Accomack, VA)) + ?
While accepted by some researchers of this family,
recent evidence indicates the four generations A-D shown above may
the paternal ancestors of #E. A reasonably exhaustive search of Cheshire parish registers
has failed to find a record of an Abraham Taylor,
son of Lawrence Taylor -- or, indeed, of any Abraham Taylor baptized in
the appropriate time frame.
Note: These Taylors lived in the parish of Great Budworth and
specifically in the hamlet of Clatterwick. Some sacraments were observed in
the nearby "chapel of convenience" at Little Leigh, which functioned
Abraham Taylor (1630/1638 Cheshire?, ENG - 1692 Accomack, VA) + Deborah Keachine or
Ketchme (1744 Wiltshire, ENG - 1686/1692 Accomack, VA)
Abraham Taylor (1661 Accomack, VA - ? Somerset, MD?)
Nor, is #E the father of #1 (Abraham) above. Newly available DNA evidence is that the direct
filial descendants of #s E & F are Y haplogroup J2, whereas the filial descendants of #6 are R1b.
This excludes #E as being the father of #1 above.
Further research shows that #F was living in Somerset County at the same time
that #1 was living in Baltimore County, on opposite sides of Chesapeake Bay.