William Tayloe (the nephew)

William Tayloe or Teylow (1645–1710) was the nephew of William Tayloe (the immigrant) of King's Creek Plantation and High Sheriff of York Co., Virginia, the father of John Tayloe I of The Old House and progenitor of the Tayloes of Mount Airy, Richmond County, Virginia.[1] His coat of arms, Vert a sword erect Or between two lions rampant addorsed Ermine,[2] matches those of Teylow in Gloucester, England[3][4].

William Tayloe
Gloucester Co, England
Old House, Richmond County, Virginia
Resting placeOld House, Richmond County, Virginia
OccupationPlanter, Agent
Known forVirginia Planter, Progenitor of the Tayloe's of Mount Airy

Early yearsEdit

After the death of his uncle, William Tayloe (the immigrant), he inherited capital and property on the York and James River.


In 1683 he built "The Old House" on "Tayloe's Quarter" in Old Rappahannock Co.-now Richmond Co., Virginia.[5] On Nov, 23, 1693, Col. William Tayloe of Richmond Co., VA, nephew and heir of Col. William Tayloe (the immigrant), of King's Creek in York Co., deceased, deeds to Lewis Burwell II, 1,200 acres between King's Creek and Queen's Creek on the York River, now Cheatham Annex. With these proceeds William Tayloe (the nephew) enhances original acreage purchases from William Fauntroy land on the north side of the Rappahannock River. The property referred to at first as "Tayloe's Quarter," but later given the name of "Mount Airy.[6]"

In 1692 Tayloe was one of the first justices of Richmond County (Richmond Co. was created from Old Rappahannock Co. in 1692), and in 1704, as "Colonel and Commander in Chief" of the militia of that county, subdued an attempted uprising of the Indians. Col. Tayloe was a Burgess for Richmond county at the sessions of December 1700; August 1701; May 1702; June 1702, and April 1706. On May 19, 1703, Col. William Tayloe, Col. George Taylor, Mr. Samuel Peachey, Capt. John Deane, and Capt. John Tarpley were justices of Richmond Co., VA.

On March 6, 1704/5, William Tayloe, Colonel and Commander-in-chief of Richmond Co., on behalf of himself and the Militia within the county, "showeth several charges for services in August and September. Payments to Captain Thomas Beale, Captain John Crooke, Captain William Barber and Captain Henry Prereton their four companies on duty 33 days. Captain John Tarpley and Charles Barber sent out two squadrons of 12 men each under quartermasters. Also claim of William Underwood, Captain of a company of foot Oct 1704; Captain Alexander Donophan, Captain of troop of horse in the upper parts of Richmond County and Captain Nicholas Smith's claim for the troops under his command. In 1705 Col. William Tayloe, Lt. Col. Samuel Peachey, Maj. William Robinson, Mr. Joshua Davis, Capt. Nicholas Smith, Mr. Edward Barrow and Mr. Francis Slaughter were justices, Richmond Co., VA. In 1706 Col. William Tayloe and Major William Robinson voted their burgesses expenses, each 9,980 pounds tobacco in Richmond Co., VA.

On February 7, 1710, at the time of his death, the court ordered the appraisement of his personal estate. Valued at 702.8.8 pounds administration was granted Col. John Tayloe I, his son.

Personal lifeEdit

He married Ann Corbin (1664–1694), daughter of Hon. Henry Corbin (ca. 1629–1676) and Alice (Eltonhead) Corbin, of "Buckingham House" Middlesex County, parents of Letitia Corbin Lee, wife of Col. Richard Lee II, Esq.[7]. They had 4 children: Elizabeth, who married John Wormeley; Ann Catherine, who married Samuel Ball; John, who became the chief architect of the family fortune; and William, who married Letitia Wormeley, brother to John – both children of Ralph Wormeley.


  1. ^ "The Tayloes of Virginia and Allied Families," by W. Randolph Tayloe (Berryville, VA, 1963) p.1,79. FHL #929.273 T211t. Cites: (a) York Co., VA deeds.
  2. ^ [1] 1. Tayloe, Col William (b. England; d. King's Creek, York Co, Va, bef 1676); and 2. Tayloe, John (Richmond Co, Va, 1688-1747) in "Roll of Early American Arms." The American Heraldry Society, accessed July 2019.
  3. ^ The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time, Volume May 1, 2009, by Sir Bernard Burke C B LL D
  4. ^ William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume 11, College of William and Mary, The College, 1903
  5. ^ "The Octagon," by George McCue (American Institute of Architects Foundation, Washington D.C., 1976) p.9.
  6. ^ "The Octagon," by George McCue (American Institute of Architects Foundation, Washington D.C., 1976) p.9.
  7. ^ Lancaster, Robert Alexander (1915). Historic Virginia homes and churches (Now in the public domain. ed.). Lippincott. pp. 343. Retrieved October 17, 2011.