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The Taylors | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”. His book is in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.


George Taylor was a Scottish Catholic merchant. His father was Peter / Patrick Taylor of Miramichi. George married Isabella Milne (daughter of William Milne and Isabella Herson) about 1810. It’s believed he came to Caraquet towards the end of the 1830s.

George and Isabella’s children were:

  • Isabella,
  • George (m. Margaret Young, daughter of John Young and Blanche Little),
  • Peter, 
  • William  (m. Elisabeth Cranney, daughter of Martin Cranney and Anne Waddleton),
  • Isabella, 
  • Margaret Elisabeth  (m. Samuel Sutherland and then William Collier),
  • Charles John, 
  • James, 
  • Elizabeth Catherine (Lillie)  (m. James Cranney, son of Martin Cranney and Ann Waddleton).




Related Posts

The Taylors | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



External Links

Taylors in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 



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