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My gggrendfather John Taylor immigrated from Holsworthy to Prince Edward Island in the spring of 1831. He was a Bible Christian and met Francis Mertherall when it came to PEI in 1832.

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He must have been one of the very first Bible Christian emigrants - it wasn't until the annual conference of 1831 that emigration was actively encouraged.Do you have any more details about John's occupation before and after emigration, or who he travelled with? If you have a photo of him or his children feel free to add it to this group.
John Taylor was married to Rebecca Taylor daughter of William Taylor and Elizabeth Treble of Holsworthy Devon.. Rebecca had inherited a house and Bartlett's park. John farmed the park. They sold the park in April 1831 to Nathaniel Jones his first cousin once removed. Then set sail to Prince Edward Island with 14 children, the youngest a month old. Francis Metherall wrote in his memoirs "I was well acquainted with Brother Taylor, and I believe him to be worthy of all the encomium that Brother James has bestowed on him. The first time I saw him was in the month of June 1832, and although he had no personal knowledge of me, yet having heard of my arrival on this Island, he appeared to be confident who I was, as soon as he saw me; before I had told him my name or profession. He appeared to be filled with joy, love, and gratitude to God, for sending me, unworthy as I was, to visit them in this comparative wilderness. He at all times entertained the messengers of salvation with great pleasure, and took much delight in conversing with them about the things of God, and I believe nothing gave him so much satisfaction, as did the prosperity of the Redeemers kingdom. I visited him several times during his illness, and found him delivered from all fears and doubts, possessing an unshaken confidence in the merits of Christ, rejoicing in hope of the glory of God. As a man, he was strictly honest, as a neighbour, he was peaceable and generous; as a husband, he was kind and affectionate; as a Father, he was watchful and prayerful over his children, and greatly desired their spiritual and temporal welfare; as a christian, he was humble and zealous; as a preacher, he was faithful and useful; and I believe I may venture to say "let me die the death of the Righteous, and let my last end be like Brother Taylor's."
They continued to farm in PEI until his death in 1840.





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