1478, John born in Rothbury, Northumberland, England, s/o 42112. William Taylor & 42113. Joan ?.
1498, John and his triplet brothers educated by King Henry VII. (S) A note in the Royal Privy purse, expenses “for the wages of the King’s Scoler John Taillor at Oxenford”.
1482, Susan born in Rothbury, Northumberland, England.
1503, John ordained Rector at Bishop’s Hatfield.
1504, John Rector of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.
1509, in Rothbury, John married Susan.
1/3/1508 , John made Prebendary of Eccleshall in Lichfield Cathedral. (S) Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicannae 1300-1541, V10.
4/21/1509, John one of the Royal Chaplains at Henry VII’s funeral. (S) The Clerk of the Crown, Pollard, 1942.
1509, King Henry VIII appointed John as King’s Clerk and Chaplain.
1511, John made a Clerk to Parliament.
1513, John accompanied King Henry VIII on his campaign in which Tournai, France was captured after an 8-day siege. (S) Henry VIII by J. J. Scarisbrick, P37.
1515, John appointed Archdeacon of Derby and Prolocutor of Convocation of the Clergy, and a Royal Ambassador to Burgundy and France.
1516, John appointed Archdeacon of Buckingham.
1517, John decided to build a new church, the Chapel of Barton, near his original home. [Finished in 1533.]
1520 at Cambridge, John conferred the degrees of Doctor of Civil Law and Doctor of Canon Law.
5/28/1520, John named in a letter of Silverster de Giglis, Bishop of Worcester, as a friend of Cardinal Wolsey, then Lord Chancellor of England. (S) Letters and Papers, F&D, Henry VIII, V3.
6/1520, John a chaplain at the famous meeting between King Henry VIII and King Francois I of France in northern France. The King ordered each priest to be clothed in damask and satin and each to be followed by his own attendants, not exceeding 10 persons and 4 horses.
4/1526, John on embassy to France with Thomas Cheney and Thomas Wyatt in an attempt to convince King Francois to break the Treaty of Pavia with King Carlos V. [John Taylor gave Thomas Cheney high praise after the success of the mission.]
6/26/1527–10/8/1534, John, Master of the Rolls of the Court of Chancery. This position was the 3rd most senior judicial position in England; Lord Chancellor being 1st and Lord Chief Justice being 2nd.
1528, John appointed Archdeacon of Halifax, West Yorkshire; but also suffering with a diseased leg.
1533, John appointed as one of the commissioners to decide if King Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon was valid.
Aft. 10/1534, John died; burial place unknown.
(S) Biographia Halifaxiensis, John Watson, 2008.
Child of John and Susan: [5 children]
i. Rowland Taylor (10528), born 11/6/1510 in England.