Rev Charles Hellins Taylor. [Obituary]

Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1878, Vol XXXV, (1903), p. 40.


J. Brooking-Rowe (Ed.)

Prepared by Michael Steer

The obituary was read at the Association’s July 1903 Sidmouth meeting. Alumni Cantabrigienses, the biographical register of Cambridge University’s students and graduates provides a concise and rather more detailed summary of Rev Taylor’s professional career than does his Association obituary - for example, the Rev Taylor was an Old Boy of Shrewsbury School, and as well, Rural Dean of Tavistock. His obituary, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

Rev Charles Hellins Taylor. The Rev. Charles Hellins Taylor became a member of the Association in 1889. He was born in 1835, took his B. A. degree at Emmanuel, Oxford, in 1858, and his M.A. in 1862. He was ordained deacon and priest in the diocese of Manchester in 1860; he was curate of St. John, Bury; of St. John, Plymouth; and vicar of St. Giles in the Heath, Launceston, from 1863 to 1888, in which latter year he was appointed by the Duke of Bedford vicar of Milton Abbot, near Tavistock. This he held until 1901, when he resigned, retiring from active life and going to live at Tavistock, but undertaking from time to time some work as a licensed preacher in the diocese. He died 10th June, 1903, and was buried at the New Church, Tavistock, on the Monday following. From the time of his election he was a constant attendant at the annual meetings, and in 1895 he contributed a paper on "The Genuineness of the Parish Accounts of Milton Abbot for 1588."