Historical Records of Benjamin Taylor and wife Elizabeth
and James Basham and Frances Taylor


TITL The Basye Family in The U. S. AUTH Otto Basye PUBL 1950 Good REPO CALN MEDI Book OCCU PLAC Planter The Basye Family in the U. S., by Otto Basye, 1950 (GS#929.273 B229b) pp.172-75, 184-200] Marriage Register No. 1 Fauquier Co., VA. pp. 2p6. Virginia Historical Magazine, Vo. 35, pp. 309-12. Removed to Prince William County. Lancaster Co., Vol. 13, p. 308, Jan. 14, 1742 Benjamin Taylor and wife Elizabeth of Wicomico Parish, Lancaster Co. deed to James Ball of St. Mary's White Chapel Parish land in Wicomico Parish,200 A. Jeduthum Ball, and Richard Selden, witnesses. Memorandum That on the 14th day of Jan. 1742, Livery of seizen and possession of the within 200 A. of land etc. was made and given by the within mentioned Benjamin Taylor and Elizabeth his wife to the within mentioned James Ball by the sd Benjamin Taylor and Elizabeth his wife entering into the principal mansion house upon sd land, no other person being therein, and coming out and delivering the handle of the door of the sd. house to the sd. James Ball in the presence of Jeduthun Ball Richard Selden 

The name of Benjamin Taylor next appears on the records of Prince William Co., as do the names of many Northumberland and Lancaster county residents. James Taylor, a brother of Benjamin, and Lazarus Taylor, a cousin, who is sheriff of Prince William Co. 1754. Richard and Joseph Taylor, sons and Richard Taylor and John Young Taylor, grandsons of Benjamin Taylor all appear in the records of Prince William or Fauquier county. As many of the records of Prince William county have been destroyed, it was impossible to glean much from this county, but in 1745 a deed shows a certain tract of land joins land of John Hudnall, Jos. Blackwell, Leonard Hornsby, and Benjamin Taylor. In the same year Lazarus Taylor, Benjamin Taylor, and Joseph Hudnall witness a deed. Although the deed books are missing the Index shows that deeds were made in the following years: Neale to Taylor---1741-3. Neale to Taylor---1744-45. Taylor to Taylor---1744-45. Taylor to Basye---1744-45. In 1754 Benjamin Taylor deeds a gift of land to son Richard Taylor. In Fauquier Co. Deed Book, I, p. 454, Benjamin Taylor and wife Elizabeth deed to Joseph Taylor, their son, plantation on which we now live, bounded by lands of William Morgan and Elias Edmunds, also joins land previously given to our son Richard and the land of Edmond Basye, also conveys negroes, stock etc. to son Joseph, Benjamin and wife Elizabeth to dwell there. After decease of Benjamin and Elizabeth, Joseph Taylor, son is to make certain legacies to his herein mentioned sisters: Winnifred Basye, Hannah Basye, Elizabeth Morgan, & Mary Hudnall. April 28, 1763. Elias Edmonds, John Gibbons, Wm Kitson, wit. Winnifred Taylor Basye was the wife of Edmond Basye and her sister Hannah was wife of John Basye, brother of Edmond. They were cousins, the grandfather John Taylor II being a brother to Mrs. Edmond Basye, grandmother of Edmond and John, named above. Benjamin Taylor and wife Elizabeth evidently had another daughter, as in marriage records lately found in Fauquier Co. is the following record: James Basham and Frances Taylor. Benjamin Taylor gives consent to his daughter's marriage. March 20, 1762. Jos. Hudnall, John Basey, Chas. Hume, wit.