Thomas William Taylor (British Army officer)

Last updated

Thomas William Taylor
Thomas William Taylor by William Salter.jpg
Thomas William Taylor by William Salter
Born13 July 1782
Died8 January 1854
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg  British Army
Rank Major-General
Battles/wars Napoleonic Wars
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Major-General Thomas William Taylor CB (13 July 1782 – 8 January 1854) of Ogwell House, West Ogwell, [1] in Devon, was a British Army officer who became Lieutenant-Governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.

West Ogwell human settlement in the United Kingdom

West Ogwell is a village and former civil parish and manor in Devon, England, located 2 miles south-west of the town of Newton Abbot and 1 mile west of the village of East Ogwell. It is now in the civil parish of Ogwell, administered by Teignbridge District Council. The church and manor house "lie hidden away on their own".

British Army land warfare branch of the British Armed Forces of the United Kingdom

The British Army is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2018, the British Army comprises just over 81,500 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 27,000 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.


Military career

He was educated at Eton College and St John's College, Cambridge and in 1804 was commissioned as a cornet in the 6th Dragoon Guards. [2] He was promoted to captain in 1807 and transferred to the 24th Light Dragoons and then became military secretary to Lord Minto, Governor-General of India. [2] He fought with the 10th Hussars at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. [2] After the defeat of Napoleon he served at the Headquarters of the Allied Army of Occupation in Paris. [2] In 1826 he became Superintendent of the Cavalry Riding Establishment at St John's Wood Barracks, London, and in 1828 was appointed Inspector of Yeomanry. In 1837 he became Lieutenant-Governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. [3]

Eton College school in Windsor and Maidenhead, UK

Eton College is a 13–18 independent boarding school and sixth form for boys in the parish of Eton, near Windsor in Berkshire, England. It was founded in 1440 by King Henry VI as Kynge's College of Our Ladye of Eton besyde Windesore , as a sister institution to King's College, Cambridge, making it the 18th-oldest Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference school. Eton's history and influence have made Eton one of the most prestigious schools in the world.

St Johns College, Cambridge college of the University of Cambridge

St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge founded by the Tudor matriarch Lady Margaret Beaufort. In constitutional terms, the college is a charitable corporation established by a charter dated 9 April 1511. The aims of the college, as specified by its statutes, are the promotion of education, religion, learning and research. It is one of the larger Oxbridge colleges in terms of student numbers. For 2018, St. John’s was ranked 9th of 29 colleges in the Tompkins Table with over 30% of its students earning First-class honours.

Carabiniers (6th Dragoon Guards) British Army cavalry regiment

The Carabiniers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army. It was formed in 1685 as the Lord Lumley's Regiment of Horse. It was renamed as His Majesty's 1st Regiment of Carabiniers in 1740, the 3rd Regiment of Horse (Carabiniers) in 1756 and the 6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards in 1788. After two centuries of service, including the First World War, the regiment was amalgamated with the 3rd Dragoon Guards to form the 3rd/6th Dragoon Guards in 1922.

He served as a Groom of the Bedchamber to King William IV from 1832 to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 [4] and as Colonel of the 17th Lancers from 1852 to his death. [5]

17th Lancers

The 17th Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1759 and notable for its participation in the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. The regiment was amalgamated with the 21st Lancers to form the 17th/21st Lancers in 1922.

Marriage and progeny

On 14 January 1810 at St. George's Church in Madras, India, he married Anne Harvey Petrie, a daughter of John Petrie, by whom he had progeny including: [6]

Haccombe village and former civil parish in Devon, England

Haccombe is a hamlet, former parish and historic manor in Devon, situated 2 1/2 miles east of Newton Abbot, in the south of the county. It is possibly the smallest parish in England, and was said in 1810 to be remarkable for containing only two inhabited houses, namely the manor house known as Haccombe House and the parsonage. Haccombe House is a "nondescript Georgian structure" (Pevsner), rebuilt shortly before 1795 by the Carew family on the site of an important mediaeval manor house.

Funerary hatchment heraldic memorial to a deceased person

A funerary hatchment is a depiction within a black lozenge-shaped frame, generally on a black (sable) background, of a deceased's heraldic achievement, that is to say the escutcheon showing the arms, together with the crest and supporters of his family or person. Regimental Colours and other military or naval emblems are sometimes placed behind the arms of military or naval officers. Such funerary hatchments, generally therefore restricted in use to members of the nobility or armigerous gentry, used to be hung on the wall of a deceased person's house, and were later transferred to the parish church, often within the family chapel therein which appertained to the manor house, the family occupying which, generally being lord of the manor, generally held the advowson of the church. In Germany, the approximate equivalent is a Totenschild, literally "death shield".

Robert John Verney, 17th Baron Willoughby de Broke and de jure25th Baron Latimer of Compton Verney in Warwickshire, was a peer in the peerage of England.


He died on 8 January 1854 and was buried at St Mary the Virgin Churchyard in Denbury in Devon. [2]

Denbury village in United Kingdom

Denbury is a village in Teignbridge district of Devon, England. The village is situated between Totnes and Newton Abbot, approximately ten miles from Torquay.

Related Research Articles

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh English noble

Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh was an English statesman who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1672 when he was created Baron Clifford.

Lord Robert Somerset British Army general

General Lord Robert Edward Henry Somerset was a British soldier who fought during the Peninsular War and the War of the Seventh Coalition.

George Scovell British Army general

General Sir George Scovell, was a member of the quartermaster's staff of the British Army in Iberia during the Peninsular War.

Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby British Army officer

Major General Hon. Sir Frederick Cavendish Ponsonby was an Anglo-Irish military officer.

12th Royal Lancers

The 12th Royal Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army first formed in 1715. It saw service for three centuries, including the First World War and the Second World War. The regiment survived the immediate post-war reduction in forces, but was slated for reduction in the 1957 Defence White Paper, and was amalgamated with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers to form the 9th/12th Royal Lancers in 1960.

16th The Queens Lancers

The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a cavalry regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922.

Carew baronets

There have been three baronetcies created for persons with the surname Carew, two in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of Great Britain. One creation is extant as of 2008.

Richard Reynell (died 1585) English politician

Richard Reynell (1519–1585) of East Ogwell, Devon, was an English Member of Parliament. An account of him and his sons is given by John Prince in his Worthies of Devon.

The 23rd Light Dragoons was a cavalry regiment of the British Army which existed several times.

Reynell Taylor British soldier

Major-General Reynell George Taylor was a British military officer who served in the Bengal Army.

James Wallace Sleigh British general

Sir James Wallace Sleigh CB (1775–1865) was an officer of the British Army. He rose to be a general, and fought with Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.

Sir Henry Carew, 7th Baronet

Sir Henry Carew, 7th Baronet (1779–1830) of Haccombe in Devon, was a member of the landed gentry of Devonshire.

Mohuns Ottery

Mohuns Ottery or Mohun's Ottery, is a house and historic manor in the parish of Luppitt, 1 mile south-east of the village of Luppitt and 4 miles north-east of Honiton in east Devon, England. From the 14th to the 16th centuries it was a seat of the Carew family. Several manorial court rolls survive at the Somerset Heritage Centre, Taunton, Somerset.

John Vivian was a Welsh industrialist of Cornish extraction. Himself a descendant of the Vivians of Trewan, Cornwall, he was the first member of this branch of the family to settle in South Wales, where he became the ancestor of the Vivian baronets and barons. He was the son of Reverend Thomas Vivian and Mary Hussey, of Truro St. Mary, Cornwall, who had been married on 30 November 1747 at Kenwyn, Cornwall.

James Charles Chatterton

General Sir James Charles Chatterton, 3rd Baronet, was a British Army officer and politician; he was the third of the Chatterton baronets of Castle Mahon. He fought during both the Peninsular and Waterloo Campaigns, later becoming Member of Parliament (MP) for Cork, Ireland.

Walter Palk English politician, died 1819

Walter Palk (1742-1819), of Marley House in the parish of Rattery, Devon, England, was a Member of Parliament for his family's Pocket Borough of Ashburton in Devon from 1796 to 1811. He served as Sheriff of Devon (1791-2) and in 1798 was a Captain in the Ashburton Volunteer Militia, one of many such units formed across Devon to counter a possible invasion by Napoleon.

Manor of Denbury

Denbury is an historic manor in Devonshire, England. The manor house, known as Denbury Manor is situated on the edge of the village of Denbury. Denbury Manor is also known as Applegarth Manor.


  1. "The History of the Building". Gaia House. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Descendent stories". Waterloo 200. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  3. "No. 19465". The London Gazette . 10 February 1837. p. 328.
  4. "Court officers" (PDF). Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. "17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own)". Archived from the original on 26 December 2005. Retrieved 9 February 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. "Person Page". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. "Person Page". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. "Person Page". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  9. "Person Page". Retrieved 31 August 2017.