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Thomas Taylor, born 1561/2 in western England, died at Haarlem, Holland, in 1655. He is said to have been the youngest son of a nobleman. With some other men who did not agree with the doctrines of the English State church he fled to Holland, unable to take along anything but a Bible and a little money. In Haarlem he started a textile business. He married Prijntje (or Proontje) van de(n) Kerchhove(n), a Mennonite refugee from Flanders, and joined the Flemish Mennonite church of Haarlem. Throughout his long life his business was prosperous and he died a wealthy man. He is the ancestor of the Dutch Teyler family.

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Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht en Gelderland, 2 vols. Amsterdam: P.N. van Kampen, 1847: v. I, 64.

Eigen Haard (1885): No. 10.

Teyler-van Geleyn, M. "Stamboek der Teyler's." Manuscript found in the City Library of Haarlem.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Taylor, Thomas (1561/2-1655)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 5 May 2016.,_Thomas_(1561/2-1655)&oldid=122071.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Taylor, Thomas (1561/2-1655). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 May 2016, from,_Thomas_(1561/2-1655)&oldid=122071.

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