Clement Taylor

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Clement Taylor (c. 1745–April 1804), of Tovil House, Maidstone, Kent, was an English paper-maker and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1780 to 1796.

Taylor was the son of Clement Taylor, a paper-maker of Wrotham, Kent and his wife Sarah Quelch, daughter of William Quelch, paper-maker, of Dartford. He followed his father into the paper-making business, with large scale manufacture at mills at Tovil, near Maidstone.[1]

Taylor was returned as Member of Parliament for Maidstone after a contest at the 1780 general election. He was returned as an Independent but became a member of the Whig club in 1784. He succeeded in contests again in 1784[1] and 1790. Towards the end of this Parliament, he was running into difficulties in his business and decided not to stand in the 1796 general election.[2]

In 1793 Taylor set up a paper-making partnership in Ireland which was unsuccessful. He went bankrupt in 1797, and died unmarried in Dublin in April 1804.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TAYLOR, Clement (d. 1804), of Tovil House, Maidstone, Kent". History of Parliament Online (1754-1790). Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "TAYLOR, Clement (c.1745-1804), of Tovil Place, Maidstone, Kent". History of Parliament Online (1790-1820). Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir Horatio Mann
Hon. Charles Finch
Member of Parliament for Maidstone
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With: Sir Horatio Mann 1780-1784
Gerard Noel Edwards 1784-1788
Sir Matthew Bloxham 1788-1796
Succeeded by
Sir Matthew Bloxham
Major General Oliver de Lancey