Robert Taylor (Australian businessman)

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Robert Taylor
Born c April 1792
Wigan, Lancashire, England
Died 16 May 1850 (aged 58)
Sydney, New South Wales
Nationality English
Occupation weaver, convict, brick maker, businessman

Robert Taylor (1792-1850) was an Englishman transported to New South Wales who became an early Australian businessman.

Robert Taylor was originally from Wigan, a Mill town in Lancashire, England. In 1819, he was convicted of larceny and sentenced to transportation to New South Wales for 7 years. He was freed in 1826, and subsequently became a businessman and landowner in the town of Sydney. Located on Robert Taylor's land, and named after him, is Sydney's iconic Taylor Square.