George Taylor

Boot Manufacturer

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1882 1884
Alderman Alexandria 1898 1900
  • Alexandria Town Hall in 1943 (Alexandria, 'the Birmingham of Australia': 75 years of progress, 1868-1943, published by Alexandria Municipal Council, 1943).

Family background

George Crosby Taylor was born on 4 June 1840 at Dawdon Hall, Easington, Durham, England, the son of Thomas Ducker Taylor and Isabella Walker Crosby. He married Maria Victoria Day (1840-1923) in 1866 at Hartlepool, Durham, England, and they had five sons and six daughters. George Crosby Taylor and his family immigrated to Australia on board the ship “Antiope” which arrived at Melbourne on 24 December 1869. George Crosby Taylor died at Leichhardt, NSW on 28 March 1921, aged 80 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Methodist section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £220. George Crosby Taylor lived at 64 Garden Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

After his arrival at Sydney George Crosby Taylor entered into business in Alexandria, and for over thirty years his name was held in great esteem by the wholesaler boot trade of the colony. For many years he was an earnest worker in connection with the old Wesley Church, Chippendale, where among other duties he was a lay preacher.

Community activity

George Crosby Taylor was commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1887.

Local government service

George Taylor was an alderman on Alexandria Council for two terms representing the East Ward: 1882-84 and 1898-1900.


Municipal Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 1882, p. 3,

‘Obituary: George Crosby Taylor’, The Methodist, 14 May 1921, p. 10,


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