John Maxwell Taylor Scotland Jamaica

Biography of John Maxwell Taylor

John Maxwell Taylor matriculated at the University in 1786. He was the eldest son of Reverend William, a graduate of the University and Principal from 1803 until 1823.

Taylor was joined at the University in the same year by his brother Matthew Stewart Taylor, and their brothers Robert and William Leechman Taylor attended in 1789 and 1799 respectively.

Taylor became a Lieutenant in the 3rd West India Regiment, and died at Jamaica on 7 July 1796.


Archival Materials

  • Addison, W Innes, The Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1913)


John Maxwell Taylor
Born 15 March 1774.
Died 7 July 1796.
GU Degree: Arts, 1786;
University Link: Student
Occupation categories: military
English snippet: Arts student at the University of Glasgow in 1786
Record last updated: 11th Jun 2014

Country Associations

Scotland Scotland, Glasgow
Place of Birth

Jamaica Jamaica, No Region
Place of Death

University Connections

University Roles

  • Student