The Taylors were an 18th century papermaking family based in and around around Kent, England.
Clement Taylor died in 1776 having worked Poll Mill, just upriver from Turkey Mill and Basted Mill where he apprenticed his sons John, James, George and Clement (jr).
After his death his sons took over the mills which included Basted, Poll, Upper Tolvil and Old Mill in Hollingbourne which was rented to him by Whatman.
The Paper - Taylor
These papers watermarked as 'C Taylor' were either made by Clement (sr) prior to 1776 at Poll Mill or Clement (jr) at Upper Tovil Mill or Old Mill, Hollingbourne.
The GR watermark refers to King George III, George Rex (1738 - 1820). It was a watermark found in papers produced in this era to show that they were of a high enough quality for printing and publishing work.
The exact date of manufacture is unknown but we estimate it to have been produced somewhere after 1776 and into the 1790s.
375 x 235 mm, 14 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches (+/-)
Heavily mottled with some foxing.
Approximately 125 gsm
Laid (the laid lines are 1 inch apart)