William Taylor was born in Birsay, Orkney about 1788. He entered the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company about 1804 and served as a labourer at York Factory until 1814. He returned to Europe for five years, then returned to York Factory where he was an assistant Trader from 1819-1822. (1)
In 1825, three children (James, Charlotte, and Elizabeth) of William Taylor and Sarah Sabiston were baptised. In 1827, William and Sarah were formally married at Red River. A fourth child, George, was baptised at the settlement in 1828.
(1) This information taken from HBCA biographical sheet for TAYLOR, William