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The Circus and other Family

Updated September 28, 2007

Royston Harold Kneath

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The family connection to the circus began around 1850 when Joseph Taylor left home in to go tenting with W H Stevenson.
In 1868 he is recorded on tour with Hutchinson and Tayleure Circus. At the end of that tour application was made to winter in Swansea and they opend on 9th November in Wind Street.

Other interesting family members include;
David Taylor Ringmaster. 1868-1937
Henry Warne the circus clown.
Frederick Frank Taylor Circus Musician and Swansea Police Officer. 1856-1914
Henry Blogg of the Crommer lifeboat.
William Balldock Coal Merchant of Dartford Kent. 1887-1966
David Llewellyn Kneath carpenter for Fred Ley born Swansea 1891 died 1958

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Family Photos

  • Mary Ann Taylor (11 KB)
    Mary Ann Powell wife of Frederick Frank Taylor
  • Joe Taylor (8 KB)
    Son of Frederick and Mary Taylor born in the circus 1883
  • Laura Taylor (11 KB)
    Daughter of Frederick and Mary Taylor
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