Leonard Taylor 1, 18, was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England in 1893 and his birth was registered in Hayfield, Cheshire in the second quarter of that year.
He was the son of Frederick John Taylor (b. 1866) and Alice Rostron (b. 1860). His father, a bath attendant, was a native of Glossop and his mother was from Bolton, Lancashire. The couple had married in 1890 and went on to have five children: Harold (b. 1891), Leonard (b. 1893), Ethel (b. 1896), Florence (b. 1897) and Minnie (b. 1900). His parents appear childless on the 1891 census living at 5 Cliff Road, Glossop.
Leonard first appears with his family on the 1901 census and by that time the family are living at 7 Boothroyd Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, having moved there around 1897. On the 1911 census the family are living at 6 Sherbourne Road, Blackpool and, like his father, Leonard has become a bath attendant.
When he signed-on to the Titanic 2, on 6 April 1912, Leonard gave his address as 6 Sherbourne Road, Blackpool. The Titanic was his first ship. As a Turkish bath attendant he received monthly wages of £4 3.
Taylor died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
His mother and father remained in Blackpool, his father passing away in 1940.
- Some sources give his full name was Leonard William Taylor. No such middle name appears on the birth registration.
- For some reason, on the articles of agreement, the Turkish bath attendants were included with the galley staff
- Taylor was presumably the junior Turkish bath steward as his colleagues Crosbie and Ennis earned £6 10s and £6 respectively.
- A postcard sent by Leonard Taylor from the Titanic was auctioned in 2007.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Andrew Aldridge, UK
Gavin Bell, UK