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Brentford families: Taylor and Moriarty

Brian Moriarty writing in April 2012:

Both my parents families were from Brentford, Brentford FC supporters and my Mums family the Taylors were the coal merchants.

Taylor family

My maternal Grandad Thomas William Taylor ran the coal business in Brentford from by the station.

My Mum was the youngest of the four Taylor girls and she died at end of 2007. All those name on that Kingham's article she would loved to have known and talked about.

The last Taylor girl died last year 2011 in February, my dear Aunt Violet aged 92. She was a very industrious woman. She ran the coal business after my Grandad Thomas William Taylor was killed on Boston Manor Road in 1956 . He was hit up back on his horse and cart by a Garners coach.

I was five and yet I remember it well. The handsome grave for him and my gran is in South Ealing cemetery. Aunt Violet also owned the hairdressers opposite the Royal Oak for years and set up a road Transport business in Windmill Road, Pritchett Brothers.

She was as agile to the end as a 60 year old. The coal business went Uncle Arthur, their Dads youngest brother and his son Fred Taylor who lives in Chiswick now. He would be able to tell you so much. I am so excited by this project of yours and the memories and the joy when I saw my Mum and Dad come up on the Kingham article knows no bounds.

Fred Taylor would love to tell and show all he knows but is not up to email etc. So if anyone wants his details please call me 07949 161601 or email me at bmoriarty4 then an @ then gmail.com.

Moriarty family

We moved to Whitton when I was about four I believe, 70 Whitton Way off Nelson Road, then moved back to Brentford when I was 12 or 13 1963/or 64. We moved into the Dell next to Brentford Station and the old cottage hospital. My Dad was still working for Lincoln Cars on the Great West Road. My parents spent rest of their lives there and when I married I moved to Orchard Road, three doors away from where my Mother was born in 1924 as the last Taylor girl.

Looking at records for Moriarty I find Joseph Moriarty living at 1 Westbury Place. This is my Granddads George Thomas Moriarty brother. As a child I knew the Divers sisters in Westbury Place next door to my Grandad at number one.

My Dad was George Edward Moriarty but he was born in Ealing Road. My life long memories though are of my Grandad George Thomas Moriarty living in 1 Westbury Place right up until death in December 1971. He was the son of my great granddad Joseph Eli Moriarty who filled in the 1911 census return for 1 Westbury Place. I also have Josephs wedding record to Emily Martha in 1892Ö.she held me as a baby. I know Joseph Moriarty moved over to Kew and donít believe I ever met him.

Grandad married Beatrice Mirams in 1919. He was shot 6 times in his arm at Ypres and I have the letters written from France to his Mother also photos of him and his brother in uniform.

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Published May 2012