in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Engineering and Technology; Environmental Science, Engineering, and Technology; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 917 words.
Taylor, James (1753–1825), naval engineer and potter, was born on 3 May 1753 at Leadhills, Lanarkshire, the son of John Taylor, the overseer of the earl of Hopetoun's mines there. He was...