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Taylor, James (1753–1825), naval engineer and potter

Michael S. Moss.

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...