Maria (Taylor) Byrd (1698-1771)

Mrs Maria (Taylor) Byrd, of "Westover" Virginia

Associated Houses

Westover Plantation

Charles City

She was the daughter of Thomas Taylor, of Kensington, London. In 1724, she became the second wife of William Byrd, President of the Governor's Council in Virginia. They were the parents of four children who all lived to adulthood. 


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 01/12/2018 and last updated on 08/02/2023.
Portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fletcher Fund, 1925. A copy can be found at the Virginia Historical Society.