|From the Dome-book we find that Thomas Dassell was constable in 1668.|
On 26th September, 1655, "Thomas(?) Dossell and Eylanor Bishopp were married," as appears by the register, which contains the names of several children of Thomas "Dossell" from 1664 to 1673; and on 22nd October, 1697, "Thomas Dossell was buried."
|From the Dome-book it appears that Daniel Taylor was overseer in 1680.|
The entries relative to him in the register are but meagre, and consist of the following:
"Joseph, the sonn of Danell Taylar," was baptized 16th January, 1695, and a daughter the following year.
Daniel Taylor, who was a Quaker, by deed dated 28th August, 1696, gave a house, called the Quakers' Almshouse, in trust for the use of such poor persons of the borough of Bridport to dwell in as should be appointed by the trustees and their successors.
The same Daniel Taylor by deed dated 31st December, 1708, granted to trustees a house, called the Bull Inn, in East Street, the income of which was to support a Free school at Bridport, the number of scholars to be twelve of the poor inhabitants there, or so many as the clear annual produce of the premises should exceed or fall short of £12.
The Bull Inn still exists in East Street as the principal hotel in Bridport.
(For fuller particulars of these two charities see the Charity Commissioners' Report before alluded to.)
Daniel Taylor was buried in the Friends' Burial Ground, situate in South Street, which he appears to have given to the society. The place still exists as a walled enclosure, but has long been disused for burials.
Upon a large stone, let into the wall over the gateway, is cut in Roman capitals the following inscription:
"1696In the year 1718 there was published in London a curious little volume, called "The Remains of Daniel Taylor," which contained various testimonials to his worth, in verse and otherwise, by certain of his friends, and also a selection from his own letters to the quarterly meetings of the Society.
Friends Burial Ground
Given by Daniel Taylor of Bridport.
He died the 7th and was buried in this ground the 12th day of 9th Mo 1714
aged 73 years."