We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Longwood Funeral Home & Cremation of Matthew Genereux, Inc.
Josephine Baroll Taylor died on January 1, 2022. She died at her home in central Chester County (Marshallton) where she and her family resided for over 50 years. She is survived by her husband, Stewart; two children, Robin Delehanty (daughter) and Bruce Taylor (son).
Josephine was born in Baltimore, Maryland and spent her childhood there until the family moved to Ardmore, Pennsylvania and then Huntingdon Valley. She was a graduate of the George School and earned a BA in fine art from the Maryland Institute of Art. Her garnered artistic skills led her into a highly successful career in commission portraiture of both people and animals.
Her work particularly reflected her childhood love of horses, and her talent can be found in several international publications. That field also brought out Joesphine's athletic and equestrian talent. She accepted ribbons at scores of horse shows, finished first in the steeplechase races, “followed the hounds” with dozens of mounted fox hunting clubs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, and managed riding departments of two prestigious boarding schools.
Also surviving her death is her first cousin, Nicholas, the fourteenth Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron, who sits in the House of Lords of the United Kingdom. Her ancestor, William the Third Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron (1755-1846) engaged his Virginia Colony neighbor and protege George Washington (1732-1799), to survey his 4.6 million acre property which had been deeded to him by England's King George III. The months-long project became the only formal education that the “father of our country” ever experienced.
Services will be private.