Born 31 January 1858 (near Huddersfield)
Died 12 January 1923
Married Mary Radford in Kirk Langley, Derbyshire in 1884 and had three sons Edward Crosland, Claude Crosland and Winthrop James (Jim) Crosland and three daughters Margaret Crosland, Alma Mary Crosland and Christine Crosland.
Known as Crosland. (Name given being the maiden name of his mother)
With younger brother James formed company G C Taylor & Co. With other partners this company became Telegraph Manufacturing Limited. The company was initially based in Neston but moved to Helsby and became the British Insulated and Helsby Cable Company Limited. In 1940s this company merged with a company formed by Tom Callender to become the British Insulated and Callender’s Cable Company Limited (B.I.C.C).
Was appointed Justice of the Peace for the City of Chester in 1899
Started business of Crosville in 1906 and formed company Crosville Motor Company Limited initially with view of constructing motor vehicles. Bus services started in 1911 as an additional element of the firm and this gradually became the most important and profitable part of the business.
Until his death in 1923 he remained Chairman of Crosville Motor Company Limited which developed as a significant bus company. His three sons also made an important and substantial contribution to the success and achievements of the business.