- a city in SE Massachusetts.
- former name of Taunton Deane.
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His wife was the daughter of a Taunton tradesman, and of handsome appearance.Heroes of the Telegraph
And yet, in less than a week, he proclaimed himself at Taunton Market Cross!
It was none other than Master Tetheridge, the noisy town-clerk of Taunton.
I scarce expect to find him at Taunton, though we were so directed.
Of the other slain there are not more than ten of Taunton birth.
- a market town in SW England, administrative centre of Somerset: scene of Judge Jeffreys' "Bloody Assize" (1685) after the Battle of Sedgemoor. Pop: 58 241 (2001)