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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Known as the "Water-Poet," born at Gloucester; was successively a waterman on the Thames, a sailor in the navy, public-house keeper in Oxford, etc.; walked from London to Edinburgh, "not carrying any money to or fro, neither begging, borrowing, or asking meat, drink, or lodging," and described the journey in his "Penniless Pilgrimage"; wrote also "Travels in Germanie," and enjoyed considerable repute in his time as a humorous rhymester (1580-1654).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Taylor, John'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/taylor-john.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.