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Jane England (Pavard)

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 20, 1882 (67)
Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Plain City, Weber, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Pavard and Jane Pavard
Wife of John England, Sr.
Mother of John England, Jr. and James England

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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Immediate Family

About Jane England

Mother England…A worthy woman leaves this world for a better one…

Editor Hearld: We have the sorrowful duty to record the demise of a worthy woman whose virtues will survive her, long in the loving memory of her wide circle of friends and aquaintences. There died in this city, Webber County, Utah, on November 10th, 1882, of congestion of the lungs, Jane Pavard, the beloved wife of Father John England. The deceased was born August 11, 1815, at Stafford, near Yeovil, Somersetshire, England. She was married at the same place, May 4th, 1834, and at her death was the mother of 25 children (seven sons and eight daughters) and grandparent to 37.

Sister England was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1848, at Bridport, Dorsetshire, England, by Elder George Kendall. Mother England emigrated to Utah in 1862 in company with her husband and a portion of her family, in Captain Duncan’s company and settled in this place, having been preceded to Utah by her eldest daughter, Annie, who crossed the plains in the hand-cart company in 1857. Two years afterwards, her son John crossed the plains and assisted to build the first telegraph line that crossed the Rocky Mountains to Utah. They thus materially assisted their parents to gather to the home of the Saints.

Sister England was surrounded at the time of her death by all of her family, and was fully conscious of the great change impending. Her sufferings lasted about 27 hours, from the time of first taking sick. She was 87 years, 2 months and 29 days old at her death.

She was interred in the Plain City Cemetery on the 21st, the funeral services over the remains being held in the schoolhouse. Bishop L.W. Shurtliff presiding. A vast concourse of sorrowing and sympathetic relatives and friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to all that remained of Mother England. Yea of very truth a city is left to mourn. The services were opened by solemn music and prayer by Elder A. Knight. Brother John Spiers then gave a very feeling and eulogistic review of the deceased’s life and usefulness during the last 17 years. He was followed by Elder P.C. Green, and Brother William Geddes. Bishop Shurtliff closed the services, but was so affected that his feelings were unexpressed. The funeral cortege then moved to the graveyard and the setting sun passed below the Eastern horizon as they hid in the tomb all that was left of that good and faithful servant, Mother and Sister England. She died a true Latter-Day Saint, having also been a member of the Relief Society.

It is not the tear at this moment shed. When the cold earth has just been laid o’er her. That can tell, how beloved was the wife that’s fled, or how deep in our hearts we deplore her, ‘Tis the tear through many a long day weft. ‘Tis the one remembrance fondly kept. When all other griefs have faded.

Shortly after her settlement in Plain City, Sister England was ordained and set apart as a midwife, under the hands of Elder John Carver, and by the dictation of the Spirit of God, she was promised the blessings of success in all her administrations, which promise has been fully verified in a singular manner. She was unlearned, even in the commonest rudiments of language or science, was unassuming, humble, and assiduous in her labors to a fault and charitable. During a period of seventeen years, in which time she has brought into the world upwards of 400 children, mostly single births, she has never lost a case, and by her motherly kindness has won the well0nmerited esteem and confidences of all who knew her. Almost with her latest breath she expressed her confidence in the principles of eternal truths and died in hopes of a glorious resurrection.

Deseret News, Woman’s Exponent. Dr. H. H. Wadman, G.H. Carver, Plain City, November 25th, 1882. __________________

From: Find A

Birth: Aug. 22, 1815, Somerset, England

Death: Nov. 20, 1882, Plain City, Weber County, Utah, USA

Burial: Plain City Cemetery, Plain City, Weber County, Utah, USA

Daughter of Thomas Pavard and Jane Woods

Spouse John England

Children: George, Annie, Maria, David Miller, Martha, John, William, William James, Emma, Selena, James, Elizabeth, Jane Ester, Flora, and Thomas.



John England 1815 - 1894



George England 1835 - 1849


Maria England 1838 - 1846


Martha England 1839 - 1839


David Miller England 1840 - 1849


Martha England 1842 - 1842


John England 1843 - 1932


William England 1845 - 1845


William James England 1846 - 1926


Emma Smith England 1848 - 1857


Selena England Gibson 1849 - 1929


James England 1851 - 1943


Elizabeth England 1852 - 1859


Jane Ester England 1854 - 1856


Flora England Cottle 1856 - 1896


Thomas England 1860 - 1945

Created by: Burnt Almond Fudge

Record added: Apr 08, 200

Find A Grave Memorial# 18823334

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Jane England's Timeline

August 22, 1815
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
September 4, 1843
Age 28
West Dorset District, Dorset, UK
May 24, 1851
Age 35
Bradpole, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
November 20, 1882
Age 67
Plain City, Weber, Utah, United States
Plain City, Weber, Utah, USA