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Jane Williams (Nelson)

Birthdate: (95)
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: October 6, 1896 (95)
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Napier, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Nelson and Anna Maria Nelson
Wife of William Williams
Mother of Mary Williams; Jane Elizabeth Williams; William Leonard (Leonard) Williams; Thomas Sydney Williams; James Nelson (J.N.) Williams and 4 others
Sister of Charles Nelson; Elisabeth Nelson; Jane Nelson; Dorothea Nelson; Anna Maria Nelson and 2 others

Occupation: missionary
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About Jane Williams

Jane Nelson was baptised at St Mary Gate Independent Chapel, Nottingham, England, on 29 April 1801, daughter of James Nelson and his wife, Anna Maria Dale. In 1817 Jane was engaged as a pupil teacher by Mary Williams at her school in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. There she met Mary's son William, an ordained minister, who was preparing for missionary work in New Zealand. Jane and William were married at Sheffield, on 11 July 1825, and on 12 August sailed in the Sir George Osborne. On 25 March 1826 they arrived at Paihia, where William's brother Henry, and his wife, Marianne, had established a mission station. To Turanga Maori, irrespective of age, Jane Williams was 'Mother'. She died at her residence, Hukarere, on 6 October 1896. Link to full biography:

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Jane Williams's Timeline

April 8, 1801
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
April 29, 1801
Nottingham, England
April 12, 1826
Age 25
Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
October 23, 1827
Age 26
Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
July 22, 1829
Age 28
Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
February 9, 1831
Age 29
Paihia, New Zealand
August 22, 1837
Age 36
Waimate North, Northland, New Zealand
February 25, 1839
Age 37
Waimate North, Northland, New Zealand
April 7, 1841
Age 39
Gisborne, New Zealand