Facts and Events
||Henry J possibly for Jacob
||19 Jan 1814
||Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England
||19 Jun 1814
||St Leonard, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England
||17 May 1817
||Bridgnorth, Shropshire, EnglandSee death certificate
||St Mary, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England
||from 1841 to 1851
||St Mary, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, EnglandCarpet weaver
||Bridgnorth, Shropshire, EnglandQuarter Session Records
||16 Jan 1844
||Bridgnorth, Shropshire, Englandto Jane Bolton
||St Mary, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England
||Bath, EnglandDonations to LDS Perpetual Immigration Fund
||Twerton, Somerset, England
||NFS Person ID
||14 Feb 1870
||Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UtahPatrichal Blessing
||26 Aug 1870
||Big Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
||Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
||22 Nov 1905
||Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
||AFT 22 Nov 1905
||Elysian Burial Garden, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Henry Longmore was born the 9th of May 1817 in Bridgnorth England. He lived there until he was twenty one years of age. He moved to Bath, England, and met Jane Bolton Hall, a widow with three children, and was married when he was twenty-three years old. They had three children. Henry Charles, George and Eliza Hale. Eliza Hale was ten years old when her Dad was converted to the Mormon Church. Henry and his son George came to Utah in 1862 with an ox team. He first made his home in Lehi on forty acres of land. He and his son George made the adobe for a two room house. He raised sugar cane, wheat and potatoes. While in Lehi he took two orphan boys and raised them. Their father and mother had died while coming across the plains. Their names were William and Charles Silverwood. Charles Silverwood was a bookkeeper at the ZCMI for many years. In 1863 a step son came over. Then in 1864 Henry's wife Jane , Martha, Henry and Eliza Hale came to join him. They lived in Lehi for another year after they arrived then they moved to East Millcreek. They lived in the log house which John Neff Sr. owned. He raised bees and also had a nursery. He raised the first budded orange peaches in Utah. The buds were brought here by David Henderson. At one time they owned the tract of land where the city and county offices are on 21st South. He sold it for a team of horses, harness and wagon. In 1889 he sold all of his property and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. They lived there for a year and a half and then moved back to Salt Lake to live with their daughter Eliza Hale who had married Joseph Waller. He was a well respected member of the LDS Wilford Ward. When it was first organized under the Bishopric of J.D. Cumming. Bishop Cummings always had a reserved seat on the stand for him. He bore his testimony every fast day that he was able to be there.
Henry is well documented. I will try to take the time later to upload images of these documents and give better source references. For now I will just list what documents I have on him in case someone is interested they can contact me.
Who raises Henry? Was he raised by his mother or someone else? Where is he from 1814 until 1841?
List of known Documents
- 1814 Brignorth St. Leonards parish baptism record which lists his birth as that same year. List mother as Eleanor.
- 1841 UK Census of Bridgnorth. Street living on is Bernards Hill. Occupation listed is Carpet Weaver. His age listed is 25. He is living will the family of William Lee who is also a carpet weaver.
- 1844 GRO Marriage Record. Spouse is Jane Hall. Profession listed is Carpet Weaver. Residence is listed as Bernards Hill.
- 1845 Parish baptism record of son Henry Longmore Jr. Profession listed is Carpet Weaver. Residence is listed as Bernards Hill.
- 1846 Parish baptism record of son George Longmore. Profession listed is Carpet Weaver. Residence is listed as Bernards Hill.
- 1849 Parish baptism record of son Elize Longmore. Profession listed is Carpet Weaver. Residence is listed as Bernards Hill.
- 1851 UK Census of Bridgnorth. Profession listed is Carpet Weaver. Residence is listed as Bernards Hill. Also living with Henry is step children from Jane Halls previous marriage.
- 1862 LDS Church Records - Bath Branch (several). Show baptism dates. Also shown is donations to perpetual immigration fund.
- 1862 Ship register. Ship name is William Tapscott. Check this out
- 1862 Wagon Train. He came across plains on John Murdock wagon train.
- 1870 US Census - Utah. Specific location is the Big Cottonwood ward. Occupation listed is Wool washer. Wife and two children Henry and Eliza are living with him.
- 1870 Patriachal Blessing. List mothers name as Ellen Douglas. This really gets me wondering - did he know that she remarried?
- 189? High Priest Geneology - Mill Creek Ward.
- 1894 Proxy for parents ordinances done in Salt Lake Temple.
- 1900 US Census - Utah. Living with his daughter Eliza who is married to Joseph Waller.
- 1905 Burial and Cemetery Location in Salt Lake City.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Church of England. St. Leonard's Church (Bridgnorth, Shropshire). Parish registers, 1556-1915. (Salt Lake City, Utah).
- Church of England. St Leonards Church, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Bishop Transcripts (1813-1835), film=502913, page=12, 1814.
Mother= Eleanor Longmore. Abode=Poor house. Profession=Servant.
- ↑ GPS Coordinates.
- ↑ Ancestry.
1841 Census online at ancestry.co.uk. William Lee is listed as head of house and he is a carpet weaver. I do wonder if Henry was an aprentice to William Lee since Henry is also a carpet weaver. Remember Henry being born in the poorhouse and likely needed a way to support himself and possibly his mother.
- ↑ Great Britains Census Office. England and Wales Census returns 1851, film=87387, page=206-396 also page=40?, 1851.
Location= 153 Bernards Hill.Henry Longmore is head of house. Condition=Married. Gender=Male. Age=33. Occupation=Carpet Weaver. Birthplace=Bridgenorth, Salop. Shows wife Jane (41) and six children (Jane f16, Richard m13, Martha f9, Henry m6, George m4, Eliza f1). Also a cousin Joseph Hall m26
- ↑ 1860 - Bath, Wiltshire Confrence - Ward Records.
- ↑ Ship Register, 25691/page 133.
Father and son listed together. 1. Henry (age 44) and 2. Henry C (age 17). No occupation listed.
- ↑ 1870 US Census - Utah, 1255337/ Page 486.
Age 53, Occupation is Woolwasher, Wife and two children in house. He is head of house. No value shown for real estate or personal estate. Household includes Henry (father), Jane (mother), Eliza (daughter), Henry (son).
- ↑ US Federal Government. US Census, 1241685/ District 69 / Page 15.
Age 83, See son in law (Joseph) for household details.
- Salt Lake Stake. 1890 - High Preist Geneolgies, Salt Lake Stake of Zion.
Name of person given who baptized him is "Elder Davis" and confirmation "George Bailey" and ordained a High Preist by "Bro Snelgrove". His residence at the time was in the Mill Creek Ward. He does not list a father. He lists Elen Longmore as his mother but then lines it out.
- ↑ Quarter Sessions.
- ↑ Image of death certificate
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