m. 25 Aug 1835
Facts and Events
Jane Bolton was born on the 30th of March 1810 in Oxford, Oxon, England. On the 16th of January 1844 she married Henry Longmore in the St. Mary’s Bridgnorth Parrish Salop England. She passed away on the 28th of October 1895 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jane had three children from a previous marriage, Jane, Richard, and Martha Hall. Jane and Henry had three children of their own, Henry Charles, born on the 29th of May 1844, George born on the 6th of May 1846 and Eliza Hale born on the 25th of October 1849. All of Henry and Jane’s children were born in Bridgnorth Salop, England.
Jane and Henry were the first ancestors in the Longmore family to join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Jane was baptized on the 6th of May 1854 and Henry was baptized on the 7th of September 1854.
The census records of 1851 Bridgnorth, St. Mary’s Parrish lists the Longmore family living there at 153 Bernard’s Hill. It lists head of house as Henry Longmore, wife Jane and seven others, Jane, Richard, Martha, Henry, George, Eliza and Joseph Hall (a cousin). It lists the Henry’s occupation as a carpet weaver, Richard, Martha, Henry and George as scholars and Joseph Hall as a masons labor.
In 1861 the Longmore family moved to Bath, England in preparation of coming to America and to Zion. As we searched for information about the Longmore family we found records of the Bath Branch that showed that they were active in the church there. They were working as missionaries and other work. We also found records of donations. They were paying into an immigration fund and in 1862 Henry and his son George left on the William Tapscott sailing vessel for America, and got ready for the rest of the family to come later.
In 1864 Jane Longmore, her son Henry, Eliza and Martha Hall came on the Monarch of the Sea. They made their way to the Salt Lake Valley on the John R. Murdock wagon train later that same year. Henry Charles didn’t come west at that time, but did come later. They made their home in Lehi, Utah. After a year they moved to East Millcreek and made their home there. The year before Jane and her family arrived (1863) her son Richard Hall also came to Utah. Jane was also mother to two orphan boys who’s parents died crossing the plains, William and Charles Silverwood, Charles Silverwood was a bookkeeper for ZCMI for many years.
January 11, 1869 was a great and wonderful day for Jane and Henry, because on that day they went to the Endowment House in Salt Lake City and were sealed to one another for time and all eternity. Since then all of their children have been sealed to them.
Jane Longmore passed away on the 28th of October 1895, and her husband Henry lived on for another ten years and he passed away on the 22nd of November 1905. They were wonderful parents and we are sure they were loved by all their children and grandchildren on down to the fifth generation and then on from there as well. They were buried in the Elysian Burial Gardens in Salt Lake City. It is a beautiful and peaceful place. Their graves there were recorded but unmarked so in 2005 their descendants all raised some money and had a headstone placed there for them. It was not a hardship for any of them and now it is much nicer.