Jennie Faulding Taylor

Jennie Faulding Taylor

Missionary In China
Born Oct 6, 1843

Jane Elizabeth "Jennie" Faulding Taylor, was a British Protestant missionary to China with the China Inland Mission. She pioneered the work of single women missionaries in China and eventually married the founder of the mission, James Hudson Taylor, after the death of his first wife, Maria Jane Dyer. As Taylor’s wife, she assumed many roles within the mission agency when Taylor was overseas—acting at times as a home director for the mission.… Read More

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1843 Birth Born in 1843.


1865 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Jane Elizabeth Faulding was the daughter of a piano manufacturer in London. She was an 1865 graduate of the Home and Colonial Training College along with her friend, Emily Blatchley.
1866 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She was the junior member of the Lammermuir Party, the largest party of Protestant missionaries ever to sail to China in 1866, but she quickly proved herself useful. … Read More
1871 28 Years Old After she had been in China for five years, she was given a furlough at the request of her parents. Taylor accompanied her home in 1871. … Read More


1877 34 Years Old The news of the terrible Great North China Famine of 1877-78 in Shanxi Province motivated Faulding to go there with two single women as part of a relief team – when no men could be spared to accompany them on their journey and her husband could not go, himself. … Read More


1904 61 Years Old Faulding worked alongside her husband until the end of her life. They traveled across the globe many times recruiting missionaries and visiting mission stations in China. She died of breast cancer in Les Chevalleyres, Switzerland in 1904. … Read More
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