Mrs Maria Jane <I>Dyer</I> Taylor

Mrs Maria Jane Dyer Taylor

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Death 23 Jul 1870 (aged 33)
China
Burial Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China
Plot Bell Tower and Memorial Garden
Memorial ID 37623329 · View Source
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Maria Taylor was born to missionaries Samuel & Maria Dyer in Malacca, British Straits Settlement (now Malaysia) & died at Zhenjiang, China. She was a Christian missionary to the Chinese, and "Mother" of the China Inland Mission with her husband, founder James Hudson Taylor. She was a pioneer missionary and educator there for 12 years (from 1852-1860 and 1866-1870). In 1858, she married Taylor and was an invaluable assistant and influence to him. In her time with the CIM she was instrumental in training single women to be missionaries in China, when opportunities for women to serve had been previously dependent on having a missionary husband.


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SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MARIA JANE,
THE BELOVED WIFE OF THE REV. J. HUDSON TAYLOR,
OF THE CHINA INLAND MISSION,
AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE REV. SAMUEL DYER OF PENANG.
SHE WAS BORN IN MALACCA JAN. 16TH 1837,
ARRIVED IN CHINA IN 1852,
AND FELL ASLEEP IN JESUS IN CHINKIANG JULY 23RD 1870.
AN EARNEST CHRISTIAN AND DEVOTED MISSIONARY,
A FAITHFUL AND AFFECTIONATE WIFE AND TENDER MOTHER,
A SINCERE AND WARM HEARTED FRIEND,
TO HER TO LIVE WAS CHRIST, AND TO DIE WAS GAIN,
HER MEMORY IS EMBALMED
IN THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO KNEW AND LOVED HER.
"FATHER, I WILL THAT THEY ALSO WHOM THOU HAST GIVEN ME
BE WITH ME WHERE I AM"
ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN OF THE ABOVE,
JANE DYER TAYLOR
BORN AND DIED IN ENGLAND IN 1865,
GRACE DYER TAYLOR
BORN IN NINGPO JULY 31ST 1859 DIED AT HANGCHAU AUG. 23RD 1867,
SAML. DYER TAYLOR
BORN IN ENGLAND JUNE 24TH 1864, DIED AT CHINKIANG FEB. 4TH 1870,
NOEL TAYLOR
BORN IN CHINKIANG JULY 7TH, DIED JULY 20TH 1870
"SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME"

Gravesite Details grave marker no longer at site - marker re-erected in local church 2012

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Maria Jane Dyer Taylor (16 Jan 1837–23 Jul 1870), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37623329, citing Xuan De Church, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China ; Maintained by Brian York (contributor 47133728) .