William Scott Cawkwell


Spouse: Mary England

  • Born: 26 May 1819
  • Place: Skelton, Howden, York, Engl
  • Married: 20 Nov 1848
  • Died: 30 Dec 1887
  • Place: Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Burial: Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah

History of William Scott (Cawkwell)

Written by Elva Tall Kinghorn

William Scott (Cawkwell) was born in England in 1819.

Little is known of his boyhood and young manhood. However, it is known that he was the father of two daughters by his first wife. We do not know her name although a researcher is at present working in England to give us this information. One of his daughters was named Jane.

After the death of his first wife he married Mary England who was the mother of two daughters, Elizabeth England and Mariah England. They were married 20 November 1848 at Sand Hall, Skelton, parish of Howden, No. 452. William Hutchinson performed the ceremony.

Mary England heard the Gospel from the LDS missionaries. She believed and was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints in 1863.

William Scott Cawkwell was a noble, kind, fine man. He did not join the Church although he knew it was true. He didn’t feel he was worthy for he liked his bit of taste of brandy and his coffee.

He was a devoted husband to his good wife and very kind and good to her daughters. He was a Bible student and would read to his wife as she ironed or mended or was busy at some quiet task.

He spoke with a distinct accent and his grandchildren enjoyed listening to him and remembered some of his quaint sayings. One was, "You silly fool, the bairns know more than ye do."

He gave liberally of his savings to help is wife’s daughter Elizabeth, and her five children come to America. Then, when they heard of her death, he was willing and eager to come with his wife to America to Salt Lake City, Utah to be near and with Elizabeth’s children.

They left England on 11 June 1874 on the steamship Nevada, arriving in Salt Lake City on 2 July 1874. They purchased a farm in Sandy, Utah. Here they were happy for the grandchildren came to visit them often.

When the youngest grandson, Heber Orson Ball, was married he took his bride to their home where they lived in a portion of the house. Here William Scott Cawkwell died at Sandy, Utah in the year 1887. The home was left to Heber Orson Ball. His endowment work was done by William Mitchell Ball on 19 June 1912. He was sealed to Mary England on 14 June 1923 by proxies Alfred Ball and Matilda Ball Tall.

Our love, respect, and admiration is given to this good man who was so good to his wife’s children and grandchildren.


WILLIAM SCOTT CAWKWELL

(Mary England)





  • Born: 1819
  • Place: Skelton, Yorkshire, England
  • Married: November 20, 1848
  • Place: Sand Hall, Skelton, Y, England
  • Died: 30 December 1887
  • Place: Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
  • Baptized: Did not join the church.
  • Entered the Salt Lake Valley: July 2, 1874. He was 55 years old.

Left Liverpool June 11, 1874 on the steamship "Nevada". There were 243 in the company. They arrived June 23, 1874. The church leader was Joseph Birch. They arrived in Salt Lake City July 2, 1874.


William Cawkwell had two daughters by his first wife. His first wife's name in unknown. One of his daughters was named Jane.


HISTORY OF WILLIAM SCOTT CAWKWELL

Written by Elva Tall Kinghorn



William Scott Cawkwell was born in England in 1819. Little is known of his boyhood and young manhood. However, it is known that he was the father of two daughters by his first wife. We do not know her name although a researcher is at present working in England to give us this information. One of his daughters was named Jane.



After the death of his first wife, he married Mary England who was the mother of two daughters, Elizabeth England and Mariah England. They were married 20 November 1848 at Sand Hall, Skelton, parish of Howden, No. 452. William Hutchinson performed the ceremony.



Mary England heard the Gospel from the L.D.S. missionaries. She believed and was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints in 1863.



William Scott Cawkwell was a noble, kind, fine man. He did not join the Church although he knew it was true. He didn't feel he was worthy for he liked his bit of taste of brandy and his coffee. He was a devoted husband to his good wife and very kind and good to her daughters. He was a Bible student and would read to his wife as she ironed or mended or was busy at some quiet task. He spoke with a distinct accent and his grandchildren enjoyed listening to him and remembered some of his quaint sayings. One was, "You silly fool, the bairns know more than ye do."



He gave liberally of his savings to help his wife's daughter Elizabeth, and her five children come to America. Then, when they heard of her death, he was willing and eager to come with his wife to America to Salt Lake City, Utah to be near and with Elizabeth's children. They left England on 11 June 1874 on the steamship "Nevada", arriving in Salt Lake City on 2 July 1874. They purchased a farm in Sandy, Utah. Here they were happy for the grandchildren came to visit them often.



When the youngest grandson, Heber Orson Ball, was married he took his bride to their home where they lived in a portion of the house. Here William Scott Cawkwell died at Sandy, Utah in the year 1887. The home was left to Heber Orson Ball. His endowment work was done by William Mitchell Ball on 19 June 1912. He was sealed to Mary England on 14 June 1923 by proxies Alfred Ball and Matilda Ball Tall.



Our love, respect, and admiration is given to this good man who was so good to his wife's children and grandchildren.

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