John England was born to Daniel and Mary Ann Meddler on 25 October 1840 in Norfolk, England. He moved to the United States in 1856 and settled in Tooele, Utah Territory, on 1 October 1860. England married Eliza Kennington on 5 March 1863; he married Eliza Priscilla Bunn as a plural wife on 24 February 1881. He was the father of nineteen children. He worked in the shoe trade and the sheep business and died in Tooele on 16 October 1924.
 “John England,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 462.