Jane came to Canada in 1850 and was a Presbyterian. William and Jane were married by her father, Rev. Donald McLeod.
The history of St. Andrew's Church in Cobourg records that when the The Female Association for Missionary Purposes in Connection with the Presbyterian Church was formed that "apparently no president was elected, but only a secretary, Miss Jane McLeod." It appears that the group was quite successful in raising funds: 35 pounds in 1848 and 96 pounds in 1849.
She is interred in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Ontario.
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On 17 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:
The late Mrs.Wm. Jeffrey Sr. The funeral for the late Mrs.Wm.Jeffrey Sr. Was held Saturday afternoon from her late Residence on Centre Street to Avondale Cemetary. The bearers were four sons of the deceased , William and Andrew J. of this city, Donald and Herbert of Delmar Ohio ; a son-in-law Mr.Wm.Preston of this city and a nephew. Mr.A.H.Jeffrey of Toronto. Rev.R. Martin and Rev.Dr. Hamilton were the officiating clergymen. Among those in attendance from a distance were Rev.McLeod of Barrie and Mrs. John McLeod and son Charles of Woodstock.
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