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John "cordwainer" Doane, Gent.

Also Known As: "Done", "Deane", "Dunne", "Donne"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England
Death: Died in Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Place of Burial: Old Cemetery, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Done and Joane Done
Husband of Ann Doane and Lydia Doane
Father of Dea. Daniel Doane; Lydia Hicks; Abigail Lothrop; John Doane, Jr. and Ephraim Doane

Occupation: Yeoman, innkeeper, tailor, Asst to Gov, Plymouth, MA
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About Deacon John Doane

John Doane (c.1590 - 1685/6) arrived in Plymouth Colony on an unknown ship sometime between 1628 and 1632. During his long life he is considered a person of note in Plymouth Colony serving in many government capacities associated with the colony government, such as government committees and deputy for Plymouth as well as Assistant Governor in 1632/33. He left government service for a time in the 1630s to serve as deacon in the Plymouth Church.

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"John Doane rated highly in the estimation of Governor William Bradford and Thomas Prence. His name appears many times in the old records of the colony. He held many offices and is mentioned frequently on various committees. He had charge of settling many estates and handling the legal affairs of numerous minor children who had been left orphans. For example, in 1633, a Peter Brown died at Plymouth, leaving two daughters by his first wife and an estate of 100 pounds. The second wife refused the responsibility for the two girls; one of them was bound to John Doane for nine years. Fifteen pounds were paid from Brown's estate to help with the girl's expenses."

"Seven men and their families of which I was one settled a colony in Nauset, MA. In 1646 Nauset was granted the right to be a township with all the privileges of the other townships. In 1651 the town of Nauset became known as Eastham. Starting in 1649, I served six years as Deputy of Eastham, and 14 years as selectman I was given a liscense to sell spirits."

Family

His wife in 1648 was Ann, who signed a deed with him in that year. She d. before 1659 when he and his wife Lydia signed another deed.

Children of Deacon John Doane:

  1. Lydia Doane b. circa 1625. Married Samuel Hicks.
  2. Abigail Doane b. circa 1631, d. 23-Jan-1734/35. Married Samuel Lothrop.
  3. John Doane+ b. circa 1635. Married 1) Hannah Bangs 2) Rebecca Pettee
  4. Deacon Daniel Doane+ b. circa 1637, d. 20-Dec-1712. Married 1) (possibly) Constance Snow 2) Hepsibah (Cole) Crispe
  5. Ephriam Doane b. circa 1642. Married 1) Mercy Knowles 2) Mary (Smalley) Snow

Will of John Doane

In his will dated May 18, 1678, inventory taken May 21, 1686 and sworn by Abigail Doane May 29, 1686, he named his "loving wife," daughter Abigail, sons John, Daniel and Ephraim, and granddaughter Margaret Hicks, and left the remainder of his estate to "all my sons and daughters". He described himself in the will as "aged eighty and eight or there about" and in the inventory he was said to have died February 21, 1685/86, "aged about a hundred years" - a typical overstatement of age which occurred in those times.

"John Doane of Eastham, aged eighty and eight years or there about," bequeathed to "my loving wife" my dwelling house in Eastham with all the upland and meadow about it and two acres at a place called the Acres, and all personal estate for life: to "daughter Abigail Doane" the house and land at her mother's death; to "son John Doane," sole executor, twenty-seven acres of upland. eight acres at Poche Island, all my right in Eastham being a town purchaser, also one hundred acres granted by the Plymouth court "by his majesty's order invested with power to do equity and justice to his poor distressed subjects", also my great table and form; to "son Daniel Doane" the land he now lives on and twenty acres near the dry swamp and four and a half acres of meadow at Little Billingsgate; to "granddaughter Margaret Hicks" a trunk and a pair of sheets; residue at wife's death divided equally among all the sons and daughters.

"John Done Gent., tailor, of Eastham" for love and natural affection "gave to "my daughter Abigaill Done ... my dwelling house with all upland about the said house" about twelve acres with two acres of meadow, in Eastham on 23-Dec-1681. The Inventory of Deacon John Doane was taken by Joseph Snow and Joshua Bangs, "Mr John Doane deceased the 21th of February 1685 aged about a hundred years" totalled £10 16s. 7d. On 21-May-1686.

References

  • From "The Doane Family" vol. II by AA Doane, et al..., pp 1
  • Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony: Its History and People, 1620-1691 (Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986), pp. 76, 77, 283

Sources

  1. Torrey's New England Marriages. "Doane, John (-1686, 1 Jan. 1685, 1685/6) (ae 88 in 1675) 1/wf Ann [Perkins?] (-4 Dec 1648 +) ; by 1632, by 1627? Plymouth?Eastham. 2/wf Lydia___ by 1 April 1659: Eastham."
  2. Anderson's The Great Migration says under marriages: "(1) By 4 December 1648 Ann ___ (and by 1625 if she is mother of his children) (signed a deed dated 4 Decmber 1648, she died in 1659. (2) By April 1659 Lydia___ She was living 18 May 1678 when she was named in her husband's will, but was presumably deceased by 23 December 1681 when property he left to her in the was deeded by him to his daughter Abigail."
  3. The Doane Family: I. Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth ; II. Doctor John Done, of Maryland, and Their Descendants, with Notes Upon English Families of the Name, Volume 1 (Google eBook) Doane Family Association of America, 1902

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Came to America aboard the "Ann", part of the Mayflower Company in 1623. SIC: - other sources Ref the Handmaid ... Was he back & forth to England?)

information taken from book, "Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691" by Eugene Aubrey Stratton

In will dated 16 May 1678 he states he is about 88 yr.

He arrived in Plymouth between 1628-1632.

He served as a Deacon in the Plymouth Church. He was an Asst. in 1632/33,but was " freed from the church" on 2 Jan 1633/34 so that he could devote full time to his church functions. He still served in various government committees including one that revised laws in 1636 & later Deputy for Plymouth.

1636 shared allotment of hay ground with widow Ellen Billington and later that year sued her for 100L for slander; she was sentenced to pay him 5L, to sit in the stocks & be whipped.

He was given honorific title of " Mr." also referred to himself as "Gent" in one document.

He had dealings with Mr. John Atwood such as acting as his agent in obtaining the indenture of Walter Harris as a servent in 1633.In 1636 Atwood bought Doane's share of a house and land at Plain Dealing which they had held in partnership.

Doane was granted a license to sell wine in 1639 and in 1640 he was presented for selling wine contrary to the courts order, though this apparently was a misunderstanding as charges were dropped.

He was one of the men appointed to buy land at Nauset [ Eastham] from the Indians and became one of the first settlers there.........

His earliest known wife was Ann[ probably Perkins] per 1648 deed but in a deed dated 1659 wife was Lydia. His inventory 1686 was sworn to by an Abigail Doane,whom some have taken as third wife however many documents show Abigail to be his daughter.

In his will dated 18 May 1678,inventory taken 21 May 1686 and sworn to by Abigail Doane 29 May 1686, he named his" loving wife",daughter Abigail,sons John,Daniel,and Ephraim,and"allhis sons and daughters". In the will he described himself "aged eighty and eight or there about" in the inventory he stated he was" aged about a hundred years".The typical overstatement of age was common when approaching the century mark.....

His daughter,Lydia married Samuel Hicks

Abigail married Samuel Lothrop [ in 1690-- she was unmarried in 1686 when Doanes will was sworn to]

son,John married 1-Hannah Bangs 2-Rebecca Pettee

Daniel married 1-unknown 2-Hepsibah [Cole] Crispe

Ephraim married 1-Mercy Knowles 2-Mary[Smalley] Snow,which carries the line of Daniel Doane forward.

Documentation shows John Doanes ward, Joseph Harding was John's nephew and that Joseph's mother was the widow Harding and she was John's sister.

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“Mr. John Doane was the eldest of the seven first settlers [of Nauset, i.e., Eastham], and undoubtedly next in rank to Gov. Prence. They were the only persons of that band whom the records of that period honor with the prefix of Mister, which in those days was only given to men of means, magistrates and ministers. At what time he arrived at Plymouth, it does not appear. Mr. Pratt, the Eastham historian, was certain he came over in one of the three first ships, his authority he does not state. This, however, is certain: he did not come over in the mayflower, Fortune or Ann. HIs name appears as a freeman and tax payer at Plymouth in 1633, and that year is mentioned as being with Mr. Wm. Bradford, Capt. Miles Standish, Mr. John Howland, Mr. John Alden, Mr. Stephen Hopkins and Mr. Wm. Gilson, an assistant of Gov. Edward Winslow; but having been chosen deacon in the church at Plymouth, ‘at the request of the church and himself, was freed from the office of assistant in the Commonweale,’ January 2, 1633-4. In 1633, with others, he was appointed to divide meadow at Plymouth. He is also mentioned in the records as presenting the inventory of the estate of Martha Harding, Oct. 28, 1633, who in behalf of her son, was appointed administrator. In 1635, at the July court, the Colony agreed ‘to build a mill’ at Plymouth, and a committee consisting of Capt. Miles Standish, Mr. Collier, Mr. John Doane and John Winslow, was ‘appointed to collect, etc., money for the building of the same,’ and to engage the workmen. In 1636, December 24, he sold his house and land at Plain Dealing, which he held in common with John ATwood, late of London for £60. In 1637, June 7th, the court was called upon to regulate the trade in beaver, corn, beads,’ etc., which was ‘likely to go to decay.’ and ‘Mr. Doane,’ with others, was appointed to aid the governor and council in consdidering the way to regulate it. In 1637, he had land granted him near his house, also one hundred acres granted him at the Jones River, in Plymouth. This year he was appointed by the court, with others, to view and lay out hay ground between Eel river and South river, at Plymouth. With Nicholas Snow, Richard Burne, Richard Sparrow, Josiah Cooke, John Smalley, ‘honest and lawful men,’ and others, whose names we omit, he examined into the cause of the death of a lad allowed ‘to draw wine’ at Plymouth; and appointed, with three othrs, to assist the governor and council to revise the laws of the Colony, which was the first revision since the settlement of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. In 1640, ‘Mr. John Doane’ was of the Grand Inquest, and a deputy for Plymouth in 1642-43. In November, 1644, he was licensed ‘to draw wine’ at Plymouth, but in January 1644-45, the court agreed to allow james Cole, the keeper of the ordinary or tavern at Plymouth, to take the wine Mr. Doane had on hand. It is evident that Mr. Doane was closing up his business in Plymouth, in view of the removal to Nausett of himself and family. It will thus be seen by these transactions, that Mr. Doane did not go to Eastham to settle in 1643 or 1644, as many of our local historians have stated, but in 1645 (N. S.) as we have heretofore stated, ujpon authority of the Colony records.

“Mr. Doane was appointed, March 3rd, 1644-5, with others, to take the account of the colonial treasurer under consideration, in order for the annual settlement. In 1649, ‘Mr. John Doane’ and his son-in-law, Samuel Hicks, were deputies from Nausett or Eastham to the Plymouth court. He was also elected in 1650, 1651, 1653 and 1659. In 1663, he was appointed by the Colony court to solemnize marriages, administer oaths to witnesses, etc., in Eastham.

“Mr. Doane held other offices in town and colony. Mr. Pratt, and other historical writers, say he was fourteen years selectman, but ther are not sustained in their statement by the Colonly records. The office of selectman was created in 1663. The first notice in the Colony records of those chosed in Eastham was in 1666, next in 1668, and then in 1670. After this date they are noticed regularly for many years. Mr. Doane’s name is not among them. Possibly he held the office, but it is certain he did not hold it that period of time. In 1663, Mr. Doane was seventy-two years of age, and if their statements are correct, Mr. Doane was near eighty-four years of age when he retired from the board.

“Although Mr. John Doane was not one of the purchasers or old comers, yet he was a large land owner. At various periods he had land granted him by the court. In 1657, with Josiah Cooke, Richard Higgins, Richard Sparrow and John Smalley, he had land granted him between Bridgewater and Weymouth; in 1666, a tract of one hundred acres in ‘Potnumequot Neck;’ and in 1681, sixty acres ‘out of land that was Mauamwed or Takamanuckes, if to be had there,’ This appears to have been the last grant form the Coloniah court.

“Mr. Doane, it is understood, settled to the north of Town Cove, in the present town of Eastham, where the site of his house is pointed out, and stone monuments erected by him are to be seen upon land he formerly owned and occupied. Mr. Pratt, in his history of Estham, published in 1844, says Mr. Doane ‘took possession of about two hundered acres’ in the vicinity, and that his house stood ‘near the water, and the remains of the cellar’ were then visible.

“Rev. Mr. Pratt says, Mr. Doane ‘was forty-nine years old when he came here, and lived sixty years afterwards, being one hundren and ten years old when he died, in 1707.’ Upon what authority he makes the statements we do not know, but it is clearly evident they are unreliable. Mr. Doane, May 18, 1678, declared his age to be ‘88 or thereabouts,’ which shows he was born about 1590. Consecuently, in 1645, when he came to Eastham, he was not far from fifty-five years of age. Mr. Doane, it is certain, died in 1686, having lived here about forty-one years, not sixty-four, as Mr. Pratt has it. If Mr. Doane’s statement made in 1678 is reliable, at his death in 1686 he was about ninety-six years of age. Tradition, says Mr. Pratt, in 1844, has it, ‘that he was rocked in a cradle several of his last years.’

“He made his will May 18, 1678. It was preesented to probate June 2, 1686. HIs wife mentioned was Abigail. Whether she was the mother of his children or not, the writer has not been ablt to ascertain satisfactorily. They, too, were undoubtedly interred in the old cemetery at Eastham. No correct record of the children of Mr. John Doane appears; but it is cerain he had Abigail, Lydia, John, Daniel and Ephraim. From these three sons have descended the Doanes of the Cape, Connecticut, Ohio, and of other places in the United States.”55

John, the founder of the Doane family in America, came from England to Plymouth with his wife Abigail in 1629 or 1630. He was one of the 35 of the Leyden Company. He was a freeman in 1633, and a Deacon of the Plymouth Church. He was frequently granted land by the Colony Court in recognition of his services in behalf of the Colony. He settled at Nauset on the north of Town Cove, where he took possession of about 200 acres of land. His house stood near the water, and there in 1869 the Doane Family Association held a meeting and erected a granite post to mark the site of his house

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John Doane arrived in New England with his wife and probably his daughter Lydia, about 1630, and settled in Plymouth, where he bore the title of "Mr.", a distinction among the Pilgrims. He was chosen one of the "Cowncell" or Assistants to the Governor, 1 Jan. 1632/3, and became a freeman that year.

Before 2 Jan. 1633/4, he had been made a Deacon in theplace of Thomas Blossom and, on that date, at the request of the church and himself, was freed from the office of Assistant. This suggests a preference for religious rather than civil service, and possibly a belief in the incompatability of the two. However, he was extremely active in both fields for a number of years, and continued as Deacon until his removal from Plymouth in 1645.

John was chosen on 5 Jan. 1635/6 to assist the Governor and Council "to sett shuch rates on goods to be sould & labourers for their hire, as should be meete & juste," a very early attempt at price and wage fixing. On 15 Nov. 1636, he was also chosen to assist in the first revision of the laws of the Colony to be made since the signing of the Mayflower Compact. He served as Deputy for Plymouth at least seven times between May 1639 and March 1643/4, and frequently on juries. He was licensed to "draw wine" in Plymouth, 4 June 1639, and at later dates, which at that period was an honor rather than a disparagement.

He reared at least two children besides his own, for when Peter Browne died in 1633 he became guardian for Browne's daughter Mary, and in the same year was administrator of the estate of the widow Martha Harding, probably his sister, who left her son Joseph to his care.

On 10 May 1644, with Myles Standish, he took an inventory of the personal property left by Elder William Brewster. About that time he served on a committee to explore, survey and purchase freom the Indians, Nauset which in 1651 became Estham. The Plymouth church transferred this purchase at its cost price to seven families, including those of Thomas Prence, John Doane, and Edward Bangs. The Doanes appear to have moved there in 1645.

In Eastham John soon became a Deacon of the church, and he served that town as its first Representative, probably in 1646, certainly in 1647, 1649 to 1654, and 1659. The early records are far from complete, but the service of John continued "until the infirmities of age forced him to ask the town to be relieved of that duty, but so confiding was the town in his ability, widsom and integrity that theyunanimously voted him additional compensation to induce him to continue to serve in that capacity." Some of the recorded Selectman service may belong to him, son to his son and namesake.

Danger of war between Holland and the mother country caused the Plymouth Court to call a meeting for 6 Apr. 1653, to "treat and conclude on such milletary affaires as though Gods blessing may probably tend to our psent and future safety." Two Deputies were chosen from each town, including "Mr. John Doane" and Richard Sparrow for Eastham. John was appointed by the Court in 1663 to "adminester marriage" and to swear witnesses in Eastham, an office comparable to the later Justice of the Peace.

His wie Ann signed a deed with him on 4 Dec. 1648, and on 1 Apr. 1659 he signed a deed "with the concent of his wife Mistris Lydia Done."

In his will dated 18 May 1678, he called himself "eighty and eight years or there about," and directed that the homestead should go to his wife (unnamed) for life and then to his unmarried daughter Abigail. Over three years after making the will, on 2 Dec. 1681, in a deed which calls him "Gent., Tayer," he conveyed this property to the daughter, indicating that the wife had already died. At his death in 1686, Abigail Doane administered the estate. Among other provisions of the will, John gave to his son Daniel the land on which the latter was living and other property. Others mentioned were the sons John an dEphraim, and granddaughter Margaret Hicks.

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 John Doane  	Immigrant Ancestor  	see FAMILY TREE

Born: 1590 Manchester, Lancashire, England


Married: 1630 Eastham Barnstable, MA

According to America's First Families " John Doane was deputy to the Old Colony Court at Plymouth; deacon in the first church at Plymouth."

According to http://ddi.digital.net/~hmcginni/doane John Doane was an early settler of Plymouth Colony but probably did not come over on any of the first three ships, His name does not appear in the list of Plymouth settlers in 1627, and in the notice of his daughter, Abigail's death, "it is stated that he came to Plymouth in 1630."

"John Doane must have been known to the Pilgrims previous to his coming to Plymouth. There are strong suggestions that he was in partnership with Mrs. John Atwood who was of London until 1635. The Done family are found in London at this period and in former generations there were not a few John Dones."

"Several are the instances where the names of John Atwood and John Doane are associated. They had dealings with each other more than two years before the coming of John Atwood from London about 1635, and it may be that their partnership reaches father than the joint ownership of a houselot in Plymouth. Perhaps Mr. Doane was a partner in business in London with John Atwood. Mr. John Doane and Jr. John Atwood were partners in a dwelling house and enclosures near unto Playne Dealing in Plymouth previous to Dec. 30, 1636, not long after Mr. Atwood's arrival from London. In 1636, Mr. Atwood purchased the portion of Mr. Doane by the payment of three score pounds. they had further dealings with each other, and June 2, 1639, John Doane promised at the Court of Assistants to pay John Atwood the sum of L3.17 sterling within a year and Mr. Atwood promised to forbear until that time."

"Deacon John Doane had frequent grants of land from Court, which must have been because of his many services in behalf of the Colony. He was continually rendering services as Deputy from Plymouth or Eastham and serving on committees where interests were at stake and on the Grand Jury. His original grant at Eastham was because he was one of the 'Purchasers' or 'Old Comers;' but his various grants art Jones River, now Kingston, at Rehoboth, to the north of Taunton, etc. etc., were undoubtedly because of his many public services." "The Doane Family" pg. 11.

"About this time (1642) there was a desire on the part of many in Plymouth to take up new lands. the new charter had given three parcels of the land into the hands of the 'Old Comers', and these people were on the lookout, for land which could be more profitably cultivated. Nauset or Eastham was one of the three tracts reserved to the 'Purchasers' on the transfer of the Warwick Patent to the Colonists in 1641. Affairs at Plymouth had not been prospering as formerly. There was not sufficient upland. There was without a doubt a slight division in the Church, which made those persons of similar minds and ambitions to thank of removal to Nauset."

"In 1644 the movement towards the new settlement at Nauset began, but the final removal was in 1645. the leaders in the enterprise were Ex Governor Thomas Prence, Deacon John Doane, Nicholas Snow, Josiah Cook, Richard Higgins, John Smalley (Small) and Edward Bangs."

"Deacon Doane settled on the north of Town Cove. The early records do not show the amount of land laid out to him at the time of the settlement. The History of Eastham says: 'He took possession of about two hundred acres, and his house stood near the water.' At various time after he became a resident of Eastham he had land granted him by the Court as well as by the town. It is claimed that stone posts bearing his initials, and marking the boundaries of his large farm were standing as late as 1844."

"In Eastham town affairs John Doane was an important man. he was appointed by the

Court June 1, 1663, to solemnize marriages and to administer oath to witnesses. He was a deacon of the First Church there and served the town as selectman for many years. In 1649, 1650, 1651, 1653 and 1659 he was a Deputy to the Colony Court of Eastham as he had been in 1642 and 1643 for the town of Plymouth."

"On Dec 2, 1681, John Doane conveyed by deed, in which he is styled 'Gent., Tayler,' his Eastham homestead to his daughter Abigail.

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Deacon John Doane (M)

b. circa 1590, d. 21-Feb-1685/86, #67786

Relationship=9th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr..

Appears on charts:

    Pedigree for David Kipp Conover Jr.
     Deacon John Doane was born circa 1590. He married Ann (Unknown) before 4-Dec-1648; or by 1625 if she is the mother of his children. Deacon John Doane married Lydia (Unknown) before 1-Apr-1659. Deacon John Doane died on 21-Feb-1685/86 at Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. His estate was probated on 2-Jun-1686. 
    He immigrated in 1630 to Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. In the "1633" Plymouth list of freemen, ahead of those made free Jan. 1, 1632/33. He served on the Plymouth Colony Council on 1-Jan-1632/33. "John Done" was assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax list on 25-Mar-1633. He served on the committee to divide meadow ground on 1-Jul-1633. "Mr John Done, being formerly chosen to the office of a deacon in the church, at the request of the church & himself was freed from the office of an Assistant in the Commonwealth" 2-Jan-1633/34. He served on the committee to assess taxes on 2-Jan-1633/34. He purchased of John Coombs for £9 10s. "a dwelling house and misted with the inclosure & outhousing thereunto belonging" on 14-Feb-1633/34. "John Done" was assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax list on 27-Mar-1634. He served on the committee to collect money for building a mill on 5-Jul-1635. He served on the committee to regulate prices and wages on 5-Jan-1635/36. He served on the committee to assess taxes on 2-Mar-1635/36. He was allotted mowing ground on 14-Mar-1635/36. He served on the committee to revise laws on 4-Oct-1636. Whereas "the now dwelling house with all & singujlar outhousing, lands & enclosures in the use & occupation of John Done, of Plymouth, near unto Plain Dealing, were in partnership between said John Done & John Atwood, late of London, gent., now know ye that upon accounts between said Joh. and John, the said John Atwood, for & in consideration of threescore pounds, hath bought out the said John Done, his heirs & assigns, so that it remaineth wholly to the said John Atwood & his heirs forever" on 30-Dec-1636. He served on the committee on trade with the Indians on 7-Mar-1636/37. He served on the petit jury on 7-Mar-1636/37. He was allotted mowing ground on 20-Mar-1636/37. He served on the committee to lay out highways on 2-May-1637. He served on the committee on Beaver trade on 7-Jun-1637. He served on the committee to divide meadow ground on 2-Oct-1637. He served on the petit jury on 2-Oct-1637. He was granted was granted ten acres "to belong to his house at Plymouth", and one hundred acres at Jones River on 2-Oct-1637. He was granted ten acres on 4-Dec-1637. He served on the petit jury on 2-Jan-1637/38. He served on the petit jury on 6-Mar-1637/38. He served on the Coroner's jury on 5-Jun-1638. He served on the petit jury on 4-Sep-1638. In 1639 he is listed in the Plymouth section of the Plymouth colony list from which he was erased and reentered in the Eastham section of the same list. He was granted one hundred acres, partly to make up for portions of an earlier grant which he had remitted on 4-Feb-1638/39. He served on the committee to revise laws on 6-May-1639. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court on 4-Jun-1639. "Mr. John Done is allowed to draw wine until the next Court, that further order may be taken therein" on 4-Jun-1639. He served on the petit jury on 3-Mar-1639/40. He was granted ten acres of meadow on 1-Jun-1640. He served on the Grand jury on 2-Jun-1640. "we present Mr. Done for selling wine contrary to order make by the Court. It was mistaken by the grand inquest, and so he was discharged by the Court the 3rd September 1640 and appointed by the Court to thus be erased out" on 2-Jun-1640. He served on the petit jury on 5-Oct-1640. He was granted ten acres of meadow in the North Meadow on 2-Nov-1640. He served on the committee to lay out highways on 1-Feb-1640/41. He served on the Grand jury on 2-Mar-1640/41. He served on the petit jury on 6-Sep-1641. He held the position of auditor on 7-Sep-1641. He served on the petit jury on 7-Dec-1641. "Mr. John Done" was one of four men elected to head committees to suppy six muskets with shot, powder and swords every Lord's day "ready for service if need require" on 24-Jan-1641/42. "Mr. John Done" sold to William Bradford for four goats. a garden in Plymouth, also three acres of marsh bought of Thomas Willet on 7-Apr-1642. 18-Apr-1642 John Done, agent for the church of Plymouth, purchased from Mr. Ralph Smith a house, buildings and garden plots in Plymouth, also six acres of upland in the new field. In the same year, Doane turned this property over to "Mr. John Reynor their teacher." He served on the petit jury on 3-May-1642. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court on 7-Jun-1642. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court on 27-Sep-1642. He served on the petit jury on 1-Nov-1642. He is in the section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court on 6-Jun-1643. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court on 29-Aug-1643. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court on 10-Oct-1643. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court on 5-Mar-1643/44. He held the position of Plymouth deputy to the General Court but did not attend on 5-Jun-1644. He served on the petit jury on 5-Nov-1644. He removed to at Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in 1645. Doane agreed to let James Cole "take off those wines he now hath in his hands" on 7-Jan-1644/45. He held the position of auditor on 3-Mar-1644/45. He served on the petit jury on 3-Mar-1644/45. "Mr. John Done" sold to Mr. William Hanbury of Plymouth his dwelling house and garden places, barn and buildings, with all the fruit trees, the corn now growing in the garden excepted with some half dozen small fruit trees. to be given to Doane in the fall or spring on 19-Feb-1645/46. He held the position of Deputy for Nawset on 6-Jun-1649. He held the position of Deputy for Nawset on 4-Jun-1650. He held the position of Deputy for Eastham on 5-Jun-1651. He served on the petit jury on 1-Mar-1652/53. He held the position of Deputy for Eastham on 6-Apr-1653. He held the position of Deputy for Eastham on 7-Jun-1653. Mr. John Done and others petitioned to acquire land thirteen English miles from Rehoboth, and the court gave them permission to purchase it from the Indians on 6-Oct-1657. A portion of land was granted by the Court to "Mr. John Done" and others between Bridgewater and Weymouth on 1-Jun-1658. "Mr. John Done" of Eastham, yeoman, "with the consent of his wife mistress Lydia Done," sold to "Mrs. Allis Bradford Senior of Plymouth, widow ... al that his tract and parcel of land lying at Jones River in the township of Plymouth aforesaid, having an hundred acres" of upland and meadow, which had been sold to William Bradford Senior during his lifetime but not confirmed until this date. By the time Bradford's son Joseph took this land, the boundaries were lost and it had to be re-surveyed in 1699 on 1-Apr-1659. He held the position of Deputy for Eastham on 7-Jun-1659. He served on the petit jury on 2-Oct-1660. The court appointed Mr. John Doane to "administer marriage in Eastham for the next year, also to administer oath to witnesses before grand enquest, and other witnesses" on 1-Jun-1663. The court having granted him one hundred acres of upland at "Pottamumaquate Neck" and six acres of meadow there, orderd Lt. Freeman and Josias Cooke to view and by it for him on 5-Jun-1666. At an unknown date (but acknowledged July 2, 1669) "John Doan" of Eastham, husbandman, exchanged land with "Richard Higgens" of Easham, Doane receiving three acres of meadow and Higgins receiving four acres of meadow at Billingsgate. He left a will on 18-May-1678 at Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

"John Doane of Eastham, aged eighty and eight years or there about," bequeathed to "my loving wife" my dwelling house in Eastham with all the upland and meadow about it and two acres at a place called the Acres, and all personal estate for life: to "daughter Abigail Doane" the house and land at her mother's death; to "son John Doane," sole executor, twenty-seven acres of upland. eight acres at Poche Island, all my right in Eastham being a town purchaser, also one hundred acres granted by the Plymouth court "by his majesty's order invested with power to do equity and justice to his poor distressed subjects", also my great table and form; to "son Daniel Doane" the land he now lives on and twenty acres near the dry swamp and four and a half acres of meadow at Little Billingsgate; to "granddaughter Margaret Hicks" a trunk and a pair of sheets; residue at wife's death divided equally among all the sons and daughters.

"John Done Gent., tailor, of Eastham" for love and natural affection "gave to "my daughter Abigaill Done ... my dwelling house with all upland about the said house" about twelve acres with two acres of meadow, in Eastham on 23-Dec-1681. The Inventory of Deacon John Doane was taken by Joseph Snow and Joshua Bangs, "Mr John Doane deceased the 21th of February 1685 aged about a hundred years" totalled £10 16s. 7d. On 21-May-1686.

    Children of Deacon John Doane: 

Lydia Doane b. circa 1625

Abigail Doane b. circa 1631, d. 23-Jan-1734/35

John Doane+ b. circa 1635

Deacon Daniel Doane+ b. circa 1637, d. 20-Dec-1712

Ephriam Doane b. circa 1642

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  • Birth date / place seen as Machester, Lancashire, England, without attribution. Removed June 2014
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Deacon John Doane's Timeline

1592
May 28, 1592
Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England
1625
1625
Age 32
Probably England
1625
Age 32
Co. Essex, England
1630
1630
Age 37
Eastham, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1630
Age 37
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1630
Age 37
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1631
January 13, 1631
Age 38
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1635
1635
Age 42
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1636
1636
Age 43
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1642
1642
Age 49
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony