John Dane (1612 - 1684) MP

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Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Occupation: Tailor/Surgeon, Clergyman
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About John Dane

John Dane, already working as a tailor, was enthusiastic about joining the Puritan Great Migration, to set up a more godly dominion in the newly established Massachusetts Bay Colony. Here is John's own statement, made years later: "To return to the way and manner of my coming.... My father and mother showed themselves unwilling. I sat close by a table where there lay a Bible. I hastily took up the Bible, and told my father if, where I opened the Bible, there I met with anything either to encourage or discourage, that should settle me. I, opening of it, not knowing more than the child in the womb, the first I cast my eyes on was: 'come out from among them, touch no unclean thing, and I will be your God and you shall be my people.' My father and mother never more opposed me, but furthered me in the thing, and hastened after me as soon as they could." From that time forward, Dane reported, "[I] bent myself to come to New England, thinking that I should be more free here than there from temptations" His brother Francis, his sister Elizabeth, and his parents followed John to the New World, probably before 1636 (the year John's mother died).

In the New World, John became a surgeon.

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John Dane's Timeline

1612
1612
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
1632
1632
Age 20
Essex, England
1632
- 1637
Age 20
1633
1633
Age 21
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1635
1635
Age 23
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1636
1636
Age 24
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
1638
1638
Age 26
1638
Age 26
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
1642
February 2, 1642
Age 30
Ipswich, Essex, Ma
1645
1645
Age 33
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)