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John Dane

Birthplace: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. John Dane and Frances (Bowyer) Dane
Husband of Eleanor Dane and Alice Meacham
Father of Rebecca Hovey; Elizabeth Foster; Mary Chandler; Philemon Dane; Sarah Warner (Dane) and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Dane Howe; Reverend Francis Dane and Mary Dane

Occupation: Tailor/Surgeon, Clergyman
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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

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Age 21
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Age 23
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Age 26
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
February 2, 1642
Age 30
Ipswich, Essex, Ma
Age 31
Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 33
Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Age 38
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts