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John Deane, Sr.,

Birthdate:
Birthplace: South Chard, Somerset, , England
Death: Died in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Deane; William Deane; Mary Deane (Wickham) and Mary Margaret
Husband of Alice Deane
Father of Thomas Dean; John Deane; John Dean and Isaac Dean
Brother of Joan Deane; Isaac Dean; Margery Strong; Walter Deane and Elizabeth Deane

Managed by: Leland Bond-Upson
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About John Deane, Sr.,

Vital Statistics

  • His will names his wife as Alice, last name unknown
  • Besides his wife, the other relatives named in his will were:
  1. oldest son John
  2. second son Thomas
  3. third son Israel
  4. youngest sons Isaac and Nathaniel
  5. his daughter Elizabeth
  6. his brother Walter Deane

Sources and Notes

[http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/cooke/d10.htm]

John Sr DEANE was born about 1600 in Chard, Somerset?, __________. (691)(692) The approximate death date comes from "The Deane Family" NEHGR 3:383) He emigrated in 1636 from Dorchester, MA.(693) Savage says of Dorchester in 1636 and rem. to Taunton, one of the first purchasers, 1639, having been made freeman of the colony 4/12/1638. He died about Jun 1660 in Taunton, Bristol, MA.(694) (695) —A brother of Walter Deane, q.v., John Deane in his will dated 25 April 1660, proved 7 June 1660, called himself aged about sixty years, and he named his wife Alice; oldest son John; second son Thomas; third son Israel; youngest sons Isaac and Nathaniel; his daughter Elizabeth; and his brother Walter Deane (MD 17:158).

He became a freeman on 4 December 1638, with the other principal men of Taunton, including his brother Walter (PCR 1:105). He served on many juries, as constable of Taunton, and as highway surveyor for Taunton (PCR, passim). He became a selectman of Taunton for the year 1657 (PCR 3:122). He and his brother were on a list of ancient freemen and sundry others to get land to the north of Taunton in 1662 (PCR 4:20; this was after his death), and in 1667 Alice Deane, widow of John Deane, was on a list (in the right of her husband) of ancient freemen to get land west of the Taunton River (PCR 4:160). On 3 June 1662 widow Alice Deane and Lt. James Wyatt posted a bond to hold the court harmless in the matter of their permitting a legacy of £10 to be paid by Thomas Trowbridge of New Haven to Isaac Deane, underage (PCR 4:16). Their son Lt. Israel Deane died between 7 August and 27 September 1677 (his will is Ply. Colony PR 3:2:96), and widow Alice Deane died intestate shortly after in the same year (Ply. Colony PR 3:2:97); the heirs of Alice and her son, Israel, were Isaac, John, and Thomas Deane, and Josiah and Elizabeth Edson; and Israel mentioned also his sisters-in-law Sarah and Katherine. A widow Rachel Deane married Joseph Beadle 28 October 1636 (PCR 1:45), but nothing has been found to connect her to any of the other Deanes living in Plymouth Colony. TAG 59:227 (see under Walter Deane, below) gives the marriages of the children of John and Alice Deane as follows: John Deane married Sarah Edson; Thomas Deane married Katharine Stevens; Israel Deane died unmarried; Isaac Deane married Hannah Leonard; Nathaniel Deane died without issue; and Elizabeth Deane married Josiah Edson.In A Geaneological Account of the Edsons, Lowell, 1864, John is listed as brother to Walter, "among the original and largest proprietors of the town. --------------------

John Sr DEANE was born about 1600 in Chard, Somerset?, __________. (691)(692) The approximate death date comes from "The Deane Family" NEHGR 3:383) 

He emigrated in 1636 from Dorchester, MA.(693) Savage says of Dorchester in 1636 and rem. to Taunton, one of the first purchasers, 1639, having been made freeman of the colony 4/12/1638.

He died about Jun 1660 in Taunton, Bristol, MA.(694) (695)

—A brother of Walter Deane, q.v., John Deane in his will dated 25 April 1660, proved 7 June 1660, called himself aged about sixty years, and he named his wife Alice; oldest son John; second son Thomas; third son Israel; youngest sons Isaac and Nathaniel; his daughter Elizabeth; and his brother Walter Deane (MD 17:158).

He became a freeman on 4 December 1638, with the other principal men of Taunton, including his brother Walter (PCR 1:105).

He served on many juries, as constable of Taunton, and as highway surveyor for Taunton (PCR, passim). He became a selectman of Taunton for the year 1657 (PCR 3:122). 

He and his brother were on a list of ancient freemen and sundry others to get land to the north of Taunton in 1662 (PCR 4:20; this was after his death), and in 1667 Alice Deane, widow of John Deane, was on a list (in the right of her husband) of ancient freemen to get land west of the Taunton River (PCR 4:160). On 3 June 1662 widow Alice Deane and Lt. James Wyatt posted a bond to hold the court harmless in the matter of their permitting a legacy of £10 to be paid by Thomas Trowbridge of New Haven to Isaac Deane, underage (PCR 4:16). Their son Lt. Israel Deane died between 7 August and 27 September 1677 (his will is Ply. Colony PR 3:2:96), and widow Alice Deane died intestate shortly after in the same year (Ply. Colony PR 3:2:97); the heirs of Alice and her son, Israel, were Isaac, John, and Thomas Deane, and Josiah and Elizabeth Edson; and Israel mentioned also his sisters-in-law Sarah and Katherine. A widow Rachel Deane married Joseph Beadle 28 October 1636 (PCR 1:45), but nothing has been found to connect her to any of the other Deanes living in Plymouth Colony.

TAG 59:227 (see under Walter Deane, below) gives the marriages of the children of John and Alice Deane as follows: John Deane married Sarah Edson; Thomas Deane married Katharine Stevens; Israel Deane died unmarried; Isaac Deane married Hannah Leonard; Nathaniel Deane died without issue; and Elizabeth Deane married Josiah Edson.

In A Geaneological Account of the Edsons, Lowell, 1864, John is listed as brother to Walter, "among the original and largest proprietors of the town.

He was married to Alice UNKNOWN in Taunton, Bristol, MA.(696) (697) Children were: John DEANE, Thomas DEANE.

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John Dean's Timeline

1600
1600
South Chard, Somerset, , England
1629
1629
Age 29
Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
1638
January 5, 1638
Age 38
Dorchester (within present Boston), Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1639
1639
Age 39
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1657
1657
Age 57
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1660
June 1660
Age 60
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
1660
Age 60
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
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