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John Lane

Birthplace: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Job Lane and Anna "Hannah" Lane
Husband of Susanna Whipple
Father of Susanna Lane; Job Lane; Mary Lane; John Lane, Jr.; Martha Minot and 4 others
Brother of Rebecca Lane; Anne Lane; Anna Foster and Dorothy Lane
Half brother of Jemima Lane; Mary Avery; Elizabeth Avery and Sarah Lane

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About John Lane

John Lane was made Lieutenant of the Militia - Aug. 23, 1693. He was Lieutenant in command of the Billerica Troops in King William's War in 1693, and was commissioned Captain of Billerica Troops Oct. 4, 1699 (Regimental Officer).

He received commission as Major in the West Regiment of Horse & Foot, from Govenor Joseph Dudley, June 23, 1711.

John Lane was very active in the Indian alarms before and after 1700, respecting which many papers have been preserved. In the history of these Indian wars, his name comes into view as the leading military man in town.

Lieutenant John Lane made a free man, April 18, 1690; a selectman in 1693-1704, inclusive.

He inherited his father's lands in Yorkshire, England, Sept. 28, 1696


  • Fitts, James Hill, and Jacob Chapman. Lane Genealogies. (Exeter, NH: News-Letter Press, 1891), 29-36.

Capt. John Lane received his commission as Major in the West Regiment of Horse and Foot from Gov. Joseph Dudley June 23, 1711. He is also said to have been Colonel of Massachusetts Militia and died in military service.─Society of Colonial Wars.

  • John Lane, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:53.

John (Lane), Billerica, only s. of Job of the same, m. 20 Mar. 1680, Susanna, d. of the sec. John Whipple of Ipswich, had Susanna, b. 24 Feb. 1682; Job, 19 Dec. 1884, d. in few wks.; Mary, 15 May 1686; Jemima, 27 June 1688, d. in few days; Job, again, 22 June 1689; John, 20 Oct. 1691; Martha, 1 Oct. 1694; James, 12 Aug. 1696; and Joseph, 18 Feb. 1699; freem. 1690, was major, rep. 1702; his w. d. 4 Aug. 1713, and he d. 17 Jan. 1715.



  1. An index of ancestors and roll of members of the Society of Colonial Wars By General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.)
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John Lane's Timeline

May 10, 1661
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
March 20, 1680
Age 18
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
February 24, 1682
Age 20
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
November 19, 1684
Age 23
Billerica, MA, USA
May 15, 1686
Age 25
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
June 17, 1688
Age 27
Billerica, MA, USA
June 22, 1689
Age 28
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
October 20, 1691
Age 30
Billerica, Massachusetts, USA
October 1, 1694
Age 33
Billerica, Middlesex, MA, USA
August 12, 1696
Age 35
Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States