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Walter Deane

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

Son of William Deane and Mary Deane (Wickham)
Husband of Eleanor Deane
Father of Joseph Deane, 1; Mary Wilbore (Deane); Rev. Ezra Dean; James Dean; Lydia Dean and 4 others
Brother of John Dean; Joan Deane; Isaac Dean; Margery Strong and Elizabeth Deane

Occupation: Tanner, tanner, Farmer
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
Last Updated:

About Walter Deane

-------------------- Laurel Logan

August 19, 2008

from http://kinnexions.com/ancestries/strong.htm

Walter - bap. May 13, 1612, St. Mary, Chard, Somerset; d. 1659, Taunton, MA. To America in 1637 aboard the 'Speedwell' with brother John. Married in 1637 at Taunton, MA Eleanor COGAN, daughter of William COGAN, granddaughter of Barnard COGAN, and great granddaughter of Robert COGAN. William COGAN may have married second the widow of John STRONG of Chard, Somerset. The Apr. 24, 1654 will (proved Jun. 23, 1655) of William COGAN, a tanner of South Chard, names two "daughters" named Eleanor: one being Eleanor COGAN, then unmarried, and the other being Eleanor DEANE, wife of Walter DEANE in New England.

Children of Walter and Eleanor DEANE:

  • Mary married Shadrach WILBORE (son John married Alice PITTS, daughter of Peter PITTS and Mary ANDREWS);
  • Lydia married Bartholomew TIPPING;
  • James married Sarah TISDALE;
  • Ezra married Bethia EDSON;
  • Benjamin married Sarah WILLIAMS; and
  • Joseph married Mary TIPPING.

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I) Walter Dean, born at Chard, a market town, some ten miles from Taunton, in Somersetshire, England, in the extensive and fertile valley known as Taunton-Dean, on the river Tone, came to America with his elder brother John, both being among the earliest English settlers at Cohannet, which soon after was called Taunton : both were original purchasers of the town. Walter Dean was a tanner by trade. His wife was Eleanor, daughter of Richard Strong, of Taunton in England, and sister of Elder John Strong, who came with her to America in the ship "Mary and John," in 1630, and thence in 1637 went to Cohannet, now Taunton.

Both Walter and John Dean took up farms on the west bank of "Taunton Great River," about a mile from the "Green," and the open traveled way through these lands has been known as Dean street to this day. The children of Walter and Eleanor (Strong) Dean were : Joseph, Ezra, Benjamin and Abigail.

(II) Ezra Dean, son of Walter, married Dec. 17, 1676, Bethiah, daughter of Deacon Samuel Edson, of Bridgewater, and wife Susannah (Orcutt), who were among the earliest settlers in Bridgewater.

The children of Ezra and Bethiah were: Bethiah, born Oct. 14, 1677 (died Nov. 27, 1679); Ezra, born Oct. 14, 1680; Samuel, born April 11, 1682 (died Feb. 16, 1683); Seth, born June 3, 1683; Margaret, and Ephraim. (III) Dr. Ezra Dean (2), son of Ezra, b

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Walter Deane b. May 13, 1612 ENG d. 1693 Taunton (son of William Deane and Margaret Wickham) m. Eleanor Strong (daughter of Richard John Strong and Eleanor Deane, granddaughter of Walter Deane and Johanna Walsele) Walter Deane was a tanner by trade and married Eleanor Strong and had sons Joseph, Ezra and Benjamin, and daughter Mary, who married Shadrack Wilbore. Walter also married as his second wife, Eleanor Cogan. See the Cogan family genealogy and http://www.spoonergen.com/res/resg75.htm#29531 Walter and Eleanor Strong Deane Nine children:

i.William Deane (see below #6) m. Martha Bateman (1670) m. also Methebel Wood (1677); bateman.html#P24291

ii.Joseph Dean b. 1636-40 m. Mary Tipping;

iiii.Abigail Deane m. Joseph Wood;

iv.Ezra Deane b. Oct 14, 1646 d. Oct 26, 1728 m. Bethia Edson; Descendants of Ezra Dean

v.James Deane b. 1648 m. Sarah Tisdale; Quinebaug plantation inhabitants met to organize town government May 31st, 1699.: James Deane, town clerk; See: http://www.connecticutgenealogy.com/windham/plainfield.htm

vi.Lydia Deane b. 1650 m. Bartholemues Tipping;

vii.Mary Deane b. 1652 m. Henry Andrew;

viii.Benjamin Deane b. 1656 m. Sarah Williams;

ix.Samuel Deane b. Jan 24, 1666/67 d. Oct. 1, 1731.

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The following is unedited from: REYNOLDS, Cuyler editor Hudson-Mowhawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs which is a four volume work published in 1911 in New York by Lewis Historical Publishing Company. DEANE Family The name Den or Dene, which is the ancient way of spelling what is now written Deane, who are progenitors of many of those now bearing the name DEANE and DEAN in the United States, came to this country about 1637. After stopping in Boston a year they settled at Taunton, Massachusetts. It has been a tradition in the family that John and Walter Deane (brothers) came fromTaunton, England. However an authority states that they were from Chard near Taunton. Another younger Deane brother came with them later and settled in Connecticut and that from him was born Hon. Silas Deane, of Connecticut. This is the line of the Deanes of Catskill, New York. There was a Thomas Deane in Connecticut in 1643 who possibly may have been the brother referred to. The earlies ancestor of Hon. Silas Deane was the grandfather, James Deane, of Stonington, Connecticut, who may have been a son of Thomas Deane, the emigrant, 1643. There is, however, abundant evidence that James Deane, of Stonington, was a son of Walter Deane, of Taunton, Massachusetts. It is so convincing that Arthur D Den, compile of a history of the descendants of Ezra Dean place him in that work. Walter Deane was born in Chard, England between 1615 and 1620. He took the frreeman's oath in Massachusetts, 4 Dec 1638. He settled in Taunton, Massachusetts, was deputy 1640, and a selectman of Taunton 1679/86. He was by trade a farmer. He married Eleanor, daughter of Richard Strong, of Taunton, England. Their children were: Joseph, Ezra, Benjamin, James, and perhaps other who are not clearly identified.

Taunton was originally called Cohanett and again by the time we first see mention of the town in contemporary records, it already has some settlers. A marginal note in the Plymouth Colony Records states that"Taunton began here to be added to this booke, June 5, 1638." A list of Plymouth Colony freemen of 7 March 1636/37 contains seven names of men identified as being of Cohannett: Mr. William Poole, Mr. John Gilbert, Sr. Mr. Henry Andrews, John Strong, John Deane, Walter Deane, and Edward Case. However other records show that these seven were first made freemen on 4 Dec 1638 so that the names were additions to the earlier list. A shipping list shows that Elizabeth Poole (William's sister) left Weymouth, Dorset on 22 April 1637 on the Speedwell traveling with two friends, fourteen servants, goods valued at 100 pounds and twenty tons of salt for fishing provision.

Walter Deane and six servants sailed to New England on the same ship at the same time. Another ship, the Prosperous, left Dartmouth, Devonshire on 27 April 1637 carrying bullocks and heifers for various planters in New England, including passengers William and Elizabeth Poole. William Poole had probably preceded his sister across the Atlantic. On 5 March 1638/39 Captain Poole was authorized to exercise the men at Cohanett in arms. At this time the colonys needed supplies and ammunition desperately. The war against the French and Indians was not popular and as early as 25 Dec 1689 the court noted that the towns of Bristol, Dartmouth, Swansea and Eastham "refused or neglected" to pay their taxes for the cost of the war. The towns ofBristol County were especially obstreperous. One of the first orders of the reconvened court in 1689 was to recommission the officers who had commanded the county reggiments and town military companies in 1686, before Andros took power. In a very beginning Marshfield and Swansea objected to their captains and before long there was considerable dissension over who would officer the troops. In Taunton feeling was so high that the court on 1 April 1690 ordered the formation of two companies, each officered by one of the two opposing sides. This was not a satisfactory solution as was noted by Walter Deane and some of the other leading men at Taunton in a letter to Hankley of 7 April 1690 in which he states " the contempt of authority by one party seems to be too little discountenanced." Major Walley was also unhappy about the Taunton matter and he wrote Hinckley that a great many people were long be "ready to oppose all that doth not plese them...You have given such a precedent as never was in New England and other towns are pleading for the benefit of it; and we shall want, not only two, but ten captains in the town." He commented also on difficulties with military neglect or other, all orders and warrants come to nothing.

We know that Walter and John Deane were brothers, as shown in the latter's will. They are believed to be the sons of William Deane of Southchard, Somerset, England whose will dated 22 July 1634 named sons William, Thomas, John, Walter, and Isaac and daughters Susan Deane, Eleanor Deane, Margery Strong and Elizabeth the youngest and grandson John Strong and a witness William Cogam. A Walter Deane, son of William Deane of SouthChard, Somerset was baptized at Chard 13 May 1612. Walter Deane sailed for New England on the Speedwell from Weymouth, Dorset on 22 April 1637 with six servants, the same ship carrying Elizabeth Poole, Henry Cogan, anad Giles Rickard. His wife was Eleanor, who joined him in a deed of 20 Aug 1693. The will of William Cogan of Southchard, Somerset dated 24 Apr 1654 named his daughter Eleanor Deane, wife of Walter Deane in New England. Walter deanee was a tanner and he sold land for his beloved brother-in-law John Strong living in Northampton, New England. There is speculation about the identity of Walter Deane's wife. George E. McCracken points out that Eleanor Deane had been supposed to have been the daughter of Richard Strong of Taunton, Somerset, Briston County, MA, dated 26 Jan 1690. And shows Walter Deane of Taunton, a tanner, who sold land for his beloved "brother" John Storn, living in Northampton, New England ... but it could have been a "brother-in-law"'. The William Dean will identifies Eleanor, the wife of Walter Dean as a daugher of John Storng in England and sister of John Strong in MA. There was also a young John Strong whose first wife was Margery Deane, the sister of Walter DEane and thus there was a "beloved brother-in-law" relationship between Walter Deane and John Strong. Eleanor does not appear in the will of the older John Strong. The will of William Cogan actually left his house and land after the death of daugher Eleanor Deane wife of Walter Deane in New England to Eleanor Cogan, his daugher and to the male heirs from her body and for any male heirs from the body of Eleanor Deane. This peculiar set of conditional inheritances suggest that Eleanor Deane had a lifetime interest in the house and lands, perhaps because she had been married earlier to William Cogan's son, but without having male issue by him. If she had also been a cousin to William Cogan's son, this could be a possible explanation as to why the squence of inheritance would be first to her for life, then to the male issue of two daughters of William Cogan in turn and finally, if they had no male issue, then to the male issue of Eleanor Deane. It is significant that female issue are excluded, and the facts seem to indicate that Eleanor Deane was of the Cogan male line, but was not a blood daughter of William Cogan.

Walter Deane became a freeman of Plymouth Colony 4 Dec 1638 and he became a deputy for Taunton on 2 June 1640. He served at various times on grand juries and coroner's juries and he was a selectman for Taunton for many years between 1666 and 1686. On 1 Oct 1661 Joan, widow of Obadiah Miller (former wife of Thomas Cogan) obtained permission to sell some land for the relief of her daughter, Bathsheba Cogan with Richard Williams and Walter Deane of Taunton as overeers, and the rest of the land was reserved for the use of the other children of the deceased Thomas Cogan. On 30 oct 1678 Mary, widow of Lieutenant Wyatt, was to have land leased out for her benefit by Mr. James Walker, William Harvey, Sr. and Walter Deane, or any two of them. Walter was living on 20 Aug 1693 when he and his wife joined together in a deed. David Kendall Martin writes, "First wife Shadrach Wilbore and children of Walter Deane of Taunton, MA gives Walter Deane's children as Mary Dane, who married Shadrach Wilbore, a child who died without issue; a daughter who married Bartholomew Tipping; Ezra who married Bethiah Edson; James who married Sarah Tisdate; Benjamin who married Sarah Williams; and Joseph who married a Mary.

Walter Deane was christened on 13 May 1612 in Chard, Somerset, England. He was living in 1636 in Dorchester, MA. and resided at Taunton, MA when he died in 1693 in Taunton, Briston, MA.

-------------------- Laurel Logan

August 19, 2008

from http://kinnexions.com/ancestries/strong.htm

Walter - bap. May 13, 1612, St. Mary, Chard, Somerset; d. 1659, Taunton, MA. To America in 1637 aboard the 'Speedwell' with brother John. Married in 1637 at Taunton, MA Eleanor COGAN, daughter of William COGAN, granddaughter of Barnard COGAN, and great granddaughter of Robert COGAN. William COGAN may have married second the widow of John STRONG of Chard, Somerset. The Apr. 24, 1654 will (proved Jun. 23, 1655) of William COGAN, a tanner of South Chard, names two "daughters" named Eleanor: one being Eleanor COGAN, then unmarried, and the other being Eleanor DEANE, wife of Walter DEANE in New England. Children of Walter and Eleanor DEANE: Mary married Shadrack WILBORE (son John married Alice PITTS, daughter of Peter PITTS and Mary ANDREWS); Lydia married Bartholomew TIPPING; James married Sarah TISDALE; Ezra married Bethia EDSON; Benjamin married Sarah WILLIAMS; and Joseph married Mary TIPPING.

--Laurel Logan

Laurel Logan

August 19, 200

fromhttp://www.gulbangi.com/5families-o/p50.htm

Walter Deane was born before 13 May 1612 in Chard, Somerset, England.1,3 He was baptized on 13 May 1612 in South Chard, Somerset, England.4 He was the son of William Deane and Margaret Wickham. Walter Deane married Eleanor Coggan, daughter of Willliam Coggan and Eleanor Deane, in 1635. They had 5 children.1 Walter Deane died in 1692 in Taunton, Province of Massachusetts Bay.3

    Walter Deane immigrated in 1637 on the Speedwell, arriving in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.4,5

Citations

  1. [S295] Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, Vol. II.
  2. [S169] Ancestry of Elder John Strong, online http://www.geocities.com/sfaapage/mfb.html
  3. [S308] James Isham, "Ancestors and Family of Nicholas and Jacob Isham", Apr. 22, 2002.
  4. [S310] H. Clark Dean, "Eleanor Cogan".
  5. [S70] Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Plymouth Colony, Its History and People 1620-1691.

--Laurel Logan

Laurel Logan

from http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/cooke/d10.htm#P1420

Walter DEANE was christened on 13 May 1612 in CHARD, SOMERSET, ENG. He was living in 1636 in Dorchester MA.(730) He resided at Taunton, MA in 1640.(731) (732) He died in 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. He died after 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, MA?. UA Record #:46-709

Source: Automated Archives, Inc. CD #100Walter is said by Savage to have been younger brother of John. Lucius Paige, History of Hardwick says he was a Dorchester 1636 and at Taunton by 1640, and supports the marriage to Eleanor Strong. He mentions that there are three additional children, whose names do not appear. Was a tanner, said to be of Chard, England.

He was married to Eleanor STRONG.(733) Mentions 3 other children, however names do not appear

Savage menitions that he is married, it is thought, to Eleanor, dau of Richard Strong of Taunton who had come with her brother John. He says six children. Children were: Ezra DEANE, William DEANE, JAMES DEANE, MARY DEANE, Benjamine DEANE, Joseph DEANE.

730. History of Hardwick, Massachusetts, By Lucuis R. Paige, Houghton Miffin and Co., Boston, 1883. p. 360.

731. Ibid. p 360.

732. Lowell. Edsons, Early in Bridgewater. Thos. P. James, 1864. p. 22: "(son of Walter, an original proprietor and one of the first settlers of Taunton) . . .".

733. History of Hardwick, Massachusetts, By Lucuis R. Paige, Houghton Miffin and Co., Boston, 1883. p 360.

734. New England Historic Genealogical Society. NEHG Register, Vol 141, January, 1987. Broderbund Software, CD, 1996, Banner Blue Division. 97:343: "Descent of Gen Douglas McArthur, by Marcellus D.R. von Redlich,LL.B., LL.D., Ph.D., Chicago, Ill.

--Laurel Logan -------------------- 6. WALTER DEANE (William4, Walter3, Richard(?)2, John1). Born bef 13 May 1612 in Chard, Somersetshire, England. At the age of <1, Walter was baptized in Chard, Somersetshire, England, on 13 May 1612. Walter died in prob. Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, aft 25 Aug 1693; he was 81. Ca 1637 when Walter was 24, he married Eleanor COGAN, daughter of William COGAN & ? ?, in England. Born bef 12 Oct 1609 in Chard, Somersetshire, England. Eleanor died aft 25 Aug 1693; she was 83. At the age of <1, Eleanor was baptized on 12 Oct 1609. They had the following children:

11 i.  MARY (ca1638-1691) 
 ii.  ?. Born ca 1641.

12 iii.  ? (ca1644-) 
13 iv.  Ezra (ca1646-<1731) 
14 v.  James (ca1648-1725) 
15 vi.  Benjamin (ca1651-<1725) 
16 vii.  Joseph (ca1654-1728) 

-------------------- Vital Statistics

  • The names of his wife and children are not well documented (see below).
  • His wife may have been Eleanor, daughter of Richard Strong of Taunton who had come with her brother John.
  • The same source says that Walter and Eleanor had six children:
  1. Ezra
  2. William
  3. James
  4. Mary
  5. Benjamin
  6. Joseph

Sources and Notes

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

Walter DEANE was christened on 13 May 1612 in CHARD, SOMERSET, ENG. He was living in 1636 in Dorchester MA.(730) He resided at Taunton, MA in 1640.(731) (732) He died in 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. He died after 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, MA?. UA Record #:46-709

Source: Automated Archives, Inc. CD #100Walter is said by Savage to have been younger brother of John. Lucius Paige, History of Hardwick says he was a Dorchester 1636 and at Taunton by 1640, and supports the marriage to Eleanor Strong. He mentions that there are three additional children, whose names do not appear. Was a tanner, said to be of Chard, England.

He was married to Eleanor STRONG.(733) Mentions 3 other children, however names do not appear

Savage menitions that he is married, it is thought, to Eleanor, dau of Richard Strong of Taunton who had come with her brother John. He says six children. Children were: Ezra DEANE, William DEANE, JAMES DEANE, MARY DEANE, Benjamine DEANE, Joseph DEANE. -------------------- Immigrated to America with 6 servants in 1637

From the Ministry of Taunton:

   Walter, the younger brother of John Deane, was born, according to Rev. S. Deane, " in Chard, England, between 1615 and 1620. Chard is about ten miles from Taunton, Somersetshire, England, the birth place of Elizabeth Pool, and others of the original settlers of Taunton, in New England. Both towns are situated on an extensive and fertile valley, called Taunton Dean, on the river Tone. This 'dean' or valley comprehends a region about Taunton very pleasant and populous, of some thirty miles in extent, and has been represented as exceedingly productive. The following proverb, which according to Fuller's Worthies, is current with the inhabitants, implies, and is intended by them to express a pride in their birth, namely:
   "Where should I be born else than in Taunton Dean"
   In Campbell's Survey of Great Britain, is the following description: "The vale of Taunton Dean in respect to its amazing fertility is only surpassed by the industry of its inhabitants, which is a point that we may affirm to be extremely worthy of notice, since it very rarely happens in this kingdom, or in any other, that when from the natural fecundity of the soil, a plentiful subsistence may be had with very little labor, the people should nevertheless apply themselves vigorously and steadily to the manual arts."
   Walter Deane was a tanner by trade. He was a man of influence, and highly esteemed in the settlement. This appears from the fact he was deputy from Taunton the Plymouth Court in 1640 and selectman also of Taunton from 1679 to 1686 inclusive. He married Eleanor, daughter of Richard Strong of Taunton, England, and sister of John Strong, one of the original settlers in Taunton, New England. The names of but three of his children are known, although it is supposed he had others who died early or removed from Taunton.

-------------------- Walter DEANE was christened on 13 May 1612 in CHARD, SOMERSET, ENG. He was living in 1636 in Dorchester MA. He resided at Taunton, MA in 1640. He died in 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. He died after 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. History of Hardwick, Massachusetts, By Lucuis R. Paige, Houghton Miffin and Co., Boston, 1883. p 360. Lowell. Edsons, Early in Bridgewater. Thos. P. James, 1864. p. 22: "(son of Walter, an original proprietor and one of the first settlers of Taunton) . . .".

UA Record #:46-709

Automated Archives, Inc. CD #100

Walter is said by Savage to have been younger brother of John.

Lucius Paige, History of Hardwick says he was at Dorchester 1636 and at Taunton by 1640, and supports the marriage to Eleanor Strong. He was a tanner, said to be of Chard, England.

Savage menitions that he is married, it is thought, to Eleanor, dau of Richard Strong of Taunton who had come with her brother, John Strong. Savage says Eleanor and Walter had six children.

Children were:

Ezra DEANE,

William DEANE,

JAMES DEANE,

MARY DEANE,

Benjamine DEANE,

Joseph DEANE.

Other Sources:

http://www.mayflowerfamilies.com/cooke/fowsrc.html

Records of the colony of New Plymouth in New England printed by order of the legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Published 1968 by AMS Press in New York . Written in English. Table of Contents [1]-[3] Court orders: [1633-1691] [4] Judicial acts, 1636-1692. Miscellaneous records, 1633-1689 [5] Acts of the Commissioners, 1643-1679 [6] Laws, 1623-1682. Deeds, &c., 1620-1651. Edition Notes Reprint. Originally published: Boston : W. White, 1855-1861. Vols. [1]-[4] edited by Nathaniel B. Shurtleff ; [5]-[6] edited by David Pulsifer. Includes indexes.

This is an excellent source of records regarding Walter and his brother John from their settling in (founding) Cohannet, commencing with 1637, March 7, when they were listed as freemen of the New Plymouth Colony, specifically from Cohannet. Conannet was later named Taunton, and the Dean Street of those early days remains as a reminder of these two leaders who served their community. Also, this compilation contains records of many of the men whose progeny married into the Deane families over the years - Strong, Hill, Hinckley, Merrick, Hopkins, Freeman, Thomas, Bourne, Cobb, Browne, Clarke, and more. Added by Lois Dean Courtney, 03/25/2012.

For ancestry of Walter Dean, records exist for several generations. For one clear source/collection, see: http://strongfamilyofamerica.org/sfaapage/marg.html Note, this version gives Eleanor Coggan as Walter's wife; this is likely the surname of Eleanor Strong's stepfather. LDC, 03/27/2012.

More regarding the wife of Walter Deane: http://strongfamilyofamerica.org/sfaapage/marg.html

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Walter Deane's Timeline

1612
May 13, 1612
South Chard, Somersetshire, England, United Kingdom
May 13, 1612
South Chard, Somersetshire, England
May 13, 1612
South Chard, Somersetshire, England
May 13, 1612
South Chard, Somersetshire, England
May 13, 1612
Chard, Somerset, England
1635
1635
Age 22
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts, (Present USA)
1637
1637
Age 24
1640
1640
Age 27
Taunton, Bristol Co, Mass
1643
February 24, 1643
Age 30
Probably Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1646
October 14, 1646
Age 34
Taunton, Plymouth Colony