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  • Jonathan Delano III (1715 - 1811)
  • Capt. Jonathan Delano, II (1680 - 1752)
    Title Capt. Suffix Jr. Birth 30 Jan 1680 Dartmouth Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location [5, 6] Gender Male Died 25 Mar 1752 Toland, CT Find all indiv...
  • Thomas Delano, Sr. (1704 - 1798)
    Thomas Delano Sr. was born on 10 May 1704 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. He was the son of Lt. Johnathan Delano and Mercy Warren. Thomas Delano Sr. married Jean Peckham on 4 November 1727...
  • Ephraim Delano, I (1733 - 1815)
    1760 December 27, Ephraim Delano is one of the 14 original investors in the "Twenty-Acre Purchase."He owns two lots in this waterfront tract which develops into the village of Fairhaven.
  • Capt. Warren Delano (1779 - 1866)
    1779 Warren Delano I, son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Cushman) Delano (1739 - 1809), is born in the village of Fairhaven, in a home on the west side of Main Street, south of South Street. At age 19 he ...

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To create a single, accurate and well documented family tree for the Delano family.


French by ancestry, Dutch by birth, and English by association, Philippe de Lanoy, just nineteen years old, embarked for America on the ship "Fortune" landing in Plymouth in 1621. He lived with his uncle, Francis Cooke who had arrived a year earlier on the "Mayflower."

In America, the "de Lanoy" surname was anglicized to DELANO. Philippe married twice and had nine children which the DELANO KINDRED refers to as the American lines. His first marriage to Hester Dewsbury in 1634 produced nine children (Mary, Esther, Philip Jr., Doctor Thomas, John, James, Lieutenant Jonathan, and Rebecca). After his first wife's death he married Mary Pontus in 1657 and produced one son (Samuel).

You may have noticed that Philippe's last name, "de Lanoy", is also often spelled "de Lannoy" or "de la Noye". The correct spelling was a puzzle for many years until Dr. Jeremy Bangs, on behalf of our European Research Project, discovered Phillipe's baptismal record. On that record was the the name of Phillipe's grandfather, Guilbert (Gysbert) de Lanoy, which confirmed the correct spelling as "de Lanoy." In addition, Philippe's signature on the first recorded private land sale in Plymouth Colony shows that he spelled his name with one "N".

Thus far, incontrovertible documentation substantiates that Philippe de Lanoy was the son of Jan de Lanoy (from Tourcoing) and Marie le Mahieu (from Lille) who moved from Flanders, in the Spanish Netherlands, to England and then to Leyden, Holland. By 1585 thousands of Huguenots had fled from the southern provinces of what is now Belgium, collectively known as Wallonia, land of the Walloons, to escape religious persecution. (Tourcoing and Lille were formerly a part of Walloon Flanders, now located in northern France.) Jan and Marie married in Leiden and their son, Philippe, was baptized in the Walloon Church called the Vrouwekerk. He subsequently became a member of the Leiden Pilgrim Separatist congregation led by Pastor John Robinson. Thus, he became affiliated with the Pilgrims who came to America on the "Mayflower."


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  • Book: "Captain Paul Delano: The founder of the Delano family in Chile",

author: Jorge Andres Delano