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Joan Deane (Selwoode)

Also Known As: "Johanna", "Cogan. Sellwoode"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Chard, Somerset, England
Death: May 10, 1597 (75)
Buckland St. Mary's, Somerset, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicholas Selwood and Alice Selwoode
Wife of John Deane
Mother of Johane Deane; Walter Deane; Alianor Deane; Walter Deane; Robert Dean Deane and 4 others
Sister of John Selwoode; Robert Selwood; William Selwood; Alice Selwood and Johanna Deane
Half sister of Joan Deane and Nicholas Selwoode

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About Joan Deane

Possible duplicate with these profiles here, Joan Deane and Joan Talbot, but different parents make it complicated.



  • she being the daughter of Nicholas SELLWOOD of Chard
A. Pos. JOHN DEAN - M. Johanna [pos. Sellwood], 
  • D. abt 1528. [More research needs to be done.]
  • 1552 July 1552 - Inquisition of the Manor of Strete with members. (DD/TOR 234)
    • [under Leigh] JOHANNA DEAN, WID.. holds 4 closes called Caprone Downe in the parish of Winsham and Croukett of 30 acres of arable, furze and moor, for term of her life and ROBERT HER SON by copy dated 28 Apr. 1509. Reversion granted to WALTER DEAN JOHANE JUNIOR and ALIANORE, SISTERS OF THE SAID WALTER, for their lives, dated Vigil of the Holy Cross 1528.
  • 1552 - Survey of Street and Leigh Manor
    • JOHANNA DENE WIDOW HELD 4 closes called Caprons Downe in the parishes of Winsham and Croukett [Cricket St. Thomas], 28 Apr. 1509. The reversion granted to WALTER DEANE, JOHANE JUNIOR and ALIANORE, sisters of the said Walter. Vigil of the Holy Cross 1528. [DD/TOR 234]
    • Children
      • 1. Robert Dean -
      • 2. ?

B. ______DEAN - M. Johanna _______, d. 1563.

  • 1561 July 23 Street and Leigh Court Book
  • WALTER DEANE claimed of the lord 4 closes called Caprons Downe, now in the tenure of Johane Deane, to hold to himself and his assigns for the term of 21 years next after the decease of JOHANE HIS MOTHER for a fine of 10 pounds of which 5 pounds was to be paid at the feast of St. Michael the Archange next and 5 pounds at Easter [whole entry was crossed out and a note added that THE SISTER WHO WAS IN THE COPY WAS TOHAVE THE SAME AFTER THE DEATH OF THE MOTHER. At the court held 17 Oct. 1561 Walter Deane surrendered the above estate in the premises into the hands of the lord.]
  • 1563 Oct. 2
    • ...Johanna Deane widow, who of the lord held certain lands called Caprons Downe has died.
    • Note at the head of the next page noted the receipt on 27 Oct. 1563 of 5 pounds from Walter Deane, at the hands of John Phelipps, as part payment of an entry fine of 20 pounds.
  • 1570 Survey of Tatworth Manor (123 M/E 32)
    • Walter Deane holds by copy dated 16 Apr. 1565 one heriotable tenement and one cottage to which pertains 17 acres of land viz. a curtilage, garden and orchard [listed lands in commn field] to hold to him and LETTICE HILL, DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HILL, for their lives by grant of William Petre, kt., rent 14s. [added later] Reversion granted to Elenor Balston and Johane Deane, daughters of the said Johane [sic] for their lives by copy dated 10 Oct. 1593, fine 30 pounds.
    • Children - [Note: one of the sisters of Walter Deane M. William Hill and had a dau. Letitia Hill.]
      • 1. Walter Dean - See below.
      • 2. Johane Dean, jr -
      • 3. Alianore Dean.

C. WALTER DEANE, Yeoman - d. 1591. Married, Joanna Walsele, Nov 12 1565 at Buckland, St. Mary, Somerset.

  • She d. 1597.
  • 1554 Rental of Streete and Leigh Manor
    • Walter Deane ['Walter crossed out and 'William' inserted] 7s. [DD/TOR 228]
  • 1564 - 1566 - Survey of Manor of Tatworth, Chard (T/PH/VCH/14):
    • WALTER DEANE by a copy dated 3 April Henry VIII (1527) holds a tenement and Cottage for his life.
  • 1566 Survey of Tatworth Manor (Devon R.O. 123 M/E31
    • Walter Deane holds by copy dated 3 Apr. 1527 one heriotable tenement and one cottage, to which pertains 17 acres of land lying in divers closes or parcels, viz. a curtilage, garden and orchard, 4 acres in South Field, 7 acres in Myddlellfelde, 5 acres in North Field 2 1/2 acres in Holwaie, 3 rods in Gulwill Meade, 1/2 acre in Gore Meade. To hold to him for term of his life by grant of Thomas la Ware and Lady Elizabeth his wife under fine 33s4d, rent 13s.
  • 1568 Apr. 21 -
    • A leasse to be made to Water [sic] Deane, Johan his wiff and Elen their doughter of vij closes of pasturer [sic] and arrable called Caprons downe in the tything of Lye in the parishe of Wynsham by est[imation] xxx acres and sute to the courte for xx li. paid in hand, attornayes John Pears, Thomas Toker.
  • 1580 - Survey of Manor of Tatworth, Chard (T/PH/VCH 15):
    • WALTER DEANE holds by copy dated 16 April 7 Elizabeth (1565) a tenement and cottage for his life and the life of LETICIE, DAU. OF WILLIAM HILL. Undated later note of reversion of property to Eleanor Balstone and Joan Deane, dau. of the said Joan on 10 Oct. 30 Elizabeth (1588).
  • [1582 undated note at end of volume]
    • Johanna Deane widow, lated wife of Walter Deane deceased holds by indenture dated 23 Apr. 1582, 7 closes of land, meadow and pasture containing by estimation 30 Acres called Caprons Downe, lying in the tithing of Leigh (all trees reserved0 to hold the same for her life and after to remain to William Deane her son for term of his life by rent of 7s a year and 6s8d in the name of a heriot and suit of court twice a year [DD/TOR 222]
  • 1590 - c.1609 Survey of Tatworth Manor (123 M/E 33)
    • Johanna Deane widow holds one tenement and one cottage with appurtenances of 17 acres [etc. as listed above] to hold for her widowhood and after the premises to be granted to Elenor Balston and Johanna Deane, daughters of the said Johanna, for term of their lives by grant of John Petre kt. for fine of 30 pounds as appears by copy dated 10 Oct. 1593, by rent 14s.
  • 1591 Sept. 3 Street and Leigh Court Book
    • ...present that Walter Deane, who of the Lord held by indenture certain closes called Capon [sic] Downe, containing by estimation 30 acres, died since the last court [previous court was held 9 Apr. 1591], whereupon there fell due to the lord for reliec 6s8d. And it is presented that the bailiff should admonish the wife of the said Walter that she produce the writing by which she claims to hold the said premises and show the same to the steward at the next court [ the next court was held on 7 Sept. 1591, but included no relevant entry]
  • 1597 (Devon Record Office, Ref. 123M/E31)-
    • Survey acreage and a tenement held by Walter Deane, of South Chard in the Survey of 1580 is held by Johana Deane, wid. for her life, after which the property is to go to Eleanor Balstone and Johanna Deane for their lives
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Chard, Somerset, UK
Chard, Somerset, UK
Chard, Somerset, UK
Chard, Somerset, UK
South Chard, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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Bayford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Chard, Somerset, England
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South Chard, Somersetshire, England