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Job Lane

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England
Death: August 23, 1697 (73-81)
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James T Lane (Layne), I and Katherine Lane
Husband of Sarah Lane and Anna "Hannah" Lane
Father of Sarah Lane; Mary Avery; Elizabeth Avery; Col. John Lane; Anna Foster and 4 others
Brother of Edward Lane (Layne); James Lane, of Lanes Island and John Layne

Occupation: master-carpenter, " house-wright, artificer, bridge-builder
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About Job Lane

Job Lane

  • Birth: 1620 - Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England
  • Death: Aug 23 1697 - Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts
  • Parents: James Lane, Katherine Russell
  • Married: Sarah Boyce, Anna Reyner

JOB LANE1 (James), 1620-1697, was born in England about 1620, and owned lands in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, about eighteen miles from London. His uncle (???) Boyse by marriage, fell April, 1643, in the sea-croft or club-fight between the King's forces and the Parliamentary army under Lord Fairfax. The tradition that Job Lane came to America in 1635, when only 15 yrs. old, is not authenticated. Job Lane was distinguished as "master-carpenter," "house-wright," "artificer" and "bridge-builder." He first appears at Sekonk, Mass., in 1643, where he was estimated worth fifty pounds for the purpose of receiving subsequent grants of land, and where he joined the Sekonk Combination, 3d 5 mo. 1644. He was at Rehoboth, Mass., 9th 4 mo. 1645, and drew lot No. 28. He was of Dorchester, Mass., and returned to England and was married there in 1647. He died aged 77 years -- according to his tombstone. His will, signed 28 Sep 1696, was presented for probate at Charlestown, 21 Oct 1697.

was at Rehoboth, Mass., 1644; freeman at Malden, 1656 resided at Bedford. Mass. and served in his own garrison houses in King Philip's War; dep. Gen. Ct. from Bedford, 1678-79, from Malden, 1685-93.


  • Job 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), 3:52.

Job (Lane), Rehoboth 1644, was in Eng. in June 1647, when his kinsm. Thomas Howell, of Marshfield, made his will, nam. him to be excor. but he declin. that trust, yet aft. some yrs. came back, and sett. at Malden, freem. 1656, had by w. Sarah, wh. d. 19 May 1659, Rebecca, b. Apr. 1658, d. young. He m. Sept. 1660, Hannah, or Ann, d. of Rev. John Reyner, had John, b. Oct. 1661; Ann, Sept. 1662, d. in few wks.; Jemima, 19 Aug. 1666; Dorothy, 24 July 1669; and Rebecca, again, 6 Apr. 1674; rem. to Billerica, was rep. 1676, 9, and for Malden 1685, and under the new chart. in 1692. His will is of 28 Sept. 1696, and he d. 23 Aug. foll. His wid. d. 30 Apr. 1704. From the will we learn that he had other ds. Mary, w. of William Avery, wh. with ch. Mary and Sarah, are rememb.; Eliz. w. of Robert Avery (m. 13 Apr. 1676), with her d. Rachel; ano. Ann, w. of James Foster of Dorchester; and Sarah, w. of Samuel Fitch; and that Jemima m. Matthew Whipple; and Dorothy m. 24 Nov. 1693, Edward Sprague.



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Job Lane's Timeline

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England
May 28, 1648
Age 28
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
August 7, 1653
Age 33
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
March 16, 1655
Age 35
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
May 10, 1661
Age 41
Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
September 1662
Age 42
Malden, Middlesex Co., MA
Age 45
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
August 19, 1666
Age 46
Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA