John Deacon, of Lynn

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John Deacon, of Lynn

Birthplace: England (United Kingdom)
Death: after November 11, 1678
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Husband of Alice Deacon; Elizabeth Deacon and Ann Deacon

Occupation: Blacksmith
Immigration Year: 1635
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About John Deacon, of Lynn

John Deacon, 1635 on the Abigail, blacksmith, of Lynn, Salem, & Boston, 3 wives (Alice, Elizabeth, Ann, all with no surname known), no children recorded. Born about 1602, died after 11 Nov 1678



Born about 1602 (aged 25 in 1635; deposed 24 Jun 1662 "aged sixty years." (Based on the 1662 deposition & the age of his wife, we assume that the age given for John Deacon in 1635 is wrong.) Blacksmith who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Abigail." First settled in Lynn; moved to Salem in 1660; & Boston by 1663. Died after 11 Nov 1678.


(1) by 1635, Alice ____. For the court of 3 Jul 1646, she was one of two witnesses against the "wife of Tho[mas] Coats ... for saying publicly and disturbing those who sat near, when Mr. Cobbett was preaching on a Sabbath, that Christ was circumcised on the eighth day, and that then he was not baptized." She died at Lynn 27 Jul 1657.

(2) in Lynn MA, 25 Dec 1657, Elizabeth (____) Pickering, widow of John Pickering of Salem. She died at Salem, 30 Aug 1661.

(3) by 1670, Ann ____. "Goodwife Deacon" died, apparently at Boston, on 3 Dec 1690.


  • Ellery, Harrison and Charles Pickering Bowditch. The Pickering genealogy: being an account of the first three generations of the Pickering family of Salem, Mass., and of the descendants of John and Sarah (Burrill) Pickering, of the third generation, Volume 1 (Google eBook). University Press, J. Wilson and Son, 1897. GoogleBooks
  • Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862. GoogleBooks
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John Deacon, of Lynn's Timeline

November 11, 1678
Age 76
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony