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John Richard Strong, I

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chard, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Chard, Somerset, England
Place of Burial: Chard, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of George Strong, I and Ann Ann Strong
Husband of Eleanor (Elinor) Cogan
Father of Elder John Strong, II; Alice Eleanor Deane; Christopher Strong and Eleanor Deane
Brother of George Strong, II; William Strong, I; Thomas John Strong; Amelia Jane Strong; Sarah Elizabeth Taylor and 4 others
Half brother of Thomas Strong and Walter Strong

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About John Richard Strong, I

Ann Bond was not the wife of John.


Will of John Stronge of Chard, Proved 22 Sept. 1612

  • Where as the said John Stronge lieth sick of body but of good and perfect memory....
  • to the poor of Chardland 4 shillings ....
  • to the Church 2 shillings....
  • to MY SON JOHN STRONGE, 10 pounds...
  • to MY CHILD THAT MY WIFE GOETH WITH all 10 pounds....
    • If either of them die it shall remain to the other, until they be of lawful year....
  • To MY BROTHER THOMAS STRONG'S DAUGHTER,
  • my godaughter, 2 shillings.
  • I give THE OTHER TWO, 1 shilling each...
  • I make my wife whole executor of such goods as I have...
  • I make my overseers My FATHER GEORGE STRONGE, JOHN BOWRIDGE, WALTER STRONGE, JOHN WARRY....
    • Witnesess: HENRY WARRY

Children

  • a. ELDER JOHN STRONGE and four generations of his children.
  • b. Uknown - B. abt. 1613, Chard, Somerset, Eng.
  •  2. JOHN STRONGE - D. 1612, bur. 13 July 1612, Chard, Somerset, Eng.
    • M. Uknown, 1609, Chard, Somerset, England. She pos. m. 2) William Cogan, father of Eleanor Cogan, wife of Walter Deane.

Will of John Stronge of Chard, Proved 22 Sept. 1612

  • Where as the said John Stronge lieth sick of body but of good and perfect memory....
  • to the poor of Chardland 4 shillings ....
  • to the Church 2 shillings....
  • to MY SON JOHN STRONGE, 10 pounds...
  • to MY CHILD THAT MY WIFE GOETH WITH all 10 pounds....
  • If either of them die it shall remain to the other, until they be of lawful year....
  • To MY BROTHER THOMAS STRONG'S DAUGHTER, my godaughter, 2 shillings.
  • I give THE OTHER TWO, 1 shilling each....
  • I make my wife whole executor of such goods as I have....
  • I make my overseers My FATHER GEORGE STRONGE, JOHN BOWRIDGE, WALTER STRONGE, JOHN WARRY....
    • Witnesses: HENRY WARRY

Child of JOHN STRONGE and ELINOR DEANE is:

  • JOHN STRONG, b. Abt. 1606, Chard, Dorsetshire, England; d. April 04, 1699, Northampton, Hampton, Massachusetts.

THOMAS STRONGE (GEORGE1) He married JOANNE BAGGE May 12, 1604 in Chard, Somersetshire, England.


Children of (Richard) John Strong and Eleanor Deane are:

  • i. John (Elder) Strong,
    • born 1605 in Taunton, Somerset, England;
    • died Apr 04, 1699 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA;
    • married (1) Margerie Deane Dec 05, 1630 in Hingham, Norfolk, England;
    • married (2) Abigail Ford Dec 1636 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA.
  • ii. Eleanor Strong, born 1614
  • iii. Jane Strong, born 1615
Will of John Stronge of Chard, Proved 22 Sept. 1612

Where as the said John Stronge lieth sick of body but of good and perfect memory....

  • to the poor of Chardland 4 shillings
  • ....to the Church 2 shillings....
  • to MY SON JOHN STRONGE, 10 pounds...
  • to MY CHILD THAT MY WIFE GOETH WITH all 10 pounds
  • ....If either of them die it shall remain to the other, until they be of lawful year....
  • To MY BROTHER THOMAS STRONG'S DAUGHTER, my godaughter, 2 shillings.
  • I give THE OTHER TWO, 1 shilling each....
  • I make my wife whole executor of such goods as I have
  • ....I make my overseers My FATHER GEORGE STRONGE, JOHN BOWRIDGE, WALTER STRONGE, JOHN WARRY....
    • Witnesess: HENRY WARRY


http://books.google.com/books?id=MGRmAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=hannah+strong+sawyer&source=bl&ots=to5WTA07tQ&sig=BfSEdyIcu29rWjUbTgHCdX0Kzx4&hl=en&ei=xYzTSoCKEo3eNfebpJUD&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBEQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=hannah%20strong%20sawyer&f=false

  • Another account has Richard born in Wales in 1561, moving to Taunton in 1590, dying in 1613,

Richard STRONG

  • was born in the county of Caernarvon, Wales in 1561.
  • In 1590 he removed to Taunton, Somerset, England, where
  • he died in 1613,
  • leaving a young son, John, age eight, and a daughter, Eleanor.

Source: History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong of Northampton, Massachusetts, Author: Dwight, Benjamin W . Publication: Joel Munsell, Albany, New York 1871

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  • Elder John Stronge is the son of John (Richard) Stronge and Eleanor Deane.
    • John (Richard) Stronge died before the birth of his youngest child in 1613. This is well documented in his will.
  • After John (Richard) Stronge's death,
    • his wife, Eleanor Deane, daughter of a tanner,
      • married William Cogan (a tanner by trade) before the birth of John (Richard) Stronge's offspring by Eleanor in 1613.
      • Following a west country tradition, the daughter is christened "Eleanor," after her mother.
      • Though she is a "Stronge" by blood, William Cogan refers to her as "my daughter," and raises her as such with the name Eleanor Cogan.
  • Young (Elder) John Stronge learns the tanning trade from William Cogan and Eleanor Deane's father, Walter Deane.
  • Sarah Stronge, the future wife of Lt. William Clarke, was born in 1613 to Thomas Stronge, the brother of Elder John Stronge's father.
    • This makes Sarah Stronge the cousin of Elder John Stronge.
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From: http://www.genealogy.com/users/r/e/i/Vivian-Reifschneider/GENE2-0047.html

  • [6350]. JOHN/RICHARD STRONG[2466,2467],
    • born 1585 in County of Caernarvon, Wales;
    • died 1613 in Taunton, Somersetshire, England.
    • He was the son of [12700.] GEORGE STRONG and [12701.] * STRONG.
    • He married 6351. ELEANOR DEAN.
  •       [6351.] ELEANOR DEAN[2468,2469],
    • born 1586 in Chard, Somerset, Eng;
    • died 1653 in Tuaunton, Sussex, MA.
    • She was the daughter of [12696.] WALTER DEANE and [12697.] JOHANNA WALSELE.

Notes for JOHN/RICHARD STRONG:

  • There is a lot of confusion between researchers as to whether John or Richard is the father of John Strong, (Elder) and Eleanor Strong.
  • One researcher:
    • John Strong born 1585
      • m. Eleanor Dean 1609 in Chard, Eng., daughter of William Deane.
      • Chl. John Strong, Elder
        • b. abt 1610, Taunton, Somersetshire, Eng.
        • d. Aprl 1699
        • m. l. Margerie Dean
        • m. 2. Abigail Ford, Dec. 1630 iln Dorchester, MA, daughter of Ford and Chard.:
        • CHl of John and Deane:
          • 1. Johon b. 1626 Taunton, En. d. Feb 20 1697 Windsor Ct. m. l. Mary Clark Nov 26, 1656, Cindsor Ct.; m. 2. Elizabeth Warriner 1664; m. 3. Hannah Smith widow of Joseph Trumbull Nov 26, 1686.
        • Chil. of John Strong and Ford are:
          • 1. Thomas 1637-1689. M. 1. Mary Hewitt. 2. Rachel Holton; 2. Josiah b. abt 1639; 3. Jedediah; 4. Return; 5. Ebenezer; 6. Abigail; 7. Elizabeth; 8. Experience; 9. Samuel; 10. Joseph; 11. Mary; 12. Sarah; 13. Hannah; 14. Hester; 15. Thankful; 16. Jeruah.
    • The Strong family of England was origanally located in the county of Shropshire.
    • One of the family married and heiress of Griffith, of the county of Caernarvon, Wales and went there to reside in 1545.
    • Richard Strong was of this branch of the family, and was born in the county of Caernarvon, in 1561.
      • In 1590 he moved from there to Taunton, Somersetshire, England, where he died in 1613 leaving a son John, then 8 years old, and a daughter Eleanor. (from the History of John Strong Elder by Benjamin W. Dwight)

One reacher has l. Richard Strong was born 1561 in Co. Caernarvon, Wales, and died 1613 in Taunton, Eng. Chil: l. Eleanor Strong, b. 1582-1609 d. 1587-1691; m. Walter Dean. 2. John Strong b. 1605 Taunton, Eng., d. April 14, 1699 Northampton, MA. M. Abigail Ford 1630, daughter of John Ford.       Children of JOHN/RICHARD STRONG and ELEANOR DEAN are:   i. John Strong2470,2471, born Abt. 1610 in South Chard, Somerset, Eng.; died April 13, 1699 in Northampton, MA; married (1) Margerie Dean December 05, 1630; married (2) Mary Clark November 26, 1656 in Windsor, CT.   Notes for John Strong: John Strong (John Sr., George, George, John, Robert) wass born 1610 in Chard Somerset, Eng. and died 1699. He married l. Margaerie Deane 1632. He married 2. Abigail Ford abt 1634.

2. From Mary and John, A Search, Vol 18, p. 166: John Strong: 9a. 1610-1699) of Chardstock, Devon. He m. 1. Margery Dean a. 1632, sister of Walter Deane. Walter Deane m. Elizabeth Strong sister to John Strong, so John Strong and Walter Deane were brothers-in-law twice. (Ref. Search Series, Vol 17, pp 48-49 and pp 146-150.) This has to be John Strong, Jr. listed as being born about 1605 in FOUNDERS OF EARLY AMERICAN FAMILIES, Fdrs & Patriots, Ohio 985.

3. on pp 188-196 in Vol 18, there is an entire section about the Stronge home in kEngland and information on George Stronge, Jane's grandfather. There is a lot of confusion about Jane. Read Emmanuel Landon's notes. (Child of John Strong and Margerie Dean is l. Jane according to "MAYFLOWER SIGNERS", b. abt 1612, or as late as 1635, d. WFT est 1659-1707, m. l, Nathaniel Ward, aft 1654, m. 2. Gregory Wilterton, aft 1655.   3175 ii. ELEANOR STRONG, born 1612 in of Northampton, Somersetshire, Eng.; died 1693 in Taunton, , MA; married WALTER DEANE in MA.

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From: http://www.dallas.net/~mcmanus/Strong0.htm

Parents of Elder John1 Strong:

  • John0 Strong 1585-1612 & Eleanor0 Deane 1586-1653
    • as one can see from the above paragraphs there is some doubt as to the parentage of Elder John Strong...so I am including the possible ancestors here which I found on the net at sources (a),(b), & (c). But I will regard Elder John as generation 1, and any previous generations will be labelled 0, -1, -2, etc.--ed.
  • John0 STRONG was
    • born between 1561 and 1585 in Chard, Somerset, England.
    • He died on 14 Jun 1613 in Chard, Somerset, England.
    • He was m. Eleanor0 DEANE in 1609 in Chard, Somerset, England.
  • Eleanor's parents: Walter Deane d.1585 & Joan Walsele 1565-1597:
    • Walter-2 DEANE died between 1585 and 1591 in Chard, Somerset, England.
    • He was married to Joan WALSELE on 12 Nov 1565 in Buckland, Somerset, England.
    • Joan WALSELE died about 1597 in Chard, Somerset, England.
  • Their daughter was Eleanor0 DEANE born in 1586 in Chard, Somerset, England.(a)
    • She m(1)John Strong but
    • probably had a second marriage to William Cogan (c).
    • Eleanor died in 1653 in Taunton, Sussex, England.(a)
      • Their children were Elder John1 STRONG. (1606-1699) and an unborn child (as of the writing of John's will (below)).
  • See Strong Family for more on Elder John Strong.

Other info on: Elder John Strong's Father:

  • Will of John Stronge of Chard, Proved 22 Sept. 1612
    • Where as the said John Stronge lieth sick of body but of good and perfect memory....
    • to the poor of Chardland 4 shillings
    • ....to the Church 2 shillings....
    • to MY SON JOHN STRONGE, 10 pounds...
    • to MY CHILD THAT MY WIFE GOETH WITH all 10 pounds
      • ....If either of them die it shall remain to the other, until they be of lawful year....
    • To MY BROTHER THOMAS STRONG'S DAUGHTER, my godaughter, 2 shillings. I give THE OTHER TWO, 1 shilling each....
    • I make my wife whole executor of such goods as I have
    • ....I make my overseers My FATHER GEORGE STRONGE, JOHN BOWRIDGE, WALTER STRONGE, JOHN WARRY....
    • Witnesses: HENRY WARRY
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http://kinnexions.com/ancestries/strong.htm#JEStrong

John Strong, Sr.

  • John STRONG - bur. Jul. 13, 1612, Chard, Somerset.
    • Son of George STRONG.
    • His will was proved Sep. 22, 1613, with his wife (unnamed) as executor and the overseers including his father George STRONGE, and his brother Walter.
    • John's will names his son John, and unborn child, and three nieces, daughters of brother Thomas.
    • John married about 1609, and
      • his widow may have married second William COGAN, father of Eleanor COGAN who married Walter DEANE.
    • 1. John - b. about 1609, Chard, Somerset, England; d. Apr. 14, 1699, Northampton, MA.
    • 2. A child - b. 1613, Chard, Somerset.
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Will of John Stronge of Chard, Proved 22 Sept. 1612 Where as the said John Stronge lieth sick of body but of good and perfect memory....to the poor of Chardland 4 shillings ....to the Church 2 shillings.... to MY SON JOHN STRONGE, 10 pounds...to MY CHILD THAT MY WIFE GOETH WITH all 10 pounds....If either of them die it shall remain to the other, until they be of lawful year....To MY BROTHER THOMAS STRONG'S DAUGHTER, my godaughter, 2 shillings. I give THE OTHER TWO, 1 shilling each....I make my wife whole executor of such goods as I have....I make my overseers My FATHER GEORGE STRONGE, JOHN BOWRIDGE, WALTER STRONGE, JOHN WARRY.... Witnesess:HENRY WARRY

John Stronge, son of George Strong, b. circa 1585 in Chard, Somerset, England, was buried there Jun 14, 1613.

He was married in Chard in 1609 to a woman whose name is missing from the record, however, it is believed that she was Eleanor Deane, daughter of Walter and Joan (Walsele) Deane.

John's will was proved Sep 22, 1613 and his estate was valued at 62 pounds 2 shillings. He left his son John 10 pounds; 10 pounds to his unborn child (Eleanor Strong); 2 shillings to his brother Thomas' daughter (his godchild) and 1 shilling each to two of Thomas' other daughters. His unnamed wife was his sole executor and his overseers were his father George Stronge, John Bowdridge, Walter Stronge, and John Warry, each received 4 pence. [2]

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John Richard Strong was born about 1575 in Chard, Somerset, England. Some genealogies say his name was John, others Richard. For clarity, I’ll include both. His parents were George STRONG and [__?__]. He married Eleanor [DEAN?] in 1609 in Chard, Somerset, England. John Richard died on 14 Jun 1613 in Chard, Somerset, England.

Eleanor [Dean?] was born about 1586 in South Chard, Somerset, England. Many genealogies state her parents were Walter DEAN (1545 – 1585) and Johanna WALSELY (1547 – 1597). However, other sources say that Walter and Johanna’s Eleanor was born before 1568; buried 6 Jul 1628, Broadwindsor, Dorset and married about 1588 Sylvester Balstone, son of John Balstone and Edith of Hawkchurch, Dorset. Children: Humphrey.

Margery Dean married Eleanor’s son, Elder John Strong. Walter and Joanna Dean are Margery’s grandparents. William Dean, son of Walter Deane and Joan Walsele. – died. about 1634, South Chard, Somerset, will dated Jul. 22, 1634 names his children and his grandson Elder John STRONG. Maybe that relationship started the confusion.

After John Richard died, Eleanor married William Coggin about 1615. Eleanor died on 24 Apr 1654 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass.

William Coggin (Cogan) was born about 1584 in Hampshire, England and died 20 Apr 1654 in Chard, Somerset, England. Some say he died in Taunton, Bristol Mass., but I doubt it.

Children of Richard and Eleanor:

Name Born Married Departed 1. John STRONG 1605 in Chard, Somerset, England. Margerie Dean 1625 Somerset, England . Abigail FORD Dec 1635 Dorchester, Mass. 14 Apr 1699 Northampton, Mass. 2. Eleanor Strong Cogan 1612 Taunton, Somershire, England Deacon Walter Dean 1635 Taunton, Mass. 1693 Taunton, Mass.

“Dwight’s History of the Strong Family”, Volume I, originally published in 1871 (republished in 1975 by Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland)

   “The Strong Family of England was originally located in the county of Shropshire. One of the family married an heiress of Griffith, of the county of Caervernon, Wales, and went thither to reside in 1545. Richard Strong was of this branch of the family, and was born in the county of Caervernon in 1561. In 1590 he removed to Taunton, Somersetshire, England, where he died in 1613, leaving a son John then eight years of age, and a daughter Eleanor. The name is stated in one record, on what authority the writer knows not, to have been originally McStrachan and to have gone through the following changes, McStrachan, Strachan, Strachn, Strong.” (p 15)

According to family tradition, Elder John STRONG was born and lived at Taunton in Somersetshire, but no record of his birth nor residence there has ever been found. Nor has any record been found of a Richard Strong, said to be John’s father. About twelve mile from Taunton lies the village of Chard, and here is found the record of the burial of John Strong of Chard, July 14, 1613. In the will of this John Strong is named a son John and an unborn child. Mr. Albert Strong, author of The Strongs of Strongsville, believes this posthumous child to have been the daugther, Eleanor.

Eleanor’s mother Margerie was carrying her second child, Eleanor, when her husband died. Margerie married second, William Coggin (Cogan) , who raised his wife’s child as his own. Her name is sometimes cited as Eleanor Coggin, and sometimes Eleanor Strong.

The Coggin, Dean, and Strong families were close in both England and America. They were based in Somersetshire, in and around the town of South Chard, in the west of England. A lot of source material is available about these families and their relationships both in England and in America, which they settled in the 1600’s

Below is given a part of the will of William Cogan dated 1654:

   “I give, devise and bequeath the cottage house in Southchard, aforesaid, whein I now dwell with the backside garden and close of land thereunto belongings with their appurtenances (after the death of my daughter Eleanor Deane, wife of Walter Deane in New England) unto Eleanor Cogan, my daughter and to the heires males of her body lawfully to be begotten forever. And for default of such issue then to the hires males of thesaid Eleanor Deane of her body lawfully begotten.”

“William Cogan, who died after 1654, plainly states that Eleanor Deane is in New England and yet bequeaths to his daughter Eleanor’s sons should she have any. By this time Eleanor Deane had at least one son, James born 1648. Nora E Snow explains: “Governor Strong’s tradition says that the father of John Strong died while his son was young 1613. Please note the peculiar wording of the William Cogan will and the peculiar right that the daughter Eleanor Deane seems to hold to the homestead estate; also note the fact that William Cogan had two daughters named Eleanor. It has been my belief that William Cogan had married the mother of John Strong and that Eleanor Deane was really the sister of John Strong and step-daughter of William Cogan.”

Mary Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Col. John H. Stevens…, (Concord, N.H., 1948), pp. 348-49, gives a verbatim excerpt from the will of this William Cogan, who may have been the Cogam witness of the William Deane will, above, and identifies Eleanor, the wife of Walter Deane, as a daughter of John Strong of Chard, Somerset, and sister of the John Strong of Northampton, Massachusetts. However, Mrs. Holman also shows the younger John Strong had for his first wife Margery Deane, the sister of Walter Deane, and thus the “beloved brother” relationship between Walter Deane and John Strong may be a “brother-in-law” relationship. No Eleanor appears in the will of the older John Strong. The will of William Cogan actually left his house and land “(after the death of my daughter Eleanor Deane wife of Walter Deane in New England) unto Eleanor Cogan my daughter and to the heires male of her bodie,” and for default of male issue to “Joane Cogan my daughter and to the heires males of her bodie,” and for default of male issue to Joane then to “the heires male of the said Eleanor Deane of her bodie.” This peculiar set of conditional inheritances suggests 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 (not a rare occurrence at the time), this could be a possible explanation as to why the sequence of inheritance would be first to her [p.280] 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 (even though he called her “daughter.” Since she had been a blood daughter, then the male issue of the other Eleanor Cogan and her sister Joane Cogan, would not have been intermediate in the line of succession between the lifetime possession by Eleanor Deane and the final conditional inheritance by her own male issue with any husband). It is an interesting problem that obviously requires more research.

Children

1. John STRONG (See his page)

2. Eleanor Strong

Eleanor’s husband Deacon Walter Deane was born 13 May 1612 in Chard, Somerset, England. He was her first cousin. His parents were William Deane and [__?__]. His grandparents were Walter DEANE and Johanna WASELE. Walter died Apr 1693 in Taunton, Bristol, Mass.

Walter emmigrated on the “Speedwell” to Boston 1637 w/ brother John. Resided at Dorchester 1 yr, and took Freeman’s oath Taunton 4 Dec 1638. Tanner

“Representative Men and Old Families of Southeaster MA” pg 1487, published by J.H. Beers and Co., Chicago, IL 1912.

   Walter Dean, son of William Dean, of the parish of Chard, Somersetshire, England, with his wife, his brother John and the latter’s wife Alice, came to New England, tarried perhaps for a time at Dorchester, and in 1637 went to Cohannet, now Taunton, of wich town the brothers were both original purchasers, taking up farms on the west bank of Taunton Great River. Both became men of prominence. Walter was selectman for some twenty years, representative in the General Court, and a deacon in the church.

NEHGR 139: (Oct 1985), p. 324 Threlfall, John B. of Madison, Wisc. Additions to the Deane Ancestry in England.”Walter Deane of South Chard, Somersetshire, England, is the earliest proven ancestor of John and Walter Deane who settled at Taunton, Mass., in the 1630’s. He was their grandfather. However, he was probably the grandson of John and Joan (Selwood) Deane mentioned in the will of Joan’s father Nicholas. Note the mention of William Cogan in this will. Walter Deane of Taunton, MA, married Eleanor Cogan, daughter of Wiliam of South Chard, no doubt a descendant of the William named in the will.

NEHGR Jan 1861 p. 42 “On the 28th of September, 1672, Philip and his head men ‘Nuncompahoonet, Umnathum (or Nimrod), Cheemaughton and Annawam,’ for £143, ‘sell a tract of land to William Brenton, James Walker, Wm. Harvey, Walter Deane, Richd Williams and John Richmond.’ This tract included Taunton, of which the purchasers were already in possession.” On the 1st of October of the same year another sale beins thus:–“I Phillip, alias Matacome, cheife Sachem of Pakanokit: haue engaged and morgaged four miles square of land sourthwardly of Taunton bounds to Mr. Constant Southworth, Treasurer; and having already given a deed of three miles in breadth and four in length of the sayd land vnto sum of Taunton,” know, &c., “that I Philip,” &c., sell unto the said Southworth, “the other mile in breadth and four miles in length, adjoining that” already sold to Taunton men. the consideration was £47. It was witnessed by Thomas Leonard, Hugh Cole, Nimrod, Akkpompoin and Annawon. The acknowledgment is dated the same day, and was before Constant Southworth and John Alden, and Nath. Morton’s name appears as recorder. Southworth assigned the deed to Wm. Brenton, Wm. Harvey, James Walker, Richd Williams, Walter Deane, Leif. George Macey and John Richmond, Committee and inhabiltants of the town of Taunton. To the assignment Nathhl. Morton and Benj. Church were witnesses–Original deed.

Bowen, Richard LeBaron. Early Rehoboth: Documented Historical Studies of Families and Events in This Plymouth Colony Township, Privately Printed, Rehoboth 1950, Vol. I,

   Appears on the list of “The names of the heads of families in Taunton, anno domini 1675, when Philip’s war began”.  “The names of those inhabitants within the township of Taunton who are to have their division of land now agreed upon, 28 Dec 1659, whose proportion is to be according to the rate here following, together with the quantity of land, lots, and heads, at two acres to the head, two acres to the shilling, and two acres to the lot”: Walter Deane Rate 13 shillings, 1 d 8 heads, 44 acres.
   9 July 1689 Maj. William Bradford’s quitclaim deed of Taunton, MA The National Genealogical Society Quarterly 71(1983): 176 gives a newly discovered ship list for a ship leving Weymouth, England, in April 1637, John Driver the master, bound for New England. On this list is Walter Deane and 6 servants.

Deane, Willaim Reed. Brief Memoirs of John and Walter Deane. Boston 1949 Cooledge and Wiley

   The above discussion of the “sale” of land in 1672 by Philip to Walter Deane et al is worthy of note. Philip was the son of the great Chief, Massasoit. After the death of Massasoit in 1661, and his brother Wamsutta in 1662, Philip became chief. He had some limited success in trying to unify the numerous small tribes against the increasing encrouchment of the white men on their native lands. The long shaky peace was unravelling. While Walter’s success in dealing with this chief may have been commonplace at the time, Philip was a major figure in that era, and certainly a critical figure in Native American history. This was Philip! Better known as King Philip. Three years after Walter’s deal, “King Philip’s War” broke out!

Sources:

   http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/b_s.htm
   http://www.jedh.com/src/genealogy/Full07a-p/p19.htm#i930
   Eleanor Deane
   http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=161605
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John Richard Strong, I's Timeline

1585
1585
Chard, Somerset, England
1591
1591
Age 6
Removed to Taunton, Somersetshire, England
1605
April 14, 1605
Age 20
Taunton, Somersetshire, England
1606
1606
Age 21
Somerset, England, (Present UK)
1607
1607
Age 22
Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
1612
September 22, 1612
Age 27
Chard, Somerset, England
1612
Age 27
probably Taunton, Somerset, England
1613
June 14, 1613
Age 28
Chard, Somerset, England
July 14, 1613
Age 28
Chard, Somerset, England, United Kingdom