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Lewis Bane

Birthdate: (27)
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: April 7, 1677 (23-31)
York, ME, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Mills
Father of Lewis Bean/ Bane and Captain Joseph Bean

Managed by: John Arthur Drobnicki
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About Lewis Bane


A branch of the Bean family (see preceding sketches) is descended from Lewis Bane, but no records have been found which exactly settle the date of his immigration or the place where he landed. A large number of early settlers of York were Scotch (Scottish!) and came direct from the old country. A section of York was locally known as Scotland, and the name still clings to it. The son of Lewis, in a legal document signed by him speaks of his father as "Lewis Bane, Gent., formerly of Scotland," and a family record of one of the granddaughters, Mary Bean, who married Hugh Barbour, of Falmouth, says that she was an ardent Stuart sympathizer, having received that feeling from her father's teachings. March 5, 1668, Lewis Bane was granted a "lott of land" by the selectmen of York for a homestead. His name was indifferently spelled Bane and Bean, in the early records, but by the time of the second generation the spelling settled into Bean. Lewis married Mary Mills, and had five children. He died about 1677, and his widow married a Mr. Brissome for a second husband; she died about 1694, leaving no issue by her second husband. Children of Lewis and Mary were: Lewis, Ebenezer, Joseph, James and Elizabeth.

(II) Captain Lewis (2), eldest son of Lewis (1) and Mary (Mills) Bean or Bane, was born April 28, 1671, and died June 25, 1721. He resided on the homestead of his father, and at his death gave it to his son John. He owned timber lands in both York and Wells, and was one of the proprietors of a sawmill in York. As measured by the standard of those days in York, he was a man of wealth. The York records contain copies of many deeds wherein he was grantor or grantee of lands. He was one of the most influential men of York in his day. He was justice of the peace for many years; served on the grand jury many times; was selectman many years; was delegate to the general court at Boston; was one of the commissioners appointed by the Colonial authorities to lay out and define the boundaries of the townships as far east as Falmouth; was one of the commissioners who had charge of building the forts and blockhouses for defense against the Indians; and was a captain in the militia which in those days meant a call at any moment to defend the settlements from the Indian attacks. Capt. Bean married, 1691, Mrs. Mary (Austen) Sayward, daughter of Matthew and Mary (Davis) Austen, and widow of Jonathan Sayward, of York. Children: Jonathan, Mary, Lewis, John, Elinor, Mehitable and Ebenezer.

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Lewis Bane's Timeline

Scotland, United Kingdom
April 28, 1671
Age 21
York, ME, United States
Age 26
York, York, Maine, United States
April 7, 1677
Age 27
York, ME, United States