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Benjamin Deane (abt. 1646 - bef. 1724)

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Benjamin Deane aka Dean
Born about in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 6 Jan 1681 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 18 May 2018 | Created 16 Sep 2011
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Benjamin Dean(e) was a son of Walter Deane and Eleanor (Cogan) Deane, who married in New England in about 1640 or earlier, probably in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Most of the early records of Taunton were destroyed by a fire in 1838,[1] and there is no known record of Benjamin's birth.

Benjamin Dean(e) married Sarah Williams in Taunton, Massachusetts, on 6 January 1680/1. [2][3]

Benjamin Dean died before 14 April 1724, when his will was presented for probate in Bristol County, Massachusetts. His will, created on "this second day of february Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred twenty two three In ye ninth year of ye Reign of our sovereign Lord George of Great Britain vz King," mentions eldest son Israel Dean, brother Ezra Dean (named as a adjoining landowner, not an heir), son Benjamin Dean, son Ebenezer Dean, daughter Hannah Richmond, daughter Mary Edson, daughter Damaris White, daughter Sarah Danforth, daughter Elisabeth Richmond, daughter Mehitable Richmond, daughter Lydia Dean, and beloved wife Sarah Dean. His youngest sons, Benjamin Dean and Ebenezer Dean, were nominated as executors.[4]


  1. Marriages, Births and Deaths at Taunton, Mass. New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 16, October 1862, page 324
  2. Plymouth Colony Records, New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 9, October 1855, page 316. Accessed at in database Vital Records from The NEHGS Register.
  3. Marriages, Births and Deaths at Taunton, Mass. New England Historical and Genealogical Register vol. 17, January 1863, page 36. Accessed at in database Vital Records from The NEHGS Register.
  4. Probate File for Benjamin Dean, 1725, Bristol, Massachusetts, Accessed at
  • Stearns, Ezra S. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire (Lewis Publishing Company, 1908) Vol. 2, Page 939-40
  • Ancestral File (R) Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998)
  • Source: S-1352004141 Repository: #R-1560233632 Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files.
  • Repository: R-1560233632 Name: Address: Note:


Note: supposedly descended from magna carta baron thomas fitzhardygne de berkeley.

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On 29 Dec 2015 at 03:34 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Deane-551 and Deane-116 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, notwithstanding the 20-year difference in birthdates. Both dates already appear in the body of Deane-116, but the 1666 date is clearly too late.

His date of birth does not seem to be recorded. However, it was after his father's emigration in 1637 and early enough for Benjamin to have married in 1681.

On 24 Mar 2015 at 23:19 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Is the birthplace of Taunton, England, correct? His parents profiles show that they were in Massachusetts in the 1630s.

On 24 Jan 2015 at 16:10 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Dean-948 and Deane-116 appear to represent the same person because: Aside from the spelling of Dean/Deane these to profiles are a match.

Rejected matches › Benjamin Dean (1684-)

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