Blood in the Earth

Samuel Deane

Male 1630 - 1707

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  • Born  1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 Aug 1707  Jamaica, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I75  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  11 May 2013 

    Family 1  Elizabeth Chasmore,   b. 1632 
    >1. Jonathan Dean,   b. 23 Sep 1658, Jamaica, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1718, Jamaica, Long Island-Queens, NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 May 2013 
    Family ID  F441  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Chasmore,   b. 1632 
     1. Jonathan Dean,   b. Abt 1685, Jamaica, Long Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  9 May 2012 
    Family ID  F36  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Samuel's name appears in various records as Deane, Dean, Deine and Dane.

      Samuel Deane came to America sometime prior to 1653. On September 24, 1653, he was living in Lancaster, Mass, when he signed the town covenant, subscribing to the "lawes and orders" of this newly incorporated town. The Geneological Register of the First Settlers of New England lists " Samuel Deane, Lancaster 1653."

      According to a Documentary History of Jamaica, Long Island, "a party of English folk, of the Presbyterian faith for whom life in New England had been made uncomfortable by their Puritan neighbors, migrated in 1644 from Stamford, Connecticut, to Long Island and settled at Hempstead." Some of these later petitioned the Dutch Governor-General in Nieuw Amsterdam for additional land and this was granted on March 21, 1656. The first town meeting was held on November 25, 1656 of the "true owners . . . living at the new plantation near unto the bever pond, comonly called Jamaica." Seventeen persons signed themselves as the "true owners." The next town meeting on record, dated March 1, 1657, "adds the following (seven) new names to the town roll," including "Samuel Dein." The meeting record indicates that Samuel was granted "a House Lott lying upon ye South quarter of ye Town." Each of the townspeople was also granted 10 acres of planting land and 20 acres of meadow. Records of the Town of Jamaica confirm the above facts.

      On August 6, 1657, a small ship, the Woodhouse, arrived in Nieuw Amsterdam carrying a band of Quakers. Quakerism, a religious movement begun in England by George Fox in 1652, was based on the belief that "God and access to the truth reside within every person." The Quakers were zealous preachers at that time and were not welcomed in the colonies [10]. Laws were passed against their presence in all but Rhode Island and they were frequently imprisoned and tortured for their beliefs, which treated organized religions of the day with disdain. Despite persecution, Quakerism gained a foothold on Long Island and grew, especially after the English regained New York from the Dutch in 1664. Samuel and Elizabeth were among those attending a Quaker meeting held at Jamaica January 9, 1661 and Samuel was one of the Quaker Petitioners from Jamaica who on March 3, 1661 asked the Dutch that they "be relieved of soldiers quartered with them."

      Samuel was left a bequest by his father-in-law, Richard Chasmore, on February 15, 1663. The will presented March 2, 1663, according to Jamaica records.

      Quaker founder George Fox came to America and preached near Jamaica on June 7, 1672. In that same year Samuel witnessed a deed given over by Anthony Wright for a Friend's meeting house in nearby Oyster Bay. Quaker records indicate that Samuel Deane was an "active member from 1672," that his wife became a Quaker on August 30, 1675 and "was an active member from 1676," and that "Friends meetings were appointed in 1687, at Samuel Dean's, Jamaica."

      On April 12, 1681, Samuel was taxed on 231/2 acres of land in Jamaica. Samuel's name and that of his three oldest sons appear on the Jamaica rate list of 1683. His three oldest sons were John, Jonathan (our direct ancestor), and Samuel, Jr. The rate list indicates that Samuel owned 34 acres, 2 horses, 4 oxen, 6 cows and had a net worth of 139 pounds. In the latter regard, he was one of the wealthiest persons listed. His son John had 5 acres and a worth of 40 pounds; Jonathan, 18 acres and 58 pounds; Samuel, Jr., 4 acres and 22 pounds.

      On June 23, 1705, Samuel conveyed "to my son Daniel Dean... my home lott and dwelling house ... (also) ten acres at the end of Abel Gail's home lot (also) one small island on ye south side of ye Town commonly called Deanes Island containing about 2 acres of upland, with one share of Boggy meadow, excepting 15 acres of ye said lott of meadow which I granted to my other sons Samuell, John and Jonathan."

      At a town meeting of Jamaica, September 27, 1684, "Samuell Dean , ... Chosen by ye Town to take kere of ye Towne afairs. That things of publike consernment may not be neglected." At a town meeting, November 19, 1685, "Samull Dean . . . are chosen by the Town to take kare of Towne afairs for Repairing of hy ways or any other thing of nesesity. An they are herby impowred to call forth any man or men to imploy about Town Servis." Also, "Att a metting held att Jamaica January ye first 1693/94 in order to the building a metting house for ye Towne of Jamaica ther was choasen John Owkea Samll Deine Samll Denton Captn Carpenter & John Smith which abovsd five men are to devid ye Towne into five squadrons and to see timber and stones & lime all gotten and fittd proportionably as shall be necessary for sd worke."

      On December 30, 1696, it is recorded that Samuell Deine sold 18 of his acres at a place called Millers Necke to Daniell Whitthead.

      On June 23, 1705 Samuel Dean of Jamaica conveyed his home lot and dwelling there to son Daniel Dean, and several other parcels of land "excepting 15 acres . . . which I granted to my three other sons Samuell, John and Jonathan ."

      One researcher suggests that Samuel Deane was "possibly a native of Yorkshire. " One descendant, John Candee Dean, believed that Samuel was a son of John Dean who, with his brother Walter, settled in Taunton, Mass, around 1637. Another descendant, Bashford Dean, believed that Samuel was the son of Samuel Deane of Stamford, Connecticutt.

      SOURCE: Descendants of Samuel Deane (Abt. 1630 - 1707) of Long Island, by Steve and Marcy Dean, pub. 1998

      Children of Samuel Deane and Elizabeth Chasmore are:

      Sarah Dean, d. August 13, 1747.
      Sarah married John Way 22 Sep 1687.
      Hannah Dean, d. date unknown.
      Hannah married Benjamin Phipps in 1693.
      Daniel Dean, d. date unknown.
      Daniel married Mary (unknown) in 1699. Mary was not of the Quaker religion. They moved to Maidenhead, New Jersey around 1710.
      John Dean, b. Abt. 1654, d. 1732.
      John married Mary Ludinn.
      Samuel Dean, Jr, b. Abt. 1656, d. Abt. 1730.
      Samuel married Hannah Burdorf.
      +Jonathan Dean, b. Abt. 1658, Jamaica, Long Island, NY, d. October 01, 1718, Jamaica, Long Island, NY.

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