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INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
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FAMILY TREE BROOKE
||see FAMILY TREE
|Born: 1590 Manchester, Lancashire, England
|Married: 1630 Eastham Barnstable, MA
|Died: 21/Feb/1684-85 Eastham, Barnstable, MA
1. John Doane
2. Abigail Doane
3. Lydia Doane
4. Daniel Doane
5. Ephraim Doane
According to America's First Families " John Doane was deputy to the Old
Colony Court at Plymouth; deacon in the first church at Plymouth."
http://ddi.digital.net/~hmcginni/doane John Doane was an early settler
of Plymouth Colony but probably did not come over on any of the first three
ships, His name does not appear in the list of Plymouth settlers in 1627, and in
the notice of his daughter, Abigail's death, "it is stated that he came to
Plymouth in 1630."
"John Doane must have been known to the Pilgrims previous to his coming to
Plymouth. There are strong suggestions that he was in partnership with Mrs. John
Atwood who was of London until 1635. The Done family are found in London at this
period and in former generations there were not a few John Dones."
"Several are the instances where the names of John Atwood and John Doane are
associated. They had dealings with each other more than two years before the
coming of John Atwood from London about 1635, and it may be that their
partnership reaches father than the joint ownership of a houselot in Plymouth.
Perhaps Mr. Doane was a partner in business in London with John Atwood. Mr. John
Doane and Jr. John Atwood were partners in a dwelling house and enclosures near
unto Playne Dealing in Plymouth previous to Dec. 30, 1636, not long after Mr.
Atwood's arrival from London. In 1636, Mr. Atwood purchased the portion of Mr.
Doane by the payment of three score pounds. they had further dealings with each
other, and June 2, 1639, John Doane promised at the Court of Assistants to pay
John Atwood the sum of L3.17 sterling within a year and Mr. Atwood promised to
forbear until that time."
"Deacon John Doane had frequent grants of land from Court, which must have been
because of his many services in behalf of the Colony. He was continually
rendering services as Deputy from Plymouth or Eastham and serving on committees
where interests were at stake and on the Grand Jury. His original grant at
Eastham was because he was one of the 'Purchasers' or 'Old Comers;' but his
various grants art Jones River, now Kingston, at Rehoboth, to the north of
Taunton, etc. etc., were undoubtedly because of his many public services." "The
Doane Family" pg. 11.
"About this time (1642) there was a desire on the part of many in Plymouth to
take up new lands. the new charter had given three parcels of the land into the
hands of the 'Old Comers', and these people were on the lookout, for land which
could be more profitably cultivated. Nauset or Eastham was one of the three
tracts reserved to the 'Purchasers' on the transfer of the Warwick Patent to the
Colonists in 1641. Affairs at Plymouth had not been prospering as formerly.
There was not sufficient upland. There was without a doubt a slight division in
the Church, which made those persons of similar minds and ambitions to thank of
removal to Nauset."
"In 1644 the movement towards the new settlement at Nauset began, but the final
removal was in 1645. the leaders in the enterprise were Ex Governor Thomas
Prence, Deacon John Doane, Nicholas Snow, Josiah Cook, Richard Higgins, John
Smalley (Small) and Edward Bangs."
"Deacon Doane settled on the north of Town Cove. The early records do not show
the amount of land laid out to him at the time of the settlement. The History of
Eastham says: 'He took possession of about two hundred acres, and his house
stood near the water.' At various time after he became a resident of Eastham he
had land granted him by the Court as well as by the town. It is claimed that
stone posts bearing his initials, and marking the boundaries of his large farm
were standing as late as 1844."
"In Eastham town affairs John Doane was an important man. he was appointed by
Court June 1, 1663, to solemnize marriages and to administer oath to witnesses.
He was a deacon of the First Church there and served the town as selectman for
many years. In 1649, 1650, 1651, 1653 and 1659 he was a Deputy to the Colony
Court of Eastham as he had been in 1642 and 1643 for the town of Plymouth."
"On Dec 2, 1681, John Doane conveyed by deed, in which he is styled 'Gent.,
Tayler,' his Eastham homestead to his daughter Abigail."