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John Lane

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Birth  1652  Bellerica,Middlesex,Ma,USA 
Sex  Male 
Buried  Jan 1738 
Died  24 Jan 1738  Glouchester,Essex Co.,Ma,USA 
Person ID  I1184  Default Tree 
Last Modified  25 Nov 2005 
Father  James Lane, (Sargent), b. 1626, Rickmansworth,Hartford,England 
Mother  Sarah White, b. Abt 1630, Nequasset,Sagadahoc,Me,USA 
Group Sheet  F433  Default Tree 
Family 1  Dorcas Wallis, b. 1661, Falmouth,Cmbrln. Co.,Me,USA 
Married  1680 
 1. James Lane, b. 1680, Cape Elizabeth,Cmbrld. Co.,Me,USA
 2. Josiah Lane, b. 1682, Cape Elizabeth,Cmbrld. Co.,Me,USA
 3. David Lane, b. 1686, Cape Elizabeth,Cmbrld. Co.,Me,USA
 4. John Lane, b. 1688, Cape Elizabeth,Cmbrld. Co.,Me,USA
 5. Sarah Lane, b. 1690, Cape Elizabeth,Cmbrld. Co.,Me,USA
 6. Dorcas Lane, b. 1692, Cape Elizabeth,Cmbrld. Co.,Me,USA
 7. Hephzibah Lane, b. 20 Jul 1694, Glouchester,Essex Co.,Ma,USA
 8. Mary Lane, b. 8 Aug 1696, Glouchester,Essex Co.,Ma,USA
 9. Joseph Lane, b. 15 Oct 1698, Glouchester,Essex Co.,Ma,USA
 10. Benjamin Franklin Lane, I, b. 25 Jul 1700, Laneville,Glouchester,Essex Co.,Ma
 11. Deborah Lane, b. 19 Feb 1703, Glouchester,Essex Co.,Ma,USA
 12. Job Lane, b. 8 Feb 1705, Glouchester,Essex Co.,Ma,USA
Group Sheet  F431  Default Tree 
Notes  Sources of Information for family: (1. L.D.S. Archives Family Group Sheet
submitted by Mrs. Mildred Lane Kendall, 318, Center St. Salt Lake City, Ut.
(2. Geneology of New Hampshire Vol. #4.

John, his wife and children came from Falmouth between 1690 and 1700. He was the son of James Lane, of Malden, both going to Falmouth in 1658, where they resided until driven away by the Indians. John married Dorcas Wallis, of Falmouth, whom he brought to Gloucester. They had quite a family of sons and daughters, and the name is perpetuated by numerous descendants in town to-day. He received a grant of a common right in 1702, and in 1704 a grant of 10 acres at Flatstone cove. Lanesville, on the north side of the Cape, keeps the name alive in local nomenclature. John and Dorcas lived at Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Casco Bay for many years but after the second Indian war (King Phillip's war) they relocated to Gloucester, MA. John was a member of the First Church at Gloucester and an original member of the Third Church at its organization in 1728 at Annisquam Harbor. Dorcas was admitted to the Church January 14, 1730. Sources: "Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut" vol IV , Pp. 1503-04, William Richard Cutter History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Page 47. Genealogical Dictionary, Maine & New Hampshire, Page 411.

Note: Resided No. Yarmouth, ME, Falmouth, ME, Gloucester, MA. Retired to Falmouth abt. 1680-1. 1687, had 7 acres on south side Cosco River near Purpooduck. After ... war lived in Gloucester, claiming his own and father's lands.

Lane Genealogies, Vol III John Lane was connected with the First Church at Gloucester before 1703, and was also an original member of the Third Church, Annisquam, at its organization in1728. He died 24 Jan., 1737-8, ‘. 86 years. Dorcas (Wallis) Lane was admitted to the church Jan. 14, 1730, and died 2 Feb., 1754, in her 93d year. Their remains rest in the Lanesville burying ground. --- Here he married DORCAS WALLIS3, daughter of John2 and Mary (Shepard) Wallis. Nathaniel Wallis1 was born in 1632, a native of Cornwall Co., England. With his son John Wallis he was among the twenty-nine inhabitants of Black Point and Casco, who, July 13, 1658, signed to be joined to Mass. Bay. --- John and Dorcas Lane shared in the division of the Wallis estate at Falmouth, Feb. 19, 1723. Calling himselfthen of Boston, John Lane conveyed, Mar. 20, 1727, all right, inherited fromhis mother Sarah (White) Lane, dau. of John White, at Nequasset in Kennebec, purchased by John White and James Phips about 1640, from Edward Bateman, whowith John Brown had bought the land from Robin Hood, the Indian chief. JohnWallis2 had bought his property at Cape Elizabeth in 1667. Record: "Nicho. White sold to John Wallis a plantation at a place comonly called or known by the name of Papoding in Casco Bay, 25 Nov., 1667, for 24 pounds sterling." In the Indian attack upon Casco Bay, Aug. 11, 1675, "Gm Wallis his dwelling & none besides his is burnt; there are of men slain 11, of women & children 23 killed & taken."--Thaddeus Clark, 14, 6, '76. Driven away by the Indians in 1675, Goodman John Wallis returned to Falmouth where he was Selectman in 1681. Compelled to flee in the second Indian attack, he died at Gloucester, Mass., 23Sept., 1690. Inventory of his estate, Jan. 29, 1691.
John Lane was living near his father-in-law John Wallis at Purpooduck Point in 1687, and May 26, 1689. King William's war, "the second Indian War" of John Lane's deposition, broke out in 1686. The Indians alleged grievances of their own. They began reprisals at North Yarmouth by killing cattle and in a few instances persons. Samuel and Henry Lane (see Samuel2 (James1) No. 3), testify to being molested in their house July 26, 1688. Justice Benjamin Blackman ordered sixteen Indians to be seized and kept under guard at Casco, but others continued to rob andcapture the inhabitants. In September, 1689, seven hundred French and Indians attacked the fort at Casco which was successfully defended by Col. BenjaminChurch and his forces, and probably saved the Maine settlement from absoluteruin. On May 17, the following year, 1690, an expedition from Quebec dismantled three forts at Falmouth, killed and captured one hundred inhabitants and destroyed the town. The slain had no funeral ceremonies and were left unburied until the next year. After the destruction of Falmouth the eastern plantations were deserted. Maine, a second time, was nearly abandoned of English settlements. The fugitives took refuge first on Jewell's, then on Richmond's island to await earliest transportation, some for Pascataqua, some for Boston and some for Salem. From Casco Bay to Pemaquid not one English plantation remained.
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