Birth: John Doane was born in England about 1590.
Death: He died in Eastham on February 21, 1685/6.
Ship: Unknown, 1630
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.
Life in New England: John Doane came to Plymouth in 1630.
He moved to Eastham in 1645. He was a deacon of the Plymouth church in
the early 1630s. On January 2, 1633/4, he requested permission to step
down from the office of Governor’s assistant “being formerly chosen to
the office of deacon in the church.”However, he did continue to be very
active in the colonial government, serving on numerous committees and as
deputy to the Court for Eastham. John Doane commonly identified himself
as “husbandman” or “yeoman,” in the records, but in a 1681 deed of land
to his daughter, Abigail, he called himself a tailor.
Family: John Doane married (1) Ann _____ by 1625 and had
five children. He married (2) Lydia _____ by April 1, 1659. She died
between May 18, 1678, and December 23, 1681.
Children of John and (probably) Ann Doane: