Birth: Stephen Deane was born in England about
1605 (based upon his estimated date of marriage).
Death: He died in Plymouth between March 10, 1633/4 and
October 2, 1634.
Ship: Fortune, 1621
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England,
but he may have trained as a miller there.
Life in New England: Stephen came over as a single man in
the summer of 1623. He was a freeman of Plymouth by 1633. In January
1632/3, he received permission to set up a mill to pound corn on the
brook near the town. The wording of the court record indicates that he
already had a mill elsewhere. His inventory at the time of death listed
the mill, a dwelling house and garden, and the house and fens at Fresh
Lake (now Billington Sea).
Family: Stephen Deane married Elizabeth Ring by 1630 in
Plymouth and had three daughters. She married (2) Josias Cooke in
Plymouth on September 16, 1635, and had three children, and possibly
Children of Stephen and Elizabeth Deane: