John Lane1

M, #325, b. 24 October 1750, d. 12 March 1823
  • Baptism: 24 October 1750; Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire2
  • Birth*: 24 October 1750; Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire1
  • Marriage*: 30 November 1775; Principal=Hannah Godfrey3
  • Death*: 12 March 1823; Candia, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire4
  • Note*: A meeting house was built at Candia in 1766, and improvements continued through 1796.

    "John Lane, who was an excellent carpenter and cabinet maker, built a large number of pews...Mr. Lane performed a large amount of labor upon the meeting house for the town, between the years 1796 and 1800. He kept a strict account of every item of work as it was performed day by day, as the following extracts from his account book...show. John Lane also performed a good deal of work on the steeple [added in 1796]."
         
    In 1802 the town purchased a bell for the meeting house. "The bell was cast at the foundry of Revere & Co., of Boston, and weighed a little less than one thousand pounds. The frame for its support in the belfry and the large wheel for operating it, were made by John Lane, senior."5
  • Note: John Lane was among the many citizens of New Hampshire and Candia who in April 1776 signed the Revolutionary War Association Test.

    John Lane was on a committee formed 3 Aug 1778 "to take into consideration and make inquiry into the condition of the families of those now commissioned officers and private soldiers, who have engaged in the Continental service for their parish for three years."

    On December 1778 John Lane wrote a two item £1.8.0 account for the wife of Nehemiah Leavitt, and swore to its truth before a justice of the peace at Candia, Rockingham on 1 Feb 1780. [Nehemiah Leavitt, a soldier from Candia was killed in 1778.]

    The DAR recognizes John Lane for his patriotic service; #A068707.6,7
  • Note: John Lane was active in town government, serving as a justice of the peace, and serving as a selectman 1778, 1780, 1788, 1789-91, 1799, 1800-01, 1802, 1805, as moderator 1784-1788, 1798-1802, 1804-05, and town clerk in 1806. [He may have served longer but his son John Jr. enters the same records in 1811.] In 1816-18 he was a representative to the provincial congress at Exeter, under the new constitution.8
  • Note: John Lane kept the Candia parish [town] records from October 1806 until march 1820. (p. 236, Hazlett's History of Rockingham County)
  • Note: Lane made coffins, and "charged only four shillings for an adult, which was about equal to one dollar."9
  • Note: John Lane's homestead was on the Burpee road, and "the old John Lane mansion" was still standing in 1893. Subsequent owners were Ezekiel Lane and Arthur Bean. His son John Lane Esquire's place was on North Road.10
  • Note: Moore's History records John Lane's year of death variously:

    "John Lane, the first of the name in Candia, died suddenly of heart disease, March 12, 1822, aged 72." (p. 305)
    "1823. John Lane, Sr., 72." (p. 401)

    [The original town record of his death gives only the date.]11
  • Note: On 10 July 1823 Ezekiel Lane of Candia declared that his father John Lane of Candia, joiner, died intestate. Nathaniel Rowe declared that it was the widow's wish that Ezekiel be appointed administrator, which he was. On 19 July 1823 the inventory was presented to the justice of the peace, John Lane Jr., for $1218.45, which included $800 for land and buildings. On 13 Jan 1825 an account was submitted, which included bills from John Lane for labor from 1820 to 11 March 1823. Rockingham County, New Hampshire, case 10683.12
Last Edited: 19 Jul 2015

Parents:

Father: Joshua Lane1 b. 8 Jul 1724, d. 13 Jan 1794
Mother: Ruth Batchelder1 b. 23 Nov 1727, d. 14 Jun 1812

Family:

Hannah Godfrey b. 19 Nov 1755, d. 7 Oct 1845

Children:

Ruth Lane13 b. 16 Feb 1777, d. 3 Jun 1814
Susanna Lane13 b. 22 Apr 1778, d. 26 May 1865
Joseph Lane13 b. 23 Oct 1779, d. 29 May 1842
Josiah Lane13 b. 15 Aug 1781, d. 4 May 1866
John Lane+ 13 b. 15 Oct 1783
Hannah Lane13 b. 3 Feb 1787, d. 12 May 1846
Joshua Lane13 b. 5 Jan 1790, d. 12 Nov 1860
Ezekiel Lane13 b. 17 Aug 1792, d. 26 Apr 1881
Sally Lane13 b. 13 Mar 1794, d. 1865
Isaiah Lane13 b. 31 May 1797, d. 15 Dec 1854
Abigail Lane13 b. 22 Dec 1798, d. 5 May 1882

Citations

  1. [S46] Vital Records of Hampton, New Hampshire to the End of the Year 1900. by George Freeman Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. 2 volumes. publ. by NEHGS 1992. Online database; AmericanAncestors.org, and downloaded from www.HathiTrust.org via FamilySearch., 1:187.
  2. [S46] Vital Records of Hampton, New Hampshire to the End of the Year 1900. by George Freeman Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. 2 volumes. publ. by NEHGS 1992. Online database; AmericanAncestors.org, and downloaded from www.HathiTrust.org via FamilySearch., 2:72.
  3. [S6] Lane Genealogies Volume I William Lane of Boston Mass., 1648, including the records of Edmund J. Lane and James P. Lane, by Rev Jacob Chapman & Rev James H Fitts. Exeter NH, The News Letter Press, 1891., p. 34-35.
  4. [S121] State's Copy of Candia [Rockingham Co., New Hampshire] Town Records. [Viewed from FamilySearch.org catalog] A corrected copy of the original records., Town records 1752-1881 vol 2. stamped p. 205, image 106.
  5. [S122] History of the town of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H. : from its first settlement to the present time, by Moore, J. Bailey, publ. 1893. Viewed at url=https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofc00moor, p. 61-62, 196.
  6. [S122] History of the town of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H. : from its first settlement to the present time, by Moore, J. Bailey, publ. 1893. Viewed at url=https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofc00moor, p. 73, 87.
  7. [S66] State and Provincial Papers of New Hampshire url=http://www.library.unh.edu/diglib/bookshelf/NHPapers/…, p. 590.
  8. [S122] History of the town of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H. : from its first settlement to the present time, by Moore, J. Bailey, publ. 1893. Viewed at url=https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofc00moor, p. 293, 472-475.
  9. [S122] History of the town of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H. : from its first settlement to the present time, by Moore, J. Bailey, publ. 1893. Viewed at url=https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofc00moor, p. 111.
  10. [S122] History of the town of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H. : from its first settlement to the present time, by Moore, J. Bailey, publ. 1893. Viewed at url=https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofc00moor, p. 479 & 434.
  11. [S122] History of the town of Candia, Rockingham County, N.H. : from its first settlement to the present time, by Moore, J. Bailey, publ. 1893. Viewed at url=https://archive.org/stream/historyoftownofc00moor.
  12. [S120] New Hampshire. Probate Court, Rockingham County, Estate papers, old series, 1771-1869. Viewed on "New Hampshire, County Probate Estate Files, 1769-1936." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org, Case 10683, John Lane, Candia, 1823. FHL microfilm 1631985, images 811-820.
  13. [S112] Candia, New Hampshire, Microfilm of original records in Town Hall. Record of Marriages, Births and Deaths 1743-1863. FHL Microfilm 2169970., p. 41, children of John & Hannah Lane.