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Job Lane

Male Abt 1620 - 1697  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Job Lane  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born Abt 1620  Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Aug 1697  Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I13731  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2018 

    Father James Lane,   b. of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1654 
    Family ID F2379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Reyner,   d. 30 Apr 1704, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 Sep 1660  [5, 7, 8
    Children 
    +1. Col. John Lane,   b. May 1661, Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1715, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F8595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Described variously as a master-carpenter, housewright, and bridge-builder. In 1664 he purchased a large tract of land in Billerica from Governor John Winthrop. His second wife Anna Reyner owned land in England, and rent from tenants on that land enabled Job to import in-demand goods from England to New England.

      "[F]rom near the dates 1662 to 1816 inclusive, or over one hundred and fifty years, the Job Lane family received a yearly rental from the English estates -- an instance wholly unparalleled in New England history." [Lane Genealogies, citation details below.]

      He appears to have been in England when his kinsman, Thomas Howell of Marshfield, Massachusetts, named him his executor. Lane refused the appointment.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1726] Maxine Stansell, "The Middlebrook Sisters: Mother and Mother-in-Law of Michael Wigglesworth." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 156:309, 2002.

    2. [S1781] Maxine Stansell, "More on the Reyners." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 156:323, 2002.

    3. [S1617] Abandoning America: Life-Stories from Early New England, by Susan Hardman Moore. Woodbridge, Sussex: The Boydell Press, 2013.

    4. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939.

    5. [S1719] Lane Genealogies, Volume III: English Family, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, 1542-1758; Job Lane, Malden, Mass., 1649; James Lane, Casco Bay, Maine, 1650; Edward Lane, Boston, Mass., 1657, by James Hill Fitts. Exeter, New Hampshire: The News-Letter Press, 1902.

    6. [S1939] Alice C. Ayres, "The Whitmores of Medford and Some of Their Descendants." The Medford Historical Register 8:64, July 1905., date only.

    7. [S2127] John Insley Coddington, "The Mother-in-Law of the Reverend Peter Prudden With a Pedigree of the Boyse Family." The American Genealogist 19:135, 1942., month and year only.

    8. [S660] Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, by Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939., month and year only.