Saturday, March 26, 2016

Surname Saturday ~ LANE of Boston, Massachusetts and Hampton, New Hampshire

The LANE memorial stone 
in Founder's Park, Hampton, New Hampshire


William Lane (about 1621 – 1715), the immigrant, was my 9th great grandfather.  He was a cordwainer in Boston, Massachusetts and had two wives named Mary.  The first wife’s maiden name was unknown, and the second wife was Mary Brewer (my 9th great grandmother), daughter of Thomas Brewer and Elizabeth Graves.  Her sister, Sarah Brewer, was the wife of Thomas Webster, who removed to Hampton, New Hampshire.   William Lane was made a freeman in Boston 6 May 1657.

William Lane, Jr. (1659 – 1749) and his wife, Sarah Webster, were first cousins, and my 8th great grandparents.  Their names are on a 1681 list of the members of the 2nd Church (the Old North Church) in Boston, and after that they removed to Hampton, New Hampshire and settled near Sarah’s father, Thomas Webster.  William Lane was a tailor.

I descend from William Lane, Jr’s son Samuel Lane (1698 – 1776) who married Elizabeth Blake, my 7th great grandparents.   They lived in Hampton Falls, and all three of their first children died of throat distemper on 2 August 1735.  Samuel Lane was a farmer.  Samuel Lane, Jr. (1741 – 1822) was my 6th great grandfather. 

More LANE resources:

Lane Genealogies, Volume 1 (William Lane of Boston), by Dr. Edward B. Lane, printed in Exeter, NH by John Templeton, 1891.

“Descendants of William Lane” by Edmund J. Lane, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 27, 1873, pages 176 – 180.

Pioneers of Massachusetts 1620 - 1650, by Charles Henry Pope, NEHGS, 2013, page 277 [this book states that the immigrant William Lane was a chimney sweep]. 

A previous blog post about the LANE family plot in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Hampton, New Hampshire:

My LANE genealogy:

Generation 1:  William Lane, born about 1621 in England, died 5 June 1715 in Hampton, New Hampshire; married first to Mary UNKNOWN (four children); married second to Mary Brewer, daughter of Thomas Brewer and Elizabeth Graves on 21 August 1656 in Boston (four more children).

Generation 2:  William Lane, born 1 October 1659 in Hampton, died 14 February 1749 in Hampton; married on 21 June 1680 in Hampton to Sarah Webster, daughter of Thomas Webster and Sarah Brewer.  Sarah was born 22 January 1661 and died 6 January 1745 in Hampton.  Seven children.

Generation 3: Samuel Lane, born 4 August 1698 in Hampton, died 9 January 1776 in Hampton Falls; married on 11 January 1722 in Hampton Falls to Elizabeth Blake, daughter of Philemon Blake and Sarah Dearborn.  She was born in 1699.  Seven children.

Generation 4: Samuel Lane, born in 1741 in Hampton Falls, died 15 January 1822 in Hampton Falls; married in 1760 to Hepizah Sleeper, daughter of Moses Sleeper and Margaret Sanborn.  She was born 24 March 1742 in Kingston, New Hampshire.  Nine children.

Generation 5:  Sarah Lane, born 24 May 1769 in Hampton Falls, died 27 February 1819 in Pittsfield, New Hampshire; married to Elisha Batchelder, son of David Batchelder and Elizabeth Swett.  He was born 10 June 1763 in Hampton Falls, and died 11 October 1813 in Pittsfield.  Four children.

Generation 6:  Jonathan Batchelder m. Nancy Thompson
Generation 7: George E. Batchelder m. Abigail M. Locke
Generation 8: George E. Batchelder m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 9: Carrie Maude Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 10: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ LANE of Boston, Massachusetts and Hampton, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted March 26, 2016, ( accessed [access date]).

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