Dana

 

My Dana ancestors
Material on the Dana family below is primarily compiled from the book
"The Dana Family In America" by Elizabeth Dana (1956)
GENERATION 1

01. Edward Dana (the elder) was born abt. 1535 in Natland, Kendal, England. He married Agnes abt. 1575 in England. Edward was buried on April 23, 1611 in England.

"Beinge very old & crased in body yet of pfecte minde" Edward Dawney, the elder, of Natland, in the parish of Kendal, husbandman, made his will, Mar. 4, 1610/11. He desired to be buried in the east end of the Kendal church. He bequeathed portions to his wife Agnes and to his seven children, mentioning by name his son Rowland, who had agreed on May 14, 1606, to take the homestead and to pay to the testator and his heirs the sum of 100. The sons named in the will were Rowland, Edward, Robert, James and William Dawney, who was then deceased, and his daughter, Alice Dawney. The will was proved June 8, 1611.  Source: "Dana Family In America"

The children of Edward and Agnes are:

1 Edward Dawney (abt. 1567 - )
2 James Dawney (abt. 1569 - )
3 Robert Dawney (See Below)
4 William Dawney (bap. Dec 21, 1573 - Feb 6, 1607/8) Married Annes Easement on Oct 29, 1592
     3 daughters
5 Ellen Dawney (bap. Sep 12, 1576 - )
6 Rowland Dawney (bap. Mar 2, 1578/9 - ) Married Ellen Lindeth on Dec 3, 1614
    1. Daniel (bap. Dec 18, 1620 - abt. 1660)
    2. Edward (bap. Nov 1, 1627)
7 Elizabeth Dawney (bap. Dec 21, 1581 - )
8 Alice Dawney ( - bur. May 13, 1613 ) not married
GENERATION 2

02. Robert Dana (Dawney), son of Edward and Agnes was baptized on June 2, 1571 in Natland, Kendal, Westmoreland, England.  On April 10, 1596 he married Elizabeth Barlowe in Manchester, England.

He was a tanner, and the family lived in "Mylne Gate" (Mill Street) in Manchester, as did the family of Henry Sewall and Robert Walker. Apparently his wife Elizabeth died about 1625, and he married (2) ELLEN (???), who as the "wife of Roberte Dana of Manchester, tanner, was buried Apr. 21, 1635. No will or administration of Robert Dana, or his wives, has been found in any probate court in England after a most diligent search.

He was named in the Manchester Subsidy for 1622; in indentures of June 18, 1623, Aug. 12, 1631, Feb. 16, 1635/6, and Nov. 26, 1641. He also gave a bond, Aug. 18, 1632.

On Oct. 6, 1609, he was chosen an officer in "Mylne Gate" Street, to see that "mastive doggs goe not abroad in the streets but be kept cheyned." Again he was chosen an officer, Oct. 1, 1612, and his name was written as "Robert Danam." He was also an officer in "Myln Gate", Oct. 7, 1619. He was appointed "Bylawman for the Milne Gate," Oct. 12, 1624, and again, "Bylaman for the Milnegate" Oct. 5, 1630. His assessment in the Subsidy of 1622 was in goods iij li with a tax of viij shillings.

Although he was buried in Manchester, May 24, 1644, no will or administration of his estate is now to be found in England. It was in the time of the great Civil War there, and it is supposed that these troubles prevented the probate of his estate, as it did many others.

Source: "Dana Family In America"

The children of Robert and Elizabeth are:

1 Margaret Dana (bap. Mar 9, 1597/8 - died young)
2 Edward Dana (bap. Aug 24, 1599 - bur. Sep 6, 1633)
     Married Elizabeth Charleton on Nov 2, 1615 - 6 children
3 Henry Dana (bap. Mar 7, 1601/2 - bur. Jun 13, 1602)
4 Elline Dana (bap. Feb 22, 1604/5 - died young)
5 Robert Dana (bap. Aug 28, 1607 - died young)
6 Robert Dana (bap. Feb 6, 1608/9 - bur. Apr 10, 1633)
7 James Dana (bap. Dec 8, 1611 - bur. Mar 21, 1611/12)
8 Alice Dana (bap. Mar 21, 1612/13 - bur. Jun 3, 1621)
9 Anne Dana (bap. Feb 23, 1615/16 - bur. May 6, 1616)
10 Richard Dana (See below)  
11 Elizabeth Dana (bap. Mar 19, 1619/20 - )
GENERATION 3

03. Richard Dana, son of Robert and Elizabeth was the first Dana to come to America, landed in New England about 1640, and was one of the early settlers in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was the only person of the name of Dana to come to America from abroad for at least two hundred years. He is, accordingly, the progenitor of the Dana family in America, and, with a few recent exceptions, all the Danas to be found in this country are his descendants.  He was born on Oct 31, 1617 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.  He married Anne Bullard, daughter of Robert Bullard and Anne Martyn abt. 1648 in Cambridge, MA.  Richard died on April 2, 1690 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.

The children of Richard and Anne are:

1 John Dana (Apr 15, 1649 - Oct 12, 1649 )
2 Hannah (Anne) Dana (Jul 8, 1651 - ) Married Samuel Oldham on Jan 5, 1670/1
3 Samuel Dana (Oct 13, 1653 - Nov. 8, 1653)
4 Jacob Dana (Feb 2, 1654/5 - )
5 Joseph Dana (May 21, 1656 - )
6 Abiah Dana (May 21, 1656 - Dec 8, 1668)
7 Benjamin Dana (Feb 20, 1659/60 - )
8 Elizabeth Dana (See Below)
9 u (Mar 20, 1663/4 - )
10 Deliverance Dana (May 5, 1667 - Nov 10, 1741)
     Married abt. 1688 Samuel Hyde (1667-1741), son of John and Elizabeth Fuller Hyde.
     1. Deliverance Hyde (Oct 8, 1689 - Feb 15, 1754)
             Married Lt. William Hyde (1690-1754) on Mar 16, 1713
             1. Othniel Hyde (Mar 30, 1714 - 1714)
             2. Prudence Hyde (Jun 27, 1715 - Mar 19, 1795)
                    Married (1) Job Hyde on Nov 11, 1736 (12 children)
                   
Married (2) Lt. Josiah Greenwood on Nov 9, 1769 (2 children)
             3. Noah Hyde (Sep 26, 1717 - ) married Ruth Seger/Seager on Feb 28, 1739/40.
             4. Sarah Hyde ( - Mar 3, 1776) unmarried

     2. Patience Hyde (Jun 18, 1691 - Oct 5, 1775)
              Married Joseph Jackson (1690-1768) on Nov 28, 1717.
     3. Prudence Hyde (Apr 29, 1693 - Apr 29, 1693)
     4. Lydia Hyde (Jan 8, 1695 - Nov 3, 1718)
              Married John Stone (1692-) on Dec 17, 1717
               1. Margaret Stone (Oct 24, 1718 - 1746) Married Noah Shephard
     5. Abigail Hyde (Jan 9, 1698 - Aug 12, 1777)
              Married Lt. Robert Murdock (1694-1762) on Nov. 5 , 1719
               1. Joshua Murdock (Dec 3, 1721 - )
               2. Hannah Murdock (May 22, 1725 - )
               3. Samuel Murdock (May 28, 1726 - Oct 15, 1749)
               4. Elizabeth Murdock (May 27, 1731 - Aug 19, 1769) Married Dea. Jeremiah Wiswall

     6. Temperance Hyde (Jul 16, 1700 - Aug 25, 1749)
              Married Caleb Fuller (1702-1770) on Jan 20, 1725
               1. Ephraim Fuller (Dec 31, 1725 - Dec 19, 1772)
                        Married Esther Warren on Nov 6, 1746 - 5 children
               2. Nehemiah Fuller (Sep 16, 1727 - Aug 6, 1735)
               3. William Fuller (Jun 2, 1732 - Dec 12, 1802) Married Elizabeth (2 children)
               4. Bethiah Fuller (Nov 13, 1734 - Mar 3, 1804) Married John Murdock
               6. Anne Fuller (Mar 31, 1739 - Feb 12, 1744/5)
     7. Nehemiah Hyde ((Oct 1704 - )
     8. Josiah Hyde ( - 1718)
     9. Anne Hyde (Aug 17, 1710 - )
11 Sarah Dana (Jan 1, 1669/70 - Jan 11, 1669/70)
GENERATION 4

04. Elizabeth Dana, daughter of Richard and Anne was born on February 20, 1662 in Cambridge, Middlesex, MA.  On January 14, 1679 she married Daniel Woodward, son of George Woodward and Mary Gibbson.  I descend from their son Daniel Woodward who married Thankful Gates.

 

Migration pattern of my Dana family
England -- Massachusetts

 

Surnames that married into my Dana family

BARLOWE

BULLARD

WOODWARD

   

My Descent From The Dana Line

Generation Father Mother
17 Edward Dawney (1537-1611) Agnes (1537-1616)
16 Robert Dawney (1571-1644) Elizabeth Barlowe (1578-1635)
15 Richard Dana (1617-1690) Ann Bullard (1636-1711)
14 Elizabeth Dana (1662-) Mary Gibbson (1625-1658)
13 Daniel Woodward (1653-1713) Elizabeth Dana (1662-)
12 Daniel Woodward (1684-1752) Thankful Gates (1687-1752)
11 Sarah Woodward (1717-1750) Elizabeth Leonard (1683-1746)
10 Thomas Clark (1708-) Sarah Woodward (1717-1750)
9 Samuel Adams (1737-1809) Sarah Clark (1739-1818)
8 Miles Jones (1764-1812) Mehitable Adams (1771-1812)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

This page was added on 11/28/13 and last updated on 10/08/16

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