Descendants of William Deans
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Generation No. 1
DEANS died Bef. 1789 in Newlands
Child of WILLIAM
2. i. RICHARD
DEANS, b. Pollokshaws, Eastwood.
Generation No. 2
DEANS was born in
Pollokshaws, Eastwood. He married RABINA
PHILIPSHILL 24 April 1744 in Eastwood, Scotland.
Notes for RICHARD
Need to get birth certificate for Richard and
Richards siblings to get more info
According to 1749 scrap of paper Richard, William
and James are sons of deceased Richard
so Richard's (son of Richard and Robina,
Matthew's Grandfather) father was also named Richard and he was listed on scrap
of paper as Richard of Eastwood - but there was a relative - William Deans of
Cousins of Richard seem to be Thomas Graham
Children of RICHARD
3. i. RICHARD DEANS, b. 15 April 1757,
Pollokshaws, Eastwood; d. Bef. 1789.
ii. JANET DEANS,
b. 20 September 1745, Shaws.
iii. WILLIAM DEANS,
b. 20 March 1748, Shaws.
iv. JAMES DEANS,
b. 10 June 1750, Shaws.
Generation No. 3
DEANS was born 15 April 1757
in Pollokshaws, Eastwood, and died Bef. 1789. He married KATHARINE
23 January 1789 in Eastwood, Scotland.
Notes for RICHARD DEANS:
Need to find out
Children of RICHARD DEANS and KATHARINE KIRKWOOD
4. i. MATHEW
DEANS, b. 14 August 1796, Eastwood
Parish, Scotland; d. April 1876, South Dumfries.
ii. RICHARD DEANS,
b. 25 March 1791, Auldhouse in Burnfield.
iii. RICHARD DEANS,
b. 3 August 1794.
iv. AGNES DEANS,
b. 28 November 1798, Shaws.
v. RICHARD DEANS,
b. 13 May 1801.
Generation No. 4
DEANS was born 14 August 1796 in Eastwood Parish,
Scotland, and died April 1876 in South Dumfries. He married MARY
CONNELL 16 December 1828 in Paisley, Scotland.
Notes for MATHEW
Obituary Paris Transcript: April 28, 1876
The late Matthew Deans: It will be seen by
reference to our obituary that Mr. Matthew Deans, of Keg Lane, South Dumfries,
died on Monday last, aged 80 years. The deceased emigrated from Scotland in the
year 1836, coming from near the city of Glasgow. On his arrival in Canada he
purchased the farm on which he died and has constantly resided there or since
his first settlement. By industry he accumulated a fine property, and in his old
age he was enabled to live a comparatively easy life. He had a family of 6 boys
and 5 girls, only one death having occurred,and five boys hand five girls have
grown up, are now living to mourn his loss. His aged partner still survives him.
The deceased never sought public office, but he lived to see his eldest son,
reeve of South Dumfries, and another a councillor of North Dumfries and his
family highly respected in the community in which they reside. The funeral took
place yesterday and was largely attended; the procession embracing between 70
and 80 conveyances, many coming a distance to pay a last mark of respect to one
Children of MATHEW
DEANS and MARY
DEANS, b. 1843; d. 1889; m. ISABELLA MARSHALL.
Notes for JOHN DEANS:
Obiturary: January 17, 1889 - aged 45 years,
John Deans - Last Thursday at 6:30 p.m., Mr.
John Deans passed away. Death is always sudden and unexpected, and though
Mr. Deans has been ill for some time, yet the news of his death on Thursday
produced considerable surprise and universal regret around town. The
deceased has been in poor health for about five years, and about five weeks
ago was obliged to take to his bed, from which he never arose. His death
followed so closely that of his lamented brother, James Deans (May 1888),
has awakened much sympathy with the afflicted family. Mr. John Deans was
born on the old homestead at Keg Lane, and has ever since lived there. He
loved a quiet life and therefore refused to accept any municipal position,
and devoted himself to his occupation. He was one of South Dumfries best
farmers, and did his full share in introducing the best of stock in the
neighbourhood. He was one of nine children, all of whom survive him exept
James. Their names are: Richard Deans, Ayr; Wm. Deans, Galt; Mathew Deans,
Barrie; Mrs. Scott, South Dumfries; Mrs. Allan, Seaforth; Mrs. Edgar, Ayr;
Mrs. Tennant, Blenheim; and Mrs. McKay, Blenheim. He was married to the
daughter of Mr. Anthony Marshall of Blenheim, by whom he had seven children,
all of whom survive. He was an elder of River Street Presbyterian Church and
was an honourable man and a faithful christian, and enjoyed the esteem of
all with whom he was acquainted. The funeral took place on Saturday
afternoon, and was very largely attended.
ii. RICHARD D.
DEANS, b. 30 November 1829; d. 5 April 1923, Ayr, Ontario1;
m. ELIZABETH TENNANT1.
iii. MARGARET DEANS,
b. 7 March 1831; m. JOHN SCOTT.
iv. JAMES DEANS,
b. 31 October 1833.
v. MATTHEW DEANS,
b. 29 November 1835.
vi. AGNES DEANS,
b. 31 October 1837.
vii. CATHERINE DEANS,
b. 20 July 1837.
DEANS, b. 17 August 1839; d. 3 January 1905; m. WILLIAM TENNANT1.
Notes for ELIZABETH DEANS:
From her obituary:
Death of Mrs. Tennant
A Former Well-known Resident of Blenheim
by a telegram dispatch from Carberry,
Manitoba, the sad information of the death of Mrs. William Tennant was
conveyed to her many friends in Oxford County and Brant Counties. Deceased
was a daugther of Matthew Deans, Esq. of South Dumfries. She was born on the
old homstead two miles west of Paris, about 62 years ago. She was married to
William Tennant and for many years lived on the north half lot 13, 3rd
Concession of Blenheim. Here she gained the love and respect of the entire
neighbourhood by her many noble qualities of heart and mind. About 14 years
ago the family moved to Carberry, Man. followed by the regrets and best
wishes of their many friends here. Thither she carried her beautiful sunny
character and by ceaseless deeds of self-sacrificing kindness to friends and
strangers alike, came to be regarded as the "Mother of Carberry"
Some time ago she was stricken by the trouble which subsequently ended her
beautiful life. As became such a life, her end was peaceful and she slipped
away mourned by the entire town, on January 3, 1905, about noon. The
husband, four daughters and one son have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
ix. WILLIAM DEANS,
b. 13 January 1846, South Dumfries; d. 14 June 1911, Galt1; m. JESSIE DEANS1.
x. ALLEN DEANS,
b. 20 August 1847.
xi. MARY DEANS,
b. 3 January 1852; d. 7 November 1931, Hamilton; m. THOMAS