Roger Winspear Dean1

M, b. 15 May 1885, d. 24 July 1968
     Roger Winspear Dean was born on 15 May 1885 in Launceston, Tasmania.1 He was the son of William Boswell Dean and Martha Helen Smith.1 Roger Winspear Dean married Harriett I. Brunning on 23 July 1919.1 Roger Winspear Dean died on 24 July 1968 at the age of 83.1

Child of Roger Winspear Dean and Harriett I. Brunning

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au McKIRDY Family Tree (Owner: ArchMcKirdy).

Romney Duffell Henso Dean1

M, b. 1881
     Romney Duffell Henso Dean was born in 1881 in Launceston, Tasmania.1 He was the son of George Best Dean and Amelia Duffell.1

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/

Roy Carr Dean1

M, b. 13 October 1916, d. 6 July 2000
     Roy Carr Dean was born on 13 October 1916 in Launceston, Tasmania.1 He was the son of Jack Stanley Dean and Frances Jean Carr.1 Roy Carr Dean died on 6 July 2000 at the age of 83.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au McKIRDY Family Tree (Owner: ArchMcKirdy).

Roy Effingham Dean1

M, b. 16 March 1888, d. 15 September 1916
     Roy Effingham Dean was born on 16 March 1888 in Launceston, Tasmania.1 He was the son of William Boswell Dean and Martha Helen Smith.1 Roy Effingham Dean was killed in action on 15 September 1916 on the Somme at the age of 28 serving with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. His name appears on the Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au McKIRDY Family Tree (Owner: ArchMcKirdy).

Ruby Ethel Dean Dean1

F, b. 14 March 1884, d. 26 June 1965
     Ruby Ethel Dean Dean was born on 14 March 1884 in Launceston, Tasmania.1 She was the daughter of William Boswell Dean and Martha Helen Smith.1 Ruby Ethel Dean Dean married Thomas John Rowland Affleck on 10 August 1909 in Perth, Tasmania.1 Ruby Ethel Dean Dean died on 26 June 1965 in Launceston, Tasmania, at the age of 81.1

Children of Ruby Ethel Dean Dean and Thomas John Rowland Affleck

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au McKIRDY Family Tree (Owner: ArchMcKirdy).

Thomas Benjamin Dean1

M, b. 1858
     Thomas Benjamin Dean was born in 1858 in Port Sorell, Tasmania.1 He was the son of William Boswell Dean and Elizabeth Anne Best.1 Thomas Benjamin Dean married Ellen Elizabeth Brown on 7 July 1880 in Launceston, Tasmania.2

Children of Thomas Benjamin Dean and Ellen Elizabeth Brown

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/
  2. [S89] Family Search, Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980.

Thomas Benjamin Dean1

M, b. 1884, d. 1888
     Thomas Benjamin Dean was born in 1884 in Launceston, Tasmania.1 He was the son of Thomas Benjamin Dean and Ellen Elizabeth Brown.1 Thomas Benjamin Dean died in 1888 in Launceston, Tasmania.1

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/

Thomas Southwood Dean1

M, b. 12 October 1825
     Thomas Southwood Dean was baptised on 12 October 1825 at St. John's, Hackney, Middlesex.1 He was the son of Joseph Dean and Elizabeth Sarah Reynolds.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906.

William Boswell Dean

M, b. 11 June 1818, d. 19 January 1891
     William Boswell Dean was baptised on 11 June 1818 at St James the Great, Friern Barnet, Middlesex.1 He was the son of Joseph Dean and Elizabeth Sarah Reynolds.2 William Boswell Dean married Elizabeth Anne Best, daughter of George Best and Dorothy Romney, on 13 October 1847 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.3 William Boswell Dean died on 19 January 1891 in East Tamar, Tasmania, at the age of 72.4,5

Dean, William Boswell (1817–1891)

Widespread regret will be expressed at the announcement of the death of another old colonist, and one whose name is closely connected with the early history of the North West Coast, Mr William Boswell Dean, who passed away yesterday afternoon at his residence, Pinkie, East Tamar, at the age of 74.

Mr W. B. Dean was born in West Kent, England, and was the tenth of the remarkable family of twenty children, the youngest of the family being Mrs R. Winspear, of East Devonport. His father was a miller, and subsequently sold his property and removed to London, his son William being apprenticed as a ship biscuit baker at the Royal Arsenal Works, Deptford. Before his apprenticeship was completed, however, Mr W. B. Dean, who was of an adventurous disposition, throw up his position in order to emigrate to New Zealand, which was then attracting considerable attention at home. Two vessels were despatched by the New Zealand Land Company from England in 1837 for Port Nicholson (where the town of Wellington was afterwards laid out), one laden with emigrants and the other with stores and wooden houses in frame. The vessel with the emigrants, of whom Mr W. B. Dean was one, arrived a month before the vessel with the stores, which had left London first but had called at the Cape of Good Hope. The emigrants were therefore in somewhat of a fix, but Mr Dean turned the matter to account by getting some bricks from the ship to build an oven, buying five barrels of flour from the captain, and starting business as a master baker. It was a successful venture, as the demand exceeded the supply, and there was no competition to cut down prices. After the arrival of the storeship matters became more settled, and Mr Dean continued and enlarged the business he had commenced, and did very well at it. Shortly after the town of Wellington was founded Lady Franklin visited the new settlement, and was tendered a banquet by the settlers, the management being entrusted to Mr Dean, who received much praise for the creditable display he managed to make under very disadvantageous circumstances. In the same year as Lady Franklin's visit Mr Dean decided to leave Wellington, where matters were still very rough, for Tasmania, of which he had heard good accounts, and he took the first opportunity of coming to Launceston, where he opened business as a baker in a small place in St. John street, a few doors above York-street, and not far from the Phoenix Bakery, and subsequently owned by him. He was of an energetic and speculative turn of mind, and soon engaged in many ventures, some of which proved highly profitable, others the reverse. In 1850 he and Mr Cocker had gone along the N.W. Coast in a sailing craft to Circular Head with a goodly store of sovereigns to purchase paling and produce for the Melbourne market, and the vessel being driven into the Forth through stress of weather they started overland for the Mersey, lost their way, and after nightfall came on a splitter's hut not far from the Mersey, where they remained all night. Mr Dean wore a belt stuffed with sovereigns, the weight of which had been an encumbrance and source of vexation in travelling through the bush, but he feared no man, and flung it into a corner as soon as they were settled in the hut, but the two occupants though rough were honest. Next morning Mr Dean was struck by the strange appearance of the fire, and found it was made up with coal, of which an outcrop occurred close by. On arrival in Launceston he directed the attention of moneyed men to the Mersey coal field, and a period of speculation and excitement ensued, but though some £50,000 was spent by various companies in working the coal seams not one proved remunerative. Mr Dean removed to the Mersey and started a saw mill, but an accident through a log rolling on him cost months of illness, and would have proved to a less robust constitution. It was, however, partly the cause of the mill venture proving unprofitable. As chairman of the Mersey Settlement Association he was a prime mover in attracting settlement to the extensive agricultural area of Kentishbury of which Sheffield is now the centre, but his labours and investments on the Coast benefitted others more than himself, and he returned to Launceston to resume his old trade. In 1886 he sustained a paralytic stroke, and in the following year removed to Pinkie, some three miles out of Launceston, where, he has since resided. He has been falling in health for some time past, suffering from diabetes, which in the end proved fatal.

Mr Dean took a warm interest in public affairs, and was a fearless partisan. He was the oldest total abstainer in Launceston, and supported the temperance cause liberally with his purse as well as by his example and precept. Shortly after his arrival in Launceston he contributed £50 towards the establishment of the Temperance Advocate, long since defunct, and he bought the allotment in York-street on which the Temperance Hall was subsequently erected. When Good Templarism was at its height he gave £25 in prizes for essays upon the aims and objects of the Order, which were given away at a Good Templar celebration in the old Pavilion in the City Park, and he also gave £50 towards the Juvenile Industrial Exhibition so successfully held in the old Oddfellows' Hall in St. John street. It is no breach of confidence now to state that it was his hand that initiated the movement for an Industrial Exhibition, which was so vigorously taken up by Alderman Button, and has developed into the Tasmanian Exhibition we hope to successfully open in Launceston in October next. Mr Dean was a valued contributor to the press. A series of ten articles over his well-known signature, "B," " Tasmania as a Field for Immigration," were republished in a home paper, and did much to bring the colony into notice, and amongst other contributions were an interesting series on "Bushranging in Tasmania," and "Brady and His Associates," besides innumerable old reminiscences, and vigorous letters.

Mr Dean was married to a daughter of the late Mr Best, of West Devonport, who survives him, and has left five sons, of whom Alderman H. J. Dean is the eldest, and three daughters, one of whom is married. The funeral will take place tomorrow, the cortege arriving at Tamar-street bridge at 4 p.m. (Examiner (Launceston), 20 January 1891)
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William Boswell Dean, whose father had been both a miller in Kent and a manufacturer of ships biscuits at the Royal Arsenal Works, Deptford, came to Launceston in 1839, having baked briefly in Port Nicholson (Wellington) New Zealand and manufactured biscuits by contract for Backer and Sons in Sydney. He erected the Phoenix Bakery, St John Street in 1840 and was one of the first Launceston bakers to import biscuit-making machinery from London. In 1847 he was selling kiln dried ships' bread 16/- per 100 lbs (45kg) first quality and at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 his biscuits were highly praised by the Lords of the Admiralty although recognition was otherwise hard to come by.

In the 1850s Dean became interested in coal mining on the North West Coast. By 1855 he had signed a contract to supply the Adelaide Smelting Company with 20,000 tons of coal per year, and had built a tramway covering the 2 miles (3.2km) between his mine and the Mersey River. During this time Richard Pescodd operated Dean's bakery, advertising it in 1858 as The Tasmanian Steam Bakery. Pescodd had previously been in partnership with F.B. Sim, who was now a crumpet and muffin maker, and they had received a second class medal for biscuits at The Paris Exhibition of 1855. In 1862 W.B. Dean returned to his bakery and by 1879 he was offering the public not only meal, brown and lime bread, real country or chalk farmhouse bread, French cottage and fancy bread, French and English rolls, batch and breakfast cakes, Scotch cookies, London cobs and oatmeal bannocks and Parisian curly rolls all made from sea water with its healing qualities, jellies and ice creams, but also hot and cold baths. He provided customers visiting either the special room for ladies or the Lunch and Smoking Rooms with all the Australian papers as well as San Francisco, New York and British papers.

In 1890 his son Thomas B. Dean opened the 'Star Bakery' in York Street, and by the turn of the century this had become one of the most automated bakeries in the colony. A 4 h.p. engine worked the kneader, a large revolving cylinder with iron arms which mixed three sacks of flour in 3½ minutes. The ovens each had a capacity of 500 loaves. Following in his father's footsteps he won a gold medal at the Launceston Exhibition of 1891. Thomas Dean's son, William B. junior opened his own business in 1903 naming the premises at 72 Charles Street the Federal Bakery, where it remained passing from father to son until the 1950s when the wood fuel led bakehouse was abandoned for Cameron Street.5

Children of William Boswell Dean and Elizabeth Anne Best

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au Forbes Best Family Tree (Owner: trudibannister).
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Examiner (Launceston), 20 January 1891.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/

William Boswell Dean1

M, b. 25 December 1856, d. 31 May 1925
     William Boswell Dean was born on 25 December 1856 in Port Sorell, Tasmania.1,2 He was the son of William Boswell Dean and Elizabeth Anne Best.1 William Boswell Dean married Martha Helen Smith on 25 November 1879 in Launceston, Tasmania.2 William Boswell Dean died on 31 May 1925 in Launceston, Tasmania, at the age of 68.2

OBITUARY

Mr. W. B. DEAN.

One of the best and most favourably known sporting and mining men in the city, Mr. William Boswell Dean, 69, died peacefully at his home, Charles-street; early yesterday morning, after an illness extending over several weeks. Deceased was fourth son of the late Mr. W.B. Dean.

The late Mr. Dean had not been actively associated with the turf in recent years but 20 years ago be was one of the keenest followers of racing in Tasmania. In the early history of the Newnham Racing Club he acted as honorary judge, and was later an owner of some good horses. Whalebone was owned by deceased, and will be remembered by old followers of racing as the winner of three hurdle races during a Launceston Cup meeting. When showing promise of becoming a great racehorse, Sobieski was killed at Carrick. Another horse in which the late Mr. Dean was interested was Tepookana. He was half-owner with the late Mr. R.G. Talbot. Tepookana won the Deloraine Handicap, now run as the Deloraine Cup.

Although always interested in mining in Tasmania, the late Mr. Dean devoted most of his attention to it in recent years. He was a member of the Stock Exchange, and a shareholder in many mines. He was a director of the Volunteer mine in its early history. For 21 years the late Mr. Dean had carried on a bakery business in Charles street, and had installed there one of the most modern plants to meet the demands of one of the most extensive businesses of its kind in the state.

His widow, two daughters (Mrs. T. R. J. Affleck, Longford; and Mrs, J. C. McPhee, Hobart), and three sons (Messrs. Herbert, Roger, and J. S.) survive deceased. A son (Roy) made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. The funeral will leave the residence, Charles-street, at 3 o'clock this afternoon for Carr Villa Cemetery. Examiner (Launceston), 1 June 1925.

Children of William Boswell Dean and Martha Helen Smith

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au McKIRDY Family Tree (Owner: ArchMcKirdy).

William Boswell Dean1

M, b. 26 May 1889
     William Boswell Dean was born on 26 May 1889 in Launceston, Tasmania.2 He was the son of Henry Jennings Dean and Mary Turley.1

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922.

William Boswell Dean1

M, b. 31 December 1880, d. 1 November 1886
     William Boswell Dean was born on 31 December 1880 in Launceston, Tasmania.1 He was the son of William Boswell Dean and Martha Helen Smith.1 William Boswell Dean died on 1 November 1886 in Launceston, Tasmania, at the age of 5.1

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com.au McKIRDY Family Tree (Owner: ArchMcKirdy).

Susannah Dearden1

F
     Susannah Dearden married Robert Joseph Monypenny BA., son of Robert Monypenny and Elizabeth Dunn, on 7 July 1835 of this marriage there was one son who died young.1

Citations

  1. [S171] Burke, The Kingdom of Scotland, p. 1049.

Marie Debat1

F, b. 1882
     Marie Debat was born in 1882.1 She married Pierre Santax, son of Pierre Santax and Claire Meygonade.1

Child of Marie Debat and Pierre Santax

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.

Frederic Debertin1

M
     Frederic Debertin married Margeretha Keller.1

Child of Frederic Debertin and Margeretha Keller

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930.

Fredrica Debertin1

F, b. 16 May 1877, d. 14 August 1940
     Fredrica Debertin was born on 16 May 1877 in Pepin, Wisconsin.2 She was the daughter of Frederic Debertin and Margeretha Keller.3 Fredrica Debertin married Charles Samuel Sewall, son of Samuel Orlando Sewall and Philena Marie Bates, on 22 March 1899 in Pepin County, Wisconsin.1 Fredrica Debertin died on 14 August 1940 at the age of 63.2

Child of Fredrica Debertin and Charles Samuel Sewall

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.wisconsinhistory.org
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.uky.edu/~deberti/test/deb.htm
  3. [S89] Family Search, Wisconsin, Marriages, 1836-1930.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index, 1840-1980.

Harry L. DeBuse1

M, b. 19 February 1862, d. 1 September 1884
     Harry L. DeBuse was born on 19 February 1862.1 He was the son of William Henry DeBuse and Ellen Elizabeth Sewall.1 Harry L. DeBuse died on 1 September 1884 in Nebraska at the age of 22.1

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 55807530."

Minnie DeBuse1

F, b. 28 October 1870, d. 28 May 1958
     Minnie DeBuse was born on 28 October 1870.1 She was the daughter of William Henry DeBuse and Ellen Elizabeth Sewall.1 Minnie DeBuse married Fremont Thompson.2 Minnie DeBuse died on 28 May 1958 in Missouri at the age of 87.1

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 52000142."
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 39970443."

Nettie A. DeBuse1

F, b. circa 20 January 1867, d. 9 October 1900
     Nettie A. DeBuse was born circa 20 January 1867.1 She was the daughter of William Henry DeBuse and Ellen Elizabeth Sewall.1 Nettie A. DeBuse died on 9 October 1900 in Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 48831496."

William Henry DeBuse1

M, b. 22 September 1833, d. 12 May 1909
     William Henry DeBuse was born on 22 September 1833.1 He married Ellen Elizabeth Sewall, daughter of Samuel Moody Sewall and Hannah H. Johnson.1 William Henry DeBuse died on 12 May 1909 in Missouri at the age of 75.1

Children of William Henry DeBuse and Ellen Elizabeth Sewall

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 15494510."
  2. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 55807530."
  3. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 48831496."
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Jennie Decker1

F
     Jennie Decker married John Alexander McMillen.1

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Margaret Deering1

F
     Margaret Deering married Sewall Philip Strout, son of Albert Lawrence Strout and Maria Fisher Sewall, on 19 June 1920 in Portland, Maine.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996.

John J. Deforrest

M

Child of John J. Deforrest

Katherine Louise Deforrest

F, b. circa 1845
     Katherine Louise Deforrest was born circa 1845. She was the daughter of John J. Deforrest. Katherine Louise Deforrest married firstly Charles B. Jaques on 26 March 1863 in New Jersey.1 Katherine Louise Deforrest married secondly Rufus Roland Sewall, son of Rev. Rufus King Sewall and Anne Elizabeth Whitehurst, on 2 January 1872 in Raritan, New Jersey.

Child of Katherine Louise Deforrest and Rufus Roland Sewall

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956.
  2. [S160] New York Times, 21 Jun 1931.

Catherine Deighton1

F, b. 16 January 1614/15, d. 29 August 1671
     Catherine Deighton was baptised on 16 January 1614/15 at Gloucester.2 She married secondly Govenor Thomas Dudley, son of Captain Roger Dudley and Susanna Thorne, on 14 April 1644.1,3,4 Catherine Deighton married thirdly Rev. John Allen on 8 November 1653 in Dedham.5 Catherine Deighton died on 29 August 1671 in Dedham at the age of 56.6,7

Children of Catherine Deighton and Govenor Thomas Dudley

Citations

  1. [S18] Various editors, Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Vol. 3 p. 323.
  2. [S122] Frederick Lewis Weis, The Magna Charta Sureties, p. 37.
  3. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography, p. 1094.
  4. [S83] NEHGR, Vol. 10 p. 130.
  5. [S182] Elizabeth Cabot & James Jackson Putnam Putnam, Jackson ancestors and descendants, p. 9.
  6. [S62] William Richard Cutter, New England Families, p. 77.
  7. [S182] Elizabeth Cabot & James Jackson Putnam Putnam, Jackson ancestors and descendants, p. 20.

Edward Coleman Delafield1,2

M, b. 10 July 1877
     Edward Coleman Delafield was born on 10 July 1877.2 He was the son of Maturin Livingston Delafield and Mary Coleman Livingston.1

Citations

  1. [S167] William S. Pelletreau, Wills of the Smith families, p. 127.
  2. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, p. 18. (The Cornell Library New York State Historical Literature).

Eugene L. Delafield1

M
     Eugene L. Delafield was the son of Maturin Livingston Delafield and Mary Coleman Livingston.1

Citations

  1. [S167] William S. Pelletreau, Wills of the Smith families, p. 127.

Harriet C. Delafield1

F
     Harriet C. Delafield was the daughter of Maturin Livingston Delafield and Mary Coleman Livingston.1

Citations

  1. [S167] William S. Pelletreau, Wills of the Smith families, p. 127.

John Delafield1

M, b. 1748, d. 1824
     John Delafield was born in 1748.1 He married Ann Hallett. John Delafield died in 1824.1

Child of John Delafield and Ann Hallett

Citations

  1. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, p. 18. (The Cornell Library New York State Historical Literature).

John Ross Delafield1,2

M, b. 8 May 1874
     John Ross Delafield was born on 8 May 1874.2 He was the son of Maturin Livingston Delafield and Mary Coleman Livingston.1

Citations

  1. [S167] William S. Pelletreau, Wills of the Smith families, p. 127.
  2. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, p. 18. (The Cornell Library New York State Historical Literature).