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From -- "John Lane was made Lieutenant of the Militia - Aug. 23, 1693.

He was Lieutenant in command of the Billerica Troops in King William's War in 1693, and was commissioned Captain of Billerica Troops Oct. 4, 1699 (Regimental Officer).

He received commission as Major in the West Regiment of Horse & Foot, from Govenor Joseph Dudley, June 23, 1711.

John Lane was very active in the Indian alarms before and after 1700, respecting which many papers have
been preserved. In the history of these Indian wars, his name comes into view as the leading military man in town.

Lieutenant John Lane made a free man, April 18, 1690; a selectman in 1693-1704, inclusive.

He inherited his father's lands in Yorkshire, England, Sept. 28, 1696"

"John Lane, only son of Job Lane, was baptized November 17 1661 "above one fourth of a year old their dwelling soe remote" making his birth about August 1661. He inherited half of the Winthrop farm in Billerica. He was prominent in the colonial wars and Indian troubles, appointed captain October 4 1699 by Richard Earl of Belmont and major of the West Regiment of horse and foot militia January 22 1711 by Governor Dudley. He is called colonel in the records later. He was selectman of Billerica eleven years and held other offices of trust and honor. He married March 20 1681/ 82, Susanna Whipple, daughter of John Whipple of Ipswkh. She died August 4 1713 aged fifty one years. He died January 17 1714/ 15. Their children:
Susanna born January 24 1682/ 83 married Nathaniel Page
Job born November 19 1684
Jemima born June 27 1688 died July 10 1688
John Jr born October 20 1691
Martha born October 1 1694 married Colonel James Minot died February 6 1759 she died January 18 1735
James born August 12 1696
Joseph born January 18 1698/ 99"

Historic homes and institutions and genealogical and personal memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts with a history of Worcester Society of Antiquity By Ellery Bicknell Crane
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