William (Walter) Deane
Is either father to, or uncle/grandfather? To Margaret Deane who married John Strong first. So will need further research on the Deane family in Somerset.
Some further research, from New England Historic Genealogical Register Vol 139 Page 324 and 325 cover 'additions to the Deane ancestry in England' from a John B. Threlfall, Madison, Wisconsin. As follows: Walter Deane of South Chard, Somersetshire, England, is the earliest proven ancestor of John and Walter Deane who settled Taunton, Massachusetts in the 1630s. He was their grandfather. However, he was probably the grandson of John and Joan (Selwood) Deane mentioned in Nicholas Selwood's (Joan's father) will. Walter Deane of Taunton married Eleanor Cogan, daughter of William Cogan of South Chard, who was, no doubt, a descendant of the William Cogan named in Nicholas Selwood's will. (see photocopy for will). On 12-nov-1565 at Buckland Saint Mary, which is 5 miles northwest of Chard, Walter Deane married Joan Walsele.
The name in modern form was probably Walsley. The parish register, which commences in 1540, has no record of Joan's baptism. And no probate records for this family can be found. Walter (William?) Died 1585-91. Joan died 1597. Probably buried in the churchyard at Chard as he requested in his will. Joan's will of 29-mar-1597 reads in part....'to Joanne, daughter of my son William, to son William, to daughter Elianor ***, ....... Joane Deane to be executrix.....' in her husband's (Walter) will it reads, in part ....'to Eleanor Deane my daughter. 30 pds...' also mentions daughter Joan, wife Joan, and son William. Of special note, is the prover of the will, a notary public named Geoffrey Clarke, possibly the Clarke's of Northampton were of Somersetshire, as well? In NEHGR Jul,1993 Vol CXLVII/whole number 587, there is an article by H. Clark Dean, concerning the questions of the Dean ancestry saying that Eleanor Cogan married Walter Dean(e) of Taunton, Massachusetts.
Note: original (William) Deane info was from LDS' Ancestral File. He was born circa 1562 at Somersetshire, England