James Dean

16 June 1809–
Simonstone, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Dean was born on 16 June 1809, in Simonstone, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Dean, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Sagar, was 39. He married Margaret France on 13 January 1832, in Horwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ruthven, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1844 and Broughton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

James Dean
Margaret France
Marriage: 13 January 1832
Jane Dean
Peter Thomas Dean

Spouse and Children


    Margaret France


13 January 1832
Horwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


    Jane Dean


    Peter Thomas Dean


Parents and Siblings

    Peter Dean


    Margaret Sagar




    Mary Dean


    Benjamin Dean


    Sarah Dean


    Edmund Dean


    Peter Dean


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 2

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 16

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 33

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name from Middle English dene ‘valley’ (Old English denu), or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of England named Dean, Deane, or Deen from this word. In Scotland this is a habitational name from Den in Aberdeenshire or Dean in Ayrshire.2 English: occupational name for the servant of a dean or nickname for someone thought to resemble a dean. A dean was an ecclesiastical official who was the head of a chapter of canons in a cathedral. The Middle English word deen is a borrowing of Old French d(e)ien, from Latin decanus (originally a leader of ten men, from decem ‘ten’), and thus is a cognate of Deacon .3 Irish: variant of Deane .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Ann Cottam Duckworth Whipp records

Ann Cottam married Thomas Duckworth on 29 Dec 1814 at St James, Accrington, Lancashire, England children (from Online Parish Clerks for Lancashire County) Jenny Duckworth b 18 Nov 1815 at Baxenden, …

Sources (3)

  • Jas Dean, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • James Dean, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Dean, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.