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 Richard Deane

Richard Deane

Birth
Temple Guiting, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
Death 1653 (aged 42–43)
At Sea
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 12185 · View Source
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English Major General at Sea. Born to a prominent British family, his uncle was Sir Richard Deane, Lord of London, (1628-29). Having sea training, at the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, he joined the Parliamentary Army as a volunteer in the artillery. He held a command in the artillery in Cornwall and took part in the surrender after the second Battle of Lostwithiel in September 1644. Promoted Colonel in command of a regiment in 1647, he served under Lord General Oliver Cromwell’s forces in Ireland, contributed greatly to that victory and was made Brigadier General in 1648. In 1649, Deane's capacities were required for the Navy with the title of Generals at Sea, then as Major General he was brought back to the Army and took part in the Battle of Worcester in 1651. At the end of 1652, Deane returned to his command as Major General at Sea and at the naval Dutch Battle of the Gabbard, he was killed in action at age 43.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12185
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Deane (1610–1653), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12185, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .