Who was Deacon John Done?

The search for information about the early life of Deacon John Done has been ongoing for many years. In 1986 the John Done Research Committee was formally established by the Doane Family Association. Research has been focused in three areas:

1. John Done's English Ancestry

2. DNA Research to find John Done's ancestry

3. Research into the life of Deacon John Done in Plymouth (Plimoth).

The John Done Research Committee continues its efforts. For the results of the research by this committee, please refer to the following pages:

Deacon John Done / John Done Research*

Status of Current Research, presented at the 52nd Biennial Reunion in Plymouth, Massachusetts, July 2012

Mr. John Done, Who Was He? By Derek Done

This PowerPoint document presents an overview of the John Done research to date.

Report of the Deacon John Done Research Committee

By Derek Done

Report to the DFA Board of Directors on the committee's progress since the last meeting of the Committee at Crete, Nebraska in 2010. This includes conclusions to date and recommendations for future research.

1. Research to Find John Done's English Ancestry (The Paper Trail)

Research by James E. Doan in 2008, Derek Done in 2012, and Rev. Gilbert H. Doane in 1976.

2. Research to Find John Done's English Ancestry (The Y-DNA Project) Research by James E. Doan, Ph.D. in 2010.

The DFA Y-DNA Project.

3. Research into the Life of Deacon John Done in Plymouth

Papers were presented in 2012 by James Baker, Steven W. Morrison, and James Thomas Doane.

4. My Search for the Origins of Deacon John Done

By Maureen Scott. Research was done in London from 2012 to 2014.


* A note about the "Doane" vs "Done" spelling:

Research indicates that, apart from a single reference, the Deacon's last name was spelled "Done." It was only with the Deacon's children that the "Doane " was used.