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Descendants of James Dean 

Known descendents of this family live in Scotland and parts of England, including the author Andy Deans, who can be contacted at andydeans3@yahoo.co.uk 


Generation No. 1 

1.  JAMES1 DEAN was born Abt. 1788 in Probably Stevenston.  He married ELIZABETH WYLLIE 2 February 1811 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.  She was born Abt. 1792 in Ayrshire, and died Aft. 1841. 

More About JAMES DEAN:

1: Servant at Kirktown

More About JAMES DEAN and ELIZABETH WYLLIE:Marriage: 2 February 1811, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire    


2.          i.   JAMES2 DEANS, b. 14 June 1812, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.

            ii.   WILLIAM DEAN, b. Abt. 1813, Townhead St, Stevenston.

3.         iii.   ROBERT DEANS, b. 6 January 1820, Ardrossan, Ayrshire; d. 15 April 1892, Crosshouse.

           iv.   ELIZABETH DEAN, b. 15 September 1822.

            v.   THOMAS DEAN, b. 12 February 1826, Stevenston, Ayrshire.

           vi.   ANN DEAN, b. 16 March 1828, Townhead St, Stevenston. 

More About ANN DEAN:1: or Deans Christening: 16 March 1828 

          vii.   MARY DEAN, b. 1835, Stevenston. 

Generation No. 2 

2.  JAMES2 DEANS (JAMES1 DEAN) was born 14 June 1812 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.  He married MARION BANKS 30 September 1836 in Stevenston.  She was born 1813. 

Record No. 238.   Applied on 15 Oct 1877 at 9 am.   Residence 5 Southhook Rows;  born in Kilbirnie, Scotland;  married aged 65;  occupation coalminer;  partially disabled.

Dependants:  Marion Banks 64.  

More About JAMES DEANS: Name (Facts Page): Dean on marriage 

More About JAMES DEANS and MARION BANKS: Marriage: 30 September 1836, Stevenston    

Children of JAMES DEANS and MARION BANKS are:

4.          i.   JAMES3 DEANS, b. 1839, Stevenston.

            ii.   MARION SHAW DEANS, b. 14 September 1855, Stevenston, Ayrshire. 

3.  ROBERT2 DEANS (JAMES1 DEAN) was born 6 January 1820 in Ardrossan, Ayrshire, and died 15 April 1892 in Crosshouse.  He married ELIZABETH HOOD May 1851 in Stoneybridge, Kilbirnie.  She was born Abt. 1835 in Ireland, and died Aft. 1871. 

More About ROBERT DEANS:1: also 6-2-1820 for christening Occupation: 1862, Iron Miner 

More About ROBERT DEANS and ELIZABETH HOOD: Marriage: May 1851, Stoneybridge, Kilbirnie    


             i.   ELIZABETH3 DEANS, b. 16 April 1857, Kilbirnie; d. 11 December 1862, Kilbirnie. 

More About ELIZABETH DEANS:1: 6 Plann Row, Kilmaurs Cause of Death Typhoid 

            ii.   JEANIE DEANS, b. Abt. 1859.

           iii.   JAMES DEANS, b. 16 March 1863, Kilbirnie.

5.        iv.   MATTHEW DEANS, b. 30 April 1866, Kilbirnie; d. 22 March 1941, Gorebridge.

            v.   WILLIAM DEANS, b. Abt. 1869, Kilbirnie.

6.        vi.   ELIZABETH DEANS, b. 3 May 1872, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire. 

Generation No. 3 

4.  JAMES3 DEANS (JAMES2, JAMES1 DEAN) was born 1839 in Stevenston.  He married ANN SMITH 11 November 1859 in Stevenston, Ayrshire, daughter of JAMES SMITH and ELIZABETH GOUDIE.  She was born 19 August 1839 in Stevenston, Ayrshire. 

Notes for JAMES DEANS: James Dean   - Dreghorn Poor Relief Record No. 120.   Applied on 28 May 1875 at 1 pm.   Residence No. 4 Overton Rows;  born in Stevenston, Scotland;  married aged 35;  occupation coalminer;  religion protestant;  wholly disabled Dependants:  wife Ann Smith 36,  John Dean 10,  David Dean 8,  George Dean 2.

Poor Relief Minute Book for Stevenston :-

3-3-1876 James Deans boy - Inspection states that an application had been made for warm underclothing to a child of James Deans who is at present being kept by his uncle and he is in delicate health, Allowed drawers, simmet and shirt.  

More About JAMES DEANS:1: or Dean Occupation: 1859, Collier 

More About ANN SMITH: Christening: 26 August 1839Occupation: Muslin Sewer

More About JAMES DEANS and ANN SMITH: Marriage: 11 November 1859, Stevenston, Ayrshire Witness: Robert Wilson, Andrew Jeffery    

Children of JAMES DEANS and ANN SMITH are:

             i.   JAMES4 DEANS, b. 8 April 1860, Stevenston, Ayrshire. 

            ii.   ELIZABETH DEANS, b. 11 July 1862, Stevenston, Ayrshire. 

More About ELIZABETH DEANS: Census: 1881, Elizabeth Deans age 18, unmarried, servant at Dubbs Farm, Stevenston 

           iii.   JOHN DEANS, b. 13 March 1865, Dreghorn, Ayrshire. 

           iv.   JAMES DEANS, b. 8 April 1866, Dreghorn.

            v.   DAVID DEANS, b. 3 April 1867, Stevenston, Ayrshire. 

           vi.   CHARLES DEANS, b. 1 July 1869, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.  

          vii.   ALEXANDER DEANS, b. 23 May 1871, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.  

          viii.   GEORGE DEANS, b. 3 June 1873, Dreghorn, Ayrshire.  

           ix.   MARION DEANS, b. 1876, Dreghorn.

            x.   ANN DEANS, b. 1878, Dreghorn. 

5.  MATTHEW3 DEANS (ROBERT2, JAMES1 DEAN) was born 30 April 1866 in Kilbirnie, and died 22 March 1941 in Gorebridge.  He married JEAN GIBSON 7 December 1900 in Irvine.  She was born 1872 in Old Cumnock.

More About MATTHEW DEANS: Occupation: Coal miner 

More About MATTHEW DEANS and JEAN GIBSON: Marriage: 7 December 1900, Irvine    

Children of MATTHEW DEANS and JEAN GIBSON are:

7.          i.   ROBERT4 DEANS, b. 24 February 1901, Kilmaurs; d. Abt. 1960.

            ii.   HENRY GIBSON, b. 7 January 1897. 

More About HENRY GIBSON:1: Illegitimate 

6.  ELIZABETH3 DEANS (ROBERT2, JAMES1 DEAN) was born 3 May 1872 in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.  She married WILLIAM HACKETT 19 April 1912.  He was born Abt. 1870. 

More About ELIZABETH DEANS:1: Died 37 Jubilee St, Kilbirnie Adoption: By John and Isabell Muir 

More About WILLIAM HACKETT:1: Widower at marriage to Elizabeth 

More About WILLIAM HACKETT and ELIZABETH DEANS: Marriage: 19 April 1912    


             i.   ROBERT4 DEANS

More About ROBERT DEANS:1: Signed mother's death cert. 

Generation No. 4 

7.  ROBERT4 DEANS (MATTHEW3, ROBERT2, JAMES1 DEAN) was born 24 February 1901 in Kilmaurs, and died Abt. 1960.  He married MARY JOHNSTON January 1922.  She was born Abt. 1895. 

More About ROBERT DEANS and MARY JOHNSTON: Marriage: January 1922    


8.          i.   MATTHEW5 DEANS, b. November 1922, Whitburn; d. 25 April 1987, Edinburgh.

            ii.   MARY DEANS, b. 3 April 1924; m. GEORGE PEEL; b. Abt. 1920. 

More About MARY DEANS:1: Knon as May 

           iii.   ROBERT DEANS, b. Abt. 1930; d. Killed in Korea.

           iv.   ANDREW DEANS, b. Abt. 1930.

            v.   JEAN DEANS, b. Abt. 1930; m. ? EDMONSON; b. Abt. 1930.

Generation No. 5 

8.  MATTHEW5 DEANS (ROBERT4, MATTHEW3, ROBERT2, JAMES1 DEAN) was born November 1922 in Whitburn, and died 25 April 1987 in Edinburgh.  He married (1) Charlotte XXXX.  She was born in the late 1920s.   He married (2) ELIZABETH WILLIAMS.  She was born Abt. 1925. 

More About MATTHEW DEANS: Occupation: Coal miner    

Children of MATTHEW DEANS and Charlotte xxx  are:

9.          i.   ANDREW6 DEANS, b. in 1953

10.        ii.   Stephan  DEANS, b. in  1957     


           iii.   ROBERT JAMES6 DEANS, b. Abt. 1947. in Wales.


Known descendents of the above family live in Scotland and parts of England, including the author Andy Deans, who can be contacted at andydeans3@yahoo.co.uk 





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