NameJohn DEAKIN , 6G Grandfather
1Elizabeth , 6G Grandmother
Burial11 Jan 1740
ChildrenRobert (-bur. 1775)
Notes for John DEAKIN
Perhaps his name should be Robert
From Pedigree of the Deakin Family, October 1859
[With details of later family members added afterwards]
In the possession of Alice Gertrude Deakin (1862 to 1946) to her grand nephew Arthur Keelinge Deakin (1917 to 1944) to his father Guy Barton Deakin (1882 to 1973) to his daughter Isabella Vera Deakin (1913 to 2005) to David Cooper.
[Added Later with question marks]
Robert Deakin of Fair Oak, buried at Broughton 24th April, 1719
His Widow buried at Broughton [11th January stroked out]

The Deakin is thought to have derived from Daykin or other spellings.

From The Reader’s Handbook of Allusions, plots and Stories by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer 1880

Strike Dakyns! the Devil's in the Hempe, the motto of the Dakynses. The reference is to an enemy of the king, who had taken refuge in a pile of hemp. Dakyns, having nosed tbe traitor, was exhorted to strike him with his battleaxe and kill him, which he did. Hence the crest of the family—a dexter arm . . . holding a battle-axe.

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There is a family ring which has been handed down for several generations which has the motto and the arm with the battle axe.

From Notes and Queries 1854
Dakin Family Мотто.—A friend on whom I can rely informs me that on the carriage of Mr. Dakin (formerly Sheriff Dakin) may be read — "Strike, Dakin, strike, the Devil's in the hemp." Can any of your readers elucidate or explain the meaning of this very extraordinary motto ?
J. Richardson.
The following explanation of this singular motto is given in M. Л. Denham's Slogans of the North of England, 4to, 1851, p. 14 : —
" The strangest of all northern mottoes — Stryke, Dakeyne, the Devil's in the hempe ! ' is, I believe, first found in the grant of new arms by Flower in 1563, to Arthur Dakyns, Esq. of Linton and Hackness, in Holderness Arthur Dakyns was a general in the army, but, as two or three centuries ago generals commanded on sea as well as land, I imagine that he had distinguished himself in some gallant light, perhaps against the Spaniards, wherein all the turning point of victory consisted in cutting some portion of a ship's hempen sails or cordage. It often happens that mottoes arc dispersed among branches to whose history they are wholly inapplicable. The elder Dakeynes of Derbyshire, enchanted with the exploit of cutting the Devil out of the hemp, assumed the odd motto in question at the very commencement of the seventeenth century, and confirmed to them in 1611 by St. George. It is now worn by all the families of the name, and by no descendant and representative of the elder or Derbyshire Dakeynes in more glorious eigillic array than by my indefatigable frère in genealogy, Henry Charles Dakeyne, of Hamilton Terrace, St. John's Wood, London, and of the Old Hall, East Bridgford, со. Notts, Esq. The crest always consorted with the motto. Out of a naval coronet springs an arm brandishing a hatchet, and prepared to strike.
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