He was the son of Sir Robert Deane, 5th Baronet of Dromore and succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1770.
Deane represented Carysfort in the Irish House of Commons between 1771 and 1776 and then Cork County between 1776 and 1781. He was also appointed High Sheriff of County Cork for 1773 and admitted to the Irish Privy Council in 1777. From 1780 to his death he was Custos Rotulorum of County Limerick.
In 1781 he was raised to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Muskerry, in the County of Cork. In 1783, he was chosen Grandmaster of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, a post he held for the next both years.
Marriage and successionEdit
Lord Muskerry married Anne, daughter of John FitzMaurice, in 1775 and later inherited Springfield Castle, County Limerick from his father-in-law. He died in June 1818, aged 72, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son John. Lady Muskerry died in 1830.
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]