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Agnes Dyer (Reed)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Butleigh Parish, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William "of Weymouth" Reade; William Reed; Avis Read and Mary Reed
Wife of Thomas Dyer and Thomas Dyer, of Weymouth
Mother of Abigail Nash; Mary White; John S Dyer; Thomas Dyer; Abigail Nash and 4 others
Sister of Hannah Whitmarsh; Margaret Vining; William Reed; Sgt. Thomas Reed; Ruth Whitman and 3 others

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Immediate Family

About Agnes Dyer

from Frank Dyer, Dyer Families of New England http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/y/e/Frank-E-Dyer/GENE14-0 001.html

The earliest genealogical reference to our immigrant ancestor come from Asa WHITE's family history written in 1801, in which WHITE points out that he has a copy of THOMAS's will, and the dates of births appear to have been copied from family Bibles he had with him: "Thomas Dyer, whose lineage I am giving to write, came from old england between 1630 & 1640 with a young woman named Agnes Reed, which tradition tells us he courted there. Tradition further informs us that her parents, being about to move to New England among some of the first settlers, Thomas Dyer came to the ship to take his last and final leave of his Dear Agnes Reed. he found the parting hard, and her parents persuaded him to come over with them. he accordingly stept [stepped on board the ship with out going back to bid his parents farewell. "he arrived safe in New England, and married his Agnes Reed, and settled in the town of Weymouth near whare [where] the meeting house in the North parish now stands.

Per CD100 (66-284): "AGNES REED, b. ca. 1616; d. 4 DEC 1667 Weymouth, MA; m. 1640 Capt. THOMAS DYER. She was a daughter of William Reed and his wife Mary [d.1655; maiden name lost], and she was born in Rutley (or Butbey) near Glastonbury, Somersetshire. Asa White (1801) gives the date of her death as "Decm. 4, 1667" but says nothing about who her parents were except that "her parents, being about to move to New England among some of the first settlers." Philip REED of Weymouth, in his will dated 15 DEC 1674, called Thomas DYER his brother (History of Weymouth [1923] II, 209). She was a sister of William REED. Perry Adams and Peggy Hall have her DOD as 4 DEC 1667, probably at Weymouth which is echoed by Savage. Per GenServ database of Kerry W. Sipe (17 MAR 1996): "Agnes REED. Born England. Died 04 DEC 1667"

SOURCES:

  • CD100
  • Letter from Perry Adams (2 Tulip Ln E, San Carlos, CA 94070-1551) of 13 FEB 1995.
  • Tree from Peggy Hall (phall at primenet.com) dated 22 JAN 1995.
  • Savage, James; A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England (1860-62), II.
  • GenServ database of Sipe, Kerry W. 608 Malen Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454; tel: 804-340-5899

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-------------------- Agnes Reed: Birth: 1616 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Death: 1667 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Relatives: William Reed (Father) and Avis Chapman (Mother). Wife of Thomas Dyer, of Weymouth. Mother of John Dyer; Mary White; Thomas Dyer; Abigail Nash; Sarah Ruggles; Benjamin Dyer; Joseph Dyer; William Dyer and Elinor Dyer. -------------------- Agnes Reed: Birth: 1616 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Death: 1667 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States Relatives: William Reed (Father) and Avis Chapman (Mother). Wife of Thomas Dyer, of Weymouth. Mother of John Dyer; Mary White; Thomas Dyer; Abigail Nash; Sarah Ruggles; Benjamin Dyer; Joseph Dyer; William Dyer and Elinor Dyer.

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Agnes Dyer's Timeline

1616
1616
Butleigh Parish, Somerset, England
1640
1640
Age 24
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1640
Age 24
Weymouth, (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1641
July 6, 1641
Age 25
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1643
July 10, 1643
Age 27
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1645
March 29, 1645
Age 29
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
1647
July 9, 1647
Age 31
Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 9, 1647
Age 31
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
1649
March 10, 1649
Age 33
Weymouth, Suffolk County (Present Norfolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1653
November 6, 1653
Age 37
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony