Dorothy (Pray) Thayer

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Dorothy Thayer (Pray)

Also Known As: "Dorothy Thayer", "Dorothy Downham"
Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England
Death: December 11, 1705 (71)
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Quinton E. Pray, Sr. and Joanna Pray
Wife of Richard Thayer, III (immigrant)
Mother of Dorothy Yardley; Richard Thayer, IV; Nathaniel Thayer, Sr.; Johanna Thayer; Sarah Thayer and 5 others
Sister of Elizabeth Pray; Ephraim Pray; Richard Pray; Hugh Pray; Quentin Pray, Jr. and 6 others

Occupation: Married Richard in 1651
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About Dorothy (Pray) Thayer Dorthy died the same day as her son Richard Thayer Daughter of Quinton Pray and Joan Valliance.

She married Richard Thayer III on Oct. 24, 1651, in Braintree, Norfolk, MA.

Children: Dorothy Thayer 1653-1693 (John Yardley) Richard Thayer IV, 1655-1705 (Rebecca Mycall) Nathaniel Thayer 1657-1728 (Hannah Hayden) Abigail Thayer abt. 1661-Aug. 6, 1727 Joannah Thayer Dec. 13, 1665 Sarah Thayer Dec. 13, 1667 Cornelius Thayer 1670-1738 (Abigail Hayden)

  • It is said that Dorothy Pray Thayer died the same day as her son, Richard Thayer IV. "Dorothy Thayer dyed ye fourth day of December 1705." Records of the Town of Braintree, Massachusetts 1640-1794, p. 695, contributed by Nancy Hills Lamps.

"Birth Records of the Town of Braintree (Norforlk Co., MA) 1640-1699, edited by Samuel A. Bates, transcribed by Jane Devlin: (Select) *Deaths - 1654-1793 Death Records of the Town of Braintree, 1654 to 1793," p. 695, states date of death of (son) Richard Thayer, d. 4 Dec 1705," and his mother, "Dorothy Thayer, d. 11 Dec. 1705."

Thayer Families Association states Dorothy Pray Thayer's dates as "1634-1705"

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Dorothy (Pray) Thayer's Timeline

March 1634
Gloucestershire, England
January 30, 1653
Age 18
Braintree, Norfolk, MA, USA
August 31, 1655
Age 21
Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, American Colonies
January 1, 1658
Age 23
Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 23
Braintree, Norfolk, MA, USA
Age 25
Braintree, Norfolk, MA, USA
February 10, 1661
Age 26
Braintree, Norfolk, MA, USA
December 13, 1665
Age 31
Braintree, Norfolk, MA
December 13, 1667
Age 33
Braintree, Norfolk, MA