George Dyer, of Dorchester

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George Dyer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Perhaps, Somerset, England
Death: June 18, 1672 (83-92)
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Abigail Elizabeth Dyer and Abigail Dyer
Father of Joanne Hilliard; Mary Pond; Elizabeth Trescott and Unknown White

Occupation: weaver (possibly)
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About George Dyer, of Dorchester

George Dyer

  • Abt 1579 in England
  • Died: 30 Dec 1671 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts

General Notes: George Dyer came from England on the "Mary & John", which set sail from Pl ymouth, England 20 Mar.1630, and reached Nantasket Point, the present Hu ll on the 30th May 1630 (O.S.) listed as age 51, wife Elizabeth, daughters Elizabeth & Mary

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Old Dorchester, Page 12: "Dyer George, Freem, 18 May, 1631; wf. Elizabeth; will 30 Dec.1671; inven t. 29 jun.1672, L425, 4s 6d; ch. Elizabeth, wf. of William Trescott; Mar y, wf. of William Pond; son -in-law James White."

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From The Great Migration Project:

  • ORIGIN: Unknown
  • MIGRATION: 1630
  • FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester, Ma.
  • OCCUPATION: Possibly weaver, based on bequest of looms to James White.
  • CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: George and Abigail Dyer were among the first admitt ed to the second church at Dorchester, between 23 August 1636 and 7 Decemb er 1636 [DChR 3]; they may well have been members of the first church al so .
  • FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [MBCR 1:79,3 66 ].
  • EDUCATION: Signed agreement of proprietors of Thompson's Island who relinq uished the island to the town of Dorchester in order to raise funds for ma intenance of a free school, 7 February 1640(1) [DTR 106]. Signed will. Inv entory included "all his books of all sorts", L2, 1s.
  • OFFICES: Coroner's jury, 28 September 1630 [MBCR 1:77]; constable of Dorch ester, 3 October 1632 [MBCR 1:101]; Dorchester selectman 27 June 163 6, 5 J uly 1636, 8 November 1637 [DTR 16, 17, 25]; fenceviewer (usually f or the " field behind Mr. Mather's", 16 January 1636/7, 18 March 1637/ 8, 27 Janua ry 1645/6, 11 February 1647/8, 28 February 1652/3, 13 Februa ry 1653/4, 9 F ebruary 1656/7, 8 March 1658/9, 11 March 1660/1, 4 April 16 64 (as "Goodman Dier"), 9 March 1667/8, 8 March 1668/9 [DTR 21, 32, 67, 8 6, 96, 103, 12 1, 150, 158, 294, 299, 314]; committee to lay out land, 2 J anuary 1637/ 8, 23 July 1642 [DTR 27, 29, 50]; committee to make tax rat e, 18 January 1 635/6, 2 October 1636 [DTR 15, 20].
  • ESTATE: On 27 June 1636 granted three acres of marsh in Dorchester [D TR 16 ]. On 18 March 1637/8 granted two parcels of nearly five acres ea ch [DTR 3 0]. Granted Lot #38, four acres, in the Meadow beyond Naponset [ DTR 321 ]. On 13 January 1667/8 included in "list of the acres of la nd at the Ne ck being rated at a half penny per acre for the plow land onl y", being rat ed 6d. (indicating a parcel of twelve acres) [DTR 149].In h is will, dated 31 December 1671 and proved 2 August 1672, George Dyer bequ eathed to "my beloved daughter Elisabeth the wife of William Tresc ot & un to her heirs forever all my dwelling house, outhouses, barn, yard, orcha rd together with my houselot & meadow adjoining to it unto the Sa lt Creek ," also "my meadow in the Calves Pasture," also "five acr es of my planti ng land at the Great Neck, the lot I bought of John Pier ce to be pa rt of it & made up five acres out of my lot adjoining," also "h a lf of my great lot both within fence & without," also "all my divisi on be yond Naponset River on the south side"; to "my beloved daughter Ma ry the w ife of William Pond & to her heirs forever a piece of marsh lyi ng betwe en two salt creeks commonly called the old harbor," also "my pie ce of mead ow lying at the entrance into the Great Neck, together with a ll the re st of my upland within the Great Neck, together with all the re st of my upland within the Great Neck not before given," also "half my gre at lot bo th within fence and without," also "my last division on the nor th si de of Naponset"; daughter Mary to have half the grass or profit ther efr om from the meadow adjoining the houselot for five years; any lands re main ing in common, whether divided or undivided, to be equally divided be twe en the two daughters abovementioned; to "my loving son-in-law James W hi te of Dorchester my looms for weaving with all the utensils thereunto b elo nging in case he the said James will make use of them in the said work "; a ll household goods to daughter Elizabeth, except linen, whi ch is to be div ided equally between Elizabeth & Mary; "my two acres of sa lt marsh that ly eth near the Mill Creek near Roxbury being part of a divi sion I have so ld to James White before mentioned & received satisfacti on to content & gi ven him possession; sons-in-law William Trescot and Wil liam Pond to be exe cutors and pay debts and funeral expenses [ SPR 7:233] .The inventory, taken 29 June 1672, totalled £425 4s. 6d., of whi ch £3 70 was real estate: "the housing, barn, orchard, houselot & mead ow at t he end unto Salt Creek," £100; "two acres of meadow on the other s ide t he creek," £14; "six acres of meadow in the Calves Pature Meadows ," £6 0; "a piece of meadow at the north of the Great Neck," £30; "elev en acr es or thereabouts of upland at the Great Neck," £46; "at the gre at lots be sides what's disposed of at each end before," £80; "t he 2d & 3d [division s] in the Cowwalks, 10 acres or thereabouts," £15; "t he last division on t he north side Naponset, 15 acres," £5; "the last div ision on the south si de Naponset, 29 acres or thereabouts," £20; and "t he common beyond the Bl ue Hills," no value given [ SPR 7:234].

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Birth seen as Born: Aug 1554 Bratt, Symour, Wincanton, Somerset England

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Somerset, England
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Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
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England
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