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Henry Dyer

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island
Death: August 31, 1742 (68-76)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Dyer and Anne Vernon
Husband of Hannah Holbrook and Mary Dyer
Father of Mary Loomis; Anna Maria Phelps; Jonas Dyer; Henry Dyer; Hannah Dyer and 1 other
Brother of Dr. William Dyer; Nathaniel Dyer; Samuel Dyer, Jr.; Edward Dyer; Elisha Dyer and 5 others
Half brother of Daniel Vernon; Samuel Vernon and Catherine Vernon

Managed by: Shirley Marie Caulk
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About Henry Dyer

Birth: 1676 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: 1742 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Henry was the son of Samuel Dyer(or Dyre) and Ann Hutchinson (granddaughter of Ann(Marbury)Hutchinson). He was Christened in the Old North Church, Boston. His grandparents were William & Mary (Barrett) Dyer. William was a founding settler of Portsmouth and Newport, RI and RI's 1st Attorney General. Mary Dyer was a Quaker martyr. In 1697 Henry married his first wife Mary Rice/Royce. She was born abt. 1671 in Hartford, CT and died between 1723-26 in Lebanon, CT. They had at least 5 children: Elisha b.1698, Mary b. 1698 in Bristol, RI, Anne b. 1699 in Bristol, RI, Henry b. 1703 in Lebanon, Ct and Jonas b. 1709.

On May 12, 1728 Henry married in Boston, Hannah Adams (daughter of John and Hannah(Webb) Adams, Aunt of Samuel Adams). On April 24, 1732 he sold all his land in Lebanon,Ct to his brother Barrett of Boston. From 1732-1742, he kept the almshouse at Boston, and his wife Hannah did so after his death.

"Boston’s first almshouse was in operation by the mid-1660s. In 1682, it was destroyed by fire, and was replaced in 1696 at the corner of Beacon and Park streets. In 1723 a prison (Bridwell) was added to the site as well as a separate workhouse in 1739. The Workhouse was designed for the poor who had the ability to work. Any profits earned from the labor of the residents were expected to cover the overhead of maintaining the Workhouse and, hopefully, the Almshouse. In 1795, the Almshouse, the Bridewell prison, and the workhouse property were sold" for redevelopment. (taken from

Family links:

 Samuel Dyer (1635 - 1678)
 Ann Hutchinson Vernon (1643 - 1717)

 Hannah Adams Dyer (1685 - 1760)*

 Anne Dyer Phelps (1696 - 1764)*

 William Dyer (1653 - 1738)*
 Henry Dyer (1676 - 1742)
 Barrett Dyer (1678 - 1753)*
 Samuel Vernon (1683 - 1737)**
 Catherine Vernon (1685 - 1769)**
  • Calculated relationship
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Burial: Granary Burying Ground Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

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Henry Dyer's Timeline

Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island
May 8, 1698
Age 28
Bristol, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
September 3, 1699
Age 29
Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
Age 33
Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts
Age 39
Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
August 31, 1742
Age 72
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
November 16, 1991
Age 72
February 13, 1992
Age 72