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Mary Read (Dyer)

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: England
Death: February 1676 (54)
Norfolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Dyer
Wife of Philip Reade of Weymouth
Mother of Mary Vining; Phillip Read; Margaret Reed and Samuel Reed

Managed by: David Arthur Trufant
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Immediate Family

About Mary Read

Philip Reed {a,b} was born sometime around 1615 in England, and died in 1676 in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. He married 26 Oct 1635 in Somerset, England. Mary Dyer {a,b}. Mary was born sometime around 1615 in England, and died in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Philip and Mary were married in England, and came to Massachusetts five years later, in 1640. We don’t have birth dates for Mary or Samuel, so they could have been born either in England or Massachusetts. Philip’s will was dated 15 Dec 1674 and was proved 5 May 1676, suggesting that he died probably late April or May 1676.

Children (order unknown)

  1. Margaret
  2. Mary Reed (~1640 - 1717 MA) married John Vining.
  3. Philip Reed {a} was born 24 Oct 1641 in Weymouth (Norfolk) Massachusetts. He married first, Hannah ___. Hannah was born probably sometime in the 1640’s, and died probably between 1676 and 1680. Philip married second, probably around 1680, Abigail ___.
  4. Samuel Reed {a} was born probably sometime in the 1640s.


  1. a. “Genealogical Dictionary of New England” Vol III, J. Savage
  2. b. “Colonial Families of the U.S.”, G.N. MacKenzie, 1966


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Mary Read's Timeline

January 20, 1636
Age 14
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Age 18
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 20
Age 23
February 1676
Age 54
Norfolk, Massachusetts