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George Dyer
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Birth: 1590, England
Death: Dec. 30, 1671
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Probably born in the early 1590s. (The claim that he was 51 years old in 1630, and therefore born about 1579, is very likely based on the death record below, which if literally interpreted leads to a calculated year of birth of 1579 or 1580; most claims of longevity stretching into ten decades are usually exaggerated by a decade or so, which would give the revised estimate of birth given here, and be consistent with the assumed ages of his known children.) Possibly a weaver who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1630 & settled in Dorchester. Died in Dorchester 18 June 1672 "being the 93rd year of his age"(this death record is given for a William Dyer, but there is no other record of a person of that name in Dorchester so early, and this date falls conveniently between the dates of the making and proving of the will of George Dyer).
Married (1) by late 1636 Abigail _____, seen only at admission to church membership. (If she was the mother of both his daughters, the marriage must have taken place a decade earlier.)
Martha (King) White married (2) GEORGE DYER {1630, Dorchester} (in his will of 31 December 1671, George Dyer included a bequest to "my loving son-in-law James White of Dorchester;" since the wife of James White was not a daughter of George Dyer, "son-in-law" in this case must have meant "stepson").
In 1634 Reverend John White of Dorchester, Dorset, prepared a list of those adventurers who had been associated with him in the New England fishing trade from 1623 to 1628, and toward the end of the list is "George Dier, living in New England. This indicates that George Dyer was perhaps from Dorchester in Dorset, or at least from one of the three counties of Dorset, Devon or Somerset.
The probability that George Dyer was a passenger on the Mary & John is very high, in that he meets the three basic criteria for inclusion on this ship's synthetic passenger list: West Country origin, first appearance in New England in 1630, and first known residence in New England in Dorchester.

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Martha King White Dyer (1586 - ____)
  Abigail Dyer (1603 - 1672)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Dyer Trescott (1625 - 1699)*
  Mary Dyer Pond (1636 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Feb 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33838988
 

For My 11th Great Grandfather, May You Forever Rest in Peace.
- Elton Ellis
 Added: Oct. 5, 2012
Rest well, dear Tenth Great Grandfather. You are in our hearts always.
- Bruce and Emily Adams
 Added: Sep. 25, 2012

- Acog
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