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William DYER (1662-1738) m. Mary Hatch TAYLOR (1653-1738)
s/o Samuel DYER (1635-1678) and Anne HUTCHINSON (1643-1678)
d/o Henry TAYLOR (1620-1669) and Lydia HATCH (1630-1670)
p/o Isabel DYER (1695-1730)

Samuel, the oldest surviving son of William & Mary Dyer, was baptized in Boston, Massachusetts in Rev. John Wilson's church on December 20, 1635. About 1662, he married Anne Hutchinson, granddaughter of William & Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson. Anne, daughter of Capt. Edward & Katherine (Hamby) Hutchinson, was born November 18 and baptized November 19, 1643 in Boston. After months of delay, Samuel and his brother, Mahershallahashbaz appeared before the October 11, 1659 General Court of Trials at Portsmouth, to face charges of "larceny against the state," evidently a creative charge based on their refusing to serve in the military and thus "stealing" their own services. They confessed themselves guilty, and the bench reconsidered the charges, finally finding that it fell under "breach of the peace." The court was reassured that they had been in conformity and with their assurances that they would so continue, the court found that having been bound so long was sufficient, and freed them without further prejudice. On March 23, 1661, Samuel signed certain articles relative to Misquamicut (Westerly) lands. On May 21, 1669 at Kingstown, Samuel was appointed Conservator of the Peace. On May 20, 1671, he took the oath of allegiance to Rhode Island. In 1670, Samuel and his brother, Henry signed a pledge to their father as follows: Samuell Dyre & Henry Dyre boath of Newport..doe bind or the...sume of three hundred pounds starling unto our father William Dyre of be levied of our Lands goods and Chattiells. The Condition of this...obligation is such yt if...Samuell Dyre & Henry Dyre Shall pay...unto their Sister Mary Dyre the Eldest Daughter of..William Dyre Aportion of One Hundred pounds starling in marchantable pay within three years After the death of...William Provided...houshold goods. William shall order...unto from hundred pounds further..obledge pay...fourty pounds Starling unto Elizabeth Dyre the second Daughter of...William Dyre when shee cometh to the Age of Eighteen years...25th day of July 1670 Wit: George Whittman George Brown Samuell Dyre Henry Dyre Samuel died in 1678, probably at North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In 1680, his estate was taxed 15s., 6d. His widow, Anne, at the age of thirty-four, married secondly Daniel Vernon on September 22, 1679. In his will of July 17, 1675, Edward Hutchinson included a bequest to "my daughter Anne Dyer," a legacy of lands in Narragansett. On October 18, 1687, as Samuel's widow, and now wife of Daniel Vernon, Anne confirmed a deed of her son Samuel Dyer. Anne died on January 10, 1716 at Newport, Rhode Island and was buried there with her second husband, Daniel. Her gravestone is still standing. Anne's will was proved January 1, 1717. The executor was her son Samuel Vernon. Bequests included: To son Samuel Dyer, 5s. To sons Elisha, Henry and Barrett Dyer, £30 each. To son Samuel Vernon, £45. To daughter Catharine Vernon, £65. To sons Henry and Barrett Dyer and Samuel Vernon, all rents due me from Edward Dyer of Kings Town, being due from November 20, 1710 at £6, per annum, and all hereafter found due which should have been for my yearly support and maintenance. Father Samuel DYER Samuel Dyer was born 1635 in Boston, MA but lived part of his childhood and young manhood in Rhode Island. His Quaker teachings were evident in an October 11, 1659 court record that as far as the military was concerned he had a Quaker reaction. In 11 Oct 1659, Samuel and brother Mahershallahashbaz (is that a mouthful or what) came before the General Court of Trails in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, facing charges of “larceny against the state” because they refused to serve in the military. They spent some time in prison before their trail so when they were found guilty, the judge felt they had been punished enough. Quakers were and still are pacifist who refused to serve in the armed forces or take part in wars. For all his Quaker upbringing and leanings, however, Samuel attended the Second Old North Church in Boston along with his most of his children. This church was officially known as Christ Church and was Boston’s second Anglican Church. The name “Anglican” at this time would have meant that church had English roots. It was still a “puritan” church in 1635 and indeed until the end of the 17th century. The Puritan church, per say, decreased in prestige as the “cleansing” of the faith turned toward banishments, hanging and torture. A gentler faith emerged by the 18th century and the puritan church produced the Presbyterian denominations as well as being parent to the Congregational Churches in New England and later the rest of the United States. Some Unitarian congregations, as well, have puritan roots. However, in Samuel’s lifetime, the Puritans still had a strong hold on the religious sector of life in Boston and much of New England. Samuel seems to have been an active member of Christ Church and except for his run in with the “law” because of his pacifism, he must have conformed his beliefs to the Puritan church. Samuel’s family history and his own run in with the law, may have tempered his tongue if not his faith. The son of a woman hanged for her beliefs, might realize that a little conformity didn’t necessarily mean he had to give up the differences in his Christianity. It just meant he wasn’t so vocal about it. Christ Church now considers itself an Anglican Church, the Church of England, the very church that persecuted the Puritans. The irony of this is, of course, the very ideology that the Puritans were trying to escape, ended up replacing them. And the irony of Samuel Dyer’s Christianity is that he returned to the very religious structure that caused so much pain in his own family line. But eventually Samuel did leave Boston and returned to Rhode Island sometime after his youngest child was born. In 1661, Samuel signed papers relating to Misquanicut lands in Narraganset County, Rhode, Island. His wife was left land in Narragansett in her father’s 1676 will and it may have been the natural thing to go back to Rhode Island. All but his oldest son returned with Samuel and Ann. Samuel died in North Kingston after 1678. Anne ended up in Newport, probably to live with one of her children, and died there in 1717.

6 Jun 1653 Mary Hatch TAYLOR born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts (one source says 6 Jan 1658; another says 6 Jun 1668 at Boston, MA MA Town Vital Records lists her father’s and mother’s names (4doc)) [her father is known to be Henry Taylor of Barnstable, information that comes from the Will of widow Mary Haughton, wherein it says: "To Mary Taylor ye Daughter of Henry Taylor twenty Shillins". The will is found printed in the Mayflower Descendant 18:134-5 (1916), and is dated Jan 19, 1686. "Cape Cod Series, Vol II, History and Genealogy of the Mayflower Planters and first Comers to Ye Olde Colonie" by Leon Clark Hills; Hills Pub. Co., Washington D.C.; 1941, pg. 83, also lists Mary as the daughter of Henry Taylor of Barnstable. So does [Freeman 2:551].

7 Mar 1662 Dr William DYER born at Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts (MA Town Vital Records list William as birth 7 Mar 1663 at Boston, MA and father as Samuel and mother as Anne (9doc)]

Dec 1686 William DYER and Mary Hatch TAYLOR married at Barnstable, Barnstable, MA [MA Vital Records (2doc)] [New England Marriages lists date and names of Dr William and Mary (3doc)]

30 Mar 1688 dau Lydia DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

30 Oct 1690 son William Junissimus DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1764 at Falmouth, Cumberland, ME; married Hannah STROUT. He was a corwainer

22 Feb 1691 son Jonathan DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

11 Apr 1693 son Henry DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts [great-great grandson was Capt Henry Dyer Rev War (SAR 76498)]

16 Jul 1695 dau Isabel DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts; She was christened on 26 Feb 1726/1727 in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts. Married (1) Samuel SMALL in 1713; (2) Joseph HATCH in 1731 [Listed as a Proprietor of Truro 16 Feb 1730, by then a widow. "Isabel Smaley wife of Samuel Smaley was baptized February 26, 1726-7 at Truro." On July 10,1730, the following petition was presented to the Probate Court: "Isabel Small Earnestly Requests She may have compsion under her low curcumstances having 7 Small Children to Care for & take (care) off & almost all ye Personal Estate is Taken up to answer ye Debts." Jan. 27, 1730/31. She became the third wife of Joseph Hatch, then of Provincetown]

3 Apr 1697 son Ebenezer DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

30 Oct 1698 son Samuel DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Apr 1701 son Judah DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Nd son Charles DYER born at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts [great-great grandson was Anthony Dyer Rev War (SAR 49705)]

8 Oct 1738 Mary Hatch TAYLOR died at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; buried at Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [grave marker]

27 Jul 1738 William DYER died at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; buried at Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable, MA [Dyer, William, Dr., died 27 July 1738, aged about 85 years. He was buried, as was Mary his widow, in Old North Cemetery, Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts. The Dyer family is an ancient one in Somerset County, England. Some of them were titled. The Dyer family was severely persecuted by King James and was especially condemned for loyalty to Charles I. Dr. William Dyer, who when Truro was incorporated on July 16, 1709 was a proprietor. In 1710 he was one of the 20 owners of cattle of a large Danish breed, yellow in color, which were brought over by Francis Small] [grave marker]