Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Thomas Dyer

Male 1715 - 1768  (52 years)


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  • Name Thomas Dyer 
    Born 12 Sep 1715  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1768  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I007581  Tree1
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 

    Father Patrick Dyer,   b. 1680, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1724, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Comfort Barnes,   b. Bef 3 Jan 1682/83, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1760, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1702  St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F04930  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta Clements,   b. 1721, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1777, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1738  King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Dyer,   b. 1741, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)
     2. Francis Clements Dyer,   b. 1746, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1808, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Henry Edelen Dyer,   b. 1750, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1811, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years)
     4. George Dyer,   b. 1753, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1811, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Walter Dyer,   b. 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 40 years)
     6. Giles Green Dyer,   b. 27 Aug 1752, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1829, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Jeremiah Dyer,   b. 1754, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1823, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. Elizabeth Dyer,   b. 1739, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1814, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     9. Teresa Dyer,   b. 1756, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Henrietta Dyer,   b. Abt 1758, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1811, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     11. Martha Anne Dyer,   b. Abt 1760, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F04932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      DYER, THOMAS, Prince George's Co. 19 Jan, 1768; 25 Aug, 1768
      Children: Edward, Thomas, Francis Clement, Henry Edelin, George, Walter, Giles Green, Jeremiah and Elizabeth.
      Tracts: East end of "Edelin's Hogpen Enlarged,' "Edelin's Rest," which I bought of James Edelin.
      Ex: Hamilton Dyer and Francis Clement.
      Wit: Thomas Marshall, Anna Dawson, Charles Soper. 36. 538
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      Thomas Dyer 100.1 PG 655.11.1 Nov 8 1768 Feb 27 1769
      (also Thomas Dyer)
      Appraisers: Robert Wade, Francis King.
      Creditors: James Leiper, Robert Fergusson for John Glassford,
      Next of kin: Ed. Dyer Elisabeth Dyer.
      Executors: Henrietta Dyer, Francis Clement Dyer.
      ==
      Thomas Dyar 10011 PG 655.11.1 Nov 8 1768 Feb 27 1769
      (also Thomas Dyer)
      Appraisers: Robert Wade, Francis King.
      Creditors: James Leiper Robert Fergusson for John Glassford.
      Next of kin: Ed. Dyer Elisabeth Dyer,
      Executors: Henrietta Dyer, Francis Clement Dyer,


      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Mar. 1755 - Thomas Dyer, of Prince George's Co., planter, is security for Peter Robinson in the case, Christopher Lowndes & Co. vs. Peter Robinson.
      Source: Prince George's Co., Md. Court Records, Liber OO, p. 73.

      Thomas inherited tobacco from his mother's will;

      1749 Will of Thomas Edelen calls him "son-in-law (step son) Thomas Dyer" and leaves him 400 acres "Egerton Manor", 300 acres "Stone Hill, Edelen's Thicket, Edelen's Hog Pen" and Negroes after his mother's death (MCW X.39);

      James Edelen sold to Thomas "Edelen's Rest" on 22 Oct 1776 (CCG)

      It is possible that this Thomas married first, Sarah Swann, daughter of Samuel Swann of Charles Co. Samuel's will written and probated in 1743 names "daughter Sarah Dyer" (MCW VIII.215). The will also leaves "Egelton" plantation to his son Edward Swann. Note the eldest son of Thomas Dyer is named Edward.

      20 April 1759 Thomas Dyer sold 100 acres of the 400 acres inherited from Thomas Edelen to Zachariah Bond. (PP. 325 - Bowie)

      1759 Debt Book, Prince George's Co; Thomas Dyer held;
      "Edelin's Thicket", 200 acres; Edelin's Hog Pen", 919 acres; "Stone Hill", 300acres; unnamed, 400 acres; "Dyer's Chance", 60 acres

      In July 1761, Thomas Dyer living near Piscataway in Prince George's Co, reported a strayed or stolen horse. (MG)
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      Dyer, Thomas, Prince George's Co.

      Dist; 756 pounds 12 shillings 8 pence; 28 Nov 1769;
      Legatees (children); Edward, Elisabeth,;
      Dist to Widow (unnamed 1/3); residue to children (unnamed, except Edward, {son} equally);
      Exs; Henrietta Dyer, Thomas Clement Dyer (ABB 5.229)

      Information From:
      Family Tree Maker CD 184 Family History; Colonial Families of Maryland, Early Families of Southern Maryland, Vol 6 Dyer page 103 & 104
      Family Tree Maker, CD 206 Genealogical Records: Maryland Probate Records, Calender of Wills, Vol 14, 176?
      Children of Thomas Dyar and Henrietta Clements are:

      i. Edward Dyer was born 1743 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 13 Jul 1813 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Martha Clements in St. Mary's Parish, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland. She was born in St. Mary's Parish, Bryantown, Charles County, Maryland, and died in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      ii. Thomas Jr Dyer was born 1744 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      iii. Francis Clement(s) Dyer was born 1746 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 1808 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Anne Clarkson 1774 in Prince George's County, Maryland, daughter of Thomas Clarkson and Sarah Blandford. She was born 1752 in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      iv. Henry Edelen Dyer was born 1750 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      v. George Dyer was born 1751 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died Abt 1810 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Sarah Clarkson 27 May 1784 in Prince George's County, Maryland, daughter of Thomas Clarkson and Sarah Blandford. She was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      vi. Walter Dyer was born 1752 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      vii. Mary Henrietta Dyer was born 1753 in St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in Prince George's County, Maryland.
      viii. Jeremiah Dyer was born 1754 in St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Lucy Audrey Smith in Prince George's County, Maryland. She was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      ix. Giles Green Dyer was born 1755 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died Abt 1829 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland. He married Susannah Smith 6 Dec 1774 in Prince George's County, Maryland. She was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland.
      x. Theresa Dyer was born 1756 in St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in Prince George's County, Maryland.
      xi. Elizabeth Dyer was born 1756 in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died 1813 in Prince George's County, Maryland. She married Thomas Jr Clarkson in King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, son of Thomas Clarkson and Sarah Blandford. He was born in Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in Prince George's County, Maryland.
      xii. Martha Anne Dyer was born 1762 in St. John's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland, and died in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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      EDELEN, COMFORT, Prince George's County, widow. 10 May, 1760 22 Sep, 1760
      To son Edward Dyar, slaves.
      To dau. Penelope Howard, slaves.
      To grand-son Thomas Dyar, son of Edward Dyar, slaves,
      To grand-dau, Anne Dyer, dau. of son Edward Dyar, slaves.
      To grand-son Thomas Edelen Green, son of James Green, certain slaves.
      To son Thomas Dyar, tobacco.
      To great-grand-chIld Anne Spalding, dau. of Bazil Spalding, my chest of drawers, and etc.
      To grand-child, Elizabeth Dyar, dau. of son Thomas Dyar, large looking glass.
      To daus, Elizabeth Green and Rebecca Sanders, and the children
      of son William Dyer, dec'd, 20 s.
      Remaining pt. of estate to son Edward Dyar, dau. Penelope Howard,
      grand-son Thomas Dyar, son of Edward Dyar
      Son Edward Dyezr dau, Penelope Howard., exs.
      Wit: Jos. Beall, Jr, Josiah Wynn, Rebecca Stevens. 31.53
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1752-1757; Liber NN {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 107. At the request of Thomas Dyar the following Mortgage was recorded March 28, 1752/3
      I Peter Robinson, school master, in consideration of 3000 pounds weight of tobacco paid by Thomas Dyar have sold 3 feather beds and furniture, 6 chairs, 9 knives and forks, 1 old Walnut table, 1 square table, 6 tea cups and saucers, 2 tea pots, 12 pewter plates, 6 earthen plates, 2 pewter dishes, 2 iron pots, 1 frying pan, 1 gray mare and her bay yearling colt, 1 flea bitten mare and her bay colt, 1 bull calf, 1 pied cow, 30 head of hogs, 1 pied heifer, 1 woman's side saddle and 2 bridles, 1 man's saddle, 6 head of sheep and also the books following; Laybourns Mathematics, Taylor's Mathematics, Geography, the Travels of Cynes Homer's Iliad Volume 5, the eighth, fourth and second volumes of Shakespeare's plays, the third volume of Cato's letters, Book of Wisdom, the first volume of Old Hams Poems, Dr. {Henry} Sacheverell's Tryal, Hills Arithmetic, Rochester's Poems, The Panthear, the sixth volume of The Spectator, one Bible, one common prayer book, The Siege of Damascus, two chests, one box, three small trunks, in all contained in the said chest and one looking glass. Provided nevertheless that if Peter Robinson well and truly pays Thomas Dyar the sum of 3000 pounds weight of tobacco on or before November 10, 1755 then the above written deed and every clause in article herein contained shall being all and void. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this March 4, 1753, Peter Robinson in the presence of Benjamin Athey, William Armstrong and acknowledged before George Fraser
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1757-1759; Liber PP {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 325. At the request of Zachariah Bond the following Deed was recorded June 28, 1759
      Indenture made March 23, 1759; Thomas Dyar by virtue of the award of Messrs. Thomas Marshall, Bayne Smallwood and John Stoddert of Charles County, Maryland gentleman arbitrators indifferently elected and chosen between Thomas Dyar and William Hicks of St. Mary's County, Maryland being now possessed in his right of 100 acres of land lying in Prince George's County being part of a tract formerly granted unto William Calvert, Esq. for 3000 acres commonly called and known by the name of Piscataway Manor otherwise Calvert Manor (alias Elizabeth Manor) lying in a part of the manor formerly in possession of Thomas Edelen for 400 acres and bounded as follows; beginning at a Locust post and a ashen swamp near Potomac River the reputed beginning of the said Manor and bounded by the Accokeek Branch, the 600 acres in possession of Thomas Noble. Now this indenture further witness that Thomas Dyar in consideration of 63 guineas paid by Zachariah Bond has sold the aforesaid 100 acres of land being part of 400 acres formerly in possession of Thomas Edelen. Signed Thomas Dyar in the presence of Joseph Beall, Jr., Henry Greenfield Sothoron and acknowledged before Nathaniel Magruder, George Gordon and at the same time Henrietta Dyar wife of Thomas Dyar relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1767-1769; Liber BB 2 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 159. At the request of Edward McDaniel the following Deed was recorded December 3, 1767
      Indenture made December 2, 1767; Thomas Dyar, planter of PGCo in consideration of 290 pounds 12 shillings and 6 pence sterling money of Great Britain paid by Edward McDaniel, planter of Anne Arundel County Maryland has sold part of a tract called "Edelens Thickett" and west end of "Edelens Hog Pen Enlarged" containing 465 acres which were granted by patent to Thomas Dyar on June 23, 1764 beginning at "Atchisons Pasture" bounded hickory also the running tree of "Edelens Addition" formerly granted unto Thomas Edelen and now in possession of Basil Spalding and bounded by a corner of "Edelinton". Signed Thomas Dyar in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Hanson Marshall, George Hardey, Jr., and at the same time Henrietta Dyar wife of Thomas Dyer relinquished her right of dower
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 152. At the request of John McDaniel the following Deed was recorded August 29, 1781
      Indenture made August 9, 1781; Edward McDaniel, Walter McDaniel and William McDaniel, planters in consideration of 500 pounds current money paid by John McDaniel has sold part of a tract called "Edelens Thickett" granted by patent unto Thomas Dyer on June 23, 1764 containing 465 acres and beginning at a bounded hickory being the beginning tree of "Atchinsons Pasture" and also the beginning tree of "Edelens Addition" formerly granted unto Thomas Edelen and now in possession of Basil Spalding and bounded by a corner boundary of "Edelenton". Signed Edward McDaniel, Walter McDaniel, William McDaniel in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Clagett, William Lyles, Jr.,
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      Prince George's County, Maryland Land Records 1780-1784; Liber FF 1 {Abstract by Mike Marshall}; Page 153. At the request of William McDaniel the following Deed was recorded August 29, 1781
      Indenture made August 9, 1781; John McDaniel, planter in consideration of 150 pounds lawful money of Maryland paid by William McDaniel has sold 125 acres being part of tracts "Edelens Thickett" and the west end of "Edelens Hog Pen Enlarged" granted by patent unto Thomas Dyer bearing date June 23, 1764 and by him sold to Edward McDaniel of Anne Arundel County, Maryland bearing date December 2, 1767 for 465 acres and bounded by a corner boundary of "Edelenton". Signed John McDaniel in the presence of and acknowledged before Thomas Clagett, William Lyles, Jr. and at the same time Mary McDaniel w/o John McDaniel relinguished her right of dower

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