Mary Dyer

1761–
Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

When Mary Dyer was born in 1761, in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Abraham Dyer, was 40 and her mother, Rebecca Prout, was 36.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Dyer
1721–
Rebecca Prout
1725–
Hannah Dyer
1750–
Hester Dyer
1754–
Mary Dyer
1756–1760
Sarah Dyer
1763–1772
John Dyer
Mary Dyer
1761–

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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 40

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 54

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 62

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a dyer of cloth, Middle English dyer (from Old English dēag ‘dye’; the verb is a back-formation from the agent noun). This surname also occurs in Scotland, but Lister is a more common equivalent there.2 Irish (Counties Sligo and Roscommon): usually a short form of MacDyer, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Duibhir ‘son of Duibhir’, a short form of a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Dyer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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