Person:Peter Dyer (7)

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Peter Dyer
b.bef. 1723
d.bef. 16 February 1748 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HPeter Dyerbef 1723 - bef 1748
  • WMary King1724 -
m. bef. 19 July 1744
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Name Peter Dyer
Gender Male
Birth? bef. 1723
Marriage bef. 19 July 1744 prob. Prince William County, Virginiato Mary King
Death? bef. 16 February 1748 Augusta County, Virginia

Peter Dyer was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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Estate Records

  • Page 110.--16th February, 1748. Mary Dyer's bond as administratrix of Peter Dyer, with sureties Samuel Wilkins and Samuel Scott.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1749 (A). - Mary Dyer vs. Hugh Douglas.--Chancery, Write dated 26th August, 1749. Mary, administratrix of her husband, Peter Dyer, oratrix. In 1746 Peter agreed to buy a plantation from defendant on Stinson's Mill Creek. Peter died intestate, leaving no child.
  • Page 174.--15th May, 1749. Peter Dyer's appraisement by Robert Cravens, Thomas and Jeremiah Harrison.


Records in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Vol. 1 - MAY 21, 1747. - (196) Admn of John Taylor granted to Peter Dyer, greatest credr.
  • Page 39.-- 21st May, 1747. Peter Dyer qualifies administrator of John Taylor, with surety James Samuel Scott.
  • Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY, 1749 (A). - Mary Dyer vs. Hugh Douglas.--Chancery, Write dated 26th August, 1749. Mary, administratrix of her husband, Peter Dyer, oratrix. In 1746 Peter agreed to buy a plantation from defendant on Stinson's Mill Creek. Peter died intestate, leaving no child.
  • Page 592.--14th February, 1749. Hugh Douglas, laborer, and Margaret, to James Downing and Mary, his wife, relict of Peter Dyer (deceased), spinteres, 130 acres on Stover's Mill Creek. John Stephenson's line. Teste: Archibald Huston, John Stephenson. (Note: record proves that Peter's widow Mary married James Downing).

Notes

Information from researcher Lois Olmstead:


Mary King married Peter Dyer before July 19, 1744. Peter Dyer voted in Prince William in 1741, so he was of age and a free man. Peter and Mary Dyer also moved to Augusta County, VA, where Peter Dyer died ca. 1748, after which Mary married James Downing. James Downing sold land in Augusta in 1753 and seems to have moved to Orange County, NC, where he bought land in 1754 on Cain Creek.