Person:William Dyer (26)

William Dyer
b.19 Sep 1609 London, England
  • HWilliam Dyer1609 - 1672
  • WMary BarrettAbt 1607 - 1660
m. 27 Oct 1633
  1. William Dyer1634 - 1634
  2. Samuel Dyer1635 - Abt 1678
  3. William DyerAbt 1640 - 1688
  4. Mahershallalhashbaz DyerAbt 1643 - 1670
  5. Henry DyerAbt 1647 - 1688/89
  6. Mary DyerAbt 1649 -
  7. Charles Dyer1650 - 1709
m. Aft 1660
  1. Elizabeth DyerAbt 1663 -
Facts and Events
Name William Dyer
Gender Male
Birth? 19 Sep 1609 London, England
Marriage 27 Oct 1633 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandSt. Martin in the Fields
to Mary Barrett
Marriage Aft 1660 to Catherine _____
Death? 18 Apr 1672 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island
On March 7, 1638, a group of religious dissenters signed the Portsmouth Compact. They had been disarmed by leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Coddington, Anne Hutchinson, and John Clarke conferred with Roger Williams in Providence, who suggested that they buy land from the Native Americans on Aquidneck Island. They formed the settlement of Pocasset, later Portsmouth, on Aquidneck, later called Rhode Island. Portsmouth and Newport later united with Providence and Warwick in 1654 as the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Text of the Compact: The 7th Day of the First Month, 1638. We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as He shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given in His Holy Word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby.
Signers: William Coddington - John Clarke - William Hutchinson, Jr. [husband of Anne Hutchinson]- John Coggeshall - William Aspinwall - Samuel Wilbore - John Porter - John Sanford - Edward Hutchinson, Jr. Esq. - Thomas Savage - William Dyre [husband of Boston martyr Mary Dyer] - William Freeborne - Philip Sherman - John Walker - Richard Carder - William Baulston - Edward Hutchinson, Sr. - Henry Bull - Randall Holden

Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island   Parent Towns: Boston   Daughter Towns: Newport