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Thomas Dyer

Male Bef 1744 - 1800  (> 56 years)


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  • Name Thomas Dyer  [1
    Baptised 14 Jul 1444  [2
    Born Bef 4 Jul 1744  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 4 Jul 1744  [1
    Died 16 Aug 1800  [2
    Buried 16 Aug 1800  [3
    Person ID I16987  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2020 

    Father Sir Thomas Swinnerton Dyer, 5th Baronet Dyer,   b. 4 Mar 1695,   d. 4 Oct 1780  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jones,   d. Between 13 Jan 1777 and 6 Aug 1777 
    Married 25 Sep 1735  St. Margaret's, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F10363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Smith,   b. 12 Dec 1740,   d. Aug 1775  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 29 Nov 1768  St. Margaret's, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Maj.-Gen. Sir John Dyer, K.C.B.,   b. 5 Feb 1772,   d. 2 Jul 1816, Woolwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He is described as "of Park Street" (in London) and as "of the Treasury." He was involved for many years in intricate machinations in connection with his father-in-law Richard Smith's much-litigated-over estate, frequently to the detriment of his sister-in-law, the poet and novelist Charlotte (Turner) Smith (1749-1806). From 1784 to 1788, his older brother, the sixth Dyer baronet, John Swinnerton Dyer (1738-1801) was a trustee of the Smith estate.

      He is described by Judith Phillips Stanton, editor of The Collected Letters of Charlotte Smith (citation details below), as "a troublesome brother-in-law instrumental in delaying the settlement of (Richard Smith's) will." In a letter to William Davies, 24 Mar 1797, Charlotte Smith herself describes Thomas Dyer as "the Man who has been one of [Charlotte's children's] principal robbers and torments to them & me". (And in a letter written on 8 Dec 1791, she describes his brother John Swinnerton Dyer, the sixth baronet, as "that detestable cream colourd Dyer.")

  • Sources 
    1. [S2179] E. H. Martin, "Swinnerton-Dyer Family." Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset 10:307; 10:341, 1907; 11:24, 1908.

    2. [S4313] The Collected Letters of Charlotte Smith ed. Judith Phillips Stanton. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2003.

    3. [S2176] Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 107th edition, ed. Charles Mosley. Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd., 2003.

    4. [S2176] Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 107th edition, ed. Charles Mosley. Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd., 2003., date only.

    5. [S90] Stirnet.com, by Peter Barns-Graham., date only.

    6. [S4313] The Collected Letters of Charlotte Smith ed. Judith Phillips Stanton. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2003., date only.