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Sir William Dyer, 1st Baronet Dyer

Male Bef 1621 - 1681  (> 59 years)


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  • Name Sir William Dyer  [1
    Suffix 1st Baronet Dyer 
    Born Bef 15 Apr 1621  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 15 Apr 1621  Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 27 Jan 1681  [3
    Buried Newnham, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I17007  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 

    Father George Dyer,   b. Bef 24 Oct 1596,   d. Aft 27 May 1661  (Age > 65 years) 
    Mother Sara Rolfe,   b. of Steeple Langford, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 23 Jul 1630 
    Married 30 Oct 1616  [2, 3
    Family ID F10371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomasine Swinnerton,   b. Bef 5 Jan 1624,   d. 13 Apr 1697  (Age > 73 years) 
    Married Abt 1650  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Sir John Swinnerton Dyer, 2nd Baronet Dyer,   b. 1657,   d. 17 May 1701  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F10367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He was a practising barrister, having received his legal education at the Inner Temple. He was created 1st Baronet Dyer, of Tottenham, Middlesex on 6 July 1678. He lived at Newton Hall, Great Dunmow, Essex.

      "It is not every country lad who goes to Town with an uncle in Parliament, a Lord Mayor and a Justice of the Peace as near connections. William Dyer had good opportunities, and as we know he made good use of them." [Mark W. Bullen, citation details below. The MP and justice of the peace in question are presumably William Dyer's uncle William Rolfe (1594-1646); the mayor referred to is surely Sir Richard Deane, his uncle's father-in-law, Alderman of the Bridge Without in 1619 and Lord Mayor of London in 1628. Of course William Dyer later married the wealthy granddaughter of an earlier London mayor, John Swinnerton, but that was after his fortunes began to rise.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4311] Some Account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of London During the First Quarter of the Seventeenth Century, 1601 to 1625 ed. G. E. Cokayne. London: Phillimore and Co., 1897.

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

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

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