Samuel Dyer was born 20 December 1635 in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts to William Dyer (1609-1672) and Mary Barrett (1611-1660) and died 1678 Kingston, Washington County, Rhode Island of unspecified causes.


Samuel Dyer (1635-1678) was the oldest son of William Dyer (1609-1672) and Mary Barrett (1611-1660). He named one his own children Barrett.

Samuel was born in 1635, quite possible on the Atlantic Ocean while his parents were immigrating from England to Boston. He was baptized 20 Dec 1635 in the Boston Church, the same month that the Dyers joined the church. Dyer became a freeman of Boston on 3 March the following year. There his parents were quickly attracted to the dissident religious teachings of John Wheelwright (1593-1679) and Anne Hutchinson. By 1638 they left to help settle the colony in Portsmouth RI.

Samuel would eventually marry the grandgauther of Anne Hutchinson, her name was also Anne Hutchinson (1643-1716)

Marriage & Family

  1. Joseph Dyer (1653-1704)
  2. William Dyer (1663-1738)
  3. Henry Dyer (1670-1742)


Offspring of Samuel Dyer and Anne Hutchinson (1643-1716)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Dyer (1663-1738) 7 March 1663 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States 27 July 1738 Truro, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States Mary Hatch Taylor (1657-1738)
Samuel Dyer (1665-1724)
Nathaniel Dyer (1670-1725)
Edward Dyer (1670-1725)
Elisha Dyer (1672-1755)
Anne Dyer (1672-1729)
Henry Dyer (1670-1742) 1674 Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island 1742 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Mary Royce (1677-1727)
Barrett Dyer (1678-1753)




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