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Loyalist Directory: Barret (Barrett) Dyer (Dyre)

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Surname : Dyer (Dyre)
Given name : Barret (Barrett)
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Where Resettled : Marysburgh & Sophiasburgh
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty : UEL List
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Proven Descendants : Col. John Butler 2003.01.13; Col. John Butler 2003.02.24; Bay of Quinte 2012.03.26; Bay of Quinte 2012.03.26;
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Family History : Aylsworth, PHILIP (3) -- Philip (2), Arthur (1) -- married, July 1, 1753, Deborah (Waite) Dyer, of Exeter, widow of William Dyer, late of North Kingstown, brother of Freelove Dyer, wife of Philip's brother, Arthur Aylsworth.

Letters of administration were issued to Deborah Dyer, widow of Wm. Dyer. dec'd, Oct. 9, 1749. [N. K. Rec.] First inventory amounted to upwards of 300. Two others were afterwards presented, amount not known. In the year 1760 Barat Dyer desired the town council to approve of Philip Aylworth as his guardian. [N. K. Rec.]

Philip Aylworth, of North Kingstown, made to his son, Philip, Jr., a gift deed of 200 acres of land in West Greenwich, dated Dec. 16, 1754. [W. G. Rec.] This land was south of the land of Arthur (2) Aylworth.

Philip Aylworth, of West Greenwich, and Deborah Aylworth, his wife, sold land in West Greenwich to William Barker, Sept. 19, 1769. The signatures were both autographic, and the names spelled Aylworth. [W. G. Rec.]
It is probable that Philip and Deborah emigrated about this time, for on the 18th day of February, 1772, they deeded land in West Greenwich to Judiah Aylworth. The deed says: " Philip Aylworth of New Britain Dutchess Co. N.Y.," and mentions his wife Deborah Aylworth. His signature is autographic, and spelled "Aylworth." Her name is not signed to this deed, As near as can be learned they went to Canada about 1790 or 1791; remained in Ernesttown for a time, but crossed into Prince Edward County, where she died, probably at the house of her son Barret Dyer, advanced in years and not long after their arrival in Prince Edward County. Philip went back to Columbia Co., N. Y, but returned to Prince Edward County, where he died suddenly, when in the field at the home of his grand-daughter's husband, Asa Werden, at the age of perhaps 90 years.

Deborah (Waite) had a sister, Lucretia Hopkins, who died in Rhode Island, and also three brothers, Benjamin, Samuel, and George Waite, who went to Prince Edward County after she died, and who died there, probably. By her first husband she had two children, at least, Barret and Waty, who both went to Prince Edward County. Waty died at her brother's house in middle life, but Barret lived to old age, on the south side of East Lake.

Children of Philip and Deborah of whom we have an account:
- Caleb (4) m. Huldah Weightman.
- Henry (4) m. Mary Huntley.
- Sally (4) or Sarah, " who went with them, or with whom they went to Canada." Nothing further of her history has been found.

The author is indebted to Mrs. Elizabeth Wallis, of Pictoro[sic] (Picton?), Prince Edward Co., Ont., for some particulars contained in the above account.
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Sources : Information provided by Kerri Miller.
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