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Samuel, the oldest surviving son of William & Mary Dyer, was baptized in Boston, Massachusetts in Rev. John Wilson's church on December 20, 1635. About 1662, he married Anne Hutchinson, granddaughter of William & Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson. Anne, daughter of Capt. Edward & Katherine (Hamby) Hutchinson, was born November 18 and baptized November 19, 1643 in Boston.

After months of delay, Samuel and his brother, Mahershallahashbaz appeared before the October 11, 1659 General Court of Trials at Portsmouth, to face charges of "larceny against the state," evidently a creative charge based on their refusing to serve in the military and thus "stealing" their own services. They confessed themselves guilty, and the bench reconsidered the charges, finally finding that it fell under "breach of the peace." The court was reassured that they had been in conformity and with their assurances that they would so continue, the court found that having been bound so long was sufficient, and freed them without further prejudice.

On March 23, 1661, Samuel signed certain articles relative to Misquamicut (Westerly) lands. On May 21, 1669 at Kingstown, Samuel was appointed Conservator of the Peace. On May 20, 1671, he took the oath of allegiance to Rhode Island.

In 1670, Samuel and his brother, Henry signed a pledge to their father as follows:

Samuell Dyre & Henry Dyre boath of Newport..doe bind or selves...in the...sume of three hundred pounds starling unto our father William Dyre of Newport...to be levied of our Lands goods and Chattiells.

The Condition of this...obligation is such yt if...Samuell Dyre & Henry Dyre Shall pay...unto their Sister Mary Dyre the Eldest Daughter of..William Dyre Aportion of One Hundred pounds starling in marchantable pay within three years After the death of...William Provided...houshold goods. William shall order...unto her...shall...be...Deducted from the...one hundred pounds further..obledge themselves...to pay...fourty pounds Starling unto Elizabeth Dyre the second Daughter of...William Dyre when shee cometh to the Age of Eighteen years...25th day of July 1670


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Samuel died in 1678, probably at North Kingstown, Rhode Island. In 1680, his estate was taxed 15s., 6d. His widow, Anne, at the age of thirty-four, married secondly Daniel Vernon on September 22, 1679.

In his will of July 17, 1675, Edward Hutchinson included a bequest to "my daughter Anne Dyer," a legacy of lands in Narragansett. On October 18, 1687, as Samuel's widow, and now wife of Daniel Vernon, Anne confirmed a deed of her son Samuel Dyer.

Anne died on January 10, 1716 at Newport, Rhode Island and was buried there with her second husband, Daniel. Her gravestone is still standing. Anne's will was proved January 1, 1717. The executor was her son Samuel Vernon. Bequests included: To son Samuel Dyer, 5s. To sons Elisha, Henry and Barrett Dyer, 30 each. To son Samuel Vernon, 45. To daughter Catharine Vernon, 65. To sons Henry and Barrett Dyer and Samuel Vernon, all rents due me from Edward Dyer of Kings Town, being due from November 20, 1710 at 6, per annum, and all hereafter found due which should have been for my yearly support and maintenance.

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