Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

George Dyson

Male 1716 - 1791  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name George Dyson 
    Born Between 1715 and 1716  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 1791  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003540  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 

    Father Thomas Dyson,   b. 1679, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1759, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Sarah {Unproven} Swann,   b. Abt 1684, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1729, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 1699  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne MNU Dyson,   d. 7 Jan 1815, Charles County, Maryland - written Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F02754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Tabitha MNU Dyson,   b. Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1761, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1749  Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gerard Dyson,   b. Abt 1749, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1816, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Basil Dyson,   b. 1749, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 43 years)
     3. Samuel Dyson,   b. Bef 1771, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     4. Roswell Dyson,   b. Bef 1771, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
     5. George Dyson,   b. Bef 1771, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1835, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 64 years)
     6. Lydia Dyson,   b. Aft 1775, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1819, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 42 years)
     7. Sarah Dyson,   b. Aft 1775, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1791, Trinity Parish, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 16 years)
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F02755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      George Dyson Sr's Will
      Written November 15, 1790 in Charles County, Maryland

      In the name of God Amen I George Dyson Sen. of Charles County in the state of Maryland being infirm of body but in perfect and sound memory thanks be to God for it and calling to mind the uncertainty of this life and knowing that it appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following -
      First of all, I recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it me hoping through the merits of my blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ to receive the same again at the general resurrection and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent form according to the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.
      Secondly, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Samuel Dyson and his heirs forever seventy-five acres of land lying in Montgomery County it being part of a parcel of land I purchased of Daniel Ocers for one hundred and fifty acres out of a tract of land called Non Eaton the land be it laid off where his dwelling house now is I likewise bequeath to the said Samuel Dyson a Negro woman named Jen with her future increase.
      Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Basil Dyson and his heirs
      forever the remaining part of the parcel of land above mentioned to be laid off in the upper part of the parcel joining William Ocers also I bequeath to the said Basil Dyson one Negro woman named Sarah and her future increase the said Basil now having the said Negro in possession.
      Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Roswell Dyson and his heirs one Negro boy named Jeffery and one Negro girl named Terry with her increase the said Roswell now having both the said Negroes in possession.
      Fifthly, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Gerard Dyson and his heirs forever all that part of a tract of land which I purchased of John Davis it being part of a tract of land Davis's Hazard laid off for sixty-three acres also ten acres of land to be laid of contiguous thereto out of a tract of land called Swann Hill, I likewise bequeath to the said Gerard Dyson one Negro girl named Esther with her increase forever.
      Sixthly, I give and bequeath to my beloved son George Dyson and his heirs forever all the remaining part of that tract of land called Swann Hill that I have a right to not before disposing of also fifty acres of a tract of land called Nevetts Desire also fifteen acres of a tract of land called Concourse also I bequeath to the said George Dyson one Negro man named Charles and one Negro girl named Kate with her increase.
      Seventhly, I give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Lydia Dyson one Negro woman named Bess also her children named Mary and Bille with all future increase.
      I likewise will that the said Lydia Dyson live on my dwelling Plantation with my son George Dyson during her single life.
      I likewise will my daughter Sarah Dyson may be in care of my son George and my daughter Lydia during her life and I will my Negro man named Peter be in the said George's and Lydia's possession for the said Sarah Dyson's maintenance during the said Sarah's life and after the decease of the said Sarah the said Negro Peter be equally divided between the said George and Lydia and their heirs.
      Eighthly, I will that all my Estate not already disposed of be equally divided between my son George Dyson and my daughter Lydia (a black horse and one side saddle and hereto accepted ) which horse saddle and bridle I give to my daughter Lydia Dyson and her heirs.
      Lastly I nominate my beloved son George Dyson Executor of this my Last Will and Testament utterly revoking any other former will or wills by me made and done acknowledging this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this fifteenth day November one thousand seven hundred and ninety.
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of - George Dyson {seal}
      Sam Turner -
      James Lyon -
      Charles Garner -

      On the back of the foregoing Will it is this written to wit -
      Charles County Sct. 24th January 1791 then came George Dyson Jun. Executor of George Dyson Sen. and made oath on the Holy Evangels of almighty God that the written instrument of writing is the true and whole Last Will and Testament of the said deceased that hath come to his hands or possession and that he does not know of any other -
      Certified by John Muschett Reg. Of Wills
      Charles County Sct. 24th January 1791 then came Samuel Turner and Charles Garner two of the subscribing witnesses to the within Last Will and Testament of George Dyson Sen. late of Charles County deceased and severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named sign and seal this Will that they heard him publish pronounce and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament that at the time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding and that together with James Lyon the other subscribing witness respectively subscribed their names as witnesses to this Will in the presence and at the request of the Testator and in the presence of each other.
      Certified by John Muschett Reg. Of Wills
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AK-11, 1791-1801; Page 16.
      George Dyson Sr's Will.
      I, George Dyson Sr of CC, am infirm of body but in perfect and sound memory.
      To my son Samuel Dyson 75 acres of land in Montgomery County, it being part of a parcel of land I purchased of Daniel Veers for 150 acres out of a tract of land called Non Eaton; the land to be land out where his dwelling house now is. I also give to Samuel a Negro woman named Jan, with her future increase_
      To my son Basil Dyson - the rest of the parcel of land afd, to be laid off in the upper part of the parcel joining William Veers. I also give Basil a Negro woman named Sarah, and her future increase, sd Basil now having sd Negro in possession.
      To my son Rozwell Dyson - a Negro boy named Jefrey and a Negro girl named Terry, with her Increase, sd Rozwell now having both sd Negroes in possession.
      To my son Gerard Dyson - all that part of a tract of land that I purchased of John Davis, it being part of a tract of land called Davis' Hazard, laid off for 93 acres. Also, 10 acres of land to be laid off contiguous thereto, out of a tract of land called Swann Hill. I also give to Gerard a Negro girl named esther, with her increase.
      To my son George Dyson - the rest of that tract of land called Swann Hill and 50 acres of a tract of land called Nevetts Desire, and 15 acres of a tract of land called Concourse, and a Negro man named Charles and a Negro girl named Kate, with her increase.
      To my daughter Lydia Dyson - a Negro woman named Jess and her children, Mary and Biller with all future increase. I want Lydia to live on my dwelling plantation with my son George, during her single life.
      To my daughter Sarah - I want her to be in care of my son George and my daughter Lydia during her life, and my Negro man Peter to be in George and Lydia's possession for sd Sarah's maintenance. After Sarah's death, Negro Peter is to be equally divided between sd George and Lydia,
      The rest of my estate to be equally divided between my son George and my daughter Lydia (a black horse and 1 side saddle and bridle excepted, which items I give to Lydia). executor: my son George.
      Signed Nov 15, 1791 - George (JO his mark) Dyson. Wit - Sam Turner 33 [sic], James Lyon, Charles Turner.
      Probated on Jan 24, 1791 by George Dyson Jr, the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Samuel Turner & Charles Turner.
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      DYSON, THOMAS, Charles Co. 20 Novr 1758; 24 Have 1759
      Children: Clements, John Baptist, George, James, Joseph, Mary Maddox, Anne Burch and Elizabeth.
      Grandchildren: Maddox, son of Mary Dyson; Thomas Andrew Dyson.
      Dau.-In-law: Mary Dyson.
      Tractst "Swann Hill," "Nevitt's Desire," "Dyson's Chance."
      Exs: Elizabeth Dyson; Joseph Dyson.
      Wit: John Scott. Zacharias Chunn, Absolom Thorn, 30.700
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      John Baptist Dyson 73.93 CH 542.18.9 Oct 22 1760 Mar 11 1761
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery Peter Wood.
      Creditors: Justinian Cooksey, Jr., James Campbell.
      Next of kin: Joseph Dyson, George Dyson.
      Administratrix: Anne Dyson
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      Joseph Dyson 102.301B CH 499,17.6 Jan 31 1770 Feb 16 1770
      Appraisers: Samuel Amery Sr., Thomas Richard Cooksey.
      Creditors: James Craik, John Craig for John & James Jamieson.
      Next of kin: George Dyson, Anne Busch (burch).
      Executors: Dorcas Dyson, Bennet Dyson.
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      Charles County Maryland Will Book AI-10, 1788-1791; Page 6.
      Richard Davis' Will.
      I, Richard Davis of CC, am sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory.
      To my cousin Philip Davis - the use of my dwelling plantation, being part of a tract of land called Davis' Hazzard, until my grandson Williamson Davis arrives at age 21 years, in consideration that sd Philip will contribute towards the raising and maintaining of my 2 youngest grandchildren, viz, Marget & Mary.
      To my grandson Williamson Davis - my dwelling plantation, being part of a tract of land called Davis' Hazzard, which land to be put into the possession of my afd grandson by my afd cousin, Philip Davis on the day of his arrival at the age of 21 years. gut if my afd grandson dies without lawful heir, then the afd land to become the property of my 4 granddaughters.
      To my granddaughters Elizabeth Davis and Casandra Davis - to each 1 iron pot & hooks, 1 pewter dish, 1 pewter basin, and 3 pewter plates; but if either of then dies without issue, the other to enjoy the whole.
      To my granddaughter Marget Davis - 1 iron pot and hooks.
      executor- my cousin Philip Davis.
      signed May 2, 1776 - Richard his mark) Davis.
      Wit - James Waters, Gearrud Dyson, George Dyson Juner.
      "Note. The word Williamson in the sixteenth line of the first side and seventh word, was interlined before signing and delivery"
      Probated on Nov 17, 1788 by the executor and by the oaths of witnesses Waters and Gerard Dyson.
      Williamson Davis, the heir at law, was present when the foregoing probate was taken & did not object to taking the same.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 7. Mar 28, 1761 from George Dyson of CC, planter, to Bennet Dyson of CC, planter, for 277 lbs of merchantable leaf tobacco and 17 shillings and 9 pence and for other good causes, part of a tract of land called Concourse lying in CC, containing and laid out for about 7-1/2 acres. Signed - George (G his mark) Dyson. Wit - John Winter*, Robt Horner*. Tabitha Dyson, wife to the sd George Dyson, came into Court, and being first privately examined, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed. Recorded Jun 10, 1761.
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      Charles County Land Record Book L#3, 1761-1765; Page 22, Mar 28, 1761 from George Dyson of CC, planter, to Mary Dyson and her son, Maddox Dyson of CC, planter, for 277 lbs of merchantable leaf tobacco and 17 shillings and 9 pence and for other good causes, a tract of land called Concord, lying in CC, and bounded by the division line of the old, usual land, containing and laid out for about 75 acres. Signed - George (Ge his mark) Dyson. Wit - John Winter*, Robt Horner*. Tabitha, wife to the sd George Dyson, came into Court, and being first privately examined, voluntarily relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed. Recorded Jul 25, 1761
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      Charles County Land Record Book O#3, 1765-1770; Page 562. Feb 17, 1769 from John Davis Sr of CC, planter, and Edward Davis Sr of Fairfax County, Virginia, to George Dyson of CC, planter, for 93 , part of a tract of land called Davis' Hazard, lying in the Tarrast now the head of Piles Fresh in CC, containing about 93 acres. Signed - Edward (4- his mark) Davis Sr, John (A his mark) Davis. Wit - John Winter*, Robt Horner*. Alse Davis, wife to John Davis, acknowledged this deed. Recorded May 13, 1769.
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      Charles County Land Record Book S#3, 1770-1775; Page 513. Nov 25, 1773 from Jennett Dyson of CC, planter, to George Dyson of CC, planter, for 130 , and for other good causes, a parcel of land, being part of 3 tracts of land, the one called Swann Hill, the other, Nevitt's Desire, and the other, Concord, lying in CC on the east side of the Main Branch of Pile's Fresh, containing about 77 acres, according as sd land may happen to be enlarged or diminished by alteration of the bounds, Concord containing about 7 acres, Signed - Bennett Dyson. Wit - John Winter*, Philip Briscoe*. Recorded Feb 5, 1774
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 372-75: DAVIS HAZARD: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Davis, Edward: Surveyed 24 July 1694 for Edward Davis beginning a bound White Oak of Henry Norris' and near the land of John Bayne: Other notes - 50 Acres - Henry Davis from Edward Davis; 12 Nov 1716, 60 Acres - Henry Davis from Edward Davis; 14 Feb 1734,
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      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Piccawaxen or Wm&Mary: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 298-74: NEVITTS DESIRE: 200 acres; Possession of - 200 Acres - Bayne, Walter : Surveyed 10 July 1665 for John Nevitt Adjoining to the land of Edward Swan: Other notes - Walter Beane for Ebsworth Beane, Joseph Allen from Ebsworth Bayne, 22 Feb 1715.,25 Acres Thomas Dyson from Samuel Amery (sp?), 2 June 1732, 150 Acres John Allen from John Nevitt, 1 April 1734, Thomas Dyson Jr. from Thomas Dyson Sr., 9 March 1742., George Dyson from Thomas Dyson Sr., 9 March 1742, John Wilson from Joseph Allen, 30 May 1746

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