A Preliminary Genealogy of the Dyar Family

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Gibson Bros., printers, 1903 - 32 pages
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Page 3 - ... Wright, returned to Gastonbury. Siward Dyre was Earl of Northumbria about 1036. He was descended from Alfred the Great, and is said to have been the original of the Siward of Shakespeare's " Macbeth." Sir James Dyer, of Round Hill, Somersetshire, was Speaker of the House of Commons and Chief Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the time of Queen Elizabeth. He died at Staunton, Hunterdonshire, in 1581, without issue, the baronetcy descending to a nephew.
Page 22 - Infantry in the Civil War and was killed at the Battle of Pea Eidge.
Page 3 - Dyers were settled in Gastonbury, Somersetshire, before the Conquest. After the defeat of the Saxons at Senlac, near Hastings, Siward Dyer and his two sons, Siward Beam and Wright, returned to Gastonbury. Siward Dyre was Earl of Northumbria about 1036. He was descended from Alfred the Great, and is said to have been the original of the Siward of Shakespeare's
Page 3 - ... James Dyer of Round Hill, Somersetshire, was Speaker of the House of Commons and Chief Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the time of Queen Elizabeth. He died at Staunton, Hunterdonshire, in 1581 without issue, the baronetcy descending to a nephew. The last of the baronets of Great Staughton...

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