Further details of Henry Dyer, his marriages and Children.

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It is believed that Henry Dyer initially married Jane ?????? circa 1796 probably in Otterhampton and had the following children :

It is believed that Henry's first wife Jane ?????? died 27th May 1813 aged 36


Henry Dyer secondly married to Elisheba Winter on 13th October 1814 in Otterhampton, Somerset.

Henry and Elisheba had the following known children :


Samuel Dyer baptised 27th August 1815 in Otterhampton.

Samuel married Sarah Buller on 21 February 1841 in Lowton, Pitminster. Sarah was the daughter of James Buller and Henrietta Lewis born on 5 October 1817 in St Peter Port Guernsey. Samuel and died on 24 March 1886 in Maindee, Newport. Sarah died on 17 September 1893 in Christchurch, Newport. Next Generation in the Dyer family tree

Harriet Dyer baptised 10th August 1817 in Otterhampton.

Harriet married Thomas Williams on 16 March 1837 in Wellington, Somerset. Thomas was born about 1811 in Wellington, Somerset. Harriet and Thomas had the following known children :

For the census of 1841 Harriet and Thomas were recorded in Milway, Kingsbury West, Somerset, with Thomas employed as a Shoemaker. Also included in the househould were their two children, William aged 3, and Samuel aged 1, both born in Somerset.

1841 Census (7th. June) Wellington HO 107/950/6 Folio 7 Page 6

Milway, Kingsbury West, Somerset

Name Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Williams 25 Shoemaker Yes
Harriet Williams 25   Yes
William Williams 3   Yes
Samuel Williams 1   Yes

For the census of 1851 Harriet and Thomas had moved across the Brisstol Channel to Swansea where they were recorded in Back Street, Swansea. Thomas was listed as a Labourer, and their family now numbered 4 with the inclusion of Charles aged 7, and Mary Elizabeth aged 5. All the children were identified as born in Wellington, Somerset.

1851 Census (31st March) Swansea HO107/2466 Folio 255 Page 24

Back Street, Swansea, Wales

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Williams Head 40 Labourer Wellington, Somerset
Harriet Williams Wife 33   Otterhampton, Somerset
William Williams Son 12   Wellington, Somerset
Samuel Williams Son 11   Wellington, Somerset
Charles Williams Son 7   Wellington, Somerset
Mary Elizabeth Williams Daughter 5   Wellington, Somerset

No record of either Harriet or Thomas has yet been uncovered in the 1861 census although there are records of what seem to be their children.

There is a record of a Thomas Williams, an invalid and a widower, aged 59, born in Wellington, Somerset in the Union Workhouse of Wellington, Somerset, for the census of 1871 which would seem likely to be "our" Thomas Williams.

1871 Census (3rd April) Wellington RG10/2363 Folio 8 Page 7

Union Workhouse, Wellington, Somerset

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Thomas Williams Invalid - Widow 59   Wellington, Somerset

No obvious record of this Thomas Williams can be found in the 1881 census, and although no record can be found of the demise of a Thomas Williams of an appropriate age in Wellington between 1871 and 1881, it would seem likely that he did pass away in this period.

Betty Winter Dyer 27th June 1819 in Otterhampton.

Betty married William Veals on 30 September 1840 in Wellington, Somerset. William was born about 1818 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Betty and William had the following known children:

For the census of 1841 Betty and William were recorded Milway, Kingsbury West, Somerse, both listed as Manual Labourers, with Betty identified as born in Someserset and William as born outside the county.

1841 Census (7th. June) Wellington (HO107/950/0) Book 2 Page 35

Milway, Kingsbury West, Somerset

Name Age Occupation Where Born
William Veals 20 Manual No
Elizabeth Veals 20 Manual Yes

For the census of 1851 the couple were recorded at 18 Acre Cottages, Wellington Village, with William working as a Wool Comber and Elizabeth as a Hand Loom Serge Weaver. Included in the household were three children, George aged 8, William aged 5, and Elisheba aged 3, all identified as born in Wellington, Somerset..

1851 Census (31st March) Wellington (HO107/1921) Book 3b. Page 11

18 Acre Cottages, Wellington Village

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Veals Head 33 Wool Comber Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Elizabeth Veals Wife 31 Hand Loom Serge Weaver Otterhampton, Somerset
George Veals Son 8 At Home Wellington, Somerset
William Veals Son 5 Scholar Wellington, Somerset
Elisheba Veals Daughter 3 Scholar Wellington, Somerset

For the census of 1861 the couple were recorded at 6 Edward Street, Bristol. William was now employed as a Railway Timekeeper, and their family still consists of the three children, George aged 8, William aged 5, and Elisheba aged 3, all identified as born in Wellington, Somerset.

1861 Census (8th April) Bristol RG9/1737 Page 12

6 Edward Street, Bristol

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Veals Head 43 Railway Timekeeper Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Elizabeth Veals Wife 41   Otterhampton, Somerset
George Veals Son 18 Miliner's Assistant Wellington, Somerset
William Veals Son 15 Builder's Clerk Wellington, Somerset
Elizabeth Veals Daughter 13 Scholar Wellington, Somerset

Betty Winter Veals, nee Dyer, died in the April-June quarter of 1865 in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

William Veals remarried to an Emma Bostock on 20 April 1867 in St. Philip And St. Jacob, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Emma was identified as aged 50, the daughter of John Bissan.

For the census of 1871 William and Emma were recorded in William Street, Bristol, with William still employed as a Railway Timekeeper. Emma's son William, listed as aged 27, a Sugar Broker's Clerk, born in Bristol, was included in the household.

1871 Census (3rd April) Bristol RG10/2561 Folio 61 Page 11

William Street, Bristol

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Veals Head 53 Railway Timekeeper Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Emma Veals Wife 56   Aust, Gloucestershire
William Bostock Son in law 27 Sugar Broker's Clerk Bristol

For the census of 1881 William and Emma were recorded at 4 Charlton Streett, Bristol with William now employed as a Builder's Clerk. Once again. Emma's son William, was recorded in the household although his age was again given as 27. I belive the age in the previous census was correct and therefore his age in this census should have been 37 or thereabouts. William's eldet son George was recorded as the next entry in this census at 5 Charlton Street, along with his wife Elizabeth. George was employed as an Engine Driver in a Builder's Yard, and had married Elizabeth Seaman on 26 December 1864 in Bristol, St Philip and Jacob, Gloucestershire.

1881 Census (4th April) Bristol RG11/2499 Page 20

4 & 5 Charton Street West, Bristol

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
William Veals Head 63 Builder's Clerk Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Emma Veals Wife 64   Aust, Gloucestershire
William Bostock Stepson 27 Commercial Traveller Bristol
George Veals Head 38 Engine Driver - Builder's Yard Wellington, Somerset
Elizabeth Veals Wife 44   Taunton, Somerset

For the census of 1891 William was recored in the household of his elder son, George at 30 Cobden Street, Bristol, again listed as a Clerk in a Builder's Yard. His second wife Emma Veals would seem to have died in the period 1881-1891 as William was recorded as a widower, but no obvious record of the death of Emma can be found. There is a an enrty BMD index for Barton Regis for an Emma Veale but not only is the surname not quite correct but the individuals age was listed as 51 which is 20 years or so out. There is a corresponding entry in the "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991" for the burial of a Emma Veale on 25 April 1886 in Redfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

1891 Census (6th April) Bristol RG12/1975 Page 18

30 Cobden Street, Bristol

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
George Veals Head 48 Mason Wellington, Somerset
Elizabeth Veals Wife 53   Taunton, Somerset
William Veals Father - Widower 74 Builder's Clerk Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

For the census of 1901 William had moved north to stay with his married daughter Elizabeth and her husband Alfred Thomas Sanders in Skerton, Lancaster. He was recorded, aged 83, a retired Builder's Clerk at 2 Albert Road, Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire

1901 Census (1st April) Skerton - Lancaster RG13/3991 Page 20

2 Albert Road, Skerton, Lancaster, Lancashire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Alfred Thos. Sanders Head 54 Labourer at a Linoleum Works Bristol, Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Sanders Wife 53   Wellington, Somerset
William Gardner Son in Law 26 Linoleum Printing Machine Minder Lancaster, Lancashire
Frances Gardner Daughter 26   Fritchley, Derbyshire
Edith Sanders Daughter 23 Cotton Weaver Lancaster, Lancashire
Clara Sanders Daughter 20 Cotton Weaver Lancaster, Lancashire
Amy Sanders Daughter 16 Apprentice Miliner Sheffield, Yorkshire
William Veals Father - Widower 83 Retired Builder's Clerk Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

William Veals died in the April-June quarter of 1902 in Lancaster, Lancashire.

Catherine (aka Catherine) Elizabeth Dyer baptised 22nd August 1821 in Otterhampton.

For the census of 1841 Caroline was reccorded in Otterhampton, with her father, Henry, and mother Elisheba. The next Household in the census was that of a Stephen Winter identified as aged 55 (born 1882-1885), and with a place of birth Somereset, but no occuption, and some timje shortly after this census Caroline and Stephen were wed.

1841 Census (7th. June) Otterhampton, Bridgewater ( ) Book 7 Page 1

Merhampton, Otterhampton. (next door to parsonage)

Name Age Occupation Where Born
Henry Dyer 65 Agricultural Labourer Yes
Elisheba Dyer 50   Yes
Caroline Dyer 20   Yes

It is assumed that shortly after this census Caroline married Stephen Winter although no record has currently been found. Caroline and Stephen had two known children: -

Caroline's husband Stephen Winter died on 22 May 1849 in Bridgewater, Somerset. For the census of 1851 the widowed Caroline was recorded aged 29, working as a Shoemaker, in West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, along with jher two sons John aged 8, and Henry aged 5.

1851 Census (31st March) Bridgwater HO107/1925 Folio 17 Book 1a Page 26

West Street, Bridgwater, Somerset

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Caroline Winter Head - Widow 29 Shoemaker Otterhampton, Somerset
John Winter Son 8   Bridgwater, Somerset
Henry Winter Son 5   Bridgwater, Somerset

According to a history of the family held by the Mormon Church it wasn't long after the birth of Caroline's elder son, Stephen Henry, that the Mormon missionaries brought the gospel to the Winter family. It is unknown if Caroline's husband, Stephen Winter, took up the Mormon beliefs but shortly after his death on 22 May 1849, on 27 November 1849., Caroline Elizabeth Winter was baptized into the Mormon church with her two sons following in her foot steps, Charles John baptized in 1850 and Stephen Henry in 1855. (In both this and the later 1861 census Charles John Winter is simply named as John, and Stephen Henry Winter as simply Henry.

Caroline was the informant on her father, Henry Dyer's death certificate after his death on 28th February 1853.

For the census of 1861 Caroline was recorded as resident in Barton Vale, Clifton, Gloucestershire, aged 39 and working as a Cordwainer. Her two sons were again listed in the household, John Winter, aged18, working as a Boot Cutter, and Henry Winter, aged15, working as a Cordwainer. Both were again identified as born in Bridgwater, Somerset. Also included in the household were two "Boarders", John Gillard, aged 19, unmarried, working as a Blacksmith, and Henry Gillard, aged 21, unmarried, working as a Blacksmith. Both are identified as born in Lopen, Somerset, so it would seem likely they were related, probably brothers? There was also a visitor, Ann Coles, aged 29, married, and working as a Dressmaker. Her place of birth was given as Bridgwater, Somerset, and it would seem likely an acquaintance form "back home".

1861 Census (8th April) Clifton RG09/ 1737 Folio 79 Page 22 Page 12

Barton vale, Clifton, Bristol

Name Relationship Age Occupation Where Born
Caroline Winter Head - Widow 39 Cordwainer Otterhampton, Somerset
John Winter Son 18 Boot Cutter Bridgwater, Somerset
Henry Winter Son 15 Cordwainer Bridgwater, Somerset
John Gillard Boarder 19 Blaclsmith Lopen, Somerset
Henry Gillard Boarder 21 Blacksmith Lopen, Somerset
Ann Coles Visitor 29 Dressmaker Bridgwater, Somerset

In 1862, at the age of 40, Caroline Elizabeth Winter and her son, Stephen Henry, aged 17, traveled to Liverpool, where they received their tickets on 2 April 1862, and set sail on the "William Tapscott" on 14 May 1862, arriving New York on 25 June 1862. In the August of the same year they joined an ox train which left from Florence in in the company of Ansel P. Harmon, and according to the account in the "Deseret News" the ox train arrived in Great Salt Lake City on Sunday, 5 October 1862 - five months after they had left their home in England.

Caroline Winter, nee Dyer, died on 3 May 1889, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Mary Dyer baptised 4th August 1823 in Otterhampton.

Missing from the 1841 census. It seems possible that Mary died in 1838 as the is an entry in the BMD index of the death of a Mary Dyer in the October-December quarter of that year in Bridgewater, Somerset.