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William John "John" DYER

Male 1845 - 1937  (92 years)


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  • Name William John "John" DYER 
    Nickname John 
    Birth 26 Jul 1845  Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christening 1 Feb 1846  Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 11 Feb 1849  Port Philip, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Arrived on the "Labuan". BOUCHER Thomas Tippet 22, farm labourer, Ann 22, William Dyer 3, Agnes Ann infant. All were born in Penzance, Cornwall, England. Thomas and Ann could read and write. Their religion was Wesleyan.
    Will 30 May 1931  [6

    • John Dyer, of Benambra, grazier, who died on September 5, left by will dated May 30 1931, real estate of a gross value of 2,006 and personal property of a gross value of 435 to his widow and children.
    Death 5 Sep 1937  Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Notes 
    • Timepiece Record

      When the late Mr. John Dyer was leaving the Geelong district in the year 1878 for the Omeo district, he purchased in that town an eight-day striking clock, and when he, with his wife and family took up residence on the Morass Creek, near Benambra, the clock was set going in their new home. It is still keeping accurate time in "Greenvale," the old home on the Morass, and has been going for 65 years. During that long period it has only once needed repairing. When purchased, it cost some where about thirty shilling.
      -- Bairnsdale "Advertiser."

      1943 'Timepiece Record.', Delegate Argus (NSW : 1906 - 1943), 17 June, p. 2, viewed 23 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article122889225
    Person ID I7363  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2017 

    Father John DYER,   b. Abt 1823, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann ROSEWARNE,   b. Abt 1826, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Oct 1870, Modewarre, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 44 years) 
    Marriage 2 Jul 1845  Madron, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen "Helen" HAMMOND,   b. 1848, Barrabool Hills, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Jul 1932, Benambra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Marriage 11 May 1867  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth DYER,   b. 1868, Mount Moriac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1957, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
     2. William DYER,   b. 1872, Modewarre, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Thomas DYER,   b. 1874, Mount Moriac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1950, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
     4. Rose Warne DYER,   b. 1876, Mount Moriac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Sep 1930, Wellington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years)
     5. Sarah Ann DYER,   b. 1879, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1962, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)
     6. Rachel Helen DYER,   b. 1880, Benambra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1957, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years)
     7. Alfred George DYER,   b. 1882, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1968, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 86 years)
     8. Albert Harold DYER,   b. 1885, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1957, Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
     9. Arthur George DYER,   b. 1887, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1969, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
     10. Laura Mary Emma DYER,   b. 26 May 1889, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1973, Omeo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 83 years)
     11. Stephen William DYER,   b. 26 Sep 1893, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Jul 1916, Capetown, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 22 years)
    Family ID F5774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2013 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Jul 1845 - Penzance, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 1 Feb 1846 - Penzance, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 11 Feb 1849 - Port Philip, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 11 May 1867 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 5 Sep 1937 - Omeo, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S205] England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983 [database on-line], (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), entry for William John Dyer, volume 9, page 209, Sep quarter 1845, Penzance district.

    2. [S669] David Estoppey, "Comments", email message to Jennifer Crockett 19 Sep 2013.

    3. [S659] England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, (FamilySearch), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NNY4-2ZR : William John Dyer, 01 Feb 1846.

    4. [S77] State Records NSW, (http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/), Assisted immigrants arriving at Port Phillip, 1839-51.

    5. [S218] Perth DPS Passengers Arriving in Australasian Ports, (http://www.perthdps.com), Passenger Ships into Victoria (1837-1862).

    6. [S342] National Library of Australia, Australian Newspapers, 1937 'WILLS AND ESTATES.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 15 October, p. 2, viewed 23 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11104727.

    7. [S80] Death Index Victoria 1921-1985, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1937/16855.

    8. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1867/2126.