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    Richard Tayer

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    • 9th Great-grandfather of Ty Cobb — 12th Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 3144 
    • Birth Date:
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    • Christening Date:
    • 2 Aug 1562 
    • Christening Location:
    • Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England 
    • Death Date:
    • AFT 1607 
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    • Thomas Thayer (Ahnentafel No:1572 )

      Richard Thayer

      William Thayer

    • Notes: 
    • Richard Tayer's surname is also seen as Thayer.

      The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, 1878-1908: Part 3 (2004), p. 373, gives Ann Gibbs as the wife of Richard Tayer (Thayer) and states that she was "living 1603, when her last child was baptized." No attempt is made to identify Richard's second wife, mother of the children baptized after 1603. Unfortunately, her name does not appear in any of the children's baptism records and no sources are cited to support the name Gibbs.

      The Thayer Family of Thornbury (1907), p. 6, states that Richard's first wife "An" died 10 NOV 1590. Thornbury records indicate "An" died during childbirth of a child, also named "An," who also died and was buried that day. Unfortunately, Thornbury records do not identify the husband or father. This also conflicts with the Kempton Ancestry above that states Richard's first wife Ann died after 1603.

      Published sources, including the Thayer Genealogy above, state that Richard's second wife had a maiden name of Dimery. This appears to have originated from the fact that some of the godparents of Richard's children were named Dimery, possibly a father and/or son of Richard's second wife.

      So it is possible that Richard Tayer had a first wife name Ann (Gibbs?) and a second wife whose maiden name was Dimery. Further evidence is needed to support this and to indicate which, if either, were a mother of any of his children.

  • Additional marriages for Richard Tayer

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    • Ann - - - - - -
    • Marriage Date:
    • ABT 1587

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  • Sources for Richard Tayer

    • 4 Cutter, William Richard, ed., New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of . . . Volume 4, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1913), 1915.
    • 6 Linzee, John William, The History of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles of Roxbury, Mass. and Their Ancestors and Descendants, Boston: Privately Printed (1913), 528.
    • 8 Smith, Dean Crawford, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, 1878-1908: Part 3, The Ancestry of Henry Clay Bartlett, 1832-1892, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society (2004), 371, 373-374.
    • 9 Thayer Ojeda, Tomas, The Thayer Family of Thornbury: A Study of its Reconstitution, Santiago, Chile?: Imprenta Moderna (1907), 5.