Dyson Family of Worcestershire
© Jeff Dyson  - November 2006
Earlier Generations

I am satisfied with my research to this point and have confirmed all the details I have provided. However proving the parentage of John Dyeson has been difficult. There are three possible John Dysons all born in 1726.

 There is a John Dyson baptised at Inkberrow Worcester on 9th January 1726 the son of Thomas and Mary.  Mary died on 29 March 1728 and is commemorated on a stone in the porch of Inkberrow Church. Thomas died in about 1776 as his W ill was proved in this year. There is no mention of John, Ann his wife or any of their children in Thomas’s will. Thomas was the Lord of the Manor of Inkberrow and of substantial means. It is unlikely therefore that Thomas would have permitted his son John to become a pauper and reliant on Parish support. I have therefore discounted this parentage for John Dyson.

A further outsider is a John Dyson baptised on 18th March 1726 at Todenham Gloucestershire the son of David and Elizabeth Dyson. Todenham is situated about 17 miles from Stratford but about 30 miles from Kempsey and I can find no link with this family to the area. Again I have discounted this link.

The link I favour is John Dyson baptised on 30 May 1726 at Stock and Bradley Worcestershire the only son of Christopher Dyson and Eleanor Tovey. Christopher was from Stock and Bradley and Eleanor Tovey was from Arrow in Warwickshire, eight miles from Stratford, they were married in Arrow Church on 28 September 1723. This could be the reason for the subsequent link with Stratford as John commenced his apprenticeship there. Furthermore Stock and Bradley is situated six and a half miles from Church Lench and eleven miles from Kemspey. Ann Stinton’s brother Edward married in Kempsey in 1744 two years prior to John and Ann’s marriage. I have traced Stintons to the Parish Register at Stock and Bradley and they may be related to those from Church Lench, there is no trace of Stintons in the Parish of Inkberrow which adjoins the Parish of Stock and Bradley.

For the reasons set out above I have therefore concluded that John Dyeson’s parents are most probably Christopher Dyson and Eleanor Tovey.  Christopher was baptised at Stock and Bradley Church on 13 March 1699 the son of Christopher and Margaret Pooler.  Christopher had the following siblings Elizabeth, John, Anne and Margaret.