Dyson Family of Worcestershire
© Jeff Dyson - November 2006
My Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather Thomas Dyeson
Thomas Dyeson was baptised on 10 February 1760 at Kempsey, Worcestershire the son of John Dyeson and Ann Stinton. The Church of St Mary Kempsey was dedicated in 1155 when Bishop John granted eight acres of land to Godfrey Ardes. In 1185 King Henry II kept his court at Kempsey in the Bishops Palace attended by the principal nobility and Bishops of the Kingdom. The Palace was situated between the church and River Severn. It fell into disuse and was demolished by 1695. Additions were made to the church in 13th, 14th and 19th centuries.
Church Street Kempsey
Thomas had the following siblings; William Dyeson baptised 9th November 1748 at Kempsey who married Mary Meek on 19th May 1765 at Norton Juxta Kempsey: John Dyeson was baptised on 28 August 1749 at Kempsey and married Mary Pritchett on 10th June 1770 at Norton Juxta Kempsey. Mary had been baptised on 16th December 1749 at Martley Worcestershire.. They had eleven children; William born 1771, Mary born 1774, John born 1776, Sarah born 1777, Thomas born 1780, Samuel born 1782, Henry born 1785, Elizabeth born 1786, Harry born 1789, Ann born 1790 and Phebe born 1793. John was buried at Norton Juxta on 26th February 1794