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Birth Name Dyment, George Locke
Gender male
Age at Death 62 years, 5 months, 15 days


George Locke Dyment (b. 1848), son of Humphrey and Barbara, is often mixed up with his nephew George Dyment (b. 1868), son of his brother Thomas Dyment. It was the younger George who married Ellen Jane Silliker.

George Locke Dyment was born 20 August 1848, the second son of Humphrey Dyment Jr. and Barbara McArthur. George was probably named for George Lock(e), who had been a witness at the weddings of Sarah Dyment to James McDougall, and Mary Ann Dyment to Henry Wickett. This was likely the George Locke who married Susan Ashton in Bideford/Port Hill on 11 February 1842, which might have made him an uncle or a cousin. George Locke was also the head shipwright at Hon. James Yeo's yard in Lot 13. If Humphrey had hoped to secure an inheritance for his son from the childless George Locke, then he was out of luck - after the death of Susan Ashton, George Locke remarried, to a widow with children who inherited his estate.

George L. Dyment went to the United States, in 1860 according to his 1900 census form or in 1875, as he stated in 1910. There was one young man of his age in the households of both Humphrey Dyment Sr. and Jr. in the 1861 census, and I couldn't locate him in the US 1870 census, which makes the later date more likely. By June 1880, he was living in Perth Amboy, New Jersey with Emmeline Naylor, her two daughters, and Jesse and Josephine Grady as a boarder in the 1880 US census.

George Diment, son of Humphrey and Barbara, was married on 31 August 1880 to Agnes Matthews, also from Prince Edward Island at the Saratoga Street Methodist Episcopal Church Parsonage in Boston. Agnes' parents were James Matthews and Elizabeth Brander. This wedding was announced in the Summerside Journal, September 16 1880, page 2 and 6: "At East Boston, Massachusetts on August 31st, by the Rev. S. Gracey, George Diment of Bideford Lot 12 to Agnes Matthews formerly of Summerside." This sounds like George's departure for the States had been more recent than 1860; it also confirms that George was in contact with his family back on PEI.

Agnes' sister Margaret was married to George Ellis, who would have been a cousin of George's through their McArthur mothers, and that might have been how they met. George Dyment may have gone to the United States to join up with cousins from the McArthur side of his family when the ship building industry began to decline in PEI. Certainly, George grew up in an area where shipbuilding was a big industry, and other members of the Dyment family had worked for James Yeo's ship-building enterprises.

From census records, his children's birth records, and his marriage and death records we know that George was a ship's carpenter. He lived in New Jersey with his wife Agnes and two children, Emmeline and Albert. Emmeline returned home with her son Ernest, which led to her divorce from Archibald Meshrow. George and Agnes had been married for 20 years at the time of the 1900 census. City directories put the family in Kearny, New Jersey at that time.

When his brother Thomas emigrated to the United States, Perth Amboy, New Jersey was listed as his initial destination. I hope this means the brothers had a chance to see each other. George died in 1911. He and his sister Mary Eleanor, who had died as a young woman, were not mentioned in Humphrey Dyment's obituary in 1912. It seems that news of George had reached his family back in PEI. George was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Kearney, New Jersey in an unmarked grave.

Agnes Dyment was a widow in 1920, living with another family and her son Albert (37, single) and "Adeline" (Emmeline, age 35, divorced), in New Jersey. Ernest Meshrow, age 13, is described as a grandson. Agnes died in 1938 at the age of 82. Her two children were living together in New Jersey in the 1940 census.

BIRTH RECORDS:Child: UNNAMED male DIMENT; Date of Birth: 30 Sept. 1881 (Albert)Place of Birth: Perth Amboy, Middlesex County; Parents: George Diment & Agnes Matthews
Child: UNNAMED female DIAMENT; Date of Birth: 19 March 1884. George was a "Ship Carpenter" on his son's 1881 birth record Place of Birth: Perth Amboy, Middlesex County; Parents: George Diament & Agnes Matthews.

1880 - New Jersey - Middlesex County - Perth Amboy, Boarding with Naylor & Grady families, GEORGE DIAMOND AGE: 30 (BOARDER) Occupation: Carpenter Born: MASS.**[The place of birth is dittoed from lines above, so it may be an error.]

1895 - New Jersey State Census - Middlesex County - Perth Amboy - 1st Ward
George DIMANT, Agnes, Albert, Emeline

SELF George L Dejmout (Dyment) M 59y Canada, WIFE Agnes W Dejmout F 54y Canada, SON Albert W Dejmout M 28y New Jersey, DAU Emma E Mesherw F 26y New Jersey, Ernest Mesherw M 4y New JerseySource Citation: "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKYZ-1YJ : accessed 16 July 2012), Albert W Dejmout in household of George L Dejmout, Kearny Ward 4, Hudson, New Jersey.

1900 census: Name: George L Dyment, Residence: Kearny town, Hudson, New Jersey
Birth Date: Aug 1848 Birthplace: Prince Ed IslandSpouse: Agnus W Dyment, Spouse's Birthplace: Prince Ed Island Eng
Father's Birthplace: England; Mother's Birthplace: England
Marital Status: Married; Years Married: 20; Estimated Marriage Year: 1880
Immigration Year: 1860
George L Dyment, Spouse Agnus W Dyment, Child Albert W Dyment M, Child Emeline Dyment F Source Citation: "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9J2-N7C : accessed 15 May 2012), George L Dyment, Kearny town, Hudson, New Jersey. 1895 - New Jersey State Census - Middlesex County - Perth Amboy - 1st WardGeorge DIMANT, Agnes, Albert, Emeline 1910 - New Jersey - Hudson County - KearnyGeorge L. DIPMONT/DIAMONT age: 59 born: Canada; Agnes age: 54; Albert age: 28; Emma Mishima age: 26Ernest " age: 4 Name: Albert W DejmoutBirthplace: New Jersey, Residence: Kearny Ward 4, Hudson, New Jersey
Father's Birthplace: Canada, Mother's Birthplace: Canada



story researched and written by Jane Dyment


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth August 20, 1848 Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada date from his New Jersey death certificate  
Death February 4, 1911 Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States date from his New Jersey death certificate  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Humphrey Jr.March 4, 1820May 17, 1912
Mother McArthur, Barbaraabout 1815before 1860
    Brother     Dyment, Thomas E. June 17, 1844 March 30, 1916
         Dyment, George Locke August 20, 1848 February 4, 1911


Family of Dyment, George Locke and Matthews, Agnes Wilson

Married Wife Matthews, Agnes Wilson ( * March 23, 1856 + February 11, 1938 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 31, 1880 Boston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Mass. Marriages & Summerside newspaper  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, Albert WilsonSeptember 30, 1881March 2, 1948
Dyment, Emeline Emeline EvaMarch 19, 1884about 1949

Source References

  1. New Jersey. Bureau of Vital Statistics: State of New Jersey - Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate and Record of Death
      • Date: 1911
      • Page: Registration No. 50/979
      • Confidence: High
  2. Arlington Cemetery, Kearney, New Jersey: Arlington Cemetery Burial Record
      • Page: Burial No. 6971 Unmarked Grave for George L. Dyment
  3. Summerside Journal
      • Date: September 16, 1880
      • Page: page 2 col 6 Marriages
  4. United States National Archives and Records Administration: 1900 United States Federal Census
      • Page: George L Dyment, Kearny town Ward 4, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 53, sheet 7B, family 150, NARA microfilm publication T623
  5. 1910 United States Federal Census
  6. New England, Select United Methodist Church Records, 1787-1922
      • Date: August 31, 1880
      • Citation:

        The marriage of George Diment and Agnes Matthews was in Mass. Marriage Records, Massachusetts Town Hall Records, and the Methodist church records on Ancestry.
        Both were from PEI and living in East Boston; George's parents were Humphrey and Barbara.