Dyment, Moses 1a 2a 3a 4a 5 6a 3 7a

Birth Name Dyment, Moses 2b 1b 8a
Gender male
Age at Death about 63 years, 7 months, 19 days


Moses was born around 1830 in Devon, England, the son of Humphrey Dyment, Sr. and Mary Ashton. No baptismal record was found for Moses. He would have been a toddler when his family emigrated in 1832. He and Maria Ellen Briant (Bryant) , the daughter of William Patricious Bryant and Maria Coughlan, were married by George Meggison, a Justice of the Peace on 17 August 1853. Witnesses were William Carroll and Nathan Ramsay. Maria was born in New Brunswick.

In the 1861 census, Moses was farming in Welford, Kent, New Brunswick with Maria and four children. Their eldest, Robert (age 6), was born on Prince Edward Island, but Mary (age 5), John (2), and Sophia Jane (10 months) were born in New Brunswick. This puts their move to New Brunswick around 1856. Moses' place of birth was written as Bradbury, England. Sons David (1863) and Humphrey (1865) were also born in New Brunswick. However, the birthplace for all of the children was sometimes recorded as PEI.

Three of their children are in the PEI Baptismal Index (Humphrey, Maria Eleanor, and Robert). They were baptized in O'Leary, two by a Bible Christian preacher. No place of birth is given, but Humphrey and David usually gave New Brunswick as their birthplace.

Moses is not in the 1871 census of New Brunswick. The farm he owned on the Western Road in the 1880 Meacham's Atlas was not under his name in the 1875 Anderson survey or on a map of Lot 13 dated 1878. However, he was in John Yeo's ledger, with an entry dated 1873.

Definitely, by the time of the 1881 Census, the family was back on Prince Edward Island on a farm on the Western Road in Lot 13. The household consisted of: Moses Dyment, age 51, Maria age 51, Robert 26, Mary 24, John 22, Jane 20, David 18, Humphrey 16, Eleanor 14, Elizabeth G. 12, Charles William 10, Martha J. 8, and Jessie M. 6. The entry before them in the census was for Thomas Dyment, Moses' nephew.

In the 1891 census, Charles (20), Martha (18) and Jessie (16) were single and living at home. Sophia Jane (28) and her husband Charles Alexander Day (25) were married and living with her parents and their one year old son Theodore.

Robert, Mary, Sophia Jane, Jessie and Humphrey settled in the New England States, and John, Charles and Martha in Washington State. David remained on the Island.

Moses died 20 Aug 1893, at the age of 63, and was buried in the United Church Cemetery, Bideford, P.E.I. "In memory of Moses Dyment died August 20 1893 at 64." The notice in the Summerside Journal Oct 4, 1893 said he left 5 sons and 6 daughters.

Maria went to the US the same year. In 1900, Maria stated on the US census form that she was the mother of 11 children, all living. In a 1902 Massachusetts City Directory, Maria E, widow of Moses, was living at 5 Evelyn Place in Malden. By 1910, Maria was living with her daughter Jessie in Massachusetts. After Jessie's death, Maria moved. In a 1913 directory, she was again in Malden. She died in Danville, New Hampshire in 1917, probably at the home of her daughter Sophia Jane.

See also the Bryant family on The Island Register. Some of Maria's brothers and sisters married into local families connected to the Dyment, such as the McArthurs, and their families can be found on McArthur listings.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1830 Bradworthy, Devon, England no record found, date and place from census records 2c 1c
Death August 20, 1893 Mount Pleasant, Lot 12, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada gravestone says at age 64, buried in Bideford  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Dyment, Humphrey Sr.October 25, 1795August 8, 1878
Mother Ashton, Maryabout 1801March 9, 1877
    Brother     Dyment, William December 27, 1818 April 30, 1886
    Brother     Dyment, Humphrey Jr. March 4, 1820 May 17, 1912
    Brother     Dyment, John about 1822 May 26, 1886
    Sister     Dyment Diamond, Susanna Ashton October 19, 1824 May 19, 1913
         Dyment, Moses about 1830 August 20, 1893
    Sister     Dyment, Sarah October 6, 1832 January 31, 1878
    Brother     Dyment, Charles about 1834 before 1878
    Sister     Dyment, Mary Ann May 8, 1836 September 14, 1896
    Sister     Dyment, Eleanor September 10, 1838 June 22, 1922
    Sister     Dyment, Elizabeth July 10, 1842 June 30, 1870


Family of Dyment, Moses and Bryant, Maria Ellen

Married Wife Bryant, Maria Ellen ( * August 27, 1831 + May 5, 1917 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage August 17, 1853 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Marriage Registrations 1852-1857 page 240, married by George Meggison, JP  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Dyment, RobertAugust 10, 1855March 29, 1916
Dyment, MaryOctober 9, 1857December 18, 1941
Dyment, JohnDecember 12, 1858June 18, 1917
Dyment, Sophia Jane JennieDecember 22, 1860April 27, 1954
Dyment, DavidMarch 29, 1863February 16, 1958
Dyment, HumphreyApril 2, 1865April 30, 1921
Dyment, Maria EleanorJuly 7, 1867January 9, 1957
Dyment, Elizabeth Ann AnnieFebruary 25, 1869March 31, 1926
Dyment, Charles WilliamDecember 25, 1870May 9, 1952
Dyment, Martha Johanna MattieMarch 19, 1873March 27, 1965
Dyment, Jessie MelvinaFebruary 5, 1875April 11, 1914

Source References

  1. 1861 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1861
      • Page: New Brunswick, Kent, Welford, page 32, Item Number: 165415
      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1830 Birth place: Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1830 Birth place: Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Weldford, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada

  2. 1881 Census of Canada
      • Date: 1881
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 13, page 7 Item Number: 15382
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1830 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1830 Birth place: England Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. Division of Vital Statistics. Public Archives, Charlottetown.: Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888
      • Date: August 17, 1853
      • Page: Marriages 1852-1857, image 125
  4. J. H. Meacham & co.: Illustrated Historical Atlas of Prince Edward Island
      • Page: Patron's Directory and map of Lot 13
  5. Bideford United Church Cemetery Lot 12 Gravestone
  6. The Day Family in Danville from data compiled by Joyce Davies and Jane M. Brousseau: Reminiscences
      • Page: vol 2 no. 6 page 90-91
  7. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Date: 1891
      • Page: Prince County, Lot 13, page 52, Mosas Dyment
  8. Ancestry.com: Canadian City and Area Directories, 1819-1906
      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1889-1890 Residence place: Prince Edward Island, Canada