I've come across some information that I'd like to share in hopes that a Keene researcher can help with these possible relationships between the families Dyers and Keene. Barbados, English settlers in Barbados-wills and administrations vol 1, pg 112 William Dyers, wife Bridgett Deposition 12 Jan 1674, Thomas Keene Jr, age 24 (b @1650) daughters Jane Dyers, Mary Dyers, Ann Dyers, Bridget Dyers.
I'm looking for an unknown Bridget b@1658, that marries Mathew Keene b@1645-50 in Northumberland, VA and whose older siblings, including Thomas Keene Jr b @1643-48 were born in Kent, MD. Thomas Keene wasn't a common name in the Americas during the early colonization. There very well could be a connection between families. Anyone able to help with this one? Cynthia Couch Rodriguez