1443. Dalyber–Doliver


  1. (prob.) Robert Dalyber (d. ca. 1593) m. Agnes ____ (d. aft. 1594); Stoke Abbot, Dorset, Eng.
  2. Robert Dalyber (d. 1633) m. ____ (d. aft. 1632); Stoke Abbot, Dorset, Eng.
  3. Samuel Doliver (1608–1683) m. (1) ____; Stoke Abbot, Dorset, Eng.; Gloucester, Mass.
  4. Rebecca Doliver (ca. 1652–1726) m. 1667 Richard Dike (ca. 1640–1729); Gloucester, Mass.


Documents relative to the English origin of the Doliver family are abstracted in Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England: Abstracts of Wills Relating to Early American Families, with Genealogical Notes and Pedigrees Constructed from the Wills and Other Documents, 2 vols. (1907; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981), 2:828, and in Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from the Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents, (1900; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1965), 128. A brief, flawed summary of the American records is found in Donald A. Doliber, The Doliber–Dolliver Family, Essex Genealogist 2 (1982): 22-6. A more complete account appears in Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John, 1630, vol. 19 (Toledo, Ohio: Burton W. Spear, 1993), 40-2, though with a few omissions. Needless to say, Vital Records of Gloucester, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849, 3 vols. (Topsfield, Mass.: Topsfield Historical Society, 1917–24), and The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts, 3 vols. (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1916–20), have been the mainstays of my American research on this family.

Related surnames

721. Dike

Created 8 June 2003; last updated 10 September 2006.
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