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Mary Dyer

Quaker

 
 
Mary Dyer Memorial, center panel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
1. Mary Dyer Memorial, center panel
Inscription.
Witness for religious freedom.
Hanged on Boston Common - 1660.
"My life not availeth me in comparison to the liberty of the truth."

Erected by the Art Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the legacy of Zenas Ellis of Fair Haven, Vermont.
Dedicated 9 July 1959

Sylvia Shaw Judson - Sculptor
 
Erected 1959 by Art Commission of Massachusetts.
 
Location. 42° 21.485′ N, 71° 3.772′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Beacon Street west of Bowdoin Street. Touch for map. The memorial is on the lawn off Beacon Street, below the east wing of the Massachusetts State House and across the street from the Boston Common. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arrival of the Frigate Arbella (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sculptor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Mary Dyer Memorial, west panel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
2. Mary Dyer Memorial, west panel
Colonial Craftsmen (about 300 feet away); Huguenots, Women, and Tories (about 300 feet away); Seventeenth Century Burials (about 300 feet away); Josiah and Abiah Franklin (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
 
More about this marker. Mary Barrett Dyer (1611-1660) was an English Puritan turned Quaker who was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts for repeatedly defying a law banning Quakers from the colony. She is considered to be the only woman in the United States to die for religious freedom.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mary Barrett Dyer. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Mary Dyer. (Submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Martyr; religious intolerance; Mary Barrett Dyer.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable EventsNotable Persons
 
Mary Dyer Memorial, east panel image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
3. Mary Dyer Memorial, east panel
Mary Dyer Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 5, 2009
4. Mary Dyer Memorial
Mary Dyer Memorial, Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Ken Horn, October 3, 2004
5. Mary Dyer Memorial, Wide View
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on December 15, 2010, by Ken Horn of Springfield, Missouri. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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