My Dyment ancestors also came from Devonshire to PEI, Canada. My 5th great grandfather was the Humphrey Dyment brother of John Dyment. He came from Devon in about 1833 on a ship called the "Collina." His family can be traced back to 1540 when John Deiman was born. But, there is a one or two generation gap between John Deiman and John Dynham.
The Dynhams, or Dinham, or Dinan, or Dinant, or de Dinan, or finally de Dinant came with William the Conqueror in 1066 and one of them Geoffrey de Dinant was made a knight and was giving complete control over the counties of Devon and Cornwall and part of Somerset. They had so much power, they even had the power of execution WITHOUT the approvel of the king. They unfortunately choosed the wrong side in the Wars of the Roses and lost much of their power. The last straw was during the Seige of Calais when the Lord Dynham got in the dog house with the king, and where "Thrown in the gutter." Then they became farmers in Devon and Cornwall but mostly Devon.
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