Tyler, Royall, 1757-1826

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Dates:
Birth 1757-07-18
Death 1826-08-26
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Tyler was a playwright and jurist whose career included terms on the Supreme Court of Vermont (1801-1813).

From the description of Deed to Joseph Woodward, 29 November 1786. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235157483

American novelist, dramatist and jurist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Windsor [Vermont], to Samuel Williams in Rutland, 1799 Feb. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573729

American jurist, novelist, and playwright.

From the description of Papers of Royall Tyler [manuscript], 1787-1824, (bulk 1808-1824). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814410

Royall Tyler (1757-1826) was born in Boston, Mass. He received degrees from Harvard and Yale in 1776. He became a lawyer and was named chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court in 1807. A playwright and author, he produced the first American comedy, "The Contrast," in 1787.

Tyler married Mary Palmer (1775-1866) and they had eleven children. Mary Palmer Tyler wrote "The Maternal Physician," published in 1811, and an autobiography which was published by her descendent Helen Tyler Brown in 1925.

From the description of Royall Tyler collection, 1753-1935. (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36062402

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Subjects:

  • Shay's Rebellion
  • Land use
  • Shays' Rebellion, 1786-1787
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer
  • County clerks
  • Presidents--Election--1812
  • Deeds
  • Penal transportation
  • Alimony
  • Court calendar
  • Dramatists, American
  • Affidavits

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Places:

  • Braintree (Mass.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Brattleboro (Vt.) (as recorded)
  • Vermont (as recorded)
  • New Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Windham County (Vt.) (as recorded)
  • Rutland (Vt.) (as recorded)
  • Danville (Vt. : Town) (as recorded)
  • Vermont (as recorded)
  • Vermont (as recorded)
  • Vermont (as recorded)
  • New Hampshire (as recorded)
  • Chittenden County (Vt.) (as recorded)
  • Brattleboro (Vt.) (as recorded)
  • Vermont--Windham County (as recorded)
  • Brattleboro (Vt.) (as recorded)