Byde, Edward, Sir -1704)
Sir Edward Byde was the second son of Sir Thomas Byde, of Ware Park, Hertfordshire (Venn says he was the son of John Byde, Sheriff of London 1647). He was educated at Peterhouse, where he was admitted 12 May 1658, migrated to Queens' 16 October 1658, and admitted to Lincoln's Inn in June 1660. He was a Member of Parliament for Hertford in 1660 and again in 1680. Knighted in 1661, he became Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 1669. He died in 1704 and was buried at Ware.