Hyde, Edward, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609 -1674)
Edward Hyde, Lord High Chancellor of England from 1657 to 1667, was the third son of Henry Hyde of Purton and Dinton in Wiltshire and Mary, daughter and coheir of Edward Langford of Trowbridge. He married as his second wife, in 1634, Frances, daughter and heir of Sir Thomas Aylesbury, Master of Requests. The collection of manuscripts of the first three Earls of Clarendon, afterwards in the possession of Joseph Radcliffe, was sold in London by S. Baker on 9 April 1764. The library of Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon was sold anonymously, the catalogued as A catalogue of the library of a person of honour. It is undated but was possibly issued in 1709.