Hyde, Edward

Person Key: 
HYD003
Family Name: 
Hyde
First Name(s): 
Edward
Person Title: 
1st Earl of Clarendon
Titular Place: 
Clarendon
Rank In Peerage: 
Earl
Division of Peerage: 
England
Birth Year: 
1609
Death Year: 
1674
Century: 
17
County: 
Hampshire
Biography: 

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.

Seat / Residence(s): 
Holywell House, Hampshire
Biographical Sources: 
Dictionary of National Biography
P.H. Hardacre. `Portrait of a bibliophile I. Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon, 1609 74'. Book Collector Winter 1958 pp.361 8.