Robert Hyde (1650–1722)

Robert Hyde (10 October 1650 – 1722) of Hindon, Wiltshire and Heale, Wiltshire was an English politician who sat in the English House of Commons between 1677 and 1707 and in the British House of Commons from 1708 to 1722.

Hyde was the second (and eldest surviving) son of Alexander Hyde, who was Bishop of Salisbury from 1665 to 1667, and his wife Mary Townson, daughter of Robert Townson, who was Bishop of Salisbury from 1620 to 1621. He succeeded to the estates of his uncle Sir Robert Hyde in 1665 and to his father's in 1667. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford in 1666 and was admitted at the Middle Temple in 1667. In 1673 he was called to the bar. He married Lady Finetta Pope, daughter of Thomas Pope, 3rd Earl of Downe on 4 May 1674. She died on 16 October 1700 and Hyde married again to Arundell Penruddock, daughter of Thomas Penruddock, MP of Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire on 26 January 1704.[1]

He succeeded to the Wiltshire estates of his uncle in 1665, his father in 1667, and his cousin in 1669.

Hyde was returned as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Hindon in 1677 and sat until 1679. He was returned as MP again in 1685[1] and in succeeding general elections until 1698. He was returned as MP for Wiltshire in 1702 and again in the general elections of 1708, 1710' 1713,[2] 1715 and 1722 when he was to infirm to attend the poll.[3]

Hyde died on 20 April 1722.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "HYDE, Robert (1650-1722), of Dinton and Hatch, Wilts". History of Parliament Online (1660-1690). Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ "HYDE, Robert (1650-1722), of Dinton and Hatch, Wilts". History of Parliament Online (1690-1715). Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ "HYDE, Robert (1650-1722), of Hatch, nr. Hindon, and Heale, Wilts". History of Parliament Online (1715-1754). Retrieved 18 September 2018.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir George Grobham Howe
Edward Seymour
Member of Parliament for Hindon
1677–1679
With: Edward Seymour
Succeeded by
Richard Howe
Thomas Lambert
Preceded by
John Thynne
Sir Richard Grobham Howe
Member of Parliament for Hindon
1685–1698
With: Thomas Lambert 1685-1689
John Milner 1689-1690
Thomas Chafin 1690-1691
The Viscount Fitzhardinge 1691-1695
Sir Charles Morley 1695-1697
Colonel Henry Lee 1697-1698
Succeeded by
Reynolds Calthorpe
Sir James Howe
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Maurice Ashley
William Ashe
Member of Parliament for Wiltshire
1702–1722
With: Richard Grobham Howe
Succeeded by
Richard Grobham Howe
Richard Goddard