HYNDE, Roland (1542-1615), of Hedsor, Bucks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. 1542, s. and h. of Augustine Hynde of Cripplegate, London, by his 1st w. Elizabeth. educ. I. Temple 1562, called 1578. m. Elizabeth (d.1606), da. of Sir Robert Drury of Hedgerley, 2s. (1 d.v.p.) 2da. suc. fa. 1554.

Offices Held

J.p. Bucks. 1579-c.87.


Hynde was an Inner Temple man, temporarily expelled from his chambers in 1569, serving as steward for the readers’ dinner in Lent 1582, and an ancient of the bar in 1591. It is not clear how he came to be returned for St. Mawes in 1572, but at this time he was engaged in litigation against Ludovic Greville, obtaining repayment of a £300 debt and £900 for a forged acquittance. He appears to have been on good terms with the Lovejoy family, who held Profitts farm in Little Marlow. The lease was due to expire in 1586, but Thomas Lovejoy, at the instigation of Hynde, forged later leases, refused to give up his copy of the original and transferred the lease to Thomas Page of London. In the meantime Hynde had made a fortunate marriage that gave him standing in Buckinghamshire, purchased Hedsor (from William Hawtry in 1573) and rebuilt the house (by 1584). He was put off the commission of the peace about 1587 and noted as ‘unmeet to be restored for many causes’ but what these were is as obscure as so much of his life. He died 12 Sept. 1615, and was buried next to his wife at Hedsor, where he had ‘re-edified’ the church. He left mourning gowns to his daughters and son-in-law and 20s. for Dr. Field, a canon of Windsor, to preach at his funeral. He was succeeded by his second son, Roland.

Rylands Eng. ms 311; CPR, 1560-3, p. 598; Beaven, Aldermen, i. 131; Lansd. 53, f. 189; APC, vii. 298; Harl. 2143, f. 14v.; VCH Bucks. iii. 54-56, 83; Lipscob, Bucks. iii. 578; J. J. Sheahan, Hist. Topog. Bucks. 887; C142/684/38; PCC 91 Rudd.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

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