HYDE, Hon. Edward (1645-65), of the Middle Temple, London.
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Family and Education
Freeman, Salisbury 1662; student of Christ Church by 1665; commr. for oyer and terminer, Western circuit 1665.2
Hyde’s father became high steward of Salisbury in 1662, and seems to have nominated his son as the only candidate in whose favour he could decline, without offence, to support (Sir) Thomas Clarges. Hyde thus entered Parliament, presumably unopposed, shortly after his 19th birthday. In spite of his youth he was not inactive, serving on at least four committees in his only session. His was the first name on the committee for the bill to make the Avon navigable from Christchurch to Salisbury. He died on 10 Jan. 1665 and was buried in Westminster Abbey.3