HYDE, Robert (1650-1722), of Hatch, nr. Hindon, and Heale, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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23 Feb. 1677 - 24 Jan. 1679
1685 - 1687
1689 - 1698
1702 - 20 Apr. 1722

Family and Education

b. 10 Oct. 1650, 2nd but o. surv. s. of Alexander Hyde, bp. of Salisbury, by Mary, da. of Robert Townson, bp. of Salisbury. educ. Magdalen Hall, Oxf. 1666; M. Temple 1667, called 1673. m. (1) 4 May 1674, Lady Finetta Pope (d. 16 Oct. 1700), da. of Thomas, 3rd Earl, sis. and coh. of Thomas, 4th Earl of Downe [I], 2s. 1da. d.v.p.; (2) 26 Jan. 1704, Arundell, da. of Thomas Penruddock, M.P. of Compton Chamberlayne, Wilts., s.p. suc. under entail to Wilts. estates of uncle Sir Robert Hyde, M.P., c.j. of King’s bench 1665;1 and fa. 1667.

Offices Held


Hyde, whose father was first cousin to Lord Chancellor Clarendon, was a High Church Tory and member of the October Club. In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He was returned five times for Hindon, where he had an interest, and seven times for the county, though on the last occasion too ‘ancient and infirm’ to appear at the election,3 dying ten days later, 20 Apr. 1722.4

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Wilts. N. & Q. vi. 344, 389; Baker, Northants. i. 708; Wilts. Arch. Mag. xxiv. 93-94.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16.
  • 3. Wilts. Arch. Mag. xi. 88, 90.
  • 4. Pol. State, xxiii. 454.